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  • Brazil's top court strikes down restrictive biography law

    Brazil's Supreme Court voted unanimously Wednesday to strike down a sweeping 2003 law that empowered the subjects of unauthorized biographies to quash works they disapproved of. Under the wide-ranging and controversial law, Brazilians were able to...
  • US-Brazilian airline founder wins bid for Portuguese carrier

    A Portuguese official says a consortium including the U.S-Brazilian founder of two airlines has won the bidding to buy TAP Portugal, the heavily-indebted national airline. Treasury Secretary Isabel Castelo Branco announced Thursday that David Neeleman'...
  • Former Brazil star Zico wants to run for FIFA president

    Former Brazil star Zico wants to run for the presidency of FIFA, even though he believes the odds are stacked against him being elected. The 62-year-old former playmaker said Wednesday that "there's a possibility now for change." FIFA President Sepp...
  • In Brazil, cowboy culture pushing into the Amazon jungle

    The music is loud, but the two men are able to communicate one thing very clearly: They will not allow anyone, under any circumstances, to pat them down for weapons at the door. It's tough to tell where on their outfits of matching white cowboy hats,...
  • Joyce Moreno: First person

    Joyce Moreno: First person
    The first time Joyce Moreno played at a music festival, 50,000 people booed. It was 1967, and the Brazilian singer-songwriter was making her debut at II Festival Internacional da Canção in Rio de Janeiro. She had barely finished singing the words, "I've...
  • Turkey recalls ambassador to Brazil over genocide dispute

    Turkey's Foreign Ministry says the ambassador to Brazil has been recalled after that country's senate passed a resolution recognizing the massacres of Armenians a century ago as genocide. The ministry said late Monday that Ambassador Huseyin Dirioz was...
  • In Brazil, homicide rate still high despite increased prosperity

    In Brazil, homicide rate still high despite increased prosperity
    Almost everyone here on the outskirts of Maceio, the capital of Brazil's most dangerous state, has a horror story to tell. "They shot a woman in the bar last week," said Maria das Gracas da Silva, a 49-year-old maid. "They shot her right in her mouth,...
  • Florida companies project $31 million in sales from Brazil medical trade show

    Florida companies project $31 million in sales from Brazil medical trade show
    Florida companies exhibiting at this year's Hospitalar medical trade show in Brazil reported $31 million in projected sales from the event, a record for the state's participation there, officials said. Nine small businesses from Florida took part in the...
  • Foreign Briefing: State Department warns about travel to Philippines

    Foreign Briefing: State Department warns about travel to Philippines
    The U.S. State Department has issued a new warning on travel to the Philippines, focusing on parts of Mindanao, on the Sulu Archipelago and areas in the southern Sulu Sea. The Sulu Sea is to the west of Mindanao, the second largest of the more than 7,...
  • Italian, foreign dignitaries back move to eliminate hunger

    Italian President Sergio Mattarella, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and a handful of agriculture ministers on Friday gave a boost to the U.N. goal of eliminating world hunger by 2030 by signing the so-called Milan Charter. The...
  • Azul may add third flight from Brazil to Orlando International Airport

    Azul, one of Brazil's largest airlines, intends to add a third flight to Orlando International Airport, the carrier confirmed Monday. The new route would feature Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city with almost 12 million residents. If approved by Brazil's...