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  • Homophobic attacks increase in seemingly gay-friendly Brazil

    Homophobic attacks increase in seemingly gay-friendly Brazil
    Sheylla Lopes, a 19-year-old transgender woman, was walking down the street, talking on her cellphone when without warning a man came up from behind and slapped her in the face. Lopes says the daytime attack in central Sao Paulo, which knocked her phone...
  • Death toll rises to five in blast on oil vessel off coast of Brazil

    Death toll rises to five in blast on oil vessel off coast of Brazil
    The death toll from an explosion on an oil vessel off the Brazilian coast rose to five people, one of the companies operating the vessel said Thursday. A statement issued by BW Offshore also confirmed that four crew members remained missing after the...
  • Brazil arrests Minnesota sect leader wanted on sex charges

    Brazil arrests Minnesota sect leader wanted on sex charges
    Brazilian authorities said Saturday they arrested a self-professed minister put on a U.S. most-wanted list for allegedly molesting two girls in a "Maidens Group" at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota. A statement posted on the website of the...
  • Tourism leaders: 2015 looks good, slow down in growth from Brazil expected

    Tourism leaders: 2015 looks good, slow down in growth from Brazil expected
    Orlando tourism officials expect 2015 to be another strong year for the industry, but are monitoring a slow down in the growth of tourists from Brazil. In 2013, the number of Brazilian tourists increased 15 percent from 2012, and there was another 10...
  • Youngsters achieve success in jiujitsu at Libertyville studio

    Youngsters achieve success in jiujitsu at Libertyville studio
    Throughout Lake County, there are martial arts academies where youngsters — as well as adults — can study one of the many disciplines of the sport. One such facility is the Northshore Academy of Martial Arts in Libertyville, where one of the...
  • Trade missions coming to South Florida this month

    Trade missions coming to South Florida this month
    Trade missions from Quebec, the Dutch Caribbean and Brazil are coming to South Florida this month, offering goods and services from their homelands to local buyers. The Quebec-Florida Chamber of Commerce is organizing a Quebec delegation to Palm Beach,...
  • For families of the missing, Sao Paulo morgues hold few answers

    For families of the missing, Sao Paulo morgues hold few answers
    Vera Lucia Marchioro recalls a morgue employee clicking through photos on a computer screen until a face appeared that could have been Luiz, her 25-year-old son who had disappeared the day before. She wasn't sure, she said, because of the swelling....
  • Bahia Emerald case may proceed despite Brazil's efforts, judge rules

    Bahia Emerald case may proceed despite Brazil's efforts, judge rules
    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Monday that a trial to determine ownership of the prized Bahia Emerald will continue in Los Angeles despite ongoing efforts by the government of Brazil to return the gem to its country of origin.  The 180,000-...
  • Dancing in the waters of Iguazu Falls

    Dancing in the waters of Iguazu Falls
    IGUAZU FALLS, Brazil (AP) — From above, the Iguazu Falls resemble a massive hole punched in a river and surrounded by jungle. Spray from the falls douses the nearby viewing areas where some tourists don rain ponchos while others take off their...
  • Pamper pups in Palm Beach for National Pet Day

    Pamper pups in Palm Beach for National Pet Day
    In honor of “National Pet Day” on April 11, The Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach presents the ultimate pooch-pampering package with the launch of “Bark Butler,” available now through the end of the year, starting at $9,300. In...
  • Brazilian economic woes show no sign of ending

    Brazilian economic woes show no sign of ending
    News of the economic debacle in Brazil and the protests that have shaken the foundation of President Dilma Rousseff's government are detailed in the major media in the United States and Europe. When more than 1.5 million people go to the streets...