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  • Congressman urges extradition for Brazilian woman accused in fatal DUI crash

    Congressman urges extradition for Brazilian woman accused in fatal DUI crash
    A congressman is pushing for the extradition of a Brazilian woman accused of killing two people while driving drunk in Boca Raton in 2008. In a letter sent Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Democrat representing Broward and Palm Beach counties, urged...
  • Brazil's economy hurt by unknown cost of Petrobras' corruption

    Brazil's economy hurt by unknown cost of Petrobras' corruption
    Brazil's economy took another hit Wednesday after its state-controlled oil company admitted it couldn't calculate how much money had been lost in a vast corruption scandal. Petrobras, until last year Latin America's largest company by market value,...
  • Around Town: Wealth didn't cultivate understanding

    The cherry trees are blossoming at the Descanso Gardens tea house and it's snowing in New York. Good weather attracts all sorts of people to the Foothills. Several of my adventurous grandparents stayed on the East Coast, after arriving at Ellis Island....
  • In Brazil, a new bus fare increase elicits tepid protests this time

     In Brazil, a new bus fare increase elicits tepid protests this time
    In June 2013, an 8-cent bus fare increase spurred student-led protests that quickly grew into a wider movement in which more than a million people took to the streets nationwide to denounce Brazil's poor public services, government corruption and police...
  • Norwegian eyes more growth in Brazil

    Norwegian eyes more growth in Brazil
    Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. is expanding its sales presence in Brazil to meet the growing demand for cruises in the region. All three of its cruise brands: Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises have...
  • Explosion on offshore Petrobras oil vessel kills 3 in Brazil

    An explosion on an offshore oil vessel operated by Brazil's troubled energy giant, Petrobras, killed at least three workers Wednesday and left six missing, according to a company statement and union reports. The explosion took place around midday off...
  • 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...
  • Carnival safety tips for travelers to Brazil

     Carnival safety tips for travelers to Brazil
    Brazil: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends taking extra precautions while traveling for Carnival this year, especially during the height of activities Feb. 13-17. Because Carnival is associated with celebrating in excess, to...
  • Brazilian tourists reshape business offerings in Central Florida

    Brazilian tourists reshape business offerings in Central Florida
    Perfume, luggage and selfie sticks — nothing was off limits to shoppers at Brazil Center on International Drive. The bright, clean showroom, less than 2 miles from Orlando International Premium Outlets, has a loyal Brazilian tourist customer base,...
  • Kaká finds new home, new challenge with Orlando City

    Kaká finds new home, new challenge with Orlando City
    Ricardo Kaká has lifted the World Cup trophy, been named the world's best soccer player and once fetched a record fee of more than $94 million for his services. The Brazilian star has reached every pinnacle of his sport over his career, and yet he...
  • Cleanup of Rio's bay for 2016 Olympics will fall short, officials say

    Cleanup of Rio's bay for 2016 Olympics will fall short, officials say
    To no great surprise, Brazilian officials acknowledged Friday that they will fall short of their goal to greatly decrease pollution in the waters where sailors and windsurfers will compete at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Environmentalists have long...