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  • American Civil War commemorated way down south of Dixie

    It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried chicken, barbeque and draft beer, and a plethora of Confederate flags emblazoning everything from belt...
  • Samba Fest: A Day Of Brazilian Culture, Music, Food

    Samba Fest: A Day Of Brazilian Culture, Music, Food
    Samba Fest's return to Mortensen Riverfront Plaza on Saturday, May 2, doesn't just signal a ninth consecutive year of Brazilian music and culture in downtown Hartford: It also marks the beginning of another much-needed downtown festival season. "We're...
  • Governing party treasurer arrested in Brazil kickback case

    Federal police on Wednesday detained the treasurer of Brazil's governing Workers' Party in the wide-ranging investigation into corruption at state-run oil giant Petrobras, and the party said later he had asked to resign the post. Joao Vaccari Neto was...
  • Drought blamed for upsurge in dengue fever in Brazil

    Drought blamed for upsurge in dengue fever in Brazil
    Brazil's armed forces have joined the battle against an outbreak of deadly dengue fever in São Paulo, South America's largest city, a jump blamed in part on the severe drought and water crisis plaguing the region. The virus, spread by mosquitoes,...
  • Foreigners who came to Brazil in boom times flee the bust

    When Frenchman Gwenel Lecourieux was gearing up to move to Brazil, the country with its swelling upper class and world-renowned hunger for luxury goods seemed like the perfect place to set up his dream business, selling high-end watches. But Brazil's...
  • Brazil meets Japan at SOHO Bay in South Beach

    Brazil meets Japan at SOHO Bay in South Beach
      SOHO Bay 520 West Ave., Miami Beach, 786-618-2788, SohoBayRestaurant.com This 17-year-old Brazilian chain has unveiled its first international outpost in the south tower of Bentley Bay condos with views of the bay and skyline. "When I visited...
  • Brazil's Petrobras: Graft scheme cost $2.1B in losses

    Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras said Wednesday that it lost $2.1 billion in an eight-year kickback scheme that saw the firm's executives taking bribes for awarding inflated contracts to suppliers. The company released its long-delayed fourth...
  • Gilberto Gil's long, strange trip

    Gilberto Gil's long, strange trip
    It's nearly impossible to think of Brazilian music without thinking of Gilberto Gil. He helped shape Brazilian popular music through the Tropicalia movement. He went from being a political prisoner in the 1960s to a politician in the 2000s. And he's...
  • Orlando City to host friendly vs. Brazil side Ponte Preta on May 2

    Orlando City to host friendly vs. Brazil side Ponte Preta on May 2
    Orlando City will host Brazilian Serie A side Ponte Preta in a friendly on May 2. The Lions will welcome the Brazilian team to the Citrus Bowl for a friendly set for 7:30 p.m., the team announced Tuesday afternoon. The Orlando Sentinel reported the...
  • Tornado kills 2, injures 120 in southern Brazil

    A tornado battered a city in southern Brazil, killing two people, injuring 120 others and forcing more than 1,000 people from their homes, officials said Tuesday. The National Institute of Meteorology said a supercell storm produced the tornado that...
  • 8 people killed at Brazilian soccer team's fan club

    Armed men killed eight people in a raid on a Sao Paulo soccer fan club that has close links to a notorious, now-closed prison, Brazilian police said on Sunday. Police said witnesses told them that around midnight on Saturday three gunmen stormed the dark...