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Brazil

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  • Rio homicide division to investigate killings by police

    Rio de Janeiro's police department said its homicide division will start investigating "resistance killings," or slayings by officers who say that victims died in shootouts while resisting arrest. Police across Brazil have come under criticism for...
  • 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...
  • Protesting truckers and Brazilian government reach agreement

    The government and truck drivers unions have reached an agreement meant to end the weeklong protests by Brazilian truckers, but many drivers continued to block roads on Thursday, causing shortages of gasoline and other products. The Transportation...
  • Brazilian city suffering worst drought since 1930s

     Brazilian city suffering worst drought since 1930s
    Brazil: The lowest rainfall levels since 1930 have led to a severe water shortage in Sao Paulo, causing water rationing in the country's commercial capital of 20 million people. Many homes and businesses are experiencing drastically reduced access to...
  • Protest by Brazilian truckers grows, creating shortages

    Weeklong protests by Brazilian truckers demanding lower fuel and toll prices have spread, causing shortages of gasoline and other products. The Transportation Ministry's press office said Wednesday that truck drivers were blocking roads in 10 states...
  • Torrential rain causes flooding in Brazil's biggest city

    An hour-long downpour caused heavy flooding and huge traffic jams in Brazil's biggest city Wednesday. Rescue workers from Sao Paulo's fire department said a man was electrocuted when an overhead power line was dislodged by a tree and fell during the...
  • Brazilian dancers of Grupo Corpo bring rich mix to Chicago

     Brazilian dancers of Grupo Corpo bring rich mix to Chicago
    When brothers Paolo and Rodrigo Pederneiras and their siblings — who'd studied ballet and contemporary dance as teenagers — decided on dance careers in the mid-'70s, their hometown of Belo Horizonte, in southeastern Brazil, offered few...
  • Rousseff's fiscal austerity to pave way for Brazil recovery

    BRASILIA, Brazil Austerity is changing the lives of Brazilians, jacking up the cost of living on items from credit cards to gasoline. It also may clean up the country's economic mess and pave the way for a recovery. Governments at all levels are trimming...
  • 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...
  • 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...