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  • Brazil: 278-foot floating Christmas tree sails into Rio's lagoon

    Brazil: 278-foot floating Christmas tree sails into Rio's lagoon
    Rio de Janeiro kicked off the Christmas season with fireworks over its towering floating Christmas tree that was lighted Saturday night in Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. OK, technically it's not a tree but an amazing connection of metal and lights that's no...
  • Sporting events leave favela residents terrified

    RIO DE JANEIRO On a recent visit to the future site of Olympic Park, President Dilma Rousseff promised the 2016 Summer Games in Rio would be "the Olympics of all Olympics," echoing a refrain she used during the chaotic lead-up to the World Cup. The...
  • Thrill of U.S. waterfowl lures South American hunters

    It didn't take long for Valentino Reichert to realize he was in a new world when he stepped into a duck blind on Smithville Lake, Mo. Oh, he had hunted ducks before. But that was in South America, not in the United States. He wasn't accustomed to the...
  • Cut the travel, feed the masses

    Cut the travel, feed the masses
    President Barack Obama stayed only one night in Australia for the G-20 summit, but the presidential delegation required more 4,000 rooms costing about $1,732,000. Rooms at three different hotels were reserved for the U.S. delegation. Vice President...
  • Amazon Indians report more death threats after activists slain

    Amazon Indians report more death threats after activists slain
    Indians on the Peru-Brazil border say they continue to receive death threats from loggers after the murder of four local chiefs in a remote forest region overrun by illegal felling. The September slaying of Ashaninka leader Edwin Chota and three of his...
  • Brazil World Cup stadiums 50 percent over budget: report

    The 12 stadiums used in this year's soccer World Cup cost 50 percent more than planned and only six of the 35 promised public transportation projects were finished on time, according to an as yet unpublished report from Brazil's Federal Accounts Court....
  • Azul begins Fort Lauderdale-Brazil service

    Azul begins Fort Lauderdale-Brazil service
    The land of Samba is now within closer reach for residents in Broward and Palm Beach counties. The first U.S.-bound flight from Azul Brazilian Airlines landed at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport early Tuesday, marking the low-cost...
  • Brazil annual inflation seen stable in November but above target

    Brazil's annual inflation rate was seen unchanged in November, adding pressure on the government to cut spending and raise interest rates, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday. Consumer prices were seen rising 6.59 percent in the 12 months through November ,...
  • Soccer star Pele to leave hospital soon, aide says

    Brazilian soccer legend Pele is doing "fine" and will be discharged from a Sao Paulo hospital early on Thursday after he was admitted for stomach pains, one of his aides told Reuters. The 74-year-old soccer great had to cancel a book-signing at a museum...
  • Brazil's Black Friday earns name Black Fraude for consumer complaints

    Brazil's Black Friday earns name Black Fraude for consumer complaints
    Although they don't celebrate Thanksgiving and don't have the day off on Friday, millions of Brazilians are taking part in a booming Black Friday of their own, and consumer protection authorities are working overtime to shield them from scams that have...
  • A small fried bean patty plays a big role in Brazil's links to Africa

    A small fried bean patty plays a big role in Brazil's links to Africa
    Like many others in Bahia state, the center of Afro-Brazilian culture, Ana Cassia Pereira grew up eating acaraje, a snack of fried bean patties stuffed with shrimp and spices. But she had only a vague picture of how the food, which she now sells in a...