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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 claim adds yet another facet to the case of the Bahia Emerald

    Brazil's claim adds yet another facet to the case of the Bahia Emerald
    The bizarre, tortuous journey of the Bahia Emerald began in the depths of a Brazilian mine and eventually landed it in a Los Angeles County sheriff's evidence locker, where it remains today. Since 2009, the 180,000-carat, 840-pound behemoth of a gem has...
  • 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...
  • Police seize Lamborghini, other assets of former Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista

    Federal police went after ex-billionaire Eike Batista on Friday, seizing a Lamborghini and six other cars, additional assets and $32,500 (90,000 reals) in cash from the homes of Brazil's once-richest man. A Federal Police statement said the assets seized...
  • Outcry after Indonesia executes 6 for drug trafficking

    An Indonesian firing squad executed six convicted drug traffickers early Sunday, sparking condemnations from human rights groups and foreign leaders. The Netherlands, Indonesia’s former colonial ruler, said it would withdraw its ambassador and...
  • Brazilians face higher gas prices, more austerity moves after election

    Rising gas prices and the selection of a more fiscally austere economic team have Brazilians facing a period of difficult adjustment after the reelection of President Dilma Rousseff. Though Rousseff's second term doesn't start until January, her...
  • Brazilians sweep Disney World Marathon titles for first time

    Brazilians sweep Disney World Marathon titles for first time
    A Brazilian not winning the Walt Disney World Marathon would be like the New England Patriots not making the NFL playoffs. Actually, it would be more surprising. When Fredison Costa repeated as champion of the 26.2-mile race Sunday, finishing in 2...
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil, officials downplay water crisis as residents suffer

    The water crisis is so bad in South America's largest city that when rain began to dribble from the sky recently, workers in a downtown office high-rise stood up and cheered, running to the windows to celebrate each drop. A majority of city residents...