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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Bridge links Brazil to French Guiana, yet doesn't

    Bridge links Brazil to French Guiana, yet doesn't
    As Jose Domingos speeds down the Oiapoque River in his canoe once more today, he passes underneath a mammoth suspension bridge. By far the most imposing structure anywhere near this muggy Amazonian border town, it looms overhead and then retreats behind...
  • 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...
  • 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...