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Panetta Welcomes Brazil as World Power; Seeks Military Cooperation

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is calling for closer military cooperation with Brazil, hailing the rising South American nation as a true global power. During remarks late Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro, Panetta stressed a U.S. offer to foster closer relations by selling Brazil’s air force a number of advanced Super Hornet fighter aircraft. The […]

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US Marines Disciplined in Brazil Prostitute Encounter

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials are dealing with another embarrassing incident involving prostitutes and U.S. government personnel posted in Latin America. Defense officials say three U.S. Marines stationed at the U.S. embassy in Brazil and an embassy staffer picked up two prostitutes at a nightclub last December. One of the prostitutes says the men pushed her out of […]

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US, Brazil Affirm Strong Economic Ties

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. and Brazilian leaders have affirmed their countries’ strong economic ties, raising the prospect of more American investment in Brazil as it prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff met at the White House Monday. President Obama, who visited Brazil last year, […]

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Brazil Suspends Chevron’s Oil Drilling Activities

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Brazil are suspending the oil drilling activities of U.S. energy giant Chevron following a recent oil spill off Rio de Janeiro state. The country’s National Petroleum Agency made the announcement Wednesday, saying Chevron is banned from drilling until the causes of the leak are fully known. The decision comes two days after Brazil […]

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Brazil Fines Chevron $28 Million for Oil Spill

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Brazil is fining U.S. oil giant Chevron $28 million in connection with an oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state, saying the company could face more fines in the coming days. Brazilian officials also said Monday that the national government will ask the California-based company to pay for damages caused by the […]

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Rio de Janeiro Police Commander and Officers Arrested in Judge’s Death

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 2:11 am (UTC-5)
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Brazilian officials say arrest orders have been issued for a police commander and seven fellow officers in connection with the murder of a Brazilian judge. Judge Patricia Acioli was shot to death on August 12 by masked assailants. The judge was known to be a crime fighter who pursued rogue police officers. The suspects include […]

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Brazilian Police Arrest Murder Suspects

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Brazilian police arrested two brothers Sunday in the killing of two Amazon rainforest activists in May. A third suspect remains at large. Brazilian authorities say the suspects were found hiding in a rural area of Para state. The region is known for violence related to land disputes. The rainforest activists had been vocal about illegal […]

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Scientists Find Signs of Underground Brazilian River

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 11:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Brazilian scientists believe they have located an underground river an estimated 4,000 meters below the Amazon River. Named after the head of the research team that located the river, the Hamza River stretches an estimated 6,000 kilometers, emptying deep in the Atlantic Ocean. Like its famous above ground counterpart, the underground river is believed to […]

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Brazilian Official: Rousseff Undecided About 2014 Election

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Brazil’s communications minister says President Dilma Rousseff has not decided whether she or her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, will be their party’s candidate in the 2014 election. In an interview published Wednesday in the Brazilian newspaper, Folha de S. Paulo, Paulo Bernardo said Ms. Rousseff would be the likely candidate if she desires […]

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Approval Rating of Brazilian President Drops

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A poll shows that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s personal approval rating has declined since March. A Ibope poll released Wednesday shows President Rousseff’s popularity fell six percentage points to 67 percent. Forty-eight percent of those surveyed described the president’s administration as good. In an earlier survey, the approval rating for her government stood at 56 […]

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