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New three-fingered frog discovered in southern Brazil
New three-fingered frog discovered in southern Brazil

On a trek across this Atlantic rainforest reserve in southern Brazil, biologist Michel Garey recalled how on his birthday in 2007 he chanced upon what turned out to be a new species of tiny, three-fingered frogs.

New three-fingered frog discovered in southern Brazil
Brazil fashion industry struggles to take flight
Brazil fashion industry struggles to take flight

Sao Paulo's Fashion Week is in full swing, giving Brazil the chance to celebrate its status as the world's fifth largest producer of textiles and the fourth biggest producer of finished garments.

Brazil fashion industry struggles to take flight
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Brazilian student sells virginity for $780,000

A Brazilian student has sold her virginity in an online auction for US$780,000 as part of a documentary organised by an Australian filmmaker, although a man who did the same only fetched US$3,000.

Brazilian student sells virginity for $780,000
Brazil eyeing public service quotas for blacks
Brazil eyeing public service quotas for blacks

President Dilma Rousseff wants to introduce public service quotas for black Brazilians as a way to repay a historic debt for centuries of slavery and discrimination.

Brazil eyeing public service quotas for blacks
Lula aides convicted of corruption in Brazil
Lula aides convicted of corruption in Brazil

Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday found former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's ex-chief of staff guilty of corruption in connection with a vote-buying scheme in Congress.

Lula aides convicted of corruption in Brazil
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Chevron pays $17.5 mn fine for Brazil spill

US oil firm Chevron has paid a $17.5 million fine for a major spill off Rio de Janeiro state last year, Brazilian authorities said Thursday.

Chevron pays $17.5 mn fine for Brazil spill
Brazil Government Logo. Photo courtesy of brazign.com
Popularity of Brazil government on the rise: poll

The popularity of Brazil's government rose in September, apparently unaffected by an ongoing bribery trial, a poll said Wednesday.

Popularity of Brazil government on the rise: poll
Facebook Brazil to pay woman $1,500 over fake profile
Facebook Brazil to pay woman $1,500 over fake profile

A Brazilian court said Wednesday it ordered Facebook to pay a woman user $1,500 in moral damages for failing to promptly remove a fake profile containing her name and personal data.

Facebook Brazil to pay woman $1,500 over fake profile
President of Google Brazil Fabio Jose Silva Coelho. Photo courtesy of midiamax.com
Google Brazil president faces arrest order

An arrest order has been issued against Google Brazil's president over his refusal to remove YouTube videos that "slander" a mayoral candidate.

Google Brazil president faces arrest order
New city to rise around Brazil World Cup venue
New city to rise around Brazil World Cup venue

As Brazil builds new venues for the 2014 World Cup, one project stands out for its outsized ambition: the Pernambuco stadium is set to be the centerpiece of a whole new city.

New city to rise around Brazil World Cup venue
Photo courtesy of citywindsor.ca
Emerging powers press rich nations on emissions cuts

Brazil, China, India and South Africa urged industrialized nations to commit to deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions at a United Nations meeting later this year.

Emerging powers press rich nations on emissions cuts
More than half of Brazil population middle class
More than half of Brazil population middle class

Fifty-three percent of Brazil's population of 194 million is now middle class, as tens of millions of people are lifted out of poverty.

More than half of Brazil population middle class
Brazil is world's largest crack market: study
Brazil is world's largest crack market: study

Brazil is the world's largest market for crack and the second for overall cocaine use, researchers from the Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP) said Wednesday.

Brazil is world's largest crack market: study
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Brazil abortion stirs controversy

A Sao Paulo court allowed a woman to abort a four-month-old malformed fetus despite Brazil law only granting abortions in cases of rape or when the mother's life is in danger.

Brazil abortion stirs controversy
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Brazil to deploy world's first floating oil terminal

Brazil's state-owned energy giant Petrobras said Tuesday it will deploy the world's first floating oil terminal capable of refueling tankers on the high seas.

Brazil to deploy world's first floating oil terminal
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Brazil set to cut interest rate to new record low : analysts

Brazil's central bank is set this week to announce its ninth interest rate cut to a record low of 7.5 percent, in a bid to revive sluggish economic growth.

Brazil set to cut interest rate to new record low : analysts
Brazil cracks down on cocaine trafficking in border areas
Brazil cracks down on cocaine trafficking in border areas

Faced with rising cocaine consumption linked to economic prosperity, Brazil is cracking down harder on trafficking along its borders with three top neighboring coca leaf producers: Bolivia, Peru and Colombia.

Brazil cracks down on cocaine trafficking in border areas
Brazil faced with mounting public sector strikes
Brazil faced with mounting public sector strikes

Already confronted with the impact of a global economic slowdown, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's government is now having to cope with its first major wave of public sector strikes.

Brazil faced with mounting public sector strikes
Brazil court orders work on Amazon dam suspended
Brazil court orders work on Amazon dam suspended

A federal court in Brazil on Tuesday ordered that work on the huge Belo Monte dam in the Amazon be suspended, saying native communities affected by the controversial hydroelectric project must be heard.

Brazil court orders work on Amazon dam suspended
Asia eyes Brazil's growing consumer market
Asia eyes Brazil's growing consumer market

With Europe and the US in the economic doldrums, Asian manufacturers are setting their sights on Brazil's lucrative consumer market ahead of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.

Asia eyes Brazil's growing consumer market

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