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Former World Player of the Year Kaka Announces Retirement

Sports Illustrated - 17 Dec 2017
Ricardo Kaka, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002 and FIFA's World Player of the Year in 2007, announced his retirement from the game on Sunday. "I needed time to think and take a very calm decision, very calm and very aware of what I will want ...

Gold mine case bolsters Indigenous rights in Brazil

The Globe and Mail - 17 Dec 2017
A Brazilian appeals court has upheld the suspension of a key licence for Toronto-based Belo Sun Mining Corp., which hopes to build Brazil's largest open-pit gold mine in the Amazon forest. The decision sets the project back at least a year, and in ...

Back To Brazil

Seeking Alpha - 16 Dec 2017
I visited Brazil in the spring of this year, but wanted to go back and explore more areas of the country. Brazil has faced some hard times but appears to be bouncing back from a prolonged recession, so I was interested to gauge the mood of the people ...

Brazil's Workers Party formalizes support for ex-president Lula

Reuters - 16 Dec 2017
Lula, a former union leader who ran Brazil from 2003 to 2011, was convicted in July of accepting 3.7 million reais ($1.12 million) in bribes from an engineering firm in exchange for public works contracts. If an appeals court fails to overturn the ...

Migrants from Venezuela May Cause Problem in Brazil

Voice of America - 15 Dec 2017
An increasing number of Venezuelans have moved out of the country recently. They are seeking to escape economic hardship and high crime rates in their homeland. Many of those Venezuelans are migrating to Brazil. One of them is Victor Rivera, a 36-year ...

Brazil's AIDS Fight Falls Victim to Success

Bloomberg - 15 Dec 2017
While many developing countries -- and most of Brazil's continental neighbors -- face far worse, the persistence of HIV and AIDS in Latin America's biggest nation is troubling. Starting in the 1990s, Brazil led the fight against the epidemic, showing ...

Did You Catch the Brazil Reference in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Vulture - 16 Dec 2017
As was noted by Slate's Sam Adams, Johnson's franchise picture owes debts to Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Tales of Hoffmann, and Kurosawa's Ran. But there's one milliseconds-long reference point that has ...

Brazil's Temer says pension bill 2 to 3 dozen votes short

Reuters - 15 Dec 2017
Brazil's Temer says pension bill 2 to 3 dozen votes short. Reuters Staff. 2 Min Read. BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's government has secured between 270 and 280 of the 308 votes needed to approve a bill to overhaul the country's bloated social security ...

Brazil customs strike causing truck border delays

JOC.com - 16 Dec 2017
Further, about 1,500 trucks are currently waiting at Foz do Iguacu for authorization from the Brazilian Receita Federal (RF or customs office) so they can transport their goods into Paraguay and Argentina. Another 1,200 are stranded at the Uruguaniana ...

How a Brazilian Media Company Managed Its Digital Transformation

Fair Observer - 18 Dec 2017
Over the last 60 years, RBS has grown to become one of the top media groups in Brazil. The company controls three newspapers, five radio stations and 12 TV stations that generate local content. It also broadcasts Globo TV content in the southern part ...

Inside the world of Brazil's social media cyborgs

BBC News - 13 Dec 2017
"I used to spend the whole day in front of the computer, starting early in the morning," says 21-year-old Pedro from the city of Vitoria, in south-eastern Brazil. "I posted pictures, wrote about my days, added people. And then I would give my opinion ...

Brazil Will Blow Mexico Away Next Year

Forbes - 11 Dec 2017
At long last, Brazil is back and it will blow Mexico away next year as a relatively safe bet for growth in 2018, analysts from Morgan Stanley suggested in a report dated Dec. 8. Mexico's been doing quite well, thanks to the strong U.S. economy that it ...

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