- Colombia Reports Major Rise in Birth Defect Amid Zika Crisis
Four times as many babies were born with microcephaly this year as in 2015 in Colombia, home to the second-largest Zika epidemic after Brazil.
Donald G. Mcneil Jr.. New York Times. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 06:18:41 GMT.
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- East Timor Is Accused of Using Ineligible Players for Its Soccer Team
The impoverished Asian country of 1.2 million naturalized over a dozen Brazilians in 2015 in an effort to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Jack Kerr. New York Times. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:52:57 GMT.
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- Chapecoense crash: Bolivia official accuses bosses of cover-up
Bolivian officials are accused of a cover-up over the plane crash involving Brazilian team Chapoconense.
BBC News. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:37:48 GMT.
- What The CEO Of Brazil's Magazine Luiza Thinks Of Brazil These Days
His stock is up 422% YTD. What the new chief executive of retail powerhouse Magazine Luiza says about Michel Temer, e-commerce, and Brazilian retail for 2017.
By Kenneth Rapoza, Contributor. Forbes. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 09:05:00 -0500.
- Barcelona invite Chapecoense to play friendly in 2017
Barcelona want to "pay tribute" to Chapecoense and help rebuild the Brazilian club, starting with a pre-season friendly next summer.
BBC News. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:55:02 GMT.
- OKI Delivers Teller Cash Recycler to Bradesco, the Leading Private Bank in Brazil
TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OKI (TOKYO:6703) today announced that the delivery of Teller Cash Recycler G7 (“TG7” hereinafter) to Bradesco, the leading private Brazilian bank. ... ...
Business Wire. Wed, 7 Dec 2016 02:00:00 UTC.
- Bolivia Detains Airline CEO After Colombia Soccer Crash
Bolivian authorities detained on Tuesday the chief executive of airline LaMia, the owner of the plane that crashed last week in Colombia and killed nearly all of Brazil's Chapacoense soccer team, prosecutors said. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:45:53 -0500.
- Brazil's Economic Problems Remain Intractable for Temer
When Michel Temer took over Brazil's presidency in May, many hoped he could overcome the political gridlock, corruption scandals and economic obstacles that have hobbled Latin America's biggest country. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:30:25 -0500.
- Consumer and Market Insights: Confectionery in Brazil
LONDON, Dec. 6, 2016 -- Summary The Confectionery market in Brazil registered a CAGR of 4.2% during 2010-2015 and is forecast to continue growing in the coming five years. ...
PR Newswire. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:09:00 EST.
- Brazil Senate defies order to suspend speaker
Brasília (AFP) - Brazil's Senate on Tuesday rejected a judge's order to suspend its speaker who faces trial for alleged embezzlement in a scandal that threatens to destabilize President Michel Temer. ...
Yahoo. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:14:33 -0500.
Facts About Brazil
The Federative Republic of Brazil is located in the east central portion
of South America. Its bicameral National Congress consists of a
Federal Senate and a Chamber of Deputies. Brazil's capital city is
Brasilia; its major cities include Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil's national currency is the Real, which equals 100 centavos.
The primary language used by Brazilians is Portuguese and, in 2007,
Brazil's estimated population was 190,011,000.
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