- Brazil blocks Facebook funds in WhatsApp row
A court in Brazil has frozen 19.5 million reals (£4.5m, $6.07m) of Facebook's funds in a dispute with secure messaging service WhatsApp over a criminal case.
BBC News. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:30:42 GMT.
- Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Brazil’s Olympic Catastrophe
Can Rio pull off the Games with only weeks to go?
Vanessa Barbara. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:00:24 GMT.
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- Brazilian Senate confirms Rousseff impeachment vote will happen after Olympics ends
Brazilian Senate President Renan Calheiros said Thursday that the final impeachment vote for suspended President Dilma Rousseff will happen between Aug. 25-27, after the end of the Rio Olympics.
- Brazil unemployment stays at record 11.2%
Brasília (AFP) - Brazil's national jobless rate remained stuck at a record 11.2 percent at the end of May, the government statistics office said Wednesday. ...
Yahoo. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:49:33 -0400.
- Rory McIlroy and plea from Brazilian Children’s hospital to reconsider
Rory McIlroy and plea from Brazilian Children’s hospital to reconsider Olympics decision.
Golf Digest. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:13:55 GMT.
- Wood Group wins Brazil offshore contract
Aberdeen-based oil services firm Wood Group has won a multi-million dollar contract to develop a platform off the coast of Brazil.
BBC News. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:46:59 GMT.
- WADA Suspends Rio Doping Lab Weeks Before Olympics
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced that it has suspended the accreditation of the Brazilian Doping Control Laboratory, just six weeks before the start of the Olympic Games in Brazil.
Radio Liberty. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:29:49 +0000.
- As the Olympics Near, Brazil and Rio Let the Bad Times Roll
A struggling economy, government corruption and the Zika virus have generated unwanted publicity before the Games.
Joe Nocera. International Herald Tribune. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:00:03 GMT.
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- Jeep Compass, Patriot replacement due early next year
The single vehicle replacing the Jeep Compass and Patriot will debut in late September in Brazil and will retain one of the two names, Jeep brand head Mike Manley said Thursday.
AutoNews.com. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:20:46 EST. Subscription required.
- Africa: Scary Surprises Lurk in African Draw
[CAF] There has been a familiar look about Africa's representatives at recent FIFA World Cups(TM) with Ghana, Algeria, Nigeria, Cameroon and Côte d'Ivoire featuring at both South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014. ...
All Africa. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 08:56:00 GMT.
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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