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  • Brazil in 'worst water crisis'
    Brazil's Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira says the country's most populous states are experiencing their worst water crisis since 1930.
    BBC News.  Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:08:58 GMT.
  • Brazil's tribal groups adopt tourism
    Helping Brazil's tribal groups make the most from tourism.
    BBC News.  Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:01:17 GMT.
  • Business Briefing: Brazil Raises Interest Rates to Help Curb Inflation
    The move by the country’s central bank is aimed at maintaining an aggressive pace of monetary tightening to arrest high inflation and win back investors disillusioned with the once-booming economy.
    By Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:40:43 GMT.
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  • Intuit Acquires ZeroPaper--BRIC Opportunity Beckons
    Accounting software giant Intuit would seem to have two distinct focuses right now. Firstly it is seeking a massive expansion into developing nations - in particular Brazil and India. ....
    By Ben Kepes.  Forbes.  Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:33:00 GMT.
  • Africa: Ghanaians Sweat On Black Stars
    [Ghanaian Chronicle]"Whatever the experts say, the Black Stars are ready. I know pundits are still looking at the failure of the Stars to make it into the knock-out stage in Brazil as a mark of retrogression. ...
    All Africa.  Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:22:32 GMT.
  • Books of The Times: Daniel Galera’s ‘Blood-Drenched Beard’
    A young man journeys to a Brazilian beach town to confront his family’s past in Daniel Galera’s “Blood-Drenched Beard.”
    By Dwight Garner.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 19 Jan 2015 23:06:58 GMT.
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  • Gerdau S.A. announces Share Buyback Program
    PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Jan. 19, 2015 -- We announce that the Board of Directors Meeting of GERDAU S.A. ...
    PR Newswire.  Mon, 19 Jan 2015 06:36:00 EST.
  • Anger After Indonesia Executed 6 People for Drug Trafficking
    Brazil and the Netherlands have recalled their ambassadors to Indonesia after the Southeast Asian country ignored their pleas for clemency and executed six people, including five foreigners, for drug trafficking. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:25:53 -0500.
  • Protesters, police clash at Sao Paulo bus fare demo
    Sao Paulo protesters clashed with police who used tear gas and sound bombs to disperse crowds, as thousands rallied against Brazil's latest round of bus fare hikes. ...
    Yahoo.  Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:21:14 -0500.
  • Martin Unveils the D-35 Brazilian 50th Anniversary Limited Edition
    Only 100 models will be available.
    Premier Guitar.  Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:10:31 -0500.
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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.

For more news and information about Brazil, visit this official Brazilian government website and the Brazilian Tourism portal.

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