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  • Dunga is named new Brazil coach
    Dunga, captain of Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning side, becomes the national team's coach for the second time.
    BBC News.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:34:29 GMT.
  • Strachan backs Scots to make Games
    Gordon Strachan says the Scottish people will make Glasgow 2014 a success - as the Brazilians did for the World Cup.
    BBC News.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:32:21 GMT.
  • Africa: Brics Summits Make Little Progress On Science Cooperation
    [SciDev.Net]Rio De Janeiro -Scientific cooperation among the BRICS countries lags far behind its potential, according to Brazilian experts speaking after last week's BRICS summit in Brazil.
    All Africa.  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:45:57 GMT.
  • 115. Canton Fair: erweiterte Palette von Innovationen und Services veranschaulicht die Zukunft des Handels
    GUANGZHOU, China, 21. Juli 2014 -- Während die chinesische Nationalmannschaft nicht an der FIFA-Weltmeisterschaft in Brasilien teilnahm, waren chinesische Produkte zweifellos stark vertreten. ...
    PR Newswire.  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 06:43:00 EDT.
  • Sports of The Times: After Theater in Brazil, Soccer’s Calloused Cousin Takes the Stage
    American football is a violent game, but one that is beloved like no other. Would soccer be more popular in the United States if it were more rough-and-tumble? Purists say we are missing the point.
    By William C. Rhoden.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:43:57 GMT.
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  • Founder of Brazil's top building firm dies at 93
    Norberto Odebrecht, founder of the Brazilian construction company behind large-scale projects such as dams and highways in the Amazon jungle and some of the World Cup stadiums, died Saturday of heart problems. He was 93.
    Miami Herald.  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:47 EDT.
  • BRICS countries challenge IMF, World Bank
    The long awaited event has happened. Five developing countries, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, also called BRICS have challenged the IMF and World Bank.
    Hurriyet.  Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 +0200.
  • Playlist: Debut Albums From Areni Agbabian and Johnaye Kendrick
    New releases include those from Peter Rowan and Ninos Du Brasil, and first albums from the singers Areni Agbabian and Johnaye Kendrick.
    By Ben Ratliff.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:28:27 GMT.
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  • Brazilian President Rousseff trumpets cooperation in science, space with China
    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday underlined the importance of cooperation in science, technology and space areas between China and her country, especially a project known as the China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite (CBERS) Program.
    Xinhua.  2014-07-18.
  • Aerial Shots Of FIFA World Cup 2014 Stadiums
    Viewed from helicopters flying from north to south Brazil, a look at some of the billion dollar upgrades and new stadiums built to showcase FIFA World Cup 2014 matches. On the black market, ticket prices are going for a cool $8,000.
    By Steve Olenski.  Forbes.  Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:41:00 GMT.
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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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