- Byron burger chain staff arrested in immigration raids
Dozens of workers from Albania, Brazil, Nepal and Egypt are arrested in "intelligence led" raids by immigration officials at Byron burger restaurants across London.
BBC News. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:24:14 GMT.
- Rio 2016: Badminton clears Russian players for Olympic Games
Badminton clears Russian players to take part in the Olympic Games as the nation's athletes begin to travel to Brazil.
BBC News. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:48:33 GMT.
- AT&T to Deliver an Array of Enhancements with NBCUniversal's Coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics, Aug. 5-21
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 27, 2016 -- AT&T*, in agreement with NBCUniversal, will offer a wide array of enhancements with its delivery of NBCUniversal's coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...
PR Newswire. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:30:00 EDT.
- South Sudan Sends First Ever Official Olympic Team to Rio
The world's youngest nation will send three athletes to compete in this year's summer games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Runner Santino Kenyi, 16, will compete in the 1500 meter race. ...
Voice of America. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:04:34 -0400.
- Bernie Ecclestone’s Mother-in-Law Kidnapped in Brazil
Aparecida Schunck, the mother-in-law of Formula 1 impresario Bernie Ecclestone, was kidnapped in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Friday. ...
Alex Nishimoto. Motor Trend. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:58:42 +0000.
- Latin America facing 0.8% recession in 2016: UN panel
Latin America is facing a larger-than-expected economic contraction of 0.8 percent this year, dragged down by sputtering heavyweights Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela, a UN panel said Tuesday. ...
Yahoo. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:32:09 -0400.
- Brazilian police investigate potential terrorist cell
The Brazilian police are investigating a potential terrorist cell made up of 15 members, who may have been planning terrorist acts during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August.
- In Athletes’ Housing at Rio Olympics: Blocked Toilets, Leaking Pipes and Exposed Wiring
The leader of the Australian delegation in Brazil, Kitty Chiller, said the problems prevented the Olympians from moving in to their quarters in the athletes’ village.
Michael S. Schmidt. International Herald Tribune. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:31:01 GMT.
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- The Olympic Course Experience
The newly designed Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will host golf's return to the Olympic Games for the first time since 1904. ...
Golf Digest. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:58:30 GMT.
- Brazil Arrests 10 Suspected Members Of IS-Linked Group
Brazilian police have arrested 10 suspected members of a group that had planned attacks during the Olympic Summer Games, which start in Rio de Janeiro on August 5.
Radio Liberty. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:58:21 +0000.
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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