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  • Meet The Multimillionaire Banking Heir Who Is Backing Brazil's Marina Silva Presidential Bid
    Brazil's Marina Silva raises voters' and investors' hopes, including a multimillionaire banker.
    By Anderson Antunes.  Forbes.  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:36:00 GMT.
  • Equities reach record $66 trillion as S&P 500 Hits 2,000
    Rallies from Brazil to Japan and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index's first trip above 2,000 sent the value of global equities to a record $66 trillion. Shares worldwide added more than $2.2 trillion in value since Aug. ...
    Yahoo.  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:50:07 GMT.
  • Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Where Are the Brazilian Introverts?
    We’re known for being vivacious and kissing strangers. But some of us are shy.
    By Vanessa Barbara.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:44:09 GMT.
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  • Brazil holds TV election debate
    Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff takes part in the first televised candidates' debate of the election campaign, defending her social programmes.
    BBC News.  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:31:16 GMT.
  • Deadly Brazil prison riot 'ends'
    Officials in Brazil say a prison riot in which at least five inmates were killed has ended and the prisoners have been transferred to other jails.
    BBC News.  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:41:33 GMT.
  • Brazil Prison Revolt Ends After Deal Is Reached
    The deadly uprising at the penitentiary in Cascavel was halted after the authorities agreed to transfer hundreds of inmates to other prisons.
    By Simon Romero.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:11:36 GMT.
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  • Brazil's Deadly Prison Riot Ends
    Authorities in Brazil say a deadly two-day prison uprising in southern Brazil has ended.   Officials say two inmates were beheaded during the riot at Cascavel penitentiary. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:39:54 -0400.
  • Africa: Reminder - Fifa Starts Post-2014 Fifa World Cup Brazil™ Technical Conferences
    [CAF]FIFA is pleased to announce the start of the post-2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Technical Conferences that will be jointly organised with the confederations and open to all 209 member associations. ...
    All Africa.  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:09:25 GMT.
  • Deloitte Global Economic Outlook Q3 2014 (PDF)
    The third quarter edition of the Global Economic Outlook offers timely insights from Deloitte Research economists about the United States, the Eurozone, China, Japan, India, Russia, Brazil, and the United Kingdom.
    Travel Industry Wire.  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:29:32 EST.
  • Brazilian prison riot that left 5 dead ends
    A two-day prison uprising in southern Brazil that left five inmates dead ended Tuesday as officials met demands to transfer many of the prisoners.
    Miami Herald.  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:45 EDT.
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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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