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  • Engineer sunk by Petrobras scandal
    One of Brazil's biggest engineering companies, Galvao Engenharia, files for bankruptcy protection after Petrobras stopped payments.
    BBC News.  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:08:29 GMT.
  • Why Impeaching Brazil's President Dilma Is A Bad Idea
    Brazilians have a right to be fed up with their president and the entire political establishment. Impeaching Dilma won't solve their problems.
    By Kenneth Rapoza.  Forbes.  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:41:33 GMT.
  • Iba: Brazil's pulp production trend remains on the rise in February
    SAO PAULO, March 26, 2015 -- In the first two months of 2015, Brazilian pulp production increased 10.3% year-over-year totaling 2.8 million tons. ...
    PR Newswire.  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:49:00 EDT.
  • T Magazine: Alessandra Ambrosio’s Brazilian Discovery
    The supermodel and designer was enchanted by Trancoso, a small fishing village on the country’s east coast, when she visited last month.
    Ann Binlot.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:41:25 GMT.
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  • H.J. Heinz Buying Kraft in Deal to Create Food Giant
    The deal was engineered by Heinz’s owner, the Brazilian investment firm 3G Capital, and the billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:17:23 GMT.
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  • US invites Brazil president to visit after spying row
    Brasília (AFP) - The United States has again invited Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to visit the United States, seeking to restore ties rattled by revelations of American spying against her and her country. ...
    Yahoo.  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:16:29 -0400.
  • VIDEO: Road swallows then spits out entire bus
    A bus has been swept away by flood waters after it fell into a river in the tropical Para state in Brazil.
    BBC News.  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:02:31 GMT.
  • Petrobras Case Prosecutors Seek Tougher Anti-Corruption Laws in Brazil
    Prosecutors who uncovered Brazil's biggest corruption case called Friday for tougher prison sentences and more legal powers to crack down on rampant graft that costs taxpayers more than the annual budget for education and health. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:04:47 -0400.
  • Hundreds of Thousands Protest Corruption in Brazil
    Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets of cities across the country Sunday, demanding the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff over government corruption. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 15 Mar 2015 16:34:09 -0400.
  • At least 49 dead in Brazil tour bus crash
    At least 49 people were killed on March 14 when a tour bus plunged hundreds of meters into a densely wooded ravine in southern Brazil, authorities said
    Hurriyet.  Sun, 15 Mar 2015 11:20:00 +0200.
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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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