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  • IRS Totes Guns, But Doesn't Use Helicopters--Yet
    Does the IRS Make You Queasy? Just Think How You'd Feel If the IRS Had Helicopters Too, Like the Taxman in Brazil!
    By Robert W. Wood.  Forbes.  Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:28:00 GMT.
  • Brazil's leader calls Gaza conflict 'a massacre'
    Brazil's president is calling Israel's conflict with Hamas "a massacre."
    Miami Herald.  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:33 EDT.
  • Summer NAMM '14 - Giannini GCPPM CEQ BB and GSCRA PRO F Demos
    See and hear two new classical models built the Brazilian company.
    Premier Guitar.  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:12:00 -0400.
  • Shakhtar's Luiz Adriano open to Ukraine switch
    Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazil-born forward Luiz Adriano has said he is considering becoming a Ukrainian citizen to make himself eligible for the national team, local press reported Monday. ...
    Yahoo.  Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:34:40 -0400.
  • Dance Review: Rennie Harris Puremovement and ‘A Batalha do Passinho’
    Rennie Harris Puremovement and street dancers from Brazil brought funk and a dance battle to Lincoln Center Out of Doors on Thursday.
    By Gia Kourlas.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:47:04 GMT.
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  • Head of UN Syria Panel Calls for Arms Embargo
    The head of a United Nations panel on Syria is calling for a worldwide arms embargo on the war-torn country. Brazilian diplomat Paulo Sergio Pinheiro told U.N. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:42:48 -0400.
  • VIDEO: LatAm Beats: Lucas Santtana
    Brazil's rising musical master of experimentation.
    BBC News.  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:39:42 GMT.
  • Temple in Brazil Appeals to a Surge in Evangelicals
    A recently completed replica of a temple from biblical tradition underscores the surging growth of evangelical Christianity in Brazil, as well as the country’s competitive religious landscape.
    By Simon Romero.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:38:21 GMT.
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  • Brazil frees up $13bn for economy
    In a bid to stimulate the sluggish economy, the Brazilian central bank announces plans to reduce the amount commercial banks have to keep in reserve.
    BBC News.  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:14:40 GMT.
  • GM may put Brazil workers on paid leave
    GM wants to put nearly a fifth of its workers at a factory in Brazil on paid leave, an auto workers union says, amid falling output in Latin America's largest economy.
    AutoNews.com.  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:21:09 EST.  Subscription required.
Brazil map, showing Brasilia, the Brazilian capital, and other Brazilian cities

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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