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  • Polls: Opposition Has Slight Lead in Brazil Presidential Runoff
    Opposition candidate Aecio Neves is heading into the final week of Brazil's presidential race with a razor-thin lead in polls, but it's the incumbent Dilma Rousseff who appears to be gaining momentum in the homestretch. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:47:55 -0400.
  • Brazil leader 'dizzy' after debate
    The Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff says she is in good health after a bout of dizziness at the end of a TV debate with her opponent Aecio Neves.
    BBC News.  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:05:26 GMT.
  • The Saturday Profile: A Human Pulp-Fiction Factory Becomes a Cult Hero
    R.F. Lucchetti has written more than 1,500 macabre, lurid and racy books since the 1950s. He toiled mostly in obscurity, but now younger Brazilians are taking notice.
    By Simon Romero.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:11:20 GMT.
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  • Long-term Investors Ready to Buy Brazil After Election
    Long-term foreign investors are growing more optimistic about Brazil no matter who wins this month's presidential election but they say an opposition victory could unleash a flood of new money. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:22:47 -0400.
  • Chiquita rejects banana buyout
    US firm Chiquita rejects an offer from Brazilian billionaires Joseph Safra and José Luís Cutrale that would have valued the firm at $1.3bn, saying the offer was 'inadequate'.
    BBC News.  Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:12:56 GMT.
  • Gamergate And The Unbearable Maleness Of Computers
    The global toilet paper industry is booming. Total sales in 2012 were worth around $45 billion, a 7% increase on 2011, driven in large part by growth in Brazil and China. ...
    By Michael Thomsen.  Forbes.  Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:15:00 GMT.
  • Innovative Brazilian Food Delivery Business Helps Fight Hunger
    CURITIBA, Brazil, Oct. 16, 2014 -- The Rangri Food Delivery Platform (rangri.com.br) launched in Curitiba, Brazil, in what is billed as the first venture of its kind in the world. ...
    PR Newswire.  Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:46:00 EDT.
  • On Soccer: Brazil Handily Beats Japan in Match of World Cup Also-Rans
    In a friendly match in Singapore, the Brazilian star Neymar scored four goals in an easy victory over a lackluster Japan team.
    By John Duerden.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:02:05 GMT.
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  • Futurecom 2014: Brazil’s communications minister addresses broadband Internet universalization
    No matter who becomes Brazil’s next president after the Oct. 26 runoff election, the agenda to universalize Internet broadband must move forward, according to Paulo Bernardo, Brazil’s minister of communications. ...
    Roberta Prescott.  RCR Wireless.  Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:25:08 +0000.
  • Africa: Look to Ghana to See Which Way IMF, World Bank Go
    [SAIIA]Four months after the BRICS launched their New Development Bank and Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CAR) at a Summit held in Fortaleza, Brazil, the World Bank and IMF convened for their Annual Meetings. ...
    All Africa.  Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:26:23 GMT.
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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