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Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 08:11 UTC

Brazilian ex president Kubitschek was not murdered by the military regime

Jucelino and his masterpiece: Brasilia

Brazil's ex-President Juscelino Kubitschek was not murdered by the country's 1970s military regime despite previous claims, according to a national investigation. The National Truth Commission said the car crash in which Mr Kubitschek died in 1976 was a genuine accident.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 08:05 UTC

Riots in Rio following death of a dancer allegedly by police; in Sao Paulo 34 buses set on fire

Special police forces heavily armed surround the favelas next to Copacabana and Impanema

Violent protests broke out in Rio do Janeiro's tourist heart of Copacabana on Tuesday following the death of a professional dancer less than two months before the World Cup.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 05:37 UTC

Brazil anticipates lower soy exports because of a weaker Chinese demand

Anyhow the export volume is expected to reach 43 million tons

Brazilian soy crushing association Abiove said on Tuesday the nation would export 43 million tons of soybeans from this season's nearly harvested crop, down from its forecast of 44 million tons a month earlier due to weaker Chinese demand.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 05:23 UTC

Internet governance to be debated at the Net Mundial conference in Brazil

The two day meeting in Sao Paulo will address the future of internet and cyber-spying

US Commerce Department's decision to ease its governance over the Internet and open it up to other countries will be the subject of much debate in Brazil starting Wednesday. Government representatives from around the world are heading to Sao Paulo for Net Mundial, a two-day meeting to discuss how the future of Internet governance will be handled.

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 - 06:40 UTC

World Cup host city police back to work but number of slain people climbs to 39

The deployment of 6.000 troops requested by governor Jaques Wagner were insufficient

Three more people were killed in the capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia and local media reported that police officers were unavailable at most stations, although a two-day strike that affected Salvador-Bahía has been officially lifted.

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 - 06:26 UTC

Brazil and Argentina clash over auto-export restrictions; top level mission heads for Buenos Aires

Cristina Fernandez had to cancel a trip to Sao Paulo to open the Argentina House because Dilma could not attend

A high level Brazilian government delegation is scheduled to arrive in Buenos Aires on Tuesday to discuss the 'urgent' re-opening of the Argentine market for Brazilian auto exports that have dropped 32% since the beginning of the year because of unilateral decisions from the administration of president Cristina Fernandez.

Monday, April 21st 2014 - 07:38 UTC

Killings and riots in Rio do Janeiro; Army patrolled Bahía can't control crime

Buses set on fire in the highway connecting Niteroi with the hills surrounding Rio

Hooded youngsters blocked one of Rio do Janeiro's main highways connecting with neighboring Niteroi and set on fire several buses and vehicles to protest the killing of two youths during weekend police operations in the shanty town (favela) of Caramujo. To the north in Salvador-Bahía, Brazilian army patrolling is unable to control crime.

Monday, April 21st 2014 - 07:06 UTC

Argentine bonds' case reaches US Supreme Court; support from Obama administration

US Deputy Solicitor General Edwin Kneedler is expected to argue that lower court rulings “undermine sovereign immunity”

The US government will stand before the Supreme Court on Monday in support of Argentina's position in its ongoing legal fight with bond investors over a ruling which forces banks in New York, with which Argentina does business, to disclose information about the country's non US assets, as investors seek repayment.

Monday, April 21st 2014 - 06:28 UTC

Brazil attempts to combat dengue with GM mosquitoes

Last year Brazil reported 1.4 million cases of dengue

The world’s largest ever swarm of genetically modified mosquitoes has been released in a Brazilian town to combat dengue -- a leading cause of illness and fatality in several Mercosur countries, except for Uruguay.

Thursday, April 17th 2014 - 08:15 UTC

Brazilian economy expanded at an annualized 1.63% in February

Brazil's GDP grew 2.3% in 2013, while the IBC-Br index showed economic growth of 2.5%.

Brazil's economy grew at a 0.24% rate in February, compared to the previous month, the Central Bank said Wednesday. The Central Bank's Index of Economic Activity indicates that the economy grew 1.63% in February, compared to February 2013, while year-on-year growth was 2.41%, up from the 2.29% figure reported in the previous month.

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