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Thursday, December 10th 2009 - 11:31 UTC

Brazilian Senate postpones vote on Venezuela’s Mercosur incorporation

In spite of his headlines mania, Chavez has few fans in the Brazilian Senate

The Brazilian senate postponed on Wednesday until next Tuesday the vote on Venezuela’s incorporation to Mercosur following a heated debate on the floor when the opposition strongly criticized Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.

Wednesday, December 9th 2009 - 14:33 UTC

HRW: 1.000 “resistance” killings annually by Rio and Sao Paulo police

Crime-rampant Rio and its favelas will host the World Cup in 2014 and Olympics Games in 2016

Police officers in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo routinely resort to lethal force, often committing extrajudicial executions and exacerbating violence in both states, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 9th 2009 - 08:32 UTC

Brazilian Senate ready to vote on Venezuela’s Mercosur incorporation

President Lula da Silva made the announcement at the summit

Brazilian president Lula da Silva announced Tuesday during the Mercosur summit in Montevideo that the Brazilian Senate should, finally, vote on the incorporation of Venezuela to the South American trade group as a full member.

Wednesday, December 9th 2009 - 00:23 UTC

Woman elected president to the Brazil’s most popular football club

Patricia Amorim was a member of Brazil’s swimming team in the 1972 Olympics

Former swimmer Patricia Amorim became the first woman to be elected president of Flamengo, the most popular football club in Brazil.

Tuesday, December 8th 2009 - 04:03 UTC

Sao Paulo gang digs their way into a vault and 6 million US dollars

Robbers prefer to see football matches deferred

A Brazilian gang robbed ten million Reais (approximately six million US dollars) from the vault of a securities transport company after tunnelling from a neighbouring house to the west of Sao Paulo.

Monday, December 7th 2009 - 23:44 UTC

Brazilian inflation and interest rates forecasted to increase in 2010

Finance Minister Guido Mantega struggling against an ever stronger Real

The Brazilian economy is forecasted to expand 0.21% in 2009 according to a Central Bank poll among financial experts and which is published weekly in the Focus Bulletin. In the previous edition the growth estimate was 0.20%.

Monday, December 7th 2009 - 11:06 UTC

Olympic City Rio do Janeiro boasts world’s largest floating Xmas tree

The 85 metre high tree has almost three million lights

The lights are blazing from the world's largest floating Christmas tree -- a gigantic 85-metre high metal structure set on a lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, the city that will host the 2016 Olympic Games.

Monday, December 7th 2009 - 10:48 UTC

Brazil purchase of Russian air defence systems could curtail US sale of aircraft

The possible purchase of Russian anti-aircraft batteries for the Brazilian Army could influence Brazilian negotiations for the acquisition of US manufactured fighter planes, reports the Sunday edition of Correio Braziliense.

Monday, December 7th 2009 - 10:45 UTC

Brazil prepared to extend political asylum to Zelaya

Dilmar Rousseff admits a new political situation has emerged in Honduras

The Brazilian government is considering extending political asylum to Honduran ousted president Manuel Zelaya who remains holed in at the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa since last September according to reports in the Sunday press.

Saturday, December 5th 2009 - 09:14 UTC

Brazil and Peru create integrated border area in Amazon states

Ptes. Alan Garcia and Lula da Silva

Brazilian president Lula da Silva will be signing with his Peruvian peer Alan García next week in Lima the creation of an integrated zone in the Amazon.

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