Tag: Brazil

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 - 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 - 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 - 07:59 UTC

Brazil sends army to World Cup host city following police strike and widespread looting

Troops in Salvador, which will host several World Cup matches

Brazil's government ordered 5,000 army troops to one of the host cities for the coming World Cup to provide law and order after a police strike led to civil unrest and looting.On Wednesday, the troops entered Salvador, the capital of Bahia state in northeastern Brazil, the state where police began striking on Tuesday night followed by the ransacking of shops and supermarkets, according to local reports.

Wednesday, April 16th 2014 - 04:39 UTC

Vice-president Biden will visit Brazil and attend a US national team game

The Vice-president with the World Cup at the State Department

United States Vice President Joe Biden is planning to be among the crowds at this summer's World Cup soccer tournament. The White House announced Monday that Biden would travel to Brazil for the event in June. He also plans to attend a U.S. national team game.

Wednesday, April 16th 2014 - 04:36 UTC

Warnings of 'catastrophic' Chikungunya epidemic; fears it could spread during the World Cup

The virus is transmitted by the same dengue Aedes aegypti mosquito

A team of French and Brazilian researchers warn that chikungunya virus is poised to invade, and become epidemic in the Americas according to research published ahead of print in the Journal of Virology.

Saturday, April 12th 2014 - 08:12 UTC

Police and squatters clash in Rio do Janeiro next to the Maracana stadium

In anticipation of the World Cup Brazil has stepped up security efforts in the metropolis

A dozen people were hurt and 27 arrested Friday in clashes between police and some of the roughly 5,000 squatters occupying a vacant industrial property in Rio do Janeiro, Brazil's second-largest city. Militants among the squatters set fire to several vehicles including a police patrol as they sought to remain on the site in the impoverished Engenho Novo neighborhood just steps away from the iconic Maracana stadium.


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