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Journalist slain in Brazil

Brazilian political reporter and blogger Decio Sa was gunned down at a bar in Sao Luis, capital of the northern state of Maranhao, police said on Tuesday.

The slaying of Sa, a correspondent with O Es

BRICS demand bigger IMF role before giving it cash


The International Monetary Fund's bid to win a big boost in funding to handle the eurozone debt crisis hit a speed bump on Thursday when Brazil demanded more power at the IMF for emerging economies as

Brazil police arrest 3 for murder and cannibalism

Police have arrested three people for allegedly killing at least two women, eating parts of their bodies and using their flesh to make stuffed pastries known as empanadas that they sold to neighbors i

Brazilian cannibals made home movie of crimes

Two of the three suspects arrested for murdering, dismembering and eating their victims in the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco made a home movie of their crimes, including the cannibalism s

Brazil prison riot ends, 131 hostages released


A prison riot in the northeastern Brazilian state of Sergipe ended on Monday after the inmates released all 141 hostages after lengthy negotiations, regional officials said.

About 400 prisoners at th

Inmates demanding better conditions hold about 100 hostages in Brazilian prison riot


Brazil’s state news agency says that inmates armed with pistols and knives have rioted at a prison in the country’s northeast and are holding about 100 visitors and two guards hostage.

Agencia Brasil

Brazil makes world group playoffs in Davis Cup


Brazil advanced to the Davis Cup world group playoffs after Thomaz Bellucci defeated Colombia's Santiago Giraldo in straight sets in Sao Jose do Rio Preto.

Bellucci, ranked No.45 in the world, took a

Ex-Brazilian president fears losing voice


Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has said he was more afraid of losing his voice than dying from cancer.

"If I lose my voice, I would be dead," Xinhua quoted the former president,

BRICS to eye joint bank, exchange ties at summit


The BRICS group of emerging world powerhouses - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - is expected to launch plans this week for a joint development bank and measures to bring their stock exc

Brazil police hunt 'Gang of Blondes' kidnappers

A gang of women - described as blonde, bilingual and well educated - have been taking Brazilian shopping malls by storm, kidnapping female shoppers and maxing out their credit cards, police say.


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