Petrobras Under Investigation in Curitiba


A U$4.4 billion money-laundering probe linked to Petrobras is spreading to financial institutions because prosecutors are now investigating whether banks met compliance requirements. Court documents cite units of banks including Citigroup, Banco Santander, and HSBC, as well as Itaú Unibanco, Osasco, and Banco Bradesco as holding accounts or executing operations linked to the alleged laundering of 10 billion reais. Brazil loses between 1.4 percent and 2.3 percent of its annual gross domestic product More...

Chinese Electric Buses Coming


BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, has announced that the city of Campinas, in the São Paulo region of Brazil, has been selected as the home More...

Brazil has First Battery-Powered Bus in World


  The first battery-powered bus in the world has begun working its route in the São Paulo suburb of Diadema, where the passengers it has transported are getting to know and More...

Metro in Curitiba is Coming

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   Improving Brazil’s infrastructure is often listed as one of the most critical issues hindering Brazil’s progress in the 21st century. Critics of Brazil – More...


Tourists Find Warm Welcome at World Cup

With the World Cup in full bloom, there is no way to avoid the excitement. Of course for Brazilians, the excitement continues as long as Brazil wins. Similarly, foreign fans are More...

Brazil Teaches English

The 2016 Summer Olympics will be the first Olympic Games to be held in South America. Brazil is targeting about one million people to receive Olympic language training. Aside More...

Americans Ponder Football


By B. Michael Rubin It’s difficult for Americans to understand how important football is in Brazil. The US has never More...

The End of the World (Cup)


  With the 2014 World Cup behind us, there’s one thing we can conclude with certainty – a lot of experts More...

Vale-dos-Ventos-wind-farm-in-Paraiba-Brazil-pacific-hydro Solar Energy Auction in Brazil

The upcoming national renewable energy auction in Brazil is attracting enormous attention from alternative energy businesses. Brazil’s Energy Research More...

NAO-Hanover RoboCup 2014 Comes To Brazil, of Course

In July, Brazil hosted the latest football tournament. While not sponsored by FIFA, it nevertheless attracts a good deal of attention. The event, which More...

the-world-of-cybercrime-is-becoming-increasingly-dominated-by_16001213_800941061_0_0_14082810_300 Boletos Users Beware

Security researchers have uncovered what they believe is a significant cyber-crime operation in Brazil that took aim at U$3.75 billion in transactions More...

Brazil Leads World in Reducing Carbon Emissions

ecuador-to-sell-a-third-of-its-amazon-rainforest-to-chinese-oil-companies   Brazil’s success in slowing rain forest destruction has resulted in enormous reductions in carbon emissions...

Sustainable Agriculture in Brazil

In a major forward stride for sustainable agriculture, Brazil has enacted legislation that includes soil remineralization as part of its agricultural..

Environmentalists Praise Beef Producers in Brazil

The three biggest beef producers in Brazil have taken one more step towards ending the cattle sector’s involvement in deforestation in..

World Leaders in Brazil

Brics edit At a meeting in Brazil this week, the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South...

Boeing Opens First Research Center in Latin America

The Boeing Company, an American multinational corporation that designs and manufactures aircraft and satellites, has opened an advanced research and technology..

Politicians Continue Corruption

The president of Brazil’s Senate, Renan Calheiros, will repay the cost of using an Air Force jet for a trip during..

Women Scientists in Brazil Win Award


  The 2014 CAPES-Elsevier Awards were presented at the Hotel Copacabana Palace in Rio recently. Elsevier, in partnership with the Brazilian Federal Agency More...

Canadian Gold Mine Project Halted by Brazilian Court

Volta Grande

A federal court has revoked Canadian miner Belo Sun Mining’s license for the Volta Grande project, which would have become Brazil’s largest More...


Get Well

  By Terry Caesar Recently after I finished a bout of minor surgery, a friend sent me a greeting card. Firmly within the “get well” genre, the More...


Cultural Festival in Brazil

  The MIMO cultural festival will be presenting some of the finest international and Brazilian world music and jazz acts in several Brazilian cities in More...



No one can deny that football is central to Brazil’s national identity. No matter what your opinion is of Brazil’s hosting the World Cup, More...

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