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By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Fresh allegations of U.S. spying on Brazil's top leaders emerged on Sunday. President Dilma Rousseff and top aides have had confidential communication intercepted by the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA), Rio-based...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Beginning today (Wednesday, July 31st) and running through August 19th, Rio’s Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil (CCBB) will present 25 American "race films", as part of a collection entitled,...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Minister of External Relations Antonio Patriota has reiterated demands for urgent clarifications from the United States over allegations that the National Security Agency (NSA) – the country’s communications surveillance agency –...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Just three months ahead of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s state visit to the United States, relations between the two countries are being tested by allegations that the National Security Agency...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, is in Brazil this week, as part of a South American tour which also includes a visit to Colombia. The Vice...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The United States has informed the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the current U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Thomas A. Shannon, will end his rotation in the country later this...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Sales of Brazilian-made firearms to the U.S. increased 187.5 percent while former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was in office, compared to the same eight-year period of his...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A number of companies created to make use of Brazilian mining giant Vale's iron ore have shut down their operations in Carajás, home to the world’s largest iron ore...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Continued financial turmoil in Europe is likely to diminish numbers of foreign visitors to Rio during Carnival this year, experts predict, but increased domestic tourism will likely more than compensate for...

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