May 16, 2012

Immigration to Brazil Booming

Brazil News

| RIO DE JANEIRO – Favorable economic conditions in Brazil is encouraging the arrival of an increasing number of immigrants. Most are Latino, mostly from the member states of Mercosur, but also a growing contingent from Asia and Africa.

Immigration to Brazil is growing rapidly

Immigration to Brazil (Photo:

May 15, 2012

Gisele's BumBum Trending on Twitter

Brazil News

| SAO PAULO – Supermodel Gisele Bundchen, 31, is one of the most talked about topics among Twitter users in Sao Paulo today. The model appears on the cover of the June/July issue of the French magazine “Vogue.”

Gisele Bundchen poses for the cover of French Vogue June/July 2012 issue

Gisele on French Vogue (Photo: Vogue/Folha)

New Body Scanner Unveiled in Fortaleza

Brazil News

| FORTALEZA, Brazil – Federal Police unveiled on Tuesday (15) new equipment used to combat international drug trafficking at the Fortaleza airport. According to authorities, the body scanner detects any type of product hidden under clothing or inside the human body.

New 'body scanner' machine installed in Pinto Martins International Aiport in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil on Tuesday 15 May 2012

Body Scanner in Fortaleza (Photo: G1)

May 14, 2012

National Day of Reggae Signed into Law

Brazil News

| BRASILIA – President Dilma Rousseff signed into law Monday (14) a law establishing the National Day of Reggae, celebrated annually on 11 May – the date Jamaican musician Bob Marley died, reported Folha.

Jamaican Bob Marley, the date of his death, May 11, was chosen to be the Day of Reggae in Brazil

Bob Marley (Photo: David Burnett/Folha)

Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior in Brazil

Brazil News

| SÃO LUIS, Brazil – Passing through Brazil, where environmentalists will stage demonstrations, Greenpeace's new ship Rainbow Warrior is spotted in San Marcos Bay. The ship is a platform to bring environmental issues to various cities of the country, serving as a 'bridge' for discussion and exposing the problems that still plague the worlds largest rainforest.

Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior

Stock photo of Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior (Photo: G1)

May 12, 2012

Air Force Strikes Deep in Amazon

Brazil News

| MANAUS, Brazil – Two A-29 Super Tucano fighters from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) attacked, on Saturday (12), a clandestine runway 218 km from Boa Vista, capital of Roraima state. The Air Force dropped general purpose 230 kg aerial bombs on the site, located deep in the Amazon near the Venezuelan border, cratering the airstrip with holes 10 meters across and three meters deep, according to online media reports.

The Brazilian Air Force attacked a clandestine runway deep in the Amazon near the border with Venezuela on Saturday 12 May 2012

Two A-29 Super Tucano Fighters over Amazon (Photo: FAB/Folha)

Cocaine Found in Light Fixtures

Brazil News

| SAO PAULO – Federal Police on Friday found 7 kg of cocaine hidden inside light fixtures at Guarulhos International Airport. Drug sniffing dogs located the contraband during routine baggage screening at the airport.

Police find 7 kg of cocaine hidden inside light fixtures at the international airport at Guarulhos

Cocaine hidden in light fixtures (Photo: Federal Police Release/Folha)

Brazilian Beauty Blogging for Boyfriend

Brazil News

| SAO PAULO – A twenty-four year old woman's search for a boyfriend is trending on Twitter in Brazil, rapidly becoming one of the most talked about topics in the country. Sexy and buxom, architect Camilla de Carvalho, originally from Manaus, but living in São Paulo since 2011, created a blog to find a boyfriend.

Camilla de Carvalho, a 24 year old architect created a blog to find love

Camilla de Carvalho (Photo: TechTudo/G1)

May 11, 2012

Shot 12 Times in front of His 5 Kids

Brazil News

| MANAUS, Brazil - On Friday afternoon, a 35-year-old man was found dead inside the house where he lived with five children. The house sits on Barreirinha Street, by the ironworks, in Barrio Union, in South-Central Manaus.

Police prepare to take the body of a 35-year-old man from his home where he was shot to death with 12 shots in front of his 5 children, in Manaus, on Friday, 11 May 2012

Man Shot 12 Times (Photo: G1/Tiago Melo)

Dilma on Forbes' list of Powerful Moms

Brazil News

| RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is the second most powerful mother in the world, according to list released by the U.S. business magazine Forbes. The ranking of the 20 most powerful mothers, which took into account the decision-making power and influence of each one, was based on the annual list of 100 most powerful women.

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff was named the second most powerful mom in the world, coming in second to the American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by Forbes magazine

Dilma Rousseff (Photo: Forbes/