Nov 17, 2011

Video: Head-on Collision Filmed

Brazil News

| CURITIBA, Brazil – A viewer of RPC-TV caught on cell-phone video the moment of impact when a motorcyclist collides with a truck, near the km 325 marker on BR-277 in Guarapuava. The accident happened on Saturday morning, as the rider wove back and forth dangerously. The rider died instantly.

Man riding motorcycle in the state of Parana, Brazil collides head-on with an oncoming truck caught on video by driver following behind

Motorcycle collides head-on (photo: G1 Parana)

300 Canaries Seized in Bahia Raid

Brazil News

| SALVADOR, Brazil – About 300 canaries were seized in the municipality of Itanhem, 550 miles from the state capital, Salvador. During the raid, which police carried out last night and into this morning, four suspects were arrested and taken to the county jail.

300 canaries seized in raid in Itanem, Bahia.

300 Canaries (photo: G1 Bahia)

Nov 16, 2011

Beets Stuffed with Cocaine from Bolivia

Brazil News

| CAMPO GRANDE, Brazil – Federal Highway Police (PRF) on Wednesday arrested a 47-year-old Bolivian woman carrying 21 beets which were hollowed out and stuffed with pure cocaine. The arrest was made at a highway checkpoint at the 600 km marker on the BR-262 in Mato Grosso do Sul.

21 beets stuffed with 6.5 kilos of pure cocaine being smuggled from Bolivia by a 49-year-old woman

Beets stuffed with Cocaine (photo:

Nov 15, 2011

Brazil Expects Half World Meat Production

Brazil News

| BRASILIA – Rapid growth of world population, which recently exceeded 7 billion, creates the need to double food production by 2050, when world population is expected to reach 9 billion. Combining this phenomenon with higher urbanization and higher incomes in developing countries creates an even greater challenge in the production of meat and opens up a great business opportunity for Brazil.

Brazil expects to produce 45% of beaf and 50% of poultry worldwide by 2020

Brazilian Livestock (photo:

Nov 14, 2011

Shooting Victim Executed in Hospital

Brazil News

| PORTO ALEGRE, Rio Grande do Sul – A cold-blooded killer entered a hospital in southern Brazil Monday afternoon and—apparently guided by somebody on a cellphone—maneuvered himself to the room where a patient was recovering from a Saturday night shooting and executed the man, reported Diario Gaucho.

Police outside hospital where 25-year-old Diego Telles de Carvalho was gunned down on Monday while recuperating from a Saturday night shooting

Dom João Becker Hospital (photo: Diario Gaucho)

Brazilian Warship Arrives in Beirut Lebanon

Brazil News

| BEIRUT – The Brazilian Navy frigate Union, which will lead the fleet of naval forces of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), docked in the port of Beirut Monday, sparking an “historic moment for Brazil,” according to Rear Admiral Luiz Henrique Caroli.

Brazilian warship Union docs in Lebanese capital today to take part in UNIFIL

Fragata União (photo: bbc/Tariq Saleh)

Latest on Pamella Munike Volpato Slaying

Brazil News

| GOIANIA, Brazil – A week ago Sunday, very popular 17-year-old cheerleader Pamella Munike was gunned down after a Series B soccer game between rival teams Goias and Vila Nova. Yesterday, family and friends of the fetching young murder victim protested in the streets demanding punishment of the guilty. Investigators believe that the crime was committed due to a feud between fans of the rival teams.

Pamella Munike Volpato, soccer fan and cheerleader gunned down by fans of rival team in Goiania Brazil

Pamella Munike (photo:

Nov 13, 2011

Brazilians Smoke A Ton of Crack Per Day

Brazil News

| BRASILIA – Produced in the Amazon, often employing crude methods of refining and distribution, the crack trade in Brazil has consolidated an industry that moves U.S. $11.3 million worth of the drug daily. The Safety Committee of Congress heard testimony last week from the Federal Police indicating that Brazilians consume between 800 and 1,200 kilos of “rock” cocaine per day.

Brazilian Federal Police inspect crack factory

Federal Police inspect crack factory (photo:

Fishermen Arrested Using Dolphin Bait

Brazil News

| MANAUS, Amazonas – Wardens of the Environmental Police Battalion seized meat from two dolphins and an alligator on Saturday near the community of Supia, located on the banks of the Solimoes River, near the city of Manacapuru, 42 miles from the capital. The animals were in the possession of two fishermen, one 67 years old and another 66, who were using the meat to fish for piracatinga.

Environmental police in the Amazon seize the meat of two dolphin and an alligator during the apprehension of two men during special operation.

Amazon Environmental Police (photo: G1 Amazonas)