Nov 26, 2011

AA Pilot Fine Upheld for Obscene Gesture

Brazil News

| SAO PAULO – The Court of Justice upheld a 2004 judgment against an American Airlines pilot who made an obscene gesture to a group of Federal Police. The pilot, Dale Robbin Hersh flipped off seven PF agents after landing at Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo.

American Airlines jet landing at Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Lottery Winner's Widow on Trial for Murder

Brazil News

| RIO DE JANEIRO – The trail of the woman known as the “Big Lottery Widow” will resume on Monday. Adriana Ferreira Almeida, 34, is accused involvement in the killing of her common-law husband after he won U.S. $26 million the Mega-Sena lottery in 2005.

Adriana Ferreira Almeida, 34, accused of hiring hitman to kill husband who had won U.S. $29 million in the Mega Sena Lotto

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Nov 23, 2011

Trafficking Arrests Climb in Iguassu Falls

Brazil News

| CURITIBA, Brazil – This year, the Federal Police (PF) recorded an increase in the number of arrests of drug traffickers at the airport in Iguassu Falls, in the western part of the state. According to the agency, most of those arrested have similar characteristics and most are young, small-time drug dealers from the capital.

Drugs bound to mans leg after being arrested at Iguassu Falls International Airport

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Brazil Beer Buffs Atwitter 4 Duff Debut

Brazil News

| SAO PAULO – For twenty-two years Brazilian fans of the wildly popular animated TV sitcom “The Simpsons” have wondered about the beer that the show's patriarch Homer guzzles by the bucketful. The wait ends this week as Duff beer, served in Moe's Tavern since 1989, debuts in Brazil.

Duff Beer, favorite of Homer Simpson, debuts this week in Brazil

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Nov 20, 2011

Trawlers Lynched by Angry Residents

Brazil News

| MANAUS, Amazonas – A 16-year-old boy was beaten to death and another was seriously wounded after being shot on Saturday night, in the Cidade Nova neighborhood of Manaus. According to the Military Police (PM), the two victims and another man were suspected of 18 robberies in the area.

Generic photo of Military Police of the 6th Batallion in Cidade Nova, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

PM 6th Battalion Cidade Nova (photo: O Globo)

Brazil's First Holocaust Museum Opens

Brazil News

| CURITIBA, Brazil – Brazil's first Holocaust museum was inaugurated today in the capital city of the southern state of Parana. The museum was created by the Jewish community to keep alive the memory of the tragedy perpetrated by the Nazis in Europe before and during World War II. Museums similar to the one in Curitiba already exist in Argentina, Canada, South Africa, Australia, several European countries and in several of the United States.

An interactive exhibit at the new Museo do Holocausto in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil

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