Feb 3, 2012

Yoani Denied Permission to Visit Brazil

Brazil News

| HAVANA – Yoani Sanchez was denied permission by the Cuban Government to visit Brazil for the premier of a film in which she is featured. At about 1:45 pm EST, she tweeted “It was no surprise. It was the 19th time I have been denied permission to come and go from my own country.”


Yoani Sanchez (Photo: twitter.com)

Feb 2, 2012

Cuban Dissident Feels Let Down by Dilma

Brazil News

| HAVANA – Yoani Sanchez, Cuban dissident and blogger, said she was very “disappointed” with the attitude of the Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff. “It was a shame, a missed opportunity,” Yoani, blogger and editor of Generation Y, told Agencia Estado in a telephone interview from Havana. “It would have been a good time for a diplomatic gesture of solidarity with the citizens, not only with the government,” said the dissident.

Cuban cyber-dissident and blogger Yoani Sanchez

Yoani Sanchez (Photo: cubanet.org)

Famous Feres Twins Gambol on Rio Beach

Brazil News

| RIO DE JANEIRO – Bia and Branca Feres, twin-sister Olympic athletes who we first told you about last September, spent Thursday at the beach in Rio. The two stunning girls spent the day in the company of an equally beautiful friend in Barra da Tijuca, in the city's posh South Zone.

Bia and Branca Feres show their athletic bodies while wading in Rio de Janeiro surf in Barra da Tijuca on Thursday 02 February 2012

Bia and Branca Feres in Surf (Photo: Jeferson Ribeiro/AgNews/terra.com.br)

Jan 31, 2012

SP Beggars Earning More than Surgeons

Brazil News

| SAO PAULO – Homeless beggars who wait in line at a National Public Health System (SUS) clinic in Sao Paulo are earning more than surgeons, reports TEM TV. Even after complaints about the practice, a news crew that visited the clinic in Mirassol, in Sao Paulo, encountered no problems finding the entrepreneurs.

Public Health clinic in Mirassol, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Public Health Clinic (Photo: G1 Rio Preto e Araçatuba)

Photo: Policeman Humping Cow Goes Viral

Brazil News

| FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil – New photos of police misbehaving while on duty have gone viral on the internet in Southern Brazil. The new photos, which were published on social networking sites on Monday, show a Military Policeman (PM), in uniform and on duty, simulating sex with a cow. The photos were taken in November.

Photographs of Military Policeman, in uniform and on duty, simulating sex with a statue of a cow

Police Officer Molesting “Cow” (Photo: Eduardo Valente / Futura Press / terra.com.br)

Jan 30, 2012

Lawyer Defends Woman Who Faked Quads

Brazil News

| SAO PAULO – Maria Veronica Aparecida Cesar Santos, 25, who faked a pregnancy with quadruplets, lived in a “fantasy world” according to her lawyer, Enilson Castro. The lawyer also released a photo showing the young woman absent the costume which previously made her appear to be very pregnant.

Maria Vernonica Aparecida Cesar Santos, 25, who faked a pregnancy with quadruplets, without her costume

Maria Not Pregnant (Photo: Rogério Marques/O Vale/AE/G1 SP)

Miss Plus Size Brazil Hospitalized

Brazil News

| SAO PAULO – Miss Plus Size Brazil, Barbara Monteiro, crowned on Sunday night, was hospitalized early on Monday, said Alberto Conde, the event coordinator. He told G1 that she is doing well and is expected to be discharged this afternoon. The reason for the hospitalization was not released.

Miss Plus Size Brazil, Barbara Monteiro, was crowned at a beauty pageant held Sunday 29 January 2012, in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Miss Plus Size Brazil, Barbara Monteiro (Photo: Vanessa Carvalho/NewsFree/AE/G1)

Row Over Police Drinking Beer On-Duty

Brazil News

| CURITIBA, Brazil – A photograph of two policemen drinking beer, in uniform, on-duty and in the company of young women is causing a stir. The photograph, which shows the two Military Policemen (PM) with cans of beer in their hands, and one of them with the can raised to his mouth, was posted to social networking sites on the internet.

Military Policemen (PM) drinking beer and chatting up young women while on duty in Curitiba, Brazil

Policemen Drink Beer on Duty (Photo: gazetadopovo.com.br)

Jan 29, 2012

Dilma Pays Tribute to Holocaust Victims

Brazil News

| SALVADOR, Brazil – President Dilma Rousseff participated on Sunday in a ceremony honoring the victims of the Holocaust. Sponsored by the Jewish Confederation of Brazil (CONIBO) in partnership with the Israeli Society of Bahia, the event was held at the Ruy Barbosa Forum, in Salvador.

President Dilma Rousseff pays tribute to Holocaust victims in Salvador

Dilma Rousseff in Bahia (Photo: Roberto Stuckert Filho/PR/G1 BA)

Father & Son Meet in Jail after 17 Years

Brazil News

| SAO PAULO – After more than 17 years estranged, father and son were reunited on Saturday in the Sao Jose do Rio Preto Jail, in the state of Sao Paulo. The two were arrested in different places and for different crimes – the father for making threats and the son for robbery.

Orival Raimundo de Souza, Jr. spies his father Orival Raimundo de Souza, Sr. in the jail where they were reunited after 17 years estranged.

 Orival Raimundo de Souza, Jr. & Sr. (Photo: diarioweb.com.br)