Mar 16, 2012

Geographer Aziz Nacib Ab'Sáber Dies

Brazil News

| SAO PAULO - Aziz Nacib Ab'Sáber, University of Sao Paulo researcher and leading expert in the physical geography of Brazil, as well as a voice in discussions on biodiversity and environmental conservation, died on Friday morning at 10:20 am in Sao Paulo. He was 87 years old.

 Aziz Nacib Ab'Sáber, University of Sao Paulo researcher and leading expert in the physical geography of Brazil died Friday, March 16, 2012

 Aziz Nacib Ab'Sáber (Photo: Silva Júnior/Folhapress)

Mar 15, 2012

Google Street View Car Cruising Cuiaba

Brazil News

| CUIABA, Brazil – Residents of this Central-West state capital have noticed Google Street View cars mapping the city’s streets and avenues. Google is using special cameras mounted on motor vehicles to photograph cities around the world and, recently, the cities of Brazil. A “you reporter” photographed one of the cars parked on a city street and uploaded the image to G1.

A Google Street View car photographed in Cuiaba, Mato Grosso state, Brazil on Thursday 15 March 2012

Google Street View in Cuiaba (Photo: Sérgio Thompson/G1 MT) 

Giant Anteater Surprise in Ladies Room

Brazil News

| CAMPO GRANDE, Brazil – A woman in Central-West Brazil received the fright of her life on Wednesday morning, when she encountered a giant anteater in a public restroom. The woman called 190 (911), which dispatched Military Police and animal control officers to catch the beast. The encounter occurred in the small town of São Bento de Sidrolândia, Mato Grosso do Sul state.

A giant anteater surprised a woman in a public restroom in South-Central Brazil on Wednesday 15 March 2012

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Mar 14, 2012

Supercomputer for University of Sao Paulo

Brazil News

| SAO PAULO - The University of Sao Paulo (USP) has acquired and will put into operation this month a supercomputer ranked among the fastest in the country. The equipment was purchased with support from the Foundation for Research Support of Sao Paulo (FAPESP) and has 2,304 processors.

 Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences , at the University of Sao Paulo is about to put into operation a new supercomputer which will operate at 20 teraflops.

 Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences USP (Photo:

Woman Settles 50-Year-Old Grocery Bill

Brazil News

| CURITIBA, Brazil – An 80-year-old retiree in southern Brazil has paid a debt she incurred with a grocery merchant over 50 years ago. The original debt was for ₢7,490 cruzeiros. The amount paid by the pensioner was R$150 reals (about $83 USD).

Bill dating back more than a half century is paid by woman in southern Brazil

Half-Century Old Grocery Bill (Photo: G1 PR)

Tour Paramount Bay Luxury Condos Miami

Brazil News

| MIAMI, Florida – A recent Associated Press article reports that Brazilians spend more per capita than any other visitors to the United States. That fact was apparent on a recent trip we made to South Florida. The flights were all fully booked and Brazilians were carrying next to nothing as we flew north and, flying south, they were carting huge bags full of items purchased in Miami.

Paramount Bay Luxury Condos in Miami

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Mar 13, 2012

Fraudulent Docs Presented for U.S. Visa

Brazil News

| SAO PAULO – A 36-year-old woman was arrested on Tuesday in front of the United States Consulate General in Sao Paulo for offering false documents during her visa interview. The woman was taken to the office of the Specialized Tourist Service Police (DEATUR).

Applying for a U.S. travel visa at the United States Consulate General in Sao Paulo

Application for U.S. Travel Visa in Sao Paulo (Photo:

Mar 12, 2012

Brazil Gives Out Half Billion Condoms

Brazil News

| BRASILIA – Brazil’s Health Ministry says it handed out almost 500 million free condoms last year. The program has helped Brazil successfully combat AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Brazil gave out almost one half billion free condoms in 2011, reports the health ministry.

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Homeless Man Lives in Graveyard Tomb

Brazil News

| BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil – A homeless man in Tres Pontas, in Southern Minas Gerais state, sleeps all day in a tomb in the city cemetery. Cristiano José da Silva, 61, who was a seminarian, says that he decided to leave home and live on the streets after his mother died.

Cristiano Jose Silva, 61, lives in the Tres Pontas cemetery, sleeping in tombs

 Cristiano José da Silva (Photo: EPTV/G1 MG)

Mar 11, 2012

Video: Quadruplet Pregnancies in Brazil

Brazil News

| SAO PAULO – Two women, one in Sao Carlos and another in Rio Claro, in the interior of Sao Paulo state, are confirmed pregnant with Quadruplets. The cases are considered rare in medicine, since neither of the women underwent fertility treatment.

In Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo state Brazil, Simone do Valle Camargo is 17 weeks into her first and rare quadruplet pregnancy.

Simone do Valle Camargo (Photo: EPTV/G1 SP)