Apr 14, 2012

Photo of Dilma goes Viral in Brazil

Brazil News

| RIO DE JANEIRO – President Dilma Rousseff was one of the most discussed topics on social media networks in Brazil on Saturday. A photograph taken on Friday of the national leader wearing a pair of 3D glasses turned into an internet meme this weekend.


3D Dilma (Photo: terra.com.br)

Apr 13, 2012

Dilma Visits Lula in Sao Paulo

Brazil News

| SAO PAULO – President Dilma Rousseff visited former President Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva in Sao Paulo today. The meeting took place at the office of the Presidency of the Republic, located on Avenida Paulista, Friday afternoon.

Current president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff greets former president Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva at the office of the presidency in Sao Paulo, Friday April 13, 2012 before leaving for the Summit of the Americas

Dilma and Lula (Photo: Ricardo Stuckert / Office of Lula / terra.com.br)

Trio Sold Pies Made from Human Flesh

Brazil News

| RECIFE, Brazil – Three murder suspects in north-eastern Brazil confessed on Thursday to using flesh from their victims in meat pies which they sold to the public. In addition to selling the human cuisine, Civil Police (PC) in Pernambuco state say the trio and a five year old child who lived with them ate the pies.

Trio admits to selling human flesh pies in the city of Garanhuns, Pernambuco, April 2012.

 Jorge da Silveira and Isabel Pires(Photo: algriedz.info)

Apr 12, 2012

Boy Stabs Grandmother Dead over GTA

Brazil News

| SAO PAULO – A sixteen year old boy is being held by police for allegedly stabbing his 65-year-old grandmother to death after she forbid him to play video games. The assault took place on Wednesday afternoon, in the Garden City neighborhood of upper middle-class Pirassununga, in the interior of Sao Paulo state.

Civil Police investigator talks to the media regarding boy, 16, who stabbed his grandmother to death after she forbid him from playing Grand Theft Auto

Civil Police (Photo: G1 SP)

Apr 11, 2012

Update on Hanged Judas Actor

Brazil News

| SAO PAULO – Actor Thiago Klimeck, 27, who hanged himself accidently during a staging of the Passion of Christ on Good Friday, remains hospitalized. The actor is being cared for by doctors in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) of Santa Casa de Itapeva Hospital, 290 km (180 mi) from the city of Sao Paulo.

 Actor Thiago Klimeck, 27, who hanged himself accidently during a staging of the Passion of Christ on Good Friday, remains hospitalized

Thiago Klimeck (Photo: Veja)

Apr 10, 2012

Brazil’s Congress to Legalize Brothels

Brazil News

| BRASILIA – A proposal before the Senate committee to reform the Penal Code provides eliminating criminal penalties for owners of brothels. The legal experts who make up the committee want to end what they call the moral “cynicism” of the current legislation. In practice, they say, the ban on brothels only serves to corrupt police who extort money and services from the owners of the establishments.

Brazil’s Congress Building in Brasilia designed by Oscar Niemeyer.

Brazil’s Congress (photo: amatra13.org.br)

Man Arrested with 45 kg Cocaine in Bag

Brazil News

| MANAUS, Brazil – A 34-year-old man was arrested early Sunday morning carrying 45 kilos of cocaine in a suitcase at the airport in Manaus. According to the Federal Police (PF) at the Eduardo Gomes International Airport, the man was trafficking the cocaine from the Amazonas capital to Belem, the capital of Para state.

A man was arrested at the international airport in Manaus on Sunday carrying 45 kg of cocaine in his suitcase

45 kg Cocaine (Photo: PF/G1 AM)

Apr 9, 2012

Charlie Sheen Invites you to Brazil

Brazil News

| HOLLYWOOD – Actor Charlie Sheen sent a video message to fans of metal all over the world: Come to Brazil! The actor will be the emcee at the Rock n Roll All Stars Open Air Metal Festival, which takes place between April 20th and 22nd, in Sao Luis, the capital of Maranhao state on Brazil’s north-east coast.

Charlie Sheen inviting you to Brazil to experience the Open Air Rock n Roll Metal Festival 2012

Charlie Sheen invite to Brazil (Photo: youtube.com/)

Apr 8, 2012

Antarctic Ice Crushes Brazilian Yacht

Brazil News

| RIO DE JANEIRO – The Chilean Navy on Sunday released an image of the Brazilian Yacht ‘Endless Sea’ which sank on Saturday in Antarctica. The photo shows the boat stuck in ice at Maxwell Bay, Ardley Cove, in front of the Chilean Antarctic base Presidente Eduardo Frei, reported Brazilian online media.

Brazilian yacht ‘Endless Sea’ is crushed by ice in Antarctica on Saturday 07 April 2012

Endless Sea (Photo: Chile Navy)