May 12, 2012

Air Force Strikes Deep in Amazon

Brazil News

| MANAUS, Brazil – Two A-29 Super Tucano fighters from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) attacked, on Saturday (12), a clandestine runway 218 km from Boa Vista, capital of Roraima state. The Air Force dropped general purpose 230 kg aerial bombs on the site, located deep in the Amazon near the Venezuelan border, cratering the airstrip with holes 10 meters across and three meters deep, according to online media reports.

The Brazilian Air Force attacked a clandestine runway deep in the Amazon near the border with Venezuela on Saturday 12 May 2012

Two A-29 Super Tucano Fighters over Amazon (Photo: FAB/Folha)

Cocaine Found in Light Fixtures

Brazil News

| SAO PAULO – Federal Police on Friday found 7 kg of cocaine hidden inside light fixtures at Guarulhos International Airport. Drug sniffing dogs located the contraband during routine baggage screening at the airport.

Police find 7 kg of cocaine hidden inside light fixtures at the international airport at Guarulhos

Cocaine hidden in light fixtures (Photo: Federal Police Release/Folha)

Brazilian Beauty Blogging for Boyfriend

Brazil News

| SAO PAULO – A twenty-four year old woman's search for a boyfriend is trending on Twitter in Brazil, rapidly becoming one of the most talked about topics in the country. Sexy and buxom, architect Camilla de Carvalho, originally from Manaus, but living in São Paulo since 2011, created a blog to find a boyfriend.

Camilla de Carvalho, a 24 year old architect created a blog to find love

Camilla de Carvalho (Photo: TechTudo/G1)

May 11, 2012

Shot 12 Times in front of His 5 Kids

Brazil News

| MANAUS, Brazil - On Friday afternoon, a 35-year-old man was found dead inside the house where he lived with five children. The house sits on Barreirinha Street, by the ironworks, in Barrio Union, in South-Central Manaus.

Police prepare to take the body of a 35-year-old man from his home where he was shot to death with 12 shots in front of his 5 children, in Manaus, on Friday, 11 May 2012

Man Shot 12 Times (Photo: G1/Tiago Melo)

Dilma on Forbes' list of Powerful Moms

Brazil News

| RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is the second most powerful mother in the world, according to list released by the U.S. business magazine Forbes. The ranking of the 20 most powerful mothers, which took into account the decision-making power and influence of each one, was based on the annual list of 100 most powerful women.

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff was named the second most powerful mom in the world, coming in second to the American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by Forbes magazine

Dilma Rousseff (Photo: Forbes/

Brazil's Homegrown Exocet MM40 Missile

Brazil News

| RIO DE JANEIRO - The Brazilian Navy has successfully carried out a firing trial of an Exocet MM40 missile, equipped with a motor developed, produced and certified by Avibras in partnership with MBDA. This is the first time that the Brazilian Navy has carried out such a test which represents the country’s autonomy in obtaining anti-ship missile motors which, in the future, could also be used on other kinds of missile, both national and foreign. The test was carried out in the open ocean from the Brazilian Navy corvette Barroso.

Brazil's Navy successfully tests its own Exocet MM40 missile

Brazil's Exocet Missile (Photo: MDNA)

May 9, 2012

Pregnant Woman Jailed over Child Support

Brazil News

| SAO PAULO – On Monday, police in São Paulo arrested a 20-year-old, nine-months pregnant woman for failure to pay child support to her ex-husband. Jailers released her on Tuesday after her family settled the $300 debt with the father of her 3-year-old daughter, who has custody of the child, reported Brazilian online media.

Nine month pregnant Suellen spent the night in jail for delinquent child support payments

Suellen Spent Night in Jail (Photo: G1)

Greenpeace Protest at Brazil's Congress

Brazil News

| BRASILIA – The international environmental group Greenpeace used green lasers to implore the Brazilian president to veto the new Brazil Forest Code. The group wrote 'Greenpeace' and 'New Forest Code – Veto Dilma,' in green laser light on the towers of the congress building, reported online media.

Environmental group Greenpeace protests the rewrite of the Brazilian forest code by scrawling a message to the president on the congressional building on Tuesday night, 08 May 2012.

Greenpeace Message to Brazil's President (Photo:

May 8, 2012

World Cup Preparations On Track

Brazil News

| RIO DE JANEIRO - The Brazilian Sports Minister, Aldo Rebelo, has issued a statement to say that preparations for the 2014 football World Cup, which will be hosted by Brazil, are now well under way. This will come as a relief to some, who feared that the Maracanã stadium would not be finished in time for the Confederations Cup, which takes place just a year beforehand, and of often considered to be something of a rehearsal for the big event.

Novo Maracana stadium Rio de Janeiro

Novo Maracanã (Photo:

May 7, 2012

Alessandra Ambrósio Gives Birth to Boy

Brazil News

| FLORIANÓPOLIS, Brazil – Victoria's Secret supermodel Alessandra Ambrósio gave birth to a baby boy on Monday afternoon. Baby Noah arrived via Cesarian section at Santa Helena Clinic in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina state in Southern Brazil, reported online media.

Victoria's Secret supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio poses pregnant on the beach

Alessandra Ambrosio gives birth (Photo: Alessandra Ambrosio)

May 6, 2012

Supermoon 2012 Visits Rio de Janeiro

Brazil News

| RIO DE JANEIRO – The so-called 'supermoon' created an amazing photo opportunity in Rio last night as it rose behind the statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain.

The Supermoon of 05 May 2012 as a backdrop to the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro

Supermoon 2012 and Christ the Redeemer (Photo: Folha)