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Energy work slated for Amazon jungle

Energy work slated for Amazon jungle

BRASILIA, Brazil, July 22 (UPI) --Brazilian independent energy company HRT said it received the government's consent for a two-year extension to a license in the Amazon jungle.
Daniel J. Graeber
BRICS nations start development bank

BRICS nations start development bank

FORTALEZA, Brazil, July 16 (UPI) --Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa announced the start of a development bank at their Fortaleza, Brazil, summit.
Ed Adamczyk
Rosneft to help sell Brazilian gas

Rosneft to help sell Brazilian gas

BRASILIA, Brazil, July 15 (UPI) --Russian energy company Rosneft said it signed agreements with its Brazilian counterparts to help sell natural gas locked in the Amazon.
Daniel J. Graeber
Brazilian president on World Cup loss: 'We are able to overcome'

Brazilian president on World Cup loss: 'We are able to overcome'

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 9 (UPI) --Brazil's World Cup loss to Germany in Tuesday's semi-final match was, in the words of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, an "extremely painful situation."
JC Finley
Gisele Bundchen will present World Cup trophy

Gisele Bundchen will present World Cup trophy

SAO PAULO, June 18 (UPI) --Former Victoria's Secret model Gisele Bundchen will present the 2014 World Cup trophy at the closing ceremony in July.
Aileen Graef
U.S. seeks to repair relations with Brazil after NSA surveillance fallout

U.S. seeks to repair relations with Brazil after NSA surveillance fallout

BRASILIA, Brazil, June 17 (UPI) --Vice President Joe Biden, who cheered Team USA at Monday's World Cup match, is on a mission of soccer diplomacy to repair relations with Brazil.
JC Finley
Brazilian President defends World Cup spending

Brazilian President defends World Cup spending

BRASILIA, Brazil, June 11 (UPI) --Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff defended her administration's spending on the World Cup in a video address Tuesday night, saying it's a "false dilemma."
Aileen Graef
Brazilian president proclaims country ready for World Cup

Brazilian president proclaims country ready for World Cup

BRASILIA, Brazil, June 11 (UPI) --Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said in a televised address her country is ready to host the World Cup soccer tournament.
Ed Adamczyk
Brazil's president counters criticism of World Cup expenditures

Brazil's president counters criticism of World Cup expenditures

BRASILIA , Brazil, June 4 (UPI) --Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff defended the costs of World Cup construction projects and countered criticism infrastructure projects suffered.
Ed Adamczyk
VP Biden to attend World Cup game during South America trip

VP Biden to attend World Cup game during South America trip

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) --U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will be traveling to South America in mid-June, where he will mix business and pleasure.
JC Finley
German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops Forbes' world's most powerful women list...again

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops Forbes' world's most powerful women list...again

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) --German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops Forbes' 2014 list of the world's 100 most powerful women for the fourth year in a row.
Aileen Graef

Adidas pulls World Cup T-shirts seen as promoting prostitution

BERLIN, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- German sporting goods company Adidas has agreed to remove two World Cup shirts from sale following complaints they promoted Brazilian sex tourism.

Argentina, Brazil said to fret over Venezuela spillover

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- An Arab Spring like contagion of discontent and protest currently sweeping through Venezuela is worrying leaders in Argentina and Brazil for its potential spillover, analysts say.

Brazil World Cup preparations still on shaky ground

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- FIFA leaders blew hot and cold as they sought assurances from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff that unfinished venues for the World Cup would be ready before the opening June 12.

Days of rain leave 14 dead, 50,000 homeless in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- At least 14 people have died in heavy rains and flooding that forced 50,000 people from their homes, Brazilian officials say.
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