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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.

No asylum for Snowden, Brazilian president says

BRASILIA, Brazil, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Brazil will not grant former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden's request for asylum, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Wednesday.
U.S. secrets-leaker Edward Snowden to seek asylum in Brazil

U.S. secrets-leaker Edward Snowden to seek asylum in Brazil

SAO PAULO, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. secrets-leaker Edward Snowden pledged to cooperate with investigations into actions of the U.S. National Security Agency in Brazil in return for asylum.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
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Nelson Mandela's life, legacy remembered at memorial service

Nelson Mandela's life, legacy remembered at memorial service

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Nelson Mandela showed the power of "taking risks on behalf of our ideals," U.S. President Obama said at a memorial service Tuesday for the anti-apartheid hero.
Clinton says spying shouldn't gather economic information on allies

Clinton says spying shouldn't gather economic information on allies

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Allied countries should not gather economic intelligence about each other in the guise of security, former U.S. President Bill Clinton says.

Brazil's World Cup readiness issues sparks skepticism

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Brazil's readiness for next June's opening of FIFA World Cup tournament came under renewed scrutiny after senior officials from the international federation admitted delays at major sport venues.

2 consortiums pay $9.1B to run Brazil's top two airports

SAO PAULO, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The Brazilian government raised $9.1 billion by privatizing the country's two major airports Friday, officials said.
Amazon deforestation jumps 28% in a year

Amazon deforestation jumps 28% in a year

Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Brazil has acknowledged a 28 percent rise in deforestation of the ecologically sensitive Amazon forest, between August 2012 and July 2013.
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Brazil pushes legislation for control over Google, other IT firms

Brazil pushes legislation for control over Google, other IT firms

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is pushing legislation to give the government greater control over data processed by Google, Microsoft and other IT giants.

Embraer, amid soaring profit, embroiled in bribery probe

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer S.A. reported soaring profits amid reports it faces tough questions over reports it bribed some of its foreign buyers.

U.N. General Assembly to consider resolution against electronic spying

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- U.N. officials say the body will vote this month on a resolution to guarantee the right to privacy and end excessive electronic surveillance.

Petrobras mulls shedding energy assets in Peru

LIMA, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Brazilian state oil company Petrobras hopes to raise cash from the sale of its assets in Peru as part of a continuing effort to ease its debt burden.

Rioting protesters return to Brazil streets

SAO PAULO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Rioting protesters returned to Brazilian streets in an outburst of anger over the police killing of a 17-year-old boy in earlier unrest.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
By United Press International

Uruguay sees deepwater port as regional master plan

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Uruguayan President Jose Mujica is pushing the country's deepwater port project as a multibillion-dollar regional undertaking, built on Uruguayn soil, leased to neighboring countries and operated by their state enterprises or private business.

Rousseff battles to calm unrest among teachers, oil workers

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is battling to calm the country's educational institutions after thousands of sympathizers from other sectors joined protests by teachers.

Kremlin: Greenpeace case a Russian matter

MOSCOW, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The case against Greenpeace activists detained for their actions on an arctic oil rig in September is an internal matter, the Russian foreign minister said.

Brazil to create its own email system after protesting U.S. spying

BRASILIA, Brazil, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Brazil says it will develop its own in-house email system to strengthen privacy and avoid spying it blames on the United States.

Latin America's commodities-fueled growth slowing

BRASILIA, Brazil, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- As the IMF and the World Bank see Latin American economic growth faltering and a recovery unlikely before 2014, a dim outlook for Brazil is emerging as the biggest surprise of all revised projections from the two international bodies in Washington.

Paraguay comes in from the cold after post-coup isolation

ASUNCION, Paraguay, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Paraguay is emerging stronger from diplomatic isolation, slapped on the landlocked country by Latin American neighbors after a June 2012 congressional impeachment ousted former President Fernando Lugo.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.
By United Press International
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