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3 arrested in Brazil fire that killed 231

3 arrested in Brazil fire that killed 231

SANTA MARIA, Brazil, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Three people were arrested in a fire that swept through a nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil, killing 231 people and injuring more than 100, police said Monday.
At least 232 die in Brazilian club fire

At least 232 die in Brazilian club fire

SANTA MARIA, Brazil, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The initial estimate of the death toll from a fire at a nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil, has been revised to 232 from 245, officials said.

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Lula faces probe in cash-for-votes scandal

BRASILIA, Brazil, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva faces investigation in a swirling corruption controversy that seems to be catching up with him after two years.

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Latin American support for Cuba grows

BOGOTA, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Support for Cuba's inclusion in Latin American regional conferences and organizations is growing amid renewed links reinforcing the Caribbean nation's ties with Moscow.

Brazil fighter deal seen to favor Boeing

SAO PAULO, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Brazil's long delayed FX-2 fighter competition is not over yet but Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet is winning friends in the Brazilian air force.

Brazil advances wind power development

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Brazil is redoubling efforts to boost its electricity generation capacity and wind power is now high on both government and corporate sector agenda.
Crime bugs Brazil ahead of 2014 World Cup

Crime bugs Brazil ahead of 2014 World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Rio de Janeiro has everything it needs -- cash, infrastructure, the will to excel -- except peace on its streets ahead of the 2014 Fifa World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
Latin America looks to more engaged Obama

Latin America looks to more engaged Obama

BRASILIA, Brazil, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Latin American leaders and the media want re-elected U.S. President Barack Obama to engage more constructively with the continent on both political and economic fronts.

Embraer expands customer base in African aviation market

SAO PAULO, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Brazil's Embraer is expanding to Africa's defense procurement horizon, seen to be a lucrative business growth area with the rise of West African countries.

Brazil expects a better jet fighter deal

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Brazil is hoping to secure a better deal on its planned multibillion dollar revamp of the air force combat inventory with the possible purchase of up to 36 new jet fighters.

Brazil's sub project boosts local industry

SAO PAULO, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Brazil's submarine development project is filtering down to local manufacturers who hope to capitalize on the program's appetite for local expertise.

No end for Brazil federal workers' strike

BRASILIA, Brazil, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's political standing is coming under threat from an unlikely quarter -- more than 400,000 federal workers on a war path to push their pay claims.

Embraer awarded 1st phase of $6B cordon

SAO PAULO, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Brazilian aviation and defense manufacturer Embraer has won the contract for the first phase of 10,000 mile border security cordon.
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Brazil's national flag flies over Tiananmen Square's north rostrum as Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff visits Beijing on April 12, 2011. Rousseff is on a five-day state visit to China, during which she will push for a series of trade and investment deals. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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