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Up to 6 million Brazilians without power

SAO PAULO, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A major electrical system failure Tuesday triggered a power outage that left up to 6 million Brazilians in the dark for several hours, officials said.

Three inmates beheaded by prisoners inside Brazilian prison

SAO PAULO, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Three inmates have been shown beheaded in a video taken inside a Brazilian prison known for its violence and overcrowding, a newspaper says.

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.

EU defers talks on Mercosur free trade deal

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- EU negotiators have told Latin American trade partners they aren't in a rush to negotiate a free trade deal, a now-on and now-off conversation that has gone on for years.

Brazil braces for more anti-government protests

SAO PAULO, June 19 (UPI) -- Brazil braced for a new round of anti-government protests Wednesday after a violent night of looting and vandalism in Sao Paulo that led to at least 30 arrests.

Brazil's military hardware obsolete, says report

SAO PAULO, March 15 (UPI) -- Most of the military hardware in the inventory of Brazilian armed forces is obsolete and not fit for deployment in an emergency such as a conflict, Defense Ministry sources said in published reports.

Analysis: Brazil pumps ethanol to Japan

MIAMI, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Brazilian state energy firm Petrobras is planning to open gas stations in Japan with the intent of distributing its sugar-based ethanol to the energy-hungry nation.
CARMEN GENTILE, UPI Energy Correspondent

Brazilian inmate living lavish lifestyle

SAO PAULO, June 4 (UPI) -- A Brazilian convict living the high-life -- with his own gym equipment and TV -- has had his bounty of luxury goods confiscated, officials said.

Brazil to 'lend' Argentina power in winter

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 20 (UPI) -- Brazil will supply Argentina with its surplus energy through the South American winter, from May to July, Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper reported Wednesday.

Brazil in mourning after plane crash

SAO PAULO, July 18 (UPI) -- The pilot of a Brazilian airliner that crashed upon landing killing everyone on board was warned by air traffic controllers the runway was slippery.

Renowned Brazilian publisher dies

SAO PAULO, April 30 (UPI) -- Renowned Brazilian newspaper publisher Octavio Frias de Oliveira -- owner of the country's largest newspaper -- has died at the age of 94.

Brazil: Minister blames pilots for crash

BRASILIA, Brazil, April 12 (UPI) -- Brazilian Defense Minister Waldir Peres again blamed two U.S. pilots for the worst crash in the country's history, Folha de Sao Paulo reported Thursday.

Gisele Bundchen denies pregnancy rumor

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 22 (UPI) -- Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen has denied rumors she is pregnant with the baby of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Former Italian dissident caught in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 18 (UPI) -- A former Italian political dissident accused of killing several people in the 1970s has been captured in Brazil, Folha de Sao Paulo reported Sunday.

Brazilian city clamps down for Bush

SAO PAULO, March 8 (UPI) -- Brazil's largest city is taking extra security measures to ensure the safety of U.S. President Bush, who arrived there Thursday, Folha de Sao Paulo reported.

Brazil: Pilots lost radio in deadly crash

SAO PAULO, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Two U.S. pilots involved in Brazil's worst air accident in history had trouble with their radio in-flight, Folha de Sao Paulo reported Tuesday.

Brazil develops gel to fight HIV

SAO PAULO, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Brazilian scientists have developed a gel made from indigenous algae they say could help protect women from HIV, Folha de Sao Paulo reported Tuesday.

Brazilian supermodel against YouTube ban

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Brazilian supermodel Daniela Cicarelli said Wednesday she opposed a judge's ruling temporarily banning YouTube.

Brazilian judges make YouTube ruling

SAO PAULO, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A Brazilian judge ordered YouTube to remove from the video-sharing site a clip of Brazilian model Daniela Cicarelli frolicking with her boyfriend.

Airlines issue airspace warning for Brazil

SAO PAULO, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Two foreign airlines are warning their pilots about the dangers of flying in Brazilian airspace following the deadliest accident on record in the country.

Intel will test cheap laptop in Brazil

SAO PAULO, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Brazil will be the testing ground for a new laptop computer from Intel, which said it hopes a $400 price tag will make computing more affordable.

Brazil investigates police chief death

SAO PAULO, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Brazilian police in Sao Paulo continued investigating the weekend shooting death of a former police commander, Folha de Sao Paulo reported online.

Brazil: Red Baron heir gets 39 years

SAO PAULO, July 23 (UPI) -- An heir of the famed World War I flying ace known as the Red Baron was sentenced in Brazil to 39 years in prison for her role in her parents' murder.

Brazil: Lawmakers call for mass arrests

BRASILIA, Brazil, June 9 (UPI) -- Brazilian lawmakers called for 79 people -- including fellow politicians, business and civil servants -- to face criminal charges.

Approval for Brazil's Lula remains stable

SAO PAULO, April 17 (UPI) -- Approval for Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has remained consistent, said pollsters in a recent survey.
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