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Fear and loathing in Brazil as World Cup beckons

SAO PAULO, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Brazil approaches FIFA World Cup amid criticism that problems that drove more than a million protesters into the streets last year aren't yet resolved.

Dolphin rescued by fishermen

Nov. 22 (UPI) --On Nov. 15 a group of fishermen rescued a dolphin off the coast of Sao Paolo in Brazil. The fishermen initially saw the dolphin stuck in a plastic bag. After being released the dolphin {link:jumps for joy: "http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-now/dolphin-shows-gratitude-to-the-fishermen-who-rescued-it-192918616.html?vp=1"}, which some people believe means it was saying thank you.
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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.

Embraer secures more orders for executive jets

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, June 19 (UPI) -- Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer hopes to continue building up its sales of private jets at the same time as it expands capacity in defense, security and tactical transport.

Rafael Nadal takes 4th win of season in Barcelona Open final

BARCELONA, Spain, April 28 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal remained on a torrid pace Sunday, claiming his fourth victory of the season with a win in the final of the Barcelona Open.

Officers facing trial for 1992 Carandiru prison massacre

SAO PAOLO, Brazil, April 15 (UPI) -- Brazilian prison guards went on trial Monday for a 1992 prison massacre that killed 111 inmates, officials said.

Brazil forces head south to quell violence

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Brazil has sent elite federal police forces to strife-torn Santa Catarina in the south to contain violence ordered by drug lords from their prison cells.

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Nadal is back with Brazil Open victory

SAO PAULO, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal recorded his first victory since last year's French Open Sunday, besting David Nalbandian for the Brazil Open title.

Nadal, Nalbandian reach Brazil Open final

SAO PAULO, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal earned his second final in two weeks with a win over Martin Alund Saturday and will meet David Nalbandian for the title at the Brazil Open.

France's Chardy falls in Brazil Open upset

SAO PAULO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Jeremy Chardy of France fell in an upset to Argentine lucky loser Martin Alund Wednesday in second-round play at the Brazil Open.
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São Paulo (Portuguese pronunciation:   ( listen) "St. Paul"; English: /ˌsaʊ ˈpaʊloʊ/, /ˌsæn ˈpaʊloʊ/, or commonly /ˌsaʊ ˈpɑːloʊ/) is the largest city in Brazil, the largest and richest city in the southern hemisphere and Latin America, the world's 7th largest metropolitan area, and the most populous city proper in the Western World. The city is the capital of the state of São Paulo, the most populous Brazilian state. The name of the city honors Saint Paul. São Paulo exerts strong regional influence in commerce and finance as well as arts and entertainment. São Paulo is considered an Alpha World City.

The city has many renowned landmarks, such as the Museu Paulista do Ipiranga, the gothic Metropolitan Sé Cathedral, the São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP), the Monumento à Bandeira Portuguese to Monument to the flag and Niemeyer's Ibirapuera complex Bienal, planetarium, and museums; and more recently the Estaiada bridge in the South Side. Paulista Avenue, in Midtown is the most important financial center in the country and South America.

The city is home to the São Paulo Stock Exchange, or BOVESPA, the Future Markets, and the Cereal Market Stock Exchanges. São Paulo has been home to several of the tallest buildings in Brazil, including the Mirante do Vale Building and Itália Building.

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