Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20001/all en Boeing courts Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/boeing-courts-brazil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The aviation giant sweetens its bid to sell fighter jets to Brazil </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sarah Childress </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Most of the world&rsquo;s economies may be in freefall, but Brazil&rsquo;s still going strong.</p> <p> Any doubts about this regional giant&rsquo;s economic clout should be put to rest after <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i6T8Q2fpi5GZ0F23nMtrz24jjuEA?docId=1cc9f10f396b4de793d6daa94b1e1d03">this report</a> about its bid to buy military aircraft.</p> <p> Brazil has been shopping around for fighter planes to bolster its military prowess. Its budget? $5 billion.&nbsp;</p> <p> That got some attention from Sweden, France and U.S.&rsquo;s Boeing Co., which <a href="http:// http://www.boeing.com/commercial/cmo/latin_america.html">expects</a> Latin American air traffic to grow at accelerated rates over the next 20 years. And Brazil, as the regional powerhouse and by far the largest economy, will want increasingly to assert its dominance.</p> <p> The bid is so important to the U.S. that President Barack Obama has even stepped in, <a href="http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2011/08/17/Boeing-ratchets-up-Brazil-jet-campaign/UPI-46901313583255/">personally lobbying his counterpart</a> in Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff, to help sway the deal.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/boeing-courts-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boeing Brazil Brazil Que pasa Fri, 19 Aug 2011 16:24:00 +0000 Sarah Childress 5673525 at http://www.globalpost.com Google maps the Amazon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/google-maps-the-amazon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The famous forest will soon appear on Google's Street View. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sarah Childress </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> <br /> In its quest to map the entire planet, Google <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/americas/google-to-include-images-of-amazon-rain-forest-on-its-street-view-service/2011/08/22/gIQAsVnvWJ_story.html?wprss=">has started in</a> on the world&rsquo;s largest tropical rainforest.</p> <p> Google started its Street View in Brazil last year. But until recently, it&rsquo;s just been focused on the country&rsquo;s bustling cities and towns.</p> <p> Now, it plans to send its street-view cameras on tricycles down dirt trails, and even <a href="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/street-view-goes-to-amazon.html ">mount them on boats</a> to capture on-the-ground pictures.</p> <p> Google also will rely on the aid of local people to add details that only they would know, such as well-traveled paths or far-flung villages. The tech giant plans to work with <a href="http://www.fas-amazonas.org/en/">Amazonas Sustainable Foundation</a>, a non-profit organization backed by the Brazilian government that works to conserve the forest and improve the livelihood of communities who live there.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/google-maps-the-amazon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amazon Brazil Brazil Que pasa Tue, 23 Aug 2011 16:52:00 +0000 Sarah Childress 5673758 at http://www.globalpost.com In Europe, migration history repeats itself http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/europe-emigration-history-repeats-itself Back in the days of empire have nots used to head out to the colonies. Guess what? They are doing it again - although the colonies are now prosperous, independent nations<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/europe-emigration-history-repeats-itself" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angola Brazil Europe Greece Home immigration Ireland Melbourne Portugal Regions Americas Brazil Europe Ireland Italy Spain Europa GlobalPost Blogs Fri, 23 Dec 2011 16:30:31 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5685042 at http://www.globalpost.com Orange juice prices hit record high http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120111/global-orange-juice-prices-hit-record-high <p> Cold weather in Florida and safety concerns about juice from Brazil are driving the price of orange juice to a record high.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120111/global-orange-juice-prices-hit-record-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Food food prices orange juice US Economy Americas Brazil United States Wed, 11 Jan 2012 19:50:00 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5686990 at http://www.globalpost.com Coke finds fungicide in orange juice http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120112/coke-finds-fungicide-orange-juice <p> Coca-Cola said it found fungicide in its orange juice and has alerted the Food and Drug Administration sparking an investigation</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120112/coke-finds-fungicide-orange-juice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil commodity prices orange juice Americas Brazil Thu, 12 Jan 2012 23:05:56 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5687185 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazilian bikini, the plus-size collection, hits the beach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/wanderlust/brazilian-bikini-the-plus-size-collection-hits-the-beach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Swimsuits manufacturers in Brazil tailor their famous “dental floss” bikini to women 100 pounds heavier than Gisele Bundchen. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Iva Roze Skoch </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Cancel your Copocabana beach vacation now. Apparently, not everyone in Brazil looks like <a href="http://www.popsugar.com/Gisele-Bundchen-Bikini-Pictures-18343424">Gisele Bundchen</a>.</p> <p> At least that&rsquo;s what Brazilian swim suit manufacturers have discovered.</p> <p> That&rsquo;s why their new collections are increasingly targeted not at the way Victoria&rsquo;s Secret catalogs present the &ldquo;girls from Ipanema&rdquo;, but to real Brazilian women. Namely those with a bit more &ldquo;junk in the trunk&rdquo; than your average supermodel, <a href="http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/brazilian-bikinis-tailored-to-the-chunky/story-fn9076o9-1226257658180">the AP reports</a>.</p> <p> This, needless to say, presents a bit of a challenge.&nbsp;</p> <p> Let&rsquo;s start by saying there is a good reason why <a href="http://www.thebodydynamic.com/brazilfaq.html">Brazilian bikini wax</a> is necessary when wearing Brazilian bikini. That&rsquo;s because swimsuits in Brazil are famous for their utter lack of coverage. And they look different on a size-16 woman than they do on a size-2 woman Victoria&rsquo;s Secret model.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/wanderlust/brazilian-bikini-the-plus-size-collection-hits-the-beach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Swimwear Business Brazil Offbeat Wanderlust Wed, 01 Feb 2012 14:36:54 +0000 Iva Roze Skoch 5689608 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil cannibal sect used human flesh for empanada pasties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/120414/brazil-cannibal-sect-used-human-flesh-empanada-pasties <p> The accused, a man and two women, said they were members of a sect and claimed a &ldquo;voice&rdquo; had commanded them to kill women they considered evil.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/120414/brazil-cannibal-sect-used-human-flesh-empanada-pasties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Americas Brazil Sat, 14 Apr 2012 13:21:31 +0000 Luke Browne 5700427 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil prison inmates take 100 people hostage in riot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/120416/brazil-prison-inmates-take-100-people-hostage-riot <p> Around 130 people were originally taken hostage but 28 were freed on Monday morning. In exchange, prison authorities restored water and electricity services at the complex.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/120416/brazil-prison-inmates-take-100-people-hostage-riot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Americas Brazil Mon, 16 Apr 2012 18:43:05 +0000 Luke Browne 5700600 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran fires diplomat over Brazil pool groping scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iran/120521/iran-fires-diplomat-over-brazil-pool-groping-scandal The official, 51-year-old Hekmatollah Ghorbani, who is married with children and had been in his post for two years, attracted the fury of the girls’ parents when they discovered he had been groping their daughters, and was arrested.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iran/120521/iran-fires-diplomat-over-brazil-pool-groping-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Diplomacy Iran Mon, 21 May 2012 20:37:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5705048 at http://www.globalpost.com Latin America's largest garbage dump closes, sparking fears from trash pickers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/120604/latin-americas-largest-dump-closes-sparking-fears-trash Rio closed Latin America's largest landfill Jardin Gramacho ahead of the Rio+20 United Nations sustainable development summit next month. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/120604/latin-americas-largest-dump-closes-sparking-fears-trash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Brazil Mon, 04 Jun 2012 17:00:11 +0000 Alexander Besant 5706690 at http://www.globalpost.com On Location Video: U.S. companies scramble for a piece of Brazil’s oil boom http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5708319 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>With an eye on offshore oil deposits, companies woo Brazil with social programs and political visits.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Holley and Simone Sebastian </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="1920" height="1080" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/bf1eb4aa7928b-original_0.jpg?1340001380" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2012:06:25 06:15</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("bf1eb4aa7928b", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Brazil On Location Emerging Markets Brazil Mon, 25 Jun 2012 10:15:00 +0000 Peter Holley and Simone Sebastian 5708319 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil's $66 billion stimulus could signal a shift in its growth strategy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/brazil/120816/economy-stimulus-growth Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff announced a $66 billion stimulus plan intended to revive the country's road and railway systems and to help bolster the economy, according to the Financial Times. The country which was once an emerging market darling has seen its economic growth slow since late last year.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/brazil/120816/economy-stimulus-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Dilma Rousseff World Leaders Emerging Markets Brazil Thu, 16 Aug 2012 19:47:00 +0000 Mamta Badkar, Business Insider 5716235 at http://www.globalpost.com Woman who survived Brazil nightclub fire dies in crash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/130208/woman-who-survived-brazil-nightclub-fire-dies-crash A week after surviving the Brazil nightclub inferno, a student is killed in a freak accident.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/130208/woman-who-survived-brazil-nightclub-fire-dies-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Americas Want to Know Brazil Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:20:00 +0000 Ellen Connolly 5750238 at http://www.globalpost.com Social media round-up: Brazil protests grow in number and meaning http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/130618/brazil-protests-grow-numbers-and-meaning <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What began in reaction to increased bus fares has evolved into a countrywide protest demanding diverse change. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> James Miller </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><script src="//storify.com/globalpost/brazil-protests.js"></script><p><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/globalpost/brazil-protests" target="_blank">View the story "Brazil protests" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Brazil Dilma Rousseff Protests revolution World Leaders Want to Know Brazil Politics Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:21:59 +0000 James Miller 5860132 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil's almost paradise: Here's why they ask for more http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/131004/sao-paulo-paraisopolis-favela-cost-of-living <p>SAO PAULO &mdash; Drawn by the so-called Brazilian economic miracle of the 2000s, millions of families moved to the country&#39;s teeming cities, seeking an escape from harsh lives as subsistence farmers. The booming economy, combined with new laws and government programs aimed at boosting the working poor, succeeded in swelling the ranks of Brazil&rsquo;s vaguely defined &ldquo;middle class&rdquo; until it included almost half the population. But in recent years, the miracle has faded, leaving the lower echelons of the middle class facing a new form of economic despair often as harsh as the lives they left behind.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/131004/sao-paulo-paraisopolis-favela-cost-of-living" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Want to Know Emerging Markets Brazil Politics Culture & Lifestyle Political Risk Thu, 10 Oct 2013 04:32:00 +0000 Will Carless 5952238 at http://www.globalpost.com