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2 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 1-Brazil confident new rules will protect existing oil rights

Brazilian regulators said on Tuesday they were confident that new regulations will trump provisions of the country's 2010 oil law that threaten to strip oil companies such as Royal Dutch Shell Plc of rights to operate major oil fields. "We're pretty sure that the rules will stand up to any legal challenge," Thiago Macedo, the lead attorney for oil regulator ANP, said at an industry event.

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5 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Brazil police, housing activists in violent clash

Police and housing activists in Brazil's biggest city clashed violently on Tuesday after authorities evicted about 200 families who had illegally occupied an empty hotel in downtown Sao Paulo. Protesters hurled rocks and pieces of wood at some of the 250 police troops who showed up to evict an estimated 200 families that had occupied the building's 20 floors for six months.

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5 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Clashes erupt in Brazil as police evict squatters from high-rise

Clashes between police and squatters resisting eviction paralyzed Sao Paulo on Tuesday morning, as streets were emptied and the center of South America's largest city was filled with tear gas and smoke from at least one torched city bus. Large-scale demonstrations and street conflicts have taken place periodically across Brazil since June 2013, but had largely subsided since the beginning of the World Cup soccer tournament this June.

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8 hrs ago | Reuters

Brazil's Neves: An insider in an election about change

The handsome, accomplished grandson of one of Brazil's most beloved politicians, Aecio Neves has been preparing his whole life to be president, friends say. Neves, 54, has tumbled into a distant third place in polls over the past month as voters who are tired of President Dilma Rousseff's leftist government embrace a candidate who more obviously represents change and a break with Brazil's political establishment - environmentalist Marina Silva.

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12 hrs ago | Manchester Journal

Review: Mendes spreads joy of Brazil's music

Sergio Mendes continues his mission of spreading the joy of Brazilian music to a global audience on new album "Magic." That mission began nearly 50 years ago when he helped merge bossa nova with jazz and enjoyed commercial success with Brasil '66's bossa nova-flavored arrangements of pop tunes.

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13 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

Brazilian archbishop robbed at gunpoint in Rio

Brazilian church officials say the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro has escaped injury during a robbery by three gunmen. Rio archdiocese spokesman Adionel Carlos da Cunha says the robbery occurred Monday night when Cardinal Orani Joao Tempesta was being driven to a local radio station to participate in a debate.

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13 hrs ago | ABC News

Brazilian Archbishop Robbed at Gunpoint in Rio

Brazilian church officials say the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro has escaped injury during a robbery by three gunmen. Rio archdiocese spokesman Adionel Carlos da Cunha says the robbery occurred Monday night when Cardinal Orani Joao Tempesta was being driven to a local radio station to participate in a debate.

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15 hrs ago | Western morning News

Westcountry businesses ready to conquer new Brazil markets with...

Three firms from Somerset, Devon and Cornwall will join the nine-strong delegation to South America in a bid to bolster commercial exchanges between the Westcountry and the emerging Brazilian powerhouse. The five-day visit, organised by the UKTI will give businesses the opportunity to secure major contracts in this rapidly growing and lucrative South American market.

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19 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News

Brazil police investigate if shot fired by hotel where Honduran soccer team stayed hours later

Brazilian authorities are investigating whether a gunshot was fired near a hotel where the Honduran national soccer team arrived to stay a few hours later, police said Tuesday. A police officer in the town of Porto Feliz in Sao Paulo state said it's unclear if the sound heard in front of the hotel was an actual gunshot, fireworks or even a car backfiring.

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19 hrs ago | AkiPress

12:33 People's Artist of Kazakhstan tours Brazil

A concert tour of Aiman Musahojaeva, the world-famous violinist and the People's Artist of Kazakhstan, has started in Brazil on September 12, the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan reports. On September 12 and 14, Sao Paulo hosted two concerts in the framework of the culture cycle conducted by Sao Paulo city council in distinguished Casilda Becker theater and Decio de Almeida Prado theatre.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Washington Post

Brazil's indigenous seek out city, end up in slums

They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit that vibrates above the traffic roaring from a nearby expressway and the beat of funk music blasting from a neighbor's loudspeaker.

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ABC News

Brazil's Indigenous Seek out City, End up in Slums

They huddle in a tight circle, shaking seed-filled maracas and shuffling in time to a rhythm that has pulsed through their tribes for generations. The dancers raise their voices in song, conjuring an ancient spirit that vibrates above the traffic roaring from a nearby expressway and the beat of funk music blasting from a neighbor's loudspeaker.

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Greenwich Citizen

Brazil's indigenous seek out city, end up in slums

In this Aug. 24, 2014 photo, Vieira a Guarani indian gets a view of the Mare slum, next to a dream catcher hanging from the roof, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Some 5,000 indians from across Brazil live in Rio's favelas, where many of them fight to keep their traditions alive amidst grinding poverty and rampant violence.

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Edmonton Journal

Concert preview: Music is about energy for Carlos Nunez

As anyone who saw him here at the 2013 Folk Fest knows, the smiling Spaniard Carlos NuA ez is a charismatic, high-energy musician. He's been dubbed "the Hendrix of the bagpipes" for his prowess on the gaita .

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Silicon Alley Insider

After Standoff, Vale And China's Cosco Both Claim Shipping Victory

In the end, the answer to Brazilian miner Vale's Chinese shipping problem turned out to be in the problem itself. Valemax mega-ships - designed to cut the costs of transporting iron ore to China - have not been allowed to dock at Chinese ports, stalling the miner's $4 billion strategy.

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Barron's

More Brazil Energy Crimes Alleged

Rio de Janeiro prosecutors seek to freeze assets valued at 1.5 billion Brazilian reais belonging to Batista, and people close to him. Batista, 57, also could face jail time if found guilty.

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ZDNet

Brazil IT trade bodies call for government support

One of the biggest IT industry events in Brazil kicks off on Monday to generate business and discuss the need to create better public policies to support the local tech sector. Given that the presidential elections are taking place next month, the Rio Info conference will center its debates around the the ways in which the government could - or should - support the sector, as well as providing a networking environment for more than 120 IT providers and buyers.

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All About Jazz

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: "Oh, Pierre!" - New Music from Space Genetics

Consistently pushing back against the confines of any one particular stylistic framework, the eight original compositions that make up 'Oh, Pierre!' are interwoven with ambient synthesizer soundscapes, off-kilter electronic percussion grooves, and digitally-altered woodwind improvisations. Continually evolving since their first release in 2009, have blurred their individual voices on woodwinds and laptops into a collective whole, often making it difficult to determine which player might be responsible for specific musical iterations.

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The Times of India

China set to pump billions of dollars in India, outwit Japan

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to focus on economic and trade development during his visit to India. BEIJING: Cash-rich China is looking to outwit rival Japan by pledging to invest billions of dollars in India's railway, manufacturing and infrastructure projects during President Xi Jinping's maiden visit to the country this week.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Bloomberg

Brazil's Batista May Face Trial Within One Year, Lawyers Say

Brazil's criminal case against former billionaire Eike Batista will be a complex one that may take a year to come to trial and as long as 10 years to be fully resolved, lawyers said. Brazilian federal prosecutors accused Batista of financial-market crimes and are seeking to freeze his assets valued at as much as 1.5 billion reais .

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