Brazilian Documentary “Elena” to be shown at Brown University

Brazilian Documentary “Elena” to be shown at Brown University

PROVIDENCE — The critically acclaimed Brazilian documentary “Elena” will be screened at Brown University on Wednesday, April 16, at 6 p.m.

A Question and Answer session will be held with the documentary’s director, Petra Costa, and Professor of History James … Read Full Story

read more

Eighth Annual Samba Fest May 3

Eighth Annual Samba Fest May 3

Hartford — Brazilian and Connecticut artists join forces with Trinity College students at the eighth annual Samba Fest on Saturday, May 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, 300 Columbus Boulevard. Admission is free. Rain or shine, the … Read Full Story

read more

Six members of the community recognized at MAPS Awards Gala

Six members of the community recognized at MAPS Awards Gala

BOSTON — This past Saturday, the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) held their annual awards gala at the Boston Renaissance Hotel. Approximately 420 people attended the event, many with glittering soccer pins to reflect the theme of the night, … Read Full Story

read more

Flamengo scores late to win Rio state title

Flamengo scores late to win Rio state title

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Flamengo scored in stoppage time to draw 1-1 with Vasco da Gama on Sunday and win the Rio de Janeiro state championship for a record 33rd time.

Midfielder Marcio Araujo scored the equalizer in the first

Read Full Story

read more

Decree: Brazilian banks must be open during World Cup

Decree: Brazilian banks must be open during World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian banks will be required to stay open on working days during the World Cup, even when Brazil plays a match.

Brazil’s Central Bank said Wednesday that banks can reduce their opening hours to four … Read Full Story

read more

Coke to soften marketing if unrest hits World Cup

Coke to soften marketing if unrest hits World Cup

LONDON (AP) — Coca-Cola has disclosed contingency plans to adapt its World Cup sponsorship and soften its celebratory tone in Brazil if unrest returns to the streets.

Launching their biggest World Cup marketing campaign, which aims to promote inclusivity, Coke

Read Full Story

read more

US fans buy most World Cup tickets outside Brazil

US fans buy most World Cup tickets outside Brazil

FIFA says people in the United States have bought more than three times more World Cup tickets than any other nation except for tournament host Brazil.

Football’s governing body said Tuesday that of the 2,577,662 tickets allocated for this year’s

Read Full Story

read more

Cuban doctor found dead in Brazil

Cuban doctor found dead in Brazil

SÃO PAULO (AP) — The Health Ministry says a Cuban doctor sent to work in impoverished areas apparently committed suicide in Brazil’s capital.

A ministry official said Tuesday the body of the 52-year-old doctor was found in his hotel room

Read Full Story

read more

Brazil police push into Rio de Janeiro slums

Brazil police push into Rio de Janeiro slums

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — More than 1,400 police officers and Brazilian Marines rolled into a massive complex of slums near Rio de Janeiro’s international airport before dawn Sunday in the latest security push ahead of this year’s World Cup.… Read Full Story

read more

Bridgewater State partners with university in Brazil to offer unique opportunities

Bridgewater State partners with university in Brazil to offer unique opportunities

BRIDGEWATER – Students at Bridgewater State University are taking advantage of a unique partnership with a university in Brazil.

That partnership was recently signed between Bridgewater State and the Federal University of Santa Catarina.

It came about after BSU President … Read Full Story

read more

Brazil’s Congress approves internet legislation

Brazil’s Congress approves internet legislation

SÃO PAULO (AP) — The lower house of Brazil’s Congress has approved legislation meant to ensure the privacy of Internet users and to guarantee what’s called “Internet neutrality,” that all content be treated equally by carriers.

The bill known as

Read Full Story

read more

Brazilian club fined $21,000 for fans’ racism

Brazilian club fined $21,000 for fans’ racism

SÃO PAULO (AP) — A sports tribunal has fined Brazilian club Mogi Mirim $21,000 because its fans racially abused an opposing player in a São Paulo state championship match this month.

The tribunal issued the fine after fans allegedly called

Read Full Story

read more

Brazilian returns home to his family after federal court rules his ICE detention without a bond hearing was unlawful

Brazilian returns home to his family after federal court rules his ICE detention without a bond hearing was unlawful

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A Brazilian citizen is at the heart of a legal battle that may set a strong precedent for a class of immigrants placed on mandatory detention, after a federal court judge ruled that his and other detentions … Read Full Story

read more

Brazil investigates price-fixing cartel

Brazil investigates price-fixing cartel

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Brazil has opened legal proceedings against several major international companies accused of fixing prices for the construction and upkeep of public transportation systems in five cities.

Brazil’s antitrust agency says in a Thursday statement it will

Read Full Story

read more

Ronaldo and Romario go at it again in Brazil

Ronaldo and Romario go at it again in Brazil

SÃO PAULO (AP) — In the latest chapter of a spat between past Brazil football greats, Ronaldo is publicly criticizing former teammate Romario for making another attack on him, this time over an alleged broken promise to provide free tickets … Read Full Story

read more

Brazil pays price for lack of goalkeeping culture

Brazil pays price for lack of goalkeeping culture

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Goalkeeper Julio Cesar — the wrong side of 30 and past his prime — is the weakest link in the team which all of Brazil expects to win the World Cup this July. And that is … Read Full Story

read more

MAPS to honor six local community activists

MAPS to honor six local community activists

BOSTON — The 2014 Awards Gala of the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) will be bringing far flinging cultures from all over the world with the theme of the event being “United by Passion.” That passion happens to be … Read Full Story

read more

Fans report problems at new World Cup stadium

Fans report problems at new World Cup stadium

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Fans attending the inaugural match at the new stadium in the jungle city of Manaus were not completely satisfied and reported a lot of unfinished work at the venue, which is set to host its first … Read Full Story

read more