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2 years 1 month ago

27 inmates break out from Brazilian prison

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Authorities say 27 inmates escaped from a Brazilian penitentiary crawling through the sewage system. An official at Rio de Janeiro state's Bangu prison complex told media that 31 prisoners attempted the break on Sunday. Within hours four were recaptured still inside the sewage system. It...

2 years 10 months ago

Brazil lawmakers investigate human rights abuses

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Brazilian legislators have started investigating human rights abuses committed during the South American country's past military regime. Congresswoman Luiza Erundina tells reporters the move is meant to pressure the government to appoint the members needed for a truth commission that is supposed to independently investigate crimes...

3 years 10 months ago

Wal-Mart to invest $755 million in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) - Wal-Mart says that by the end of the year it will have invested the equivalent of $755 million to expand its operations in Latin America's biggest country. Marcos Samaha, president of Wal-Mart's Brazilian subsidiary, said in a Tuesday statement that 1.2 billion reals ($755 million)...

4 years 6 months ago

Coffee prices on the rise

While it's usually not the most expensive thing on your ticket at a diner, coffee is getting more expensive as you sip. At Colorado Springs coffee importer Barista Espresso, they're already seeing price increases and say you'll probably see them too. "In the gourmet market, you'll start to...

4 years 6 months ago

Coffee prices on the rise

You may begin to see a rise on the price of your daily cup of coffee. Local coffee importers at Barista Espresso say the largest coffee producing countries in the world are in Brazil, Vietnam, and Colombia. That's were they get their coffee, but they say right now prices...

5 years 5 months ago

Rio de Janiero wins 2016 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has selected Rio de Janiero to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Chicago was eliminated in the first ballot of voting for the 2016 Olympics on Friday, a stunning defeat for the city that was expected to be one of the two finalists. Not even the...

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