9-Year-Old Brazilian Girl, Raped by Stepfather, Aborts Twins
By Mariela Rosario | 03/05/2009 - 14:45

A Brazilian 9 year-old, who was raped and impregnated by her 23-year-old stepfather, was given permission to abort the twins she was carrying, angering Catholic officials. Although abortion is illegal in Brazil, exceptions are made in cases where the mother's life is in danger or the fetus has no chance of survival.

"We don't know if she will develop the pregnancy up to the end because of the structure of her body. It is a big risk for her," Jose Severiano Cavalcanti, the doctor who confirmed her pregnancy, told the Diario de Pernambuco.

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The Orchid Show: Brazilian Modern at the NY Botanical Garden
By Angie Romero | 03/02/2009 - 16:30

The Northeast is currently buried under a foot of snow and the question on everyone’s mind is, “What have we done to deserve such a cruel, never-ending punishment?” Well, here’s some news that will cheer you up. The Orchid Show: Brazilian Modern has just opened at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Now in its 7th year, the exhibition showcases thousands of colorful, exotic orchids that will serve as the perfect antidote to the winter of our discontent.

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Brazilian Carnival Queen, Viviane Castro, Bodypaints Obama On Her Nude Body
By Norell Giancana | 02/23/2009 - 16:25

Carnival in Brazil is full of beautiful people of all shades, dancing to samba and celebrating the many cultures and rich history of the large South American country.  One standout this year was Viviane Castro, known for baring all with the exception of a strategically placed 1 1/2 inch piece of tape, which acts as a modern-day fig leaf.  Last year, Castro’s samba group was fined for her violation of the (rarely-enforced) nudity rule.  This year, however, Castro got p

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Brazil to Hand Out 65 Million Condoms During Carnaval
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/17/2009 - 16:45

Rio Carnaval kicks off this Friday and the Brazilian government is boosting its efforts to keep party-goers safe—by handing out 65 million free condoms. This will be a 20 million increase over what it usually distributes every other month. The prophylactics are given to state agencies, which will then give them out at parties and events nationwide.

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Mayor Of Rio de Janeiro Condemns Sexist Italian Billboards
By Mariela Rosario | 02/12/2009 - 13:15

The Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes has condemned billboards that are currently up in Italy which depict men, dressed as police from the bustling Brazilian city, molesting and arresting models.

Mayor Paes told Rio's O Globo newspaper that he is considering petitioning the Italian embassy to ask that Relish clothing, the brainchild behind the advertisements, take down the billboards in Italy, which Paes says are "in bad taste."

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Sheyla Hershey Travels to Brazil for Record Breaking Breast Implants
By Mariela Rosario | 02/05/2009 - 13:15

Just when we thought we had seen it all, in comes Sheyla Hershey with her size 38KKK boobs to teach that there is no limit to what a woman will go through for huge tatas.

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Tom Cruise Confuses Portuguese for Spanish, Brazil for Argentina
By Monica Herrera | 02/05/2009 - 09:46

Tom Cruise can't tell his Latin American countries (or languages) apart. The star recently touched down in Brazil with Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise for a five-day press junket to promote his new movie, Valkyrie, and while journalists were wowed by Katie's stylish outfits and Tom's ripped abs, they didn't hesitate to hang Tom out to dry after he made a few cultural slip-ups.

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Riot Police Occupy Sao Paulo Favela
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 02/04/2009 - 16:38

230 police officers, dozens of armored cars and two helicopters took over the streets of Paraisopolis, a crowded favela (or slum) in Sao Paulo, Brazil in what BBC News is calling one of the biggest operations in years. Rioting and shooting broke out in the streets after police allegedly murdered a suspect they were attempting to arrest. Protestors set fire to cars, used fireworks as weapons, and looted stores. Three policemen were shot during the uprising and at least two civilians were injured.

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Brangelina's Moving to Brazil!
By Mariela Rosario | 02/03/2009 - 13:15

As reported by The Mirror, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie plan on making a move to Brazil in the near future!

Apparently, Jolie has been itching to get more work done in the region as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations and fell in love with Latin America on a recent trip to Costa Rica.

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Table Talk: Miss Favela
By Verky Arcos | 01/09/2009 - 17:58

Miss Favela
57 South Fifth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 230-4040

Mon-Sun: 12noon to 12midnight
Friday and Saturday until 1am for food, but the bar stays open late.
Live Music: Sat and Sun Brunch

It was my bff’s soon-to-be birthday and she was looking for a chilled out Sunday brunch place,  with music we can shake our booties to, so I suggested the recently opened spot Miss Favela.

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