Gisele Bündchen Takes Tom Brady to Meet Her Family in Brazil
By Monica Herrera | 03/16/2009 - 10:35

Gisele Bündchen's extended family couldn't make it to the States for her secret wedding to Tom Brady, so the supermodel is bringing her beloved to them. The newlyweds touched down in Brazil this weekend to celebrate the 83rd birthday of Bündchen's grandfather, and Brady finally met his wife's sundry aunts, uncles and cousins for the first time.

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Excommunicated Doctor Hailed As Hero at Women's Health Conference
By Mariela Rosario | 03/11/2009 - 17:45

Brazilian Minister of Health Jose Gomes Temporao called on those in attendance at a national convention on women's health he hosted to acknowledge the "brilliant" work of the team of doctors who helped a 9-year-old girl abort twins. The doctor received a standing ovation.

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Brazilian Actor Refuses to Dub Sean Penn's "Milk" Character
By Mariela Rosario | 03/11/2009 - 13:00

Brazilian actor Marco Ribeiro, who has dubbed Sean Penn's voice into Portuguese for the films 21 Grams and All the King's Men has refused to help with the Oscar winner's newest film set to hit Brazilian airwaves, Milk.

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Vatican Excommunicates Mother and Doctors of 9-Year-old Rape Victim
By Mariela Rosario | 03/10/2009 - 18:55

We were all pretty shocked to hear the story about the 9-year-old Brazilian girl, who, after years of being raped by her stepfather, wound up pregnant with his twins. Adding insult to injury, the Catholic Church has decided to excommunicate the little girl's mother and the doctors who performed the abortion, "God’s law is above any human law," said regional archbishop, José Cardoso Sobrinho.

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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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