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Pratto open to Argentina move to aid World Cup bid

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 18 - Sao Paulo striker Lucas Pratto has admitted he could be tempted to return to an Argentine football club in January to boost his chances of featuring in next year's FIFA World Cup. Capped five times since his international debut in August last year, Pratto has yet to represent his country under current head coach Jorge Sampaoli, who was appointed in June, reports Xinhua news agency.


Body Positive Art Projects - The 'Other Girls' Book Features...

The professional artist Manu Cunhas, from Florianopolis, Brazil, has released an award-winning project titled 'Outras Meninas, which translates to 'Other Girls' in English. The book's concept started out online, where women would send pictures of themselves along with captions about their relationships with their bodies, which the artist would then convert to watercolor paintings and post on her blog.


Detection of Zika Virus in April 2013 Patient Samples, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Emerg Infect Dis. 2017;23 :2120-2121. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2312.171375 Passos SR, Borges dos Santos MA, Cerbino-Neto J, et al. Detection of Zika Virus in April 2013 Patient Samples, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Yara to acquire Vale Cubatao Fertilizantes complex in Brazil

Oslo, 17 November 2017: Yara has entered into an agreement to acquire the Vale Cubatao Fertilizantes complex in Brazil from Vale S.A. for an enterprise value of USD 255 million. The acquisition will establish Yara as a nitrogen producer in Brazil, strengthening its production footprint and complementing its existing distribution position.


Rio state legislature votes to release imprisoned members

Rio de Janeiro's state legislature has voted to release three lawmakers who had been jailed in a corruption investigation. Friday's decision is sure to infuriate residents of Rio.


Brazil speaker says pension overhaul in danger if left until 2018

The Brazilian government's plan to overhaul the costly pension system will be in trouble if it does not clear the lower house of Congress this year, and it still lacks the votes needed for approval, the Speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Friday. Brazilian Lower House's President Rodrigo Maia looks on during a meeting with judge Alexandre de Moraes , in Brasilia, Brazil October 17, 2017.


Ex Caracas mayor flees house arrest, arrives in Colombia

In this Oct. 27, 2009 file photo, Caracas' Mayor Antonio Ledezma attends a Senate meeting, in Brasilia, Brazil. The former mayor has escaped house arrest in Caracas and arrived in Colombia, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.


Ousted Caracas mayor flees house arrest, arrives in Colombia

In this Oct. 27, 2009 file photo, Caracas' Mayor Antonio Ledezma attends a Senate meeting, in Brasilia, Brazil. The former mayor has escaped house arrest in Caracas and arrived in Colombia, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.


SC Johnson Unveils 'Carna ba: Tree of Life' Exhibit at Museum of Industry in Fortaleza, Brazil

Today, in partnership with the Museum of Industry in , Social Service of Industry and Federation of Industry of CearA , SC Johnson proudly opened the "CarnaAoba: Tree of Life" exhibit highlighting the importance of the carnaAoba palm tree in "My grandfather's journey in 1935 marked the beginning of our company's relationship with BrazilA A - a strong bond that continues to this day," said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. "We are committed to protecting the environment and the sustainability of the carnaAoba palm.


Michelle Williams heading to Rio?

The 37-year-old actress is said to be in talks to feature in the motion picture based in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro and directed by Luca Guadagnino from a script by Steven Knight. According to Variety, the movie will star Jake Gyllenhaal as a financial reporter who heads to Rio to visit his rich pal, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, but he gets caught up in a plot to fake his friend's death.