LatAm cyber attacks rise as Peru, Brazil hackers link up with Russians

Cyber attacks and cyber espionage are on the rise in Latin America, and the source of much of it is Brazilian hackers and Peruvian recent university graduates linking up with Russian-speaking experts, according to Internet security analysts.

Growing a cup of coffee requires 100 litres of water!
Growing a cup of coffee requires 100 litres of water!

More than 100 litres of water goes into growing an average cup of coffee. This and other factors have contributed to the plight of coffee farmers in poorer nations along the equator.

Brazil increases budget for Rio 2016
Brazil increases budget for Rio 2016

 Brazil has raised the official budget for the Rio 2016 Olympics by 70 million reais to 38.67 billion reais ($11 billion), authorities said.

Brazil speaker in corruption scandal won`t resign

 The speaker of Brazil`s lower house of congress defiantly vowed not to resign Friday, a day after being charged in a massive corruption scandal.

European Union slams top economies on climate summit targets

The EU today urged India, Indonesia, Brazil and other major economies to immediately submit their emissions reductions targets to help avoid failure at the UN climate summit in Paris later this year.

Brazil Senate passes austerity bill in win for Rousseff

Brazil`s Senate approved a bill to roll back payroll tax breaks on Wednesday that is a key measure in President Dilma Rousseff`s efforts to reduce a gaping fiscal deficit and restore confidence in her government`s accounts.

Russia mulls easing visa regime for BRICS

Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered to ease visa regime for some categories of tourists from BRICS countries.

Brazilians rage against President Dilma Rousseff, corruption
Brazilians rage against President Dilma Rousseff, corruption

 Hundreds of thousands of protesters demanded Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff`s resignation Sunday, blaming her and the leftist Workers` Party for runaway corruption and looming recession in Latin America`s biggest country.

Anti-government protests sweep Brazil

Demonstrators are taking to the streets of cities and towns across Brazil for a day of nationwide anti-government protests.

Rio airport agents bribed in Chinese immigrant scandal: Report

Immigration agents at Rio de Janeiro's airport are under investigation for allegedly accepting bribes to allow Chinese immigrants into the country illegally, Brazilian newspaper O Globo has reported.

Protests to raise ante in bitter Brazilian power struggle

 Huge crowds on Sunday are expected to demand Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff`s impeachment, injecting more volatility into an increasingly toxic political struggle in Latin America`s biggest country.

Nineteen killed in Sao Paulo shootings

 Nineteen people were killed and seven injured overnight in a wave of shootings in Brazil`s biggest city Sao Paulo, a security official said Friday after reports of a massacre in the suburbs.

Nineteen killed in Sao Paulo shootings

 Nineteen people were killed and seven injured overnight in a wave of shootings in Brazil`s biggest city Sao Paulo, a security official said Friday after reports of a massacre in the suburbs.

World Skills 2015: Manish Sisodia holds discussions with education ministries of various countries

The Delhi government has initiated a dialogue with education ministries of Finland, Brazil, UK and Germany with an aim to adopt the best practises and systems in setting up of skill university in the national capital.

Brazil: 17 killed in Sao Paulo shootings; police investigating links

Police in Brazil's biggest city said on Friday they are investigating the shooting deaths of at least 17 people within the span of about three hours.

Brazil to release its own dengue vaccine

 Brazil has said the vaccine against dengue developed in the country will be available by 2018 when all tests are completed.

Thousands of women march in support of Brazil`s Rousseff

 Thousands of women rallied Wednesday in support of President Dilma Rousseff, whose poll numbers have plummeted amid a national scandal involving state oil company Petrobras.

Ageing Indian population needs better health care by 2100: UN

While there will be no end to the world population growth in this century, developing countries with young populations but lower fertility like India face the prospect of a substantial population ageing before the end of the century.

Hackers broadcast porn on TV screens at Brazil bus depot

 Hackers infiltrated the travel information video screens at a Brazilian bus station and replaced arrival and departure times with hard-core porn.