Hackers break into Brazil foreign ministry email system

Hackers penetrated Brazil`s foreign ministry internal email system but failed to get access to confidential government documents and cables, a ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.

Brazil ready to quell protests during World Cup

Brazil has stocked up on riot gear and is ready to deploy police and military forces to contain anti-government protests expected during the 32-nation World Cup soccer championship starting next month, authorities said on Friday.

Brazil police say major drug cartel dismantled

Brazilian police has said they had dismantled a massive drug cartel with operations in 30 countries and sales of at least USD 2.3 million a week.

Putin, Rousseff, Netherlands PM call Modi

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff on Saturday called Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his landslide win in the Lok Sabha polls and said they were looking forward to meet him in the BRICS summit in July.

Anti-World Cup protest puts Sao Paulo business district on edge

Several thousand demonstrators marched through an expensive business district of Brazil`s largest city on Thursday to protest against urban developments for the soccer World Cup that they say have left many homeless.

Brazil probes ex-soldiers over dictatorship-era killing

The Brazilian attorney general`s office launched an investigation Monday into five retired soldiers accused of torturing and killing a congressman during the country`s 1964-1985 military dictatorship.

Saudi halts Brazil beef imports over suspected mad cow

Saudi Arabia has suspended beef imports from Brazil over fears of a suspected case of atypical mad cow disease detected in the country, the Gulf kingdom said on Monday.

Brazil inmates free hostages after prison standoff

Inmates at a maximum-security prison in northeast Brazil, who had taken four guards and more than 100 visiting relatives hostage during a riot, released all the captives Sunday, officials said.

Brazil issues stamps to honour Indian Cinema

Brazil issues stamps to honour Indian Cinema

One freed, 121 held in Brazil prison hostage standoff

Negotiators persuaded inmates holding hostages seized during a prison riot in Brazil to free a guard Sunday, but were still working to free three more guards and 118 prisoners` relatives.

Brazil prisoners take more than 120 hostages

Inmates in a prison in the northeastern Brazilian state of Sergipe took 122 hostages on Saturday - nearly all of them visiting inmate relatives, a prison official told AFP.

Brazil`s presidential poll may go for second round

Brazil`s October presidential elections may feature a second round, as support for incumbent President Dilma Rousseff falters and her contenders gain strength, according to an opinion poll.

One killed as football fans clash in Brazil

 A Brazilian football fan was killed after supporters of rival clubs clashed at a stadium in the northeastern city of Recife, police said Sunday.

Now Lion theft from animal rehab centre !

Police say a 660-pound lion has been stolen from an animal rehabilitation center in southeastern Brazil.

Return of Lula as Brazil``s president unlikely, but possible

It`s the catch phrase of the moment in Brazil`s capital, seen on posters and even a few bumper stickers: "Come back, Lula."

Brazil`s PM Rousseff says she`ll run for re-election

Brazil`s President Dilma Rousseff said Wednesday she will seek re-election in October, even though some are calling for the return of her popular predecessor president Luiz Inacio Lula.

Police crack down on homeless in Sao Paulo

Police in Brazil cracked down with tear gas on about 1,000 homeless demonstrators in Sao Paulo who were hurling rocks, authorities said, with World Cup action here looming.

Brazilian church first to be named after John Paul II

A small church in the Brazilian city of Salvador de Bahia became the first to take the name of John Paul II on Sunday after the late pontiff`s canonization at the Vatican.

Six police fired shots in Rio favela where dancer died

Six police said they opened fire in a Rio slum skirmish after which a well-known dancer was found dead, police said Saturday as they probe the incident that caused mass demos.

Brazilian torturer `died of heart attack`: Report

A retired Brazilian colonel who confessed to torturing and killing detainees during the country`s 1964-1985 military dictatorship died from a heart attack during a break-in at his home.