Rio de Janeiro (CNN)A regional judge on Monday ordered all telephone operators in Brazil to block WhatsApp, the popular messaging app owned by Facebook, for failing to turn over data as part of an ongoing drug …
CNN · 7 hours ago
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Erotic sculpture park? Check. Bumper cars designed like genitalia? Check. Snack bar serving aphrodisiac recipes? Check. Sex on the premises? Uh, better not. Entrepreneurs in Brazil are seeking to build an …
New York Times · BySimon Romero · 8 hours ago
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Court orders 72-hour shutdown of messaging service but reasons remain unknown due to legal secrecy in an ongoing case. WhatsApp said the company is 'disappointed at the decision' after doing the utmost to …
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The Olympic flame arrived in the Brazilian capital Tuesday for a symbolic handover that could mark the last big public appearance of Dilma Rousseff as president if she is impeached. The flame's arrival in Brasilia from an …
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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Olympic torch has finally arrived in Brazil -- but the burst of enthusiasm might be short-lived. President Dilma Rousseff lit the torch at the …
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Brazil’s embattled President Dilma Rousseff may back calls for new presidential elections as she sees little chance of surviving a key impeachment vote in the Senate next week, according to three government officials …
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The Olympic flame is due to arrive in Brazil on Tuesday, where it will be carried on a relay route designed to showcase the country's beauty and diversity. The countdown to the Rio 2016 Games formally began on April …
NBC News · 7 hours ago
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A judge in Brazil has blocked access to messaging service WhatsApp for 72 hours, the latest suspension to hit the hugely popular application. The judge, Marcel Montalvao, issued the order because WhatsApp owner …
Ghana Web · 9 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil: WhatsApp has been blocked for 72 hours in Brazil starting afternoon of May 2. The block was ordered by a judge from the Brazilian state of Sergipe. According to reports, five major wireless …
Big News Network · 1 hour ago
A taxi driver checks to see if his WhatsApp is working in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, May 2, 2016. A Brazilian judge investigating a drug ring has ordered cell phone operators to block the messaging app WhatsApp for …
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Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the fifth largest country by both area and population. Brazil is the largest country to have P…
Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the fifth largest country by both area and population. Brazil is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language, and the only one in the Americas.
  • Founded: Sep 07, 1822
  • GDP: $2.35 trillion USD (2014)
  • Population: 206.08 million (2014)
  • Calling code: 55
  • Area: 3.29 million sq miles (8.51 million km²)
  • Travel tip: The wealth of flora and fauna
    and opportunities to observe them are unparalleled in the Amazon. Riverboats ply the waters of this fascinating wilderness, home to pink river …
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