May 16, 2013 — Brazil's economic growth has brought about more illegal immigration and drug trafficking, so the country is hoping to make its borders more secure. But the experience in the U.S. shows that it can be a difficult undertaking.
Jan 28, 2013 — Up to 1 billion people in emerging markets will buy mobile phones in the coming years, and many will use them in lieu of a computer. While this might seem a natural opportunity for Apple, it may be a struggle for the tech giant to land these new customers.
Jul 20, 2012 — When other countries were struggling to deal with the HIV epidemic, Brazil openly acknowledged the problem and launched aggressive campaigns to raise awareness and treat the disease. But activists now say say there are no longer organized HIV prevention efforts.
Jul 17, 2012 — Some Brazilian researchers say Truvada should only be given to very specific groups at risk of getting HIV, like young, gay men. Others are concerned that a drug that blocks the transmission of HIV could be a set-back for safe sex campaigns and might actually encourage unsafe sexual behavior.
Apr 26, 2012 — Forget language genes or innate linguistic universals; language is not only learned, it's also powerfully shaped by the culture we live in. Fieldwork among Brazilian Indians led linguist Dan Everett to see culture as the leading determinant of language.
Feb 22, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to block imports of Brazilian orange juice for the next 18 months could drive wholesale prices of concentrated orange juice up by 20 to 45 percent. The industry agrees that higher prices are indeed likely because orange juice already is in short supply.
Jan 26, 2012 — As Amazonian deforestation increases, archaeological sites emerge that tell a surprising tale about how forest peoples, hundreds of years ago, farmed intensively and creatively. Should this knowledge impact how we plan for Amazonian conservation today?
Jan 11, 2012 — Low levels of a fungicide called carbendazim have been found in orange juice products that contained juice imported from Brazil. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is detaining orange juice imports from all countries to check for the chemical.
Nov 30, 2011 — Chevron's recent oil spill off the coast of Rio sounds the alarm of what could really happen when the recently found huge reserves there start being explored.
Sep 20, 2011 — Capivari can be used only in a single small town. It's one of 63 local currencies in Brazil. Others feature the sun, cactus and the Brazil nut