Rio drops protests for Carnival

2014-03-03 08:16:48

More than a million Rio Carnival revelers joined wild festivities on Saturday in what has been dubbed "the greatest show on Earth."

ZTE's smartphones weaken Google's hold in Latin America

2014-03-02 17:10:48

ZTE Corp's plan to launch two smartphones in Latin America this spring using a mobile operating system it developed with US software maker Mozilla is the latest sign that Google Inc's dominant Android mobile operating system no longer has a stranglehold on handset makers, a ZTE executive said.

China sees growth potential for more trade with Brazil

2014-03-02 17:10:48

Brazil remains a very important and attractive market with large potential for Chinese companies, despite its increasing trade restrictions and protection policies, said a Chinese official recently.

Activist Brazil soccer star is moving to China

2014-03-02 17:10:48

Paulo Andre — a Brazilian soccer player and leader of the Brazilian rights movement Bom Senso FC — announced that he is transferring from Brazilian club Corinthians Paulista to China's Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, according to Agence France-Presse.

Sugar production, consumption still up and down

2014-03-02 17:10:48

After five years of fluctuations and spikes in prices, the world sugar market could be in for a period of steady growth. The combination of increases in international trade and production and increases in global consumption make for a sweet outlook. China — after India the largest consumer — and Brazil — the world's largest producer of raw sugar — play an increasingly intertwined and key role in this growth. And a complex one.

Chinese exploring new investment ties

2014-03-02 17:10:48

Chinese companies should invest in Latin America because the stable and emerging economy in that region will help boost a company's international presence, business leaders and officials from both sides said at a forum.

US vice president welcomes new Ukrainian govt

2014-02-28 15:15:48

US VP Joe Biden hailed the formation of a new Ukrainian government as an important opportunity for peace, said a statement issued by the White House.

Tea Party vows to move US Congress to right

2014-02-28 11:40:09

The largest group in the conservative US Tea Party movement celebrated its fifth anniversary on Thursday with a pledge to push Congress further to the right and capture the White House in 2016.

Obama launches program to help young minority men

2014-02-28 11:32:58

US President Barack Obama launched a program Thursday to provide economic and educational support to disadvantaged young men color.

UN chief calls for dialogue to address Thailand's crisis

2014-02-27 11:52:17

Concerned by the political crisis in Thailand, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonurged all parties in the country to engage in meaningful and inclusive dialogues.

Buried gold coins unearthed in California

2014-02-27 11:22:19

A trove of rare Gold Rush-era coins unearthed in California last year may be the greatest buried treasure ever found in the United States.