Brazilians urged to take precautions to avoid mosquito-borne Zika virus

Urging citizens to take precautions to avoid deadly mosquito-borne disease known as Zika, Brazilian health authorities have advised that people, particularly pregnant women, should stay inside during the country’s upcoming holiday season to avoid mosquito bites.

The Brazilian Ministry of... read more

WhatsApp service was temporarily blocked in Brazil this week; restored after 12 hours

Earlier this week, Facebook’s popular WhatsApp instant messaging service was temporarily blocked -- and subsequently restored -- in Brazil, because of an order released by a lower court in Sao Paulo.

The lower court had, on Wednesday, imposed a 48-hour ban on WhatsApp in Brazil. The... read more

Longer Breastfeeding Increases IQ

A latest study, published on Wednesday by The Lancet medical journal, has found that the people breastfed as infants have higher intelligence scores in adulthood, and higher earnings. For the study, the researchers tracked the development of 3,500 newborns for more than 30 years. They found that... read more

Nintendo exits Brazil due to challenges in local business environment

In a recent announcement, Nintendo of America Inc. has revealed that it is pulling out of Brazil this month, because of challenges in local business environment. The company has said that the high import taxes and other tariffs imposed by Brazil have made imports of electronics into the country... read more

Flying reptile skeleton found in Brazil

Hundreds of fossils of ancient flying reptile Caiuajara dobruskii were discovered together in a single bed. These fossils of the reptile which have an unusual butterfly-esque head were found on the outskirts of Cruzeiro do Oeste in the southern state of Parana, southern Brazil by paleontologists... read more

Spanish Giant Telefonica Expanding Operations in Brazil

In the view to expand its operations in Brazil and to deal with the antitrust concerns, Spanish giant Telefonica has launched a EUR6.7 billion bid for Vivendi's Brazilian telecoms business Global Village Telecom (GVT).

The offer states that the French media group would receive BRL11.96... read more

Google extends field-testing of its Project Loon Wi-Fi balloons

Google has recently revealed on its Project Loon Google+ page that it has extended the field-testing of its Project Loon high-elevation Wi-Fi balloons to places like Campo Maior, a small town in rural Brazil.

The disclosure about the extension of field-testing of Project Loon Wi-Fi... read more

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