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At Least 189 Dead in Brazil Air Crash

Wed, 18 Jul 2007 17:15:58 GMT

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) -- The pilot of an airliner that burst into flames after trying to land on a short, rain-slicked runway apparently tried to take off again, barely clearing rush-hour traffic on a major highway. The death toll rose Wednesday to 189 and could climb higher....

Brazil: $540M for Nuclear Program

Wed, 11 Jul 2007 06:29:16 GMT

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) -- President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said that Brazil will budget about $540 million over eight years to complete its nuclear program, including uranium enrichment and possibly building a nuclear-powered submarine....

Brazil's Amazon Dam Project Moves Ahead

Tue, 10 Jul 2007 02:47:17 GMT

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) -- Regulators granted preliminary approval Monday to a massive Amazon dam project praised by business leaders as a way to prevent possible energy shortages but criticized by environmentalists as a potential environmental disaster....

Brazil Town Installing Piranha Net

Tue, 10 Jul 2007 01:35:16 GMT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- A resort town in Brazil hopes a steel-and-plastic net will stop piranhas from taking a bite out of bathers - and its tourism industry....

Brazil President Defends Ethanol Boom

Mon, 09 Jul 2007 21:52:59 GMT

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) -- Brazil's president said Monday that his nation's booming ethanol business won't hurt the Amazon rain forest, dismissing criticism that increased production of the alternate fuel could lead to deforestation....