Brasilia, May 30 (IANS) A prankster in Brazil landed himself in deep trouble after the colour he painted his body with failed to come off -- he realised then that the paint was one used for painting ballistic missiles and nuclear submarines. Enrique dos Santos,35, a swimming pool attendant, was trying to look like superhero The Hulk, reported The Sun.
Sao Paulo, May 18 (IANS/EFE) Spain's foreign minister lobbied here Thursday for strengthening "economic diplomacy" to tighten economic and trade links between his country and Brazil. On his first visit to the Latin American country since he took over his Cabinet duties, Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo's objective is to stress Brazil's importance "as a strategic partner", he told a press conference at the headquarters of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce
Brasilia, May 12 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's four largest wireless carriers have filed applications challenging plans for an auction of 4G spectrum currently scheduled for June, telecom regulator Anatel said.
Washington, May 11 (IANS) The US government has announced a national strategy to attract 100 million international visitors annually by 2021 in a bid to boost economic growth and job creation. US Commerce Secretary John Bryson and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Thursday announced the National Tourism and Travel Strategy, a blueprint for expanding travel to the US and laying out concrete steps including streamlining the visa process, reported Xinhua
Brasilia, May 9 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian Senate's Ethics Committee decided Tuesday to begin the process of expelling Sen. Demostenes Torres, who is accused of being part of an organization that runs gambling rackets.
Rio de Janeiro, May 4 (IANS/EFE) Centenarian Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has been hospitalized here with a respiratory infection, medical officials said Thursday.