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Rio Games shine light on lack of sports for Brazilian girls
by Adriana Gomez Licon - August 16, 2016 - 2:10pm
Every Friday after nightfall, teenage girls and young women make their way through a middle-class apartment complex and take over a field of emerald green grass. They put on their cleats, tie their hair into ponytails...
Thousands in Brazil rally to demand president's impeachment
by Adriana Gomez Licon - December 13, 2015 - 5:20pm
Thousands of Brazilians marched Sunday to demand that Congress impeach President Dilma Rousseff, whose government is plagued by an overwhelming corruption scandal and a dismal economy.
TV star's plastic surgery disaster tests Brazil
by Adriana Gomez Licon - January 28, 2015 - 5:23pm
The 27-year-old Urach, arguably Brazil's most outspoken advocate of advancement through cosmetic surgery, recently went into septic shock and was placed on life support after a botched operation to augment her ...
Anti-gay remarks at debate spark anger in Brazil
by Adriana Gomez Licon - October 1, 2014 - 5:46am
A minor character in Brazil's election race faced a firestorm of criticism on Monday after saying during a presidential debate that the country needs to stand up against gay people who should receive psychological...
2 beheaded, 1 more killed in Brazilian prison riot
by Adriana Gomez Licon - August 25, 2014 - 10:21am
Two prisoners were beheaded and at least another one died after being thrown off the roof in a riot that erupted Sunday in a prison in southern Brazil, authorities said
Anger in Brazil at obstetrics tests for jobseekers
by Adriana Gomez Licon - August 9, 2014 - 8:00am
Women seeking education jobs in Brazil's most populous state should not be required to submit to gynecological exams or prove their virginity in order to work, according to women's rights advocates who denounced...
Subway strikers, police clash in Sao Paulo, Brazil
by Adriana Gomez Licon - June 10, 2014 - 3:22am
Brazilian police and striking subway workers clashed early yesterday in a central commuter station, with union officials threatening to maintain the work stoppage through the World Cup opening match here this w...
Mexico to trump Japan as No. 2 car exporter to US
by Adriana Gomez Licon - February 22, 2014 - 6:03am
Mexico is on track to become the United States' No. 1 source of imported cars by the end of next year, overtaking Japan and Canada in a manufacturing boom that's turning the auto industry into a bigger source of...
Mexico City mulls legalizing sale of marijuana
by Adriana Gomez Licon - February 14, 2014 - 11:08am
Leftist lawmakers on Thursday proposed allowing the sale of marijuana within Mexico City, seeking to join Uruguay and the U.S. states of Washington and Colorado in creating legal markets for the drug.
Mexico's booming car industry selling unsafe cars
by Adriana Gomez Licon - November 30, 2013 - 1:16am
In Mexico's booming auto industry, the cars rolling off assembly lines may look identical, but how safe they are depends on where they're headed.
4 dead in shooting in Mexico City neighborhood
by Adriana Gomez Licon - June 7, 2013 - 2:22pm
Four people died in a shooting in a tough Mexico City neighborhood that is home to the area's biggest black market.
Mexico finds breast-feeding woes as rate drops
by Adriana Gomez Licon - June 6, 2013 - 7:23am
Despite the well-known advantages to breast milk and vigorous campaigns around the world championing breast as best, Mexican mothers say the bottle is better.
Mexico detains father-in-law of cartel boss Guzman
by Adriana Gomez Licon - May 1, 2013 - 8:11am
Mexican authorities say they have detained the father-in-law of alleged drug lord Joaquin Guzman, who is Mexico's most wanted man.
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