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Outraged Brazilians ‘occupy’ downtown Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO — Around 150 Brazilian activists held signs with angry slogans in downtown Rio de Janeiro in an “Occupy Rio” protest inspired by similar demonstrations in Spain and the United States. “2012 Is the End of the Capitalist World,” read one sign. “Why is the world for everyone,…

Scientists find underground river beneath Amazon

SAO PAULO — Brazilian scientists have discovered an underground river some 4,000 meters (13,000) feet deep, which flows from west to east like the country’s famous waterway. A statement this week from Brazil’s National Observatory named the underground river Hamza and said it represents one of two different draining systems…