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Florianopolis News


'Where Is She?' 'Hopefuls,' 'Lady of the Images' Set for Locarno's Carte Blanche
Further Carte Blanche films are produced out of Recife, in Pernambuco, East Brazil – Camilo Cavalcante's “Beco dos afogados,” from Aurora Cinema, a docu feature about alley life – Florianopolis in the south – Chico Faganello's “Wild Savage Prayer ...

24 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am

2014 WSOP November Nine: Bruno Politano Becomes First Brazilian November ...
Prior to his deep run in the Main Event, Politano's biggest cash was for $47,493 for a third-place finish in the 2013 Brazilian Series of Poker Main Event (BSOP) in Florianópolis. Other significant finishes include eighth in the Latin American Poker ...

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24 Jul 2014 | 10:37 am

Gay Star News

Around the world with hunky Brazilian twin DJs O'Halley Brothers
Gay Star News
For anyone curious about Russia's gay scene, the O'Halley Brothers could be considered quite the authority. The twin DJ's, Bachir Mendez Maroff and Fabiano Mendez Maroff, left Brazil for Moscow and have since played not only in Russian commercial ...

24 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am

Ibovespa Rises to 16-Month High as Election Poll Buoys Petrobras
“Investors are watching polls very closely,” Joao Pedro Brugger, who helps oversee 520 million reais as a portfolio manager at Leme Investimentos, said by phone from Florianopolis, Brazil. “And not only state-run companies are affected by the polls ...

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21 Jul 2014 | 2:44 pm

Mourners remember UofI student who died in Brazil
CHICAGO (AP) - Family and friends have remembered a University of Illinois doctoral student who died last month of an illness while studying in Brazil. The university said 29-year-old Ashley S. Walls of Chicago died June 23 in Florianopolis in ...

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13 Jul 2014 | 10:29 am

NBC Chicago (blog)

One U of I student dies, second reported missing in Brazil
MyFox Chicago
Ashley S. Walls, 29, of Chicago, was a graduate student in education policy studies, and had been in Florianopolis, Brazil, for several weeks on a personal independent research project, university spokeswoman Robin Kaler said. Walls died Monday of an ...
Former Gubernatorial Candidate's Daughter Dies in BrazilNBC Chicago (blog)
U of I student Ashley Walls dies of bacterial meningitis in BrazilWLS-TV
1 U of I student dead, another missing in BrazilNorthwest Herald

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26 Jun 2014 | 2:22 pm

Create, Share, and Play Custom Adventures in Adventurezator: When Pigs Fly ...
Florianopolis, Brazil - July 23, 2014 - Pigasus Games, a wise-cracking team of adventure game enthusiasts, today invites gamers to create their own adventures in its Kickstarter success and Steam Greenlight-approved adventure creation game, ...

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23 Jul 2014 | 6:02 am

The Malay Mail Online

Dunga succeeds Scolari as Brazil manager
The Malay Mail Online
Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gestures during a news conference at the Team Workshop for the 2014 World Cup in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina state February 19, 2014. — Reuters picSAO PAULO, July 22 — Brazil named Dunga as their manager for the ...

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22 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am