Brazil News

Brazil Moving on Latin America’s Government Auto Crash Test Site

Brazil is launching Latin America’s first government-run auto crash test center, and experts say it’s an important step forward for car safety in a country where inferior production standards mean motorists die at far higher rates than in the U.S. …

Brazil Could Delay New Auto Safety Laws

The Brazilian government may delay “by one or two years” the implementation of a law requiring automakers to install frontal air bags and anti-lock braking systems in all new cars, the finance minister said Wednesday. Safety advocates decried the idea …

10 Dead in Brazil Bus Accident After Brakes Fail

A bus accident in Brazil has killed at least 10 church members on their way to inaugurate a new temple. Authorities in Minas Gerais state say Saturday that the bus was carrying more than 40 evangelical church members when its …

Brazil Government to Perform Crash Tests After AP Report

After a decade of spiking fatalities from passenger car wrecks, the Brazilian government said Monday it plans to build its first auto crash test facility in an effort to improve the poor safety record of vehicles built and sold in …

Brazil: Rio to Improve Safety on Public Transit

Officials scrambled Friday to improve safety on the Rio de Janeiro’s strained mass transit system following a deadly bus crash and the gang rape of an American student aboard a public transit van. New measures include reviews of bus surveillance …

Survivor: Fight Likely Caused Brazil Bus Plunge

A police officer investigating a deadly crash in which a bus plunged from a 10-meter (30-foot) high viaduct onto one of Rio de Janeiro’s busiest thoroughfares said Wednesday he plans to indict the driver and an angry passenger who allegedly …

Police Seek Criminal Charges in Brazil Club Fire

Criminal charges are being sought against 16 people in connection with the nightclub fire that killed 241 people in southern Brazil earlier this year, police said Friday. Inspector Marcelo Arigony told a news conference that the mayor and fire chief …

Death Toll in Brazil Nightclub Fire Rises to 237

State health officials say a 22-year-old man injured in last week’s deadly nightclub fire in southern Brazil has died. The Rio Grande do Sul Health Secretariat says Bruno Portella Fricks died late Saturday from injuries he sustained in last Sunday’s …

Focus Turns to Brazilian Club Safety After Fire

There was no alarm, no working fire extinguisher, no sprinkler and almost no escape from the nightclub that became a death trap for more than 200 Brazilian college students. As investigators began poking through the rubble and families mourned their …

AXIS Re Limited to Open Representative Office in Brazil

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited announced that AXIS Re Limited will open AXIS Re Brazil, a new representative office in São Paulo, Brazil, established to source property and casualty business from Brazil and the Southern Cone. Karl Mayr, CEO and president …