Aiming to clear out commercial clutter, billboard watchdogs from Rio to Toronto police outdoor ads.
Brazil's largest trading partner is no longer the US – it's China. Beijing is investing billions of dollars and filling a vacuum left by the United States.
Two recent Airbus A330 flights may have had similar computer malfunctions to those suspected in AF Flight 447, the National Transportation Safety Board said.
A French submarine is heading to the area to help locate the plane's black boxes, which may be at the bottom of the ocean.
A Brazilian navy ship picked up a backpack, briefcase, and Air France flight 447 boarding pass.
As America became distracted by the war on terror after 9/11, the region sought other partners.
President Luiz Ignácio Lula da Silva met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris Wednesday before heading to the G-20 summit in Britain.