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Exclusive: Frost damages nearly fifth of Brazil sugar cane crop: analyst

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Last week's frosts in southern Brazil damaged nearly a fifth of the unharvested cane crop in the principal growing region, an event likely to cut sugar exports from the world's largest producer, agriculture research company Datagro said Wednesday. Full story

Brazilian airport workers strike for higher wages; flights unaffected

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Thousands of Brazilian airport workers went on strike on Wednesday to demand higher wages, although contingency plans kept flights running on time, according to state airport agency Infraero. Full story

Brazil invests in Sao Paulo bus services that set off protests

BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff moved quickly on Wednesday to improve bus services in Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, where protests over a fare increase in June triggered an outburst of national discontent that battered her popularity. Full story

Budweiser brewer earnings fall on taxes, financing

Shares in Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch InBev SA rose strongly Wednesday after the company reported second-quarter earnings down from a year ago but still better than expected. . Full story

Jesuit students return with memories of seeing the Pope

3 million people were in Rio de Janeiro Brazil for "World Youth Day." More than thirty nine students from Jesuit High in Tampa were among those traveling to Brazil for the event. Full story

Clergy, faithful digest Francis' Brazil message

In word and deed during his trip to Brazil, Pope Francis put clergy and faithful alike on notice: Get energized, go out and spread the Gospel, give the Roman Catholic Church a more active role in society. Full story

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  Millions come out in Brazil to hear Pope's open air mass

NBC's Claudio Lavagna updates Alex Witt as Pope Francis wraps up his Brazil trip on World Youth Day.

  NBC News Update: July 25nd, 2013

An investigation into one of Europe's worst disasters, The pope visits a slum in Brazil to focus on the poor, and is it a donkey or Zebra, or both?

  Pope implores youth to work

NBC News' Anne Thompson reports Pope Francis is in Brazil today for World Youth Day. The Pope has a message for young people about the dignity that comes with work.

  Pope Francis departs for World Youth Day

Pope Francis on Sunday left for his first international trip, heading to Brazil for World Youth Day where more than one million young people are expected to gather. The high cost of the trip to the Brazilian government has stoked fears that the event will be marked by protests. NBC’s Anne Thompson r

  'I can’t imagine what my grandson’s going to feel!'

Members of the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., the largest U.S. delegation headed to Rio, Brazil, for World Youth Day, discuss preparing for the pilgrimage, and share what they’re most looking forward to.

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