A Semana: Water Polo, Cancelled Flights And Delays, Hot Model Bodies, And Mr. Gay Brazil

The Brazilian water polo team beat Canada yesterday, and will face the United States in the finals today.

The National Civil Aviation Agency has forbidden the sale of plane tickets leaving from Congonhas airport in São Paulo. Gol Airlines has requested that its customers avoid flying this month, and TAM Airlines cancelled sales of tickets departing or landing in either Congonhas or Guarulhos. Government agents will be doing random check ups today and tomorrow at airports throughout the country to make sure rights of passengers are being protected.

President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva replaced Brazil's defense minister, whose duties include oversight of civil aviation, with former Supreme Court president Nelson Jobim. Rumor has it that Infraero's chief José Carlos Pereira is next in line to be replaced.

The Washington Post takes on TAM Airlines and the air crisis in the country.

Rio de Janeiro's governor Sérgio Cabral proposed that the government invest in the construction of a high-speed train between Rio and São Paulo as opposed to building a new airport in São Paulo. The train would act as a shuttle between the two cities, and the trip would take only 90 minutes.

Rihanna's Umbrella may no longer be on the top spot at the Billboard charts, but it is holding on to the number one spot in the UK for the past ten weeks, becoming the longest-running number one single in the country since 1994.

Beyoncé missed a couple of steps and fell onstage during a performance in Orlando.

Matthew McConaughey's girlfriend Camila Alves rises to Brazilian fame, booking a fashion show and the new Melissa ad campaign.

Models.com selected the top 5 hottest bodies seen at the spring 2008 men's runways. Guess which Brazilian made the cut? Pix Magazine followed the trend, and picked the 5 hottest Brazilian bods of the season.

Nothing beats a sexy hunky porn star in designer clothes: Bernhard Willhelm books Francois Sagat for his fall 2007 lookbook (warning: NSFW).

It looks like the Mr. Gay Competition will have a Brazilian contestant this year. The international pageant teamed up with Mix Brasil to elect a national winner in São Paulo on October 20. Applicants must be over 18 and gay. Now how do I get to be one of the judges?


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