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‘Brasil Post will welcome all voices’

Sao Paulo - US online news aggregator The Huffington Post made its debut in Brazil on Tuesday with the launch of a Portuguese-language edition, its first in Latin America.

The site - www.brasilpost.com.br - is being produced in partnership with the Abril Group, one of the region's leading media companies.

Arianna Huffingtion, US founder of the Huffington Post. Credit: AFP

“With more than 100 million Internet users and more than 50 million smartphones, Brazil is as hyper-connected as any country in the world,” said Arianna Huffington, who founded the original site in 2005.

“In a country as large and diverse as Brazil, the Brasil Post will welcome all voices - politicians, business leaders and academics alongside students, activists and artists - and will be a hub where all Brazilians can come to share their passions or simply cross-post from their own blogs and add a new distribution channel to what they're already writing.”

The 'Huff Post' also has editions in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and the United Kingdom. There is also a French-language version for readers in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

Spain's El Pais launched a Portuguese-language web portal last year but a planned Brazil edition of The New York Times did not get off the ground. - Sapa-AFP

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