Brazil has been an important market for VW ever since it began exporting its iconic Beetle and VW van there back in the 1950s. Strong sales in the South American country helped make the German carmaker one of the biggest manufacturers in the world.
Bengt Holmgren caught the Volkswagen bug in the 1960s and has since gone on to collect some 70 classic cars. Some 25 years after opening his own VW museum, the Swede will auction off his prized collection.
Ahead of the Bauhaus centenary in 2019, an ambitious global exhibition titled "Bauhaus Imaginista" looks at the impact of the famed design school. Curator Marion von Osten spoke to DW about the aims of the show.
Brazilian police have thwarted the country's biggest attempted bank robbery. A gang of 16 people allegedly dug a sophisticated 600-meter tunnel equipped with lights.
The German carmaker plans to cut thousands of jobs in South America as a part of a restructuring plan. Volkswagen has a long and controversial history in Brazil in particular, where it produced the Beetle for decades.
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