from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southern Brazil west of São Paulo. It is a commercial and industrial center. Population: 557,000.


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  • Joao Leite Dos Santos thought it might be fun to play with the monkeys at the Sorocaba Zoo near Sao Paulo.

    Monkey Attack Caught On Tape After Drunk Brazilian Man Breaks Into Zoo Pit (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

  • Mechanic Joao Leite dos Santos tells Globo TV he was drunk when he jumped into the water separating the spider monkeys from the public at the Sorocaba zoo near Sao Paulo on Sunday.

    Joao Leite Dos Santos, Brazilian Mechanic, Attacked By Monkeys After Invading Zoo Pit

  • The Sorocaba plant will have an initial annual production capacity of 70,000 vehicles and will also export the new compact.

    Toyota to Build Brazil Plant

  • The Japanese car maker will spend $600 million to build the facility on land in Sorocaba, Sao Paulo that it bought in 2008.

    Toyota to Build Brazil Plant

  • Since there were few Jewish families in the town, the family spent the important religious festivals in Sorocaba, where the Jewish community had built a synagogue.

    Rosa Grena Kliass.

  • They wanted to use the principle of Habeas corpus to have Jimmy, 27, freed and moved to live with other chimpanzees at a wildlife sanctuary in Sorocaba, Sao Paulo state, owned by Pedro Ynterian, international president of GAP. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • A police inspector in the city of Sorocaba says 64-year-old Joao Batista Groppo was arrested Wednesday after his wife of 40 years was found locked in a "filthy and dark" cellar.

    The Seattle Times

  • The Jornal do Brasil showed video of Joao Leite dos Santos peeling off his shirt and climbing into the narrow moat between visitors and the spider monkeys at the park in Sorocaba, near Sao Paulo, on Sunday. | Top Stories

  • During the woman's alleged imprisonment, Groppo shared the house in Sorocaba, about 60 miles 97 km west of Sao Paulo, with his girlfriend Maria Aparecida Furquim, the paper said. | Top Stories

  • Acting on a tip, police on Wednesday found Sebastiana Aparecida Groppo, 64, in the cellar of the house in the city of Sorocaba in Sao Paulo state.

    Reuters: Top News


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