There have been rumors floating around that RIM was going to start building BlackBerry devices in Brazil.  Looks like those rumors were true.

A senior editor from was attending a RIM development seminar in Brazil where the rumor was confirmed.

They plan on working with Flextronics to manufacture the BlackBerry Curve 8520 in Brazil. It looks like RIM is planning on making an even bigger play into Latin America with Brazil combined with their current plant in Mexico