Fabiana Fidelis

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'It is a cultural tragedy': Flames engulf the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro as dozens of firefighters battle to save priceless relics from the 200-year-old building

A huge fire ravaged Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum Sunday night, destroying most of its collection of 20 million historical items and …

Rio De Janeiro

Zucchero and Furst William, Hot Favourites for 2018 Bundeschampion's Title

The 2018 Bundeschampionate - the German Young Horse Championships - in Warendorf, Germany, kicked off on Wednesday 29 August 2018. After three days …

Horse Racing

America's gun death total outranks every country but Brazil

America saw 37,200 firearm-related deaths in 2016. That's the second highest total of any country in the world.<p>The count puts America right behind …

Guns

Journalists Debunk Rumors on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazil Vote

SAO PAULO (AP) — A damning image was whipping around WhatsApp in Brazil: A photo of a black luxury jet labeled "the plane of Lula's son" — seeming …

Brazil

Brazilian Open Use Shelter Dogs As Ballboys

<b>For the second year running, six shelter dogs - Cindy, Nanda, Pretinha, Mia, Arlete and Ovelha - have replaced actual ballboys and girls at the</b> …

Brazil

Jailed Brazilian Lawmaker Loses Right to Work in Congress

A jailed Brazilian lawmaker on day release has lost his right to work in Congress, following a unanimous decision by an appeals court in Brasilia.<p>The …

Brazil

Brazil Election Coverage

Em português<p>Vote Results<p>Election Night Live Blog<p>Latest Polling<p>DatafolhaPoder360<p>Note: Polling data provided by Datafolha and Poder360 has multiple …

Polling

Please Adopt Bruno, the World's Most High-Maintenance Cat

"Yes, I know I am EXTRA."<p>Are you looking for a pet who requires a shit ton of attention? One who only likes to be pet in very specific places and drink water in very specific rooms? If this sounds like the level of responsibility you need in your life, we'd like to introduce you to Bruno, the …

Brazil’s Markets Are Tanking as Traders Watch Lula Support Rise

With less than two months to go before Brazil’s presidential elections, investors are coming to grips with the idea the result may not be what they …

Brazil

Millionaires Jumping Ship Yet Another Symptom of Brazil's Woes

Two thousand Brazilian millionaires left the country in 2017, according to the New World Wealth, a global market research group based in Johannesburg.<p>…

Brazil

German firms in Brazil 'shouldn't treat democracy and dictatorship lightly'

German companies were indifferent during Brazil's military dictatorship. A shareholders association has urged the captains of industry not to let …

Brazil

The Political Lore of an Iconic Brazilian Sweet

Wartime rationing and women’s suffrage helped popularize the brigadeiro.<p>The <i>brigadeiro</i>, one of Brazil’s most distinctive desserts, is a dense, sticky …

Condensed Milk

Brazil Flirts With a Return to the Dark Days

The political firestorm ignited by a huge anticorruption investigation and the impeachment of former President Dilma Rousseff should have generated a new wave of Brazilian political leaders. But instead the two main contenders in this year’s presidential election — Brazil’s former president, Luiz …

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

In Brazil, ‘Queer Museum’ Is Censored, Debated, Then Celebrated

RIO DE JANEIRO — Had it gone as planned, an exhibition that opened last year in Brazil — which included a drawing of smiling children with the words “transvestite” and “gay child” stenciled across them — would likely have been a mere blip in the country’s lively art scene.<p>Gaudêncio Fidélis, the …

Brazil

Brazilian presidential candidate considers skipping debates

SAO PAULO (AP) — A leading right-wing presidential candidate in Brazil appeared to backtrack Thursday on his initial decision to skip all seven remaining debates before the Oct. 7 election, saying that he may participate in three.<p>Earlier, an attorney for Congressman Jair Bolsonaro said that the …

Government

Brazil Retail Magnate Brings Women’s Issues, and Song, to Campaign

Luiza Helena Trajano, one of Brazil’s most prominent businesswomen, gathered the contenders in October’s presidential election to make sure women’s …

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

‘This Is Not a Street’: Brussels Gets a Very Surreal Street Name in Honor of Magritte

Art World<p>The artist-inspired street name is part of an effort to rebrand a former industrial area that hosts Art Brussels.<p>,<p>One of René Magritte’s …

Art

This 88-year-old grandmother from Valencia makes stunning artwork using Microsoft Paint

Concha García Zaera, an 88-year-old grandmother from Valencia, Spain, has become an Instagram sensation.<p>Her Instagram account @conchagzaera – which has more than 162,000 followers – features her extraordinarily meticulous artwork, all created using Microsoft Paint.<p>After looking at Zaera’s work it …

Digital Art

Do Brazil’s gay-friendly certified cities protect LGBTI residents?

Florianópolis, Brazil. (Photo by Rodrigo Soldon via Flickr)PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil — Brazil’s tourism board has certified seven cities — Rio de Janeiro, …

LGBTQI

Venezuelan mothers-to-be head to Brazil to give birth

BOA VISTA, Brazil (Reuters) - Expecting Venezuelan women are leaving their country due to a lack of prenatal care, medicine and diapers and giving birth across the border in Brazil, where three Venezuelan babies are born every day.<p>"My baby would have died if I had stayed. There was no food or …

Brazil

Correction: Brazil-Venezuelan Immigrants story

By Associated Press<p>SAO PAULO — In a story Aug. 19 about Venezuelan migrants in a Brazilian border town, The Associated Press reported erroneously that officers sent to the Brazil-Venezuela border are troops. They are members of a military-style police unit, but not part of the military.<p>A corrected …

Venezuela

Why Lula Should Be Allowed to Run for President

MEXICO CITY — Brazil will hold a presidential election on Oct. 7, its eighth since the return of democracy in 1985. It represents a fundamental clash between democracy and the rule of law, between free and fair elections and due process. Part of this contradiction was explained recently by Luiz …

Brazil

Residents of Brazil Border Town Attack Camps for Venezuelan Migrants

RIO DE JANEIRO — Residents of a border town in northern Brazil that has become a main entry point for Venezuelans seeking refuge destroyed migrant camps over the weekend in one of the most dramatic instances of a backlash to the Venezuelans’ growing presence there.<p>After squatter camps in the border …

“Forget Your Son”: Brazil Is Forcibly Taking Indigenous Children and Putting Them Up for Adoption

I practiced my greetings in Guarani several times before approaching Élida Oliveira. Élida, who doesn’t speak Portuguese, had arrived that morning in …

My daughter, the murderer: a mother's desperate journey through the mental health crisis

She was this beautiful young white woman, so people didn’t take her seriously when she was being violent Katie Horneshaw<p>Mary Pershall dared to hope. Her daughter, Anna, had agreed to go to rehab, to tackle her dependence on alcohol, synthetic cannabis and ice. In return, Mary had put aside her …

Mental Health

Fake academic journals are publishing work from real researchers alongside junk science

Academia is the last bastion of unadulterated truth, right? Wrong.

Thousands March in Brasilia as Lula Files Election Paperwork

Tens of thousands of supporters of Brazil’s jailed ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva marched in Brasilia on Wednesday as the Workers’ Party …

Money Laundering

Brazil: Lula da Silva launches presidential candidacy - from prison

Electoral authorities have to determine if the embattled ex-president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva's controversial candidacy is legal, given his …

Politicians involved in murder of Brazilian activist : govt

Politicians and public servants have been linked to the murder of high-profile Brazilian lawmaker and black rights activist Marielle Franco, Brazil’s …

World's most prestigious maths medal is stolen minutes after professor wins it

A Fields medal belonging to Caucher Birkar went missing just half an hour after he was jointly awarded the prize<p>A medal regarded as the most prestigious in the world of mathematics has been stolen from a Cambridge professor just half an hour after he was awarded the prize in Rio de Janeiro.<p>Related: …

Nobel Prize