Brazil

Rio's Biggest Slum Gets Army Backup as Shootout Enters Sixth Day

Troops have started surrounding Rio de Janeiro’s largest slum to combat an escalation of violent clashes between police and drug gangs that has …

Business

Brazil's army sent to quell Rio favela violence

South America

Brazil's army deployed to Rio favela amid clashes between gangs and police

Army heads to Ricinha favela in Rio de Janeiro as schools, businesses and a major road remained closed while fighting between rival gangs and police continued<p>After almost a week of intense gun battles between rival drug gangs and the police, Brazil’s army has been deployed to encircle the sprawling …

South America

Has the time come for Brazil to select a permanent captain?

The Selecao boss has had 11 different on-field leaders since his appointment but does he need to stick with one for next year's World Cup in Russia?<p>When Brazil coach Tite was appointed in July 2016, the role of captain had been a point of particular contention. Neymar had famously ‘resigned’ from …

Soccer

Brazil Presidential Bid by Finance Minister on Hold, for Now

Brazil’s Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles wants to throw his name into next year’s presidential race but realized there are still too many …

Business

Juventus Full-Back Sandro Earns Brazil Call-Up

Juventus full-back Alex Sandro has been drafted into Brazil’s national squad for World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Chile, the Brazilian …

Soccer

Thousands protest ruling to overturn ban on 'conversion therapy' for gays and lesbians in Brazil

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in downtown Sao Paulo on Friday to protest a court’s recent decision to overturn an 18-year ban on conversion therapy meant to “cure” gay people.<p>Chants of "it's not a disease" could be heard over songs including Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" as protesters flew …

Conversion Therapy

Brazil's Bureaucracy Chops a Top Chef

Even a Michelin star won't save you from byzantine regulations.<p>At the stove, Roberta Sudbrack is a rock star. The self-taught chef who parlayed a hot-dog cart into top apron at the presidential palace was named Latin America's best female chef in 2015. Before Brazil's economy curdled and forced her …

Business

Brazilians demonstrate for gay rights after 'cure' controversy

SAO PAULO (AFP) -<p>Thousands of Brazilians demonstrated for gay rights Friday after an uproar over a judge's ruling that psychologists can administer so-called "cures" for homosexuality.<p>About 5,000 activists marched in central Sao Paulo, Brazil's biggest city and site of the world's largest annual …

LGBTQ

AT&T, Time Warner offer no asset sales in first response to Brazil

In their first response to Brazilian antitrust regulators, AT&T (T +0.9%) and Time Warner (TWX +0.1%) aren't offering up asset sales as a concession …

Business

João Gilberto Plays a Bossa Nova Classic, ‘Corcovado’

Adam PerlmutterSeptember 22, 2017<p><b>From the November 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ADAM PERLMUTTER</b><p>One of the most popular songs in the bossa nova …

Guitar

World Digest: Sept. 22, 2017

KASHMIR<p>Pakistan accuses India in attack that killed 6<p>At least six Pakistani villagers were killed and 26 wounded in an overnight attack by India in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, Pakistan’s military said Friday, adding that hundreds of villagers were forced to move to safety.<p>The Indian …

News (U.S.)

When Is It Time to Disobey GPS Directions?

“She had ignored her phone’s instructions.”<p><i>This is a companion piece to today's Terraform, "</i>The Interruption."<p>During a road trip with my family this summer, my sister switched on a GPS feature that calculates shortcuts based on roadwork and traffic updates. As the robotic voice calmly doled out …

Geospatial Analysis

Gokhan Saki Sleeps Henrique da Silva With Left Hook

Just when Henrique da Silva thought he had an opportunity, Gokhan Saki shut it down.<p>Tonight (Sept. 22), Saki made his Ultimate Fighting Championship …

UFC

Gay Rio

Loading<p>Although not quite as large as São Paulo's gay pride parade (which typically draws over three million participants), Rio de Janeiro …

Rio De Janeiro

This Designer’s Name Cards Look Like They’ve Been Hand-Illustrated With Markers

<b>We love</b> creative business cards, and are particularly drawn towards designs with a hand-made aesthetic because they reflect the unique personality of …

São Paulo

Brazilian Shoe Moguls Entice Global Market

Brazil’s billion-dollar footwear industry bucked the recession and keeps on rising despite continued economic and political turmoil.<p><b>SÃO PAULO, Brazil</b> …

South America

Brazil Supreme Court denies request to release JBS brothers

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil Supreme Court Justice Gilmar Mendes on Friday denied a request to release from jail Joesley and Wesley Batista, the brothers who control the world's largest meatpacker JBS SA.<p>The Batistas' defense challenged the detention of the brothers after their arrest last week by …

Judiciary

Brazil seeks to avoid Venezuela default on $5 billion contracts: paper

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian officials plan to visit Venezuela next week to prevent the oil-rich nation from defaulting on contracts worth as much as $5 billion after falling in arrears on a payment due to infrastructure contractors this month, newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported on …

Venezuela

Army mobilizes in Rio as shootings erupt in several areas

Shootouts erupted in several areas of Rio de Janeiro on Friday, prompting Brazilian authorities to shut roads, close schools and ask for the Army to …

Entertainment

Brazil stocks lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 0.28%

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Basic Materials, Real Estate and Industrials sectors led shares …

Stock Markets

Soldiers Descend On Rio 'Favela' As Shootouts Erupt

Brazil's army says it's dispatching nearly 1,000 troops to the country's largest shanty-town – or "favela" – in the hope of ending a wave of deadly violence that began nearly one week ago.<p>This afternoon military trucks carrying soldiers brandishing assault weapons began rumbling up to the edge of …

World News

Pet Shop Boys singer and crew member mugged in Rio de Janeiro

Singer Neil Tennant and programmer Pete Gleadall both suffer theft of mobile phones in area of Brazilian city near Leme Beach<p>Pet Shop Boys and one of their crew have been mugged in Rio de Janeiro, a day after playing the Rock in Rio music festival.<p>A spokesman for the band, known for songs West End …

South America

How to protect your pockets on high-risk holidays

Some of the most fascinating places in the world come with a hitch.<p>I love Rio de Janeiro for the beaches, Mexico City for the art scene and Medellin, Colombia, for the fun people. But these cities, like most destinations beyond Canada's borders, are places where visitors are more at risk of crime …

Travel

The parting shots of Brazil’s chief prosecutor

LIKE a sheriff in one last gunfight, Rodrigo Janot hoped to end his career in a blaze of glory. On September 14th, three days before the end of his …

South America

Here Are the Best Far-Flung Vacation Homes from the Pages of AD

Located around each corner of the globe, each these homes have one common link—breathtaking beauty<p>One of the great things about vacations is the sense of “getting away from it all”—though often they don’t end up quite as unplugged as daydreams forecast. A holiday in a major city, while stimulating, …

Vacation Homes

How Brazilian Capoeira Evolved From a Martial Art to an International Dance Craze

Two young men dressed in white kneel on the ground, ready to begin their duel. Eyes lock onto those of his opponent. Hearts beat faster. Ancestral …

Martial Arts

Big-Ticket Divorce Just One Reason Brazil's Rich Are Cashing Out

Brazil is seeing an uptick in share sales by some of its best-known business moguls after the benchmark stock index surged to an all-time …

Business

In censoring a 'Queer Museum,' Brazil edges closer to authoritarianism

An art show has become Brazil’s latest political battleground. For those who didn’t get to see the 270 LGBTQ-themed works that comprise “Queer …

Global Perspectives

Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age announce South American tour

Lucky South America...<p>Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age have announced a new set of joint stadium gigs in South America.<p>The two bands have …

Queens of the Stone Age