Inquiry launched after mystery air crash kills Brazilian environmentalists

Army and police investigate unexplained incident in which scientists tasked with fighting deforestation and illegal mining in the Amazon died<p>Investigation is underway into an unexplained plane crash in the Amazon that left four dead, including members of Brazil’s special environmental protection …

South America

Spain high court rejects extradition of lawyer wanted in Brazil graft probe

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's high court has rejected an extradition request from Brazil for a lawyer accused of involvement in corruption involving oil company Petrobras.<p>Brazilian prosecutors have accused Rodrigo Tacla Duran of helping to launder money for homebuilders in a scheme between building …

Brazilian Politics

The Twilight of Brazil's Anti-Corruption Movement

The country’s ascendant right sees little value in continuing to clean up its politics.<p>It should have been a climax. On July 12, Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, the former president of Brazil, was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison after Judge Sergio Moro found him guilty of accepting bribes …

South America

Santos 4-5 Flamengo—Neymar, Ronaldinho and the Greatest Game the World Missed

Santos and Flamengo are two of the most traditional, well-known football clubs in Brazil. They have been home to some of the greatest talents to emerge from this football-mad corner of the globe, and the likes of Pele and Zico will be synonymous with the success they enjoyed in the famous …


Soccer: TV reporter gets death threats after Santos accusations

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A pitch-side reporter accused by Santos of influencing the result of a Brazilian cup match this week defended himself on Friday after receiving death threats.<p>TV Globo reporter Eric Faria got the threats following Santos' elimination by Flamengo in the Copa do Brasil …

South America

Brazil police arrest former Petrobras CEO in graft probe

SAO PAULO – Brazilian police have arrested a former CEO of state oil company Petrobras on suspicion of receiving bribes from a construction company involved in a sprawling corruption scandal.<p>The prosecutor-general's office says in a statement that Aldemir Bendine was taken into custody …


Chapecoense plane crash: Survivors on Brazilian soccer tragedy | Longform -

The Fairy Tale<p>and the Nightmare<p>By S.L. Price<p>NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images<p>Until its unlikely run last season, scrappy Chapecoense was an …

São Paulo

Angola’s Dos Santos Set to Retain Grip on Power After Retiring

Jose Eduardo dos Santos is set to maintain control from behind the scenes when he steps down as Angola’s president next month after almost four …

South America

Manuel adds 100m freestyle world title to Olympic crown

Simone Manuel of the United States won the women's 100m freestyle final at the world championships on Friday to add to her Olympic gold from Rio de …

Sport (UK)

Brazil's Temer scrambles for support to block corruption trial

BRASILIA (Reuters) - With a spreadsheet listing undecided lawmakers, Brazilian President Michel Temer is working the phones to nail down support to block a corruption charge in a crucial congressional vote next week that will decide his political future, close aides said.<p>The lower house will decide …

South America

La Liga: Why Brazil wants 'darling' Neymar to leave Barcelona ahead of the 2018 World Cup

<b>Rio de Janeiro:</b> Brazilian golden boy Neymar is riding high on a wave of unprecedented popularity at home where a year ahead of the World Cup news of …


On cusp of history, Demian Maia focused on title – not records – at UFC 214

LA MIRADA, Calif. – Demian Maia has the opportunity to make all sorts of history Saturday should he claim the UFC welterweight championship from …


Brazilian visiting dying grandchild ‘shaken’ by immigration encounter

Grieving couple speak of ‘unnecessary pain’ caused by experience at Dublin Airport


Argentina, Uruguay Launching Joint Bid for 2030 World Cup

<i>PHOTO: Argentina and Uruguay will look to lure millions of soccer fans in 2030. (photo via Flickr/Jimmy Baikovicius)</i><p>Argentina and Uruguay will move …

Christ the Redeemer

25 Rooftop Pools to Dream About While You Sit in the Office

There’s nothing better than relaxing in an outdoor pool in a new destination, especially when there’s a great view.<p>Some of the best rooftop pools and …

Brazil Travel

The Man Most Likely to Replace Brazil’s President Says He Doesn’t Want the Job

Rodrigo Maia keeps denying that he’s plotting to replace Brazil’s embattled president. His own mother doesn’t quite believe him.<p>As speaker of the …

Brazilian Politics

Soccer-Maracana to stay unused in Brazil's World Cup qualifying campaign

SAO PAULO, July 26 (Reuters) - Brazil are to play their final home game of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in Sao Paulo, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Wednesday, meaning the famous Maracana stadium will have not hosted a single match in the campaign.<p>The Oct. 10 game against Chile was …

São Paulo

Poll: Brazil president's approval ratings hit new low, 5 pct | Miami Herald

A new poll in Brazil shows President Michel Temer's already-abysmal popularity ratings have hit a new low as corruption allegations continue to swirl …

South America

Syrians Fleeing the War Seek Refuge in Brazil Where the Assad Regime Has Some Powerful Supporters

The Brazilian flag with the revolution's flag in the center. Mixed by an anonymous blogger for Global Voices.Syrians fleeing the country's civil war …

São Paulo

Brazil to shift funds from investments to police, air traffic

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's government will redirect 2.2 billion reais ($700 million) from investments to essential services such as air traffic …

Brazilian Politics

Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.41% – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Consumption, Real Estate and Industrials sectors propelled …


New Waterfront Neighborhoods We Love Around the World

These forward-thinking cities are investing billions to turn old docklands from no-go zones to the places you’ll actually want to hang out.

Brazil Travel

Brazilian Israelis start NGO to help growing stream of newcomers

New 'by Brazilians for Brazilians' organization aims to help newly arrived Brazilians find their place in Israel.


US, Brazil investigate sect accused of abuse, trafficking

Ten former members of the Word of Faith Fellowship church say they have been contacted by U.S. federal and state authorities investigating allegations of abuse, forced labor and visa fraud after a series of Associated Press stories about the North Carolina-based evangelical sect, which has branches …

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Exciting New Airline Routes for July 2017 and Beyond

Airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes every month. Today, I’ll share just a few of the latest …


How To Travel Alone

“I hoped to arrive at an awakening of some sort.”<p>Just beyond the copper shores of Posto 2 but before Rio de Janeiro’s Avenida Atlântica reaches its …

Brazil Travel

Medeiros Wins Brazil's First Women's World Title, Breaks SA Record

<b>Etiene Medeiros</b> became the first female long course world champion for the nation of Brazil while also breaking the South American record in the 50 …


Pope in Rio slum: Solidarity with the poor is not optional

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 25, 2013 / 09:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking amid cheers in the soccer field of a Rio de Janeiro shanty town, Pope …

Rio De Janeiro

For Black Friday tornado widow, tragedy spanned continents

Flairene Carreiro wore black for months after her husband died.Manuel Carriero, known to friends and family as Mel, was carried off when the July 31, …

Canadian News

BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Brazil’s First Agtech Accelerator Program Pulse Seeking Startups

The country's first agtech program is sponsored by Raízen, Brazil’s largest producer of sugarcane ethanol and third-largest energy company, along …