Brazil

Brazil’s elite is being eaten alive by corruption

BRAZIL’S POLITICAL elite is being eaten alive by corruption scandals. The last three presidents have been accused of taking bribes, including incumbent Michel Temer, who took office last year following the impeachment of his predecessor. So have dozens of other senior politicians, including eight …

Brazilian Politics

Top Brazilian musicians join in calling for a new president

To the sound of Brazilian popular music, thousands of protesters took over Copacabana Beach on Sunday to demand a presidential election as pressure …

Dilma Rousseff

Scandal-hit Brazilian leader Temer picks new justice minister

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Scandal-plagued Brazilian President Michel Temer on Sunday named a new justice minister, placing a respected legal figure in the position as the leader defends himself against corruption allegations.<p>The presidential palace gave no reason for naming Torquato Jardim as his new …

World News

Artists and activists call for Brazilian President to resign

<b>Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (CNN) —</b> Hundreds of artists and activists gathered along Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach Sunday to demand the resignation of President Michel Temer and to ask for Congress to approve a call for new elections. Temer is under investigation for bribery, after a whistleblower's …

South America

How Liverpool's stars have enjoyed their end-of-season holidays

Liverpool's stars have certainly been making the most of their post-season breaks.<p>The Reds signed off from their campaign with a successful trip to …

Rio De Janeiro

BA pilot drives cancer patient passenger home after weekend of airport chaos

Stephen Wearing went the extra mile to help an elderly passenger.<p>A senior pilot with British Airways gave one of his passengers who had just …

Rio De Janeiro

Mascherano out 6 weeks, will miss Argentina vs. Brazil

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says defender Javier Mascherano will be out of action for six weeks to recover from a right knee injury.<p>Barcelona's season is over, but the injury will rule out Mascherano from Argentina's friendly against Brazil on June 9.<p>Mascherano injured his leg early in …

Soccer

100 Fly Ke World Record Ko Budapest Me Todna Chahte Hai Schooling

Channel News Asia se baat karte wakt schooling ne clearly kaha ki wo 100m fly ke world reocrd ko budapest me... Current Photo via Mike Lewis/Ola …

Rio De Janeiro

Nike's Beautiful x Powerful Cortez Classic Debuts In June

<b>Brand:</b> Nike<p><b>Model:</b> Cortez Classic<p><b>Key Features:</b> Perforated leather construction, gold detailing, Elaine’s signature embellished on the insoles<p><b>Release</b> …

Sneakers

Wild Amazon faces destruction as Brazil’s farmers and loggers target national park

The Sierra Ricardo Franco park was meant to be a conservation area protecting rare wildlife<p>To understand why the Brazilian government is deliberately losing the battle against deforestation, you need only retrace the bootmarks of the Edwardian explorer Percy Fawcett along the Amazonian border with …

South America

JBS, Brazilian Prosecutors Move Closer to Settlement Amount for Corruption Charges

SÃO PAULO—The holding company of JBS SA and federal prosecutors in Brazil moved closer toward a settlement amount for corruption charges against the country’s largest meatpacker.<p>Prosecutors said Sunday they rejected an offer from holding company J&F in the past few days doubling the amount it was …

Corruption

What can European fight fans expect from the UFC in the coming years?

<b>(The UFC hosts four events on four continents in four weeks. MMAjunkie is in Stockholm, Rio de Janeiro, Auckland and Singapore from May 23 to June 18</b> …

UFC

Coutinho 'Ideal' Fit For Barcelona, Says Brazil Coach Tite

Brazil coach Tite believes Philippe Coutinho would slot in perfectly at Barcelona as speculation mounts that the midfielder will leave Liverpool this …

Soccer

Brazil Outlook Lowered to Negative by Moody's on Temer Probe - Bloomberg

Brazil’s credit outlook was cut by Moody’s Investors Service, which said the corruption scandal ensnaring President Michel Temer poses a rising …

Brazilian Politics

How would removing Trump from office affect U.S. democracy?

James B. Comey’s controversial firing has prompted discussions about removing President Trump from office. Reps. Al Green (D-Tex.) and Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) have called for the president’s impeachment. In the New York Times, Ross Douthat argued that the Cabinet should invoke the 25th Amendment …

Dilma Rousseff

Wannabe Merman Makes A Big Splash On Beaches Of Rio De Janeiro

He catches lots of waves, mostly from beachgoers.<p>When Rio de Janeiro resident Davi Moreira goes to Brazil’s famous Ipanema beach, he always has a splashingly good time.<p>The 22-year-old is a wannabe merman who loves resting on the rocks by the sea as he wears one of five colorful mermaid tails.<p>“It’s …

Rio De Janeiro

Allies of Brazil's Temer prepare for 'the day after'

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Allies of beleaguered Brazilian President Michel Temer are waiting for a crucial electoral court ruling in early June rather than withdrawing support now, but they are already preparing a grand bargain to pick an interim successor, party leaders said this week.<p>At dinner parties …

World News

Investors Pour Money Into Brazil After Political Scandal Creates an Opening - Bloomberg

Emerging-market stock pickers are using the corruption scandal surrounding Brazil President Michel Temer as an opportunity to pile into a market they …

Brazilian Politics

How Advertising Can Make Brazil Less Sexist

In early 2015, as Brazilians prepared for Carnival, Skol, a popular beer, released confetti-adorned outdoor ads that proclaimed, “I forgot ‘no’ at …

São Paulo

Brazil's New Reality

It is reasonable to assume no reform will take place within the next 18 months.<p>It will be very hard to secure the required support (two-thirds of …

Brazilian Politics

Dronescapes: beautiful photography from drones

Dronescapes is an art book of some of the most visually arresting drone photography collected from Dronestagram.Readers will see the planet from …

Christ the Redeemer

The incredible story behind Diego Costa's rise from Brazil's Barcelona to Chelsea

The firebrand striker had to be persuaded not to turn his back on football, but always seemed destined to make a name for himself in the sport<p>The president of Diego Costa's first club, Barcelona Capela, believes he would be a huge loss for Chelsea if he does leave this summer and has offered a …

São Paulo

Some investors bet Brazil has further room to fall

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some investors are betting the worst is yet to come for Brazil's stock market, even after a brutal selloff last week.<p>Fund managers said troubles for Brazilian President Michel Temer, who was caught on tape discussing a hush-money arrangement to buy the silence of imprisoned …

Brazilian Politics

Brazil's JBS says Joesley Batista resigns as chairman

| SAO PAULO<p>JBS SA (JBSS3.SA), the world's largest meatpacker, said on Friday that the brothers Joesley and Wesley Batista, who own the company and are ensnared in a corruption scandal that threatens to topple Brazil's President Michel Temer, have resigned from senior posts.<p>Joesley Batista, who …

South America

Albania returning Brazil poultry shipment with salmonella

TIRANA, Albania – Food authorities in Albania say they are returning a poultry shipment to Brazil after tests found high levels of salmonella.<p>The National Food Authority statement said Friday that the 26 metric tons (28.6 tons) of frozen poultry imported by a local Albanian company was blocked at …

South America

Ian Bremmer Says Impeachment Likely Soon in Brazil

In today's "Single Best Chart," Bloomberg's Tom Keene and Francine Lacqua display the trade of the Brazilian real against the U.S. dollar going back …

Brazilian Politics

Brazil’s Crisis: How Fighting Corruption Could Imperil Political Stability

Why is Brazil once again mired in political chaos?<p>Less than a year ago, President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and forced out of office in a swirl of claims about financial impropriety. Now her successor, Michel Temer, finds his presidency in peril as well.<p>Tapes that recently surfaced appear to …

World News

Brazilian police make arrests in 'Car Wash' probe

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's federal police were making new arrests and executing search and seizure warrants on Friday in the latest round of the so-called "Car Wash" operation, the country's largest-ever corruption investigation.<p>Police said Friday's raids sought to find evidence of crimes …

World News

Investors Bought That Brazil Dip With a Vengence

Brazil's president risks being embroiled in a corruption scandal, the country's stocks and currency sell off sharply, and days later, investors pile right back in.<p>Data from EPFR showed that flows into Brazil equity funds over the last week were the highest since 2012, despite political turmoil that …

Brazilian Politics

The Cinematographer Project, World View: Kyle Camarillo (Brazil)

<b>Now available on iTunes:</b><p><i>The Cinematographer Project, World View</i> presented by: WeedMaps<p>Kyle Camarillo chose the deep-rooted streets of Brazil for his …

São Paulo