Rio De Janeiro

Couple's engagement photo over 'edge of the abyss' confuses the internet

A woman appears to risk her life to capture a breathtaking engagement photo, however the incredible snap is actually just an optical illusion.<p>Luiz Fernando Candeia, 28, was snapped seemingly dangling his fiancée precariously over the side of a cliff, casually holding her by the hand as she smiles …

Brazil

Will people listen to a podcast about international news? With Rough Translation, NPR is giving it a try

Gregory Warner doesn't like to use the "I" word. "I've had a love-hate affair with the word 'international," said Warner, who until recently was …

Podcasting

Ligue 1: Neymar, Dani Alves happy after move to Paris-Saint Germain, said Brazil's coach Tite

<b>Rio de Janeiro:</b> Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian signings Neymar and Dani Alves are noticeably happy at having joined the Ligue 1 outfit this summer, …

Soccer

Brazil's Lost Decade: The Invisible Costs of an Epic Recession

The rise in street beggars and decaying infrastructure are perhaps the most obvious symptoms of Brazil’s economic and political meltdown. But it’s …

Business

5 Amazing South America Travel Itineraries to Rock Your Trip!

<b>South America is such a large continent that it can be difficult to know where to start and how much to see on a two-week trip. Into beaches, jungle</b> …

South America

If Sao Paulo's on Your Must List, Here's a Great Hotel

01 of 08<p>A Quick Look at Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel in Brazil<p><b>What is Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel Like?</b><p>Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel is a premier hotel …

Brazil Travel

Brazil to sell Eletrobras control in boldest privatization yet

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil on Monday floated a proposal to cede control of the country's biggest power utility, Eletrobras, in the boldest privatization yet by a government struggling to close a record budget deficit, sending Eletrobras' shares soaring in after-market trading.<p>The Mining …

Business

Things to Do and See in Sao Paulo, Brazil

01 of 10<p>Centrally located, this popular park has beautiful lakes and a Planetarium. Fountains, bicycle paths, the site of the Bienal, the Museu de …

Brazil Travel

Cris Cyborg wants to box, picks Floyd Mayweather to beat Conor McGregor

RIO DE JANEIRO — Two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields believes Cris Cyborg would be "a monster” if she focused only on boxing, and the UFC …

UFC

Overwatch Fan Creates Incredible ‘Favela’ Map

Blizzard already maintains a fairly regular content schedule for its multiplayer shooter, <b>Overwatch</b>. Following the recent release of the Chateau …

Christ the Redeemer

10 hotels with amazing city skyline views

Autoplay<p>Show Thumbnails<p>Show Captions<p>Last SlideNext Slide<p>Whether you want to find a bit of romance or simply to be humbled by the genius of humanity, …

Hotels

All the Links You Need for World University Games/ Universiade 2017

The 29th World University Games (also known as Summer Universiade 2017) is about to get under way in Chinese Taipei, and we have put together all the …

Olympics

View from the Rio favelas: 'We hit rock bottom, financially and socially'

In his diary entry one year on from the Olympics, Michel Silva says that only long-term public policies will improve health, education and security in Rio<p>Leia este artigo na lingua original<p>We need to talk about Rio de Janeiro. In my first article for the Guardian in August 2015 , I said we were not …

Brazil

The 20 photographs of the week

The attacks in Spain, the rally in Charlottesville, Usain Bolt’s last race and wildfires in Greece – the news of the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists

Photography

Cris Cyborg explains why she would 'avoid' a fight with fellow UFC champion Amanda Nunes

RIO DE JANEIRO — Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes are the only Brazilian champions in the UFC today, and they are not interested in fighting each other …

UFC

Olympic champ Simone Biles back in gym as she weighs options

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is back in the gym. Just don't call it a comeback. At least, not yet.<p>Biles, who won four gold medals at the 2016 Summer Games, says she is just testing the waters as she considers a return to competition. The 20-year-old has spent the …

Olympics

Video: “My Son Asked if It Was the End of the World”: Rio de Janeiro Favela Protests Police Raids

Rio de Janeiro is in the middle of an unprecedented wave of violence, and nowhere in the city is feeling that more acutely than the favela of …

Brazil

Dining With Madonna No More, Rio Grapples With Rising Crime

In Rio de Janeiro’s bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa, the rain-forest chic Aprazivel restaurant is nearly empty on what should be a busy …

Business

School’s out at Rio’s flagship university, and no one has any idea when it may start again

RIO DE JANEIRO — In the year since Rio de Janeiro hosted the Summer Olympics, the fallout from the enormously expensive event has only mounted: crime has risen, the “violent death” rate is the highest in nearly a decade, Olympic-related corruption charges are piling up and the city’s shiny new …

World News

Was Olympic site selection rigged? Miami man investigated. | Miami Herald

After the Olympic vote was tallied deciding Rio de Janeiro would host the 2016 summer games, the Brazilian city erupted in celebration as the …

Corruption

The world's best drinking destinations

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>It's so much more than the actual beverage – so much …

Chiang Mai

Brazil Car Wash graft probe widens to include U.S., Greek firms

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian authorities widened their Car Wash graft probe on Friday to include more international targets, ensnaring U.S. asphalt maker Sargeant Marine, six Greek shipping companies and a former Brazilian congressman.<p>"These operations leave a clear message: foreign firms …

World News

Rio report reveals ‘rotten OCI culture’, says Sports Minister

Sports Minister Shane Ross has said the Rio ticket- touting inquiry has revealed an “unknown rotten culture” at the heart of the Olympic Council of …

News (Ireland)

Detroit named preliminary host candidate for 2026 World Cup bid

Detroit was one of 34 American cities named in the list of potential hosts in the joint bid between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico for the 2026 World …

FIFA

New Life for Rio 2016 Equipment

<i>Rio 2016 Athlete and Navy Sgt. Rosane dos Santos using Rio 2016 equipment in its new home.</i><p>It's been a year since the Weightlifting competition at the …

Olympics

Brazil lawyers ask high court to compel impeachment debate

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil's bar association is asking the Supreme Court to compel lawmakers to consider more than two-dozen motions for President Michel Temer's impeachment that have stalled in the lower house.<p>The legal petition presented Thursday accuses speaker Rodrigo Maia of violating the …

Brazil

Say No to Indifference! - The Plus Paper

<b>Sun, Sand, and Documentary Photography Teaches us the Power of Opening our Eyes</b><p><i>
Praiabalhadores</i>, a Portuguese portmanteau of praia (beach) and …

Music

The Rio Olympics were only a year ago, but the venues look like they've been deserted for decades

Officials in Rio de Janeiro hoped hosting the 2016 Olympics would help make it a first-class city. Instead, many buildings and stadiums made for the games have gone unused since the event ended.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b> On Facebook

Olympics

Wedged Between the Ocean and the Mountains, Rio’s Leblon Draws the City’s Elite

Luxury single-family homes and condos fill the Brazilian area<p>More exclusive than its neighbors Ipanema and Copacabana, Leblon is one of the most …

Brazil

Brazil defies (positive) expectations

It wasn’t so long ago that Brazil was hailed as one of the world’s great up-and-coming economic powers. Now, emerging from its worst recession in a century, which has shrunk its economy by almost 10 percent, and still work working through one of its worst corruption scandals ever, Brazil has become …

Business