Brazil

Forget the Euros, For the Best Football Look to the Americas

Matthew Smith | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

If you get a chance to stay up after the Euro games are done and catch the Copa America, or to see some of the highlights, I strongly urge you to do so. It's the best the beautiful game currently has to offer.

Pictures Show Defiant Protests After Gang Rape Leaves Brazil In Shock

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK

Hundreds of Brazilians have taken to the streets to protest after a teen's brutal gang rape shocked the country. Police in Rio De Janeiro are hunting ...

The Rio Olympics WILL Go Ahead Despite Zika Warnings

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of ...

33 Men Hunted After Horrific Gang Rape Posted To Social Media

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK

Videos and pictures of the gang rape of a teenager, published to Twitter, have led to a police hunt for more than 30 men suspected of participating in...

Why British Unions Reject the Coup in Brazil

Frances O’Grady | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Politics
Frances O’Grady

The British trade union movement has pledged to our sisters and brothers in Brazil that we will not stay silent as their rights are attacked, their democracy dismantled, their social advances rolled back. We will protest at every step the Temer government takes against the poor and the working people of Brazil. And we will use the links between Brazil and the British economy - as well as the public focus on the Rio Olympics and Paralympics - to raise awareness of the coup in Brazil and its effect on ordinary Brazilians.

This Is Why You Should NOT Go to the Olympics in Rio

Philippe Ladvocat | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Sport
Philippe Ladvocat

This is not an easy article to write. Being a native of Brazil myself, I obviously root for the country to get better and stronger. And that's exactly why I can't stay quiet in this crucial moment. I won't mention all the amazingly beautiful nature, the warm and friendly people or the party atmosphere, that's well known. This is about the side you won't see in the Carnival pictures. So here is why you should not go to the Olympics in Rio...

Brazil's Record-Beating Year: Bloggers Attacked, Broadcasters Killed

Thomas Hughes | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK
Thomas Hughes

In many ways, Brazil is at a crucial crossroads: the shocking increase in attacks must provide the impetus to improve investigations and protection of communicators at all levels of Brazilian political, social, and economic life.

Ode To The Otter

Frontier | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK
Frontier

They are vital to their environment, which is good enough reason to help conserve them, along with the added reason of us humans having a soft spot for them.

What Has Violence Got to Do With the Olympic Games?

Beth McLoughlin | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Sport
Beth McLoughlin

Despite the problems they face, all the vulnerable children I spoke to at the Street Child Games were looking forward to the Olympic Games in Rio this year. The power of sport to inspire and transform lives is immense - how much better it would be if that was harnessed without any harm being committed at the same time.

The Global Goals: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back on Women's Rights?

Girish Menon | Posted 25.03.2016 | UK
Girish Menon

The Global Goals could be the catalyst for global change but the battle for transformative progress on ending poverty and inequality and the fight for gender equality does not end with these commitments - in many ways we are still at the beginning.

Brazil's Corruption Scandal: Part Real, Part Conjuring Trick

Alistair Burnett | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK
Alistair Burnett

Brazil doesn't do things by halves. Three years ago, visiting the country you could still sense the optimism about the future, but now the country is...

Brazil Confronts the Zika Virus

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK
Vinicius Lummertz

The Zika virus has created an unprecedented situation in the public health world. Until 2014, only sporadic circulations of the disease in Africa, Asi...

Developing Happy and Healthy Children Through Arts and Games

Michele Müller | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK
Michele Müller

Sports, music, dance, and games have been around for millennia, in all cultures, for good reason: they play an important role in the development of various interrelated skills that support intellectual development.

Dashcam Footage Shows Insane Moment Passenger Survives Truck Somersault

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK

A dashboard camera has captured the miraculous moment that a passenger escaped and survived after being flung into the air by a rollaway truck. The...

Quo Vadis Latin American Left?

Manuel Barcia | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Politics
Manuel Barcia

Has the New Left failed? Honestly, it would be difficult to find sound arguments to demonstrate that it has.

Are The Rio Olympics Going To Be A Disaster?

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

Every host nation throughout history has faced a tabloid debate over whether the infrastructure is in place, whether work will be completed in time or quite simply whether the country is good enough, but none, it seems has faced a media storm quite like Brazil.

Brazil Is Trolling Racist Trolls With An Amazing Public Billboard Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK

A Brazilian billboard campaign is shaming online trolls by emblazoning the racist abuse they post on giant public posters. The 'Virtual Racism, Rea...

FREE SMILES!

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK
Vinicius Lummertz

Over recent decades, there have been many great changes in the techniques of marketing and the creation of brands. Companies are increasingly using in...

Unleashing the Potential of Brazil's Children

One Young World | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK
One Young World

Giselle Oliveira is a One Young World Ambassador running the impactful Eyes of the Street / Olhares da rua project that is tackling child poverty in B...

Unleashing the Creative Potential of Britain's Children

One Young World | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
One Young World

Giselle Oliveira is a One Young World Ambassador running the impactful Eyes of the Street / Olhares da rua project that is tackling child poverty in B...

From Cachaça to Wine, a Gastronmic Tour of Brazil

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vinicius Lummertz

When planning a trip, one of the first things that we usually do is make an itinerary of the museums to visit, the best beaches to stroll on, the historical sites that we want to discover or even a list of the shopping we intend to do. But an important part of the tourist experience is related to food and drink, including deciding where to eat out.

Would You Sleep in a Slum?

Katy Gough | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Gough

Going on one of these tours, sleeping in a favela guesthouse or having dinner in a tourist friendly favela restaurant does offer an alternative to mainstream Rio. So, would YOU spend a night sleeping in a slum?

Shawshank-Style Prison Escape Went Very Badly Wrong For This Brazilian Inmate...

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK

If you've ever wondered about how to escape prison, it's probably not the best idea to follow this guy's example... Maycon Souza da Silva was attem...

Watch The Nail-Biting Moment Firefighters Rescue A Cat Stranded Six Floors High

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK

A cat miraculously managed to evade death after a haphazard rescue in Brazil on Monday. In a gripping rescue caught on camera, the feline can be se...

Female MMA Fighter Defeats Mugger With Fierce Leg Lock As He Screams For Mummy

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK

A Brazilian woman has taught a robber a thing or two after he tried to accost her on a street. Monique Bastos, who is trained in martial arts, too...