Brazil

Brazil Welcomed 1.7million Tourists During World Cup Months

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
Vinicius Lummertz

Besides improving the perception of Brazil and increasing awareness of the diversity of the Brazilian people, the success of the large events we have held, culminating in the 2016 Olympic Games, will help to increase the influence that tourism has on Brazil's economic development.

Forget Team GB - Five Reasons Olympic Football Is Going To Be Awesome

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

The weight of doom England fans carried when gearing up for the World Cup was heavy and the media wrote about nothing more than the impending disappointment we are so used to facing. So this time it's easier and a hell of a lot less painful - we're not even there! Perhaps now we can enjoy the football.

International Day of Cooperatives - How Brazilian Farmers Are Working Together to Make Their Way Out of Poverty

Melanie Hargreaves | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK
Melanie Hargreaves

Today we are marking International Day of Cooperatives, celebrating the success of people around the world - quite often poor and vulnerable communities - working together for their mutual, social, economic and cultural benefit.

Brazil Is No Paradise - But Here's Why

Philippe Ladvocat | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK
Philippe Ladvocat

Way beyond the violence and corruption from City of God, Brazil finds itself in a very dangerous situation and dark times might be ahead. And I'm not even talking about economy. When I left my home country about six years ago, things seemed to be progressing for a better situation, with a decrease in poverty and hunger and a growing economy. There was a lot to be done and I was aware that it would take a long time, but then things changed.

Where Did Brazil Go Wrong? Charting a Footballing Fall From Grace

Chris Deeley | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

For a generation who grew up on Brazilian dominance, watching them reach the final in three consecutive World Cups between 1994 and 2002, the current absence of talent is jarring. Every country goes through troughs in performance to balance out the peaks, but Brazil's has been going on for an uncomfortably long time now.

Brazil Increases in World Tourism Competitiveness Ranking

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
Vinicius Lummertz

Brazil jumped 23 positions and entered first place among Latin American countries in the World Economic Forum's Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index, published this May.

The Boy Shot in a Rio Favela - One Year On, What's Changed?

Beth McLoughlin | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Beth McLoughlin

The process of pacification for Gabriel and his neighbours may be entering its second phase as the Olympics approaches, but the community is still a long way from peace.

Why So Quiet? No Internet in Venezuela?

Sophie Bauer | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Politics
Sophie Bauer

The other day I received a message from a friend clearly appalled by my poor Facebook presence since moving to Uruguay. 'Why so quiet, what no internet in Venezuela?', it read. Marvellous.

Brazilian Catholic Sanctuary Receives More Tourists Than the Eiffel Tower

Vicente Neto | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Vicente Neto

In 2014, the second largest church in the world, the Aparecida do Norte Sanctuary in São Paulo State, received more than 12 million visitors. This is...

Brazilian Defenders Brawl On The Pitch After Letting In Fifth Goal Of The Game

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Sport

It's not unusual to see defenders having a word with each other after letting a goal slip through, but tensions were high between the backs when this ...

Peruvian Indigenous Leader: 'We Don't Want to Die Because of Oil'

David Hill | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
David Hill

Leaders from the indigenous Matsés people in the Peruvian Amazon say they remain vehemently opposed to potential operations in their territory by a Canada-based oil company...

Fifa's Blatter Could Untrack Brazil's Football "Reforms"

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Sport
Eric Ehrmann

In an attempt to have big government control the future of futebol president Dilma Rousseff is submitting legislation to "modernize" the national pastime to a fractious Federal Congress for review and approval.

Police Killings in Brazil: 'My Taxes Paid for the Bullet That Killed My Grandson'

Alexandre Ciconello | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK
Alexandre Ciconello

How much longer will it take for the Brazilian authorities to wake up to these horrors and take real action? The lives of thousands of people - many of them young black men - are at stake.

12 Pictures Of People Who REALLY Don't Want To Be At The Rio Carnival

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK

The Rio Carnival kicked off in Brazil this weekend, with millions turning out to celebrate the city's 450th birthday. It gives the people of Rio de...

Might Norway Blacklist Canadian Oil Firm Over Amazon Operations?

David Hill | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK
David Hill

During the meeting in November various Matses men expressed concern about the potential impacts of oil operations on the IPI.

Indigenous Culture, Another Demonstration of Brazil's Diversity

Vicente Neto | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK
Vicente Neto

Less well known than the Olympics, the competition of indigenous peoples will give us the opportunity to show the world another characteristic of the Brazilian people, namely our great cultural diversity.

Corruption Probe Taints Rio's Olympic Image

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Sport
Eric Ehrmann

With Rio agog over Carnival Federal Police in Brazil are investigating whether politically influential companies used corrupt practices to win contracts for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games.

Girl, 6, Dies After Piranhas Devour Her Legs

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK

A six-year-old girl has died after piranhas devoured the flesh from her legs. The little girl was on a family holiday with four other children and...

If Brazil Bans Oil From Javari Border, Why Won't Peru?

David Hill | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
David Hill

In 2007 Peru established two oil and gas concessions, Lot 135 and Lot 137, totalling almost 1.5 million hectares and contracted a Canadian company, Pacific Rubiales Energy, to operate there. This means that more than half of the western boundary of the Javari reserve borders Peruvian oil and gas concessions.

Miss BumBum Model Reveals Horrific Infection Caused By Cosmetic Fillers (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK

WARNING: This report contains graphic images, reader discretion is advised A model who previously competed in Brazil’s annual Miss BumBum contes...

Top Five New Year's Eve Host Cities and How They Compare

Will Glendinning | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Will Glendinning

For the first time, this year London will be charging spectators to see its New Year's Eve fireworks. In the following I'll look at what the £10 a head will be spent on and how other New Year's Eve celebrations around the world compare.

Brazil's Futebol Santa Plays Christmas Scrooge

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Sport
Eric Ehrmann

As Brazil's top sides count the coals in their stockings and sell their best players to the Premier League and Europe Pele's lust for life can remind them it's time to make the game he made beautiful beautiful again.

That Awkward Moment When You're On 'Masterchef' And You Can't Get The Lid Off A Jar...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Comedy

We've all been there. Unable to get the lid off a jar of sauce... while competing in a timed round in the final of 'Masterchef' Brazil. Fortunately...

In Search Of The Real Trancoso, Brazil

Blake Whitman | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Blake Whitman

Trancoso. Known to Europeans as the St. Tropez of Brazil and Americans as that place Diane Von Furstenberg sojourns, this historic, deep tropical Bahian village has become an aristocratic hotspot with a graceful balance of old tradition and new wave culture.

Top Seven Amazing Hotels to Continue Your Jungle Fever

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Trivago.co.uk

But those who long for a more serene jungle experience can now opt for a relaxing escape instead, as more and more travellers look to explore luscious green tropics without leaving luxury far behind.