Brazil

A World Where People Count

Manuel Barcia | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK
Manuel Barcia

Just after the results of the Brazilian presidential elections were made public a few days ago, giving current President Dilma Rouseff of the leftist Workers Party a small margin of victory over her opponent Aécio Neves, the British weekly magazine The Economist did what it always does, and came up with one of their worst ever statements.

Five of Football's Most Brutal Slapdowns

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Sport
Ben Whitmarsh

Scotland's 1-3 loss against England was the most recent entry into the annals of brutal football slapdowns; those moments where a team gets a glimpse of success, only to see the door of fate slam shut in their face...

Cannibal Trio 'Ate Victims & Sold Pastries Stuffed With Their Flesh'

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK

Three 'cannibals' are on trial charged with killing at least two women, eating parts of their bodies and using their flesh to make and sell stuffed pa...

Brazil Invests in Digital Media to Promote International Tourism

Vicente Neto | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK
Vicente Neto

With the growth in the number of people with access to the internet and the use of smartphones and tablets incorporated into daily life, we have the possibility of expanding our digital communications campaigns, seeking out contact in a more direct manner with various audiences interested in getting to know Brazil, our culture, our gastronomy and our people.

Black Brazilian Family Has Three White Children

Barcroft TV | Chris York | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK
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When Rosamere Fernanda de Andrade first held her baby she assumed there was a mix up. Rosamere and ex-husband, Joao, are both black, but their daughte...

Cinderella's Will Go To The Ball...

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK

Police in Rio have organised a ball for teenage girls to help build relations within the Cerro Corá favela. In Brazil, girls traditionally celebra...

UK Music Is Taking Over the World One Gig at a Time

Mark Hillary | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

Peter Hook visited a small gig venue in São Paulo today just to meet fans up close and to answer their questions. My wife and I had arranged the visit for the British Consulate who plastered the venue with their 'Music is GREAT' branding - and of course when you are talking about British music, it really is!

What Just Happened in the Brazil Election?

Mark Hillary | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

I have never experienced an election so full of rancour and hatred. This election has descended into a traditional right v left fight, but with every dirty trick in the book used by the candidates and their supporters.

'We Have Been Shocked By His Coldness': Brazilian Man 'Confesses To 39 Murders'

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

Police in Brazil say they have captured a man who confessed to 39 murders. Investigator Norton Ferreira in the city of Goiania said police had lin...

Event Tourists Spend 312% More in Brazil Than Visitors for Leisure

Vicente Neto | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Vicente Neto

Events tourists spend 312% more than those who visit the country for leisure purposes, on average spending U$304 per day, according to a study carried out by the FGV (Getúlio Vargas Foundation) for Embratur (Brazilian Tourism Institute).

The Children Living With Violence in Rio's Favelas

Beth McLoughlin | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Beth McLoughlin

A project was launched this weekend across 13 favelas, including Mare, to look at the impact of this militarisation of favelas on young, black people living there. Many spoke of the difficulty living in places where violence is a daily reality - and it seems that hopes of peace are a long way off.

Firefighters In Brazil Use A Very Interesting Method To Prevent Suicide

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A recent World Health Organisation report has revealed that the suicide rate in Brazil has increased dramatically in the past 10 years. For this r...

Hostage Wearing 'Explosives Vest' Paraded On Balcony Of Brasilia Hotel

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK

Dramatic scenes have unfolded at a Brasilia hotel as an assailant took an employee hostage, apparently strapping explosives to his body. Firefighte...

Sao Paulo: The City of the Future?

Alex Porter | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Porter

My first night in the city was spent on the forty-second floor of the Edifício Itália, the second tallest building in the city, but the highest place in town to get a drink. Overcast as it was when we arrived, the view from the floor-to-ceiling windows was somewhat unremarkable, but as we finished our caiprinhas, the cloud began to lift and the city unfolded beneath us.

Brazil Needs a FULL Ban on Cosmetics Animal Testing, Not a FALSE Ban

Troy Seidle | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK
Troy Seidle

Brazil's politicians have two choices: either they can introduce a ban of which Brazil can be proud, standing shoulder to shoulder with the EU and India to become the first country in South America to end cosmetics cruelty, or they can pass bill PLC 70/2014 unchanged and risk Brazil lagging behind on the global stage...

Religious Tourism: Experiencing Faith and Different Cultures

Vicente Neto | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicente Neto

The birthplace of three great religions, Jerusalem, receives millions of international tourists annually, a good part of whom are interested in getting to know places important to Jews, Christians and Muslims.

Watch The Moment A Motorcyclist Slides Under A Lorry - And Miraculously Escapes Unscathed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Comedy

You know that thing in movies where a biker slides underneath a lorry (or train, or other large vehicle) in order to avoid being hit by it? Well, t...

Why I Love Travelling Solo... And You Should Too

Chloe Gunning | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I love going on holiday with friends. If I'm going to lie on a beach and eat and drink myself into oblivion for a week, there's no better company. But when it comes to travelling and really seeing the world, I think solo is the way to go.

Why I'm Not Participating in the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge

Mark Hillary | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

The obvious waste of an ice-bucket dunking is in poor taste given that São Paulo is suffering a severe drought at present. In parts of the state, the reservoirs are dry and cracked and all non-essential water use is banned. Where I live things are not quite so bad, but the local papers warn week after week that we are also on the cusp of extreme rationing.

The Soccer World Cup Is Over, but Off the Field Brazil Is Winning

Hans Zomer | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK
Hans Zomer

On July 24, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) published a new report on human development, showing that Brazil is one of the countries where progress has been greatest over the last 30 years.

Sport Provides Yet Another Platform for Tourism Development

Vicente Neto | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Sport
Vicente Neto

Sport, in its different forms, has consolidated its position as an important platform for stimulating tourism in recent years... the hospitality, joy and affection of Brazilians as one of the greatest differentials of the 2014 World Cup. It is no coincidence that many foreigners say they will recommend Brazil as a tourist destination to their family and friends.

Why São Paulo Is Worth the Stop

Abby Morgan | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Abby Morgan

When we asked people to give us advice about going to Brazil, everyone always mentioned Rio de Janeiro. Rio this, Rio that, just go to Rio. But no one really said much about São Paulo. It seemed like people didn't really go there much. As our cab weaved through traffic in São Paulo's city center, our virgin eyeballs take in the first impressions of this rarely recommended city.

The Brazilian Guarani's Fight For Survival

Melanie Hargreaves | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK
Melanie Hargreaves

The Guarani's land rights are protected - on paper - under the Brazilian constitution, but loss of territory caused by big business and urban expansion not only threatens the roofs over their heads, but disrupts the traditional Guarani relationship with the physical and spiritual world.

The World Cup Waves Ripple On

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

Brazil have quite some way to go to attempt to make amends for this years world cup disaster. The 7-1 loss to Germany pretty much devalued every player on the pitch so badly that memes of Mourinho's hands full of cash and laughing hit the web insinuating his pleasure at selling off David Luiz pre World Cup.

Will the Return of Coach Dunga Take Brazilian Football Back to the Future?

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Sport
Eric Ehrmann

Named by then-CBF president Ricardo Texeira to coach the seleçao in 2006 Dunga had no previous coaching experience. He was abruptly fired by Teixeira after Brazil got knocked out in the quarter finals of the FIFA 2010 World Cup by Holland. Now he's back and the fans don't like it.