Brazil

Family Pays Tribute To 'Active And Determined' Solo Adventurer Murdered In Amazon

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK

The family of a British adventurer have spoken of their “active and determined sister” after she was robbed and murdered while kayaking alone in t...

This Is Really Bad News For The Amazon

Sourced by HuffPost | Claudia Canavan | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A reserve in the Amazonian rainforest the size of Denmark has been dissolved. This means that the protected Renca reserve is now open to mineral minin...

‘Wrong Turn’ British Tourist Family Shot In Brazil

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK

A family of British tourists who made a wrong turn outside Rio de Janeiro have been shot at, leaving a woman wounded. Brazilian police said a couple a...

This Video Of Commuters Happily Singing On The Subway In Brazil Will Send Chills Down Londoners' Spines

The Huffington Post | Jessica Pitocchi | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK

The daily commute on the tube in London is typically, and often preferably, a solitary experience. But it would seem the situation on the subway over ...

Tinder Online Is The Brand-New App That Lets You Swipe From Your Desktop

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Tech

If Tinder isn’t already sucking up far too much of your spare time then we’ve got some bad news, it’s about to take the rest. The company has ju...

Exploring Britain's African Connections

Kirsty Osei-Bempong | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Kirsty Osei-Bempong

Growing up as a child of Ghanaian origin in England, I often wondered why school history lessons never made mention of Africans other than them being slaves. I remember vividly those awkward classroom sessions (as the only black girl in the class), where I'd feel eyes boring into me as the teacher droned on about these poor Africans forced on to ships to the Americas.

Economic Empowerment Helps Girls To Invest In Themselves

Tanya Barron | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK
Tanya Barron

Ana Catarina (Image: Plan International) Ana Catarina is the manager of a noisy, crowded public school in the large metropolitan area of Recife, nort...

Canadian Man Who Went Missing 5 Years Ago Found Wandering Barefoot 10,000km Away In Brazil

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK

A Canadian man who went missing five years ago has been found homeless and wandering barefoot in Brazil. Anton Pilipa disappeared from his Vancouve...

Our Worst Nightmare Has Come True: Vampire Bats Are Now Biting Humans

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Tech

It has finally happened, after years of contently drinking the blood of local birds the vampire bat is now moving on to humans. These tiny coffee cup-...

Don't Forget The Girls With No-One To Look After Them This Christmas

Girish Menon | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Girish Menon

This Christmas potentially millions of girls living around the world will be facing the risk of sexual violence and exploitation. But putting an exact number on just how many is impossible. The problem is often hidden and concrete figures are hard to come by. These are invisible girls - children who fall through the cracks, who are frequently barely noticed and can face horrific sexual violence.

Brazilian Teenager 'Kept Prisoner In Filthy Family Outhouse For 20 Years' Rescued By Police

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK

A man, alleged to have been kept prisoner by his family in a filthy outhouse for 20 years, has been rescued by police in Brazil. The victim, now aged ...

Brazil Has Made The World Smile Yet Again

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vinicius Lummertz

Brazil as a tourist destination, previously known predominantly for its beautiful beaches, diverse culture, gastronomy and natural resources, has also become a benchmark for having world potential in other segments, such as sports, events and business. And, as befits this moment, we want to be given due respect for who we are today as a country, with attention paid to the path we are following.

Eight Places To Visit In Brazil Outside Of Rio

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Beautiful beaches, 5-star resorts, amazing carnival atmosphere. All topped off with a rugged mountainscape and cloudless skies serving as the backdrop. It's no wonder travellers make a beeline for Rio.

Brazilian Soap Star Drowns On Set ‘As Cries For Help Are Dismissed As Acting’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK

A Brazilian soap opera actor drowned in a river after witnesses who believed he was filming for a show reportedly ignored cries for help. Domingos Mon...

Rio2016 Round-Up: 'CopacaBanter' And A Deepening Robbery Mystery

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

After the slew of victories over the last week, day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympics was a rather quieter affair - on the sport side of things anyway. Ther...

How The Olympics Could Be Boosting An 'Epidemic' In Child Sex Trafficking

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK

On beaches near Olympics venues in Rio, children’s bodies are being sold. Girls as young as eight are used as child prostitutes in Brazil, in what e...

Profits Prioritised Over Protest and Dissent Dismissed for Dividends - Business and State Prove a Toxic Mix in Latin America

Thomas Hughes | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK
Thomas Hughes

States, businesses, and global civil society must take action to neutralise this pandemic of violence and threats and to integrate a human rights approach into the interactions between the state, business, and civil society. Environmental human rights defenders cannot continue to be collateral damage for the share prices of multinationals or the whims of government.

The Brazilian Girls Who Took My Breath Away

Angela Singh | Posted 06.08.2017 | UK
Angela Singh

I want to know what she'd say to other girls in the same situation. She turns to look straight down the camera, to address all of those girls and women who've suffered violence, and says: "To all the girls and women who have suffered like I have, please speak up! Don't let anyone get away with it. Talk to someone you trust, who believes in you - and someone you know can make a difference. Let's show society we don't have to stay quiet."

Muggings, Stray Bullets And Controlled Explosions Raise Rio Security Concerns

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 07.08.2016 | UK

Concerns have been raised after a number of security-related incidents at the Olympics in Rio. In one worrying incident, a stray bullet tore through t...

Adam Peaty Smashes World Record, Still Has Enough Breath To Urge On The Next Generation

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK

Rather than just do enough to win his first 100m breaststroke heat and keep some energy in reserve for later, Adam Peaty decided he would smash the wo...

Your Step-By-Step Guide To The Incredible Rio Opening Ceremony

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK

Britain had the NHS, the industrial revolution, JK Rowling and rings forged from steel. Rio - obviously - did things a little differently. After one ...

Learning Portuguese: An Olympic Hurdle Too Far for Britons?

Vicky Gough | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK
Vicky Gough

With the eyes of the world soon to be set on sporting glory at Rio 2016, practice certainly makes perfect when it comes to winning gold for Olympic athletes. So, as millions of us get ready to be glued to a summer of physical prowess, in addition to being inspired on the fitness front, can we also use the upcoming buzz as a reason to practice something else - Portuguese, the official language of this year's Games' host-country, Brazil?

The Rio 2016 Focus on Volunteers Will Ensure Olympic Success

Mark Hillary | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

Once the opening ceremony was complete and the games started London did embrace the games and it was universally acknowledged as one of the best games ever. Now on the eve of the opening ceremony in Rio, Brazil faces the same barrage of complaints.

Is the Concern About Zika Virus and the Olympics Warranted?

Dr Edward Wright | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Sport
Dr Edward Wright

Hundreds of thousands of people are about to descend upon Brazil for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. A country that has reported tens of thousands of potential cases of Zika virus in the past 18 months and where local transmission is still very much on-going. The impact the virus can have on unborn babies has raised concerns with athletes and supporters.

Rio 2016 Olympics Official Running Order: Day One

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Comedy

The Rio Olympics are just around the corner, and as Donald Trump keeps a very close eye on the Mexican pole vaulting team, the rest of the world is wa...