Brazil

The Road to Rio Is Not Running Smooth

Gavin Devine | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Sport
Gavin Devine

In practice the biggest thing holding back the Brazilian food and drink sector is not communications but rather the poor state of domestic infrastructure. The poor reputation of the Brazilian transport sector revealed in our Index reflects the difficulties it faces in delivering what Brazilians need and expect.

WATCH: Meet The Guy Who Ran 135 Miles For 32 Hours Straight

The Huffington Post UK | Patricia Doma | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Scorching weather. Running 32 hours 49 minutes 20 seconds. All alone with your trusty GoPro and trainers. Meet 41-year-old Josh Spector, the guy w...

'The Airports Are In Chaos' - Pelé Concerned About Brazil Ahead Of World Cup (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Sport

Brazil's World Cup ambassador Pelé says he is concerned about the country's airports less than 10 weeks before the tournament begins. World Cup 20...

Pele: The Greatest Ever to Grace the Sport - Never to Be Surpassed

Tony Jimenez | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

I don't think that we will ever again see a player make such an impact and unite nations like Pele. The truth is that he was simply on another level to the other stars of his d

The Road to Rio - Five Ways to Save On Your World Cup Adventures

Daniel Abrahams | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Abrahams

With less than 100 days until the World Cup kicks off in Brazil, excitement is hotting up for football fans around the world, especially for those planning to attend the tournament.

Has Director Basil Da Cunha Delivered the New 'City of God'?

Rob Leane | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rob Leane

At the centre of this is newcomer lead Pedro Ferreira, who impresses in the two minute trailer. The snippets we see suggest a complex arc for his character Sombra, a drug-dealer recently out of prison who gets threatened by the mob, seeks revenge, befriends a local youngster, chills out with his iguana and gets in a huge amount of trouble.

'I Don't Deserve To Be Raped'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

A powerful campaign has been launched after a shocking survey revealed attitudes on sexual assault in Brazil. The country's Institute for Applied E...

Player Focus: England Should Progress Without 'Archetypal Striker' Carroll

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

Carroll is indeed a typical English number nine. But England have failed at every tournament since 1966 and will continue to do so unless they adapt to the constantly evolving nature of the modern, foreign-dominated game.

Five Reasons to Be Optimistic About England's Chances at the World Cup

Dan Farr | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Farr

I argue that the English should be more positive about our chances. We're too quick to attack and condemn our boys when they fail to deliver, but rarely offer praise and optimism should they do well. Here are five reasons why English football fans should be more optimistic about England's chances in the World Cup.

Indigenous Amazon Tribesmen Brandish Spears At Aircraft (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK

A group of “uncontacted” Amazon tribesmen peer out from a jungle clearing in these remarkable pictures. Dressed in loincloths and clutching sp...

The 'Other' World Cup

Kat Pugh | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Sport
Kat Pugh

The Street Child World Cup has competing boys and girls teams, it kicks off on Sunday 30th March in Rio, but unlike this Summer's event, it is the taking part that really does count as every single child participating has had a journey to get there and is already a winner.

This Chap Is The Luckiest Cyclist Ever

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

This chap is without doubt the luckiest cyclist in the world... Of all the things you'd hope to knock you off your bike, a lovely soft mattress...

Five England Veterans Who Should Be Replaced By Younger Players for the World Cup

Dan Farr | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Farr

It could be time for Hodgson to take some risks, to inject some flair into the squad and include players who aren't afraid to challenge their opponents. So, should the England gaffer opt for some young guns, full of energy and life, to compete with the heat?

Hackers 'Making Plans' To Disrupt World Cup

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Tech

Hackers associating themselves with the Anonymous collective have threatened to disrupt this summer's World Cup in Brazil. Hackers threaten massive...

LOOK: Adidas Pulls Racy T-Shirts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

Adidas has pulled two racy World Cup t-shirts after Brazil complained they tarnished its image. One of the garments had the phrase "looking to scor...

GRAPHIC PICTURES: Horrific Attack On Deaf-Mute Woman Begging For Food In Brazil

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

WARNING VERY GRAPHIC IMAGES BELOW These shocking images show a defenceless deaf-mute woman moments after she was attacked next one of the new World...

Beyond the Stadiums Series: Tips on How to Explore the 12 Cities of the FIFA 2014 World Cup - Belo Horizonte

Flavio Dino | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Sport
Flavio Dino

Belo Horizonte was one of the first planned capital cities of Brazil. Surrounded by mountains, it has nearly 2.5 million inhabitants and is famous nationwide, for its more than 14 thousand bars, called "botecos" (pubs) in Brazil.

'Werewolf Footage Sparks Terror & 9pm Curfew In Brazil' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK

Terrified residents in a town in Brazil are on lockdown after a spate of werewolf sightings saw a night-time curfew imposed. The claims are backed...

Merkel's EU Data Network Is No Substitute for Surveillance Law Reform

Nick Pickles | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Pickles

Angela Merkel's call yesterday for a European network "so that one shouldn't have to send emails and other information across the Atlantic" is hardly surprising given the revelations of how German and other European citizens have had their data indiscriminately collected as they use web services based overseas.

Could The Changing Music Industry Help International Diplomacy?

Mark Hillary | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

The music industry is changing fast. Artists need to tour because nobody buys records today and markets such as the US and UK produce a disproportionate number of popular artists appreciated all over the world.

Consistent Vela Crucial to Sociedad's Top Four Hopes

Ben McAleer | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Vela never lived up to the hype during his time in north London and was loaned to Real Sociedad in 2011 before signing permanently 12 months later. In Spain though, the 24-year old has exhibited the qualities that saw him garner such a reputation at his tender age and his form has helped push the Txuri-urdin towards the Champions League places.

I Booked My Brazil Holiday When I Saw The Advert In The Daily Mail

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK

Basking in the Brazilian sunshine, union boss Bob Crow sipped from a coconut after gaining himself a bargain through a holiday offer advertised in the...

Why Do We Pay Our Politicians Any Salary At All?

Mark Hillary | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

I was at the anti-World Cup protest in São Paulo last weekend and one placard in particular caught my eye, asking why half of the government can't be fired and the cash saved used for better schools and hospitals? This is a universal concern.

Does Barclays No Longer Value Their Own Customers?

Mark Hillary | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Mark Hillary

The argument today is that telephone banking, Internet banking, and even self-service kiosks in supermarkets have replaced the need for branches. It could even be argued that over the past couple of decades branches have become little more than outlets for selling insurance anyway.

What's the Human Cost of the World Cup?

Nash Riggins | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Sport
Nash Riggins

Shameless profiteering and delusions of grandeur have tarnished Fifa's charitable reputation and bloodied the legacy of what was once a beautiful game. Consequently, it's time to implement some serious sanctions and act against these blatant human rights violations before more lives are lost.