Brazil

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 25.07.2016 | 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...

Why These Countries Introduced Women-Only Transport

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn's idea of providing train carriages for women may have been condemned by his Labour leadership opponents but other countries have run ex...

There's Sun All Year Round Along Brazil's Eight Million Meters of Coastline

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vinicius Lummertz

The Brazilian summer officially begins towards the end of December when the countries of the northern hemisphere are going through harsh winters, but the sun shines all year round on our coast.

Brazil Welcomed 1.7million Tourists During World Cup Months

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 20.07.2016 | 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 15.07.2016 | 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 03.07.2016 | 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 03.07.2016 | 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 03.07.2016 | 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 29.06.2016 | 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 23.06.2016 | 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.