Brazil

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.

WATCH: This Brazilian News Presenter REALLY Doesn't Like Justin Bieber

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Comedy

You don't need to understand Portuguese to get the gist of what's going on here. Yes, Brazilian presenter Datena - of TV news show 'Brasil Urgente'...

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

Flavio Dino | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Sport
Flavio Dino

On June 14th, Britain begins its journey in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, in a city that combines the comfort of a huge metropolis alongside access to the most diverse biosphere on the planet. Manaus, the capital of Amazonas, is located where the Negro River meets the Solimões River and forms the Amazon River a few miles downstream.

São Paulo, Brazil Introduces Latin America's First Ban on Cosmetics Animal Testing

Troy Seidle | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Troy Seidle

Exciting news just in from Humane Society International's Be Cruelty-Free campaign team in Brazil, where the State of São Paulo has just introduced Latin America's first ever ban on animal testing for cosmetics.

Mass Toilet Sit-In On Ipanema Beach (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

Campaigners lowered their trousers and perched on toilets to protest at the amount of sewage being dumped into the sea. The event took place on Su...

WATCH: Daredevil Workmen Begin Repairs On Rio's Iconic Statue

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Some of the bravest workmen in the world are to fix the damage on Brazil's towering Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, after lightning stru...

Christ The Redeemer Statue Damaged In Lightning Storm

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Remember the stunning lightning storm in Brazil last week that gave us these incredible pictures? Well, turns out there was a casualty - the th...

Porcupine Plummets Off Lamppost, Embeds Brazilian Woman's Head With 200 Quills (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A Brazilian woman was hospitalised on Wednesday after a porcupine fell onto her head and embedded almost 200 of its quills in her scalp. The bizar...

WATCH: Rejected Newborn Monkey Lives In A Slipper & Drinks Human Breast Milk. Obvs

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A newborn monkey is being fed with human breast milk after his mother rejected him. The miniature male baby golden lion tamarin is currently livin...

LOOK: Lightning Bolts Lick The Skies Above Christ The Redeemer

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The skies above the outstretched arms of Brazil’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue were electrified during storms on Tuesday. Bolts of lightnin...

WATCH: Kids Nearly Swallowed By Huge Sinkhole

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The phenomenon of sinkholes has been around as long as the Earth itself - but with the increase of CCTV around the world you'd be forgiven for thinkin...

Brazilians Speak Portuguese - Not Spanish!

Mark Hillary | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hillary

Whisper it, but Brazilians speak Portuguese - not Spanish. It's a common mistake...Despite the belief of many English speakers that everyone around the world uses English, it is not common to find very many people who can use it well in Brazil.

With All Eyes On Brazil, How Easy Is It to Move There?

Mark Hillary | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hillary

Welcome to 2014. It's the year that the spotlight of the world will focus in on Brazil as we enter the final countdown to the FIFA World Cup in June and July. Many reports on issues such as the stadium construction have been far from positive, but as we all know, the media is rarely positive before any major sporting event...

'No Country Has Been So Far Behind'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Brazil's failings in delivering this summer's World Cup has been highlighted by FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who said no previous host country has bee...

Rocinha Hits Back With Facts

Mohamed Soudy | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK
Mohamed Soudy

Living in Rocinha as a gringo, (foreigner), I never felt uncomfortable, the love, embrace and inclusion that I received from the community was something I never felt amongst my fellow countrymen and friends back home in the UK.

The Greatest World Cup of All Time?

Tony Jimenez | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

It is already being billed the 'greatest World Cup of all time'. With next summer's tournament now just a matter of months away, all eyes are on Brazil as they prepare to host the competition for the first time since 1950. Five time winners of the trophy, and a nation which has consistently represented the very best of football, Brazil is synonymous with creativity, fluidity, and artistry. So where better to play out the biggest tournament on earth, than in a carnival atmosphere, with sun, sand, sea - and samba?

Why the Valuation of Natural Capital Is Key to Protecting the Planet

Barry Gardiner | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

"Grow your economy. And become poorer!" Not a very inspiring message. It doesn't even sound coherent. But however stupid it might sound, that is what is still happening in many developing countries. And if you don't believe that it is possible to grow your GDP at the same time as seeing a decline in your national wealth then consider the following...

Player Focus: John Terry - Time to Come Out of International Retirement

Ben McAleer | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

While it appears Cahill and Jagielka are first-choice for Hodgson, Terry's experience and evident ability in the back four would be a welcome boost to England, especially on the back of consecutive demoralising defeats to Chile and Germany.

Croatia Defender To Miss World Cup Over Fascist Salute

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Sport

Croatia defender Josip Simunic will miss the World Cup after being banned for 10 matches by FIFA for shouting a fascist salute following his team's pl...

Brazil World Cup 2014: Worker Dies In Stadium Fall

The Huffington Post | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport

A construction worker died after falling off the roof of the Arena Amazonia, which will host one of England's opening games, Sky News reports. Marc...

WATCH: Dramatic Footage Of World Cup Stadium Crane Collapse

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Sport

This is the dramatic moment when a crane collapsed onto a World Cup stadium in Brazil, a tragedy that left two dead and others injured. The acciden...

WATCH: Brazilian Footballers Stage Sit-Down Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Sport

Brazilian footballers have stepped up their campaign to force the sport's governing body to change their packed schedule ahead of next year's World Cu...

Two Killed As World Cup Stadium Partially Collapses (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post UK | David Hobbs | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Sport

UPDATED: Officials later confirmed that two people had been killed in the accident, not three as originally reported Two people have been killed in...

Embratur Launches New Ad Campaign Ahead of the World Cup 2014

Flavio Dino | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK
Flavio Dino

With the World Cup now just over seven months away, the exposure generated by the tournament itself will bring intangible benefits to Brazil's tourism, such as better use of the country's tourism potential, publicity for regional attractions and a quantum leap in the quality of services...