Brazil

They Paved Paradise - When Feed Cattle Replaces the Beautiful Amazon Forest

Hannah Gal | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

The Rainforest Foundation has always spoken out on behalf of local communities. 'We want to help communities such as the tribes in Cameroon and the Congo, secure the right to manage their own environment, allow them sustainable livelihood within the forest'.

'Baby For Sale, £267, Cries A Lot'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A baby in Brazil was seemingly on sale online for £267. The advert was posted online in exchange for a mere R$1000 because the parent claims it "c...

How the UN General Assembly Can Make Itself Relevant to the Key Challenges of the 21st Century

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

Unusually, the UN General Assembly (GA) has been in media headlines in recent days. In response to recent spying allegations, German and Brazilian di...

VIDEO: Man Buried Alive Is Pulled From Grave

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK

It’s the stuff of nightmares… A woman has claimed she was visiting a relative’s tomb in Brazil when an arm emerged from the soil covering an...

Did Russell Brand Really Mean That We Should Govern With Facebook?

Mark Hillary | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

It's been two weeks since Russell Brand was on the BBC Newsnight programme telling Jeremy Paxman that voting is a waste of time. Since then, it feels a little like democracy itself has been drowned in a political cacophony as Brand lovers and haters debate his prediction of revolution in the UK.

Gays Assaulted by Neo-Nazi Skinheads in Sao Paulo

Dan Littauer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

A gay couple was brutally attacked by groups of skinheads in the early hours of Wednesday morning as they left a gay bar in the center of São Paulo. The couple suffered head injuries and managed to identify two of their attackers after local police detained some of the suspects.

Is the Future Bright for England's National Team?

Tim Hearn | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Sport
Tim Hearn

It has been reported that there are fewer English players playing in the Premier League today than ever before. In fact, English footballers account for just 32.26% of all minutes played in the Premier League and it is the lowest home-grown ratio across all major European leagues according to Opta statisticians.

Her Name Was Rio...

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

So, as you may have read in my last blog, I have just returned from Rio De Janeiro. Holy Maloney that's a place and a half! It's NOT good to be back if I'm honest.

LOOK: Surfer Saves Friend's Life, Then Catches 100ft Wave

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Fresh from saving the life of a young surfer trapped in extreme wave condition, Brazilian daredevil Carlos Burle took to the Portugese sea again, to r...

Joining Forces in the Fight for the Right to the City

Caroline Elliot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Caroline Elliot

As regional leaders next week gather for the African economic conference in Johannesburg, within post-apartheid's wealthiest province, the leader of some of South Africa's poorest communities prepares to join forces with allies overseas in the bid for justice and the right to the city.

England Will Win the World Cup

Matt Broad | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Broad

Is it just me, or does this time feel different? Obviously, we are all excited at the prospect of England, OUR team, joining the elites of international football in Brazil next year. However, unlike before - this time feels... subdued.

For All People of the World Are Men

Joanna Eede | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Joanna Eede

Today is Columbus Day in the US. Bartolomé de las Casas, protector of Indians, was a 16th century Spanish missionary with a passion for social justice who sailed with Columbus on this third voyage to the 'new world'...

Brazil's Ten Thousand Unexplained Deaths

Mohamed Soudy | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK
Mohamed Soudy

The recent arrest of ten police officers in the Favela da Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, for their alleged involvement of the murder of 40 year old bricklayer and father of four, Amarildo, might have come as a shock to the outside world, but to many Brazilians it was something that they have come to live with as a regular occurrance in Brazil...

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

Flavio Dino | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Flavio Dino

When you tour around Brasilia you are immediately drawn to its unique feel and look. First of all, it is a very horizontal city (with just a few tall buildings in the middle) making it free from the typical oppression you feel with other "traditional" metropolises around the world...

"All Bets Are Off for Brazil's Future", Says Porritt

Green Futures | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Green Futures

Social unrest and greater scrutiny of former President Lula's legacy mean all bets are off as far as the future of Brazil in concerned, says Jonathon Porritt, Founder-Director of Forum for the Future.

Reality Check: Life in Brazil Through the Eyes of a Foreigner

Mark Hillary | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hillary

I really wanted to capture what daily life is like for a foreigner based in Brazil. What is different about this enormous nation compared to living in many other places or even back in the UK? What is important to know before you make the decision to move here?

Bungling Hackers Attempt To Target The NSA...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Tech

A group of Brazilian hackers attempting to attack the American National Security Agency (NSA) have apparently targeted Nasa by mistake. The NSA has...

England Hold Ukraine To Draw In Kiev

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Sport

England secured a difficult 0-0 draw against Ukraine at the Olympic stadium in Kiev on Tuesday night to maintain the team’s push towards automatic q...

Colombia: Back in the Big Time?

Kevin Blundell | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Sport
Kevin Blundell

As Colombia look set to qualify for the FIFA World Cup for the first time since France hosted the competition in 1998, the current crop of players bring back memories of their greatest team to date.

Chile and Wales Lead Renewed Drive for Opt-Out Organ Donation Scheme

Ruth Green | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK
Ruth Green

While World Cup qualification is arguably the most prominent thing in most Chilean and Welsh people's minds right now, the two countries have another topic of conversation in common: organ donation.

Brazil Invests in Its Historic Cities

Flavio Dino | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK
Flavio Dino

A survey carried out by Embratur (Brazilian Tourism Institute) among tourists that visited Brazil for the Confederations Cup in June, showed that, between games, their main interest was to visit our historic and cultural attractions. This was also the case during World Youth Day.

'She Doesn't Speak, Shop & Won't Get Pregnant': Brazilian Widower On Why He's Marrying His Pet Goat

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: The Strong Silent Type: Woman Marries Bridge A 74-year-old retired bricklayer is preparing to tie the knot - with a goat. Aparecido ...

Brazil: The People Behind the Protests

Jo Joyner | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jo Joyner

São Paulo is a city of contrasts: In one half, you see the height of luxury: five star hotels, skyscrapers and swimming pools, with company bosses earning more than they would in London. In the other, you see the depths of poverty: families living on the banks of open sewers, and millions struggling to pay the rent working as cleaners and electricians. And the biggest contrast of all: millions being spent on a shiny new football stadium for next year's World Cup, while the poorest communities are told there is no money for housing, health centres or schools.

For Any Football Fans Heading to Brazil Next Year

Bytestories | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Sport
Bytestories

My wife is from Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) which has around 11 million passionate football fans who are mad about either Grêmio or Internacional. In case you do not know, Grêmio is where Ronaldinho got his initial break. While I was living there in the state's capital (Porto Alegre), I got a ticket to the "Grenal" which is the name given to the fiercely contested derby match...

Becamex Binh Duong FC: The Chelsea of Vietnam

Gareth Richman | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Sport
Gareth Richman

Being a Swansea City fan, I think it's fair to say I know a thing or two about watching a club go through good and not so good times. On the other ha...