For Any Football Fans Heading to Brazil Next Year

Bytestories | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Sport

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...

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

Flavio Dino | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Sport
Flavio Dino

São Paulo is a place where creativity and originality are celebrated, and it can be experienced through music, design, fashion and gastronomy. Though the pace of the city is similar to other financial capitals, like New York or London, it has a particular dynamic that is unmistakably Brazilian and is a result of the diversity that makes up the city.

Snowden Reporter's Boyfriend Held By Heathrow Police

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK

British authorities detained the Brazilian partner of the Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, who published the revelations of mass surveillance prog...

Amazon Indigenous Tribe Isolated From The Outside World Filmed In Brazil

Zoom.In | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK

A newly released video captures images of an indigenous tribe living in Brazil's Amazon jungle that is thought to have had very little contact with th...

Movimento HotSpot: A Celebration of Brazil's Future Creative Talent

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

A new award programme that celebrates Brazil's burgeoning artistic talent under the moniker 'Movimento HotSpot' is beginning to realign the interpretative gaze that the rest of the world has of this creative powerhouse.

The Messages of Pope Francis

Flavio Dino | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK
Flavio Dino

Pope Francis spent a week in Brazil for World Youth Day. It was a magnificent event, culminating in a Mass on Rio's Copacabana Beach and attended by over three million people.

Ronnie Biggs' Birthday: The Great Train Robber In Quotes

Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

Ronald Arthur "Ronnie" Biggs played a minor role in the robbery, but his life as a fugitive after escaping from prison gained him notoriety. He was gi...

Brazil's Newest Warship Leaves UK

PA | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK

The newest ship in the Brazilian navy's fleet has left the UK on a journey of more than 10,000 miles (16,100km) to Brazil. Araguari, which sailed f...

Pope Francis Calls For 'Simpler' Church

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK

In what could be seen as a dig at his "intellectual" predecessor, Pope Francis has called for a simpler Church based on core values of love and humili...

WATCH: Pope Stuck In Perilous Papal Pickle

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK

Poor piloting performance put the Pope in a perilous papal pickle on Monday. A wrong turn by his driver as he left the airport meant he was mobbed ...

Brazil Seeing Tourism Boost as World Cup Looms Closer

Alison Couper | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK
Alison Couper

With hotel rates in many of Brazil's traditional tourist destinations being driven up by the country's growing economy, the rising numbers of business travellers from overseas, and its increasing popularity as a holiday hotspot, visitors are starting to look further afield.

What, No Popemobile?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK

Millions of people in Brazil are expected to greet Pope Francis at his first overseas trip as pontiff - but those hoping to catch a glimpse of the 'Po...

The New Gang in Rio Slum Wear Uniform

Mohamed Soudy | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK
Mohamed Soudy

The fact is while the UPP and Military Police (Police Militar) feed a lie to the media that the pacification programme is working and winning the hearts and minds of the residents in the Favela da Rocinha, the reality on the ground is that one gang has been replaced by another in uniform.

Twitter: Let's Not Indulge With the Pope

John Sargeant | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

The pope has some solace for those unable to make the trip to Brazil for World Youth Day next week - an occasion that by attending helps the soul in purgatory. By making use of social media and the internet to watch these events, and read speeches made there the user with a genuine spiritual heart (there is the catch) may obtain an indulgence.

Gang Shootout Puts Dent in Rio Slum Pacification Programme

Mohamed Soudy | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK
Mohamed Soudy

The announcement of the World cup and Olympic games in 2014 and 2016 respectively turned the dynamics of the way favelas were neglected by the State. The governor of Rio and mayor shortly announced afterwards that they would be deploying a new tactic called "pacification" to combat crime and liberate the favelas from the control of drug gangs.

LOOK: Amazing Photo Of Storm Clouds Fron Space

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Tech

On 4 July members of Expedition 36 looked out of the International Space Station and saw this epically beautiful sight. Fortunately for those of us...

Referee Is 'Beheaded And Quartered After Killing A Player'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Sport

A referee in Brazil is reported to have been decapitated after stabbing one of the players. According to reports, the referee, believed to be 20-ye...

Can Cooking Transform Lives?

Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Restaurateur and Chef Chico Ferreira loves cooking and despite him finding the kitchen "hot, noisy and stressful", he loves his job and the differenc...

This Is What We Know So Far About Snowden's 21 Asylum Bids

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

Edward Snowden has applied for asylum in 21 countries, but most of Europe has swiftly rejected his plea. Russia says that Snowden's request for asy...

Youthquakes in Brazil Nothing New: Tropicalia Director Explains

Christine Coco Jun | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Christine Coco Jun

Facing imprisonment and exile, Tropicalia's music was their ultimate Molotov Cocktail against political oppression and traditional modes of self-expression. In search of answers, I decided to approach the director himself.

Can The Power Of Art Help Transcend Disability?

Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

"The drawing universe is a universe of freedom" says artist and university professor Paolo PT Barreto in the latest in a series of films from Brazil. ...

Brazil: Economics Before Politics or Politics Before Economics?

Priya Shah | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Priya Shah

The reality is that Brazil is not just developing for itself. If this was the case it would be focusing on provision of public services considerably more. But in an era of globalisation it is staging development for the world and so priorities have changed. Therefore it is easy to criticise the Brazilian government for skewing its development focus, but it has too many actors to please.

Sports vs. Schools: Brazilians Protest Government Spending

Pauline Rose | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics
Pauline Rose

Brazil has made great progress in improving its education system in recent years, but the current street protests provide a dramatic reminder that wide inequalities in education and society still need to be tackled.

PICTURES: Why Does Neymar Have Trouble Standing Up?

Elliot Wagland | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Sport

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, otherwise known as Neymar, has recently been criticised for 'fooling referees' with his diving antics during the Confe...