Rio De Janeiro

Superbug In Rio Waters Could Put Olympic Athletes At Risk

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK

Scientists have discovered a 'superbug' in the waters that will be used for Olympic sailing and wind surfing events in Rio 2016. The KPC enzyme, n...

Cinderella's Will Go To The Ball...

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK

Police in Rio have organised a ball for teenage girls to help build relations within the Cerro Corá favela. In Brazil, girls traditionally celebra...

Me at TEDTalks, or a Journey Into Brain Candy

Ruby Wax | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I just got back from TEDTalks, which were held in Rio this year. It's like going to Glastonbury but the acts are geniuses who've invented things I've never dreamt possible. It's extraordinary - and the sense of "I'm not worthy" bubbles below my surface as I'm surrounded by all this brain candy.

The Children Living With Violence in Rio's Favelas

Beth McLoughlin | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK
Beth McLoughlin

A project was launched this weekend across 13 favelas, including Mare, to look at the impact of this militarisation of favelas on young, black people living there. Many spoke of the difficulty living in places where violence is a daily reality - and it seems that hopes of peace are a long way off.

Bolt Dances The Samba In Rio... And Wins Another Race

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt danced the samba with a group of kids from a favela in Rio de Janeiro ahead of winning "Mano a Mano" beach race at the weekend. Bolt a...

Beyond the Football Stadiums: Host Cities Uncovered

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Although England were kicked out disappointingly early, many of us have still been following the World Cup, which has dominated our television screens for the past month. While travel interest to Brazil increased by 387% during the past month, searches were only up by 6% outside the World Cup period.

Why Brazil Scores Highly for a Family Holiday

William Gray | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

Admit it: football pitches all look the same, whether you're at Anfield or in the Amazon. And we've seen that backdrop of Copacabana Beach behind Gary Lineker umpteen times now. But while the World Cup might be giving us a blinkered view of Brazil, a well-planned family holiday to this huge country will open your eyes to an extraordinary range of natural wonders...

Brazil Shows Its True Colours

Steven Allweis | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Sport
Steven Allweis

Away from the obvious tourist attractions - the remarkably imposing Christ the Redeemer, the picture-perfect Copacabana beach and the enormity and elegance of Parque Ibirapuera in São Paulo, to name but three - it is this admirable attitude, one of determination to enjoy life and of encouraging others to do the same which will stay with me.

Gilles Peterson and Sonzeira: One Man's Brazilian Goal Realised

Jason Holmes | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

He's come a long way, has Gilles Peterson, from his DJing residency at Dingwalls to his current incarnation as globe-trotting musicologist nonpareil. He's an educator, and few, if any, have done as much as he to elevate Brazilian (and world music) into the mainstream.

Hotter Than Rio: England On Track For Year's Hottest Day

PA | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK

England is expected to have the hottest day of the year as temperatures could rise higher than one of the 2014 World Cup's host cities Rio de Janeiro....

35 Stunning Pictures Of Christ The Redeemer Illuminated With National Flags

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Sport

The World Cup 2014 is now upon us but last night Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue was illuminated with the 32 national flags of the teams competing in...

Kidnap - A World Cup risk - Tips to Protect Yourself

Stacey Lucas | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK
Stacey Lucas

Near to Brazil is Venezuela where, in July 2012 a Portuguese man was taken from a highway service station and held captive for nearly a year. His kidnappers demanded a $6.5 million ransom, which fortunately they did not receive as the victim was rescued in June 2013.

LOOK: England's World Cup Training Camp (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Sport

England chose Rio de Janeiro as their World Cup training camp, and they will be based at the Urca military base. England Arrive In Rio De Janeiro A...

England Arrive In Rio, But They're Not Dancing On The Sand

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Sport

England landed in Rio de Janeiro with Roy Hodgson backing his strikers to fire them out of their group and into the World Cup knockout stage. The b...

Google Offers World Cup Stadium Tour

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Tech

The World Cup is nearly upon us and the truth is not all of us will be heading out to Brazil. Thankfully though Google feels your pain and wants to he...

LOOK: The 2014 World Cup Stadiums, As Seen From Space (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Sport

The 2014 World Cup will be staged at 12 venues across Brazil, from the iconic Maracanã to Manaus' Amazonian arena. World Cup Golden Shoe Winners (...

The 'Other' World Cup

Kat Pugh | Posted 28.05.2014 | 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.

Rugby Sevens World Series Feels Olympic Fever

Christina Macfarlane | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Sport
Christina Macfarlane

If Rugby Sevens continues to grow on this trajectory, we might even see more numbers from the host nation follow in the tradition of William Webb Ellis and pick up a ball and run with it, rather than kick it, by the time the Olympics comes back around.

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...

How We Ended Up at Heathrow for 4 O'Clock This Morning

Max De Lucia | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
Max De Lucia

We're in the air en route to Lisbon for the first leg of a once in a lifetime journey around the world in fourteen days. It's early and whilst the team rest up before a day exploring the city, it seems like a good opportunity to reflect on where we are at.

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...

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...

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.

Forget UK Festivities: Why Not Spend Christmas Abroad?

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Here are some fantastic alternatives to spending Christmas at home. And yes, we know it's an expensive time of year; but there are some fantastic deals available in the low season.

Winter Sun Getaways for New Year

Jerrine M Lowe | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jerrine M Lowe

As temperatures begin to plummet in Blighty, it can only mean it's time to pack your bags and head to warmer climates, where spectacular beaches, exotic food and sunshine are a plenty.