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33 Men Hunted After Horrific Gang Rape Posted To Social Media

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK

Videos and pictures of the gang rape of a teenager, published to Twitter, have led to a police hunt for more than 30 men suspected of participating in...

This Is Why You Should NOT Go to the Olympics in Rio

Philippe Ladvocat | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Sport
Philippe Ladvocat

This is not an easy article to write. Being a native of Brazil myself, I obviously root for the country to get better and stronger. And that's exactly why I can't stay quiet in this crucial moment. I won't mention all the amazingly beautiful nature, the warm and friendly people or the party atmosphere, that's well known. This is about the side you won't see in the Carnival pictures. So here is why you should not go to the Olympics in Rio...

What Has Violence Got to Do With the Olympic Games?

Beth McLoughlin | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Sport
Beth McLoughlin

Despite the problems they face, all the vulnerable children I spoke to at the Street Child Games were looking forward to the Olympic Games in Rio this year. The power of sport to inspire and transform lives is immense - how much better it would be if that was harnessed without any harm being committed at the same time.

Top Ten Cities to Celebrate New Year's Eve

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

The year's end is soon upon us, and millions of revellers from around the world will be taking to the streets on December 31 to celebrate the end of 2015 and herald the beginning of 2016. But how do people celebrate the New Year around the world? We've picked 10 of the best cities to celebrate in - from Tokyo shrines to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro...

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?

UK Paralympian Hopeful Won't Compete Because Her Disability Is 'Psychological'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Sport

A British paralympian hopeful has been dropped from the canoeing squad over doubts about her disability. Charlotte Wilkinson-Burnett, who has been ...

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

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 25.08.2015 | 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.

Fiji Has Never Won an Olympic Medal but Rio is Their Best Chance Yet - Exclusive Interview

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

For those of us who haven't yet been formally introduced to rugby 7's and for those of you who are hardened fans of the sport I spoke to Ben Ryan, coach of the world's number one ranked rugby 7's team Fiji, to find out exactly how he feels about the upcoming Olympic games...

Brazil Welcomed 1.7million Tourists During World Cup Months

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 23.07.2015 | 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.

The Boy Shot in a Rio Favela - One Year On, What's Changed?

Beth McLoughlin | Posted 25.06.2015 | 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.

12 Pictures Of People Who REALLY Don't Want To Be At The Rio Carnival

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK

The Rio Carnival kicked off in Brazil this weekend, with millions turning out to celebrate the city's 450th birthday. It gives the people of Rio de...

A Guide to Rio Carnival

BarChick | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

In Britain the start of Lent is marked with paltry pancakes. In Brazil, the whole country throws one of the biggest parties known to this planet, and we are quivering like a whippet at a racetrack in excitement. Baby, it's carnival time, and here's how to do it.

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 ack...

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...