Brazilians protest high cost of hosting World Cup

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — At least 500 protesters complaining against the high cost of staging the World Cup rallied Saturday in front of the National Stadium in Brasilia just hours before Brazil played Japan in the opening match of the Confederations Cup. Riot police were called up to kee...
2013-06-16 05:07:15 +0000

Brazil govt to perform crash tests after AP report

SAO PAULO (AP) — After a decade of spiking fatalities from passenger car wrecks, the Brazilian government said Monday it plans to build its first auto crash test facility in an effort to improve the poor safety record of vehicles built and sold in the world's fourth-largest automobile marke...
2013-06-11 04:24:57 +0000

Brazilian billionaire's son convicted in death

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The son of Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a cyclist. The 21-year-old Thor Batista hit the cyclist last year while driving his Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren at night through a low-income suburb in Rio de Jane...
2013-06-06 18:05:55 +0000

Brazil foodies go off beaten path in Rio's slums

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Adriana Peixoto would fit right in at the trendiest Rio de Janeiro bar with her hipster glasses and the big black tattoos on her calves. But for a weekend gossip session over beers and seafood paella, the 35-year-old audiovisual producer and her friends settled on a...
2013-05-27 18:02:07 +0000

Brazil approves law to modernize ports

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil plans to modernize and expand its overcrowded ports, attract private investments to the sector and make it easier for companies to hire skilled foreign workers, in a bid to spur economic growth, The Brazilian Congress approved legislation late Thursday that allows...
2013-05-18 05:07:05 +0000

Brazilian woman survives harpoon shooting

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A 28-year-old woman miraculously survived after her husband accidentally shot her in the mouth with a harpoon, Brazilian officials said Wednesday. The Rio de Janeiro State Health Department said in a statement that the woman's husband was cleaning his spe...
2013-05-12 04:28:05 +0000

Cars made in Brazil are deadly

SAO PAULO (AP) — The cars roll endlessly off the local assembly lines of the industry's biggest automakers, more than 10,000 a day, into the eager hands of Brazil's new middle class. The shiny new Fords, Fiats, and Chevrolets tell the tale of an economy in full bloom that now boasts...
2013-05-12 04:22:40 +0000

Mexican, Brazilian lead race to be next WTO chief

GENEVA (AP) — A Latin American is set to take the helm of the World Trade Organization after the field for the agency's next director general has narrowed to Mexico's former trade minister Herminio Blanco and Brazilian diplomat Roberto Azevedo. The two are all that remains of an origin...
2013-04-27 04:36:46 +0000

Lenny's rise from garage to Brazil's bikini queen

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Before she became Brazil's bikini queen, with an empire of chic boutiques and legions of VIP fans that include Hollywood A-listers and pop royalty, Lenny Niemeyer was locked away in her garage, making swimwear out of old pareos and sliced cow bones. Sitti...
2013-04-18 05:12:49 +0000

Brazil's Lula da Silva backs Maduro in Venez vote

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Brazil's former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has voiced his support for ruling party candidate Nicolas Maduro ahead of Venezuela's presidential election. In a video broadcast on state television in Venezuela, Silva says he believes Maduro would be capable o...
2013-04-02 16:52:20 +0000

Disabled surfers brave the waves in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — One minute, Renata Glasner is watching the waves crash on Leblon beach from her wheelchair. The next, she's plowing through the turbulent waters on a specially adapted surfboard. Glasner, a 35-year-old graphic designer who was diagnosed with multiple scle...
2013-03-27 15:41:32 +0000

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West's Brazilian Getaway

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are taking their love—and their baby bump—south of the border! The pregnant E! star and her rapper beau were snapped sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil earlier today. Kim tried her best to hide her growing belly under a loose-fitting teal dress. Her rapper b...
2013-02-09 03:10:25 +0000

Focus turns to Brazilian club safety after fire

SANTA MARIA, Brazil (AP) — The repercussions of a tragic nightclub fire that killed more than 230 people in southern Brazil widened Tuesday as mayors around the country cracked down on such venues in their own cities and investigators searched two other nightspots owned by a partner in th...
2013-01-29 18:05:07 +0000

No alarm, only 1 exit in Brazil nightclub fire

SANTA MARIA, Brazil (AP) — The nightclub Kiss was hot, steamy from the press of beer-fueled bodies dancing close. The Brazilian country band on stage was whipping the young crowd into a frenzy, launching into another fast-paced, accordion-driven tune and lighting flares that spewed silver s...
2013-01-29 07:37:26 +0000

Mexico beats Brazil to win 1st Olympic soccer gold

WEMBLEY, England (AP) — Mexico is celebrating its first Olympic gold medal in men's soccer, and Brazil is wondering if it will ever be able to add the title to its long list of triumphs. Oribe Peralta scored only 29 seconds into the Olympic final at Wembley Stadium and added another goal in th...
2012-08-11 18:14:29 +0000

Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart: Ab-tastic in Brazil!

Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend Casper Smart show off their rockin’ bodies while out separately in Brazil. The 42-year-old entertainer braved the rain while performing a concert on Sunday (July 1) in Recife. J.Lo will soon head to the United States for her co-headlining tour with Enrique Iglesias...
2012-07-03 05:30:13 +0000

Jennifer Lopez: Brazil Meet & Greet!

Jennifer Lopez shows Brazil some love as she displays the country’s national flag at her pre-concert meet and greet on Saturday (June 23) in Sao Paulo. “BRASIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Abrigado ?#LOVE?RS por el Bienvenido en el aeropuerto!! Los Quiero y los veo manana!!! ?#jloDanceAgainTour”...
2012-06-24 17:14:09 +0000

Iran joins Brazil, Russia in 2018 World Cup

<blockquote>TEHRAN — It's celebration time for Iranian football fans worldwide! Team Melli secure qualification to Russia 2018 with a 2-0 victory over Uzbekistan. Sardar Azmoun and Mehdi Taremi with the goals for Carlos Queiroz's side at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran. <hr> <img alt="Full-time-_ir...
2017-06-12 20:24:49 +0000

Brazil complains to Obama about monetary policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff complained about U.S. monetary policy and expressed concern that sanctions against Iran could backfire in a meeting with President Barack Obama on Monday, highlighting strains between the Western Hemisphere's two biggest democracies. Ro...
2012-04-10 01:13:33 +0000