| Mar 23, 2015
| 8:16 AM
We often take it for granted, but fresh water is one element we must always have nearby. From the Iguazu Falls in Brazil to the Nile River in Egypt, Associated Press photographers the world over set out to capture the beauty and majesty of the precious...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Sheylla Lopes, a 19-year-old transgender woman, was walking down the street, talking on her cellphone when without warning a man came up from behind and slapped her in the face.
Lopes says the daytime attack in central Sao Paulo, which knocked her phone...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 10:07 PM
For just the fourth time in Ultimate Fighting Championship history, and yet the third time in Ronda Rousey’s last four fights, undefeated combatants will square off for a UFC title.
According to multiple outlets’ reports on Thursday, Rousey...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 8:37 AM
The Strikers continue tapping the Brazilian soccer pipeline, announcing on Wednesday the signing of Flamengo captain Leonardo da Silva Moura.
Known as Léo, Moura will practice with the Strikers for the first time on Monday.
Moura, 36, spent the past...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 6:08 PM
Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets in cities across the country on Sunday to protest a government beleaguered by scandal, with some calling for President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment.
Sunday marked 30 years since the end of the...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 7:08 AM
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff faced the biggest challenge yet of her young and turbulent second term, as hundreds of thousands of protesters took to streets in more than 150 cities to demand her impeachment and an end to corruption.
| Feb 27, 2015
| 2:47 PM
Orlando tourism officials expect 2015 to be another strong year for the industry, but are monitoring a slow down in the growth of tourists from Brazil.
In 2013, the number of Brazilian tourists increased 15 percent from 2012, and there was another 10...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 2:15 PM
The sound of Afro-Brazilian drumming was so strong and gripping that everyone within earshot paused. A toddler stopped whining and wandered toward the sound, while a woman in mid-checkout left her books on the counter to peek in.
| Mar 2, 2015
| 6:00 AM
As Joao Paulo Bezerra pedals slowly up a slight incline between skyscrapers, he pauses briefly to greet a struggling colleague crossing his path.
"Morning, buddy," says Bezerra, forcing his tricycle and its cargo of eight large plastic water jugs a...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 2:55 PM
An explosion on an offshore oil vessel operated by Brazil's troubled energy giant, Petrobras, killed at least three workers Wednesday and left six missing, according to a company statement and union reports.
The explosion took place around midday off...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 4:01 PM
Throughout Lake County, there are martial arts academies where youngsters — as well as adults — can study one of the many disciplines of the sport.
One such facility is the Northshore Academy of Martial Arts in Libertyville, where one of the...