| 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...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 9:34 AM
The death toll from an explosion on an oil vessel off the Brazilian coast rose to five people, one of the companies operating the vessel said Thursday.
A statement issued by BW Offshore also confirmed that four crew members remained missing after the...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 5:49 PM
Brazilian authorities said Saturday they arrested a self-professed minister put on a U.S. most-wanted list for allegedly molesting two girls in a "Maidens Group" at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota.
A statement posted on the website of the...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 2:06 PM
Trade missions from Quebec, the Dutch Caribbean and Brazil are coming to South Florida this month, offering goods and services from their homelands to local buyers.
The Quebec-Florida Chamber of Commerce is organizing a Quebec delegation to Palm Beach,...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Vera Lucia Marchioro recalls a morgue employee clicking through photos on a computer screen until a face appeared that could have been Luiz, her 25-year-old son who had disappeared the day before. She wasn't sure, she said, because of the swelling....
| Mar 30, 2015
| 11:55 AM
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Monday that a trial to determine ownership of the prized Bahia Emerald will continue in Los Angeles despite ongoing efforts by the government of Brazil to return the gem to its country of origin.
| Mar 30, 2015
| 3:03 PM
IGUAZU FALLS, Brazil (AP) — From above, the Iguazu Falls resemble a massive hole punched in a river and surrounded by jungle. Spray from the falls douses the nearby viewing areas where some tourists don rain ponchos while others take off their...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 8:47 AM
In honor of “National Pet Day” on April 11, The Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach presents the ultimate pooch-pampering package with the launch of “Bark Butler,” available now through the end of the year, starting at $9,300. In...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 4:31 PM
News of the economic debacle in Brazil and the protests that have shaken the foundation of President Dilma Rousseff's government are detailed in the major media in the United States and Europe.
When more than 1.5 million people go to the streets...