| Nov 29, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Like many others in Bahia state, the center of Afro-Brazilian culture, Ana Cassia Pereira grew up eating acaraje, a snack of fried bean patties stuffed with shrimp and spices.
But she had only a vague picture of how the food, which she now sells in a...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Although they don't celebrate Thanksgiving and don't have the day off on Friday, millions of Brazilians are taking part in a booming Black Friday of their own, and consumer protection authorities are working overtime to shield them from scams that have...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Rio de Janeiro kicked off the Christmas season with fireworks over its towering floating Christmas tree that was lighted Saturday night in Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.
OK, technically it's not a tree but an amazing connection of metal and lights that's no...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 1:43 PM
If September's Star-Spangled Spectacular didn't offer enough opportunities to tour visiting ships in Baltimore, three more are set to arrive this week.
A tall ship from Norway will arrive Wednesday, followed by Navy ships from Brazil and Denmark in...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:48 PM
After a dirty, divisive and at times surprising campaign, Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's leftist president won what some call a closely contested election — although she bested her opponent by 3.5 million votes.
For Rousseff, it will be her second...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 11:00 AM
When Andy Marshall, Talitha Bewlay and about 100 other artists stormed past a security guard and broke into the huge building at 63 Ouvidor on May 1, they didn't really know what was going to happen. They had seen the scores of other occupied buildings...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Tucked in a room at the Boca Raton Children's Museum is a hands-on exhibit celebrating all things Brazil.
"F.A.C.E.S. (Florida Art and Cultural Education through Storytelling) Brazil," sponsored by the Brazil International Foundation, runs through Dec....
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:05 PM
Brazilian soccer legend Pele is doing "fine" and will be discharged from a Sao Paulo hospital early on Thursday after he was admitted for stomach pains, one of his aides told Reuters.
The 74-year-old soccer great had to cancel a book-signing at a museum...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 8:12 AM
SAO PAULO — Former Brazil striker underwent a procedure on Thursday to remove kidney stones that were obstructing his urinary tract, his doctors at a Sao Paulo hospital said.
The 74-year-old was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital on...
| May 27, 2014
| 11:10 PM
The U.S. World Cup team held its first dress rehearsal for Brazil on a chilly and windy Tuesday night at Candlestick Park. And though late goals by Mix Diskerud and Aron Johannsson gave it a 2-0 win over a determined team from Azerbaijan, it's clear...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Russia on Thursday began rolling out a sweeping embargo on food imports from the United States, members of the European Union and allied nations in response to those countries' economic sanctions for Moscow's aggressiveness in Ukraine.