| Jan 18, 2015
| 12:44 PM
An Indonesian firing squad executed six convicted drug traffickers early Sunday, sparking condemnations from human rights groups and foreign leaders.
The Netherlands, Indonesia’s former colonial ruler, said it would withdraw its ambassador and...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 7:42 AM
Here are your stories for Monday in Central Florida: Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade; shooting at an apartment complex; Brazilian tourists; Pats and Hawks headed to Super Bowl; and more.
It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day. See photos of Saturday's parade...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 12:20 PM
California is overtaking Brazil as the world's seventh-largest economy, bolstered by rising employment, home values and personal and corporate income, a year after the nation's most-populous state surpassed Russia and Italy.
The Golden State, with an...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 11:56 AM
Brazilian authorities on Wednesday arrested another former executive of the state-run oil company Petrobras as a landmark probe into the nation's biggest known corruption scandal continues to expand.
Along with former Petrobras officials, several top...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 5:20 AM
MIAMI Growing up in Brazil, Jonatas Da Silva knew there was something different about his family. The women went to the river to cleanse after their periods, relatives were buried within a day, and no one celebrated Christmas or ate pork. But it wasn't...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 6:52 AM
A Brazilian not winning the Walt Disney World Marathon would be like the New England Patriots not making the NFL playoffs.
Actually, it would be more surprising.
When Fredison Costa repeated as champion of the 26.2-mile race Sunday, finishing in 2...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 3:00 AM
As Jose Domingos speeds down the Oiapoque River in his canoe once more today, he passes underneath a mammoth suspension bridge. By far the most imposing structure anywhere near this muggy Amazonian border town, it looms overhead and then retreats behind...
| Dec 13, 2014
The water crisis is so bad in South America's largest city that when rain began to dribble from the sky recently, workers in a downtown office high-rise stood up and cheered, running to the windows to celebrate each drop.
A majority of city residents...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Rising gas prices and the selection of a more fiscally austere economic team have Brazilians facing a period of difficult adjustment after the reelection of President Dilma Rousseff.
Though Rousseff's second term doesn't start until January, her...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 1:40 PM
The Brazilian government said on Monday it will limit unemployment and pension benefits, in a move that aims to shore up depleted finances and regain investor confidence.
Incoming planing minister Nelson Barbosa said in a briefing that the measures would...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 11:27 AM
For Brazilian pianist Antonio Adolfo and singer Carol Saboya, music is more than just a passion. It's part of their DNA.
"I think it's a genetic thing. I was born with it, with this desire to do something artistic," says Saboya, who also happens to be...