| Jan 28, 2015
| 10:34 AM
Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. is expanding its sales presence in Brazil to meet the growing demand for cruises in the region.
All three of its cruise brands: Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises have...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 8:51 AM
Brazil: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends taking extra precautions while traveling for Carnival this year, especially during the height of activities Feb. 13-17. Because Carnival is associated with celebrating in excess, to...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 3:45 PM
A congressman is pushing for the extradition of a Brazilian woman accused of killing two people while driving drunk in Boca Raton in 2008.
In a letter sent Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Democrat representing Broward and Palm Beach counties, urged...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 6:19 PM
The bizarre, tortuous journey of the Bahia Emerald began in the depths of a Brazilian mine and eventually landed it in a Los Angeles County sheriff's evidence locker, where it remains today.
Since 2009, the 180,000-carat, 840-pound behemoth of a gem has...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 6:12 PM
Ricardo Kaká has lifted the World Cup trophy, been named the world's best soccer player and once fetched a record fee of more than $94 million for his services.
The Brazilian star has reached every pinnacle of his sport over his career, and yet he...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 10:23 AM
To no great surprise, Brazilian officials acknowledged Friday that they will fall short of their goal to greatly decrease pollution in the waters where sailors and windsurfers will compete at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Environmentalists have long...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 6:26 AM
Federal police went after ex-billionaire Eike Batista on Friday, seizing a Lamborghini and six other cars, additional assets and $32,500 (90,000 reals) in cash from the homes of Brazil's once-richest man.
A Federal Police statement said the assets seized...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...