| 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 19, 2014
| 10:19 AM
In a 50-year career, Milton Nascimento has both fought for human rights, and reinvented Brazilian music.
Early on, the Brazilian singer-songwriter fused international sounds like progressive rock and jazz with rhythms such as bossa nova, Brazilian...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Brazil's National Truth Commission has announced the results of an investigation of crimes committed by the country's military dictatorship, revealing the scope of torture, killings and disappearances carried out from 1964 to 1985 and calling for the...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 1:39 PM
The land of Samba is now within closer reach for residents in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
The first U.S.-bound flight from Azul Brazilian Airlines landed at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport early Tuesday, marking the low-cost...
| 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...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Low-cost Azul Brazilian Airlines has received federal approval to sell tickets for flights between Fort Lauderdale and the Sao Paulo/Campinas area of Brazil.
Approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 8:05 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Bright yellow and cat-like, with a green leaf-haired brother, the mascots for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro were launched by organisers late on Sunday. The mascots, who are said to represent the animals and plants...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 9:00 AM
SAO PAULO - Brazilian soccer great Pele, who is in a Sao Paulo hospital for treatment for a urinary tract infection, has been moved to a hospital wing where he won't be besieged by as many visitors, his spokesman told Reuters on Thursday.
| Nov 27, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Brazilian soccer great Pele said Thursday he is not seriously ill, easing fears that his health deteriorated while being treated for a urinary tract infection.
The 74-year-old Pele used his official Twitter account to deny widespread reports that said...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:52 AM
Indians on the Peru-Brazil border say they continue to receive death threats from loggers after the murder of four local chiefs in a remote forest region overrun by illegal felling. The September slaying of Ashaninka leader Edwin Chota and three of his...
| 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...