| Mar 27, 2015
| 3:55 PM
Brazil's economy grew just 0.1 percent last year, barely keeping the country out of a recession, the government's statistics bureau said Friday.
It was the worst result since 2009 and bad news for President Dilma Rousseff, whose popularity has...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 5:08 PM
The federal police agency said Friday it has begun legal proceedings against companies allegedly involved in a fraud scheme that has cost Brazil's public coffers almost $2 billion in unpaid fines and taxes.
The announcement came a day after police said...
| 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...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 6:34 PM
Kraft Foods Group, one of the most well-known American food-makers, could soon be gobbled up by a hungry Brazilian investment firm, according to a published report.
If completed, the deal with 3G Capital would likely be worth more than $40 billion,...
| 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...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 10:07 PM
For just the fourth time in Ultimate Fighting Championship history, and yet the third time in Ronda Rousey’s last four fights, undefeated combatants will square off for a UFC title.
According to multiple outlets’ reports on Thursday, Rousey...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 8:37 AM
The Strikers continue tapping the Brazilian soccer pipeline, announcing on Wednesday the signing of Flamengo captain Leonardo da Silva Moura.
Known as Léo, Moura will practice with the Strikers for the first time on Monday.
Moura, 36, spent the past...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 6:08 PM
Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets in cities across the country on Sunday to protest a government beleaguered by scandal, with some calling for President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment.
Sunday marked 30 years since the end of the...
| 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...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 8:29 AM
Brazil: The lowest rainfall levels since 1930 have led to a severe water shortage in Sao Paulo, causing water rationing in the country's commercial capital of 20 million people. Many homes and businesses are experiencing drastically reduced access to...