| Aug 8, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Brazil may have had a letdown in this year's World Cup, but the country has another contest to look forward to this weekend.
The Miss Bumbum Competition -- also known as "Miss Butt Brazil" -- will pit 27 contestants (and their backsides) against one...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Investors badly punished Brazil's stock market and currency Monday after President Dilma Rousseff's reelection, amid questions about how she will lead the world's seventh-largest economy.
Business elites had strongly favored center-right challenger...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
In Rio de Janeiro last night, about 1,000 supporters of Dilma Rousseff, re-elected by the narrowest of margins as Brazil's president, gathered in driving rain to celebrate her Sunday second-round election triumph, in which she fought off a stiff challenge...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Juergen Klinsmann, who led the U.S. national team to the Round of 16 in last summer's World Cup, is one of 10 finalists for FIFA's World Coach of the Year award.
Other candidates for the honor include Klinsmann protege Joachim Loew, who led Germany to...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff narrowly defeated center-right challenger Aecio Neves in a runoff election on Sunday as Brazilian voters gave her center-left Workers’ Party a fourth term in the presidency.
Rousseff, who took over from popular...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 7:55 PM
When Karina Gonzaga thinks about whom she'll vote for in Sunday's presidential runoff election, she doesn't care that Brazil's long economic boom has suffered a downturn or that President Dilma Rousseff's center-left Workers' Party has already been in...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Presidential challenger Aecio Neves took the podium at a yacht club in Copacabana this week for a rapid-fire news conference at which he took aim at incumbent Dilma Rousseff for a corruption scandal involving Petrobras, the state-owned oil company....
| Oct 22, 2014
| 10:51 AM
When the starter's gun sounded for the 34th annual Beijing International Marathon on Sunday, air pollution measured 20 times worse than what the World Health Organization considers safe to breathe. Anywhere else in the world, this would have been a...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:15 AM
In a glass tower topped with solar panels, wind turbines and rooftop gardens, a team of architects and planners who helped turn a once-moribund industrial tract into a trendy neighborhood in this river port town is crafting ways to bring street life and...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Eike Batista, until recently the richest man in Brazil and one of the wealthiest worldwide, has been charged with fraud and conspiracy in connection with the collapse of his oil and energy empire.
Batista, formerly a self-proclaimed symbol of his...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Chico Teixeira's "Absence," Daniel Aragao's "I Swear I'll Leave This Town" and Andre Ristum's "The Other Side of Paradise" world premiere in the Rio de Janeiro Intl. Film Festival's centerpiece Premiere Brasil.
The Rio Fest runs Sept. 24 to Oct. 8....