| 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...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Although they don't celebrate Thanksgiving and don't have the day off on Friday, millions of Brazilians are taking part in a booming Black Friday of their own, and consumer protection authorities are working overtime to shield them from scams that have...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 29, 2014
| 6:03 AM
It could be a year or more before Brazil's auto industry turns the corner. By Brad Haynes and Alberto AlerigiReuters
SAO PAULO — Automakers in Brazil are facing the sharpest slowdown since 1999, and it could be a year or more before things turn...