| 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 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...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 10:30 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Argentina has a New Argentine Cinema; Carlos Reygadas, Mantarraya and Canana ushered in a new era in Mexico; the Novissimo Cine Chileno exploded onto the scene at the 2005 Valdivia Festival.
Now, finally, in a year when Brazil has...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Brazilian actor-turned-director Selton Mello has is following up his milestone art film "The Clown," Brazil's Oscar entry, with "A Movie Life" adapting the book "A Distant Father" by Chilean Antonio Skarmeta, one of whose other novels was turned by...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 11:00 AM
When Andy Marshall, Talitha Bewlay and about 100 other artists stormed past a security guard and broke into the huge building at 63 Ouvidor on May 1, they didn't really know what was going to happen. They had seen the scores of other occupied buildings...