| 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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:48 PM
After a dirty, divisive and at times surprising campaign, Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's leftist president won what some call a closely contested election — although she bested her opponent by 3.5 million votes.
For Rousseff, it will be her second...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Tucked in a room at the Boca Raton Children's Museum is a hands-on exhibit celebrating all things Brazil.
"F.A.C.E.S. (Florida Art and Cultural Education through Storytelling) Brazil," sponsored by the Brazil International Foundation, runs through Dec....
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:05 PM
Brazilian soccer legend Pele is doing "fine" and will be discharged from a Sao Paulo hospital early on Thursday after he was admitted for stomach pains, one of his aides told Reuters.
The 74-year-old soccer great had to cancel a book-signing at a museum...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 8:12 AM
SAO PAULO — Former Brazil striker underwent a procedure on Thursday to remove kidney stones that were obstructing his urinary tract, his doctors at a Sao Paulo hospital said.
The 74-year-old was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital on...