Oct 1, 2015

Olympic host Rio first Brazilian city to ban Uber

The city that hosts next year’s Olympic Games has become the first in Brazil to ban the use of smartphone-based ride-hailing-applications like Uber. Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes on Tuesday signed legislation recently passed by Rio’s city council banning Uber and similar technologies ...

Sep 26, 2015

Court freezes Neymar's assets

A Brazilian court has frozen assets of Barcelona star Neymar, his family and related businesses valued at 188.8 million Brazilian reals ($48 million). The Sao Paulo federal court said Friday that the 23-year-old is alleged to have evaded 63 million reals in Brazil taxes ...

Sep 2, 2015

Brazilian woman catches stray bullet in handbag

A Brazilian woman really almost did shop till she dropped — when a stray bullet lodged in her handbag at a swanky mall in Rio de Janeiro. “I was with a friend coming out of Shopping Leblon,” wrote Renata Brito Moret on her Facebook ...

Jul 21, 2015

Pele leaves hospital after successful surgery

Pele has been released from a Brazilian hospital after successfully undergoing back surgery. Doctors say the 74-year-old soccer great left Albert Einstein Hospital on Monday, less than a week after undergoing a procedure for nerve root decompression. The surgery had been scheduled to fix ...

Honda to debut jet plane in Brazil

Jul 21, 2015

Honda to debut jet plane in Brazil

Honda Motor Co.’s first jet plane will soon debut in Brazil, where a new class of rich corporate executive is emerging on the back of brisk economic growth, the automaker’s U.S. aircraft unit said Monday. The number of pre-orders for the HondaJet has already ...

Uruguayan soccer legend Ghiggia dies at 88

Jul 17, 2015

Uruguayan soccer legend Ghiggia dies at 88

Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia, who scored the winning goal in the final game of the 1950 World Cup to give Uruguay a stunning 2-1 victory over Brazil — still recalled as Brazil’s greatest defeat — died on Thursday. He was 88. Ghiggia’s son, Arcadio, said ...