Dec 24, 2016

Jealous brothel client kills six in Brazil

A customer at a Brazilian brothel went into a jealous rage and killed six people when he was told that the prostitute he wanted was with another man, authorities said Friday. When the man learned the woman he wanted was unavailable, he returned to ...

Dec 22, 2016

Argentina finishes year atop FIFA world rankings

Lionel Messi’s beaten Copa America finalist Argentina ends the year at the top of FIFA’s world rankings while France, defeated in the Euro 2016 final, was named “mover of the year.” Argentina finishes 2016 out in front of archrival Brazil to inherit the “team ...

Nov 23, 2016

BRICS falls under China's sway

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Just as China dominates the other new institutions of which it is a founding member — from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank — it is using BRICS to assertively push its own interests.

Former Rio governor arrested in Olympic corruption probe

Nov 18, 2016

Former Rio governor arrested in Olympic corruption probe

The former governor of Rio de Janeiro state was arrested on Thursday as part of a corruption investigation linked to a World Cup project and other works worth billions of dollars, in a blow to Brazil’s ruling party that may fuel political instability. Federal ...

Brazil 'not scared' of returning Messi

Nov 9, 2016

Brazil 'not scared' of returning Messi

Brazil players have made it clear they will not fear Argentina’s Lionel Messi when the two sides meet for their high-profile World Cup qualifier on Thursday. Messi’s return from injury prompted an exchange between the two sides on Tuesday after Argentina striker Lucas Pratto, ...

Brazil's biggest dinosaur found in cupboard

Oct 22, 2016

Brazil's biggest dinosaur found in cupboard

Brazil just found its biggest ever dinosaur — in a storage cupboard. In its prime, more than 66 million years ago, this long necked herbivore was 25 meters long — longer than an articulated bus — and could chomp through trees at a terrifying ...

Sep 22, 2016

Brazilian forest fires threaten uncontacted tribes

Forest fires raging in northeast Brazil are forcing indigenous people out of their traditional territories and threatening uncontacted tribes, an indigenous leader said on Wednesday. Fire season in the Amazon and surrounding savanna normally lasts from July to November, but burning has become more ...