Brazilian street artist paints 'biggest' ever mural

/ Apr 14, 2017

Brazilian street artist paints 'biggest' ever mural

Many painters struggle to get their work viewed but Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra won’t have a problem — his most recent work is billed as the biggest in the world. The prolific Kobra takes as his canvas the external walls of the Cacau ...

/ Apr 8, 2017

Support continues for Brazilian club Chapecoense

The J. League said Friday it will continue its charity activities to raise funds for tragedy-hit Brazilian side Chapecoense and will also invite its youth team to a soccer tournament it hosts in summer. Members of Chapecoense, including the coach and four players who ...

Brazil punches ticket for World Cup

/ Mar 29, 2017

Brazil punches ticket for World Cup

Brazil became the first team to qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday after beating Paraguay to clinch an eighth consecutive victory as Argentina’s campaign stumbled after the shock suspension of Lionel Messi. Five-time champion Brazil had been left waiting in suspense after goals ...

Health scare prompts China to ban Brazilian meat

Mar 21, 2017

Health scare prompts China to ban Brazilian meat

Brazil said Monday that China had suspended imports of meat from the South American country over police claims that Brazilian exporters had sold tainted products. “Until it receives more information, China will not unload meat imported from Brazil,” the Brazilian agriculture ministry said in ...

Mar 14, 2017

Brazilian club signs goalie convicted in murder

A Brazilian soccer club brushed aside a storm of criticism Tuesday to sign a goalkeeper convicted for murdering his girlfriend, whose body was fed to the dogs. Bruno Fernandes, 32, was presented before reporters at a hastily arranged news conference in the southeastern city ...

'Ghosts' drive Brazil president from residence, report says

/ Mar 12, 2017

'Ghosts' drive Brazil president from residence, report says

Brazil President Michel Temer blames bad vibes and even ghosts for driving him from his sumptuous official residence in the capital Brasilia, a Brazilian news weekly reported Saturday. Temer surprised Brazilian political observers last week with the revelation that he has decamped from the ...

IOC to probe payments on voting for Rio Games

Mar 4, 2017

IOC to probe payments on voting for Rio Games

Organizers of the 2016 Rio Olympics denied on Friday that vote buying helped to secure the games after a French newspaper reported that a Brazilian businessman made payments to the son of an International Olympic Committee member before the vote. Le Monde said a ...

Rio Carnival crowns champion after accident-marred festivities

Mar 2, 2017

Rio Carnival crowns champion after accident-marred festivities

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival crowned a champion of its elite samba school parade on Wednesday, capping festivities marred by two accidents that injured more than 30 people. By winning the Carnival’s headline event, the Portela samba school ended a 33-year losing streak, nabbing the ...