Brazil floods force 50,000 to flee, kill at least six: authorities

May 31, 2017

Brazil floods force 50,000 to flee, kill at least six: authorities

Floods and landslides in northeastern Brazil have killed six people and driven 50,000 people from their homes, authorities said Tuesday. Heavy rain swelled rivers, causing mud slides, felling trees and harming water supplies, they said. The number forced to flee in Pernambuco and Alagoas states rose ...

Embattled Brazilian president sends out troops as protests rage

May 25, 2017

Embattled Brazilian president sends out troops as protests rage

Troops guarded federal buildings in Brazil's capital early Thursday as the president struggles to hang onto power amid an outcry over corruption allegations and after clashes between police and protesters demanding his resignation forced the evacuations of several ministries. With tens of thousands of demonstrators ...

Brazil crisis heads into weekend of protests, negotiations

/ May 20, 2017

Brazil crisis heads into weekend of protests, negotiations

Brazil's political crisis headed into a weekend dominated by protests and President Michel Temer's attempt to secure enough allies to save himself after being accused of obstructing justice. Temer needs to maintain sufficient backing in Congress to ward off calls for his impeachment barely a ...

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 Show ...

/ 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 previously ...