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Picasso Painting Stolen from Sao Paulo Museum in 2007

Today in Latin American history, Picasso's painting "Portrait of Suzanne Bloch" was stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art, along with Portinari's "O Lavrador de Café" in 2007. continue reading »

Favela Fire Kills 3, Injures 8 in Sao Paulo

A huge fire in Heliopolis, Sao Paulo's largest "favela," or shantytown, killed at least three people and injured eight, two of them critically, the city's fire department said Sunday. continue reading »

“March for Jesus” Attracts 2 Million Evangelicals to Sao Paulo

Some 2 million evangelicals took to the streets of downtown Sao Paulo Saturday, according to figures provided by organizers of the so-called "March for Jesus," an event that attracted the faithful from around the country and abroad, winding up with a religious and artistic celebration in a public square. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Officer Killed During Ambush, 26th Death This Year

A policeman was shot to death on the weekend in an attack by two men riding a motorcycle in eastern Sao Paulo, bringing the number of Military Police officers killed in Brazil so far this year to 26, authorities said. continue reading »

Google Art Project Preserving Sao Paulo Street Art

Google’s online platform, Google Art Project, that preserves art including urban art that might disappear at the drop of a hat has added street art from Sao Paulo, Brazil. continue reading »

Nadal Barely Advances to Brazil Open Semifinals

Spain's Rafael Nadal rallied for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory in Sao Paulo over Argentina's Carlos Berlocq to advance to the semifinals of the Brazil Open. continue reading »

Sao Paulo Sees 71 Percent Increase in Murders

The 170 homicides registered last month here in Brazil's largest city represents an increase of 71 percent over November 2011, the Sao Paulo state government said Friday. continue reading »

8 Killed, Buses Set On Fire in Sao Paulo This Week

At least eight people were killed in shootouts Friday night at different points around Sao Paulo in the latest episode in the wave of violence that has shaken Brazil's largest city since early October, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Arrest 5 Men Who Took Family Hostage

Five men who were on the run after firing shots at a police patrol here in Brazil's largest city invaded a private home and held the family hostage for more than an hour before surrendering, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Violence in Sao Paulo Continues, 5 More Gunned Down

Five people were killed and three others wounded overnight in separate shootings in Brazil's largest city and its suburbs, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

83 Killed in Sao Paulo Over Last 11 Days

Another 10 people - one of them a police officer - were killed in Sao Paulo overnight, bringing to 83 the number of murders committed over the last 11 days in Brazil's largest city and financial capital, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Single-Engine Planes Collide in Brazil, Killing 4

At least four people died Saturday in a collision between two small, single-engine airplanes in Sao Paulo state, officials said. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

The ranking system is based on a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) using a spatial adjusted livability index. The EIU ranked 70 cities internationally, Hong Kong ranked the highest and Harare, Zimbabwe ranked the lowest. The other scores (ie- education) are out of 100. continue reading »

Brazil Sees 21.8 Percent Increase in Violent Deaths in Sao Paulo

The number of violent deaths here in Brazil's largest city climbed 21.8 percent in the first half of this year compared with the same period in 2011, the Sao Paulo state government said Thursday. continue reading »

J.Lo Does First Concert in Brazil, Paris Hilton DJs

U.S. singer and actress Jennifer Lopez landed in Sao Paulo, where she was greeted by a big turnout of fans, to give her first concert in Brazil as part of the Pop Music Festival, an event at which American socialite Paris Hilton will be making her DJ debut. continue reading »

Brazilian Man Attacked by Half a Dozen Monkeys at Zoo (VIDEO)

Brazilian mechanic Joao Leite dos Santos admitted to have had too much to drink before he decided it would be fun to play with the Sao Paulo Zoo’s spider monkeys. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING Brazilian Police Capture Irish Man who Swallowed $200K Worth of Cocaine

Authorities in Congonhas airport in Sao Paulo, arrested an Irish national with 72 bags of cocaine worth $200,000 inside his belly! How did they know this? They X-rayed him and saw it all. continue reading »

Sao Paulo Says I LOVE YOU Via Post-its and Stop Motion

Check out this gorgeous animation made over 5 months with 350,00 pos-its, 25 animators, and more than 30,000 love notes left by fans and visitors! Check out this gorgeous animation made over 5 months with 350,00 post-its, 25 animators, and more than 30,000 love notes left by fans and visitors in Brazil! continue reading »

Brazil Prepares for the Next World Cup. Watch the Progress Anytime! (LIVE STREAM)

Check out the construction of the new Palmeiras soccer Stadium, known as Arena Palestra! Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. continue reading »

Miss Brazil Got Robbed in Front of her Own Home, Beauty Pageant Prize Stolen!

Debora Lyra, Miss Brazil, was held at gunpoint in front of her own home in Sao Paulo authorities are reporting. continue reading »