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Rio Chooses Vila Isabel Samba School as Carnival Winner

Rio Chooses Vila Isabel Samba School as Carnival Winner

The Unidos de Vila Isabel samba school was named the winner of the Rio de Janeiro Carnival for its attractive and colorful parade highlighting rural life and the customs of the Brazilian interior. continue reading »

BRAZIL: Four Dead After Carnival Float Hit Power Line

BRAZIL: Four Dead After Carnival Float Hit Power Line

At least four people died and six were injured in the wee hours Tuesday when a Carnival float caught fire during a samba school parade in the Brazilian city of Santos, paramedics said. continue reading »

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia Have Best Climate for Private-Public Partnerships

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia Have Best Climate for Private-Public Partnerships

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia are the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean most able to carry out sustainable public-private partnerships (PPPs) to develop infrastructure and increase access to basic services, according to the continue reading »

Brazilian, Spanish, Argentine Cities Make List of Happiest Cities

Brazilian, Spanish, Argentine Cities Make List of Happiest Cities

A survey of 10,000 people from 29 countries throughout the world helped create the Anholt-GfK Roper City Brands Index of the happiest cities in the world. continue reading »

On Final Day of Rio Carnival Champion Samba Schools Presented

On Final Day of Rio Carnival Champion Samba Schools Presented

Street troupes kept the merriment going on the last day of Carnival in Brazil after the elite samba schools wound up their spectacular parades. continue reading »

2016 Rio Olympics Will Not Include Wrestling

2016 Rio Olympics Will Not Include Wrestling

The International Olympic Committee voted Tuesday to drop wrestling from the Summer Games after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The move caught observers and wrestling fans by surprise continue reading »

Rio’s Carnival Continues and Its Party Time Non-Stop

Rio’s Carnival Continues and Its Party Time Non-Stop

Carnival entered its fourth day in Brazil on Monday and crowds thronged the streets across the giant South American nation in the annual bash. continue reading »

Brazil Deadly Nightclub Fire Death Toll Continues to Rise to 239

Brazil Deadly Nightclub Fire Death Toll Continues to Rise to 239

The death on Monday of a young man who had been hospitalized with respiratory problems after being injured in the Jan. 27 fire in a discotheque in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria raised to 239 the death toll in the tragedy, authorities said. continue reading »

Hundreds of Thousands Attempt to Break World Record at Rio Carnival

Hundreds of Thousands Attempt to Break World Record at Rio Carnival

A crowd of revelers hundreds of thousands strong poured into downtown Rio de Janeiro on Saturday to celebrate Carnival to the rhythm of the Cordão da Bola Preta street band while trying to win a place in the Guinness World Records for the world's largest Carnival troupe. continue reading »

Spike Lee Films Carnival for Brazilian Documentary

Spike Lee Films Carnival for Brazilian Documentary

U.S. filmmaker Spike Lee is shooting interviews and other footage for his upcoming documentary "Go, Brazil, Go!" during carnival in the northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador, where millions of people have gathered for the festivities, local media reported Saturday. continue reading »

It’s Raining Spiders in Brazil! (VIDEO)

It’s Raining Spiders in Brazil! (VIDEO)

As a young man in Brazil left a friend's engagement party he spotted something rather odd and perhaps frightening. It appeared to be raining spiders. In the southern Brazilian town of Santo Antônio da Platina continue reading »

Rio Carnival Kicks off in Brazil

Rio Carnival Kicks off in Brazil

Mayor Eduardo Paes presented the keys to Brazil's second-largest city on Friday to King Momo, the traditional sovereign of the Rio de Janeiro Carnival. continue reading »

See Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady’s Adorable Daughter (PHOTO)

See Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady’s Adorable Daughter (PHOTO)

On Friday, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen introduced the world to her baby daughter. Vivian Lake was born in December and is Bundchen's second child with husband Tom Brady, continue reading »

Group of Brazilians Take a Stand Against Effort to “Privatize” Rio Carnival

Group of Brazilians Take a Stand Against Effort to “Privatize” Rio Carnival

A group of Rio de Janeiro street troupes are crying foul over the numerous multi-million-dollar contracts with carnival sponsors and municipal authorities' growing control over the festivities. continue reading »

Spanish Companies Win Brazilian Highway Contract

Spanish Companies Win Brazilian Highway Contract

Spanish companies Acciona, Isolux Corsan and Copasa on Thursday signed contracts to build parts of a beltway around Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city. continue reading »