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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 »

John Lennon Arrested Multiple Times in Brazil

John Lennon Arrested Multiple Times in Brazil

Dear Prudence, Call Paul McCartney and Yoko! John Lennon has apparently been living in Brazil and has been on quite the crime spree in recent months. continue reading »

Brazil Increased Auto Output by 31.9% in January

Brazil Increased Auto Output by 31.9% in January

A total of 279,332 automobiles were manufactured in Brazil in January, up 31.9 percent from the same month of 2012 and 7.7 percent more than in December, the Anfavea industry association said Wednesday. continue reading »

Brazil and Basketball: U.S. Department of State Announces Youth Sports Visitor Program

Brazil and Basketball: U.S. Department of State Announces Youth Sports Visitor Program

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces that 14 teenage athletes—seven boys and seven girls—and two coaches from Brazil will travel to the United States for a basketball exchange February 6-18. continue reading »