Brazil

Protestors burn a Sao Paulo state flag in front of City Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo)

Comparison of mass protests in Brazil and Turkey

Large-scale protests have engulfed Turkey and Brazil, which are thousands of miles apart, but share some traits such as being new democracies with a growing middle class. Here’s a look at the protests in both […]

06/19/2013

Protestors burn a Sao Paulo state flag in front of City Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo)

Protesters out again in Brazil’s biggest city

SAO PAULO (AP) — Scattered street demonstrations popped up around Brazil early Wednesday as protesters continued their collective cry against the low-quality public services they receive in exchange for high taxes and high prices. In […]

06/19/2013

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Seattle man posted video before dying on highway

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A final video of Richard Swanson shows him smiling and happy to be at the ocean as he prepared to dribble a soccer ball along Oregon’s coastal road on a planned […]

05/15/2013

Ricardo Bellino

Ricardo Bellino on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Donald Trump’s “Original Apprentice,” Ricardo Bellino. A Brazilian serial entrepreneur, Donald Trump only gave him 3 minutes to pitch his business. He walked out of the room as the Donald’s partner.

04/05/2013

Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican.

Pope gives final Sunday blessing before resigning

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI bestowed his final Sunday blessing of his pontificate on a cheering crowd in St. Peter’s Square, explaining that his waning years and energy made him better suited to the life of private prayer he soon will spend in a secluded monastery.

02/24/2013

Firefighters at scene of nightclub fire

Funerals begin for 233 killed in Brazil blaze

SANTA MARIA, Brazil (AP) — The bodies of the young college students were found piled up just inside the entrance of the Kiss nightclub, among 230+ people who died in a cloud of toxic smoke after a blaze enveloped the club within seconds and set off a panic.

01/28/2013

Bret Lewis

Honest! The door attacked me!

Bizarre injury of the week comes from the NBA. Celtics rookie center Fab Melo (he’s fab but also mellow) suffered a concussion… in his hotel room… when he collided with… a door frame.

01/07/2013

The Oscar Niemeyer foundation building in Niteroi, Brazil.

Brazil mourns architect Niemeyer’s death

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – Hundreds of mourners lined up in Brasilia – Brazil’s modernist capital – to honor internationally renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer during a memorial in the city that most strongly reflects his signature style.

12/06/2012

Man appears at his own funeral

SAO PAULO (AP) – A 41-year-old car washer shocked his family when he interrupted a funeral being held for him at his mother’s home in the town of Alagoinhas in northeastern Brazil, police said Tuesday. […]

10/23/2012

Cancellations, delays add to Brazil airport chaos

SAO PAULO (AP) – The lone runway at a busy Brazil airport is being blocked by a damaged cargo plane, forcing cancellation of 450 flights and creating a ripple effect of delays across the nation. […]

10/15/2012

2016 Rio leaders deny role in Olympic scandal

SAO PAULO (AP) – The president of the organizing committee for the 2016 Olympics in Rio has dismissed claims that high-ranking officials knew that workers were making unauthorized copies of files belonging to organizers of […]

09/27/2012

Brazilian court bans anti-Islam film from YouTube

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – A court in Sao Paulo has ordered YouTube to remove clips of the video that has sparked protests across the Muslim world. In a statement, the court said Judge Gilson […]

09/26/2012

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