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The São Paulo taxi firm that dares to go where Uber doesn’t | Cities

Brasilândia feels more like a village in its own right than a peripheral district in a bustling metropolis of nearly 20 million people. Miles from the hustle and bustle of São Paulo’s central area, children play in the streets and Read more…


Women Move From Samba’s Sidelines to the Center of the Circle

Early in the 20th century, Brazilian laws aimed ostensibly at “vagrancy,” but drenched in racial antipathy resulted in a crackdown on Afro-Brazilian religious practices. Musicians — especially black men — could be arrested for simply walking around town with a Read more…


USA v Brazil: international friendly – live! | Football

USA Still waiting on confirmed team news, but here’s the roster for this pair of friendlies for the USA: GOALKEEPERS (3): Alex Bono (Toronto FC/CAN; 1/0), Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge/BEL; 2/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 3/0) DEFENDERS (9): John Read more…


Jair Bolsonaro stabbed: knife attack plunges Brazil’s election into disarray | World news

Brazil’s already chaotic presidential election has been plunged into uncertainty after a knife attack on far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro put the frontrunner in intensive care just a month before the vote. Bolsonaro was recovering from surgery in a hospital in Read more…


Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil’s far-right presidential hopeful stabbed at campaign rally | World news

Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right candidate who is leading the polls in Brazil’s presidential race, is in a serious condition but out of danger after being stabbed while campaigning just a month before the election. Bolsonaro was rushed to the Santa Read more…


Brazil Presidential Candidate Jair Bolsonaro Is Stabbed

RIO DE JANEIRO — Representative Jair Bolsonaro, the front-runner in Brazil’s presidential election, was stabbed on Thursday afternoon during a campaign event in Minas Gerais State, the local news media reported, citing police officials. It was not immediately clear how Read more…


What Artifacts Were in the National Museum of Brazil?

More than 20 million items were at risk in a fire at the National Museum of Brazil, a staggering cultural toll that includes prehistoric fossils and rare pieces dating back several millenniums. It was not immediately known how many artifacts, Read more…


‘200 years of knowledge lost’: fire engulfs Brazil’s national museum | World news

A massive fire has torn through a 200-year-old museum in Rio de Janeiro, lighting up the night and sending large plumes of smoke into the air. Firefighters were working to put out the blaze at the esteemed National Museum in Read more…


Brazil calls in army after mob attacks on Venezuelan migrants | World news

Fears and doubts continue to swirl in Brazil days after President Michel Temer put the army in charge of highways and the Venezuelan border as his government grapples with an escalating migrant crisis and rising tensions. Tens of thousands of Read more…


Brazilian court bars Lula from presidential election | World news

Brazil’s top electoral court has ruled that jailed former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is barred from running in October’s presidential elections. The ruling came after a dramatic and gruelling late-night session broadcast live on television and across news Read more…