Environmentalists: Brazil's greenhouse gases rise

2014-11-20 13:19

Emissions of greenhouse gases in Brazil, Latin America's biggest country, are almost 8% higher in 2013 than one year earlier, a network of more than 30 environmental groups say.

1 000s of Brazilians march in gay rights parade

2014-11-17 07:38

Thousands of Brazilians have taken part in Rio de Janeiro's 19th gay pride parade, speaking out against homophobia in a country that has seen years of violence targeting the gay community.

Brazil to deny visa to woman-choking pick-up artist

2014-11-14 14:14

Brazil will deny a visa to Julien Blanc, a self-proclaimed pickup artist who travels around the world teaching men how to seduce women using techniques that include choking and intimidation.

Brazil police capture New Zealand fugitive killer

2014-11-13 09:05

A convicted child molester and murderer from New Zealand managed to plan his escape and flee to Brazil while on temporary release but Brazilian federal police have caught up with him.

Ex-Wall St banker could right Brazil economy

2014-11-12 15:20

A former Wall St banker is a frontrunner to be Brazil's next finance minister, say sources close to the government.

London's 'Gherkin' tower sold to billionaire

2014-11-11 10:50

London's landmark "Gherkin" office tower has been sold to investment company Safra Group, controlled by Brazilian-Lebanese billionaire Joseph Safra.

Future still clouded for small F1 teams

2014-11-11 08:22

'F1 in crisis?" Nonsense! says F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone as a deal with struggling teams has yet to be reached. "We've had a couple of teams in crisis." So, that's OK, then...

Off-track war erupts behind F1's glitter

2014-11-10 08:50

On the shiny, public, side of F1 adoring fans and news media are hyped for the 2014 finale at Abu Dhabi but the underbelly is rumbling with money problems and stories of plots.

New twist in case of Sao Paulo street kids

2014-11-10 05:05

New details have emerged about the case involving two South African boys who were repatriated from Brazil after their mother was arrested for drug trafficking.

Ignition off: Marussia F1 team shut down

2014-11-07 18:20

The Marussia Formula 1 team, under financial administration for some weeks, has finally been shut down with redundancy looming for its 200 staff.

SA homeless boys declined by foster parents

2014-11-07 11:17

Two South African boys who were living on the streets of Brazil after their mother was arrested for drug trafficking have been put in a place of safety after their nominated foster parents declined to take them.

Hamilton ready to feel the love in Brazil

2014-11-07 09:08

Lewis Hamilton, a huge boyhood fan of the late F1 legend Ayrton Senna, can expect fans at the 2014 Brazilian GP at Interlagos to root for him - including some of Senna's family.

SA boys living on the streets of Brazil back home

2014-11-06 12:56

Two South African boys who had been living on the streets in Brazil after their mother was arrested for drug trafficking have arrived back in the country, the social development department says.

Caterham and 'Manor' in '15 F1 entries

2014-11-06 07:42

Financially strapped Formula 1 teams Caterham and (what seems now to be the former) Marussia have submitted entries for the 2015 season - a move that costs $500 000!

Chinese group to build S American bullet train

2014-11-04 10:50

Mexico's government has picked a Chinese-led consortium to build the first bullet train in Latin America after the group was the only bidder.

Brazil shocks with post poll rate hike

2014-10-30 13:15

Brazil's central bank has raised interest rates, surprising investors with a move that signals President Dilma Rousseff could make more market-friendly policy changes.

Rousseff win rattles Brazil markets

2014-10-28 09:15

President Dilma Rousseff's narrow re-election victory has been met with a cold reality as Brazil's financial markets tumbled.

Brazil faces struggle to restore good times

2014-10-27 11:44

President Dilma Rousseff has narrowly won re-election but will need to restore order to public finances in her second term to get Brazil's stalled economy back.

Brazil protects giant swathe of Amazon rainforest

2014-10-22 10:04

The Brazilian government says it has put an environmentally rich area of the Amazon rainforest under federal protection, creating a reserve larger than the US state of Delaware.

Force India: Let teams choose own tyres

2014-10-20 11:07

Pirelli, earlier criticised for being too aggressive, is now taking flak for being too conservative. One team has suggested 'why not let teams choose' to spice-up Formula 1?

R720m track upgrade saved Brazil GP

2014-10-17 11:44

Brazil had to spend millions of dollars on upgrading the ageing Interlagos circuit or risk losing its place on the Formula 1 calendar, claims Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad.

Brazil beef exports up on China, Russia demand

2014-10-12 15:15

Brazil beef exports have jumped, in part due to rising Russian demand as Moscow turns away from US and European sources in retaliation against sanctions.

Brazil presidential elections on the boil

2014-09-02 16:43

Incumbent Dilma Rousseff, now trailing top rival Marina Silva in Brazil's presidential race by 10%, has gone on the offensive.

Brazil arrests 8 in Amazon deforestation swoop

2014-08-29 13:08

Brazilian police say they had made eight arrests in raids to smash a gang considered the worst perpetrators of deforestation in the Amazon region.


Brazil technically out of recession

2014-11-18 10:07

The Brazilian economy technically got out of recession after two quarters, as it grew by 0.6% in the three months to September, says the Brazilian Central Bank.

Brazil will not interfere with Petrobras probe

2014-11-16 11:00

Brazil's justice minister says the country will not interfere with a police investigation into suspected graft at Petrobas.

Trial for murder and cannibalism begins in Brazil

2014-11-14 07:36

Three people charged with killing at least two women, eating parts of their bodies and using their flesh to make and sell stuffed pastries have gone on trial.

Churchgoers mowed down by speeding car

2014-11-13 08:45

At least 15 people were injured, including seven children, when a driver smashed into a group of churchgoers in Sao Paulo. The driver and occupants of the car fled the scene on foot.

Brazilian police kill about 6 people a day – study

2014-11-12 09:10

Brazilian police killed more than 11 000 people between 2009 and 2013 for an average of six killings a day, a public safety NGO says.

Button: 'Love for racing' trumps cash

2014-11-11 08:42

Jenson Button's Formula 1 future is at stake with the news of Fernando Alonso possibly joining McLaren in 2015. But Button is hoping that 'love' will be the deciding factor...

Brazil driver runs over 15 people leaving church

2014-11-10 22:39

A driver in Brazil's biggest city has lost control of his car and run over 15 people standing on a sidewalk after leaving a church service.

Bernie: Hamilton would be better champion

2014-11-10 08:50

The 2014 F1 battle with Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and team mate Nico Rosberg will be decided in Abu Dhabi later in November. Bernie Ecclestone has already picked his champion...

Hot laps in Brazil as Nico takes win

2014-11-09 19:59

It began with a stunning start and ended with private races between Mercedes Nico Rosberg and between Ferrari's Kimi Raikonnen and Felipe Massa - with Rosberg the winner.

Snake 'eats' man, sets off Internet tizzy

2014-11-07 12:15

A young US naturalist and adventurer in the Amazon has set off an Internet stir after he claimed he offered himself for dinner to a giant snake for a TV show. Peta however are calling him a 'fool'

Button on F1: 'Ain't over 'til it's over'

2014-11-07 09:08

From the way he's talking Jenson Button has big plans for a motor-racing future - even if it turns out not to be with current employer McLaren. He's fit, 'hasmany options' - and is excited.

Double points? 'Fantastic,' scoffs Nico

2014-11-07 09:08

"I do (like it) now. It's really a fantastic idea," joked Nico Rosberg when asked about F1's double-points finale. When he led the championship however, he sang a very different tune...

Bianchi crash forcing F1 to change

2014-11-06 07:42

Since Jules Bianchi's horrific crash during the 2014 Japanese GP his Marussia team has gone under administration and F1 has agonised over race-track safety measures.

SA boys found living on Sao Paulo streets

2014-11-06 05:00

Two South African boys, aged seven and 13, have been found on the streets in Sao Paulo, Brazil, after their mother was arrested on a drugs charge.

Brazil poll revives geographic, class divide

2014-11-01 20:05

Leftist President Dilma Rousseff's re-election in Brazil has exposed a deeply divided country, reviving the old wounds of class struggle.

Brazil markets rally after post-poll slump

2014-10-29 07:38

Brazilian stocks have risen strongly, overturning losses from the previous day as traders digested the re-election of left-wing President Dilma Rousseff.

Dilma Rousseff calls for unity after Brazil win

2014-10-27 12:43

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has narrowly won re-election to a second term, calling for unity after the most divisive race since the return to democracy.

Brazil campaign ends in slugfest over corruption

2014-10-25 11:33

Brazil's presidential candidates have traded accusations over political corruption in a last ditch attempt to sway undecided voters before an election runoff in the country's closest race in decades.

Poll: Brazil's leader gains ground in tight race

2014-10-21 11:17

Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff is gaining ground over her rival in a tight re-election race, although the contest remains in a technical tie, a poll shows.

Pirelli U-turns on Brazil tyre selection

2014-10-18 09:20

Pirelli, F1's tyremaker, has bowed to pressure from drivers who recently demanded softer compounds for the Brazilian GP that will be raced on a newly resurfaced track.

12 Brazilian prison guards taken hostage in uprising

2014-10-14 10:37

At least 12 guards and dozens of inmates have been held hostage amid a prisoner uprising in southern Brazil, during which some of the incarcerated were tossed from the roof.

SA, Brazil expand tourism relations

2014-09-26 11:23

South Africa has tourism agreements in place with all BRICS members, with the latest signed as South African Tourism opened a new office in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Over $30bn a year in dirty money exits Brazil

2014-09-08 09:30

Over $30bn in dirty money linked to crime, corruption and tax evasion is flowing out of Brazil each year.

Brazil enters recession in pre-election blow

2014-08-29 15:39

Brazil has suffered a recession in the first half of the year as investment plunged and the country's hosting of the World Cup suffocated economic activity.

2 inmates beheaded in Brazil jail riot

2014-08-25 10:31

Inmates rioting for better facilities in a Brazilian jail have killed four fellow prisoners, decapitating two of them, and took two guards hostage, officials say.

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