Brazil


UNESCO names Rio its 2020 'World Capital of Architecture'

2019-01-19 07:18

The UN culture and education agency has recognized Rio de Janeiro as the "World Capital of Architecture" for 2020.

Busted: Cocaine worth R700m smuggled on ship from Brazil to SA

2019-01-08 17:38

The Hawks have broken a supply chain from Brazil to India after uncovering 706 cocaine bricks hidden beneath thousands of containers on a ship.

Ramaphosa congratulates new Brazilian President Bolsonaro

2019-01-02 15:27

President Cyril Ramaphosa believes "excellent and strategic relations that Brazil and South Africa enjoy" will be revitalised after the far-right Jair Bolsonaro was inaugurated as the 38th president of the South American country.

WATCH: The end of Christmas for Brazil’s Santa impersonators

2018-12-27 18:25

Santa Claus impersonators gather in Rio de Janeiro for an event called "Barbas de Molho" ("Beards at rest"), where they trim their beards to mark the end of the duties after the Christmas celebrations.

Dogs wait at hospital entrance for homeless man

2018-12-20 11:35

This was the amazing moment four dogs patiently waited outside the door of a hospital as their owner, a homeless man, was being treated inside.

More than 200 women accuse Brazil 'spiritual healer' of sex abuse

2018-12-11 22:53

More than 200 women have come forward in Brazil to accuse an internationally celebrated self-proclaimed spiritual healer of sexually abusing them, according to media reports and police complaints received Tuesday.

At least 12 dead in 2 bank heists in northeast Brazil

2018-12-07 21:18

At least 12 people have died in the wake of two attempted bank robberies in the northeastern state Ceara.

Teen dies in school fight over football

2018-11-30 15:58

A bully has been arrested for beating a fellow student to death on the playground after having a row during a football match.

WATCH: Woman immobilises robber with jiu-jitsu move

2018-11-19 14:13

This is the startling moment a female martial arts student immobilised a man who reportedly tried to rob her.

WATCH: 'He wanted to punch me'- 5 famous F1 brawls

2018-11-16 14:30

Max Verstappen and Esteban Ocon's fracas at the Brazilian GP isn't the first time a leader has been forced off track and a fight ensued...here are five other famous brawls in Formula 1.

 

Bolsonaro loosens gun laws in Brazil, world murder capital

2019-01-16 08:42

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree making it easier for many Brazilians to own a gun - a measure he says will help people defend themselves.

Rio robber's bloody mistake mugging a female MMA fighter

2019-01-08 14:06

A robber who tried to steal a cellphone from a young woman in Rio de Janeiro learned the hard way that mugging a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter who goes by the nickname "the Iron Lady" is not an excellent idea.

WATCH: Bolsonaro assumes Brazil presidency, promises big changes

2019-01-02 09:00

Far-right former army captain Jair Bolsonaro has been sworn in as Brazil's president, taking the reins of Latin America's largest and most populous nation with promises to overhaul myriad aspects of daily life.

Cash is still king for a quarter of consumers - survey

2018-12-24 13:59

Nearly a quarter of consumers refuse to give up on cash – no matter how convenient cashless payments become, a recent survey has revealed.

WATCH: Oil thieves cause spill in Brazil bay

2018-12-12 10:57

Thieves caused at least 60 000 litres of oil to spill into Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay.

Brazil denies Total a license to drill near Amazon mouth

2018-12-08 16:30

Brazil's environmental regulator on Friday denied French oil giant Total a license to drill for crude in five blocks near the mouth of the Amazon river.

Big deflation sparks talk of no rate hike in Brazil next year

2018-12-07 17:02

Bets that Brazil may hold interest rates at a record low throughout 2019 has gained strength after the country posted its biggest monthly deflation in one-and-a-half years.

Scientists warn new Brazil president may smother rainforest

2018-11-28 07:37

Scientists warn that Brazil's president-elect could push the Amazon past its tipping point with severe consequences for global climate and rainfall.

Brazilian teen accidentally shoots himself when taking selfie with cop’s gun

2018-11-18 14:55

A teenage boy has died after accidentally shooting himself in the chest when taking a selfie with a police officer’s gun.

PICS: DR MUSA’S BRAZILIAN GETAWAY

2018-11-15 11:30

TV personality Musa Mthombeni is taking in the sights of Brazil while on vacation with a group of friends.

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