Rio de Janeiro
A tearful Neymar inspired hosts Brazil to become the first side to qualify for the Copa America knock-out stages following a 4-0 win over Peru in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.
The Rio de Janeiro state legislature backed down Tuesday from plans to rename Brazil's iconic Maracana stadium for football legend Pele, after the proposal triggered controversy.
16 Dec 2020
Rio de Janeiro's annual New Year's Eve beach bash, already reduced in scope and format, has been cancelled due to the raging coronavirus pandemic, the mayor's office said Tuesday. What is normally a mega-party with live music, a dazzling display of fireworks and hundreds of thousands of people dancing to live music had already been…
25 Sep 2020
Rio de Janeiro's world-famous carnival parades became the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic Thursday as officials announced they were indefinitely postponing the February 2021 edition, with Brazil still reeling from Covid-19.
25 Jul 2020
The annual New Year's Eve celebrations which traditionally see millions of people gathered on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro have been canceled this year as Brazil grapples
10 Oct 2019
Neymar became the youngest player to make 100 appearances for Brazil on Thursday but the Paris Saint-Germain forward had to settle for a 1-1 draw as he failed to score in a friendly with Senegal in Singapore.
11 Aug 2019
Once one of the world's richest men, Brazilian entrepreneur Eike Batista was out of jail Sunday after having been detained for violating terms of his house arrest, prison officials said. "He went out Saturday night," a prisons spokesperson told AFP.
9 Jun 2019
The new lawyer of the woman at the centre of an alleged rape scandal involving Neymar is considering withdrawing from the case if his client fails to provide further evidence, Brazilian news website G1 reported.
25 May 2019
Neymar arrived at Brazil's national team headquarters near Rio de Janeiro on Saturday as the country begins its preparations for next month's Copa America tournament. The Paris Saint-Germain forward touched down in a helicopter at the training complex in Teresopolis, three days ahead of schedule. The 27-year-old missed PSG's last two games of the season…
21 Feb 2019
Rio de Janeiro's favelas are known for high crime. But in one of the city's poor neighborhoods, rights groups say residents face a new threat: police snipers. According to an investigation by human rights organizations, at least five people were shot dead between October and January from a police tower in the northern Manguinhos favela.…
25 Jan 2019
Stallion NMN, the Nissan Sales Company has premiered the Kicks. It is Nissan’s next generation B-segment crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV), promising to assemble at least 500 units yearly to ensure the vehicle is accessible and affordably priced. Managing Director, Stallion NMN, Parvir Singh, revealed this in Lagos, at the media preview of the car.…
5 Jan 2019
A special deployment of Brazilian troops began fanning out in the northern city of Fortaleza Saturday with orders to stop a spike in violent attacks by criminal gangs against banks, buses and shops, officials said. By the end of the weekend, 300 soldiers will be patrolling that city and other towns in Ceara state in…