#Brazil

Recipes | Recipes

Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pao de Queijo) Recipe

These yummy breads are made with tapioca flour instead of wheat flour, making them good for people with an intolerance to wheat.

Sports | My Sporting News

U.S. swimmers Ryan Lochte, James Feigen indicted in Brazil for false account

The Federal Police of Brazil have reportedly confirmed that the two U.S. swimmers have been indicted

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Report: Ryan Lochte, U.S. swimmers 'fabricated' armed robbery story

Ryan Lochte and three of his U.S. Olympic swimming teammates fabricated the story about being robbed at gunpoint that became international news at the Rio de Janeiro Games, according to ABC. Video shows the U.S. swimmer “breaking down” a bathroom do

Sports | My Sporting News

Keep Your Mouth Closed: Aquatic Olympians Face a Toxic Stew in Rio

Sewage and trash continue to flow untreated into Rio de Janeiro’s waters, and recent tests found pathogens including rotaviruses and drug-resistant “superbacteria.”

Sports | My Sporting News

Australia boycott Rio athletes village, 'not safe, not ready'

The Australian Olympic team will not move into the athletes village in Rio after it was condemned as "not safe or ready" by the country's chef de mission on Sunday. Team chief Kitty Chiller said problems include blocked toilets, leaking pipes, e

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

When it comes to raising a child disabled by Zika, Brazilian women often do it alone

The day Josemary Gomes brought her newborn son Gilberto home to a tiny pink house on a sun-baked cobblestone street, she laid him on her bed and wept.But there was no one to comfort the single mother. “I raised my head,” she said, “and carried on al

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Human body parts found near beach volleyball site for Olympics in Rio

A human foot and another body part were found washed ashore Wednesday on Rio's Copacabana Beach, just in front of the venue where beach...

Sports | My Sporting News

Body parts wash ashore next to Rio Olympic venue - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Parts of a mutilated body washed up on the sands of Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, police said, just meters (yards) from where beach volleyball athletes will compete in the upcoming Olympics. The discovery, first repor

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

An Avian Mystery: Rare Parrot Spotted In Wild For First Time In 15 Years

A solitary Spix's Macaw was spotted and caught on video flying over Bahia, Brazil. The origins of the bird are unknown, but conservators say its appearance represents

Sports | My Sporting News

Global doping agency suspends Rio lab weeks before Olympics

By Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the credentials of a testing laboratory in Rio de Janeiro for failing to comply with international standards, just over a month before the city hosts the Olympic

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Vaz Brothers & Friends Shred In New SUP Surf Edit: New Age III | Supconnect.com

The Vaz brothers from Brazil are two of the most talented SUP surfers in today’s generation of stand up paddlers pushing to progress stand up paddle (SUP) surfing. They’ve just released a new surfing edit from their travels to Tahiti, Hawaii, Baja Cal

News | News

Look At This: Rain Forest Was Here - NPR

The rain forest is like the planet's air conditioner. Without it, things could get really hot and try. The good news is: Brazil has already done more than most countries to protect the rain forest. The bad news is: A fifth of its rain forest is already go

News | That's News to Me

German sailor gets sick after Rio regatta - US News

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German sailor has fallen ill and is getting daily hospital treatment for several skin infections after competing in polluted water at a test event for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Sports | My Sporting News

Olympic Teams to Swim, Boat in Dangerously Contaminated Rio Waters

An analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues in Rio.

Humor | Humor

12 bulletproof ways to piss off any Brazilian during the World Cup

When the average American thinks of Brazil, images of Victoria's Secret models, Carnival, and beautiful beaches pop to mind. And probably the dominant soccer team in those bright yellow jerseys, too.

News | News

World Cup protests continue in Brazil, snarl Rio traffic (PHOTOS)

Several demonstrations aimed at Brazil’s upcoming World Cup tournament took place in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, snarling traffic towards the city center.

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Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes

Weeks before the World Cup, deadly clashes break out in the Brazilian city of Rio after the body of a young man is found, allegedly beaten by police.