"People normally eat tortellini at Christmas in a broth but for the last five years, we haven't had a winter."
Older than Peruvian pisco and Mexican tequila, cachaça originates from the sugarcane plantations in north Brazil. "Cachaça is the perfect drink," says restaurant owner Silvio Luiz de Oliveira. “It invigorates the energy and makes a great caipirinha."
Brazilian sailors are disappointed that officials did not do enough to clean up the water in the bay.
The justice minister described the group as “an amateur, disorganized cell” that had celebrated the recent attacks in Orlando and Nice, and been planning to buy guns from Paraguay.
A video posted online showed a naked, bloody, and unconscious 16-year-old girl surrounded by men bragging about her rape. The head of the police probe said more “technical” evidence was needed to establish that the rape actually happened.
The bombshell recordings feature Brazil’s newly appointed planning minister appearing to say impeachment would “stop the bloodletting” from the massive Car Wash judicial inquiry into kickbacks from the state-run oil company.
An archery program for marginalized native Brazilian youth has been more successful than expected and ultimately could produce the country's first indigenous Olympian.
Rio’s city council has launched an inquiry into spending around the 2016 Olympics that some fear will “end up as pizza” — a Brazilian term meaning a cover up.
With the 100-day countdown to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics under way, new figures show the state has three times the national average for Zika infections.
Architects and engineers say it appears the stunning elevated path, part of which fell into the sea last week killing at least two people, was not built to withstand ocean waves or currents.