Why Brazil’s Answer to Mexican Tequila Is the Perfect Drink
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."
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Brazilian Olympic Sailors Concerned About the Legacy of the 2016 Games
Brazilian sailors are disappointed that officials did not do enough to clean up the water in the bay.
Brazil arrests 10 for allegedly plotting Islamic State-inspired attack on Olympics
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.
This Tiny Berry Could Help Save the Amazon
In 2014, açaí production in the Amazon was worth more than $125 million, with the fruit being sold locally and sent to Rio de Janeiro. It’s part of a drive to promote non-timber products and reduce deforestation of the rainforest.
How Rio 2016 Will Be Secured in the Cloud
While all eyes will be on the track, field, and pool come August 5, the Games will be managed and secured from above in a “milestone” for the Olympics.
Massive Protests in Brazil After a Girl Was Blamed for Being Gang-Raped in Rio
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 Effort to Impeach Rousseff Is Meant to Stop a Massive Corruption Probe, Tapes Suggest
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.
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Shooting For Respect: The Indigenous Brazilian Archers Attempting To Become Olympians
An archery program for marginalized native Brazilian youth has been more successful than expected and ultimately could produce the country's first indigenous Olympian.
A Probe Into Olympic Corruption Is Making Brazilians Think of Pizza
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.
Rio Has Three Times More Zika Cases Than Any Other State in Brazil
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.
'A Tragedy Foretold': Architects Say Rio's Olympic Bike Path Was Destined to Collapse
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.
Millions of Brazilians Hate All Politicians, but They Love This Anti-Corruption Judge
Massive anti-government marches typically carry effigies of President Rousseff and boo opportunistic opposition leaders, who are often accused of more serious crimes. But angry protesters have a soft spot for one man — Judge Sergio Moro.