BARCELONA, Spain — Manchester City will need an epic comeback against Barcelona on Wednesday to reach the Champions League quarterfinals. Barcelona won the first leg 2-0, so City will need to create plenty of goals at the Camp Nou to […]
“I’m sure we shouldn’t be here” I whispered to Luiza, gripping her hand tightly, worried that any minute I would be dragged into a swarm of Brazilians and robbed.
“We’ll be fine just stay close” she told me, reassuringly squeezing my fingers.
My Brazilian friend Luiza and I were at the famous Escola De Samba, which translates into the school of samba. All year round dance troops participating in the famous carnival parade practise their booty shaking at different samba schools around the country.
That same day we had been sat on a muggy tour bus taking in the sights of Rio. The guide had warned us away from the dance school, telling us, “It’s dangerous for tourists to go there, it’s where residents from the favela party.” Favelas are
RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil is known for its exotic fauna, but the creatures on display Sunday night for the opening round of Rio’s exuberant Carnival parade were a motley crew even by local standards. Full grown adults dressed up … Continue Reading
Lyoto Machida controlled the distance effectively and used his kicks to keep away Gerard Mousasi in the main event of UFC Fight Night Live Saturday night in Jaragua, Brazil. Mousasi was unable for the most part to penetrate The Dragon’s […]
As the scandal over Vladimir Putin’s $50-billion Olympics begins to fade, equally sordid scandals about the World Cup come to the fore.
Brazil, which has won more World Cups than any other country. is holding the Cup this year. To date, things are not going well. Five stadiums scheduled for completion by the end of last year are still under construction. International Football Association (FIFA
OTTAWA – Canada’s defence industry has beaten out German and French competitors to win a massive contract worth at least $10 billion US to supply armoured military vehicles to Saudi Arabia. The win was announced by International Trade Minister Ed […]
Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz have signed on to star in The Lobster, an “unconventional love story” set in a dystopian future where “finding a partner is a matter of life or death.” So… does the government kill anyone who’s not married by age 30? Update: There’s another synopsis!
GENEVA – FIFA President Sepp Blatter says Brazil is further behind in preparations for the World Cup than any other country has been during his time with the organization. Brazil has completed only six of the 12 World Cup stadiums … Continue Reading
WASHINGTON — DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points, Kyle Lowry outplayed John Wall with 19 points and 11 assists, and the Toronto Raptors won their season-high fifth consecutive game by beating the Washington Wizards 101-88 Friday night. Atlantic Division-leading Toronto improved […]
Some movies give up all their treasure on the first viewing. But others only really start to speak to you when you’ve already seen them once or twice. What’s your favorite movie that has to be seen more than once to be understood?Read more… &nbs…
We’ve just learned that Simon Pegg will star in Absolutely Anything, a brand new film that reunites the surviving Monty Python castmembers. But how will this movie stack up to the canon of Monty Python spinoffs? Here are 12 Python side projects, ranke…
TORONTO — Toronto FC has landed one of its big off-season targets, signing Brazilian striker Gilberto as its second designated player. The 24-year-old signed with Brazil’s Internacional in 2011 but has been on loan at Portugeusa most recently. Toronto FC […]
Recently, Governor General David Johnston sat down with Jason Fekete of Postmedia News for an interview on topics ranging from Afghanistan to education to fighting in hockey. Here is a condensed version of their interview, lightly edited for clarity. Q: […]
Christine Sinclair had no idea when she first tugged on a Canada jersey that she’d ever make anywhere near No. 200. But on the eve of her 200th appearance, Canada’s captain and one of the game’s finest female players said […]
Chris Moss has the lowdown for those planning to visit Brazil for the World Cup:
….São Paulo will appeal mainly to urban lovers, but is close to the wilderness of the Costa Verde’s Atlantic rainforest. Rio has its own inner-city wilderness, the Tijuca Forest national park, and its residents enjoy an enviable lifestyle, including a great beach sports scene.
The World Cup, by spreading the matches around a dozen cities, opens up parts of Brazil that are still neither famous nor tourist-infested. A party like 2014 is bound to be a good time to explore them……..
……….Rio de Janeiro Stadium: Maracanã – upgrade completed (capacity: 76,804). Fun stuff: Ipanema beach, Christ the Redeemer, dinner in Santa Teresa, favela tour, cable car up the Sugar Loaf; choro music and dance.
Brasilia Stadium: Estadio Nacional – almost completely built and reopened in 2012 (68,009). Fun stuff: Niemeyer’s modernist architecture, dining at the local churrascarias (steakhouses); maned wolves and armadillos at the Parque Nacional de Brasilia……….
………Brazil has an excellent air network, with TAM and Gol providing hundreds of daily flights out of their Rio, São Paulo and Brasilia hubs.
Less well-known are Azul, founded by David Neeleman, a Brazilian-born entrepreneur better known for the American airline Jetblue, which incorporated Trip Linhas Aéreas in 2012 and now connects up hundreds of cities in the hinterland, including the host cities………..
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil – Defending champion Spain will play its opening 2014 World Cup game against the Netherlands, a repeat of the ill-tempered 2010 final, while host Brazil faces a relatively easy path to the knockout stage after Friday’s […]
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil – Thirty two teams and a world of possibilities. The 31 countries that qualified for the 2014 World Cup and host nation Brazil will cross fingers and toes and hope for the luck of the draw […]
Brazil’s national currency is the real, but you wouldn’t know that by looking at its iTunes storefront. Apple prices everything there in US dollars, which has led Brazil’s Consumer Protection Secretariat to write a formal letter to the company req…
SAO PAULO – Part of the stadium that will host the 2014 World Cup opener in Brazil collapsed on Wednesday, killing two workers and raising urgent new concerns whether the country will be ready for soccer’s signature event. Brazil has … Continue Reading
Early November marked the 18th anniversary of the tragic murder of outspoken writer and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight colleagues by the Nigerian government. Saro-Wiwa and the others had waged a long campaign to stop multinationa…
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — A Russian court on Tuesday granted bail to Greenpeace protesters from Argentina, Brazil, New Zealand and Poland who were among a group of 30 arrested in September. The four are the first foreign activists eligible to […]
Pop pipsqueak Justin Bieber made partygoers at his California mansion sign a confidentiality agreement that will cost them $3 million if they blab. The 19-year-old Canadian singer held an anything-goes Great Gatsby bash Friday night but attendees — an assortment […]
Postmedia News The Brazilian model who recorded Justin Bieber sleeping is now claiming they had “marvellous and unforgettable” sex, the London Sun is reporting. Tati Neves, 27, also denied Brazilian reports that she is a transsexual prostitute, saying she is […]
With all the talk about crack cocaine recently, you might be wondering just how much this magical substance costs. Luckily, we’ve done the research for you and it turns out you can get a gram of crack in Canada for […]
Vitor Belfort once again came through with a spectacular TKO victory over Dan Henderson at UFC Fight Night 32 in Brazil. Belfort after a quick feeling out process, caught Henderson with a left hook that dropped the former Strikeforce champion. […]
It’s almost time for the two old lions to rematch in Brazil. Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson have logged more minutes in the UFC and Pride cages than everybody in the UFC combined it seems. Dan Henderson won the first […]
For several years, Lonely Planet has published it’s annual “Best in Travel” books which highlight the best cities, countries and regions to visit in the year ahead. This year is no exception. With crystal ball in hand, here are the […]
All eyes will be on Brazil next year for the World Cup and in 2016 for the Summer Olympics. By then, you’ll probably be fed up with images from that country, but until that time, be amazed by this video […]
It could be a self-parody, but it isn’t. In the wake of the breaking scandal about Canada’s espionage unit spying on the Government of Brazil, I realized I wasn’t sure about the origins and mandate of the operation called Communications Security…
OTTAWA — Canada’s alleged spying on Brazil’s mines and energy ministry could prove the latest political and economic headache for Canadian extractive companies already encountering problems operating in Latin America. Federal government documents obtained by Postmedia News under access to […]
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – A Brazilian hospital says a patient with diabetic kidney failure has been left legless after going into an operation to amputate his right leg and having doctors remove his left. Marilda Santos is the spokesperson … Continue Reading
When I think of Canada spying on Brazil the first name that comes to mind is Embraer. The second is Bombardier.The Canadian aircraft manufacturer and its Brazilian counterpart have been intense rivals for many years. Both are now trying to…
When I think of Canada spying on Brazil the first name that comes to mind is Embraer. The second is Bombardier.
The Canadian aircraft manufacturer and its Brazilian counterpart have been intense rivals for many years. Both are now trying to move up-market into territory normally the preserve of Boeing and Airbus.
If Canada was going to conduct commercial espionage against Brazil, is it conceivable that Embraer would not be a prime target? We may not have long to wait before getting the answer.
Muckraking journalist Glen Greenwald says there is plenty more to come on this Canada-Brazil spy (Read more…)
The big news: Meanwhile, Brazil is furious about alleged Canadian espionage
BALI, Indonesia – Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he’s “very concerned” about reports that…
We know he wants total control. We know that he believes that the end justifies the means. We know that Canadian mining companies are some of the most ruthless and rapacious companies on earth.But did Stephen Harper really authorize the spooks at CSEC to spy on the Brazilians? Read more »
MARINGA, Brazil — Dan slurped desperately on his pink nursing bottle and spilled milk all over the place, while his brother Tom patiently waited to take a swim in the family pool. It would be a typical family scene if […]