Brazil Mauritius

Brazil Chapecoense football team in Colombia air disaster

A plane carrying 81 people, including a top Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia.

29 Nov 2016,

Brazil's Senate ousts Dilma Rousseff in impeachment vote

Brazil's first female president is out of a job, but not barred from the ballot if she wants to run again.

01 Sep 2016,

Rio 2016 Olympics: US swimmers 'invented robbery story'

US Olympic swimmers in Rio de Janeiro invented a story about a robbery in an effort to disguise a dispute over a damaged petrol station door, police sources have told the BBC.

18 Aug 2016,

JO Rio 2016: Avinash Pandoo Fait La Fierté De l’Île Maurice Sur La Scène Mondiale

Le Mauricien Avinash Pandoo a décroché ses premières médailles olympiques en tant qu’entraîneur à Rio. C’est grâce à Sri Wahyuni, médaillé d’argent chez les 48 kg et Irawan Eko Yuli qui a accédé à la troisième marche du podium en 62 kg que notre compatriote a pu goûter à ce bonheur.

12 Aug 2016,

When is the Olympic Games opening ceremony for Rio 2016 and what time does it start in every country?

What time does the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony start? - The Olympic Games curtain-raiser begins at 20:00:00 local time on Friday 5 August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. For times elsewhere around the globe, see below.

05 Aug 2016,

Textile: le Brésil émerge comme un marché d’exportation prometteur

Le secteur du textile explore de nouveaux horizons. Après l’Europe, l’Amérique du Nord et l’Afrique – plus particulièrement l’Afrique du Sud –, c’est l’Amérique latine qui est se présente comme un marché en devenir pour Maurice.

14 Jul 2016,

'Mass Rape' Video On Social Media Shocks Brazil

Brazilian police are hunting more than 30 men suspected of raping a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro, and of putting video of the attack on social media.

27 May 2016,

Zika Virus a Global Health Emergency, W.H.O. Says

The World Health Organization declared the Zika virus and its suspected link to birth defects an international public health emergency on Monday, a rare move that signals the seriousness of the outbreak and gives countries new tools to fight it.

02 Feb 2016,

Brics Launches Development Bank Ahead of Russian Summit

The group of five major emerging economies known as Brics launched a development bank on Tuesday ahead of a summit in the Russian industrial city of Ufa, where Russia seeks to demonstrate it hasn’t been isolated by Western sanctions.

08 Jul 2015,

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff Narrowly Wins Re-Election

SAO PAULO - Despite opposition from nearly half of Brazil's voters, leftist President Dilma Rousseff won re-election on Sunday and will have another four years to try to revive growth in a once-booming economy gone stagnant.

27 Oct 2014,

BRICS Nations Launch New Development Bank

A new international development bank and multi-billion emergency lending pool are set to be launched by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The move comes at a summit meeting of BRICS leaders in Brazil.

16 Jul 2014,

Wallet Drop: World's Least Honest Cities

Four continents, 16 cities, 192 "lost" wallets. That's the basic formula for a recent sticky fingers experiment by Reader's Digest.

04 Jul 2014,

Musical Superstars to Wow Audience at FIFA World Cup Final

The Final Match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ will be preceded by a spectacular musical show, with the superstar line-up of artists for the Closing Ceremony now announced.

03 Jul 2014,

Mega-Events May Get Less Ambitious as Brazil Counts World Cup Costs

Brazil rode a wave of national fervour to launch the World Cup with a 3-1 victory over Croatia on Friday as an opening day which began with violent clashes gave way to an outpouring of joy.

13 Jun 2014,

FIFA World Cup: Jennifer Lopez, 'Iron Man' Suit Star in Football Extravaganza

She may have reportedly had "production issues" earlier but pop sensation Jennifer Lopez has confirmed her participation in the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2014. Organisers say it will be a gala and glitzy affair.

12 Jun 2014,

Football Fans Warned About Dengue Fever Risk at Fifa World Cup in Brazil

Brazil has the highest incidence of dengue fever in the world.

23 May 2014,

Picture of the Day: Rio de Janeiro

What the Night Sky Would Look Like if Cities Went Dark: Rio de Janeiro

24 Jul 2013,

Picture of the Day: Crescent Moon Over Sao Paulo

In this beautiful night-time capture by Ricardo Motti, we see a big crescent moon over Sao Paulo, Brazil. To get the shot, Motti used: Canon Rebel XT, tripod, 200mm lens, f4 aperture, 13 second shutter speed, ISO 100, center metering, shot in RAW. Some Photoshop for RAW adjustments and to clean out some lens flare.

22 Jul 2013,

Obama on sightseeing tour of Brazil’s City of God slum while bombs and cruise missiles pound Libya

As U.S. and British air strikes and cruise missiles pounded Muammar Gaddafi’s Libyan defences today, President Barack Obama was on a sightseeing tour of Brazil’s famed City of God slum.... Read more »

20 Mar 2011, KotZot