Home Tags Brazil

Tag: Brazil

Tens of thousands of people protested in different cities across Brazil against presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro.

WSJ endorses far-right Brazilian presidential frontrunner who said an ‘ugly’ female colleague didn’t ‘deserve to be raped̵...

The editorial board of the Wall Street Journal has endorsed far-right Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro, the frontrunner, has been criticized for having expressed misogynistic, homophobic, and militaristic views. Tens of thousands of Brazilians have protested against him.
Jair Bolsonaro, a controversial far-right politician, won the first round of Brazil's presidential election on Sunday.

Meet Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right leader and ‘Brazilian Donald Trump’ who could be the country’s next president

Jair Bolsonaro, an incendiary far-right politician with misogynistic, homophobic, and militaristic views, seems poised to become Brazil's next president.

Brazil’s currency is soaring after far-right candidate wins first round of presidential election

Brazil's currency jumped Monday following presidential elections over the weekend, where far-right fringe candidate Jair Bolsonaro easily secured a spot in a runoff scheduled for later this month.

Brazil’s unpredictable presidential election is ‘on a knife edge’ — here’s what it could mean for markets

In one of its most unpredictable and divisive elections since reclaiming democracy three decades ago, Brazil will vote Sunday for its next president and hundreds of lawmakers. Here's what that could mean for Latin America's largest economy.
The Pripyat amusement park in Ukraine has been deserted since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

10 famous and expensive structures around the world that are now abandoned

Around the world, massive structures that likely cost millions to build, including amusement parks, resorts, and Olympic arenas, sit abandoned. From Olympic venues in Brazil to an amusement park in China, these constructions were abandoned due to financial woes, war, or even nuclear disaster.
The Pripyat amusement park in Ukraine has been deserted since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

10 famous and expensive structures around the world that are now abandoned

Around the world, massive structures that likely cost millions to build, including amusement parks, resorts, and Olympic arenas, sit abandoned. From Olympic venues in Brazil to an amusement park in China, these constructions were abandoned due to financial woes, war, or even nuclear disaster.

A controversial Brazilian presidential candidate was nearly stabbed to death at a campaign rally

Footage from the event shows the candidate sitting on a supporters' shoulders and waving to the crowd when a man suddenly plunges a knife into his abdomen.

The fire that destroyed a Brazilian museum containing 20 million artifacts also eliminated records of entire languages that nobody speaks anymore

A fire destroyed about 20 million items at Brazil's National Museum on Sunday. Among the items lost were audio recordings of indigenous languages that are no longer spoken.
The fire destroyed nearly all the relics inside the museum.

Furious Brazilians are blaming neglect and budget cuts for the fire that destroyed the 200-year-old National Museum

Firefighters said the building didn't even have a working sprinkler system.
Brazilian armed-forces members patrol during an operation against organized crime as residents look on in Manguinhos slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 21, 2017.

Brazil took an ‘extreme measure’ to fight crime in one of its biggest cities, but it’s only made things worse

Brazil's government sent the army into Rio de Janeiro to take over public security. But crime and violence there haven't improved, and the operation's failure could have a much bigger impact.