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Brazil judge lifts order mandating Odebrecht payments to government

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A federal judge in Brazil on Friday suspended an order that required two units of construction firm Odebrecht to make monthly payments amounting to 3 percent of their monthly revenues to a government account, according to a court document.

Say 'Bye Bye' to Brazil’s Aircraft Carrier

Robert Beckhusen Security, Americas Time has finally caught up with Sao Paulo It wasn’t long ago that Brazil planned to retrofit its vintage aircraft carrier Sao Paulo to last until 2039. No longer. Instead, Brazil will retire the 32,800-ton flattop during the next three years, according to a report in IHS Jane’s. Show More Summary

Brazil judge overturns 'censorship' of newspaper

A Brazilian judge on Wednesday overturned a ruling that barred leading newspapers from publishing reports on an extortion attempt against President Michel Temer's wife. Folha de Sao Paulo and Globo, the country's two biggest dailies,...Show More Summary

Study shows how the predator brain organizes the hunt

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Researchers show that the central nucleus of the amygdala is the brain region responsible for articulating the different skills involved in pursuing and killing prey. The results...Show More Summary

Sao Paulo Put Out to Pasture

Brazil has decided to retire, rather than refurbish, the Sao Paulo: On 15 February, the Brazilian Navy announced the retirement of the SAO PAULO aircraft carrier (the former FOCH). Since Argentina has similarly demobilised the 25 DE MAYO, the era of aircraft carriers as capital ships in Latin America might now have come to an […]

How to Make a Lovely Origami Princess Leia

4 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

São Paulo, Brazil origami artist Tadashi Mori has created a delightful video where he demonstrates how to make a lovely origami Princess Leia. Tadashi‘s full collection of fantastic origami tutorials are available to view on YouTube and his Origami Yard website. A post shared by T A D A S H I M O R […]

Species new to science named after a 'Dungeons & Dragons' character

Focused on terrestrial gastropods, more commonly known as land snails, a joint team of biologists from the Natural History Museum of Stuttgart, Germany and the Zoology Museum of São Paulo, Brazil, have been researching the Brazilian caves. Show More Summary

The abandoned British train station in a Brazilian jungle

In 1867 Paranapiacaba was the operation headquarters of the English-owned Sao Paulo Railway, but now lies mostly abandoned with a much-reduced population.

Billionaire Bueno, UnitedHealth's Latin America chairman, dies

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian billionaire Edson de Godoy Bueno, who built a healthcare empire in his country that became UnitedHealth Group Inc's platform to expand in Latin America, died on Tuesday.

Brazilian graffiti in the fight for respect in the country

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The vivid colors and artsy designs present in São Paulo, Brazil, are definitely one of a kind. Crowded streets, busy life, happy night life with hundreds of friends enjoying online gaming. These are just a few of the things that remind us of how unique the South American country can be. Show More Summary

Former NBA center Fab Melo dead at 26

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Former Syracuse University and Boston Celtics center Fab Melo has died in his native Brazil, military police said Sunday. He was 26.

PSG´s Lucas wants to ´one day´ return to Sao Paulo

We have a new preview on PSG´s Lucas wants to ´one day´ return to Sao Paulo $inline_image Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura says he hopes to “one day” return to former club Sao Paulo in his native Brazil. Show More Summary

Brazil's former richest man to stand trial on corruption charges

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's one-time richest man Eike Batista will stand trial on corruption charges along with an ex-Rio de Janeiro governor who allegedly took millions in bribes from the former billionaire.

Brazil's Supreme Court probes former president, senators

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A Brazilian Supreme Court justice on Thursday authorized a probe into allies of President Michel Temer on allegations they tried to thwart an investigation into political kickbacks at state-run oil firm Petrobras, a court official said.

Vila Maria Zélia in São Paulo, Brazil

Vila Maria Zélia was the first model village in Brazil. Inaugurated in 1917, it was the brainchild of the industrialist Jorge Street, built to house the workers of the Companhia Nacional de Tecidos da Juta, a jute sack factory. The architect in charge of the project based it on early 20th century European cities. Show More Summary

New species of amoeba is named after a character in The Lord of the Rings

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Brazilian researchers have identified a species of thecamoeba with a carapace that resembles the wizard's hat worn by Gandalf, one of the most important characters in The Lord of the Rings, a series of novels by J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973). The new species are named Arcella gandalfi as a tribute to Tolkien's wizard.

Paranapiacaba Train Station in Santo André, Brazil

Paranapiacaba is a small municipality outside São Paulo with a distinctly British appearance. The town in 1867 as the operation headquarters and home for the employees of the English-owned São Paulo Railway. The town's stone buildings...Show More Summary

Full service low cost airlines are here – what should traditional airlines do?

Yes, full-service low-cost carriers are a thing. I flew with one from Lisbon to Sao Paulo just the other day. Let’s just say that, even as a consultant, I didn’t quite expect the experience I received. It was, in fact, a much more pleasant...Show More Summary

1940s modernist gem in Brazil gets gorgeous restoration and expansion

An oasis in the middle of the city This modernist gem in São Paulo, Brazil was originally designed in the late 1940s by Zenon Lotufo and recently underwent a ravishing renovation that includes an upper addition. With pristine white surfaces...Show More Summary

Brazil prosecutor seeks probe into former president, senators

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's top prosecutor on Monday asked the Supreme Court for permission to investigate an ex-president, two senators and the former head of a unit of the state oil company for alleged efforts to thwart the country's largest corruption probe.

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