25 Sao Paulo firefighters were hurt over the weekend as they battled an electrical blaze at the Latin American Memorial, designed by celebrated Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who died last year at 104. The original plans for the building may have been destroyed in the blaze. [Images: Andre Penner/AP] Read more...
With Uruguay about to potentially legalize marijuana President José Mujica is asking for international support for his plan. From Folha De Sao Paulo: He says he has never smoked marijuana. “I don’t defend it, I wish it didn’t exist. No addiction is good. We are regulating a market that already exists. We can’t close our [...]
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Brazil's economy contracted in the third quarter for the first time since early 2009. ||| Sao Paulo - Brazil's economy contracted in the third quarter for the first time since early 2009, falling short of expectations yet again as plunging investment and idle factories wiped out what had already been sluggish growth. Show More Summary
Strukton Rolling Stock has supplied traction inverters, auxiliary inverters and battery chargers for vehicles that will operate on the new line 17 of São Paulo monorail in Brazil.
How big is 173 square feet? The size of four ping pong tables. And Brazilian workers for companies like Google, Intel, Microsoft, and Unilever could wind up living in them, in a new development being built in Sao Paulo. When most people...Show More Summary
Photograph by Xinhua Press/Corbis Brazil's beleaguered attempts to ready the city for the 2014 World Cup has taken a dramatic and deadly turn. On Wednesday, a large crane fell on the $355 million Corinthians Arena in São Paulo, killing two workers. The
Two people died on Wednesday after a crane collapsed at the construction site of Corinthians Arena in São Paulo, Brazil. The stadium is scheduled to host the opener of the 2014 World Cup next summer, and construction of the $355 million arena was expected to be completed next month. Check it out: Join the conversation about this story »
This week disaster struck Brazil’s World Cup preparations. 2 workers were killed due to a stadium collapse in Sao Paulo, the venue for the opening ceremony. The crane collapsed due to uneven ground and we’ve found new footage of the shocking incident. The completion date was due in December but that may now have to [...]
SAO PAULO (AP) — Sao Paulo's Housing Department estimates this city of more than 11 million people is short of adequate homes for at least 230,000 families. As a result, thousands of people are living in abandoned buildings downtown or in tents and flimsy shacks put up on any empty plot of land they can find.
(SAO PAULO) — A safety engineer at the World Cup stadium where a giant crane collapse killed two workers allegedly warned his supervisor of possible problems with the operation, only to have his concerns brushed aside, a labor union leader charged Thursday, as sniping over the accident heated up. Show More Summary
SAO PAULO (AP) — World soccer governing body FIFA said it was assessing the extent of damage to the stadium hosting the 2014 World Cup opener as officials inspected the grounds Thursday to determine what may have caused the deadly accident, just weeks before all stadiums for one of the biggest events in world sports were scheduled to be completed.
A shirtless Josh Bowman takes in the views of Ipanema Beach from a balcony on Thursday (November 28) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 25-year-old Revenge actor was in town for the new John John store opening on Tuesday in Sao Paulo. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Joshua Bowman Josh has been super [...]
The disaster at the Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo yesterday afternoon had tragic consequences for two families. Thoughts remain with the families of truck driver Fabio Luiz Perreira and builder Ronaldo Oliveira Santos, both fathersShow More Summary
ON NOVEMBER 27th a crane collapsed at the construction site for Itaquerão, São Paulo's new football stadium, killing two construction workers, damaging the nearly completed stadium's wall and halting all work until at least next week. Show More Summary
(SAO PAULO) — World soccer governing body FIFA said Thursday it is trying to find out the extent of the damage caused by the collapse at the stadium hosting the 2014 World Cup opener and until then it won’t be able to assess how much the accident will delay the venue’s delivery. Show More Summary
Fatal crane accident puts spotlight on organisers as they struggle to meet Fifa deadline Briefing LAST UPDATED AT 13:17 ON Thu 28 Nov 2013 THE destruction of part of a World Cup stadium in Sao Paulo by a falling crane, which killedShow More Summary
SAO PAULO (AP) — With one thunderous crash, Brazil's troubled preparations for the World Cup are thrown in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, just as soccer gears up for the high-profile setting of the schedule for next year's big event.
(SAO PAULO) — Part of the stadium that will host the 2014 World Cup opener collapsed Wednesday, killing two workers and aggravating already urgent concerns Brazil won’t be ready for soccer‘s signature tournament. The accident at theShow More Summary