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Oscar Niemeyer, the architect whose soaring buildings form the heart of Brasilia, the instant modernist capital built in the wilds of Brazil in the late 1950s, has died. He was 104. Niemeyer, who had outlived his contemporaries to become the world's...
World NowSAO PAULO, Brazil -– As authorities move to bring some of Rio de Janeiro’s worst slums under their control, the leader of a powerful drug-trafficking gang there has announced he wants to turn over his weapons and the territory he commands to...
THE BEST WAY TO RIO DE JANEIRO From LAX, connecting service (change of plane) to Rio is offered on American, United, Delta, US Airways, COPA and LAN Airlines. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $958, including taxes and fees. For visa requirements,...
World NowFor those still clinging to the notion that South America provides cheap, exotic experiences to foreign visitors, arriving in Brazil these days can be a bit of shock. São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the country's biggest cities, are more expensive for the...
The British couple — she in a long black dress, he in a traditional tux — leaned against the elevator's polished wood paneling as they headed back to their cabin after an evening performance in the main showroom. Embarrassed at my casual...
World NowBrazil’s huge northern state of Pará is about three times the size of California, home to much of the Amazon rain forest and is the second-largest producer of the nation's most important export, iron ore. But poverty levels are well above the...
World NowRescue workers in Brazil were searching for survivors Thursday after three large buildings collapsed in downtown Rio de Janeiro, killing at least three people and leaving 20 or more missing....
World NowBrazilian forces swept into Rio de Janeiro’s largest slum on Sunday. The operation in Rocinha is part of an effort to drive out heavily armed drug gangs and improve security in the seaside city in preparation for the soccer World Cup in 2014 and the...
World NowBrazil Oil Spill Chevron: Brazil's environmental agency says Chevron will be fined nearly $28 million for an oil spill at a well off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. An investigation into the leak, which began Nov. 7, is ongoing. Penalties against Chevron...
La PlazaThe death toll keeps rising as the mud is cleared in Brazil. More than 700 people have been reported killed in flash floods and mudslides last week in the state of Rio de Janeiro. More than 14,000 are homeless in one of the worst natural disasters in...
You know those destinations you feel obligated to visit but don't really want to? Travel section readers do. We asked them to tell us about some of the places they were certain weren't right for them, and here's what they said. Sometimes, the...
GLOBAL Author presentation Marybeth Bond will read from and sign copies of her new book, "Best Girlfriends Getaways Worldwide," as well as "50 Best Girlfriends Getaways in North America," published last year. Where, when: Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond...
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