• Brazil-Argentina new auto pact postpones free trade

    Brazil and Argentina renewed their auto trade agreement on Friday, allowing increased Brazilian exports to its neighbor through 2029 but postponing free trade in motor vehicles between the countries for the next decade. Argentina is the largest export market for the Brazilian auto industry, but sales have plummeted due to a depression in the Argentine economy. Sales in Brazil in recent months have begun to recover to 2014 levels.

  • Rio Carnival 2020 Street Parties Samba Parades

    Street Parties, Samba Parades and Flashy Carnival Balls – Enjoy all That and More at Rio Carnival 2020. As the Rio Carnival 2020 approaches, excitement builds up. The yearly party celebrated in real Brazilian style, continues until Ash Wednesday, which also marks the beginning of the Lent period, characterized by abstinence from worldly pleasures and fasting for Christians around the globe.

  • Emmanuel Macron will block EU trade deal with Brazil over Amazon forest fires

    France will block an EU trade deal with Brazil and its neighbours over the country’s handling of fires in the Amazon rainforest, a spokesperson for Emmanuel Macron has said. Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has been criticised around the world for his response to the fires, which scientists say are man-made and campaigners have linked to businesses looking to exploit the land.

  • Brazil rides soybean sales China U.S. trade war

    Soybean trading in Brazil has gained momentum in recent days, driven by a wave of Chinese demand, boosting prices and premiums paid at ports amid a weakening of the Brazilian currency, according to analysts. An estimated 5.5 million tonnes of soybeans have traded over the past few days, and are slated to leave Brazilian ports in June, July and August, according to estimates by the Center for Advanced Studies in Applied Economics (Cepea) issued on Friday.

  • local’s guide to Rio de Janeiro: 10 top tips

    As a direct budget flight from London launches this week, our Brazil correspondent picks out favela feasts, samba sessions and seaside cycle rides to savour.

  • Brazil museum fire 2018

    The Museu Nacional houses artefacts from Egypt, Greco-Roman art and some of the first fossils found in Brazil. Brazil’s oldest and most important historical and scientific museum has been consumed by fire, and much of its archive of 20 million items is believed to have been destroyed.

  • interview with Dona living in Brazil

    Today’s interview is with Dona, an Estonian expat living in Brazil. Dona is an Estonian expat who first arrived in Brazil as an exchange student to complete her Master’s degree. After meeting her future husband in São Paulo, Dona has learnt to call the city home.

  • 10 top tips from our Rio de Janeiro

    From the birthplace of samba to sundowners by the sea, our man in Rio knows where to go for a good night out, as well as the best spots for taking in the breathtaking tropical beauty of the ‘Marvellous City’.

  • São Paulo lifestyle

    With its feverish energy, opulent nightlife, culture and chaos, the Brazilian megalopolis is a perfect setting for Joe Thomas’s debut crime thriller.

  • Olympics games been worth for Rio de Janeiro

    Six residents, from the city’s mayor to a favela dweller, give their verdict on the impact of South America’s first Games. Brazil’s tempestuous World Cup-Olympics doubleheader draws to a close at the Maracanã stadium on Sunday night, but the debate on whether it was all worthwhile looks set to run on long beyond the official finish.

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