Prices have gone through the roof, particularly in the country's tourism gateway Rio, which this month is one of the hosts for the Confederations Cup and in July welcomes Pope Francis for a major Catholic youth festival.Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 9:51am
After an embarrassing brush with cancellation, the iconic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro will host its first official match since an extensive renovation when Brazil tackle England today in a glamorous friendly.2 Jun 2013 - 4:58am
Rio’s Carnival festivities reached their crescendo late on Monday with a final night of samba school parades, part of a contest appropriately dubbed the greatest show on earth.12 Feb 2013 - 6:00pm
Brazilian police say about 2,000 officers met no major resistance when carrying out the planned occupation of a complex of shantytowns long held by Rio de Janeiro’s largest drug-dealing faction.15 Oct 2012 - 11:50am
Riding a wave of support from Rio’s slums, Eduardo Paes was re-elected mayor and now takes up the challenge of overseeing major infrastructure projects ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics.8 Oct 2012 - 3:32pm
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Michael Roche, executive director, Singapore Formula 1 (above)
What's your favourite seat on a plane?
I'm a window guy and I sit as close to the front as I can: it's less claustrophobic, but away from the galley and washrooms.
How can we become more airport-friendly travellers?10 Jun 2009 - 12:00am
The next of kin of one of the Chinese passengers aboard Air France flight 477 may receive 9.6 million yuan (HK$10.9 million) from PICC Life Insurance - the largest personal insurance payout in mainland history.
The client, who was not named, purchased a policy with a premium of 240,000 yuan last year.5 Jun 2009 - 12:00am
Six of the nine Chinese aboard the missing Air France plane were staff of the Liaoning-based Benxi Iron & Steel Company, who arrived in Brazil on May 26 to negotiate the purchase of iron ore.
The Chinese embassy in Brazil had previously said only eight Chinese nationals were on board, but a passenger list released later by the airline showed there were nine.3 Jun 2009 - 12:00am
Like the mambo and the salsa, the roots of the samba lie with the religious traditions and the people of West Africa, exported to Brazil with slavery in the years between 1600 and 1888.
The word 'samba' is said to come from Kimbundu, the African Bantu language spoken by slaves from the area of Africa now known as Angola.7 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
A dozen young footballers from Hong Kong will be offered the chance to meet some of Brazil's soccer greats and play in a tournament at the world-famous Maracana stadium next year.
Brazilian Soccer Schools (BSS), which coaches hundreds of children in samba-style soccer, hopes to give 10 to 12 students the opportunity to train in Rio de Janeiro next July.3 Sep 2006 - 12:00am
Annual street party offers non-stop fun with Brazilian dancers, African drumming, parades and more9 Oct 2005 - 12:00am
A field of 11 companies is expected to compete in the privatisation of Brazil's Sepetiba port terminal, which is expected to become South America's biggest container shipping hub, according to Transportation Minister Eliseu Padilha.
Mr Padilha said the port was likely to raise 50 to 60 per cent more than its minimum asking price of 92 million reals (about HK$613.78 million).12 Aug 1998 - 12:00am
Taiwan's Evergreen is to start a weekly, fixed-day service in May between ports on the east coasts of North America and South America.
The service also will carry Asian and European cargoes to South America, transshipping at Evergreen's new Colon Container Terminal (CCT) in Panama.29 Apr 1998 - 12:00am
A stock market official in Rio de Janeiro says a consortium led by Brazilian steelmaker CSN and the privatised mining concern CVRD has paid 15.8 million reals (about HK$115 million), 38 per cent more than the reserve price, for a 30-year concession to operate the Northeast railway.21 Jul 1997 - 12:00am