São Paulo

Biggest protests in 20 years sweep Brazil

Demonstrators face riot police during one of the many protests around Brazil's major cities in Belo Horizonte. Photo: Reuters

As many as 200,000 demonstrators marched through the streets of Brazil’s biggest cities on Monday in a swelling wave of protest tapping into widespread anger at poor public services, police violence and government corruption.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Short Soccer, February 24, 2013

Nice defender Gregoire Puel (right) vies with Reims' Grzegorz Krychowiak during their Ligue 1 match. Photo: AFP

Sao Paulo have been confirmed as South American Cup winners two months after the final against Argentine rivals Tigre had to be abandoned following allegations of violence.

24 Feb 2013 - 3:42am

Jail gang 'ordering murders of police' in Sao Paulo, Brazil

A prison drug-trafficking gang is believed to be orchestrating a wave of murderous attacks against military police in the Sao Paulo area of Brazil.

About 100 officers, including 90 military police, have been killed in the region so far this year.

Forty-one of the officers were executed by gunmen.

7 Nov 2012 - 4:10am

Brazilian police crack down on Sao Paulo slum after murders

Brazilian police have launched a major anti-crime operation at a huge slum following at least 40 murders in the Sao Paulo area, including the apparent execution of several police officers.

31 Oct 2012 - 4:29pm

Briefs, October 30, 2012

Bishop Pachomius, acting pope, registers to vote. Photo: AFP

Inquiry launched into BBC culture, practices

30 Oct 2012 - 4:05am

New York Times to launch Portuguese-language website for Brazil

New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger announces plans for a Portuguese-language website an Inter-American Press Association lunch in São Paulo on Monday. Photo: AFP

The New York Times will launch a Portuguese-language website next year as part of plans to expand its global reach into Brazil, its publisher said.

Arthur Sulzberger outlined the planned launch, scheduled for the second half of next year, while addressing an Inter-American Press Association lunch in São Paulo on Monday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Shanty towns transformed into vibrant communities in Brazil

The former shanty town of Uniao de Vila Nova in Sao Paulo has been transformed with upgraded flats and water towers.Photo: AFP

New hope is sprouting near a future Brazil 2014 World Cup soccer stadium, where a once crime-ridden shanty town has emerged as a vibrant community with skyrocketing property values.

Emerging powerhouse Brazil faces a daunting task in providing decent housing for its millions of urban poor, many of whom languish in slums, known as favelas, on the periphery of major cities.

10 Sep 2012 - 9:27am

Party-driver Gilbert Yeung sets his sights on a string of gigs from Cannes to Sao Paulo

It's been three years since Gilbert Yeung Kei-lung entered the DJ booth at Kee Club. Few might know it, but the Dragon-i boss spun for parties at Kee before starting his own night spot ventures. Yeung deejayed for a record six hours at Kee on Friday, playing classic tracks. 'It's special for me personally. I used to play there for almost two years before opening Dragon-i,' said Yeung.

23 May 2011 - 12:00am

Thirty years of quarrelling maintains brothers in creative frame of mind

Brazilian artist Humberto Campana says creating art with his brother Fernando isn't easy, especially since they've been collaborating for nearly 30 years. 'We quarrel every day. But that's what has kept us together. We have this interesting chemistry, or synergy. We are like kids when we create art,' Humberto, 57, said.

31 May 2010 - 12:00am

Brazil is making HK investors dance

Brazil may be on the other side of the world, but that has not deterred a group of adventurous Hong Kong investors from buying property there.

Twenty-nine apartments at two developments in Sao Paulo were sold to Hong Kong buyers by British estate agent Dehouche Land last November.

1 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Long-distance call

Tucked away on Brazil's glorious Costa Verde, Paraty is a scenic town about four hours drive south from Rio de Janeiro. Next to the bus stand, a small pastelaria (snack bar) sells cold drinks and light snacks to waiting passengers. Nothing unusual there - every bus stand in Brazil has at least one.

2 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Sao Paulo targeted for HK tournament

Brazilian champions Sao Paulo have been targeted as one of three overseas teams for next month's Lunar New Year tournament. According to a source at the Hong Kong Football Association, South Korea's K-League side Hyundai Tigers and Hajduk Split of Croatia will be hitting town for the four-team event, which also includes a Hong Kong League XI.

3 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Klose makes dream start for Bayern

Miroslav Klose began his career with Bayern Munich in emphatic style yesterday, scoring one goal and setting up another as the German masters beat Brazilian outfit Sao Paulo 2-1 in the HKSAR 10th Anniversary Reunification Cup at Hong Kong Stadium.

2 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Fake goods targeted in Brazil

Six Chinese merchants have been detained and millions of dollars in alleged counterfeit goods confiscated during an anti-piracy raid in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, the China News Service has reported.

Authorities, with the help of military police, blocked off a mall housing almost 300 shops run by Chinese merchants at 6.30am on Tuesday.

6 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Clube Chocolate

Where? Along the fashionable Rue Oscar Freire, in Jardins, Sao Paulo's high-end shopping district. The location may be prominent but the store's entrance is not. There are no display windows - just an unassuming sign and a heavy wooden door flanked by model-like security guards.

2 Jul 2006 - 12:00am