The Trump brand might seem like a hard sell these days — especially in Latin America. But a couple of years ago, Brazilian businessman Paulo Figueiredo Jr. backed an ambitious project: building South America’s first Trump hotel.
Taking a page from the Bronx’s Hip-Hop Boulevard, Rio raptivists are lobbying city hall to make good on a plan to dedicate a public square to the urban genre they say saved them from thug life in the favelas.
There was a fear that rowers would get sick from the waters in Rio. But that hasn't been the case. If anything, the venue for the regatta was picture perfect, and even clean, US rower Andrew Campbell says.
In Brazil, where the homicide rate is five times higher than in the United States, politicians are debating a law to make it easier for residents, including convicted criminals, to buy guns. A group of conservative lawmakers wants to allow Brazilians to buy up to nine guns a year.
One woman in Rio de Janeiro has personally discovered how much harder and more expensive it is to access an abortion in Brazil now than it was when she was younger. And she says that's a concern for Brazil's democracy.
The cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner in the US have their own analogues in Brazil, where relations between black citizens and police are also tense. But one Brazilian activist hopes the news from the US could push Brazilians to talk more openly about racial issues.