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.
It's Carnival time and that means it's party time in many places around the globe. Brazil's version is said to be the biggest and wildest in the world. So for our Geo Quiz, we're looking for the name of Rio de Janeiro's top Carnival parade venue.
If you've ever been to Rio de Janeiro, then you've seen the towering statue of Jesus Christ the Redeemer. It is rivaled by one in Cochabamba, Bolivia. But for today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for a place in Poland that claims to best them both.
A gang of fair-haired women are believed to be have been kidnapping female shoppers and maxing out their credit cards. The police say the gang is responsible for at least 50 kidnappings in Sao Paulo and in Rio de Janeiro since their spree began in 2008.