Brazil’s economic growth has seen women’s purchasing power become a lot stronger over the past twenty years. The success of the Beleza Natural institute in Rio, which specializes in curly and wavy hair, illustrates the purchasing power of this new middle class.
As part of “The Real Brazil” special series, Trish Regan reports on how a cheap, bland (but oddly refreshing) Rio beach drink has broken into the American market, and set off a brand war between beverage giants Coke and Pepsi.
CNN’s Shasta Darlington talks to Afro-Brazilian families squatting in a faded luxury building in Brazil.
A Brazilian federal task force sent to Acre to deal with a rising influx of migrants has issued them residency and work permits. Acre, a state in the northern region of Brazil, declared a state of emergency last week after about 1,700 migrants arrived there within a fortnight. Most of the immigrants are Haitians, but [...]
While promoting her new movie, “The Call,” in Brazil, actress Halle Berry reveals her post-pregnancy dream and how her daughter, Nahla Aubry, and fiance, Olivier Martinez, are feeling ahead of the new arrival.
The fastest man on earth, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, wins an exhibition race on Copacabana Beach in the 2016 Olympic host city, Rio de Janeiro. Winning the 150-meter beachfront sprint in 14.42seconds, he was 0.07seconds short of the record he set in Manchester in 2009. “It was first sprinting race all season, so to start [...]
When it comes to rising housing prices, no country in the world beats Brazil. According to Knight Frank’s Global Real Estate Index, released this month, Brazil ranks No. 3 in the world and No. 1 in the Americas for rising home prices. Only ridiculously expensive Hong Kong and Dubai, which are not countries, have seen prices rise more. So [...]
The leaders of the BRICS nations—Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa—agreed in principle on the broad outlines of a much-anticipated new development bank that would serve the same purpose as the World Bank. But they said they needed to conduct further talks in order for the idea to actually materialize. The BRICS meeting took place in [...]
It’s not by chance that Brazilians and foreigners alike call it the Marvelous City. Rio de Janeiro’s very name evokes fun, fashion, desire, danger. The names of neighborhoods like Copacabana and Ipanema are synonymous with sensuality. This is a town about breathtaking natural scenery, revealing dress habits and (need we say it?) quite the knack [...]
Many Brazilians cast their country as a racial democracy where people of different groups long have intermarried, resulting in a large mixed-race population. But you need only turn on the TV, open the newspaper or stroll down the street to see clear evidence of segregation. In Brazil, whites are at the top of the social [...]