• Development comes after Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets top Brazilian envoy and marks first such Beijing initiative since the armed conflict began
  • Joint proposal includes measures addressing prisoner exchange, humanitarian aid and protection of civilians

Young women footballers in Complexo do Alemao, one of Rio’s most impoverished and violent favelas, often can’t leave home to train when police and drug dealers shoot at each other.

Kiko Cacella, the founder and head coach at D’Jago BJJ Academy, talks about growing up in Rio de Janeiro, discovering Brazilian jiu-jitsu, his short MMA career, and opening gyms in Hong Kong.


Envoy who visited Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE said to have encountered general agreement with Beijing’s push for restraint and direct dialogue.


From top to bottom, rescuers scoured buildings in Porto Alegre for inhabitants stuck in flats or on rooftops as unprecedented flooding submerged neighbourhoods.

More than a million people have no access to drinking water and fast-rising water levels are straining dams, while rescuers face a huge task with entire towns inaccessible.


The Brazilian president, along with Wesley and Joesley Batista, visited a JBS factory that is set to make the first shipment of meat to China as part of a new deal.

Those on trial include the owners of the Mossack-Fonseca law firm that was at the heart of the 2016 massive document leak. The often-delayed trial opened in Panama on Monday.

Brazil Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes opened an inquiry into whether Elon Musk obstructed justice, escalating a spat with the billionaire over his social media platform X.

Brazil will host the COP30 United Nations climate talks in Belem in the Amazon rainforest in 2025, and hopes the summit will boost its eco-tourism credentials and show it has more than beaches to offer.

Former CEO Wong Weng Sun and ex-manager Lee Fook Kang face five charges of conspiring to offer incentives to a middleman to aid Sembcorp Marine’s Brazilian subsidiaries

Former president’s embassy stay raises questions about his plans as he faces multiple criminal investigations. Brazilian police cannot arrest a politician staying at a foreign embassy.

Killing of Franco, a black, bisexual city councillor, shook Brazil. Chiquinho Brazão and brother Domingos Brazão were arrested for ‘ordering hit against Franco’.

Washington better served by focusing on economics and other areas to ‘counter malign forms of Chinese and Russian influence’, according to new report.


High-risk, high-cost mega-infrastructure projects like those backed by Belt and Road Initiative decline in popularity, with developments now seen in sectors with faster returns and fewer operating costs.


Brazil’s foreign minister called for reforms of the United Nations and other multilateral institutions while criticising their inability to prevent global conflicts.