politics


Brazil presidential race heading for photo finish

Brazil presidential race heading for photo finish
Photo combination of Brazilian President and presidential candidate for the Workers'' Party Dilma Rousseff and Brazilian Social Democracy Party candidate Aecio Neves. Brazil's most unpredictable presidential election in a generation is heading toward a photo finish on October 26 between leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff and pro-business challenger Aecio Neves, two new polls have shown....

business


tech


Bikes pretending to be cars? Riga’s cyclists stage a clever protest over space

Bikes pretending to be cars? Riga’s cyclists stage a clever protest over space
City links: The best city stories this week follow activist cyclists in Latvias capital, explore Minneapolis plan for a city within a city and discover proposals for street canals in BostonThis weeks best city stories from around the web discover cyclists pretending to be cars in Riga, a mobile cinema creating public spaces in Brussels and a plan to make streets into canals in Boston.Wed love to hear your responses to these stories and any others youve read recently, both at Guardian Cities and elsewhere: share your thoughts in the comments below. Continue reading......

sports


Leandro Damião may be suspended for six games for pulling own shirt

Leandro Damião may be suspended for six games for pulling own shirt
Damião charged with unsportsmanlike behaviour Damião pulls own shirt in attempt to deceive refereeThe former Brazil international Leandro Damião has been charged with unsportsmanlike behaviour after he pulled his own shirt in a bid to fool the referee into awarding a penalty.The Santos striker tugged his own shirt at a corner kick during last Sundays 3-0 defeat by Criciúma in an attempt to make it look like he was being held back. The referee missed the incident but video evidence was used to bring charges. Continue reading......

entertainment


Chilean writer Isabel Allende: A personal touch, a beloved author

Chilean writer Isabel Allende: A personal touch, a beloved author
When it comes to beloved Latin American novelists, Chile’s Isabel Allende is always in the mix. Her first novel, The House of Spirits (1985), put her on the magical realism map in the literary world. “She’ll forever be linked to magical realism, but that would be pigeonholing her, because her prolific literary output encompasses numerous genres, in non-fiction as well as in fiction,” says Miami-based journalist, writer, and college professor, Juan Carlos Pérez-Duthie, who has interviewed Allende. “She may not always hit the mark, but she takes risks. Like with her latest book, Rippe...

culture


Oktoberfest de Blumenau and Blumenau

Oktoberfest de Blumenau and Blumenau
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Every year the city of Blumenau in the Southern Brazilian state of Santa Cantrina hosts its own Oktoberfest, celebrating German food, music, beer, culture and the area’s deep ancestral roots. In addition to Oktoberfest, the city’s German heritage can be witnessed year-round throughout the […]...



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