The Word of Faith Fellowship is a notoriously secretive evangelical church with a base in North Carolina and another congregation in Brazil. The Associated Press has uncovered Brazilian Word of Faith members who say they were trafficked to the US and held as forced laborers by church leaders.
“I don’t know if I’m more afraid of walking on an empty street and seeing no one, or if I’m afraid of encountering someone along the way,” says a woman’s voice as the camera moves through a poorly illuminated tunnel. From the first moments of the trailer for the forthcoming Brazilian documentary Chega de Fiu Fiu,…
By Wednesday afternoon, thousands of Brazilian women had taken to the streets, occupying government buildings and protesting on major thoroughfares. In Rio de Janeiro, a group of stilt-walkers wearing purple skirts and silver tinsel soared above the massive throngs of women who had assembled at the 18th century…
Here’s some cool environmental news: a submarine launched from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza took pictures of a newly discovered coral reef at a depth of over 700 feet at the mouth of the Amazon, and now we can see them.
Four days to the inauguration and vampire bats are making a huge, unprecedented shift in their diet to feast on the blood of humans. A little on the nose, don’t you think?
Brazil’s 2016 Olympic host city, Rio de Janeiro, is currently reeling from news of a sickening incident: on Saturday, May 21, a 16-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by 33 men, and many of the rapists posted a video of the incident on their social media accounts.
Protestors marched in Rio de Janiero on May 27, attempting to reach the Supreme Court before being pepper sprayed by the police. The protests were intended to denounce a “culture of rape” in the city that was most recently and horrifically illustrated by the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl.
As the Zika virus continues to scare the shit out of everyone, fertility clinics and sperm banks are trying to adopt safety measures to keep infected sperm out of their supply. Although Zika is primarily spread through mosquito bites, it can also be sexually transmitted and through blood transfusions.
Pregnant women in Brazil who are infected with Zika—a virus suspected of causing birth defects—are prohibited from having an abortion. That’s prompting a group of lawyers, activists, and scientists to demand that the country’s supreme court make an exception.
In May, Brazilian MMA fighter Kinberly Novaes won a fighting championship, snagging the Noxii 115 Pound Title and inspiring celebration from her fans. What Novaes didn’t know is that she was three months pregnant at the time of her win—and she only learned that she was expecting after she kept failing to make weight…
Joe Jackson, celebrated patriarch of the Jackson clan, is making headlines again. This time it’s because the father of Janet, Michael, LaToya, and Tito allegedly had a little too much chemical help keeping his erection going for romantic encounters with beautiful younger women in Brazil.
The temperature is disgusting in New York City right now—why am I wearing tights and a sweater in June?!—but this new video by Zuzuka Poderosa gives me something to aspire to and, if we’re being honest, she always does that.
On Saturday Brazilian authorities announced that they had arrested Victor Arden Barnard. Barnard, 53, was a self-professed minster who headed the River Road Religious Fellowship in Minnesota.
Brazilian beauty queen Sheislane Hayalla knows her value and isn't about to graciously accept second place like a goddamn chump.
In all the time we spend considering the persistent, almost willful stupidity and sexism of our American elected officials — Looking at you, Florida congressman who held a men-only fundraiser! Shout-out to you, Wisconsin rep who called welfare a "bribe" for lazy single moms! — it's occasionally worth looking outside…
Women's rights advocates are protesting the São Paulo department of education's standard of requiring either gynecological exams or proof of virginity from their female candidates. Damn straight they are.
Supermodel Gisele has a new job for the FIFA World Cup: Presenting the trophy and its Louis Vuitton case to the winners on Sunday. She'd better be a good actress.
Mexico and Brazil's World Cup soccer teams are facing disciplinary action following obnoxious behavior by their respective fan bases, who simply could not resist the urge to yell gay slurs at players from the other teams. But the two Latin American teams aren't the only ones with fan bases full of shitheads who can't…