Four months ago, the Brazilian delivery firm iFood raised US$500 million in venture capital - that's more than all Latin American startups raised in the whole of 2016. Considered to be the largest funding round in Latin American history, the deal represented a shift in the way international investors looked at South America, a landmark investment serving as a catalyst for cash injections from some of the world's most established funds. Combine that with Didi Chuxing's acquisition of Brazilian rideshare app 99 in January 2018 for US$1 billion, and it is clear that VCs are pouring money into the region ...
The Maryland Port Administration has signed a six-month contract with Brazil-based forestry giant Suzano Pulp and Paper to ship the company’s pulp through the port’s state-owned terminals — a deal that could yield as much as 120,000 tons of wood pulp, officials announced Thursday.
The National Museum in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, suffered a devastating fire in September that consumed one of the most important museum collections in the Americas — a national and international catastrophe the likes of which the museum world has rarely seen. Sadly, it could happen anywhere.
Brazil will meet El Salvador in a friendly next month at FedEx Field in Landover on Sept. 11, four days after coach Tite's team takes on the U.S. in a previously announced friendly at East Rutherford, N.J.
A police sniper was spooked by an armed man seen approaching Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and other officials as they watched the June 12 opening game of the World Cup in Sao Paulo, law enforcement authorities said Friday. The man turned out to be a police officer.
Marcelo Salles' food truck is getting a little more attention now that all eyes are on the World Cup games. But despite the fact that Brazilian culture is in the spotlight, Salles is not convinced that Baltimoreans are ready to embrace what is standard fare in his home country: chicken hearts.
Michael Kammarman, a product of the Laurel Boys and Girls Club soccer program, is getting a lot of stamps in his passport. The latest stop has been soccer-crazy Brazil, where the former Delaware soccer player is the press officer for the U.S. men's soccer team that is taking part in the 2014 World Cup.
As Spain headed into its final warm-up game before leaving for Brazil, and with one last chance to work out any kinks before setting out to defend its World Cup crown, manager Vicente del Bosque wanted his team to show him something.
Craig Copeland, a 44-year-old teacher at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, was voted by Men in Blazers listeners as the winning U.S. Soccer World Cup theme song for his version of "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music."
Crofton native Kyle Beckerman and former Terps stars Omar Gonzalez, Clarence Goodson, Graham Zusi, and Maurice Edu were all named Monday to the United States¿ 30-man provisional roster ahead of next month¿s World Cup in Brazil.
The beat goes on in 2014, at least when it comes to capital jazz in Annapolis provided by a program nurtured by the late Joe Byrd and, before that, by his brother Charlie Byrd. A tradition set by those two will again draw major talent to Annapolis this year for a series of jazz concerts at 49 West Café and at O'Callaghan's Hotel.