Jill Langlois

Breaking News writer in São Paulo


Jill Langlois is a GlobalPost breaking news writer based in São Paulo, Brazil.

She has written about everything from Olympic/World Cup preparations and the economy, to prison reform and a city plagued by crack addiction. Her work has appeared in the Associated Press, The New York Times, USA Today, GlobalPost's Brazil section and Canada's The Globe and Mail, among other publications.

Born in Sault Ste Marie, Canada, Jill holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Toronto's Ryerson University. You can visit her at http://jilllanglois.com/.

Brazil’s anti-poverty plan threatened by global slump

The country struggles to make the most of its recent economic boom.

Six tons of Afghan hash disguised as chocolate drink intercepted on its way to Canada


Dundi, one of Rio’s most sought after drug traffickers, arrested

Rome pulls out of 2020 Olympics race

Train collision in São Paulo injures 38, puts two in critical condition

Brazilian man who threw alcohol on his wife and set her on fire arrested

Douglas de Souza Laurentino was arrested in Imbituba, Brazil, after throwing alcohol on his wife and setting her on fire.

Apple trying to sue bankrupt Kodak for patent infringement

Apple asked a New York federal bankruptcy court for permission to file a complaint against Kodak at the International Trade Commission for patent infringement.

Majority of Brazil’s Supreme Court approves Ficha Limpa electoral law


The majority of Brazil’s Supreme Court ministers approved the Ficha Limpa electoral law, upholding its constitutionality.

Canadian Conservative government scraps controversial long-gun registry, celebrates with cocktail party


Canada’s Conservative government scraps the country’s controversial long-gun registry and celebrates at a cocktail reception on Parliament Hill with pro-gun lobbyists.

Suicide bomber kills at least 17 Shiite Muslims in northwest Pakistani market

At least 17 Shiite Muslims are dead after a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest outside a mosque in a busy market in Parachinar, Pakistan.