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  • With World Cup, Brazil shows its successes and shortcomings

    When Brazil won the right to host soccer's World Cup, the idea was to show the world a new country, a welcoming and capable place that had made great strides in growing its economy and reducing inequality. Despite a few close calls, Brazil did manage to...
  • After successful World Cup, spotlight turns to Rio's Olympic woes

    RIO DE JANEIRO, July 14 (Reuters) — After a month of scintillating soccer and few of the logistical nightmares that many feared would mar the World Cup, Brazil is touting its success and promising the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be just...
  • Scolari out as Brazil's national soccer coach

    Scolari out as Brazil's national soccer coach
    SAO PAULO -- Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned as Brazil's national soccer coach after the hosts suffered two of their worst defeats in World Cup history, the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Monday. Scolari's team was favored to...
  • Gisele Bundchen, Carles Puyol deliver World Cup trophy

    Gisele Bundchen, Carles Puyol deliver World Cup trophy
    Brazilian super model Gisele Bundchen and former player Carles Puyol of Spain delivered the FIFA World Cup trophy to the pitch on Sunday before Germany's win over Argentina. The cup had traveled in style, in a custom Louis Vuitton trunk. Bundchen wore...
  • Brazil's '1984'-style World Cup security may be coming to your city too

    The World Cup in Brazil ended the way it started, with authorities flexing unprecedented muscle to squelch dissenters, silence journalists and shield the carefully manicured event from disruption.  President Dilma Rousseff promised to host “the...
  • Brazilian son of ex-slave may be world's oldest person

    A Brazilian rest home for the elderly believes it may be home to the world's oldest person, a former agricultural laborer born in a runaway slave community, who is identified in documents stating he was born 126 years ago at a time when Brazil still had...
  • 'BRICS' nations to form development bank to rival World Bank, IMF

    The so-called BRICS countries agreed to form an international development bank with aspirations to challenge the dominance of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa said Tuesday...
  • Dumb idea to host a major sporting event

    Dumb idea to host a major sporting event
    Could it be? Are the voices of reason and fiscal prudence at last winning out over greedy special interests, mathematically illiterate pundits and corrupt politicians? In other words, has the world finally realized what a superbly dumb idea it is to...
  • After World Cup, Rio de Janeiro shifts focus to Olympics

    Brazil’s World Cup was supposed to be a disaster. Stadiums were not finished, many infrastructure projects never got off the ground, costs, allegedly inflated by corruption, soared for taxpayers and at least 10 workers died during construction...
  • Heat preseason includes exhibition vs. LeBron, Cavs in Rio

      The Miami Heat will face a familiar face before playing for real this coming season, with the preseason schedule released Tuesday featuring the previously announced Oct. 11 exhibition against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Rio de Janeiro.   That game...
  • Bayern Munich goes Green for U.S. Tour

    (Reuters) - Julian Green has been touted as the new face of U.S. soccer but it is one few Americans recognize. That may change this week as the Bayern Munich 19-year-old wunderkind enters the spotlight during the Bundesliga champion's heavily promoted...