| Sep 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Rio de Janeiro Film Festival unspools against a background of three milestones: the Oct. 5 general elections; a 2014 $540 million governmental funding package for film/TV, unveiled by president Dilma Rousseff in early July; and the impact of new...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 7:52 AM
Mexico’s World cup soccer coach defended the use of a gay slur used by the team’s fans at the World Cup after soccer’s governing body started an investigation.
Fans at the World Cup have carried on a practice common in Mexico of...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Brazil forward Neymar has been ruled out of the World Cup after fracturing his vertebra in the closing stages of the 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia on Friday in a major blow to the host nation.
Neymar, who has scored four goals in the tournament,...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Barcelona, 29 abr (EFE).- La reacción espontánea del jugador del Barcelona Dani Alves de comer un plátano que le lanzó un espectador en pleno partido, ha generado una campaña mundial contra el racismo que se expande y gana adeptos en todo el mundo.
| May 1, 2014
| 2:04 PM
President Dilma Rousseff announced increases in payments for Brazil's poorest citizens in honor of the country's May 1st celebrations as she gears up to campaign for reelection in October.
Rousseff used a nationally televised speech Tuesday to defend...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:30 AM
A work of graffiti here has become an overnight global symbol, subverting official representations of Brazil and placing street artist Paulo Ito unexpectedly in the middle of the battle to define the country's image during next month's World Cup.
| May 30, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Brazil's first black Supreme Court president, who earned a reputation for prosecuting political corruption, has abruptly announced that he will resign and withdraw from active public life.
Joaquim Barbosa, who garnered widespread fame for convicting top...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Cuando Brasil diseñó su plan para organizar el Mundial, Natal, una ciudad de playa sobre el Atlántico, era exactamente el tipo de lugar que quería mostrar.
El boom económico sumado a generosos programas de bienestar social estaban transformando el...
| May 11, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Thousands of families have begun occupying an empty lot near the site of next month's opening match of the FIFA World Cup, demanding affordable new housing and protesting government expenditures on the international soccer tournament.
In less than a...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 1:28 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO - From Buenos Aires to the Brandenburg Gate, millions of people were getting ready to watch Sunday's World Cup final between Germany and Argentina in Brazil.
In Rio de Janeiro, which is hosting the final, the party was already in full...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...