| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:07 PM
BUENOS AIRES, July 14 — Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez admitted on Monday she had not watched a single one of the country's matches in the World Cup soccer tournament, including the final, a blunder that some observers said exposed her...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 2:23 PM
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...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:01 PM
Brazilian police and protesters clashed on Thursday just hours before the opening game of the World Cup, injuring at least five people, although excitement began to build elsewhere as cheering, flag-waving fans converged on the stadium.
| Apr 26, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Between a cluster of bars in this small coastal town, middle-aged European men hover around dozens of fresh-faced Brazilian women in tight dresses.
Around the corner, two girls who look to be in their teens flag down cars, signaling their availability...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:44 PM
When the World Cup ends a month from now — I hope with a sixth star shining on the golden jerseys of the home team — the problems that plagued Brazil's hosting effort will remain. With or without a trophy, Brazil will face major challenges...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Jennifer Lopez did show up for the opening ceremonies of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Thursday, taking the stage with Pit Bull and Brazilian pop singer Claudia Leitte in Sao Paulo, the host nation's largest city.
The three performed the tournament's...
| 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...
| 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.