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Brazilian Construction Mogul Norberto Odebrecht Dies, Age 93

Brazilian Construction Mogul Norberto Odebrecht Dies, Age 93

Norberto Odebrecht, an engineer who founded one of Brazil's largest construction companies, died in Salvador, the capital of Bahia state, Odebrecht Group representatives told the press Sunday. He was 93. continue reading »

Acclaimed Brazilian Writer Joao Ubaldo Ribeiro Dies, Age 73

Acclaimed Brazilian Writer Joao Ubaldo Ribeiro Dies, Age 73

Award-winning Brazilian writer Joao Ubaldo Ribeiro died Friday in Rio de Janeiro, Globo television reported. He was 73. continue reading »

Mob Torches Brazil Police Station, Vehicles Over Toddler’s Death

Mob Torches Brazil Police Station, Vehicles Over Toddler’s Death

A mob of people enraged over the death of a 1-year-old girl in a law-enforcement operation set fire to the police station in the northeastern Brazilian town of Amargosa and also torched 30 motorcycles and 19 other vehicles, including a bus, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

Brazil Charges 4 Police Officers with Assaulting World Cup Protesters

Brazil Charges 4 Police Officers with Assaulting World Cup Protesters

Four members of the Rio de Janeiro state police were detained Wednesday on charges they assaulted reporters and activists during a protest against the amount of public money Brazil spent to host the World Cup soccer tournament. continue reading »

Brazil Spends $100 Million to Reduce Childbirth Deaths

Brazil Spends $100 Million to Reduce Childbirth Deaths

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $100 million loan to strengthen the health system of Brazil's State of Sergipe and reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases and maternal mortality affecting vulnerable populations. continue reading »

Brazil Falls Short Against Netherlands for Third Place

Brazil Falls Short Against Netherlands for Third Place

The Netherlands national team came in third in the 2014 World Cup with a 3-0 win over the Brazil squad, which was jeered out of Brasilia's Mane Garrincha Stadium by the home team's disillusioned fans. continue reading »

Placido Domingo Brings His Music to the World Cup

Placido Domingo Brings His Music to the World Cup

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo returned to Rio de Janeiro and, two days before the World Cup final, again delighted fans after 20 years away from the Brazilian city. continue reading »

Restoration Work Completed on Rio’s Christ the Redeemer

Restoration Work Completed on Rio’s Christ the Redeemer

The Christ the Redeemer statue that crowns Corcovado mountain, under repair since February after being damaged by lightning, was presented completely restored Friday, two days before this Brazilian metropolis hosts the 2014 World Cup final between Argentina and Germany. continue reading »

Rio Prepares for World Cup Final With Massive Security Operation

Rio Prepares for World Cup Final With Massive Security Operation

The Brazilian city of Rio will deploy the largest security operation in its history to guarantee public order and safety during the 2014 World Cup final between Argentina and Germany. continue reading »

Neymar Distances Himself From Agent’s Attack on Brazilian Coach

Neymar Distances Himself From Agent’s Attack on Brazilian Coach

Neymar has repudiated the scathing comments his agent made about Brazilian national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari in the wake of the squad's 7-1 defeat in this week's World Cup semifinal against Germany. continue reading »

Neymar’s Agent Posts Sarcastic Rant About Brazil Coach Scolari

Neymar’s Agent Posts Sarcastic Rant About Brazil Coach Scolari

The agent who represents star Brazilian striker Neymar took to social media to blast the manager of Brazil's national squad, Luiz Felipe Scolari, calling him an "arrogant and ridiculous old fool." continue reading »

Brazil Stumbles Against Germany, Loses 7-1

Brazil Stumbles Against Germany, Loses 7-1

Five-time World Cup champion Brazil was overwhelmed here Tuesday, losing 7-1 to Germany in the most lopsided semifinal in the history of the competition. continue reading »

Brazil Advances to Semifinals, Colombia Out of World Cup

Brazil Advances to Semifinals, Colombia Out of World Cup

Both of Brazil's goals came on set pieces in a 2-1 win here Friday over scrappy Colombia, raising questions about how the five-time World Cup champions will fare in next week's semifinal against Germany. continue reading »

Poor Fred! Brazil Votes Him Weakest Player

Poor Fred! Brazil Votes Him Weakest Player

His compatriots regard Fred as the worst player on the Brazilian national side set to square off Friday against Colombia in a World Cup quarterfinal, according to a Datafolha poll. continue reading »

Brazil Looks Forward to World Cup Quarterfinals

Brazil Looks Forward to World Cup Quarterfinals

Brazil will face Colombia Friday for a spot in the World Cup semi-final. Everybody expects a tough game for Brazil, which is hosting the tournament. In a country where soccer is king, every Brazilian has an opinion on the national team. In Flamengo, one can see the majestic Sugar Loaf mountain, but nobody really pays attention to one of the most iconic sights continue reading »