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18 Colombians Arrested After Robberies in Brazilian World Cup City

18 Colombians Arrested After Robberies in Brazilian World Cup City

Police in one of the 12 Brazilian cities hosting World Cup matches arrested 18 Colombian nationals on suspicion of robbery, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mexican Narco Wanted by U.S. Arrested Enroute to World Cup in Brazil

Mexican Narco Wanted by U.S. Arrested Enroute to World Cup in Brazil

A Mexican man wanted in the United States for drug trafficking was detained as he prepared to board a flight to the northeastern city of Fortaleza for Tuesday's World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico, Brazilian authorities said. continue reading »

World Cup City Hosting U.S. v Ghana Dealing with Torrential Flooding

World Cup City Hosting U.S. v Ghana Dealing with Torrential Flooding

The northeastern Brazilian city of Natal, site of Monday's World Cup match between the United States and Ghana, has turned into a disaster area due to the torrential rains flooding the municipality over the past few days. continue reading »

Brazilian, Spanish Firms Investing $150 Million in Wind Farms

Brazilian, Spanish Firms Investing $150 Million in Wind Farms

Spanish utility Iberdrola and Brazil's Neoenergia will partner to build three wind farms in Brazil with a total installed capacity of 84 MW. continue reading »

Brazil Kicks Off World Cup Play With Win Over Croatia

Brazil Kicks Off World Cup Play With Win Over Croatia

Brazil needed a big assist from the referee to pull out a 3-1 win over Croatia here Thursday in the opening match of the 2014 World Cup. continue reading »

Metro Employees Call Off Strike in Rio

Metro Employees Call Off Strike in Rio

Rio de Janeiro metro employees accepted the salary hike proposal offered by management and cancelled the strike they had threatened to call on the eve of the inaugural match of the 2014 soccer World Cup being hosted by Brazil, labor leaders said Wednesday. continue reading »

Brazil Expecting to Harvest 192 Million Tons of Grain this Year

Brazil Expecting to Harvest 192 Million Tons of Grain this Year

Brazil, one of the world's leading agricultural producers, expects a record grain harvest this year of 192.3 million tons, up 2.2 percent from 2013, the IBGE statistics agency said Tuesday. continue reading »

Major Multi-State Drug Bust Goes Down in Brazil

Major Multi-State Drug Bust Goes Down in Brazil

Brazilian police on Tuesday busted a drug trafficking ring in an operation in five states that resulted in 19 arrests and the seizure of more than two tons of drugs. continue reading »

Brazil Fires Striking Metro Workers on Eve of World Cup Opening

Brazil Fires Striking Metro Workers on Eve of World Cup Opening

The Sao Paulo state government announced Monday the dismissal of 60 metro employees in Brazil's largest city, who supported the "illegal" strike that began five days ago. continue reading »

Brazilian Model Alessandra Ambrosio to Make her Big Screen Debut

Brazilian Model Alessandra Ambrosio to Make her Big Screen Debut

Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio plans to go from the runway to the big screen in a movie inspired by the life of Italian millionaire Alessandro Proto, the production company said. continue reading »

Brazil’s Gol Airlines Using Biofuel for World Cup Flights

Brazil’s Gol Airlines Using Biofuel for World Cup Flights

Brazil's Gol airlines will use a 4-percent biofuel mixture to power 200 flights this month and next as the Latin American nation hosts the 2014 soccer World Cup. continue reading »

Metro Strike Causes Major Traffic Disruption in Sao Paulo

Metro Strike Causes Major Traffic Disruption in Sao Paulo

A strike on Thursday disrupted metro service in Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, leading to traffic backups and a riot by angry commuters at one station just a week before Sao Paulo is due to host the opening match of the 2014 soccer World Cup. continue reading »

Only Half of the World Cup Stadiums Equipped with Wifi in Brazil

Only Half of the World Cup Stadiums Equipped with Wifi in Brazil

Only six of the 12 stadiums hosting World Cup matches in Brazil will have WiFi so fans can use the Internet, telecom industry trade association Sinditelebrasil said. continue reading »

Brazil’s Unemployment Rise to 7.1 Percent

Brazil’s Unemployment Rise to 7.1 Percent

Unemployment in Brazil rose to 7.1 percent in the first quarter, the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute, or IBGE, reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Protest Over Expense of World Cup Continue in Brazil

Protest Over Expense of World Cup Continue in Brazil

Activists launched giant soccer balls here Tuesday to protest the amount of taxpayers' money Brazil is spending to host the World Cup soccer competition, which begins June 12. continue reading »