More Brazil Articles

  • World Cup over, but some Argentines won't go home

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Lucas Bazan Pontoni rifled through his pockets for the 45-cent lunch fee as he stood in line at a downtown soup kitchen. When he came up short, an acquaintance sprang for the government-subsidized meal. One of about 160,000 Argentines who flooded into Brazil for the...

  • The World Cup's big winner? Merchandise

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wondering how to drive it like Dempsey, move it like Messi or rip it like Ronaldo? There's an app for that. As Argentina and Germany prepare for Sunday's World Cup final, companies that produce soccer-related merchandise are already winning. The once-every-four-years...

  • Latin Americans reluctantly rally behind Argentina

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — With a reputation for arrogance and illusions of European-styled grandeur, Argentines have long been the objects of scorn and the butt of jokes across Latin America But for at least 90 minutes on Sunday, when Argentina takes on Germany in the World Cup final, most...

  • Germany beats France 1-0, reaches World Cup semis

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It just wouldn't be the World Cup without Germany in the semifinals. Harnessing all their big-game experience, the Germans delivered a performance of maturity and efficiency to hold off France 1-0 on Friday and become the first team to reach four straight semifinals in...

  • Police blow up bag left near Rio's soccer stadium

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian bomb squad blew up a bag deemed suspicious that was left near a metro station entrance close to the stadium where the World Cup game between Germany and France was underway. Associated Press journalists saw the events while authorities closed the metro...

  • Brazil Supreme Court 1st black justice steps down

    SAO PAULO (AP) — The only black to ever serve on Brazil's top court presided at his last session as president of the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Joaquim Barbosa, 59, announced his early retirement a month ago. Barbosa presided over a high-profile corruption trial in 2012 that sent more than 20...

  • 5 memorable World Cup chants

    SAO PAULO (AP) — With "I believe that we will win!" American soccer fans finally have a World Cup chant that doesn't just involve shouting their country's name. In terms of creativity, though, it's a notch below Argentina's elaborate sing-alongs or even the boisterous chants of the English....

  • Women defy Iranian regime to watch World Cup matches in public

    Iranian women are defying the morality laws and secret police of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in order to cheer on their country's soccer team in the World Cup.

  • When it comes to importing diseases, Chuck Schumer sees the tree, misses the forest

    Sen. Chuck Schumer is warning that tourists returning from the World Cup in Brazil could pose a possible health risk to the U.S., requesting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stay on the lookout for the chikungunya virus.

  • White House adds Guatemala stop to Joe Biden's Latin America tour to discuss surge in illegal immigration

    Vice President Joe Biden has added a stop in Guatemala on the eve of his visit to Latin America to discuss the growing problem of unaccompanied immigrants flowing into the United States' southwestern border, a senior administration official said late Sunday. In Guatemala, Biden will attempt to...



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