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....

  • Banned Suarez back home; misses crowd in Uruguay

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Luis Suarez quietly returned home to Uruguay on Friday following his expulsion from the World Cup, long after a crowd that had come to greet him as a national hero had drifted away. President Jose Mujica was among some 1,000 people who went to Carrasco International...

  • 1 U of I student dead, another missing in Brazil

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — One university of Illinois student is dead of an illness likely contracted in Brazil and another is missing in a separate incident in the country. University spokeswoman Robin Kaler said Thursday that 29-year-old Ashley S. Walls of Chicago died Monday in Florianopolis...

  • World Cup fuels longshot dreams for Brazil's poor

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The taste of soccer glory is still fresh for Andre Rodrigues de Principe, even as his moment of fame fades and he watches friends catch the eyes of scouts and coaches. The bright-eyed 14-year-old shined in a video released last year ahead of the World Cup by FIFA,...

  • 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...

  • Human trafficking and sexual exploitation potentially problematic during World Cup

    With the focus on Brazil as the World Cup begins Thursday, the A21 Campaign hopes to raise awareness for victims of human trafficking there. The most recent report on human trafficking available form the U.S. State Department from 2013 lists Brazil as a "tier 2" country for human trafficking....



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