Neymar misses Brazil training session because of knee pains

Soccer 05/29/19, 15:02

Neymar sat out Brazil's training session on Wednesday, a day after he limped off the field with knee pains as the team began its Copa America preparations.Brazil's soccer confederation said in a statement that the striker would undergo physiotherapy instead ...

Clouds hang over Neymar as Copa America looms in Brazil

Soccer 05/28/19, 05:51

Under a wave of suspicion and criticism, Neymar will start his Copa America preparations on Tuesday.The 27-year-old striker arrived at Brazil's training ground outside Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, but Tuesday will mark his first day of full training with ...

Amid early struggles, Bolsonaro’s supporters call for demos

America 05/25/19, 23:08

After five months in office, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is battling an uncooperative Congress, street protests, a family corruption scandal and falling approval ratings.The stumbling start for the far-right leader who rode a wave of dissatisfaction with Brazil's political class ...

Climate activists call for action in Latin America

Enviroment 05/24/19, 13:58

Climate change activists in Latin America rallied for action on global warming Friday, heeding a call by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to hold demonstrations across the world.In Rio de Janeiro, a small group of students gathered outside the state legislature ...

Marta and Formiga head Brazil Women’s World Cup squad

Soccer 05/16/19, 10:07

Six-time world player of the year Marta and the unretired Formiga will lead Brazil in the Women's World Cup in France.Brazil coach Vadao announced his squad on Thursday, betting on 33-year-old Marta to end a nine-match losing streak and help ...

Ticket sales: The least understood side of the Olympics

Sports 04/18/19, 04:00

It's Olympic ticket sales time again, perhaps the least understood side of the games."Time flies," said Kosuke Kitajima, a four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist from Japan. "It's as if the Rio de Janeiro Olympics were just yesterday."The now-retired Kitajima helped ...

Collapse of buildings in Rio kills 2 in militia-run area

America 04/12/19, 09:55

Firefighters on Friday dug through rubble in search of survivors after two small buildings collapsed in Rio de Janeiro, killing at least two people and leaving another two injured.The collapse of the two four-story buildings underscored the shoddy infrastructure that ...

Brazil to wear white shirt in Copa America opener

Sports 04/10/19, 17:14

Brazil will wear white shirts for the first time in nearly 70 years when it plays its opening match of this year's Copa America.Brazil hasn't donned white shirts since losing the 1950 World Cup final at home to Uruguay, but ...

Bolsonaro seeks to revise how Brazil’s schools teach on coup

America 04/04/19, 19:05

Days after celebrating the anniversary of the military coup that led to Brazil's last dictatorship, the government of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is pushing for a revision of the history curriculum for the country's schools.Education Minister Ricardo Velez Rodriguez says ...

Uruguayan Football Fans detained in Brazil

Soccer 04/04/19, 12:33

Police say they've detained nearly 100 fans of Uruguay's Penarol soccer team following a brawl with fans of Brazil's Flamengo club hours before a Copa Libertadores match in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.The police department's press office says the confrontation ...

Ex-President Michel Temer arrested in Brazil for corruption

World 03/21/19, 11:10

Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday on corruption charges, a dramatic development in a sprawling corruption probe that has roiled Brazil has showed no sign of slowing.In a statement, the Prosecutors Office in Rio de Janeiro said ...

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