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Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari is unconcerned by criticism of his players, says South American football expert Tim Vickery
World Cup 2014: Brazil stars' club troubles no concern for Scolari

- 13 mins earlier @ bbc.co.uk: World Cup 2014: Brazil stars' club troubles no concern for Scolari. By Tim Vickery South American football writer. Brazilian duo Neymar and Paulinho have failed to convince the critics in their debut season in the European big time. But their national ...

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World Cup 2014: Brazil stars' club troubles no concern for Scolari

BBC Sport: World Cup 2014: Brazil stars' club troubles no concern for Scolari. By Tim Vickery South American football writer. Brazilian duo Neymar and Paulinho have failed to convince the critics in their debut season in the European big time. But their national ...

Activists want net neutrality, NSA spying debated at Brazil Internet conference

PCWorld: Though the Brazil discussion document does not directly mention NSA surveillance, it refers to the freedom of expression, information and privacy, including avoiding arbitrary or unlawful collection of personal data and surveillance. The meeting's call ...

Brazil's World Cup host cities: where to find the best music

It's not just about bossa nova and batucadas: the head of Brazilian record label Mais Um Discos takes us on a musical tour of World Cup 2014 host cities With just over six months until the football World Cup finals in Brazil, it won't be long before we're deluged by a wave of TV adverts cashing in on a stereotypical version of Brazilian music – easy-listening bossa nova or energetic, percussion ...

OTC student has two countries: United States and Brazil

Katherine Mantonya, a student at Ozarks Technical Community College, can be called a student with two countries. Mantonya will be leaving in less than two weeks for Brazil, her second homeland, and where she lived for many years while her father worked ...

Countdown to 2014 World Cup in Brazil: Day 53

New York Times: The 2014 World Cup begins on June 12, when Brazil plays Croatia in the opening match. Reporters and editors for The Times will count down to the start of the tournament each day with a short capsule of news and interesting tidbits. Neymar da Silva ...

Brazil World Cup sticker album: a collector's highs, lows and woes

The Guardian (blog): Despite my best attempts to convince myself that it is an educational tool which serves as an excellent way of getting to know footballers from far-flung corners of the globe before this summer's World Cup, there is something comically pathetic about a ...

Brazil´s president also responsible for refinery deal: ex CEO

Brazil´s President Dilma Rousseff must assume her share of responsibility for the controversial purchase of a refinery in Texas by Petroleo Brasileiro SA, the former chief executive of the state-run oil company said in an interview published on Sunday. Rousseff chaired the board of Petrobras in 2006 when it approved the purchase of Pasadena Refining System Inc, near Houston. Its high cost and ...

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Countdown to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil: Day 54

New York Times: The 2014 World Cup begins on June 12, when Brazil plays Croatia in the opening match. Reporters and editors for The Times will count down to the start of the tournament each day with a short capsule of news and interesting tidbits. The last time the ...

Countdown to 2014 World Cup in Brazil: Day 55

New York Times: The 2014 World Cup begins on June 12, when Brazil plays Croatia in the opening match. Reporters and editors for The Times will count down to the start of the tournament each day with a short capsule of news and interesting tidbits. The United States ...

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil demo out today • News • Eurogamer.net

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil demo out today. UPDATE: Out now on PS3 and Xbox 360. By Wesley Yin-Poole Published Tuesday, 1 April 2014. UPDATE: The FIFA 2014 World Cup demo is now available on PlayStation 3. You can download it ...

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Buses, cars burned in Brazil protest against police

Yahoo News: Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Four buses, a truck and two cars were burned Saturday in Brazil when demonstrators took to the streets to protest the deaths of two young men during police actions. The 17 and 21 year olds died Friday and Saturday in Niteroi ...

160 miles of gridlock: Traffic fuels concern for Brazil's World Cup

Los Angeles Times: RIO DE JANEIRO — Highways and bus transit ground to a halt in parts of Brazil early Friday, and flights were delayed as Brazilians launched on their long Easter holiday weekend. Brazil's transportation system has been the subject of heated debate ...

Rio 2016: WADA chief warns Brazil over Olympic construction delays

CNN: (CNN) -- Conducting effective drug testing on site at the 2016 Olympic Games will be hard to implement if construction delays in Rio de Janeiro continue, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has warned. Craig Reedie, who replaced John Fahey ...

Brazil cars torched in protest

Residents of a poor community near Rio de Janeiro torch vehicles in protest at the deaths of two young men in incidents involving the police.

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Raheem Sterling's liberation at Liverpool can help England's cause in Brazil

Telegraph.co.uk: Raheem Sterling's road to the top is running from East Anglia to the whole of Anglia to Europe and the world. In this 11th straight league win for Liverpool he was right at the core of stars who look like carrying the Premier League title to Anfield ...

Gender-bending insect species discovered in Brazil

CBS News: A cave specialist at the Federal University of Lavras in Brazil, Ferreira collected the bugs in the caves of eastern Brazil in 2010 and sent them on to a lab at the Museum of the City of Geneva in Switzerland, where Charles Lienhard quickly determined ...

The 50-year snooze

The Economist: “The moment you land in Brazil you start wasting time,” laments Mr Watkins, who moved to the country three years ago after selling a fast-food business in New York. To be sure of having at least ten temporary workers at Lollapalooza, he hired 20 (sure ...

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World Cup ticketing centres opened in Brazil yesterday allowing fans who have managed to purchase match tickets for the June 12 to July 13 extravaganza to claim them. Centres opened in ten of the 12 host cities – fans will only be able to pick tickets up in the capital Brasilia and the southern city of Porto Alegre from next month. More than...

Inspiring female hackers in Brazil - Microsoft Research Connections

In fact, she is an active member of Women on the Mountain, an organization of female Brazilian mountain climbers, and the mountains she has scaled include Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas! When she isn't ...

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The beautiful game exposes Brazil's ugly flaws

Financial Times: The World Cup kicks off in less than two months when the hosts, Brazil, take on Croatia in São Paulo on June 12. That is assuming, of course, the stadium is ready – it is still under construction. Either way, it looks as though football's premier ...

Wold Cup 2014: Brazil star caught in Ukraine

The Independent: Homesickness and the difficulties of adapting to a new culture and style of football haunt many young Brazilian footballers in Europe where, according to a recent study, 471 of them now play. A less common challenge, however, is civil war breaking out ...

World Cup 2014: Brazil's plans for anti-terror law alarm rights groups

The Guardian: But lawyers, politicians, NGOs and protest organisers warn that the current wording of a bill submitted to the Brazilian National Congress is dangerously vague and could allow security forces unprecedented powers to arrest demonstrators. Brazil ...

Brazil's World Cup race against time leaves more questions than answers | Owen Gibson

Behind the sun, samba and beautiful game there are concerns over the hosts' stadiums, transport, security and legacy Looking across the Atlantic from the pop-up Fifaland – a cavernous tented village that has landed on Brazil's remote Costa do Sauípe to host the draw – World Cup preparations seem to be going pretty swimmingly. Listen to the carefully calibrated pitches from the 12 host cities and ...

World Cup 2014: Brazil's horribly invasive footballing trauma

Brazil 2014 is already dominating the year. Beset by controversy and corporate greed, it epitomises the new breed of inequitable sporting mega-event If 2013 was a sporting year spent slopping around the house, lying on the sofa, drinking Irn-Bru and trying to shake the sense of curdled euphoria after the Olympic binge of the previous 12 months, 2014 promises a return to grander things. Already ...

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Brazil's foreign policy stance leaves it in wings on global stage

Financial Times: This month, Brazil marks a particularly grim moment in its history. Fifty years ago, the country's military took power in a coup that ushered in two decades of brutal dictatorship. President Dilma Rousseff, who as a young leftist guerrilla fighting the ...

Brazil's Batista Unfazed by Reported Investigation

Wall Street Journal: The police said it would cooperate with Brazil's securities and exchange commission, known as CVM, to investigate transactions in the capital market, adding the probe will go on in secrecy. Once Brazil's richest person, Mr. Batista saw his wealth ...

Brazil's drought has resulted in an increase in the price of coffee

"It will be interesting to see how weather in Brazil, the largest world producer, might influence global coffee prices so much," says Daniel. "Funnily enough, last year was the opposite - it was fine weather, but the consumer did not see the price of ...

With Brazil's Petrobras under fire for corruption, have Brazilians had enough?

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil's leading Worker's Party is under intense scrutiny this week amid Senate hearings and mounting allegations of corruption at Petrobras, the state-run oil company. Skip to next paragraph. Related stories ...

NYT: Brazil's Star, Petrobras, Is Hobbled by Scandal and Stagnation

"The ills that plague Petrobras — too much debt and spending for too little return — reflect a larger concern that the golden age for Brazil , China, Russia and Turkey, once the vanguard of the emerging-market boom, is coming ...

Must Read: NYT: Brazil's Star, Petrobras, Is Hobbled by

"The ills that plague Petrobras — too much debt and spending for too little return — reflect a larger concern that the golden age for Brazil , China, Russia and Turkey, once the vanguard of the emerging-market boom, is coming ...

Police violently evict squatters around Brazil's top - The Raw Story

With the start of the World Cup two months away, Brazil has stepped up security efforts in the metropolis, where tens of thousands of football fans will fly in for the tournament and which will stage seven matches — including ...

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