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China calls for Brazil football player exodus

Zee News: Rio de Janeiro: Still getting over Brazil`s World Cup semi-final debacle at the hands of eventual winners Germany, fears have been expressed for the future well-being of the domestic league amid an ongoing exodus to Europe, but also China. Top stars ...
FIFA returns $100M to Brazil; World Cup cost $15 billion

- 5 days earlier @ RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Football's world governing body FIFA said Tuesday it had set up a $100 million World Cup Legacy Fund for Brazil, aimed at sports facilities, youth and women's football, and medical and health projects.

Brazil gets behind women's football development

- 4 days earlier @ FIFA and the CBF have expressed their commitment to women's football in Brazil, where the players who will represent the country at Canada 2015 got to see its trophy close up.

Brazil gets behind women's football development

- 4 days earlier @ With only four months to go until the FIFA Women's World Cup™, some of the Brazil players had the chance to admire its trophy up close. And that experience left them hungry to get their hands on it in Canada. “I saw the trophy for the first time ...

Pilot strike snags air traffic in Brazil

- 3 days earlier @ RIO DE JANEIRO Jan 22 (Reuters) - Pilots and flight crews in Brazil stopped airline operations for one hour on Thursday morning to demand higher wages, triggering flight delays and cancellations while underscoring the labor tensions in a stagnant ...

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Corinthians win as Brazil looks anxiously to future

Reuters UK: SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Some of Brazilian football's most illustrious names landed their first taste of stardom in the Sao Paulo Juniors Cup -- and many more are hoping to follow them after this year's competition ended with a ninth title win for ...

Brazil: Boom or Bust for Orlando City?

The Mane Land: After months of highlighting and advertising that Orlando City SC would be holding preseason down in Brazil, the club recently announced that it had nixed those plans and would instead be holding preseason in Orlando. In the grand scheme of things ...

Pushing for change in Brazil's cesarean-reliant birthing culture

The Globe and Mail: In the end, although her labour was normal, a doctor eager to begin a vacation performed a C-section – and Ms. Saboya joined the 84 per cent of Brazilian women who give birth surgically in the private health system, the highest such rate in the world.

Brazil FinMin Levy An 'Island In Sea Of Mediocrity'

Forbes: Brazil's new Finance Minister Joaquim Levy is an island in a sea of mediocrity, says ex-Central Banker Arminio Fraga in an interview this weekend with Brazilian daily Estado de Sao Paulo. The FinMin job almost belonged to Fraga. But his chosen horse ...

Brazil's claim adds yet another facet to the case of the Bahia Emerald

Los Angeles Times: The bizarre, tortuous journey of the Bahia Emerald began in the depths of a Brazilian mine and eventually landed it in a Los Angeles County sheriff's evidence locker, where it remains today. Since 2009, the 180,000-carat, 840-pound behemoth of a gem ...

Brazil's worst drought in history prompts protests and blackouts

The Guardian: The taps have run dry and the lights have gone out across swathes of Brazil this week as the worst drought in history spreads from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro and beyond. More than four million people have been affected by rationing and rolling power ...

Protein in coffee with effects like morphine discovered in Brazil

Fox News Latino: Research done by the state University of Brasilia, or UnB, and Brazil's state-owned agriculture and livestock research company Embrapa have discovered a protein in coffee with effects similar to morphine, scientists said on Saturday. A communique from ...