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Designer Sparks Racial Controversy in Brazil With Afro Wigs

ABC News: Activists in Brazil have accused the celebrated stylist and fashion designer Ronaldo Fraga of perpetuating negative racial stereotypes during Sao Paulo's Fashion Week. Along with makeup artist Marcos Costa, Fraga chose to complement a series of designs ...
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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 ...

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 ...

England's game adopted by Brazil

Fifa.com: “On a chilly autumn afternoon in 1895 I got together with some friends and suggested playing a game of football. Even the name was new to them, because in those days people only really knew about cricket,” Charles William Miller told O Cruzeiro ...

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 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 ...

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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...

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 ...

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 ...

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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 unveils $11 billion in 'legacy' budget

USA TODAY: RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian government officials announced Wednesday that almost $11 billion (24.1 billion Brazilian reals) will be spent on major transportation and environmental projects, which they argue are not related to holding the 2016 Rio ...

Brazil unveils $10 billion infrastructure budget for Rio Olympics

By Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian authorities unveiled an infrastructure budget of 24.1 billion reais ($10.76 billion) for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 25 percent more than planned, as they try to reassure the world they can deliver facilities on time. The budget covers 27 projects in urban development and public transport, including 8 billion reais for a newly added fourth ...

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Brazil unveils $10 bln infrastructure budget for Rio Olympics

Today's Zaman: The budget covers 27 projects in urban development and public transport, including 8 billion reais for a newly added fourth metro line for Rio, Brazil's congested second largest city, where getting around town is an ordeal. Other initially envisaged ...

Brazil unveils $10 billion infrastructure budget for Rio Olympics

Reuters: The budget covers 27 projects in urban development and public transport, including 8 billion reais for a newly added fourth metro line for Rio, Brazil's congested second largest city, where getting around town is an ordeal. Other initially envisaged ...

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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 ...

Murders soar in Brazil World Cup city during police strike

Reuters UK: At least 39 homicides were committed during the two-day strike in and around the north-eastern city of Salvador that added to fears about Brazil's ability to ensure public safety during the global football tournament. Violence swept the city after ...

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 ...

New MRSA superbug discovered in Brazil - Signs of the Times

An international research team led by Cesar A. Arias, M.D., Ph.D., at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has identified a new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in a Brazilian  ...

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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 ...

Disapproval of Brazil's president grows ahead of election

Reuters: Rousseff's popularity recovered last year from massive protests over the lack of adequate public services, a high cost of living and expensive stadiums built for the soccer World Cup Brazil will host in June, when more demonstrations are expected.

How Racism, Violence, And Finances Plague Brazil's Talented Soccer Stars

Business Insider: "With the players who are produced here, Brazil ought to have the best league in the world," according to Dutch star Clarence Seedorf, who this year became coach at AC Milan after playing for Rio side Botafogo. The prestige of Brazilian football is ...

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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A guide to 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil tickets

Fifa.com: In the eyes of many football fans, FIFA World Cup™ tickets are prized possessions that become genuine collectors' items at end of the tournament. The design of tickets and the language they are printed in conjure up memories of the host nation and the ...

World's Biggest Brazil Nut: Soccer Fan Has Worn Nothing But National Team

Fox News Latino: Nelson Paviotti, a Brazilian attorney, really wanted his home soccer team to win the World Cup – so much so that he made a unusual pledge: If Brazil won, he'd wear the team colors for the rest of his life. Brazil did win, and Paviotti stuck to his ...

Will Brazil Pay Big Price for Stubborn Luiz Felipe Scolari Picking Favourites?

Bleacher Report: Great credit must be given to Luiz Felipe Scolari for the way he has transformed the fortunes of the Brazilian national side. After a slow start in the early months of 2013, his record from the Confederations Cup onwards is outstanding. The Selecao ...

Kaka Has World Cup Finals Chance with Brazil, but Damage May Already Be

Bleacher Report: Just last Saturday, with 60 days to go until the start of the 2014 World Cup, I was asked by Bleacher Report to predict Luiz Felipe Scolari's 23-man squad for the competition that Brazil will host this summer. Given the stability that Scolari has ...

Brazil police strike ends after looting, 39 deaths

Salvador (Brazil) (AFP) - Troops patrolled the World Cup host city of Salvador on Thursday after a deadly orgy of violence triggered by a police strike less than two months before thousands of fans descend on the coastal Brazilian metropolis for the football extravaganza. Thirty-nine deaths and widespread looting of supermarkets, pharmacies and electronics stores were reported in a 48-hour crime ...

Brazil troops in World Cup city after looting, murders

Salvador (Brazil) (AFP) - Troops patrolled Salvador de Bahia on Thursday after a wave of looting and murder erupted amid a police strike in this Brazilian city that will host World Cup games. Hundreds elite police units and soldiers armed with assault rifles guarded the streets after President Dilma Rousseff ordered their deployment. Rousseff also authorized the deployment of 250 national elite ...

5 Teams To Try In FIFA World Cup Brazil - Features - www

EA Sports' World Cup title has just come out, and it's tempting to always play as heavyweights like Brazil , Spain, Germany, or Argentina, or faithfully fly the flag for your home country. However, There are other teams worth ...

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