The Olympics have become a bloated, gaudy, over-hyped anachronism. In truth, one wonders if the notion of a "big track meet" acting as a catalyst for world peace wasn't more or less absurd to begin with.
Mayor Emanuel wants us to trust him with the future of all of Chicago's public assets.
This is the rainiest month in Rio and the waters that wash away the residue of Carnival also usher in the school year, a return to work and all of the things that September means for Americans.
With Tiger Woods reportedly already committed to play golf at the 2016 Olympics, maybe we can repeat what has not happened in more than 100 years -- gold medals in golf.
In 2010, the well-known Brazilian television actress Drica Moraes was diagnosed with acute leukemia and received a bone marrow transplant in São Paul...
Ramping up for the 2016 Rio Games, Brazil is promoting tax incentives that allow companies and individuals to invest a portion of their income taxes in programs connected to Olympic sports.
As Obama meets with businesspeople in Brasilia and plays soccer in the favelas of Rio, he has a chance to bring the reality of "City of God" into the boardroom.
A part of President Obama's visit to Brazil is to be an outing to a favela, a slum neighborhood, in Rio de Janeiro.
Even as Brazil complains about the U.S., which goes over well amongst left constituencies both domestically and abroad, it collaborates with Washington in its intelligence gathering efforts.
I arrived at Brazil's PR firm's fancy upstairs offices where a company rep provided me with a glossy green booklet showcasing Brazil's many economic accomplishments.
A little more than one year after the October 2 decision to award the 2016 Olympic games to Rio, organizers of No Games Chicago will discuss what h...
Mayor Daley's bombshell announcement that he won't seek reelection is the most significant indication yet that the majority party will lose many congressional seats, and that its love affair with Obama may be on the wane.
Who will be the champion of grass roots economic development, social justice, fully funding public education and reversing the trend towards privatizing everything in sight?
It's time for those whose greed propagated the current economic malaise to stop characterizing Brazil as less than and start acknowledging them as being equal.
President Obama has a problem in his White House, and it is not Rahm Emanuel, but rather the overly parochial and partisan instincts that are driving Independent voters into the Republican camp.