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Brazil: no longer the country of the future?

The Conversation US | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
The Conversation US

By Melvyn Levitsky, University of Michigan When I first served in Brazil in the mid-1960s as a young American diplomat stationed at a small consulate...

What Happened to Brazil?

John Feffer | Posted 09.24.2016 | World
John Feffer

Brazil was heading into the semifinals of world development as an odds-on favorite. How did the country go from world-class performer to global embarrassment in what seems like the blink of an eye?

This Brazilian Street Artist Is Using Art to Inspire São Paulo

Stephen Grant | Posted 08.28.2016 | Arts
Stephen Grant

Chances are you have passed by one of Eduardo Kobra's street art murals. His kaleidoscope style images have transformed city walls and sidewalks across the globe into colorful sights that pay homage to some of the world's most influential figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and Dalai Lama.

It's A Problem When FIFA Breaks The Law. It's Also A Problem When It Doesn't

Megan Corrarino | Posted 06.15.2016 | Sports
Megan Corrarino

These patterns of legal exceptionalism are part of the same culture in which systemic, ongoing corruption flourished. Shining a light on overt corruption is an important part of combating the human rights harms associated with FIFA events. But corruption is only part of the story.

Looks Like Nike Has Been Sucked Into The FIFA Scandal

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2016 | Sports

(Adds details, responses, background) WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are examining payments made by Nike Inc under a...

From Soccer God To Steely-Eyed Pol, Romario Wins Brazilian Hearts

HuffPost Brazil | Grasielle Castro | Posted 05.11.2015 | World

One of Brazil’s most dynamic political figures first rose to fame on the soccer field. Romário de Souza Faria -- commonly known just by his fir...

Ben Walsh

Why FIFA Won't Disclose How Much It Pays Its Executives | Ben Walsh | Posted 03.25.2015 | Sports

A lack of transparency at one of the world's most important sports institutions.

7 Things The World Can Learn From Brazil

Brasil Post | Rodolfo Viana & Andrea Martinelli | Posted 08.27.2014 | World

The World Cup ended in disappointment for Brazil, but offered the world a good image of the country -- at least to the foreigners that came to the eve...

These Architects Have Ingenious Plan For Brazil's World Cup Stadiums

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact

Brazil's national government poured $4 billion into new and renovated World Cup stadiums for this summer's tournament -- a sky-high price tag that dr...


Rodrigo Salazar | Posted 09.20.2014 | Sports
Rodrigo Salazar

My "love letter" to Sepp Blatter, to the tune of Jay Z's "Dear Summer".

No More Football?

Jackie Townsend | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports
Jackie Townsend

The Final is here. And you know what that means. It's almost over. Forget who wins or loses. Who has won or lost. On July 14, the football lover in your life will fall into a state of deep depression.

The Top 7 Ways to Not Play Soccer in Brazil

Jessica Matthews | Posted 09.13.2014 | Impact
Jessica Matthews

Fortunately, after spending the last four weeks in Brazil doing impact work in the local communities, I've learned one very important thing: Brazil is more than football.

Your Burning Questions About The World Cup Answered

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 08.07.2014 | Sports

After weeks of wonder goals, GIF roundups and post-game selfies, the World Cup frenzy has drawn to a close. If you're new to the sport (or even if...

World Cup Photo Diary: The Night Before the Big Game

Raul de Molina | Posted 09.12.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

Last night I attended a party given by Hublot watches and Romero Britto at what he called the most beautiful mansion in Rio, located in the Santa Tere...

A "Brazillion" Reasons To Visit Brazil... World Cup Or Not

trivago | Posted 09.13.2014 | Travel

You didn't make it to Brazil for the World Cup? No worries! The South American nation's beautiful beaches, cosmopolitan cities and natural wonders are worth the trip no matter when you decide to go.

World Cup Hangover: Brazil Coming Of Age Through Heartbreak

Andres T. Tapia | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports
Andres T. Tapia

As the World Cup crowned Germany champion while host Brazil was left out of its own party, this South American nation was left to contemplate if something good can come through heartache in the wake of its World Cup devastation.

World Cup Photo Dairy: Ready for the Big Day

Raul de Molina | Posted 09.11.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul de Molina

All is set for the final game here in Rio with close to 100,000 thousands Argentinian fans invading this city and especially the beach at Copacabana, ...

Netherlands Claim 3rd Place At World Cup

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.12.2014 | Sports

Dutch coach Louis van Gaal didn't even want his team to play in the third-place game at the World Cup. By the time that divisive contest was over, Bra...

Yes, Even The 'Blind' Can Score Against Brazil At This Point

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.12.2014 | Sports

It was a case of the player named "Blind" leading the seemingly blind Brazil defenders in a chase for the ball in the third-place game at the 2014 Wor...

Follow Live: Brazil Tries To Regain Some Dignity

HuffPost Data | Posted 07.12.2014 | Sports

Follow live: Brazil vs. Netherlands....

Think You're A 2014 World Cup Super Fan? Then Step Up To The Spot And Ace This Quiz.

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.12.2014 | Sports

The 2014 World Cup will come to a close on Sunday, when Germany takes on Argentina in the championship match, the last of 64 played over the past mont...

Beijing, Brazil, 7-1: Awareness Shift in Soccer, Society

Otto Scharmer | Posted 09.10.2014 | Sports
Otto Scharmer

While in my heart I empathized with the feelings of the people from Brazil, a country I love and whose soccer I admire, I also felt joy in seeing the fruits of the Klinsmann/Low revolution in German soccer. The soccer they play today is a complete departure from the soccer German teams played prior to 2010 or 2006.

Watch A Sneak Peek Of Shakira's World Cup Performance

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.11.2014 | Latino Voices

Shakira chegou a terra brasileira! Last week, FIFA announced that the Colombian superstar would be performing at the upcoming 2014 World Cup Closin...

Here's One More Taste Of Insane World Cup Fandom Before Sunday's Final

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 07.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The spectrum of adjectives to describe this World Cup is wide, but stays within one singular emotion: excitement. From penalty kicks to amazing saves ...

WATCH: This World Cup Sponsor Is Changing The Renewable Energy Game

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

If you're one of the over 3 billion viewers estimated to be watching the 2014 World Cup, you may have noticed Chinese characters on the boards surroun...