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Brazil's World Cup Conundrum

Rafael Salazar | Posted 07.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Rafael Salazar

With expectations running high, is Brazil prepared to take on the burden and honor of the 2014 World Cup, or has it set itself up for disappointment and chaos?

Altair Faces Eviction – for the Third Time

Natalia Viana | Posted 06.22.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

The story of 60-year-old builder Altair Antunes Guimarães from Rio de Janeiro, illustrates a "collateral effect" of the mega-events in Rio that has fallen under the radar lately. With the first kick getting nearer -- less than 60 days now! -- people seem to have forgotten the thousands of families who at some point faced eviction to give way for the enlargement, improvement, or establishment of infrastructure for the 1-month tournament. The feeling is that the battles are lost to the construction companies, who indeed profited immensely during the construction of the stadiums -- and that families have by now resigned to leave their homes.

Get Ready For Rio

www.cnn.com | Posted 08.16.2013 | Travel

(CNN) -- Travelers planning to attend the 2014 World Cup in Brazil better get cracking on their accommodation bookings. Organizers from FIFA and to...

Is Soccer The Ticket Out Of Poverty In Rio?

Agence France Presse | Javier Tovar | Posted 04.04.2013 | World

On a muddy pitch in a Rio slum, a skinny 17-year-old with big dreams of football stardom struts his stuff to attract the attention of talent-spotters ...

Aging and Sport: A Match Made in Brazil

Michael Hodin | Posted 10.29.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Sport and aging may seem like an odd marriage, but there's an undeniable connection.