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World Cup Excitement Darkened By Public Anger

AP | By BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 08.09.2014 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It's a tale of the two World Cups — one on a field and one playing out on this country's streets. As Brazilia...

Rio Mayor Admits Brazil's Major 'Mistake' With World Cup

AP | STEPHEN WADE | Posted 08.06.2014 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes says it was a bad idea for Brazil to spread the World Cup over 12 cities. "We...

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?

Rio Slum Erupts In Violence

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 04.23.2014 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Rio de Janeiro slum erupted in violence late Tuesday following the killing of a popular local figure, with angry residents s...

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 | 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.

'Clean Rio'

AP | FLORA CHARNER | Posted 07.03.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — Officials in Rio de Janeiro are trying to make one of the globe's most beautiful cities even more stunning. Some 50 workers be...

Extra Troops Flood Rio Favela After Drug Traffickers Attack Soldiers

AP | FLORA CHARNER | Posted 11.07.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — More troops flooded into a Rio de Janeiro slum Wednesday after fellow soldiers came under attack by drug traffickers. About 10...