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World Cup Security

Brazil Police Sniper Causes Scare At World Cup Opener

AP | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) — A police sniper was spooked by an armed man seen approaching Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and other officials as they watched...

Memo to World Cup Fans... Protect Those Smartphones

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
Eric Ehrmann

As part of its $530 million program to guarantee the security of the World Cup in Brazil the government of president Dilma Rousseff has set up a special cybercrimes unit.

Brazil Can Handle World Cup Security, Says FIFA Executive

AP | STEPHEN WADE | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police can control any protests during next year's World Cup, a top executive for soccer's governing body said Thurs...

Brazil Taking 'All Necessary Measures' To Keep World Cup, Olympics Safe

AP | By JENNY BARCHFIELD and TALES AZZONI | Posted 06.16.2013 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian officials said Tuesday they were closely following the investigation into the explosions at the Boston Marathon as t...

Tabloid Journalist Accused Of Orchestrating David Beckham Security Snafu

AP | GERALD IMRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PRETORIA, South Africa — A British tabloid journalist has been arrested for his role in what police say was an "orchestrated" attempt to undermi...

World Cup Security Raises Concerns

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — Someone walks through a metal detector and the buzzer sounds. Smiling guards wave him forward without making him empty his pocket...