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(NOT) Happy About the World Cup

Nathalie Vassallo | Posted 04.07.2014 | Sports
Nathalie Vassallo

A country that struggles with its lack of infrastructure, healthcare, education, and abundance of poverty and corruption, could use these billions of dollars for so much before deciding to build new stadiums and renovate old ones.

These 'Happy' Parodies Capture All The Angst And Joy Of Hosting The World Cup

Posted 04.01.2014 | World

While plenty of soccer fans are excited for Brazil to stage the World Cup in less than three months, not everyone in one host city is happy about the ...

Brazilian Footballers Ask For Common Sense

Natalia Viana | Posted 04.01.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

Foreigners often ask why Brazilians are so critical of the World Cup if they are so crazy about football. But that's exactly the reason. Every kid in Brazil plays football as soon as he or she is old enough to kick a ball, and Brazilians are much more into discussing football than politics. It's such a part of our culture that the World Cup is having a much more profound impact over us than any other society.

Work Halted At World Stadium After Death

AP | TALES AZZONI | Posted 04.01.2014 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) — Labor officials are halting construction in part of the World Cup stadium where a worker died this weekend, creating a problem for ...

Brazil Police Push Into Slums Ahead Of World Cup

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 03.30.2014 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — More than 1,400 police officers and Brazilian Marines rolled into a massive complex of slums near Rio de Janeiro's internation...

Black Blocs In São Paulo: A Criminal Gang?

Natalia Viana | Posted 03.21.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

2014-03-21-BLACKBLOCSBRAZIL_originalviana.jpg Groups of Black Blocs have been present in the Brazilian protests since June 2013, and their presence is seen as a threat for social order by the federal and state governments.

We Wish These Were Actually The Jerseys For The World Cup

Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is less than 100 days away! With excitement already building (and merchandise already selling), a graphic designer and Re...

U.S. Soccer Players Fail World Cup Auditions

Posted 03.06.2014 | Sports

By Ives Galarcep, There was plenty for Jurgen Klinsmann to ponder after Wednesday's U.S. national team loss to Ukraine. From Fabian Johnso...

The Hashtag War In Brazil

Natalia Viana | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

2014-02-19-BRAZILPROTESTS_originalnataliaviana.jpg The solution came from the government trusted propaganda strategists: instead of focusing on the legacy, the government should focus its message on nationalism, and the Brazilian pride for our football.

Brasilia: An Architectural Tourist's Playground in the Brazilian Savanna

Zach Udko | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Zach Udko

Costa's layout of the city divides its neighborhoods based on the functions of their buildings. For example, most of the hotels are located in the hotel sector, which is separate from the residential and commercial sectors.

Trouble for the 'Brazilian Miracle'

Fernando Henrique Cardoso | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Everyone sees the gap between the claims of the Brazilian miracle and the reality of daily life. People want more accountability to fix Brazil's institutions.

Another Worker Dies In Accident At World Cup Stadium

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2014 | Sports

MANAUS, BRAZIL, Dec 14 (Reuters) - A construction worker died in Brazil early on Saturday after falling off the roof of a stadium in the Amazon jungle...

This Is The 2014 World Cup Noisemaker

AP | HAVEN DALEY | Posted 12.06.2013 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The official noisemakers for next year's World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil will be significantly quieter than the vuvuzela ...

World Cup Schedule

Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Mark your calendars! The dates, times and teams for all matches in the first round of the 2014 World Cup are set. The 32 national teams heading to Bra...

The World Cup Effect

Jürgen Griesbeck | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Jürgen Griesbeck

Football offers an important opportunity for development -- not just for those in need, but also those who have the resources and skills to help. The power of the sport is in its universal appeal, which can bring us together to tackle common challenges.

Welcome To The 'Group Of Death'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Welcome to the "Group Of Death." When the draw for the 2014 World Cup took place on Friday in Brazil, the U.S. men's national soccer team landed in...

LIVE UPDATES: World Cup Draw

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2013 | Sports

COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) — The eyes of soccer focused nervously Friday on the draw to determine where, when and, most important, who the 32 team...

Brazil Unveils 'Breakthrough Innovation' For World Cup

AP | Posted 12.03.2013 | Sports

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The new ball for next year's World Cup — called the "Brazuca," in honor of Brazil, of course — was unveiled at a ceremony ...

Where to Go in Brazil for the World Cup [Infographic]

HomeAway | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

Sure everyone's excited about the World Cup in 2014, but here in Australia, we're bloody excited. We're so bloody excited, we created this infographic and info page to show where all the action will be in Brazil next summer.

England Is In

Posted 10.15.2013 | Sports

By England booked its place at next summer's World Cup in Brazil with a 2-0 win over Poland at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday. The Three Li...

Brazil Can Handle World Cup Security, Says FIFA Executive

AP | STEPHEN WADE | Posted 10.11.2013 | Latino Voices

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

Brazil Striker Vows To 'Kill A Lion Every Day'

Posted 07.30.2013 | Sports

By Rodrigo Calvoso & Rupert Fryer, Confederations Cup hero Fred has used a choice Brazilian phrase to describe his burning desire to play ...

Road to the 2014 World Cup Update

Aldo Rebelo | Posted 09.18.2013 | Sports
Aldo Rebelo

The country of football, which has the sport embedded in its social formation and distinguishes it as an element of national identity, is happy to host the World Cup.

Brazilians' Demands: From Lower Bus Fares to a Fair Society

Laura Carlsen | Posted 08.26.2013 | World
Laura Carlsen

With a million people demonstrating in the streets of cities throughout Brazil, everyone's scrambling to understand how a 20-cent bus fare hike turned into a social revolt.

World Sports and Social Responsibility

Robert Bentley | Posted 08.25.2013 | Sports
Robert Bentley

Sports developments may well benefit a society over the long run, but the manner in which they are carried out today in many countries disproportionately impacts the poor and powerless. Sports have a special obligation to create the greatest good for everyone.