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Don't Worry, Pele Is Not Dead (Even If CNN Reported Otherwise)

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 03.29.2014 | Sports

Pele wasn't just "alive and well" on Friday. The Brazilian soccer legend was apparently "alive and very well." This seemingly pleasant status was conv...

Kona Coffee: A Gold Standard, From Under the Volcano

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 03.05.2014 | Food
Corinna Clendenen

What's so special about Kona coffee?

An Actor Who Makes Me Hear Stradivarius and See Mark Rothko

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's difficult to think about any other American actor whose premature death created such an avalanche of tributes to his unique talent. Philip Seym...

The Volcano and the Goddess

Findery | Posted 03.16.2014 | Travel
Findery

The Hawaiian mountain has been steadily flowing since 1983! That makes it one of the most long-lived eruptions known on Earth.

Chilean Chronicles, Part 7: Leandro Drives Us Around Rio

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Leandro Weissmann pulled into the driveway of the Royal Tulip hotel one minute after 2:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon, and instantly apologized in a deep, gravelly voice for arriving late.

'Pele' Biopic Casts Big Names

Blogamole | Michael Lopez | Posted 10.07.2013 | Latino Voices

By Michael Lopez We know what you’re thinking; Diego Boneta does not bear a very striking resemblance to soccer legend Pele. But the Mexica...

7 Hawaiian Legends Not To Be Ignored

Posted 09.11.2013 | Travel

Visiting Hawaii and experience something strange? Maybe you heard the distant and eerie sound of an army marching or maybe your rental car broke down ...

Neymar Signs With Barcelona In Move That Bodes Well for Brazilian National Team

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 07.28.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Given the wealth of experience enabled by playing alongside Lionel Messi and some of the best defenders in the world in European competition, Neymar's move to Barcelona now renders him better positioned to lead Brazil to a record sixth World Cup title on home soil in 2014.

Kaka Recalled for Brazil Squad Against Italy and Russia While Ronaldinho Omitted

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 05.06.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari named a strong Brazil squad for the upcoming friendlies against Italy and Russia on March 21 and March 25, respective...

Pele Rips Neymar

Posted 02.21.2013 | Sports

By Barney Cullum, Goal.com Brazil and Santos legend Pele has criticized Neymar and says he is nothing more than an "ordinary player" for the nation...

Messi Passes Pele

Posted 11.13.2012 | Sports

By Chris Kvesa, Goal.com Barcelona star Lionel Messi has broken former Brazil international Pele's scoring mark of 75 goals during one calendar yea...

Pele: Neymar Is Better Than Messi

Posted 04.11.2012 | Sports

By Daniel Edwards, Goal.com Brazilian football idol Pele has restated his belief that Neymar is a better player than Barcelona star Lionel Messi, a...

Messi or Pele?

AP | Posted 03.21.2012 | Sports

PARIS (AP) -- Pele thinks Lionel Messi still needs to improve at international level before he can be considered the greatest soccer player ever and n...

U.S. Soccer Surpasses NBA And NHL In Per-Game Attendance

Posted 01.08.2012 | Latino Voices

Nearly four decades ago, the legendary Brazilian striker Pele arrived in New York amid great fanfare, the supposed savior of a largely unnoticed sport...

Santos Defeats Penarol 2-1 in Copa Libertadores Final

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.23.2011 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Santos's most famous player, Pele, celebrated with tears of joy after seeing his club team hoist the Copa Libertadores title for the first time in 48 years.

2011 Copa Libertadores Final Preview: Santos vs. Penarol

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.21.2011 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazilian club Santos and Uruguay's Penarol square off on Wednesday in Sao Paulo in the final of the Copa Libertadores, one of the most important club competitions in South American football.

Things President Obama's Briefing Papers Can't Tell Him About Brazil

Marilia Duffles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Marilia Duffles

As you land in Rio de Janeiro with its magnificent mountains rising from the ocean, you may think you're landing in Honolulu. Next you will notice that Brazilians are truly happy.

No Team? No Games? If You Are The Cosmos, So No Problem

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

It is a very interesting question in today's world where "brand" sometimes takes precedence over the substance behind it. The biggest brand names in ...

Chile Mine Rescue: Global Reactions (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the Chile mine rescue ordeal unfolded over roughly 36 hours, few around the world were able to tear their eyes away from their TV or computer scree...

New York Cosmos To Return, Says Pele At Copa NYC (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New York Cosmos are back. Brazilian soccer legend Pele made the announcement at halftime of the Copa NYC final match. The Cosmos were powerhous...

Brazil's Football Fandango: Can "Coach Dopey" Win the World Cup?

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Eric Ehrmann

Carlos Bledorn Verri, or Coach "Dunga," is the people's choice and a player's coach -- and he's taking a selection of 23 of Brazil's best to the World Cup in South Africa in June.

Afro-Brazilian History, Beats and Culture

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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Lauri Lyons

While Africa and America are often recognized as the book ends of the African Diaspora, there is an additional link in the Middle Passage that is less publicized, but no less important.

Ten Extraordinary Things About Rio, Including a Man Called H

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lea Lane

When in Rio, I sought a place where locals go, and for hours swayed to steady drumbeats. You need stamina and rhythm, but it's so dark and so mesmerizing that once I let go a bit, I got swept into it.

Pelé Photographs From Life.com (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Today is the 40th anniversary of soccer legend Pelé's 1,000th goal. To commemorate the occasion, LIFE.com has unveiled two new galleries, one of whic...

The IOC Got This One Right

Christopher DeSa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher DeSa

In choosing Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, the IOC gave the people of South America its long-deserved first chance to see the Olympics come to their continent.