Jul 21, 2015

Pele leaves hospital after successful surgery

Pele has been released from a Brazilian hospital after successfully undergoing back surgery. Doctors say the 74-year-old soccer great left Albert Einstein Hospital on Monday, less than a week after undergoing a procedure for nerve root decompression. The surgery had been scheduled to fix ...

Honda to debut jet plane in Brazil

Jul 21, 2015

Honda to debut jet plane in Brazil

Honda Motor Co.’s first jet plane will soon debut in Brazil, where a new class of rich corporate executive is emerging on the back of brisk economic growth, the automaker’s U.S. aircraft unit said Monday. The number of pre-orders for the HondaJet has already ...

Uruguayan soccer legend Ghiggia dies at 88

Jul 17, 2015

Uruguayan soccer legend Ghiggia dies at 88

Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia, who scored the winning goal in the final game of the 1950 World Cup to give Uruguay a stunning 2-1 victory over Brazil — still recalled as Brazil’s greatest defeat — died on Thursday. He was 88. Ghiggia’s son, Arcadio, said ...

Jul 2, 2015

Japan takes Brazil to WTO over taxes it says favor local firms

Japan launched a complaint against Brazil at the World Trade Organization on Thursday to challenge charges and taxes that it says illegally favor Brazilian-made goods over foreign competition, the WTO said in a statement. Japan says Brazil imposes a higher tax burden on importers ...

Neymar hit with ban

Jun 20, 2015

Neymar hit with ban

Brazil superstar Neymar was dramatically thrown out of the Copa America on Friday as Chile shrugged off the drunken-driving controversy surrounding Arturo Vidal to power into the quarterfinals. Neymar’s participation in the South American showpiece came to an abrupt end after a disciplinary hearing ...

France, England, Colombia into last 16

Jun 18, 2015

France, England, Colombia into last 16

France and England both advanced to the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup on Wednesday with wins as Colombia booked its spot as one of the best third-place finishers. Third-ranked France bounced back from a shock defeat to Colombia by whipping Mexico 5-0 ...

Telling the story of Japanese settlers in Brazil

Jun 10, 2015

Telling the story of Japanese settlers in Brazil

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Masayuki Fukasawa, a veteran journalist at a Japanese-language newspaper in Sao Paulo, has taken inspiration from his own migrant story to compile a history of Japanese settlement in Brazil over the past century. “I wanted to incorporate into modern history the story of how ...