Brazil prepares for street protests at World Cup

Dec 4, 2013

Brazil prepares for street protests at World Cup

Few things could damage the image of Brazil more than violent street protests during the World Cup. Demonstrations during June’s Confederations Cup — the World Cup warm-up — caught Brazil’s police and military police by surprise. There will be no surprises this time, on ...

Brazil under pressure after collapse at World Cup venue

Nov 28, 2013

Brazil under pressure after collapse at World Cup venue

Part of the stadium that will host the 2014 World Cup opener collapsed Wednesday, killing two workers and aggravating already urgent concerns Brazil won’t be ready for soccer’s signature tournament. The accident at the Arena Corinthians, known locally as the Itaquerao, could hardly have ...

Brazilians wary over renewed mass beach robberies

Nov 25, 2013

Brazilians wary over renewed mass beach robberies

Rio de Janeiro AP With the tropical sun blazing from a near cloudless sky and waves lapping at golden sand, it seemed like a perfect day at the beach in Rio de Janeiro. Then dozens of marauding youths descended en masse, snatching beach bags ...

Former Brazilian president's remains exhumed amid poisoning claims

Nov 14, 2013

Former Brazilian president's remains exhumed amid poisoning claims

The remains of Joao Goulart, ousted as Brazilian president ahead of the country’s 1964-1985 military dictatorship, were Wednesday exhumed to determine if he was poisoned. Goulart’s remains were exhumed under police guard at a cemetery at Sao Borja, near the Argentinian border and some ...

Brazil's intelligence service spied on embassy personnel, offices: paper

Nov 5, 2013

Brazil's intelligence service spied on embassy personnel, offices: paper

The Brazilian government confirmed Monday that its intelligence service targeted U.S., Russian, Iranian and Iraqi diplomats and property during spy activities carried out about a decade ago in the capital Brasilia. The relatively low-key surveillance was reported by the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper, ...

Oct 22, 2013

Sojitz to invest in Brazil grain firm

Trading house Sojitz Corp. will invest in a Brazilian grain harvester and collector to tap food demand in Asia. Sao Paulo-based Cantagalo General Grains SA farms 150,000 hectares and collects 2 million tons of grain a year, Tokyo-based Sojitz said in a statement. The ...