Brazil punches ticket for World Cup

/ Mar 29, 2017

Brazil punches ticket for World Cup

Brazil became the first team to qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday after beating Paraguay to clinch an eighth consecutive victory as Argentina’s campaign stumbled after the shock suspension of Lionel Messi.Five-time champion Brazil had been left waiting in suspense after goals from ...

Health scare prompts China to ban Brazilian meat

Mar 21, 2017

Health scare prompts China to ban Brazilian meat

Brazil said Monday that China had suspended imports of meat from the South American country over police claims that Brazilian exporters had sold tainted products.“Until it receives more information, China will not unload meat imported from Brazil,” the Brazilian agriculture ministry said in an ...

Mar 14, 2017

Brazilian club signs goalie convicted in murder

A Brazilian soccer club brushed aside a storm of criticism Tuesday to sign a goalkeeper convicted for murdering his girlfriend, whose body was fed to the dogs.Bruno Fernandes, 32, was presented before reporters at a hastily arranged news conference in the southeastern city of ...

'Ghosts' drive Brazil president from residence, report says

/ Mar 12, 2017

'Ghosts' drive Brazil president from residence, report says

Brazil President Michel Temer blames bad vibes and even ghosts for driving him from his sumptuous official residence in the capital Brasilia, a Brazilian news weekly reported Saturday.Temer surprised Brazilian political observers last week with the revelation that he has decamped from the Alvorada ...

IOC to probe payments on voting for Rio Games

Mar 4, 2017

IOC to probe payments on voting for Rio Games

Organizers of the 2016 Rio Olympics denied on Friday that vote buying helped to secure the games after a French newspaper reported that a Brazilian businessman made payments to the son of an International Olympic Committee member before the vote.Le Monde said a company ...

Rio Carnival crowns champion after accident-marred festivities

Mar 2, 2017

Rio Carnival crowns champion after accident-marred festivities

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival crowned a champion of its elite samba school parade on Wednesday, capping festivities marred by two accidents that injured more than 30 people.By winning the Carnival’s headline event, the Portela samba school ended a 33-year losing streak, nabbing the crown ...

Oldest Rio party kicks off as Carnival hits full stride in Brazil

Feb 26, 2017

Oldest Rio party kicks off as Carnival hits full stride in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro’s famed Carnival bacchanalia hit full stride on Saturday as hundreds of thousands roared into the streets for one of the city’s oldest and by far its biggest “bloco” street party, the Bola Preta.The Bola Preta, or “Black Ball,” gathering routinely draws ...

Feb 21, 2017

Spanish court nixes Neymar, Barcelona appeals

A Spanish court on Monday dismissed appeals from Neymar and Barcelona over alleged fraud and corruption in the Brazilian star’s transfer from Santos in 2013.The decision brings the possibility of the player and club facing trial a step closer. Neymar’s arrival from Brazil’s Santos ...

Feb 14, 2017

Former Japan midfielder Ramos leaves hospital

Ex-Japan international Ruy Ramos was released from the hospital on Tuesday after suffering a stroke in December.Ramos, 60, said on Dec. 30 he was diagnosed with a stroke and had been rehabilitating since then. The Brazilian-born former midfielder said on his official website Tuesday ...