| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Germany's 7-1 trouncing of host country Brazil in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinals Tuesday registered as the most-discussed sporting game ever on Twitter, with 35.6 million tweets posted worldwide during the match, and generated record activity on...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:37 PM
When Brazil's state-run oil company raked in $70 billion in a 2010 public offering, leaders here called it evidence of the nation's rising economic power.
"It wasn't in Frankfurt. It wasn't in London. It wasn't in New York. It was here in São Paulo,"...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Daniel Paulo Ribeiro and Guilherme Miguel have very different opinions as to how well Brazil is hosting the World Cup soccer tournament, despite watching it unfold from the same street corner in the host city of Recife.
"It's going fantastically....
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:44 PM
When the World Cup ends a month from now — I hope with a sixth star shining on the golden jerseys of the home team — the problems that plagued Brazil's hosting effort will remain. With or without a trophy, Brazil will face major challenges...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Jennifer Lopez did show up for the opening ceremonies of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Thursday, taking the stage with Pit Bull and Brazilian pop singer Claudia Leitte in Sao Paulo, the host nation's largest city.
The three performed the tournament's...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Brazil's first black Supreme Court president, who earned a reputation for prosecuting political corruption, has abruptly announced that he will resign and withdraw from active public life.
Joaquim Barbosa, who garnered widespread fame for convicting top...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Cuando Brasil diseñó su plan para organizar el Mundial, Natal, una ciudad de playa sobre el Atlántico, era exactamente el tipo de lugar que quería mostrar.
El boom económico sumado a generosos programas de bienestar social estaban transformando el...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Between a cluster of bars in this small coastal town, middle-aged European men hover around dozens of fresh-faced Brazilian women in tight dresses.
Around the corner, two girls who look to be in their teens flag down cars, signaling their availability...
| May 11, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Thousands of families have begun occupying an empty lot near the site of next month's opening match of the FIFA World Cup, demanding affordable new housing and protesting government expenditures on the international soccer tournament.
In less than a...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:30 AM
A work of graffiti here has become an overnight global symbol, subverting official representations of Brazil and placing street artist Paulo Ito unexpectedly in the middle of the battle to define the country's image during next month's World Cup.
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Barcelona, 29 abr (EFE).- La reacción espontánea del jugador del Barcelona Dani Alves de comer un plátano que le lanzó un espectador en pleno partido, ha generado una campaña mundial contra el racismo que se expande y gana adeptos en todo el mundo.
| May 1, 2014
| 2:04 PM
President Dilma Rousseff announced increases in payments for Brazil's poorest citizens in honor of the country's May 1st celebrations as she gears up to campaign for reelection in October.
Rousseff used a nationally televised speech Tuesday to defend...