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  • FIFA concerned but confident about Brazil violence 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 11:40 pm
  • RIO DE JANEIRO - FIFA is concerned about recent violence in Brazil less than two months before it hosts the World Cup but remains confident the country will stage "the biggest party on Earth," FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil said Thursday.

  • Internet governance debated in Brazil 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 11:35 pm
  • SAO PAULO - An international two-day conference in Brazil came to a close Thursday night with a call for an effective, legitimate and evolving framework for Internet governance.

  • Protesters rally against FIFA president Blatter 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 10:18 pm
  • HONG KONG - A handful of protesters holding banners and placards demonstrated peacefully Thursday at an event with FIFA president Sepp Blatter to highlight the plight of migrant workers building stadiums in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup.

  • Residents of conflictive Rio slum stage protest 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 9:25 pm
  • RIO DE JANEIRO - Residents of a Rio de Janeiro slum that saw deadly clashes with police earlier this week are staging a protest in the Copacabana beach neighborhood.

  • Brazil's Atletico Mineiro fires coach Autuori 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 8:44 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Defending Copa Libertadores champion Atletico Mineiro has fired coach Paulo Autuori after just 23 matches.

  • Brazil's Scolari confirms 9 names for World Cup 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 4:23 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Coach Luis Felipe Scolari has confirmed nine players who will make Brazil's squad for the World Cup at home.

  • Valcke: Brazilian cities must organize fanfests 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 1:47 pm
  • SAO PAULO - All 12 host cities have "no choice" and "must" organize their own fanfest, was FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke's blunt warning to Brazil World Cup organizers on Thursday.

  • Bolivia approves downing of drug-smuggling planes 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:05 pm
  • LA PAZ, Bolivia - A new Bolivian law authorizes the country's military to shoot down planes suspected of smuggling cocaine, though it cannot yet be put into practice because it doesn't have sufficient radar coverage.

  • Valcke 'happy' with Cuiaba stadium despite delays 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 4:53 pm
  • SAO PAULO - FIFA's top World Cup official is satisfied with the pace of work at the stadium in the western Brazilian city of Cuiaba even though a delay in the delivery of seats prompted the venue's inauguration to be postponed this week.

  • Brazil investigators: death of ex-prez accidental 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:23 pm
  • RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's National Truth Commission said Tuesday that its investigation into the 1976 death of former President Juscelino Kubitschek turned up no evidence to support claims his fatal car accident was the work of the country's then-military regime.

  • Casino owner planning 'Rock in Rio' site in Vegas 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:10 am
  • LAS VEGAS - A group including casino company MGM Resorts announced plans Monday to build a 33-acre open-air music venue on the Las Vegas Strip to host a four-day Rock in Rio USA festival beginning in May 2015.

  • Casino owner planning 'Rock in Rio' site in Vegas 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:07 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - A group including casino company MGM Resorts announced plans Monday to build a 33-acre open-air music venue on the Las Vegas Strip to host a four-day Rock in Rio USA festival beginning in May 2015.

  • Cruzeiro nets late to win Brazilian league opener 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 9:38 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Marcelo Moreno scored in the 90th minute to help a second-string Cruzeiro lineup beat Bahia 2-1 on Sunday to start its defense of the Brazilian league title.

  • Brazilian club faces exclusion for abandoning game 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:03 am
  • SAO PAULO - Brazil's sports tribunal says the club that abandoned a second-division match claiming it had a court order allowing it to play in the top flight could face exclusion from the championship.

  • Rio Mayor says no sports 'mausoleum' like Beijing 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:15 pm
  • RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes is viewed as the key person to speed up the city's delayed Olympics Games preparations. He has been the point man when all three levels of Brazilian government have debated expenditures for the 2016 Games.

  • Brazilian player hospitalized after collapse 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:59 am
  • SAO PAULO - A player who collapsed in a Brazilian Cup match is in stable condition after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat.

  • Brazil unveils $11 billion in 'legacy' budget 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:20 pm
  • RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian government officials announced Wednesday that almost $11 billion (24.1 billion Brazilian reals) will be spent on major transportation and environmental projects, which they argue are not related to holding the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

  • New chief but few changes at Brazilian federation 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:31 pm
  • SAO PAULO - The Brazilian football federation elected a new president on Wednesday, although little is changing at the helm of the organization.

  • Strike continues at Rio Olympic venues 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:57 pm
  • RIO DE JANEIRO - The two-week strike at Rio de Janeiro's main Olympic complex continued Wednesday despite an apparent settlement.

  • 54 detained in anti-World Cup protest in Brazil 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:38 am
  • SAO PAULO - Police say that 54 people protesting against the World Cup have been arrested in Brazil's largest city.

  • Atletico Mineiro backs off deal to sign Anelka 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:48 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro said Tuesday that it will not sign former France striker Nicolas Anelka because the player took too long to report to the club.

  • Tickets for two-thirds of World Cup games sold out 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:38 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Tickets for nearly two-thirds of the World Cup matches were sold out within hours of FIFA opening the final online sales phase on Tuesday.

  • Tests games scheduled at stadium of WCup opener 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:27 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Brazilian club Corinthians has scheduled at least three test events at the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in less than two months.

  • Chouest invests $425M in deepwater port facility 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:46 am
  • GALLIANO, Louisiana - Galliano shipbuilder and oilfield service provider Edison Chouest will invest more than $400 million in deepwater port facilities in Brazil.

  • Killing of environmental activists rises globally 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 8:13 pm
  • BANGKOK - As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff - until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him.