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  • Federation cleared to start Brazilian league 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:57 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Brazil's championship will start as scheduled this weekend after the Brazilian football federation succeeded in its appeal against a club that filed a civil suit trying to be included in the country's first division.

  • Coffee surges on renewed concern about crop 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:20 pm
  • The price of coffee surged on Thursday on renewed concerns about the outlook for Brazil's crop.

  • 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.

  • Delayed stadium opens World Cup in Sao Paulo 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:30 pm
  • SAO PAULO - South America's biggest city will be the first to see some action at the World Cup when Brazil plays Croatia at the stadium where a crane collapse killed two workers last year.

  • World Cup goes to football-mad Porto Alegre 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:30 pm
  • PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - Porto Alegre is one of the most tradition-rich football cities in Brazil, providing the perfect background for World Cup matches.

  • Recife will distract with lush beaches, reefs 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:26 pm
  • RECIFE, Brazil - With its rivers, beaches and coral reefs, the northeastern city of Recife is nicknamed the Venice of Brazil.

  • Fortaleza beaches are popular tourist destination 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:23 pm
  • FORTALEZA, Brazil - Fortaleza is Brazil's fifth-largest city, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the northeast with or without the World Cup.

  • Cuiaba brings WCup matches to Brazil's heartland 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:21 pm
  • CUIABA, Brazil - World Cup host city Cuiaba is the capital of Mato Grosso state in the west of Brazil, near Bolivia.

  • Natal - it means Christmas - hosts 4 matches 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:20 pm
  • NATAL, Brazil - Estadio das Dunas in Natal will hold 42,000 spectators for four World Cup matches at this year's tournament.

  • Brazil's modern capital gets a taste of football 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:20 pm
  • BRASILIA, Brazil - Locally known as the Mane Garrincha Stadium, the 70,000-capacity Estadio Nacional in Brasilia was completed last year for the Confederations Cup and will host seven matches at this year's World Cup.

  • Familiar Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Maracana 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:15 pm
  • RIO DE JANEIRO - With famous beaches and world-renowned attractions such as the Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugar Loaf mountain, Rio de Janeiro has plenty to see even without the World Cup.

  • Belo Horizonte avoids World Cup delays 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:08 pm
  • BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Belo Horizonte was one of the first Brazilian cities to be ready for the World Cup, avoiding the delays that marked the preparations of nearly all other host cities.

  • Party city of Salvador hosts 6 World Cup matches 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:05 pm
  • SALVADOR, Brazil - Salvador is Brazil's party capital, and it's also known for its passionate football fans.

  • Brazil struggles with its World Cup preparations 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:56 am
  • SAO PAULO - Although expectations are high for Brazil's football team at the World Cup, it's already clear the country didn't do a very good job preparing for the tournament.

  • Flamengo scores late to win Rio state title 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 7:05 pm
  • SAO PAULO - Flamengo scored in stoppage time to draw 1-1 with Vasco da Gama on Sunday and win the Rio de Janeiro state championship for a record 33rd time.