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By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracanã stadium celebrated 65 years of existence on Tuesday, June 16th. Cariocas who want to visit the stadium, officially named Mario Filho, will receive a...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Last summer’s Confederations Cup drew thousands of international spectators and increased police presence in Rio de Janeiro. For the FIFA World Cup tournament this June, the Special Committee of State...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – While many international travelers may equate Bahia state's capital city with Carnival, football (soccer) in Salvador - much like the rest of Brazil - is also a prominent part of local culture....
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Football fans from all over the world can now request the tickets for their preferred game for the 2014 World Cup, as the first application round for tickets started on...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The implementation of a new law introducing heavy fines for littering in Rio de Janeiro, which should have come into force on Monday, July 1st has been postponed. The reasons...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As hosts Brazil defeated world champion Spain in the Final of 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup on Sunday, June 30th, protests continued around Rio's famed Maracanã Stadium. Although smaller than...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets on Thursday as protests in cities across Brazil continued. In Fortaleza, capital of Ceará state, around 5,000 people had initially taken to the streets in...
By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fifty thousand protested throughout Belo Horizonte yesterday during the Confederations Cup Semi-Final match between Brazil and Uruguay. This demonstration has been said to be the worst in terms of vandalism...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the wave of protests ongoing and the FIFA Confederations Cup drawing to a close, attention has turned to Brazil’s next major event: World Youth Day (WYD) and Pope Francis' visit to Rio. Organizers...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Football (soccer) is by far the most important sport in Brazil and the Maracanã Stadium is one of Rio's most important landmarks. Recently reopened after renovations the experience of...
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