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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After prison riots that left at least 56 inmates dead on New Year’s Day in the Amazon region, Brazil’s President Michel Temer met with several cabinet members on Thursday to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Amazonas called for the federal government's help to combat drug trafficking and strengthen the security of state prisons. The request for support was a result of the...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Large stadiums built for the 2014 World Cup are facing potential loss in revenue since an October ruling from the CBF. The provisional measure prohibits the leasing of fields...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Writer RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This past Sunday, June 19th, the Olympic torch traveled to the city of Manaus, the Amazon’s largest city and the capital of Amazonas state. The Olympic torch has been...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Both Manaus and São Paulo have been confirmed as two of six cities to host football (soccer) games for the 2016 Olympic Games held mainly in Rio de Janeiro. Manaus...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the FIFA World Cup just around the corner the respective host cities are preparing for their involvement in sport's most widely watched contest. The Arena da Amazônia, in...
By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - From Rio's Copacabana Beach to the edge of the Amazon River, FIFA sponsored Fan Fests are public viewing spaces to further the experience in watching the World Cup matches. In...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The United States soccer team (USA) are competing at their seventh consecutive FIFA World Cup and have been handed what can only be described as a daunting draw for...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Three Lions come to Brazil having made a mountain out of a molehill of what looked to be a simple qualification group. But now, having made it to...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A worker was killed yesterday afternoon at the Arena Amazônia World Cup stadium site in Manaus. Antônio José Pita Martins, 55, was helping to dismantle a crane when part...
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