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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Almost R$400 million of public money was spent by local authorities in 2018 to maintain stadiums throughout Brazil that were originally built for the World Cup in 2014, a new...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The current political turmoil faced by Brazil has spilled into the Olympics, with reported cases of spectators being physically removed from stadiums for protesting against the country’s interim government....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Those fans who want to drink a cold beer while watching their favorite football (soccer) team play in one of Rio de Janeiro’s stadiums will now be able to thank...
By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The FIFA World Cup kicks off tomorrow (Thursday) and the twelve host cities are preparing for the imminent arrival of euphoria. One of the cities making up the quartet of...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the public concern that Brazil won't be prepared in time to host the 2014 World Cup kick-off, president Dilma Rousseff is demanding checks every three months to ensure...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Rio Times goes down south to Curitiba, capital city of the state of Paraná, as our series examining the 2014 FIFA World Cup city hosts draws to a close. ...
by Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The capital of Ceará State, Fortaleza sits on Brazil's north east coast and is the home of famous Brazilian writer José de Alencar. Far less business-centric than last week's World Cup...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Situated right in the very middle of South America lies the capital city of the state of Mato Grosso, Cuiabá, also known as the "Green City". More famous for its excellent...

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