Shepherd of the City’s Rebirth, Rio’s Mayor Feels the Strains, Too – New York Times

New York Times“Don’t ever in your life do a World Cup and the Olympic Games at the same time,” Mr. Paes recently said. “This will make your life almost impossible.”…

Belfort gives up title shot after Nevada bans TRT – Washington Post

Washington PostVitor Belfort dropped out of his upcoming UFC middleweight title shot on Thursday a few hours after the Nevada Athletic Commission banned testosterone replacement therapy. Belfort was scheduled to…

Come to a Free Screening of Terry Gilliam’s Brazil in Washington, DC – Slate Magazine (blog)

Slate Magazine (blog)On Wednesday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m., Future Tense—a partnership of Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University—invites you to watch Brazil at Washington, D.C.‘s Landmark…

Miami tourism hit record numbers in 2013 – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comMiami-Dade continued its streak of record-setting tourism numbers last year, welcoming 14.2 million overnight visitors. Brazil and other Latin American markets such as Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela continued to show…

Mexico to Play Bosnia, Portugal Before World Cup – ABC News

ABC NewsMexico will play Bosnia-Herzegovina at Chicago’s Soldier Field on June 3 and three days later face Portugal at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., in its final exhibition game before…

Fidel Castro ‘talked a lot’ during meeting, Brazil’s Rousseff says – Reuters

ReutersHAVANA (Reuters) – Fidel Castro was lucid, displayed a sharp memory and “talked a lot,” Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said on Tuesday of her two-hour meeting with the former Cuban…

Chimpanzees Use Gestures To Accomplish Specific Tasks, Study Gives Insight … – Design & Trend

Design & TrendChimpanzees have been shown to use gestures when trying to accomplish a task. (Photo : Reuters/Brazil). Researchers at Georgia State University have concluded that chimpanzees use gestures to…

Neymar injury hell as Brazil star suffers ankle sprain in Barca Copa del Rey win – Daily Mail

Daily MailBarcelona forward Neymar suffered an ankle injury in the team’s Copa del Rey win on Thursday night making him a doubt for their Champions League game against Manchester City…

All you want to know about Arvind Kejriwal – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: Arvind Kejriwal, the firebrand activist who has successfully upset the uneasy balance of power in Delhi’s political scene, is all set to become the national capital’s…

Pope Francis Urges Vatican to Stop Gossiping, Exercise Professionalism – TIME

TIMEPope Francis adresses to journalists aboard the papal flight, on the way back to Italy from Brazil, on July 28, 2013. Email

Klinsmann Agrees to Four-Year Extension With US Soccer – New York Times

New York TimesJurgen Klinsmann, the coach of the United States men’s national soccer team, agreed to a four-year contract extension Thursday, a strong show of support from U.S. Soccer only…

‘We are prepared for any team at the World Cup,’ says Kwesi Appiah – Goal.com

Goal.comGhana coach Kwesi Appiah has welcomed the 2014 World Cup draw after his side was paired with USA, Germany and Portugal. The former Black Stars captain believes he has a…

2014 Brazil World Cup draw set for Friday – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comThe 2014 World Cup is still six months away, but the drama and the samba party begins Friday with a draw ceremony aimed to showcase Brazil’s natural beauty and “carnaval”…

World Cup Draw: the Strong, the Weak, the Lucky – ABC News

ABC NewsWho wound up in difficult groups and who got away easy from Friday’s World Cup draw (average world ranking for four teams in parentheses): GROUP A (24.25) — Brazil,…

World Cup draw: the strong, the weak, the lucky – Washington Post

Washington PostWho wound up in difficult groups and who got away easy from Friday’s World Cup draw (average world ranking for four teams in parentheses): GROUP A (24.25) — Brazil,…

World Cup teams hoping for luck of the draw – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comCOSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil — The eyes of football focused nervously Friday on the draw to determine where, when and, most importantly, who the 32 teams will play at the…

New World Cup ball ‘Brazuca’ unveiled – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldRIO DE JANEIRO — The new ball for next year’s World Cup — called the “Brazuca,” in honor of Brazil, of course — was unveiled at a ceremony Tuesday…

Why the 2014 World Cup pots are bad news for the United States – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFIFA revealed the four pots for the 2014 World Cup draw this Friday, and things aren’t looking good for the United States. Here’s how the draw works, in a…

Adidas unveils official 2014 World Cup ball – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAdidas unveiled the official “Brazuca” match ball of the World Cup on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. ET in a blown-out event, complete with light show, in Rio de…

Hope Solo, Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach Get Ride From Fans

Hope Solo, Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, and Abby Wambach were stuck. The US Women’s Soccer Team, in Florida to play Brazil at the Citrus Bowl last Sunday, seemed to be…

YouTube Music Awards Has Leo Justi From Brazil

YouTube Music Awards has Leo Justi! YouTube has tapped one of Brazil’s premiere urban-electronic artists, LEO JUSTI, to perform at the first annual YouTube Music Awards. The Brazilian broadcast, produced…

World Cup Brazil Protests By 200,000 Forecasts 2016 Olympics Mess

“World Cup” is a Twitter trend as this blog post is being written, and not for good reasons. In 2014 we were told that Football was coming home to Brazil,…

Petroecuador Ecuador Oil Spill Could Be Headed For Brazil, Peru

Petroecuador, it’s poor oil environmental record already exposed in the Chevron Ecuador case, has another new oil spill to deal with, one that occurred on June 4th, and is now…

Chevron Ecuador: Ecuadorian Judge Nicolas Zambrano Lozada Skips Court

Nicolas Zambrano Lozada, the now-former Ecuador judge who was found to have taken a large, half-million dollar bribe in the Chevron (TexPet) Ecuador case, avoided showing up to court to…

Extremely Scary Ghost Elevator Prank Works On Stupid People

The video “Extremely Scary Ghost Elevator Prank” has gained over 14 million views in just two days. It features a trick of sorts where people in Brazil go into this…

Twitter Says “Welcome To Brazil Gaga” – Lady Gaga Tweets Obama Win

With over 30 million Twitter Followers, it’s hard not to have an impact on Twitter Trends. That’s the case for Lady Gaga, who’s legions of fans she calls “Litter Monsters”…

Oakland Councilmember Reid’s 16-Minute Tirade Against Mayor Jean Quan #Oakland

Here’s the video – a classic: For the record, Larry Reid is the President Of The Oakland City Council and after his initial reaction to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s claim…

Abby Wambach Wins AP Female Athlete of the Year Award

After the USA Women’s Soccer Team was eliminated in a most-dramatic finals match against Japan, it looked like the team’s spark plug Abby Wambach would not gain the spotlight she…

Tell Hope Solo: USA Women’s Soccer Victory Best Sports Accomplishment of 2011

This is something for fans of Women’s Soccer and Women’s Sport to cheer: Marist Poll of Marist College reports that their poll of “the single best sports accomplishment of the…

VMAs Beyonce Baby Bump Sets Twitter Tweets Per Second Record

Proving that MTV gets Twitter, the Beyonce Baby Bump moment from Sunday’s VMAs (Video Music Awards) set a new Twitter tweets per second record, beating the Women’s World Cup Final…

Women’s World Cup Final Sets Twitter Tweets Per Second Record

As explained earlier today, the Women’s World Cup Final was the catalyst for four of ten Twitter Top Trends, including players Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach. But now, according to…