April 10, 2010
World Cup 2010: BRAZIL FIFA ranking: 2 Overall World Cup record: 64-14-14 Coach: Dunga Best performance: Winner, 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002 Overview: No country has won the World Cup more often than Brazil, which figures to be a solid favorite again. And it's easy to see why, given a star-studded roster that includes Kaka, striker Luis Fabiano and keeper Julio Cesar. Plus, Dunga's team is supremely confident given that it won last summer's Confederation Cup in South Africa.
October 2, 2013 |
SIDROLANDIA, Brazil - Early one morning in May, gunfire rang out in a rural encampment of the indigenous Terena tribe in southwestern Brazil, killing Oziel Gabriel, who had been carrying a bow and arrow. Though violent disputes over land between farm owners and tribesmen aren't uncommon in Brazil, this case has drawn attention because witnesses say Gabriel, a school janitor in his mid-30s, wasn't shot by pistoleiros - hired gunmen sent by farm owners to clear native Brazilians off the land - but by uniformed police officers.
June 24, 2012 |
The 2014 World Cup is scheduled to kick off in San Paulo, Brazil, in a little less than two years. But there's no guarantee Brazil will be ready by then. A report from Brazil's sports ministry last month said just 5% of planned World Cup-related projects, including an airport expansion and port improvements, were done — and nearly half hadn't even been started. Of those underway, many projects are well behind schedule while the costs for others have soared to as much as three times original estimates.
September 9, 2012
Re "Pedal empowerment," Column One, Sept. 6 How much would it cost to get Brazilian Judge Jose Henrique Mallman, who started a program in which inmates can reduce their prison terms by riding bikes to charge batteries that power boardwalk lamps, up here to revamp our archaic criminal justice system? The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. We can no longer afford this dubious first-place trophy, nor can we afford the human wreckage left behind by convicts who have served their time.
October 10, 2010
A visa beef? The line starts here There is a very simple solution to the "Visa Vexation" issue [On the Spot by Catharine Hamm, Oct. 3]: Don't visit Brazil. If you are on a cruise line that has a port of call there, book another cruise. Do not plan to go to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil either. Maybe with the loss of hundreds of thousands in tourist dollars, they will figure it out. Scott Snyder Mission Viejo I found Hamm's response to the reader who complained about needing a visa for Brazil somewhat lacking.
December 25, 2009 |
Reporting from Bogota, Colombia, and Sao Paulo, Brazil -- A 9-year-old boy who spent more than half his life as the object of an international custody battle that strained U.S.-Brazil relations was returned to his American father Thursday. Sean Goldman was reunited with his father, David, at the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro after Brazil's Supreme Court ordered the boy's stepfather to turn him over. Father and son then boarded a jet reportedly chartered by NBC News and headed home to New Jersey.