Valcke: Brazilian cities must organize fanfests

Valcke: Brazilian cities must organize fanfests

SÃO PAULO (AP) — All 12 host cities have “no choice” and “must” organize their own fanfest, was FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke’s blunt warning to Brazil World Cup organizers on Thursday.

The warning comes as officials in the northeastern

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Valcke to visit unfinished World Cup stadiums

Valcke to visit unfinished World Cup stadiums

SÃO PAULO (AP) — FIFA’s top World Cup official is visiting Brazil this week to inspect the three stadiums yet to be completed for the World Cup, including the one hosting the tournament’s opening game in June.

Secretary General Jerome

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Cruzeiro nets late to win Brazilian league opener

Cruzeiro nets late to win Brazilian league opener

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Marcelo Moreno scored in the 90th minute to help a second-string Cruzeiro lineup beat Bahia 2-1 on Sunday to start its defense of the Brazilian league title.

The competition got underway despite ongoing lawsuits filed by

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Brazilian Documentary “Elena” to be shown at Brown University

Brazilian Documentary “Elena” to be shown at Brown University

PROVIDENCE — The critically acclaimed Brazilian documentary “Elena” will be screened at Brown University on Wednesday, April 16, at 6 p.m.

A Question and Answer session will be held with the documentary’s director, Petra Costa, and Professor of History James … Read Full Story

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Eighth Annual Samba Fest May 3

Eighth Annual Samba Fest May 3

Hartford — Brazilian and Connecticut artists join forces with Trinity College students at the eighth annual Samba Fest on Saturday, May 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, 300 Columbus Boulevard. Admission is free. Rain or shine, the … Read Full Story

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Six members of the community recognized at MAPS Awards Gala

Six members of the community recognized at MAPS Awards Gala

BOSTON — Last Saturday, the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) invited those who attended their annual gala to be ‘United by Passion.’ Those passions being soccer and helping out their community in this case.

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Flamengo scores late to win Rio state title

Flamengo scores late to win Rio state title

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Flamengo scored in stoppage time to draw 1-1 with Vasco da Gama on Sunday and win the Rio de Janeiro state championship for a record 33rd time.

Midfielder Marcio Araujo scored the equalizer in the first

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Decree: Brazilian banks must be open during World Cup

Decree: Brazilian banks must be open during World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian banks will be required to stay open on working days during the World Cup, even when Brazil plays a match.

Brazil’s Central Bank said Wednesday that banks can reduce their opening hours to four … Read Full Story

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Coke to soften marketing if unrest hits World Cup

Coke to soften marketing if unrest hits World Cup

LONDON (AP) — Coca-Cola has disclosed contingency plans to adapt its World Cup sponsorship and soften its celebratory tone in Brazil if unrest returns to the streets.

Launching their biggest World Cup marketing campaign, which aims to promote inclusivity, Coke

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US fans buy most World Cup tickets outside Brazil

US fans buy most World Cup tickets outside Brazil

FIFA says people in the United States have bought more than three times more World Cup tickets than any other nation except for tournament host Brazil.

Football’s governing body said Tuesday that of the 2,577,662 tickets allocated for this year’s

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Cuban doctor found dead in Brazil

Cuban doctor found dead in Brazil

SÃO PAULO (AP) — The Health Ministry says a Cuban doctor sent to work in impoverished areas apparently committed suicide in Brazil’s capital.

A ministry official said Tuesday the body of the 52-year-old doctor was found in his hotel room

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Brazil police push into Rio de Janeiro slums

Brazil police push into Rio de Janeiro slums

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — More than 1,400 police officers and Brazilian Marines rolled into a massive complex of slums near Rio de Janeiro’s international airport before dawn Sunday in the latest security push ahead of this year’s World Cup.… Read Full Story

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Bridgewater State partners with university in Brazil to offer unique opportunities

Bridgewater State partners with university in Brazil to offer unique opportunities

BRIDGEWATER – Students at Bridgewater State University are taking advantage of a unique partnership with a university in Brazil.

That partnership was recently signed between Bridgewater State and the Federal University of Santa Catarina.

It came about after BSU President … Read Full Story

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Brazil’s Congress approves internet legislation

Brazil’s Congress approves internet legislation

SÃO PAULO (AP) — The lower house of Brazil’s Congress has approved legislation meant to ensure the privacy of Internet users and to guarantee what’s called “Internet neutrality,” that all content be treated equally by carriers.

The bill known as

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Brazilian club fined $21,000 for fans’ racism

Brazilian club fined $21,000 for fans’ racism

SÃO PAULO (AP) — A sports tribunal has fined Brazilian club Mogi Mirim $21,000 because its fans racially abused an opposing player in a São Paulo state championship match this month.

The tribunal issued the fine after fans allegedly called

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Brazilian returns home to his family after federal court rules his ICE detention without a bond hearing was unlawful

Brazilian returns home to his family after federal court rules his ICE detention without a bond hearing was unlawful

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A Brazilian citizen is at the heart of a legal battle that may set a strong precedent for a class of immigrants placed on mandatory detention, after a federal court judge ruled that his and other detentions … Read Full Story

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Brazil investigates price-fixing cartel

Brazil investigates price-fixing cartel

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Brazil has opened legal proceedings against several major international companies accused of fixing prices for the construction and upkeep of public transportation systems in five cities.

Brazil’s antitrust agency says in a Thursday statement it will

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Ronaldo and Romario go at it again in Brazil

Ronaldo and Romario go at it again in Brazil

SÃO PAULO (AP) — In the latest chapter of a spat between past Brazil football greats, Ronaldo is publicly criticizing former teammate Romario for making another attack on him, this time over an alleged broken promise to provide free tickets … Read Full Story

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