Brazil

Brazil
Monday, June 30th 2014 - 06:23 UTC

“FIFA leaders are a bunch of old sons of bitches”, said Uruguay president Mujica

The incident took place at the Carrasco airport on arrival of the Uruguayan national football team from Brazil   (Pic TV12)

FIFA leaders are “a bunch of old sons of bitches” and could have imposed sanctions “but certainly not fascist sanctions” complained Uruguay's president Jose Mujica referring to the suspension suffered by Uruguay's scorer Luis Alberto Suárez who was banned for nine matches and with four months of complete football inactivity.

Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 10:23 UTC

Uruguay's coach resigns FIFA post to protest 'excessive' ban of Suarez

Tabarez said it is not “prudent” to be involved in an organization with “different values” than his own.

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has resigned his post in the FIFA strategic commission over the federation’s decision to ban Luis Suarez from the World Cup after the forward bit Italy’s defender Giorgio Chiellini during a group stage match.

Friday, June 27th 2014 - 06:56 UTC

Mujica strongly supports Suárez and blasts FIFA: “they went too far”

“The fact is that we are small and our television rights are not worth much”,  pointed out Mujica.

Uruguay's president Jose Mujica blasted FIFA's Thursday decision to fine and suspend the country's main scorer Luis Suarez from any football activity for four months arguing the association that rules world football measures things with different rods, and since Uruguay “is a small country, it's cheap for them”.

Thursday, June 26th 2014 - 05:07 UTC

Brazil current account deficit in May posts a record; World Cup should help in June

Lavish spending by Brazilians traveling abroad have also contributed to the external account gap

Brazil had a current account deficit of 6.635 billion in May, above the previous record high of 6.356 billion for this month posted last year, central bank data showed this week. It was the widest on record for the month of May as Brazilians spent more on international travel and foreign companies sent profits and dividends abroad. Brazil's current account deficit in April was 8.291 billion.

Thursday, June 26th 2014 - 04:53 UTC

Job creation in Brazil down, but unemployment still at record lows

Minister Mantega has said that increasing productivity is one of the country's main challenges

Brazil's economy added a net 58,836 payroll jobs in May, the Labor Ministry said, which is the worst figure for May since 1992. Brazil added 105,000 jobs in April.

Tuesday, June 24th 2014 - 04:19 UTC

Brazil's supermodel declines invitation to deliver the World Cup 13 July

Gisele Bündchen was to deliver the World Cup to the winning team next 13 July instead of President Dilma Rousseff

Brazil's supermodel Gisele Bündchen who was to deliver the World Cup to the winning team next 13 July has declined the invitation from FIFA. Allegedly Gisele does not want to link her image to an event which has been highly criticized by Brazilian public opinion, according to the Brazilian media.

Monday, June 23rd 2014 - 03:52 UTC

Rousseff-Temer make official their re-election bid for 5 October

The ticket confirms the PT/PMDB alliance that has given Dilma the necessary majority in Congress

The ruling Workers Party, or PT, Latin America's largest political force of the left that has governed Brazil since 2003, proclaimed Saturday at its national convention the candidacy of President Dilma Rousseff for a second term in the coming Oct. 5 elections.

Saturday, June 21st 2014 - 09:04 UTC

Brazil disappointed with Argentina's 'lack of ambition' in reaching trade accord with EU

The administration of Cristina Fernandez wants a seven year grace before reducing some tariffs

Argentina and Brazil have again clashed not over football but over trade and Mercosur according to the Sao Paulo media. Brazil believes there is “a lack of ambition from Argentina” to finish polishing the proposal to be exchanged with the European Union for a much delayed cooperation and trade agreement.

Friday, June 20th 2014 - 07:15 UTC

Striker Suarez admitted having dreamt he would score two goals

The first head goal was a combination with Cavani

Striker Luis Suarez admitted he had dreamt he was going to score two goals, the two that helped Uruguay defeat England 2-1 in the 2014 World Cup and leaves the team led by Gerard in a most uncomfortable position.

Friday, June 20th 2014 - 06:34 UTC

Colombia-Brazil consider closer links between Pacific Alliance and Mercosur

Closer links between the Pacific Alliance and Mercosur can make them stronger, said the presidents at the Alvorada Palace

Colombia and Brazil's presidents Juan Manuel Santos and Dilma Rousseff met in Brasilia to address regional and bilateral affairs and the possibility of closer links between the Pacific Alliance and Mercosur, which “are naturally complementary and do not compete among themselves”.

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