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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”.

Thursday, June 19th 2014 - 06:02 UTC

Brazil gives 85 hooligans 72 hours to leave the country or be deported

Hooligans broke into the press center of the Maracaná stadium minutes before the Chile/Spain match  (Pic BBC)

At least 85 hooligans mostly Chileans were given 72 hours to abandon Brazil following their arrests for having broken into the Maracaná stadium and destroyed most of the press centre. The incidents happened minutes before the Chile-Spain match in Rio do Janeiro on Wednesday when the South American team knocked out the reigning Cup kings.

Monday, June 16th 2014 - 06:46 UTC

Merkel fully committed to reach an EU/Mercosur trade deal

The German Chancellor met on Sunday with President Rousseff in Brasilia

German Chancellor Angela Merkel assured Brazil on Sunday that she will do her utmost to bring to successful end negotiations for a cooperation and free trade deal between the European Union and Mercosur.

Monday, June 16th 2014 - 06:37 UTC

Tear gas and pepper spray against World Cup demonstrators in Rio do Janeiro

“Hey FIFA, return to Switzerland” chanted the demonstrators

Brazilian police used tear gas and pepper spray to prevent some 200 protestors from getting near Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium Sunday during the Argentina-Bosnia World Cup game.

Monday, June 16th 2014 - 05:34 UTC

Argentina hopeful US Supreme Court will take the hedge funds holdouts case

US Prosecutor General Donald Verrilli is expected to be 'consulted' on the case by the Court .

US Supreme Court is likely to issue a ruling in the upcoming months favoring Argentina’s position in the country’s dispute against hedge funds ('vulture funds'), anticipated former Argentine Finances Secretary Guillermo Nielsen.

Saturday, June 14th 2014 - 09:20 UTC

Rousseff will attend no more Cup games, because of the barrage of insults received

 The Brazilian president will not even attend the Germany match where she was expected to meet Chancellor Merkel

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff will not be attending any more matches of the World Cup following on the insults and verbal aggressions she received on Thursday during the opening ceremony and the Croatia-Brazil game, reported the Sao Paulo media.

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