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.

Friday, June 13th 2014 - 08:02 UTC

Croatian coach warned World Cup could become a 'circus'

“If that’s a penalty, we don’t need to play football anymore. Let’s play basketball instead”, said Kovac

Croatian coach Niko Kovac warned on Thursday the World Cup could become a “circus” after Japanese referee Yuichi Nishimura awarded a soft 71st-minute penalty to hosts Brazil in the opening game of the tournament.

Thursday, June 12th 2014 - 06:53 UTC

World manufacturing on the upturn but fragile in emerging economies

Manufacturing in the first quarter was down in Argentina and Brazil

World manufacturing is in a phase of steady growth due to the improved financial condition of industrialized countries, especially in Europe, and China’s continued growth, the United Nations reported on Wednesday.

Thursday, June 12th 2014 - 06:35 UTC

Argentina and Brazil extend auto industry accord until July 2015

The flex in vehicle trade exchange was agreed at 1.50 to 1 dollar for Brazil exports, down from 1.95 to 1 dollar

Argentina and Brazil finally on Wednesday in Buenos Aires a deal for automotive trade between the two nations, which will be valid until July 2015 and aims to revive the sector which has seen heavy falls in activity (and jobs) since the beginning of this year.

Thursday, June 12th 2014 - 06:30 UTC

Brazil increases cultivation area and expects record grain harvest in 2014

Soybean, corn and rice are the main items making up 91% of the entire harvest

Brazil, one of the world's leading agricultural producers, expects a record grain harvest this year of 192.3 million tons, up 2.2% from 2013, the IBGE statistics agency said this week.

Wednesday, June 11th 2014 - 07:20 UTC

Brazil ready for an 'open arms' welcome like Christ the Redeemer statue pledges Rousseff

“The pessimists... have been defeated by the hard work and determination of the Brazilian people, who never give up,” said Dilma

President Dilma Rousseff said Tuesday her country was ready to host the World Cup in two days, rejecting criticism of delays, overspending and chaos in the tournament's preparations. However organizing the cup was tough, but she insisted that the 12 stadiums were ready and told foreign fans that Brazil would welcome them with “open arms” like Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue.


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