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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.

Wednesday, June 11th 2014 - 07:12 UTC

Jennifer Lopez will perform on Thursday at the Sao Paulo opening ceremony

The singer will perform ”We Are One (Ole Ola)” together with Pitbull and Claudia Leitte

Days after reports that US/Puerto Rican singer Jennifer Lopez had canceled her performance with Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte at Thursday opening ceremony in Brazil, her representative retracted and said that she will be there, People magazine reported.

Wednesday, June 11th 2014 - 07:03 UTC

Flooding in Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, with record rainfall and rivers' swelling

In the capital Asunción an estimated 150.000 people had to be evacuated

Floods have killed nine people and driven tens of thousands of people from their homes while swelling rivers to record levels in southern Brazil and neighboring Paraguay and Argentina, authorities said Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 10th 2014 - 08:07 UTC

At least twenty world leaders will attend the World Cup; eleven the opening match in Sao Paulo

Dilma next to Ban Ki-moon and eleven other world leaders will be on Thursday at the opening ceremony

At least eleven heads of state and government have confirmed their attendance at the opening ceremony of the World Cup, next Thursday (12th), in São Paulo, and a total of 20 leaders will be watching World Cup matches.

Tuesday, June 10th 2014 - 07:57 UTC

Relief: Sao Paulo subway workers reach a tentative deal and suspend the strike

The deal hinges on retaking striking workers that had been sacked earlier in the week

Subway workers have suspended a strike that crippled traffic in Brazil's biggest city, but warned they could resume their walkout on Thursday, when Sao Paulo hosts the first game of the soccer World Cup.

Monday, June 9th 2014 - 23:22 UTC

Iguazu falls Devil's Gorge closed to the public because of rising waters

The Devil's Gorge is the main attraction of the Iguazu falls

The Iguazu National Park in Argentina has taken precaution measures and closed access to the Devil's Gorge of the world famous Iguazú falls because of an imminent rise in water levels after the Itaipu and Yacireta dams announced they will be forced to increase the outflow.

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