Women’s Football in Crisis

Cristiane

The firing of the first woman to coach Brazil’s national women’s football team has triggered the retirement of several top players and unleashed a torrent of criticism against the national federation over several issues related to its treatment of women. Five players quit the program after the coach, Emily Lima, was removed last month after More...

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On May 4, 2017
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Obesity is on the Rise

Brazil has been bogged down in a recession for over two years but one business is still growing – fast food – and as it expands, so does the country’s obesity problem. Brazil’s government won worldwide More...

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On January 18, 2017
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Baseball Grows in Brazil

Eric Pardinho, a 16-year-old Brazilian, is ready to play professional baseball in the US. It could possibly happen as soon as this year, when he could be offered a record-setting signing bonus for a Brazilian teenager. More...

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On January 11, 2017
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Cowboys in Brazil’s Interior

“We dress like cowboys in these parts,” said Cuiabanno Lima, explaining his clothes as he was eating a big steak in Goiânia, the capital of the state of Goiás. “I can’t just walk in here wearing shorts More...

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On November 23, 2016
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Prostate Exams Save Lives

November is men’s cancer awareness month. Doctors and health officials around the country are encouraging Brazilian men to use this time to overcome the common fears associated with prostate examinations. More...

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On November 8, 2016
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Chester?

Although the US and Brazil lie in different time zones and different hemispheres, for both countries November and December are holiday months. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s festivities bring families More...

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On August 26, 2016
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Olympic Endings

The Olympics are over. Now it’s time to reflect and celebrate. Brazilians were hoping for a higher total medal count as the host country, which placed Brazil among the top 14 nations. However, it was the More...

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On August 18, 2016
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Olympic Hero

The Rio Olympics have produced many heroes from around the world. Here’s a look at one of them from Brazil. While few of us can even imagine winning an Olympic medal, almost no one has surmounted the adversity More...

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On August 17, 2016
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Rio Rises to the Olympic Occasion

The Olympics are coming to a close this weekend, and I will be sorry to see them go. Every day for the past two weeks, I’ve turned on the TV to enjoy a few dozen channels of the world’s finest athletes More...

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On August 9, 2016
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Rio Welcomes the World

We did it! That’s what creative director Fernando Meirelles must be thinking with the opening ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympics behind us. The evening came off without a hitch, a minor miracle considering More...