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Latest Brazilian Government Items
  • Rio Mayor says no sports 'mausoleum' like Beijing

    Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes is viewed as the key person to speed up the city's delayed Olympics Games preparations. He has been the point man when all three levels of Brazilian government have debated expenditures for the 2016 Games.


  • Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, top right, watches youth who are part of the social project 'Luta Pela Paz,' or Fight for Peace, practice capoeira in the Mare slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, April 7, 2014. More than 2,000 Brazilian Army soldiers moved into the Mare slum complex early Saturday in a bid to improve security and drive out the heavily armed drug gangs that have ruled the sprawling slum for decades. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Sports chief: Brazil government must act on Rio

    The head of Olympic summer sports federations called for urgent action Tuesday to tackle the critical delays facing the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro and accused the Brazilian government of neglecting the crisis.


  • Parreira blasts Brazil's World Cup preparations

    Brazil assistant coach and former world champion Carlos Alberto Parreira says it's "a joke" that the Brazilian government took so long to start working on some of the infrastructure projects needed for the World Cup.


  • World Cup hotels costlier than Olympics in Brazil

    Hotel rooms are expected to cost almost 50 percent more in Rio de Janeiro during the upcoming World Cup soccer tournament than when the city will host the 2016 Olympics, in part because organizer FIFA's official accommodations agency hasn't set maximum room rates like those promised in Rio's winning bid for the Olympic Games.


  • Brazil wants to improve services for WCup tourists

    The Brazilian government wants to improve services for the nearly 600,000 international visitors and 3 million local tourists expected at next year's World Cup.


  • Vice President Joseph R. Biden addresses cadets during commencement for the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Wednesday, May 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Brazil: Biden called president to ease tensions over spying

    The Brazilian government says U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has telephoned President Dilma Rousseff in an effort to ease tensions created by the disclosure that the United States collected data on billions of telephone and email conversations in Latin America's biggest nation.


  • Brazil to do a biodiversity study of the Amazon

    The Brazilian government says it's undertaking a four-year, $33 million study of its vast Amazon rainforest to compile a detailed inventory of the plants, animals and people that live there.


  • Brazil says no delays on World Cup stadiums

    The Brazilian government says construction work at World Cup stadiums is on schedule in all 12 host cities.


  • Govt watchdog group warns Brazil of WCup delays

    A government watchdog group is warning Brazilian authorities that planning delays could compromise the 2014 World Cup.


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