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Experts say Brazil is unlikely to be ready for 2014 World Cup

BOGOTA -- Although doubts about Brazil's readiness to host next year's World Cup have focused on renovations at 12 stadiums, some Brazil trade experts say they are more concerned about travel logistics and whether airports, mass transit systems, hotels and railroads will be up to handling the crush …

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Brazil row over topless fan ban in Maracana stadium

<b>Controversial new plans which include a ban of shirtless and standing fans at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium are causing outcry in Brazil.</b><p>Percussion instruments and flag poles traditionally used by organised fan groups could also be banned, says the stadium's new administration.<p>Critics are …

Brazil have just made the World Cup more interesting

Armed goons kept protesters away from the stadiums throughout the Confederations Cup, yet after the final it feels like a regime has been overthrown. …

This Is What's Happening To Everyone Who 'Bought Brazil'

ETFs have become Wall Street's way of buying the world. You want exposure to Indonesia? Boom! Here's a basket of Indonesian companies. How about homebuilders? Here's a basket of companies in that industry down to the guys that make the mattresses in your bedroom.<p>So naturally investors have bought …

Neymar's skill helps Brazil to Confederations Cup win over Mexico

Neymar all but secured Brazil's place in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup on Wednesday as they defeated Mexico 2-0 in their Group A tie at …

Chaos in Brazil: Hit the Streets with this Talented & Brave Photojournalist

There is currently a great amount of unrest in Brazil. Police officers barricade the streets as protesters riot with flags and shouts of discontent, …

'World Cup for who?' Football tournament draws Brazilian backlash

For many, a World Cup held in Brazil – the “spiritual home of football” – is the perfect match but this week’s protests have shown the complexities at play and the cost at stake.<p>Yesterday, in a plush conference room in the Copacabana Palace Hotel, Jerome Valcke, Fifa general secretary, told a room …

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How YouTube Became The Most Popular Video Site In The World

YouTube is far and away the most popular video sharing site in the world. People watch over 6 billion hours of YouTube videos per month.<p>So, how did YouTube become THE place to go to watch videos online?<p>Find out everything you could possibly want to know about YouTube below:<p><i>Produced by William Wei</i>

Meet The Design Geniuses Who Made Vogue, Mashable, And The Verge Look So Good

Brandon Ralph and Dan Gardner met when they were just kids. Then they ended up working together as designers at DraftFCB. Later, in 2001, they launched Code and Theory, a full-service design and advertising firm.<p>Since then they've worked with clients ranging from Lenny Kravitz to Dr Pepper to The …

Czech Republic vs Italy, Final Score 0-0: Below par Italy escape with a point

Italy stalled in Prague, playing out a 0-0 draw against Czech Republic. Mario Balotelli was sent off after picking up two second half bookings.<p>Despite the setback, the <i>Azzurri</i> still extend their lead in Group B to four points over second placed Bulgaria. The Czechs sit one point behind Bulgaria in …

Portugal vs. Russia, 2013 UEFA World Cup Qualification: Final score 1-0, Postiga goal somehow enough

Portugal managed to just about scrape victory against Russia to end Fabio Capello's side's perfect run in the qualification campaign.<p>Portugal came into their game against Russia needing a win, and in the end managed exactly that, although they were very fortunate in the end to get the result.<p>The …

Panama vs. Mexico, 2014 World Cup qualifying: Chepo's changes don't pay off

Rio de Janeiro Olympic venue to remain closed for 18 months

<b>Officials in Rio de Janeiro have said a recently-built stadium that will be used at the 2016 Olympics will remain closed for 18 months while the roof is repaired.</b><p>A committee of engineers said it had found a number of problems, including broken and twisted supports.<p>The Joao Havelange stadium was …

Criminals Fleeing Rio Crackdown Set Up Shop In The Suburbs

The provincial town of Mage seems a world away from the violence and drug dealing that plague Brazil's larger cities. On a recent afternoon, the central square is a picture of calm. Children play around a fountain; older people sit on the many park benches dotting the area, under the shade of trees.<p>…