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French prosecutors want Air France to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard, a judicial official said Wednesday.
Before the Copa America began, Brazil’s new soccer boss said coach Tite will stay on the job until the 2022 World Cup no matter what happens in the tournament. But two of his players didn’t sound convinced that their coach’s future is secure. Defender Marquinhos and midfielder Casemiro gave Tite votes of confidence, telling reporters the coach has the squad’s support to march on after Sunday’s final against Peru.
The Copa America has been mired in problems including empty seats, poor pitches, long lines for fans to pick up tickets and issues with video review technology. But organizers of the tournament brushed off that criticism ahead of Sunday’s final between Brazil and Peru, insisting that the overall picture is positive.
Brazil’s home is Maracana Stadium. Brazil is going home on Sunday for the first time in six years. The Maracana will stage the Copa America final, where Brazil will play for a 10th title against defending champion Chile or underdog Peru.
Brazil beat Argentina 2-0 and will play Sunday’s Copa America final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The hosts will seek their 10th South American title while superstar Lionel Messi remains without trophies for his national team.
The European Union is hailing its new trade deal with the Mercosur trade bloc as “an ambitious, balanced and comprehensive agreement” that sends a strong positive signal amid global trade tensions
Two people have been charged in Florida with orchestrating a massive arms smuggling scheme involving thousands of weapons and parts sent to South America, federal officials said Friday.
Walmart agreed Thursday to pay $282 million to settle civil and criminal allegations of overseas corruption, including payment of more than $500,000 to an intermediary known as a “sorceress” for her uncanny ability to make permit problems disappear.
Brazil was left frustrated by both the Venezuela defense and video assistant refereeing after another lackluster outing at the Copa America. The Brazilians had two goals disallowed by VAR during a 0-0 draw with Venezuela in which they once again heard boos from the home fans.
Marta set a record for men and women with her 17th career World Cup goal in Brazil’s 1-0 victory over Italy that advanced the Selecao to the knockout rounds for the sixth straight time. The 33-year-old forward, playing in her fifth World Cup, scored on a penalty kick in the 74th minute. It was the second goal of the tournament for Marta, and both have been on penalty kicks. She had been tied with Miroslav Klose, who scored 16 World Cup goals for Germany’s men’s team from 2002-14.
Cargill Inc. said Thursday the Minnesota-based agribusiness giant will spend $30 million to fund new ideas for ending deforestation in Brazil, and called on its peers, governments and organizations to work together to come up with real solutions.
An own goal gave Australia a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Brazil at the Women’s World Cup on Thursday, spoiling Marta’s record 16th career goal in the tournament. Marta, who sat out of Brazil’s opener because of a left thigh injury, became the first player to score in five different World Cups by converting a penalty kick in the 27th minute.
Neymar sat out Brazil’s training session on Wednesday, a day after he limped off the field with knee pains as the team began its Copa America preparations. Brazil’s soccer confederation said in a statement that the striker would undergo physiotherapy instead of practicing with the rest of the team at the Granja Comary training ground outside Rio de Janeiro.
The Interlagos track which hosts the Brazilian Grand Prix could soon be up for sale. Sao Paulo city council approved a bill that allows the sale by a vote of 31-10. Sao Paulo council’s decision comes after Formula One owners said they could return to Rio de Janeiro after the Interlagos contract expires in 2020.
President Nicolas Maduro is reopening Venezuela’s borders with Aruba and Brazil after shutting off land and sea access in February to block the opposition from delivering international humanitarian aid.
President Donald Trump praised Brazil’s new far-right leader Tuesday as he welcomed him to the White House, saying the man who’s been described as the “Trump of the Tropics” has done “a very outstanding job.”
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has temporarily left prison to attend his 7-year-old grandson’s funeral
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido makes a surprise appearance at a star-studded aid concert in neighboring Colombia
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro is ordering the border with Brazil closed as opposition leaders plan to bring in foreign humanitarian aid from neighboring nations.
Wire fox terriers are still King at Westminster.