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Brazil beats Argentina and advances to Copa America final

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.

EU hails new trade deal with Mercosur

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

Walmart to pay $282M over Brazil corruption

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 left frustrated by Venezuela defense, VAR after draw

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 sets record with 17th World Cup goal in Brazil victory

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 to spend $30M for ideas to end Brazil deforestation

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.

Australia beats Brazil 3-2 with aid from an own goal

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 misses Brazil training session because of knee pains

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.

Sao Paulo council allows sale of Brazil GP track Interlagos

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.

Venezuela orders Aruba, Brazil borders reopened

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.

Trump praises Brazil’s far-right president at White House

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.”

Dam workers arrested, families bury dead in Brazil disaster

Brazilian authorities arrested five people Tuesday in connection with a dam collapse that killed at least 65 people and left nearly 300 missing as it plastered part of a small city with reddish-brown mud and iron ore mining waste.

40 dead, many feared buried in mud after Brazil dam collapse

The death toll from the collapse of a dam holding back mine waste in southeastern Brazil rose to 40 on Saturday as searchers flying in helicopters and rescuers laboring in deep mud uncovered more bodies. An estimated 300 people were still missing and authorities expected the death toll to increase during a search made more challenging by intermittent rains.