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17 Rio de Janeiro: Brazil`s southeast city of Rio de Janeiro has opened bidding for two infrastructure projects in the lead-up to the 2016 Olympic Games, authorities said. Mayor Eduardo Paes said Friday that the projects are part of the Diodoro
World Cup ticketing centers opened in Brazil on Friday allowing fans who have managed to purchase match tickets for the June 12 to July 13 extravaganza to claim them. Centers opened in ten of the 12 host cities -- fans will only be able to pick
55 Rio De Janeiro: Brazil will spend USD 10.8 billion on infrastructure projects for the 2016 Rio Olympics in an effort to ensure South America`s first Games are delivered on time, organisers have announced. The figure will take the total
Authorities in Brazil say a police strike in the northeastern state of Bahia has led to an upswing in lootings of stores, car robberies and murders. State Public Safety Department spokesman Erival Guimaraes said Thursday there were 39 murders in less
The four-time Brazilian champions said last week the match had been tentatively scheduled for June 8 in Volta Redonda, reports Xinhua. The Italian federation said Wednesday that "contract details" needed to be finalised before the match can be
Construction workers on strike protest outside the Rio 2016 Olympic Park construction site in Rio de Janeiro, April 8, 2014. Workers at the main venue of the 2016 Olympic Games voted on Monday to continue their strike indefinitely, just days before
Brazil In the 1960s, Brazil's military rulers decided they had to populate the Amazon or risk losing control over the vast, isolated region. So they granted special tax breaks to Manaus, reviving a faded rubber-baron town in the middle of the jungle.
The venue was last month described as a sewer by Britain's Sydney 2000 Olympic silver medallist Ian Barker due to its high levels of rubbish and stench, reports Xinhua. Rio de Janeiro's state government Thursday said it would contract seven "ecoboats"
Brazil Estadio das Dunas in Natal will hold 42,000 spectators for four World Cup matches at this year's tournament. The name comes from the sand dunes that are among the most impressive natural attractions in the northeastern region. The stadium's
36 Rio De Janeiro:The International Olympic Committee has announced a series of measures including a stronger presence in Rio de Janeiro to monitor progress and speed up lagging preparations for the 2016 Olympics, president Thomas Bach said on