The World Cup trophy was officially presented in Rio de Janeiro Tuesday, returning to Brazil after a voyage across 89 countries in the lead up to the 2014 World Cup. The trophy will now embark on a tour across Brazil.
Workers at a World Cup stadium being built in the Brazilian city of Manaus are threatening to strike after a 55-year-old Portuguese man was killed while dismantling a crane at the arena on Friday. Continue reading
‘Batman’ visits slum where residents homes are being expropriated for FIFA stadium rebuild. http://t.co/nV09jCfViw pic.twitter.com/yMcIgnXhPL — The Darkroom (@BaltSunPhoto) January 9, 2014 As Brazil prepares for the 2014 World Cup, some of Rio de Janeiro’s slums are in upheaval. While … Continue reading
In our news wrap Tuesday, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff rebuked U.S. spying programs in her address to the UN General Assembly. Leaked documents previously revealed the NSA intercepted Brazilian phone calls and emails. Also, for the first time former Pope Benedict XVI publicly denied covering up sexual abuse by priests. Continue reading
The pope’s remarks on gay Catholics may suggest a shift in acceptance, but not a change in church policy or teaching. Judy Woodruff talks to John Allen of The National Catholic Reporter, who has been covering the pontiff’s trip to Brazil, to discuss how Pope Francis has started to change the perception of the Catholic church. Continue reading
Pope Francis, the first pontiff from Latin American, was greeted by jubilant crowds as he made his inaugural international trip as leader of the Catholic Church. Margaret Warner talks to The Washington Post’s Marie Arana for more on what his visit means for Brazilians and the greater Latin American Catholic population. Continue reading
An estimated million people crowded Brazilian streets overnight, capping a week’s worth of anti-government protests. Despite attempts to keep the demonstrations peaceful, by chanting “No violence! No violence!”, some people smashed windows and burned buildings. Continue reading
Anti-government fury swelled to new heights across Brazil as at least a million protesters took to the streets overnight. The mostly peaceful week-long protests turned violent when masked youths challenged riot police. Jeffrey Brown reports on how the public outraged was sparked by a transit fare hike. Continue reading