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· June, 2014

Stories about Brazil from June, 2014

Beyond the World Cup Headlines: Iran's Lacking Team Spirit, but Brazil's Favelas Have Plenty

You have to know more than just football to understand the World Cup. Deji Olukotun gives a play-by-play of the important free expression and human rights issues.

The Female Perspective on the 2014 World Cup

Dalia Gutmann reviews the football players she's had a crush on from 1990 FIFA World Cup Italy to the current one in Brazil on the website OhLaLá!. After mentioning her favorite one...

5 Places in Brazil Where People Were Protesting, Not Cheering During the World Cup Kick-Off

Not everyone in Brazil was excited to see the World Cup. Groups around the country staged protests against the money spent on the tournament instead of on the people.

Beyond the World Cup Headlines: Protests in Brazil, a Jailed Writer in Cameroon and Foul Play From Fans

You have to know more than just football to understand the World Cup. Deji Olukotun gives a play-by-play of the important free expression and human rights issues.

The Darker, More Violent World Cup Kick-Off in São Paulo That You Didn't See

Just before Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull performed in São Paulo's Arena Corinthians, dozens of protesters and journalists were injured in a heavy-handed crackdown against anti-World Cup demonstrations.

Chile Sends Spain Packing in Stunning World Cup Defeat

In a duel of the "Reds", Chile defeated the defending world champion Spain, knocking the latter out of the World Cup.

A Tale of Two World Cups in Fortaleza, Brazil

Before Brazil and Mexico battled it out in Fortaleza, the streets were taken over by people protesting FIFA and the government and by Mexican fans in high pre-match spirits.

Social Media Loves Mexican Goalkeeper ‘Memo’ Ochoa

The very much lauded performance by Mexican goalkeeper Guillerno “Memo” Ochoa during his national team's World Cup match with Brazil has made him a social media star. The Mexican music band Tres...

Reasons to Cheer for the Ivory Coast in the World Cup

On the website LaMula.pe, Juan Carlos Urtecho explains his reasons for supporting the Ivory Coast in the World Cup match with Colombia on Thursday, June 19: Desde que les ganaron...

Mexican Goalkeeper ‘Memo’ Ochoa's Incredible World Cup Performance Is Now a Meme on Twitter

Ochoa was a like brick wall against shots during the tense Brazil-Mexico match, inspiring memes of him as an octopus, Neo from "The Matrix," and, of course, a brick wall.

Chilean Football Fan Got Mixed Up and Missed His Team's First Match

A Chilean football fan who wanted to cheer his national team on at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil missed his team's first game with Australia because he mixed up...

Australia's Socceroos Proud in Defeat to Chile at #WorldCup2014

Despite the Socceroos' 1-3 defeat to Chile in the FIFA World Cup, Australians have expressed their pride in the team.

Do #IWantToBelieve in Mexico's National Football Team?

On his blog Se hace camino al andar (We walk to make the way), Mexican Andrés Mayorquín expresses his opinion [es] about the participation of Mexican national football team in...

The Launch of Rising Voices Amazonia Microgrants

Are you a community working for, from, or in the Amazon and need funding and support for an idea of how participatory media can help tell your story? Keep reading!

A Handbook for Protesters During the World Cup in Brazil

As the 2014 World Cup begins in Brazil, protests against FIFA's interventions and the Brazilian government's spending are taking place all over the country, especially in the host cities. Concerned...

Kazakhstan Has an Antelope That Can Predict the World Cup Winner (or Does It?)

Kazakhstan's most mischievous satirical blog, Kazaxia, is up to its old tricks again, reporting on the saiga antelope that has potentially ruined bookmakers worldwide by predicting the winner of the 2014...

‘The Time Has Come!’ Brazil 2014 World Cup

Mexican communication specialist Samantha Michelle Martínez [es] expresses her excitement for the kicking off of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, remembers the buzz around previous tournaments and invites readers...

Salam, Brazil: Muslim Football Fans and FIFA World Cup

Colombian United Arab Emirates-based Marcelino Torrecilla describes [es] the particulars of Muslim football fans in the 2014 FIFA World Cup: se espera para el mundial la llegada de 50 mil musulmanes provenientes...

Analyzing the Protests Before the 2014 World Cup

In digital magazine Distintas Latitudes (Different latitudes), Mexican internationalist Vanessa Rebollar analyzes [es] the elements present in the Brazilian protests caused by 2014 FIFA World Cup. She brings up some...

Getting Tickets for the 2014 World Cup is a Total Nightmare

Mexican Emmasito shares [es] on his blog his misfortunes when trying to get tickets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, which kicks off on Thursday, June 12. He notes that the problem...

About our Brazil coverage

Fernanda Canofre is the Brazil editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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