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Tag: Latin America

Argentina-Brazil Rivalry Too Hot for Brotherhood

Posted: July 3, 2014 at 12:33 pm   /   Latin America, World Cup

This World Cup has seen Latin American soccer fans cheering for each others’ teams. Not Argentines and Brazilians, whose rivalry remains stubbornly in place. Quarrels between fans of South America’s two biggest countries have broken out in stadiums as supporters taunt each other. Police intervened in Belo Horizonte where Argentina fans and host Brazil threw […]

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Hearts, Minds and Bottom Lines

Posted: July 31, 2013 at 12:25 pm   /   The Biz

Whether it is Brazil’s five World Cup triumphs, Cuba’s Olympic boxing gold medals, the West Indies’ global dominance of test cricket in the 1970s and 1980s, or Argentina’s World Cup victories in 1978 and 1986, the passion for sports stretches across the Americas. For fans around the region, sports serve as an escape from their […]

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Does hosting sporting events promote social and economic development?

Posted: July 15, 2013 at 1:28 pm   /   Development, The Biz

In Rio de Janeiro, a fierce debate over preparations for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics is under way. Brazilians are proud to have been chosen to host these important sporting events and to have the world’s attention. But they reasonably worry that both competitions may end up being a bonanza for […]

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Messi and Neymar Already Playing Together

Posted: July 6, 2013 at 11:38 am   /   The Buzz, UrbanStreetSoccer

Messi and Neymar have already begun what looks like the making of a great partnership. The 2 South American stars joined the likes of Dani Alves, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Javier Mascherano and Eric Abidal, just to name a few, for a couple of matches between Messi and friends.  

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