Topic: 2016 Summer Olympics
Three buildings in Rio de Janeiro collapsed late Wednesday. The latest in a string of construction woes, the accident is raising concerns about preparation for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
Call this a wish list to publishers. Of course it's true that’s there hardly any major sports star who hasn’t already achieved hardcover immortality a time or two or more. So why check back in with some already familiar sports luminaries? With the passage of time comes fresh perspectives on playing days, teammates, and rivals. And maybe even a little more honesty. So here goes, in no particular order: the Monitor’s Top 10 sports figures we’d put in the publishing on-deck circle.
12/22/2011 08:35 am
Brazil has performed well, writes guest blogger Greg Michener, but its leaders' swagger reflects an immodesty unmerited for a country as susceptible to the winds of change as Brazil.
09/28/2011 10:58 am
Latin America Monitor Brazil fights corruption at home as it signs Open Government Partnership with the US
Today, Brazil formally unveils its plans for the multi-country initiative, a timely move as ministers are sacked and people take to the streets to demand more transparency.
09/20/2011 02:53 pm
Despite a rash of recent corruption scandals in Brazil, bright spots are appearing, including today's 'March Against Corruption' in support of President Rousseff’s efforts to clean up the capital.
09/07/2011 09:46 am
In Pictures Brazil: sights to see
Latin America Monitor Brazilian President Rousseff's first semester marred by battles with Congress, scandal
Although she has kept Brazil's economy buoyant in her first six months, the president has lost four ministers to corruption scandals and has been unable to keep her congressional allies in line.
07/21/2011 11:04 am
The new US- and Brazil-led initiative to encourage government transparency could provide the US another means to promote democracy and free trade.
07/13/2011 04:36 pm
The Brazilian cities, which far outrank any US cities on Mercer's annual list, have climbed the ranks due to high taxes and a booming Brazilian economy.
07/12/2011 03:27 pm
The Brazilian Congress, which yesterday threatened to stop work if the president doesn't dole out pork, acts with impunity thanks to a culture of consensus that lets malfeasors off the hook, writes guest blogger Greg Michener.
06/29/2011 11:23 am