Study confirms COVID-19 has been present in Brazil since November 2019

A new study from the University of Santa Catarina in Brazil revealed that SARS-CoV-2 particles were found in human sewage at the end of November 2019, which might be the oldest sample of the COVID-19 in Latin America so far. The authors of the study published in the MedRxiv science journal analyzed human sewage located … Continue reading Study confirms COVID-19 has been present in Brazil since November 2019

CORONAVIRUS: Daily death toll now highest in Brazil

Brazil now has the second worst coronavirus outbreak in the world, according to official figures—and unlike the US, which has the world's worst outbreak, the daily death toll is rising. Reuters reports that on Monday, Brazilian COVID-19 deaths rose above the US daily toll for the first time, with 807 deaths reported in 24 hours, compared to 620 … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS: Daily death toll now highest in Brazil

Ronaldinho arrested with fake passport in Paraguay

Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto remain in a Paraguayan prison accused of using false passports. The judge claimed there was a "high risk" the pair would flee the country so ordered them to stay in prison until a trial was able to take place. Ronaldinho was in Paraguay to take part in charity work. "The … Continue reading Ronaldinho arrested with fake passport in Paraguay

Pelé depressed over serious health challenges

Legendary Brazilian footnall player Pelé is depressed over his poor health and is reluctant to leave the house because he cannot walk unaided, his son Edinho said in an interview published in Brazil on Monday. Pelé to celebrate his 80th birthday this year. Pelé, widely considered to be one of the greatest footballers in history - if not the greatest,  will … Continue reading Pelé depressed over serious health challenges

Glenn Greenwald gets temporary relief from a Brazilian judge

A Brazilian judge rejected "for now" the Federal Public Ministry complaint against the founder of The Intercept Brasil, Glenn Greenwald. This ruling temporarily saves the journalist from being prosecuted for his "supposed role" in the release of hacked cellphone messages that have embarrassed prosecutors and prominent officials in the country. The judge, Ricardo Soares Leite, … Continue reading Glenn Greenwald gets temporary relief from a Brazilian judge

US journalist charged with hacking Brazilian minister’s phone

Authorities go against Gleen Greenwald, the U.S. journalist and editor of The Intercept who leaked conversations showing the judicial plot against Lula da Silva. Brazil's Public Ministry (MPF) Tuesday charged journalist Glenn Greenwald of being part of a group of cyber-criminals who intercepted phone calls of Justice Minister Sergio Moro when he was the judge handling Brazil's biggest-ever corruption case. In Operation Spoofing, which is the name … Continue reading US journalist charged with hacking Brazilian minister’s phone

Thiago Silva slams Messi for being petty against Brazil

Brazil captain Thiago Silva criticized Lionel Messi after Argentina beat his country 1-0 on Friday in a friendly in Saudi Arabia. "He wanted to rule over the game," said Silva. "He kicked two people and the referee did nothing. I argued with the ref and he kept laughing. You have to put admiration to one … Continue reading Thiago Silva slams Messi for being petty against Brazil

Former Rio de Janeiro governor to serve more than 200 years in jail

Rio de Janeiro's jailed former Gov. Sergio Cabral testified he paid $2 million in bribes to secure hosting rights for the 2016 Olympics, according to his lawyer, Marcio Delambert. Cabral told a judge Thursday the payment yielded a promise that between six and nine members of the International Olympic Committee would cast their votes for … Continue reading Former Rio de Janeiro governor to serve more than 200 years in jail

Martha now Highest Goal Scorer at the World Cup, man or woman

Martha scored Brazil’s lone goal against a highly-disciplined Italian team to become the South American nation’s leading goal scorer at the World Cup—male and female. Martha scored from a spot-kick in the 74th minute on Tuesday afternoon. https://twitter.com/YahooSports/status/1141082742022520832 https://twitter.com/espnW/status/1141082113745346560 https://twitter.com/FIFAWWC/status/1141108297879212032 With her total World Cup goals now at 17, Martha looks forward to setting the … Continue reading Martha now Highest Goal Scorer at the World Cup, man or woman

Brazil fans feared for Neymar against Switzerland

In yet another World Cup shocker, Switzerland held Brazil to a 1-1 draw on Sunday, but the biggest scare for every supporter of the South American team was Neymar’s health. Neymar was fouled 10 times by Swiss defenders who blatantly ignored the PSG star’s recent injuries and the widely publicized physical treatments he received to … Continue reading Brazil fans feared for Neymar against Switzerland