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Brazil says Amazon deforestation down to lowest level

BRASILIA — Brazil said Monday that the pace of deforestation in its Amazon region fell to its lowest level since authorities began monitoring the world’s largest tropical rainforest. The head of the National Institute of Space Research (INPE), Gilberto Camara, said deforestation dropped to 6,238 square kilometers (2,408 square miles),…

Chevron suspends Brazil offshore drilling

BRASILIA — US oil giant Chevron Corporation said on Thursday that it had suspended its current and future drilling operations off Rio de Janeiro state, following a crude oil slick in the area. The company said in a statement that while its Brazilian subsidiary had not received formal notice from…

Netherlands 2-1 Brazil: Fluke upon fluke upon giant fail

Felipe Melo: Looking happy for possibly the last time in his life. Having picked the Netherlands to win this game in our predictions thread, it’d be nice to be able to gloat on this one. But those of us who picked the Dutch were lucky, not right; Brazil lost this…

Expect the best, prepare for the WTF?

After the excitement brought on by today’s early match, I’m sure we all expected it to continue and increase with the other two games. Considering the countries involved – the #1 and #3 ranked teams, the #27-but-featuring-a-seriously-kick-ass-striker-who-stopped-a-Civil-War team, and a team ranked 105th hailing from a nuke-filled dictatorship run by…

Live-Blog: Brazil-Estonia International Friendly

Over the past year or so, Brazil has been up and down, but have won enough when it has mattered to keep under-fire coach Dunga in place. Despite the calls for Dunga’s head in Brazil for running too defensive a game plan, Brazil starts the game with serious firepower with…

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