Struggling sides Sao Paulo and Chapecoense face off at Estadio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo in the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A on Wednesday evening. The hosts have taken one point from their first three games this season, which is an identical record to opponents Chapecoense. Match preview Sao Paulo finished fourth in the standings last season, but that seems a long time ago now as they are currently languishing in 17th place.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian food retailer GPA SA is considering a spin off of its Colombian Almacenes Exito SA unit to GPA's shareholders including parent company Casino Guichard Perrachon, two sources with knowledge of the matter said. Such a transaction, similar to GPA's recent spin off of its Brazilian wholesale unit Assai, would fit with part of broader efforts by France's Casino to simplify its structure in Latin America, potentially unlocking more value from its holdings there.
Brazilian football Daniel Correa Freitas was found partially decapitated with his genitals cut off and thrown up a tree in 2018 after an alleged WhatsApp prank gone wrong Mystery still surrounds the death of a Brazilian footballer whose manhood was found in a tree three years on from his alleged murder.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s health ministry has documented 41 cases of COVID-19 related to the Copa America, including 31 players or staffers and 10 workers who were hired for the event. The ministry said in a statement that all workers who tested positive were in Brasilia, where Brazil kicked off the tournament on Sunday with a 3-0 win over Venezuela.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Colombia said Sunday that two members of its coaching staff tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of its Copa America match against Ecuador. Colombia’s technical assistant, Pablo Román, and physiotherapist Carlos Entrena are in good health, the national team said in a statement.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, speaking to a rally of bikers on Saturday, said he could count on police officers "whatever happens," as he once again sought to court cops amid stark political politicization ahead of next year's election. Appearing alongside thousands of motorcycle-riding supporters in Sao Paulo, the far-right former army captain said the country's state military police forces serve as a support to what he dubbed "my army."
SAO PAULO (Reuters) -Eight Venezuela soccer players in Brazil for the Copa America have tested positive for COVID-19, health officials said on Saturday, a day before they meet the hosts in the tournament's opening game. The "members of the delegation include players and members of the backroom staff," said a statement from the Health Secretariat in Brasilia, where Sunday's game will take place.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was fined $100 Saturday for violating Covid-19 containment measures in Sao Paulo state by failing to wear a face mask and provoking huge crowds at a motorcycle rally for supporters. Thousands of roaring motorcycles took part in the "Accelerate for Christ" rally in Sao Paulo, led by the far-right president, who wore an open-faced helmet and no mask, in violation of state health regulations.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has been fined after failing to wear a mask while leading a group of motorcyclists through the streets of Sao Paulo. The far-right president waved to the crowd from his motorbike and later from on top of a sound truck, where helmeted but largely maskless supporters cheered and chanted as he insisted that masks were useless for those already vaccinated — an assertion disputed by most public health experts.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro led a throng of motorcyclist supporters through the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday — and got hit with a fine for failure to wear a mask, in violation of local pandemic restrictions. The conservative president waved to the crowd from his motorcycle and later from atop a sound truck, where helmeted but largely maskless backers cheered and chanted as he insisted that masks were useless for those already vaccinated — an assertion disputed by most public health experts.
Countries need to better collaborate to prevent future pandemics and health crises on the scale of COVID-19, especially as health experts warn of a coming global shortage of doctors and nurses, global leaders say. Junaid Bajwa, the chief medical scientist at Microsoft, emphasized the importance of global collaboration in addressing this health care worker shortage during a panel discussion this week about global health security hosted by the GZERO media company and Flagship Pioneering, a life sciences venture capital firm.
SAO PAULO (AP) — The Brazil squad has agreed to play in the Copa America despite expressing concerns over the late decision to stage the continental tournament in their home country. Players used social media to publish a message saying they are “unsatisfied“ with South American soccer’s governing body, CONMEBOL, in the process of bringing the tournament to Brazil after Colombia and Argentina were dropped as co-hosts.
(Reuters) -Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway invested $500 million in Brazil's Nubank, giving the fast-growing fintech a big vote of confidence as it seeks to widen its footprint across Latin America. Nubank, best known as a credit card issuer, also said it raised an additional $250 million from a series of other investors.
"Everything is practically open now, and the atmosphere is so different, so much lighter and joyful. We feel safe while the other cities around us are in a very difficult situation," says Ricardo Luiz, owner of a well-known restaurant in Serrana. Four months after the kickoff of the experiment known as Project S, this quiet city surrounded by sugar plantations has acquired an atmosphere of pre-pandemic days, Luiz says.
(Adds detail, quote) (Reuters) - Brazil's real closed at its highest level against the dollar in a year on Friday, gaining around 3% on the week as the prospect of stronger economic growth and further interest rate hikes added fuel to its recent rally.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Amid a possible player revolt, Brazil beat Ecuador 2-0 on Friday to win its fifth consecutive match in South American World Cup qualifying. It now leads the round-robin tournament with 15 points, four ahead of second-place Argentina. It appears all but certain that Brazil will qualify for four direct spots for Qatar 2022.