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Brazil mourns the loss of Elza Soares

With a career that spanned nearly 70 years and 34 albums, Brazil's beloved singer and activist passed away peacefully at the age of 91 by Brian Mier In 1953, a young woman appeared...

The Shirt Off Our Backs

Facing worst shirt sales ever in the lead up to a World Cup, Brazil’s football federation the CBF has moved to ban sale of unofficial “Leftist” versions of the national team’s iconic...

Primeira Liga: Brasil’s Premier League Moment?

This time last year, in an article entitled “Bom Senso F.C. & a battle for the soul of Brazilian football”, published on Brasil Wire, I wrote about the potential for a...

Bom Senso F.C. & a battle for the soul of Brazilian Football

In 1992, England’s biggest clubs broke away from the Football League to create their own top-flight division. These clubs realised that with their huge popularity and importance to their respective communities,...

Democracy in Black and White – Football and the Fight Against Dictatorship

The role of the Corinthians’ Democracy in Brasil’s re-democratization: Director Pedro Asbeg discusses Democracy in Black & White Fear of police, social tyranny and a highly repressive government once marked everyday life in...

The Palmeiras Problem

by Euan Marshall Palmeiras’ 1-0 win against Coritiba on Saturday evening was less than convincing, but was enough to temporarily lift the traditional São Paulo club out of the relegation zone in...
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