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Michael Astor

Michael Astor

    Brazil takes stock of crumbling stadiums
    Brazil takes stock of crumbling stadiums
    A stadium collapse that killed seven people highlighted the crumbling state of Brazil's soccer arenas less than a month after the country was...
    Brazilian flagship airline's survival on the line
    Brazilian flagship airline's survival on the line
    The survival of Brazil's flagship airline Varig is on the line as a group of employees scramble to raise money for a first payment on the carrier,...
    Auction of bankrupt Brazilian airline postponed
    Auction of bankrupt Brazilian airline postponed
    A bankruptcy court judge has postponed Monday's scheduled auction of Brazil's debt-ridden flagship airline Viacao Aerea Rio-Grandense (Varig), the...
    Sounds of samba flood the streets of Rio
    Sounds of samba flood the streets of Rio
    Rio happily swapped a group of ageing British rockers for scantily clad dancers and the relentless beat of hundreds of drums on Monday as Brazil's...
    Plan for Amazon gas pipeline irks environmentalists
    Plan for Amazon gas pipeline irks environmentalists
    Environmentalists were caught off guard when South American leaders announced plans to build a massive natural-gas pipeline through the Amazon...
    Plans for Rio Guggenheim are dead in the water
    Plans for Rio Guggenheim are dead in the water
    Plans to build an underwater branch of the Guggenheim museum here are dead in the water, Rio's mayor said on Thursday.
    Guard killed in revolt in Rio prison
    Guard killed in revolt in Rio prison
    Inmates at a prison near Rio de Janeiro who shot and killed a guard and held 21 hostages agreed on Monday to a fresh round of negotiations with...