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February 7, 1986 | By JOE BALTAKE, Daily News Film Critic
"Brazil. " A comedy starring Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro and Kim Greist. Directed by Terry Gilliam from a screenplay by Tom Stoppard, Charles McKowen and Gilliam. Photographed by Roger Pratt. Edited by Julian Doyle. Music by Michael Kamen. Running time: 130 minutes. A Universal release. In area theaters. 'Well, goll-lee! What-in-the-hell was that?" That's what Steve Martin used to say in one of his routines, and that's exactly how I feel about Terry Gilliam's "Brazil. " I've seen it. I've thought about it. I've even enjoyed some of it (albeit very little)
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July 2, 2013 | Associated Press
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil won a heated matchup of past and present soccer powers, boosting its confidence as it prepares to host next year's World Cup. Fred scored two goals, Neymar added another and Brazil defeated world champion Spain, 3-0, in the Confederations Cup final last night as protesters clashed with riot police outside Maracana Stadium. Brazil, a five-time world champion, beat the reigning world and European champion and ended Spain's 29-game, 3-year winning streak in competitive matches.
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June 21, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
Showtime, samba style, returned to the World Cup. With a pounding, pulsating offense that was always on the attack - accompanied by the beat of drums and their fans' songs and dances - Brazil outclassed undermanned Russia, 2-0, yesterday in Palo Alto, Calif. "There was a total supremacy by Brazil and we even lost several chances to score, three or four," Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira said. "We expected to feel the pressure in our first official game in 30 days in front of the world, but it went very good.
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September 25, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Germany, considered the team most likely to upset the United States' plans in the Women's World Cup, moved closer to a place in the quarterfinals last night, when it beat Japan, 3-0, in Columbus, Ohio. Germany and Japan, which each had won their opening games, seemed fairly even in the early going. Gradually, however, the Germans gained control over the smaller Japanese and were up by 2-0 before halftime after goals by Sandra Minnert in the 24th minute and Birgit Prinz in the 36th.
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February 15, 1995 | By Nancy G. Heller, FOR THE INQUIRER
The performing arts of Brazil - birthplace of Carmen Miranda, Joao Gilberto, and the notorious lambada - have a reputation for theatricality and sensuality. Both qualities were evident in Monday evening's performance by the troupe Roots of Brazil at the Zellerbach Theatre, as part of Dance Celebration's New Dance Series. Originally allocated to Grupo Corpo Brazilian Dance Theatre, the slot became available to the New York-based Roots when Brazil's new government suspended cultural funding.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 1998 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
In 1969, Bruno Barreto was a free-spirited, 14-year-old Rio de Janeiro youth who made a disturbing discovery when he went to school one morning. His best friend was absent, and for days, then weeks, no one offered an explanation for his disappearance. Barreto missed trading comic books and talking about girls and soccer with his pal and grew ever more worried. The next time he saw him was in a mug shot on the front page of the Rio newspapers. The youth and five other urban guerrillas had been killed in a bank robbery staged by a left-wing revolutionary group to fund its operations against Brazil's military dictatorship.
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June 12, 2010 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sports books in Las Vegas consider Spain and Brazil the teams to beat in the World Cup, with Spain a 3.5-1 favorite to win its first title. Casinos are giving Brazil 4-1 odds and Argentina 11-2 odds to win the global soccer showdown, Tony Sinisi of Las Vegas Sports Consultants said. The oddsmaker has the United States at 40-1 to win the championship. England is 6-1 to win the tournament, Sinisi said. Team USA gets a mascot. The U.S. team was delayed twice Friday when elephants blocked the road, the second back-up coming as the squad was traveling to its training session at Royal Bafokeng Stadium.
NEWS
June 22, 2013 | By Marco Sibaja, Jenny Barchfield, and Bradley Brooks, Associated Press
BRASILIA, Brazil - More than a week of massive, violent protests across Brazil invited only stoic silence Friday from President Dilma Rousseff, even after she had called an emergency meeting with a top cabinet member in response to the growing unrest. Only on Friday night did the government confirm that Rousseff would address the nation a few hours later, but through a prerecorded message. She was expected to meet in the evening with top bishops from the Roman Catholic Church about the protests' effects on a papal visit still scheduled for next month in Rio and Sao Paulo state.
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July 24, 1995 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Uruguay, its national soccer team intent on reversing an alarming slide after failing to qualify for last summer's World Cup, beat mighty Brazil, 5-3, on penalty kicks yesterday to win the Copa America tournament in Montevideo, Uruguay. Uruguay and Brazil tied, 1-1, in regulation. There is no overtime in the Copa America, the championship of South America, and the teams went to penalty kicks. Goalkeeper Fernando Alvez saved Brazil's third shot, by Tulio, enabling Uruguay to win. Spurred on by a capacity crowd, Uruguay matched Argentina for the most Copa America titles and maintained its record of having won all seven Copa America championships played at home.
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November 27, 2007 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
A stadium collapse that killed seven people highlighted the crumbling state of Brazil's soccer arenas less than a month after the country was chosen to host the 2014 World Cup, architects said yesterday. The victims fell 49 feet through a 10-foot-wide hole that opened in the concrete stands of the Fonte Nova stadium in Salvador, a coastal city of Bahia state. At least 40 people were injured in the accident Sunday night. "Unhappily, a lot of stadiums have problems; some are in better conditions than others, but I think we could see another collapse like this if something isn't done," said Eduardo de Castro Mello, an architect who helped conduct a survey of soccer stadiums for the national association of engineering and architecture companies.
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May 27, 2015 | Lauren McCutcheon, Daily News Staff Writer
PEOPLE who've been to "Future Sensations" have a tough time describing it. The free exhibit, comprised of five walk-through modern structures, opens Saturday in Eakins Oval. It closes June 6. Three enormous, flashy cubes, one cylinder and a dome were designed to commemorate the 350th anniversary of Saint-Gobain, a Paris-based manufacturer of construction materials with its U.S. headquarters in Valley Forge. The pop-up buildings have spent a week each in Shanghai, China, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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January 22, 2015
The truck: Our mouths started watering as soon as we saw Ricardo Barbosa's Casa Brazil on 33rd Street, on Drexel University's campus. The truck, which opened in June, features a photo of juicy meat over an open flame - basically the only two things you need in life, when you really think about it.   Concept: Culinary creativity is great, but there's something to be said for simple dishes done right. That's what drew us to Casa Brazil - the sirloin steak, lightly seasoned and cooked to perfection.
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July 11, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Alex Seldin of Chestnut Hill didn't have to run into Tim Howard to make his World Cup trip memorable. (Although he did; Howard's mother, too.) Seldin also spent time with Captain America and Miss Liberty and the rest of the American Outlaws roaming all over Brazil. A lawyer and entrepreneur, and a big soccer fan since his high school playing days in the '80s, Seldin went to one previous World Cup, in Germany in 2006. Seeing another American in Nuremberg that year was usually cause to stop and have a chat, find out who he was and how he got there, trading tales.
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July 10, 2014 | BY PATRICIA MADEJ & CINDY STANSBURY, Daily News Staff Writers madejp@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
AT HALFTIME, with Germany leading Brazil 5-0, Tim Stegmann of Muenster, Germany, ran to a Philly Dunkin' Donuts to find Wi-Fi to get a hold of his family and talk about the good news. "It's like a dream," said Stegmann, 22, who is traveling from New York to Miami on vacation. He was referring to yesterday's 2014 World Cup soccer semifinal. The game in Brazil ended 7-1, keeping the home country from the finals. The Netherlands and Argentina meet today in the other semifinal. The final is Sunday.
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July 6, 2014 | By Max Cohen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia Freedoms rookie Marcelo Melo is in the midst of a hectic few weeks. He played in four high-pressure men's doubles matches at Wimbledon this week, advancing to the quarterfinals of one of the most important tournaments in the sport. Just days later, the 30-year-old is preparing to play for the first time in World TeamTennis in a city that he has never been to. But neither of those challenges fazed him. Instead, the thing that has nearly made Melo crack has been watching his native Brazil compete in the World Cup. Melo followed Brazil's matches closely during Wimbledon.
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June 12, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The most famous soccer player in history is a global brand. This is a week for Pele to push that brand. Hence, the e-mail from Santander Bank asking whether five or so minutes on the phone or Skype or Hangout or FaceTime with Pele would be of interest. The World Cup starts Thursday with host Brazil facing Croatia. Brazil's greatest legend would be happy to talk from Sao Paulo, site of the opener. It also makes sense that Pele's brand remains strongest in the United States, still without our own folk hero in the sport.
NEWS
May 29, 2014
Look homeward Charles Krauthammer misses a chance to have a serious discussion about American foreign policy and instead seeks to blame President Obama for his view that American power has declined ("Decline is a choice," May 26). He could have questioned why the United States is everywhere, instead of focusing on the strategic use of its power. Such an approach would determine what is important to our freedom, what affects our security, what taxes will have to be raised and programs cut to finance our power, and what threatens our economic power.
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May 28, 2014 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
The racks and shelves at By Brazil, a shop tucked onto Castor Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, overflow with yellow-and-green hats, horns, flags, stickers, and soccer jerseys. But roughly three weeks from the opening game of the FIFA World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil, owner Lindolfo Neto was glum. "How are we going to spend millions building stadiums, and our people don't have hospitals or schools?" he asked. "I'm not excited for the World Cup in Brazil. " What should be a time of passion and excitement for Brazilians in the Philadelphia area has been tempered, they say, by the civil unrest in their homeland over the billions of taxpayer dollars being spent on the most expensive World Cup in history.
BUSINESS
March 26, 2014 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pharmaceuticals wholesaler AmerisourceBergen resumed its expansion into foreign markets Monday, saying it will invest about $100 million for a minority stake in a leading distributor in Brazil, Profarma Distribuidora de Produtos FarmacĂȘuticos S.A. AmerisourceBergen, headquartered in Valley Forge, is the second largest distributor of prescription medicine in the United States, as measured by revenue. Brazil is the world's fifth most populous country, with about 200 million people, so there is opportunity, but also immense challenges.
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January 31, 2014 | Daily News staff and wire reports
A BRAZILIAN gymnast who was expected to compete in freestyle skiing at the Sochi Olympics is unable to move her arms or legs and can't breathe on her own after she hit a tree while skiing in Utah this week, doctors said yesterday. Lais Souza , 25, is fighting for her life and will miss the Olympics, Brazilian team doctor Antonio Marttos said at a news conference in Salt Lake City. She was injured Monday when she hit a tree while skiing recreationally in Park City, Utah, in an accident that doctors said could have happened to anybody.
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