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Thursday 14 July 2011
Strikers Alexandre Pato and Neymar scored two goals apiece as Brazil beat Ecuador 4-2 to finish top of Group B at the Copa America last night and set up a quarter-final against Paraguay.
Monday 04 July 2011
Paraguay coach Gerardo Martino praised his side's performance against Ecuador in the Copa America on Sunday, saying their 0-0 Group B draw was sprinkled with some of the best soccer of the tournament.
Sunday 26 June 2011
Our run down of the teams involved in the 2011 Copa America, which kicks off on July 1, continues with a closer look at Ecuador.
Friday 24 June 2011
Our run down of the teams involved in the 2011 Copa America, which kicks off on July 1, continues with a closer look at Paraguay.
Monday 20 June 2011
Thursday 16 June 2011
Thursday 02 June 2011
Brazil's environment agency gave definitive approval yesterday for construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, a controversial $17bn (£10.3bn) project in the Amazon that has been criticised by native Indians and conservationists.
Thursday 12 May 2011
Many outside her native Bolivia may never have heard the name Lidia Gueiler. But women politicians such as Hillary Clinton or Sarah Palin might still like to emulate her as their nation's first female president. Although it was for just eight months in 1979-80 – between two of her nation's traditional coups d'état – Gueiler became only the second female president in the western hemisphere. That was five years after Argentina's Isabel Peró* broke the masculine mould, though she was not averse to playing the grieving-widow card on the back of her late husband Juan Perón's popularity.
Friday 08 April 2011
Saturday 02 April 2011
Santa Cruz is not your average footballer: rather than fast cars he spends a large slice of his wages on improving children's lives in his native Paraguay, he tells Sam Wallace
Sunday 16 January 2011
Blackburn's owners say they will stick with manager Steve Kean for at least the duration of his current two-and-a-half-year contract.
Maria Esther Gatti de Islas: Human-rights activist who sought justice for the victims of South America's 'Dirty War'
Friday 24 December 2010
When her daughter, son-in-law and baby granddaughter, Mariana, disappeared in Argentina in 1976, Uruguayan María Esther Gatti de Islas did not sit back and grieve as some mothers and grandmothers might. She fought to determine their fate, and the fate of other desaparecidos ("the disappeared") – those arrested by South American military intelligence agents on suspicion of posing a threat to the ruling juntas of the epoch.
Thursday 16 December 2010
Fulham's board have told manager Mark Hughes his job is safe and he will be backed in the transfer window next month, despite the club's recent slide down the Premier League table.
Thursday 02 December 2010
Wednesday 01 December 2010
Kathryn Bigelow's first film since winning an Oscar and widespread critical acclaim for The Hurt Locker was always bound to be a big deal. Yesterday anticipation crept up a notch, with the announcement that the Hollywood heavyweight Tom Hanks is to set to be her leading man.
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