Lira spent ten years bouncing around various soccer leagues in Brazil. Now the 27-year-old believes professional gaming can be as financially lucrative as his soccer career—if not more so, given the financial situation of many Brazilian clubs.
Santa Cruz FC, the Brazilian Soccer Team in the Heart of Zika Country, Is Fighting to Avoid Relegation
"We have to show the city is bigger than Zika. We can't let the bad news win."
Northern Ireland are back at a major tournament after a 30-year absence. As well as battling on the pitch, they've also had to fight to unite a divided fanbase.
With President Dilma Rousseff on the brink of impeachment, among other crises, organizers of this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro could be forgiven for feeling a little nervous.
A century of industry and mismanagement has turned the Guanabara Bay from natural paradise to industrial wasteland. Now its pollution may pose a threat to the 2016 Olympic Games.
The Black Pearls, a Haitian youth soccer team, competed in Brazil's famed Copa São Paulo. The tournament didn't go so well, but simply playing in it was a victory.
Backers wanted a non-Mexican villain and a first-ever Mexican 'Bond Girl,' and they got it, as reports say officials paid Hollywood executives as much as $20 million to show a troubled country with a more 'modern' face on the big screen.
A video shows a Televisa reporter and another journalist taking cash from a cartel leader in exchange for tips on how to improve his image.