Brazil ready to quell protests during World Cup

Brazil has stocked up on riot gear and is ready to deploy police and military forces to contain anti-government protests expected during the 32-nation World Cup soccer championship starting next month, authorities said on Friday.

Brazil protesters march against bus fare hike

Hundreds of protesters are demonstrating in Rio de Janeiro`s streets against a 10-cent hike in bus fares.

World Cup protests spark violence in Brazil

Demonstrators and police clashed in Sao Paulo on Saturday during the first in a planned series of anti-World Cup protests across Brazil called by radical activist group Anonymous.

Downtown Rio sees destruction after `peaceful` protests

Store windows were shattered and bank fronts damaged, while some businesses were sacked near the downtown Rio Branco Avenue where teachers had demonstrated demanding pay raises.

Widespread Brazil protests mark Independence Day

Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to scatter anti-government protesters who interrupted an independence day military parade in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.

Protest-hit Confederations Cup `best ever`: Sepp Blatter

Despite being played against a backdrop of huge and frequently violent demonstrations, the 2013 Confederations Cup has been the "best ever", FIFA president Sepp Blatter declared on Friday.

Brazil to earmark USD 25 bn for public transport

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has proposed to earmark USD 25 billion for public transport following days of mass nationwide street protests, in a bid to seize the political initiative.

Brazil braces for more unrest despite Rousseff speech

Brazil girded for more street protests despite President Dilma Rousseff`s conciliatory remarks pledging to improve public services and fight corruption.

Rallies to continue in Sao Paulo: Protest group

The group that instigated protest rallies in Brazil`s largest city said the demonstrations will continue, denying claims they had been suspended.

Brazil leader breaks silence on protests, promises reforms

After days of massive protests, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff broke her silence and announced slew of reforms in an effort to calm the anti-government protests that has gripped the nation since the last few days.

Confederations Cup will not be cancelled despite protests: FIFA

FIFA says it has no plans to cancel the Confederations Cup taking place in Brazil, despite anti-government protests spreading across the country.

Pele says supports peaceful protests in Brazil

Football great Pele says he supports the Brazilian popular protests sweeping the country, as long as they`re peaceful.

Brazil protests unabated despite fare hike rollback

Riot police fired bullets and tear gas at protesters win Fortaleza where a Confederation Cup match was scheduled.

Brazil to deploy troops in five cities to quell protest

Brazilian Army soldiers are reportedly being deployed to suppress the wave of protests demanding better public services that has led to the unrest in the country over the past week.