Indigenous Brazilian Soccer Players Eye Women’s World Cup

Brazil’s Indigenous women often lead their villages and groups, but for many years they were looked down on when they tried to play soccer. As the South American nation improves its structure for female players, Indigenous women say they also feel encouraged to take up the sport.

  • Apr 26, 2023
  • 11:08 AM

Haiti Qualifies for Women’s World Cup in Historic First

For the first time in its history, the Haitian women’s soccer team has qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup after defeating Chile 2-1 on Tuesday.

  • Feb 22, 2023
  • 5:24 PM

World Cup 2022: Messi, Argentina Reach Fútbol Greatness

Lionel says he wants to keep playing for the Argentinian team, so maybe we’ll see him in another World cup. But for now, the Messi-Ronaldo debate has ended for many, and Argentina has won their first World Cup in 36 years, their third all-time—and one that will resonate in the proud fútbol nation forever.

  • Dec 19, 2022
  • 12:35 PM

World Cup 2022: One More Time for Argentina, One Last Chance for Messi

Lionel Messi and Argentina set their sights on World Cup glory in Sunday’s final against France. For Messi, it means one last chance to cap his amazing legacy with the biggest prize in the world’s most popular sports tournament.

  • Dec 14, 2022
  • 5:47 PM

Mexico Faces Early World Cup Exit Against Saudi Arabia; Messi, Argentina Play Poland for Survival

Mexico is going to have to suddenly find goals — and perhaps even several of them — to extend its knockout-round streak at the World Cup. Meanwhile, Lionel Messi has already come to Argentina’s rescue at the World Cup, and he might just have to do it all over again.

  • Nov 29, 2022
  • 10:46 AM

Argentina-Mexico World Cup Spanish TV Gets 8.9M US Viewers

Argentina’s 2-0 win over Mexico was the most-watched Spanish-language World Cup group stage broadcast in U.S. history, drawing 8.9 million viewers on Telemundo television and the streaming services of Telemundo and Peacock.

  • Nov 28, 2022
  • 10:09 AM

World Cup 2022: Leaving Pepi Home a Missed Opportunity for US Team

Ricardo Pepi was left off the U.S. Men’s National Team’s World Cup roster after giving stellar performances in the qualifying matches — and even after the 19-year-old Mexican American chose to play for the U.S. team over the Mexican one. Will his fate convince dual nationals in the future to choose otherwise?

  • Nov 22, 2022
  • 12:45 PM

The United States Wins 4th Women’s World Cup Title, 2nd In A Row

The final match was held in Lyon, France, where the crowd chanted “Equal pay! Equal pay!” as the game ended.

  • Jul 8, 2019
  • 9:35 AM

Latin American Teams Seek Glory as Women’s World Cup Begins

Experts are calling this the “most important women’s World Cup in history.”

  • Jun 7, 2019
  • 12:28 PM

We Will Always LOVE the World Cup (PODCAST)

Latino Rebels Radio: June 17, 2018

  • Jun 17, 2018
  • 10:34 PM

If Only My Auntie Ran FIFA and CBF: A Simple Solution to a Big Problem in Brazil’s World Cup

In 2006, my parents, my grandmother, and I left Rio Verde for Jataí, Goiás to watch the World Cup Germany final between Italy and France at my great-uncle’s place. I happened to be in Brazil in 1994 and 2002 when Brazil won it all, so I had an idea of the parties for days that […]

  • May 15, 2014
  • 8:59 PM

World Cup CEO to Brazilian Protesters: “Just Don’t Hurt the Tourists”

Ricardo Trade , Executive Director of Brazil’s Organizational Committee for the 2014 World Cup, recently gave an interview in which he spoke about the impact of nationwide protests that have occurred in Brazil since June have had on the event’s planning. He had the following to say, via The Raw Story: “The protests are democratic in […]

  • Nov 14, 2013
  • 10:13 AM

A More Level Playing Field

To discuss the surprise success of non-European teams at this year’s Women’s World Cup, Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes back Brenda Elsey, author of ‘Futbolera: A History of Women and Sports in Latin America.’

  • Aug 17, 2023
  • 5:01 PM

Hotel Workers in LA Hold Strike, Demand Living Wage

Hotel workers in Los Angeles are holding a second wave of strikes —the largest such strike in Southern California’s history— demanding fair, livable wages. The industry employs a largely immigrant workforce.

  • Jul 11, 2023
  • 4:35 PM

Haitian Women Make Soccer History

Now that Haiti’s national women’s soccer team has qualified for the Women’s World Cup, Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Brenda Elsey, a professor at Hofstra University, to discuss and celebrate this exciting moment in Haitian sports history.

  • Mar 9, 2023
  • 5:09 PM

Gunmen Threaten Messi, Shoot Up Family-Owned Supermarket

Gunmen threatened Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi in a written message left Thursday when they opened fire at a supermarket owned by his in-laws in Argentina, police said.

  • Mar 3, 2023
  • 10:35 AM

Brownlisted: Putting the ‘Con’ in ‘Congressman’

A wrap-up of the most important and interesting Latino news items from the past week

  • Jan 18, 2023
  • 5:06 PM

Ex-Fox Execs on Trial in Soccer TV Rights Bribery Case

Two former Fox executives went on trial Tuesday, accused of bribing South American soccer officials for TV rights to one of the continent’s biggest annual tournaments and using information gathered in the process to help the network’s winning World Cup broadcast bid.

  • Jan 18, 2023
  • 10:47 AM

Brownlisted: New Year, Same Bull

A rundown of the Latino-centric news from the first week of the new year.

  • Jan 6, 2023
  • 12:24 PM

Pelé Buried in Brazilian City He Made Famous

Brazil said a final farewell to Pelé on Tuesday, burying the legend who unified the bitterly divided country. Newly inaugurated President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva paid his respects at Vila Belmiro, the stadium where Pelé played for most of his career.

  • Jan 4, 2023
  • 10:07 AM

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