Lourdes Garcia-Navarro http://www.kunc.org en Graffiti Artist Sprays Brazil's Turmoil Across Its City Walls http://www.kunc.org/post/graffiti-artist-sprays-brazils-turmoil-across-its-city-walls Brazilian street artist Paulo Ito has captured the spirit of the World Cup with two controversial images: One depicts a starving Brazilian boy with nothing but a soccer ball to eat; the other depicts even protesters watching the games on television. They both speak to viewers worldwide about the costs of staging the mega event. Ito explains what inspired his work and what's happening in Brazil. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 58581 at http://www.kunc.org Graffiti Artist Sprays Brazil's Turmoil Across Its City Walls Troubles Put Aside, Brazilians Embrace World Cup http://www.kunc.org/post/troubles-put-aside-brazilians-embrace-world-cup Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>We now turn to Brazil and the World Cup. Yesterday, the host country played Mexico, and it was a disappointing performance for home-team fans. It was a draw. Neither side scored. Still, Brazilians are feeling more positive about the World Cup. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports from Sao Paulo.<p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, BYLINE: Watching the World Cup is better in a group, and Brazilians are no exception. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:17:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 57900 at http://www.kunc.org How Do You Win A World Cup Game Without Even Playing? Ask A Fan http://www.kunc.org/post/how-do-you-win-world-cup-game-without-even-playing-ask-fan Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, BYLINE: And now a story of superstitions on this Friday the 13, especially for those who have paraskevidekatriophobia - in World Cup action today, Mexico beat Cameroon one nill. The Netherlands beat the defending champions Spain 5 to 1. Yesterday, Brazil won it's match against Croatia 3 to 1. Everybody wants their team to win, and there are many rituals that fans say they use to make that happen. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 57734 at http://www.kunc.org World Cup's First Day Marred By Protests http://www.kunc.org/post/world-cups-first-day-marred-protests Riot police in Sao Paulo used tear gas and stun grenades against protesters angry over Brazil's attention to the World Cup over the needs of its people. The violence came before the first game began. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:25:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 57715 at http://www.kunc.org Brazilians Greet The World Cup Kickoff With Protests And Tear Gas http://www.kunc.org/post/brazilians-greet-world-cup-kickoff-protests-and-tear-gas In Brazil, thousands of protesters clashed with police just hours before the World Cup opening ceremony. The streets of Sao Paolo were filled with tear gas and concussion grenades. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:02:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 57683 at http://www.kunc.org