Los Angeles, May 18 (IANS/EFE) Under the baton of Placido Domingo, acclaimed Chilean writer Isabel Allende's short story "Una Venganza" ("An Act of Vengeance") emerges from the printed page as the opera "Dulce Rosa", a production with a Latin heart and Greek tragedy in its soul that premiered Friday in Los Angeles. "Dulce Rosa" is a further effort by the L.A. Opera, directed by Domingo, to bring lyric opera to a wider audience.
Rio de Janeiro, May 13 (IANS) Brazilian giants Flamengo are reportedly preparing an offer to sign veteran Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand. The former England captain is out of contract at Old Trafford and it is unclear whether new Red Devils manager David Moyes intends to offer the 34-year-old a new deal, reports Xinhua. Flamengo faces strong competition from clubs in the middle-east, Russia and Europe for Ferdinand's signature
Rio de Janeiro, May 12 (IANS) Uruguay international striker Diego Forlan has lambasted former club Inter Milan, claiming he was made to feel like an outcast by the Italian Serie A outfit.
Bogota, May 3 (IANS/EFE) The Bogota International Book Fair, whose guest of honour was Portugal this year, drew 18,000 more visitors than the 2012 edition, with total visitors hitting 433,000, organizers said. The 14-day fair, which closed its doors Wednesday, saw attendance rise 4.3 percent from the 415,000 visitors registered last year. Figures are not yet available on deal volume at the fair, but it is estimated that transactions exceeded the $20.4 million in business done last year.
Rio de Janeiro, May 2 (IANS) Ecuadorian club Emelec will face Brazil's Fluminense next Thursday in the Copa Libertadores round of 16 first leg, to be played in Ecuador's southwestern city of Guayaquil. "We have to fight to death, as we did in the first round when we faced Penarol (Uruguay), another big team, and we overcame it," Emelec's coach Gustavo Quinteros told the press Wednesday.
Rio de Janeiro, April 28 (IANS) Uruguay international midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro struck his eighth goal of the season as top Brazilan football club Botafogo beat Resende 5-0 and moved to within a match of securing Brazil's Campeonato Carioca. The former Ajax playmaker struck in the 16th minute from a tight angle after a slalom run into the penalty area, Saturday, reports Xinhua
Rome, April 25 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has claimed that Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani is not a transfer target of the French football club.
Rio de Janeiro, April 25 (IANS) Uruguayan Eugenio Figueredo has been appointed president of South American football's governing body Conmebol, a day after Nicolas Leoz quit the post. Figueredo, a former chief of the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF), will fill the role until elections are held in 2015, Conmebol said in a statement Wednesday, reports Xinhua.
Protestors for and against same-sex marriage rally in the Colombian capital Tuesday, as the country prepares to take on the divisive issue recently approved in Uruguay, following the footsteps of Argentina and Mexico City. Duration:
London, April 23 (IANS) Robin van Persie scored a hat-trick against Aston Villa leading Manchester United to an unprecedented 20th Premier League title. His three goals in the first half also took him to top of the scoring chart, one ahead of Liverpool's Luis Suarez. Van Persie has 24 league goals while Suarez has
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