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Former Brazil striker and current senator Romario, pictured at the Brazilian Federal Senate in Brasilia, applauded U.S. efforts to crack down on alleged corruption within FIFA, saying, 'Thieves have to go to jail," May 27, 2015.

Allies, Ex-players, Fans Abroad Cheer US Move Against FIFA

Soccer devotees flood Twitter with praise, ask why countries with richer traditions in the sport had ignored suspicions of corruption for so long More

FILE - Brazilian soccer legend Pele waves to the crowd during a pregame ceremony before an NASL soccer game in Hempstead, New York, Aug. 3, 2013.

Soccer Great Pele to Join New York Cosmos on Cuban Trip

Goodwill mission will include exhibition match between Cosmos, Cuban national team More

FILE - A copy of an old newspaper featuring Chile's Nobel-Prize winning poet Pablo Neruda is seen in his home in Santiago, Chile, Nov. 8, 2013.

Researchers: No Foul Play in Death of Chilean Poet Neruda

Chilean government reopened investigation into Neruda's death in January, with new tests designed to look for protein damage caused by poisoning More

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, arrives at a press conference in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

US Senator: Momentum Growing to Lift Sanctions on Cuba

Sen. Tom Udall led a delegation of four Democratic lawmakers to Havana More

FILE - FIFA (International Football Federation Association) outside the organization's headquarters in Zurich.

Latin American Soccer Fans Cheer FIFA Corruption Sweep

Latin American fans have long booed officials assumed to be on the take, amid deep public disgust at graft in the game More


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Multimedia World Reacts to FIFA Indictments

While some applaud corruption charges, Russia calls on 'Washington to stop attempts to make justice far beyond its borders'
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UN: World Hunger Declines, But More Effort Needed

Report finds large progress in some parts of Africa, but notes that sub-Saharan Africa still has the highest prevalence of undernourishment in the world
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Maduro Rules Out Dollarizing Venezuela's Economy

Businesses struggle to obtain dollars through current currency system, leaving them unable to import raw materials or replacement parts
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Arrested Football Officials Come Mainly From the Americas

US Justice Department alleges defendants participated in 24-year scheme to enrich themselves through corruption of international soccer
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Nearly 1.8 kilometer-high Wolf volcano on Isabela Island is home to world's only population of pink iguanas, as well as variety of plants, animals
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Video Extreme Weather Wreaks Havoc in Texas, Mexico

More than 1,000 homes damaged or destroyed in Texas, thousands of residents displaced; Tornado cleanup continues near Mexico border
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