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Robinho leaves Santos over backlash

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | XINHUA |    Former Real Madrid and Brazil international forward Robinho has parted ways with Santos, less than a week after rejoining his original club amid controversy over a rape conviction. The decision, announced in a statement posted by Santos on Twitter on Friday, followed mounting …

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Pele’s ‘1,000th goal’ scored 50 years ago

Sao Paulo, Brazil | AFP | The revered Brazil striker Pele scored his 1,000th goal on November 19, 1969 at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium in a match between his beloved Santos and local outfit Vasco de Gama, whose vast ranks of fans gave the iconic No. 10 a standing ovation. …

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Colombia’s Santos names ex-VP as chief negotiator with rebels

Bogota, Colombia | AFP | Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday named a former vice president as chief negotiator in peace talks with rebels from the National Liberation Army (ELN). In a meeting with journalists, Santos said Gustavo Bell would replace Juan Camilo Restrepo after the latter announced that …

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