RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Prosecutors charged 21 Brazilian and foreign mining executives with manslaughter and various environmental crimes Thursday, nearly a year after a mine dam burst killed 19 people and polluted hundreds of miles of rivers and streams.… Read Full Storyread more
SãO PAULO (AP) – Brazilian scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery of what they say is the largest dinosaur ever found in South America’s biggest country.
Diogenes Campos, director of Rio de Janeiro’s Earth Sciences Museum, said he named the … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will face corruption charges in connection with an alleged scheme involving the construction giant Odebrecht.
A court Brasilia said in a statement Thursday that Silva was formally … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD — A New Bedford man is facing charges of human trafficking, larceny, assault, and wage theft in connection with forcing a couple from Brazil to work for his cleaning company, Attorney General Maura Healey said Tuesday.
Donny Sousa, … Read Full Storyread more
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) – The world seemed to stop when Fabiola Bittar de Kroon’s former co-worker learned she’d been killed after a New Jersey commuter train crashed through a barrier and into a suburban station, sending debris falling onto her.… Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Brazilian authorities arrested a former finance ministerMonday for his alleged role in a massive kickback scheme, the latest high-level politician to be snared in a corruption probe roiling Latin America’s largest nation.
Antonio Palocci, … Read Full Storyread more
SAO PAULO (AP) – Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday blasted prosecutors who have accused him of masterminding a mammoth kickback scheme, saying they are politically motivated and simply want to keep him from running for … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – A well-known Brazilian actor has drowned in a river where he had shot scenes for a popular soap opera, authorities said Friday, his body recovered hours after a companion was unable to pull him … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Daniel Dias likes being mentioned in the same sentence as Michael Phelps.
Some Paralympians may feel diminished – even offended – by using an Olympian as a reference to help illustrate their excellence.
Not Dias.… Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD, MASS. (AP) – A Brazilian citizen who served time for trying to kill his wife in Massachusetts and was twice deported from the U.S. has pleaded not guilty to fatally shooting his 19-year-old daughter.
Walter DaSilva is charged … Read Full Story
UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Eleanor Roosevelt gets the credit for championing women’s rights at the United Nations but two researchers have found that the real heroines responsible for getting women into the U.N. Charter are from Latin America, led by … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – When Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was kicked out of power, she became the biggest casualty of a massive corruption probe that is roiling Latin America’s largest country – even though she was never personally implicated … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – The permanent ouster of deeply unpopular President Dilma Rousseff by Brazil’s Senate means that a man who is arguably just as unpopular is now faced with trying to ease the wounds of a divided nation … Read Full Storyread more
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – Brazil’s Senate on Wednesday voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the culmination of a yearlong fight that paralyzed Latin America’s largest nation and exposed deep rifts among its people on everything from race relations … Read Full Storyread more
RIMINI, Italy (AP) – Mother Teresa is known for having loved beggars, prostitutes and street children without discrimination or distinction. Marcilio Andrino is convinced she also loved him – and interceded with God to cure him of a viral brain … Read Full Storyread more
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – Fighting to save her job, suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told senators on Monday that the allegations against her have no merit and that history would judge the country if she is removed from office.
“I … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – A trial against Brazil’s president turned into a yelling match and was temporarily suspended on Friday after the head of Senate declared “stupidity is endless” and sharply criticized a colleague who had questioned the body’s … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Forget the snarling traffic and unexpected rainstorms. Foreign spectators and athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have something else to get used to: The boisterous booing and sometimes thunderous taunts of Brazilian fans … Read Full Storyread more