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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Brazil’s Senate has voted to put suspended President Dilma Rousseff on trial for allegedly breaking fiscal rules in her managing of the federal budget.
Wednesday’s 59-21 vote is the final step before a trial and … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – A judge ordered Olympic organizers to allow peaceful protests inside venues after several fans were escorted from stadiums for displaying anti-government signs.
With Brazil’s political crisis deepening and the Senate on Tuesday taking up impeachment … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Right after getting off the plane, sweat beads will start to gather on your forehead. That’s just Rio de Janeiro’s ever-present humidity saying “hello.”
You will be enveloped by shades of green – lush tropical … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – There’s nothing like the unique Brazilian vibe – and the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will see no shortage of samba, culture, diversity and history as the South American … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – A Brazilian judge has accepted charges against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for allegedly obstructing a corruption investigation involving state-run oil giant Petrobras, clearing the way for one of the country’s best-known political … Read Full Storyread more