Brazil arrests Silva’s ex-finance minister in graft probe

Brazil arrests Silva’s ex-finance minister in graft probe

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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Brazil’s Silva says prosecutors want to end his career

Brazil’s Silva says prosecutors want to end his career

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 Story

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Brazilian soap opera actor drowns close to where scenes shot

Brazilian soap opera actor drowns close to where scenes shot

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 Story

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Brazil’s Daniel Dias the Michael Phelps of the Paralympics

Brazil’s Daniel Dias the Michael Phelps of the Paralympics

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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Twice deported Brazilian man who tried to kill wife denies murdering his daughter

Twice deported Brazilian man who tried to kill wife denies murdering his daughter

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

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Latin American women got women into UN Charter

Latin American women got women into UN Charter

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 Story

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After Brazil’s Rousseff ousted, what about corruption probe?

After Brazil’s Rousseff ousted, what about corruption probe?

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 Story

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Brazil’s Michel Temer inherits presidency on shaky ground

Brazil’s Michel Temer inherits presidency on shaky ground

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 Story

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Brazil’s President Rousseff ousted from office by Senate

Brazil’s President Rousseff ousted from office by Senate

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 Story

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For Brazilian man, Mother Teresa worked a miracle

For Brazilian man, Mother Teresa worked a miracle

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 Story

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Brazil’s Rousseff faces senators, says accusations meritless

Brazil’s Rousseff faces senators, says accusations meritless

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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Shouts, charges of ‘stupidity,’ at Brazil president’s trial

Shouts, charges of ‘stupidity,’ at Brazil president’s trial

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 Story

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Boisterous Brazilian fans rewrite rules of Olympic etiquette

Boisterous Brazilian fans rewrite rules of Olympic etiquette

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 Story

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Brazil Senate sends suspended President Dilma to trial

Brazil Senate sends suspended President Dilma to trial

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 Story

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Brazilian judge orders Olympics to allow stadium protests

Brazilian judge orders Olympics to allow stadium protests

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 Story

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Visitors to Rio Olympics will find all senses triggered

Visitors to Rio Olympics will find all senses triggered

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 Story

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Rio Olympics opening ceremony highlights Brazil, environment

Rio Olympics opening ceremony highlights Brazil, environment

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 Story

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Former Brazilian President Silva to stand trial

Former Brazilian President Silva to stand trial

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 Story

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