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UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 12:52 p.m.

Brazil’s ex-President ‘Lula’ poised to defy arrest warrant

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva appeared poised to defy an order to turn himself into police on Friday as he hunkered down with supporters at a metallurgical …


Brazil’s top court: Lula can be jailed for upheld conviction

A sharply divided top court voted early Thursday to reject an attempt by former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio da Silva to stay out of jail while he appeals a corruption …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 3:11 p.m.

Tensions high in Brazil as top court to decide Lula’s fate

The possible imprisonment of former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva – who leads most presidential election polls – caused rising tensions Wednesday after the army commander appeared to …


Brazil’s lower house approves military intervention in Rio

Brazil’s lower house has approved a decree to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro’s security forces amid a spike in violence.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 7:36 p.m.

Brazilians dancing away troubles of 2017 at Carnival parties

Amid a lackluster economy, a massive corruption investigation and increasing political polarization, Brazilians let off steam Saturday during the first full day of Carnival, a holiday long considered a safety …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 12:38 p.m.

Conviction against Brazil’s da Silva upheld, appeal expected

An appellate court on Wednesday delivered a significant blow to Brazil’s ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, unanimously upholding a graft conviction against him and even adding years to his …


Facebook to combat false news in Brazil ahead of election

Facebook is announcing initiatives in Brazil to counter false news reports that are expected to proliferate as the country heads toward October elections.


99 inmates at large after prison riot in Brazil

Police say 99 inmates are at large following a prison riot that left nine dead and 14 injured in central Brazil.


Peru president avoids impeachment, now faces criminal probe

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s troubles are far from over despite having dodged impeachment over ties to the Brazilian construction giant implicated in Latin America’s biggest corruption scandal.


Brazil’s president rejects selling Embraer to Boeing

Brazilian President Michel Temer has rejected selling control of jet maker Embraer to Boeing.


Boeing, Brazil’s Embraer confirm talks over possible deal

Shares of the aircraft maker Embraer soared on Thursday after the Brazilian company confirmed media reports that it’s in talks with Boeing regarding a possible deal.


Clown in Congress: Brazil’s Tiririca says he won’t run again

A clown elected twice to Brazil’s Congress under the slogan “It can’t get any worse” apparently feels that it did. He says he is too embarrassed by his fellow lawmakers …


California family missing in Brazil jungle state of Para

State police in Brazil say a California couple and their two daughters who have been journeying through South America have been missing since Sunday, when river pirates assaulted the boat …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 5:32 p.m.

Conflict in Mexico Senate over corruption investigation

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto acknowledged in a letter published Tuesday that he met several times with officials of a Brazilian construction firm that has admitted paying bribes throughout Latin …


Brazil presidential hopeful says he can win on $315,000

In an hour-long interview at Bloomberg headquarters in New York, Bolsonaro, the firebrand, former army captain who’s soaring in polls 12 months ahead of Brazil’s presidential election, reels off any …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 4:06 p.m.

Brazil lawmaker argues against putting president on trial

A Brazilian lawmaker is recommending that his colleagues vote against putting President Michel Temer on trial on charges of leading a criminal organization and obstructing justice.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 2:48 p.m.

IOC suspends Olympic official Nuzman in vote-buying case

After being arrested in Rio de Janeiro and accused of storing gold bars in Switzerland, Brazilian Olympic Committee president Carlos Nuzman was suspended by the IOC on Friday.


Obama calls North Korea a “real threat” at forum in Brazil

Former U.S. President Barack Obama says that diplomacy, rather than military might, is the best way to deal with the “real threat” presented by North Korea.


President of Brazilian Olympic Committee arrested

The president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee was arrested on Thursday amid an investigation into a vote-buying scheme to bring the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 7:56 p.m.

Brazil businessman turns himself into police in graft probe

A Brazilian Supreme Court justice has ordered the arrest of the former chairman of the world’s largest meatpacker whose testimony implicated the president in corruption.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 7:35 p.m.

18 dead in Brazil boat accident, 2nd fatal sinking this week

A commuter boat carrying more than 100 passengers flipped and sank Thursday in northeast Brazil, killing at least 18 people and leaving dozens missing in rough ocean waters.


‘Institutional rape’ in Venezuela, Brazil’s chief prosecutor claims

Brazil’s attorney general is sharply criticizing the recent ouster of his counterpart in Venezuela.


Brazil prosecutors charge ex- Petrobras CEO in graft probe

Prosecutors in Brazil have filed corruption and money laundering charges against a former CEO of the state oil company Petrobras for allegedly receiving bribes from a construction company.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 4 p.m.

Activists protest Rio water, filthy despite Olympic promises

Environmental activists sailed across Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay on Saturday to protest pollution in the city’s waterways and broken promises to clean them up around the 2016 Olympics.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

Opposition delays vote on whether to suspend president

Opposition lawmakers in Brazil on Wednesday tried to delay a vote on whether to suspend President Michel Temer, an acknowledgement that they likely didn’t have enough support to put Temer …


Nightclub shooting on Paraguay-Brazil border kills 4

Police in Paraguay say a shooting at a nightclub near the border with Brazil has left four Brazilian citizens dead and 10 people wounded.


UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 2:21 p.m.

Brazil court dismisses Ryan Lochte false report case

A Brazilian court has dismissed the criminal case against U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte, who had been charged with filing a false robbery report during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de …


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 8:08 p.m.

Peru judge orders ex-president jailed in corruption case

A judge ordered the arrest of former President Ollanta Humala and his wife Thursday night as they face money laundering and conspiracy accusations tied to a construction scandal involving Brazilian …


Human Rights Watch says Brazil is risking new Zika surge

Poor sanitation and water conditions that contributed to an outbreak of Zika persist in Brazil and leave the country vulnerable to a resurgence of the virus, a rights group said …


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 5:50 p.m.

Brazil’s once-adored ex-president convicted of corruption

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was convicted of corruption and money laundering on Wednesday, the most high-profile conviction yet in a sweeping graft investigation that has jailed …