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Neymar leads Brazil past Mexico, into World Cup quarterfinals

Flaunting his flair and his finishing touch wasn’t enough. Neymar put his theatrics on show, too. What became clear in Brazil’s 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday is that the …


U.S. judge orders immediate release of detained Brazilian boy

A federal judge in Chicago on Thursday ordered the immediate release from detention of a 9-year-old Brazilian boy who was separated from his mother at the U.S.-Mexico border.


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Brazil advances to round of 16 at World Cup, tops Serbia 2-0

Paulinho and Thiago Silva scored a goal each to give Brazil a 2-0 victory over Serbia and first place in their World Cup group. Brazil won Group E and will …


Brazil and Germany try to salvage World Cup and advance

Two of the best teams in international soccer go into their final group matches in danger of being bounced from the World Cup. Germany and Brazil were early favorites for …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 8:45 a.m.

Brazil scores late to beat Costa Rica 2-0 at World Cup

Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored injury-time goals to help Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 at the World Cup. Coutinho poked the ball past goalkeeper Keylor Navas in the first minute …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

Neymar leaves Brazil training session limping

Neymar has limped out of Brazil’s training session at the World Cup because of pain in his right ankle. The Brazilian soccer confederation says the injury is not serious. It …


Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland at World Cup

Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia.


Michel Platini says 1998 World Cup draw ‘trickery’ helped France

France soccer great Michel Platini insists “a little trickery” in the 1998 World Cup draw ensured his home country would avoid playing Brazil until the final which it won in …


Brazilian surfs record-breaking 80-foot wave in Portugal

A Brazilian surfer rode a monster wave off Portugal to set a world record.


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 10:16 a.m.

Protesters take apartment that put Brazil ex-leader in jail

More than 100 members of a homeless movement on Monday took over the beachfront apartment that sits at the center of the corruption case against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio …


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

Boeing, Embraer near ‘marriage,’ Brazil defense chief says

Boeing and Embraer are likely to reach a deal after months of talks, Brazil’s new defense chief said, opening the door to the second alliance between major planemakers in six …


UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

Brazil’s da Silva in police custody after tense showdown

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was taken into police custody Saturday after a tense showdown with his own supporters, the capstone of an intense three days that …


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.