Stories tagged: Brazil
UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 12:52 p.m.
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 …
Wed., April 4, 2018, 9:37 p.m.
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.
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 …
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 8:31 a.m.
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.
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.
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 …
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 9:01 a.m.
Facebook is announcing initiatives in Brazil to counter false news reports that are expected to proliferate as the country heads toward October elections.
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 11:03 a.m.
Police say 99 inmates are at large following a prison riot that left nine dead and 14 injured in central Brazil.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 6:38 p.m.
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.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Brazilian President Michel Temer has rejected selling control of jet maker Embraer to Boeing.
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
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.
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
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.
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 …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
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.
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Brazil’s attorney general is sharply criticizing the recent ouster of his counterpart in Venezuela.
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
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.
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 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 …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
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.
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.
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 …
Thu., July 13, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
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.
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 …