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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 6:11 p.m.

Police kill man who held bus passengers hostage in Rio

Brandishing a fake gun, a man on Tuesday took dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil and threatened to set the vehicle on fire with gasoline before police shot …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 12:20 p.m.

French prosecutors want Air France tried for 2009 Rio crash

French prosecutors want Air France to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard, a …


Brazil players defend coach Tite amid report questioning future

Before the Copa America began, Brazil’s new soccer boss said coach Tite will stay on the job until the 2022 World Cup no matter what happens in the tournament. But …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 2:08 p.m.

Copa America organizers brush off criticism of tournament

The Copa America has been mired in problems including empty seats, poor pitches, long lines for fans to pick up tickets and issues with video review technology. But organizers of …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Brazil back at Maracana after 6 years for Copa America final

Brazil’s home is Maracana Stadium. Brazil is going home on Sunday for the first time in six years. The Maracana will stage the Copa America final, where Brazil will play …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Brazil beats Argentina and advances to Copa America final

Brazil beat Argentina 2-0 and will play Sunday’s Copa America final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The hosts will seek their 10th South American title while superstar …


EU hails new trade deal with Mercosur

The European Union is hailing its new trade deal with the Mercosur trade bloc as “an ambitious, balanced and comprehensive agreement” that sends a strong positive signal amid global trade …


2 charged in massive international arms smuggling scheme

Two people have been charged in Florida with orchestrating a massive arms smuggling scheme involving thousands of weapons and parts sent to South America, federal officials said Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

Walmart to pay $282M over Brazil corruption

Walmart agreed Thursday to pay $282 million to settle civil and criminal allegations of overseas corruption, including payment of more than $500,000 to an intermediary known as a “sorceress” for …


Brazil left frustrated by Venezuela defense, VAR after draw

Brazil was left frustrated by both the Venezuela defense and video assistant refereeing after another lackluster outing at the Copa America. The Brazilians had two goals disallowed by VAR during …


Marta sets record with 17th World Cup goal in Brazil victory

Marta set a record for men and women with her 17th career World Cup goal in Brazil’s 1-0 victory over Italy that advanced the Selecao to the knockout rounds for …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 7:47 p.m.

Cargill to spend $30M for ideas to end Brazil deforestation

Cargill Inc. said Thursday the Minnesota-based agribusiness giant will spend $30 million to fund new ideas for ending deforestation in Brazil, and called on its peers, governments and organizations to …


Australia beats Brazil 3-2 with aid from an own goal

An own goal gave Australia a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Brazil at the Women’s World Cup on Thursday, spoiling Marta’s record 16th career goal in the tournament. Marta, who sat …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 1:42 p.m.

Neymar misses Brazil training session because of knee pains

Neymar sat out Brazil’s training session on Wednesday, a day after he limped off the field with knee pains as the team began its Copa America preparations. Brazil’s soccer confederation …


Venezuela orders Aruba, Brazil borders reopened

President Nicolas Maduro is reopening Venezuela’s borders with Aruba and Brazil after shutting off land and sea access in February to block the opposition from delivering international humanitarian aid.


Trump praises Brazil’s far-right president at White House

President Donald Trump praised Brazil’s new far-right leader Tuesday as he welcomed him to the White House, saying the man who’s been described as the “Trump of the Tropics” has …


Brazil’s Lula leaves prison for grandson’s funeral

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has temporarily left prison to attend his 7-year-old grandson’s funeral


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Venezuela opposition leader Guaido appears at aid concert

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido makes a surprise appearance at a star-studded aid concert in neighboring Colombia


Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro is ordering the border with Brazil closed

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro is ordering the border with Brazil closed as opposition leaders plan to bring in foreign humanitarian aid from neighboring nations.


Wired to win: Wire fox terrier is Westminster best in show

Wire fox terriers are still King at Westminster.


Fire kills 10 at youth training facility of Brazilian soccer club Flamengo

A dormitory fire at the youth training complex of the Brazilian soccer club Flamengo on Friday killed 10 people and injured at least three others, state-run news agency Agencia Brazil …


Dam workers arrested, families bury dead in Brazil disaster

Brazilian authorities arrested five people Tuesday in connection with a dam collapse that killed at least 65 people and left nearly 300 missing as it plastered part of a small …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

40 dead, many feared buried in mud after Brazil dam collapse

The death toll from the collapse of a dam holding back mine waste in southeastern Brazil rose to 40 on Saturday as searchers flying in helicopters and rescuers laboring in …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 7:43 p.m.

Dam with mine waste collapses in Brazil; 7 dead, 200 missing

A dam that held back mining waste collapsed Friday in Brazil, inundating a nearby community in reddish-brown sludge, killing at least seven people and leaving scores of others missing.


Trump farm bailout money will go to Brazilian-owned meatpacking firm, USDA says

U.S. taxpayers will buy about $5 million in pork products from a Brazilian-owned meatpacking firm under President Donald Trump’s bailout program, which was designed to help American farmers hurt by …


Brazil’s Bolsonaro targets minorities on 1st day in office

Newly installed President Jair Bolsonaro issued executive orders targeting Brazil’s indigenous groups, descendants of slaves and the LGBT community in the first hours of his administration, moving quickly after a …


1st baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor

Brazilian doctors are reporting the world’s first baby born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor.


Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidency

Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro won the presidency of Latin America’s largest nation Sunday as voters looked past warnings that the brash former army captain would erode democracy and embraced a …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Brazil’s far-right candidate falls short of election stunner

With some voters hoping for a fresh start and others fearing the worst is yet to come, Brazilians cast ballots on Sunday in a divisive election that comes on the …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 6:07 p.m.

Tens of thousands say ‘Not him’ to leading Brazil candidate

Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets Saturday in protest against the presidential front-runner, a far-right congressman whose campaign has exposed and deepened divisions in Latin America’s largest …