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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 2:54 p.m.

Fire at Brazil hospital kills 11 people, many elderly

A fire raced through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, forcing staff to wheel patients into the streets on beds or in wheelchairs and killing at least 11 people, many …


H&M stops buying leather from Brazil over Amazon fires

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Low-cost fashion retailer H&M said Friday it is suspending leather purchases from Brazil to make sure it is not supporting cattle farming that may be contributing to …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Protect or develop? Amazon fires signal growing pressure

Fire is a way of life in the Amazon, highlighting strain between protecting and developing the rainforest


High-level Brazilian envoys in US to discuss Amazon fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday that his son and the country’s foreign minister are in the United States to discuss possible U.S. aid amid devastating fires in the Amazon …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 6:41 p.m.

Respiratory ailments hit in Amazon as Brazil spurns G-7 aid

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says Brazil will only accept international aid for Amazon if Macron apologizes.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro causes global outrage over Amazon fires

The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged $20 million to help Amazon countries fight fires, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said rich countries were treating the region like …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 6:41 p.m.

Brazilian troops begin deploying to fight Amazon fires

Brazilian troops deploy in the Amazon to help fight fires that have swept parts of the region.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 6:41 p.m.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to send army to contain Amazon fires

Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the massive blazes.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

As record numbers of fires burn in Amazon, Bolsonaro blames NGOs

INPE, as the institute is known, recorded an 84% increase in fires in Brazil between 2018 and 2019, with well over half taking place in the Amazon rainforest. It was …


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 …