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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 …


Brazil’s 16-year-old baseball wonder Eric Pardinho turns heads

A prospect with a 94 mph fastball gets a lot of attention, no matter where he is pitching – even when that prospect is a diminutive 16-year-old from a country …


Brazil leader defiant in face of possible charges

President Michel Temer is expressing defiance in the face of possible corruption charges, the lowest approval rating for a Brazilian leader in a generation and calls for his resignation.


Brazil federal police accuse president of getting bribes

Brazil’s federal police said Tuesday that investigators have found evidence President Michel Temer received bribes to help businesses, raising a new threat that the embattled leader could be suspended from …


Brazil’s president denies spying on judge investigating him

President Michel Temer is fighting new allegations that his administration turned Brazil’s spy services on a supreme court justice investigating him for corruption, the latest in a series of accusations …


Alleged Italian mobster-drug kingpin detained in Brazil

A fugitive ‘ndrangheta Italian crime clan boss, accused of international drug trafficking, was taken into custody at a Brazil airport, authorities said Saturday.


With court victory, hand of Brazil’s president strengthened

Fighting to save his job, Brazilian President Michel Temer got a huge boost from the decision by the country’s top electoral court to reject allegations of illegal campaign finance and …


Brazil’s rollback of environmental rules a blow to Paris climate pact

Brazil is considering measures that would roll back environmental protections and make it difficult to meet its Paris climate accord targets – a signal it is stepping back from its …


Former adviser to Brazilian president is arrested in corruption scandal

A former Brazilian congressman and adviser to President Michel Temer was arrested Saturday in a new threat to the embattled president, who’s under investigation and facing possible impeachment in a …


UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 3:42 p.m.

Brazil president revokes order deploying troops in capital

Brazil’s president on Thursday canceled an order to deploy the military to the streets of the capital after criticism that the move was excessive and merely an effort to hold …


UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 9:24 p.m.

Troops guard Brazil federal buildings amid political unrest

Brazil’s president ordered soldiers to restore order in the country’s capital Wednesday after some government ministries were evacuated during clashes between police and protesters who are seeking the leader’s ouster.


Special aide to Brazil’s Temer arrested in corruption probe

A special aide to embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a fraud scheme and another aide gave police a bag filled with cash that …


Rio Olympic planning assailed for ‘white elephant’ venues

RIO DE JANEIRO – A federal prosecutor looking into last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics says that many of the venues “are white elephants” that were built with “no planning.” …


UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 10:23 p.m.

Brazil’s leader mounts defense to save his presidency

Fighting to save his job amid a mushrooming corruption scandal, Brazilian President Michel Temer told the nation Saturday that an incriminating audio recording of him had been doctored.


UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

Brazil’s top prosecutor accuses Temer of obstructing justice

The administration of embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer on Friday began questioning both the legality and content of a recording that purportedly caught Temer endorsing hush money for an ex-lawmaker.


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 7:38 p.m.

Brazil’s Temer: ‘I won’t resign’ amid corruption allegations

Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday rejected calls for his resignation, saying he will fight allegations that he endorsed the paying of hush money to a former lawmaker jailed for …


Two possible paths for Brazil’s most beloved ex-leader: Prison or the presidency

A little over a year from now, Brazil’s most popular politician might be sleeping in one of two places: in comfort behind the gates of the presidential palace or in …


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Brazil declares end to Zika emergency after fall in cases

Brazil declared an end to its public health emergency for the Zika virus on Thursday, 18 months after a surge in cases drew headlines around the world.


General transportation strike brings much of Brazil to halt

Public transport largely came to a halt across much of Brazil on Friday as protesters blocked roads and scuffled with police in a general strike to protest proposed changes to …


U.N. sends 3.5 million emergency yellow fever vaccines to Brazil

The World Health Organization said it and partners have shipped 3.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccine to Brazil to help the country stamp out its worst outbreak in years.