Stories tagged: brazil
Sun., March 19, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
Brazil’s president met Sunday with dozens of ambassadors from countries that import Brazilian meat, seeking to minimize damage from a corruption probe that alleges meatpackers bribed inspectors to keep rotten …
Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
This small city in the state of Rio de Janeiro is on high alert after authorities confirmed the death of one man by yellow fever and said they were investigating …
Fri., March 17, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva remains such a towering figure in Brazilian politics that even his absence casts a shadow. When President Michel Temer last week inaugurated a long-awaited irrigation …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
Authorities in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state say three more people have died from yellow fever, adding to an outbreak that has seen more than 100 cases.
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Brazil’s Ministry of Health has ordered 11.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccines to reinforce its stockpiles amid the largest outbreak of the disease the country has seen since 2000.
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 11:50 a.m.
Inmates armed with knives and cell phones are holding their ground at a prison in northeast Brazil where 26 were killed.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 1:37 p.m.
Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki, one of the most respected judges in the country who had been overseeing a large part of major corruption investigation, has died in a …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
For more than 30 years, the bones of Josef Mengele, a German doctor who conducted horrific experiments on thousands of Jews at Auschwitz, lay unclaimed inside a blue plastic bag …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Brazilian authorities said Tuesday that the inmates responsible for the killings of 56 rivals at a prison in the Amazon will be transferred to high security federal institutions in addition …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
An attack by members of one crime gang on rival inmates touched off a riot at a prison in the northern state of Amazonas, leaving at least 56 dead, including …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 9:31 a.m.
Colombian aviation authorities say a preliminary investigation has found that the plane that crashed with a Brazilian soccer team aboard had run out of fuel.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 6:21 p.m.
On a rainy Saturday that only accentuated the grief, 20,000 people filled a tiny stadium under umbrellas and plastic ponchos to say goodbye to members of the Chapecoense soccer club …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
The pilot of the chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team told air traffic controllers he had run out of fuel and desperately pleaded for permission to land before crashing …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 12:11 p.m.
Air crash investigators in Colombia sought Wednesday to piece together the terrifying final moments aboard a charter jet carrying a Brazilian soccer team for the biggest match in its history, …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 9:59 p.m.
A chartered aircraft with 72 people on board, including players from a Brazilian soccer team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, has crashed on its way to Medellin’s …
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
Brazil has been bogged down in a recession for over two years but one business is still growing. Fast food. And as it expands, so does the country’s obesity problem.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 9:46 a.m.
Researchers say a severe birth defect caused by a Zika infection may not be apparent at birth but develop months afterward, further confirmation that the virus can cause unseen damage …
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
Ryan Lochte will forfeit $100,000 and a chance to swim at next year’s world championships as part of the penalty for his drunken encounter at a gas station in Brazil …
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016
This week’s coup was not carried out by the military, but by the Brazilian Senate. The effect is essentially the same: the president has been impeached, and an unpopular political …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
Brazil’s Senate on Wednesday voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the culmination of a yearlong fight that paralyzed Latin America’s largest nation and exposed deep rifts among its …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 3:26 p.m.
Senators deciding whether to oust President Dilma Rousseff headed into a long night of debate Tuesday, with so many wanting to speak that the judge presiding over the impeachment trial …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science.
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 7:46 p.m.
Lukas Klosertmann and Nils Peterson scored to send Germany into the Olympic gold-medal match for the first time with a 2-0 semifinal victory over Nigeria on Wednesday.
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016, 6:35 p.m.
Brazil will look for inspiration from playing at the historic Maracana Stadium when it faces Honduras in the semifinals of the men’s Olympic soccer tournament on Wednesday.
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016
It would end the insane bidding wars to host the games. It would help curtail the bribes and kickbacks that are seemingly required to land an Olympiad. More importantly, it …
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 11:27 p.m.
Kerri Walsh Jennings beat the Chinese in Beijing, winning one of her three Olympic beach volleyball gold medals in 2008 in front of a crowd rooting hard for the hometown …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
The first Olympics in Brazil are underway – aptly with a game of soccer in the sport’s spiritual home. Just not a very memorable one.
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 10:49 a.m.
On the field, the Olympic Games will leave us breathless time and again. Heroes will be revealed.
Thu., July 21, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
Brazilian police arrested 10 people who allegedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group on social media and discussed possible attacks during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, officials said Thursday.
Tue., July 5, 2016, noon
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