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Former Guantanamo detainee’s whereabouts unclear; South American airlines issues alert

A South American airline is asking its employees to be on the lookout for a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was resettled in Uruguay after being freed by U.S. authorities.

Court freezes Facebook’s funds in Brazil

A Brazilian news site said a federal court has ordered more than $6 million in Facebook funds frozen because its popular messaging service WhatsApp failed to turn over messages sought …

Amid cuts, Rio police ask for handouts ahead of Olympics

Just weeks ahead of the Olympic Games, police helicopters are grounded, patrol cars are parked and Rio de Janeiro’s security forces are so pressed for funds that some have to …

Harlem Globetrotters offer Brazilian soccer star Neymar chance to use his hands

Hey, Neymar, we’ll let you use your hands. The Harlem Globetrotters have “drafted” the Brazilian soccer star in their annual exercise of selecting from a host of world-class athletes and …

Four of 30-plus men wanted in teen’s gang rape ID’d

Police said Friday that they have identified and are searching for four of the more than 30 men suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, a case that …

Brazil’s March for Jesus draws tens of thousands

Tens of thousands of evangelical Christians are taking part in Brazil’s “March for Jesus,” an annual event that unites faithful from hundreds of Protestant churches in a country that is …

Robert J. Samuelson: Olympics hosts do financial bellyflop

Hosting the Olympics has become a financial sinkhole, made less attractive because economic growth and tax revenues have slowed.

Suspended Brazil leader blasts critics; fill-in urges unity

BRASILIA, Brazil – Brazil’s Senate voted Thursday to impeach President Dilma Rousseff after a months-long fight that laid bare the country’s fury over corruption and economic decay, hurling Latin America’s …

Olympics official wary of athletes staying outside village

Extra security measures may be needed to protect athletes staying outside of the Olympic Village during the games in Rio de Janeiro, including Rafael Nadal, who will be staying at …

LeBron James says no Olympic commitment yet

LeBron James says he has not committed to play for the United States at the Olympics.

Elevated bike lane collapses in Brazil’s Olympic city, at least 2 die

An oceanfront stretch of an elevated bike lane built ahead of the Olympic Games collapsed on Thursday when it was hit by a strong wave, killing at least two people, …

Backup flame for Rio lit in birthplace of ancient Olympics

Fire spurted from a concave mirror Wednesday as a priestess, kneeling in her long, pleated dress before a ruined Greek temple, focused the blazing sun’s rays on her metal torch.

Robert J. Samuelson: Brazil’s ‘emerging market’ mismanagement a lesson

What got lost in the optimism of emerging markets was the impact of national differences - of values, institutions, politics, policies - on smooth economic growth.

As Olympic Games near, Brazil’s sports minister resigns

Brazil’s sports minister is resigning four months before the country hosts the Olympics, the office of embattled President Dilma Rousseff says, amid continuing uncertainty over the fate of six other …

18 go blind after cataract surgery in Brazil

Brazilian officials say 18 people have been left blind after undergoing cataract surgeries in which non-sterilized instruments were used in an industrial suburb on the outskirts of Sao Paulo.

In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss

A Brazilian health official warned pregnant women to think twice before giving a kiss as global measures mounted Friday against the Zika virus suspected of a link to birth defects.

Brazil finds active Zika virus in urine, saliva

The head of a top Brazilian health research institute says its scientists have discovered the presence of active Zika virus in urine and saliva samples.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 4, 2016, 7:23 p.m.

Zika spread via blood transfusion, Brazil official confirms

Two people in southeastern Brazil contracted the Zika virus through blood transfusions, a municipal health official said Thursday, presenting a fresh challenge to efforts to contain the virus on top …

Dam bursts at mine in southeastern Brazil, submerging homes

A dam burst at an iron ore mine Thursday in southeastern Brazil, submerging nearby homes and vehicles. Authorities confirmed at least one death – and said an unknown number of …

IOC will order testing for viruses around Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO – The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year’s Rio de …

Sub scores in 80th minute for Australia’s historic victory

Substitute Kyah Simon scored in the 80th minute to lift Australia to its first Women’s World Cup knockout win, a 1-0 upset of Brazil and star Marta on a rainy …

Pele doing ’fine’ after taken to special care unit

Brazilian soccer great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, his spokesman …

Derrick Rose hears cheers as U.S. beats Brazil

Derrick Rose heard the cheers and showed some of his old explosiveness, fellow Windy City product Anthony Davis scored 20 points, and the U.S. beat Brazil 95-78 in a tuneup …

Soccer notes: Colombia’s James Rodriguez signs with Madrid

After scoring the most goals of any player at the World Cup, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid on Tuesday. The 23-year-old Rodriguez, who helped …

Scolari out as coach of Brazil soccer team

The Brazilian football confederation says it won’t keep Luiz Felipe Scolari as Brazil’s head coach. The confederation said in a statement Monday that Scolari will not be coming back after …

Dejected Brazilians watch another World Cup loss

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilians already downhearted at missing out on reaching the World Cup final watched in dismay Saturday as their national team lost to the Netherlands 3-0 in …

Netherlands beats host Brazil 3-0 to finish third

BRASILIA, Brazil – When it was all over, it was the Netherlands receiving a standing ovation from the Brazilian crowd. Brazil walked off the field to boos, after another demoralizing …

Netherlands, Brazil find importance in third-place game

Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal is trying to motivate his players for the third-place match against Brazil by giving them the mission of becoming the only Dutch squad to finish …

UPDATED: Tue., July 8, 2014, 3:56 p.m.

Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches World Cup final

With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.

Brazilian gold-mining town home to country’s independence movement

OURO PRETO, Brazil – Removed from the bustling World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte lies a charming colonial town that gave birth to Brazil’s independence. Ouro Preto, a UNESCO …