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At LatAm's biggest rodeo, Brazilians don't believe the polls

BARRETOS, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro traveled to Latin America's biggest rodeo — a bubble of staunch support — to connect with voters from the countryside ahead of October's vote. On Friday evening, the far-right leader... Full story

 

Brazil Olympic skateboarding is tropical fairytale for girls

SAO CAETANO DO SUL, Brazil (AP) — No matter how much 9-year-old Brazilian Nicole Amaro pleaded with her dad to let her skateboard, Deivison wasn't swayed. He was afraid she'd get hurt, and held his ground. Then, when things seemed hopeless, the...

 

Thousands of families evicted in Sao Paulo amid pandemic

SAO PAULO (AP) — Jussara de Jesus never thought that her family would live in a shack. But work as a hairdresser dried for up after the novel coronavirus hit Brazilian metropolis Sao Paulo. She couldn't afford $150 a month in rent for the small...

 

Brazil tops 1 million cases as coronavirus spreads inland

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's government confirmed on Friday that the country has risen above 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases, second only to the United States. The country's health ministry said that the total now stood at 1,032,913, up more tha...

 

Top Brazilian soccer club struggles to get past deadly fire

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Marília de Barros Silva heard reports that the widely popular Brazilian soccer club Flamengo was signing a player for almost 17 million euros ($18.6 million), she felt sadness — but also resentment. For a year, she...

 

Brazilian piano legend plays again thanks to 'magic' gloves

SAO PAULO (AP) — Days before Christmas, acclaimed pianist João Carlos Martins ran to a Sao Paulo bar to show off his new gloves to friends. They were seemingly magical, enabling the 79-year-old to play songs with both hands for the first time in...

 

Ex-President Temer arrested in Brazil on corruption charges

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was arrested Thursday on corruption charges, a dramatic development in a sprawling graft probe that has roiled Latin America's largest nation and shows no sign of slowing. Judge Marcelo...

 

Brazil police: school attackers imitating Columbine massacre

SUZANO, Brazil (AP) — Two young men who stormed their former school in southern Brazil armed with a gun, crossbows and axes, killing seven people, were trying to emulate the 1999 Columbine attack in Colorado and had been planning the assault for...

 

School rampage in Brazil leaves 8 dead, many wounded

SUZANO, Brazil (AP) — Two masked men armed with a gun, knives, axes and crossbows descended on a school in southern Brazil on Wednesday, killing five students and two adults before one killed the other and then himself, authorities said. The men,...

 

From shrieks in bucket to laughs, Brazil Zika baby improves

BONITO, Brazil (AP) — It's well before dawn, but Jose Wesley Campos giggles nonstop as his mother plays with his thick glasses while preparing to take the toddler to a doctor's appointment three hours away. "Sometimes, it is as if he swallowed a...

 

Brazil's da Silva in police custody after tense showdown

SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil (AP) — Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was taken into police custody Saturday after a tense showdown with his own supporters, the capstone of an intense three days that underscored raw emotions...

 

Arrest warrant issued for former Brazilian president 'Lula'

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian judge issued an arrest warrant on Thursday for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, dealing a major blow to the once wildly popular leader who was trying to mount a political comeback ahead of October's...

 

Brazil struggles to curb prison violence that has killed 125

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities are scrambling to stop a wave of prison violence that has killed at least 125 inmates in two weeks, many with their heads cut off or their hearts and intestines ripped out. Three massacres and many smalle...

 

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