7-story building collapses in Brazil; 1 dead, others trapped

South America 10/15/19, 15:08

A seven-story building collapsed Tuesday in an upscale part of the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, killing one person and leaving others trapped with some communicating with family members by cellphone from under debris, officials said. Fire department commander Cleyton Bezerra said 10 people were missing, though it was unclear if they ...

Brazil’s anti-graft crusader struggles in Bolsonaro gov’t

America 05/29/19, 19:35

Once a federal judge dreaded by Brazil's politicians, Justice Minister Sergio Moro is suffering at the hands of some of the very people he used to investigate.Since Moro joined the far-right administration of President Jair Bolsonaro in January, his authority has been repeatedly eroded by politicians, including his boss, regardless ...

Neymar misses Brazil training session because of knee pains

Soccer 05/29/19, 15:02

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 said in a statement that the striker would undergo physiotherapy instead of practicing with the rest of the team at the ...

Clouds hang over Neymar as Copa America looms in Brazil

Soccer 05/28/19, 05:51

Under a wave of suspicion and criticism, Neymar will start his Copa America preparations on Tuesday.The 27-year-old striker arrived at Brazil's training ground outside Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, but Tuesday will mark his first day of full training with the national team.The clouds hovering over the Brazilian are many, ...

Neymar loses Brazil captaincy to Dani Alves for Copa America

Soccer 05/27/19, 22:11

Brazilian star Neymar lost his national team's captaincy for the Copa America to veteran Dani Alves, in another move suggesting the striker will be under heavy pressure to deliver the title of the South American tournament on home soil.Brazil's football confederation, CBF, said in a statement on Monday that 36-year-old ...

Amid early struggles, Bolsonaro’s supporters call for demos

America 05/25/19, 23:08

After five months in office, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is battling an uncooperative Congress, street protests, a family corruption scandal and falling approval ratings.The stumbling start for the far-right leader who rode a wave of dissatisfaction with Brazil's political class to victory has led his backers to organize demonstrations in ...

Climate activists call for action in Latin America

Enviroment 05/24/19, 13:58

Climate change activists in Latin America rallied for action on global warming Friday, heeding a call by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to hold demonstrations across the world.In Rio de Janeiro, a small group of students gathered outside the state legislature to deliver a letter dated from the future in which ...

11 people killed in reported gun attack at bar in Brazil

America 05/19/19, 21:46

A gang of gunmen reportedly attacked a bar in the capital of Brazil's northern Pará state Sunday afternoon, and authorities said 11 people were killed. The state security agency confirmed late Sunday only that six women and five men died in the incident in the Guamá neighborhood of the Pará state ...

Marta and Formiga head Brazil Women’s World Cup squad

Soccer 05/16/19, 10:07

Six-time world player of the year Marta and the unretired Formiga will lead Brazil in the Women's World Cup in France.Brazil coach Vadao announced his squad on Thursday, betting on 33-year-old Marta to end a nine-match losing streak and help the team win its first Women's World Cup title."Marta is ...

Brazil ex-President Temer back in custody on graft charges

World 05/09/19, 17:51

Brazil's former President Michel Temer was arrested for a second time on corruption charges Thursday, a sign that the former back-room dealmaker may be running out of moves in the face of a sprawling probe that has roiled Latin America's largest nation.Temer, 78, was taken to the headquarters of the ...

Brazil’s president: Rio to host Formula One again in 2020

Sports 05/08/19, 15:36

Brazil's president says Rio de Janeiro will host the country's Formula One race in 2020, once the city's new autodrome is ready.President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday that the new race track will be built in six to seven months, once work begins.However, Rio Motorsports, the consortium behind the project, tells ...

Nora Roberts sues Brazilian author, cites ‘multi-plagiarism’

Entertainment 04/24/19, 10:33

Best-selling novelist Nora Roberts is suing a Brazilian writer for copyright infringement, alleging that Cristiane Serruya has committed "multi-plagiarism" on a "rare and scandalous" level.In papers filed Wednesday morning in Rio de Janeiro, where Serruya lives, Roberts called her romance books "a literary patchwork, piecing together phrases whose form portrays ...

Ticket sales: The least understood side of the Olympics

Sports 04/18/19, 04:00

It's Olympic ticket sales time again, perhaps the least understood side of the games."Time flies," said Kosuke Kitajima, a four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist from Japan. "It's as if the Rio de Janeiro Olympics were just yesterday."The now-retired Kitajima helped Tokyo Olympic organizers launch their ticket website on Thursday, which ...

Collapse of buildings in Rio kills 2 in militia-run area

America 04/12/19, 09:55

Firefighters on Friday dug through rubble in search of survivors after two small buildings collapsed in Rio de Janeiro, killing at least two people and leaving another two injured.The collapse of the two four-story buildings underscored the shoddy infrastructure that plagues Latin America's largest nation and put a spotlight on ...

Brazil to wear white shirt in Copa America opener

Sports 04/10/19, 17:14

Brazil will wear white shirts for the first time in nearly 70 years when it plays its opening match of this year's Copa America.Brazil hasn't donned white shirts since losing the 1950 World Cup final at home to Uruguay, but will bring them back to celebrate the 100th anniversary of ...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro has a few wins, some missteps in 100 days

America 04/08/19, 23:01

President Jair Bolsonaro's first 100 days in office have been marked by infighting in his administration, insults to adversaries and allies, praise for Brazil's 1964-1985 dictatorship and a scarcity of bills passed by Congress — pretty much the same as his record as a congressman and as a candidate. So far, ...

Bolsonaro seeks to revise how Brazil’s schools teach on coup

America 04/04/19, 19:05

Days after celebrating the anniversary of the military coup that led to Brazil's last dictatorship, the government of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is pushing for a revision of the history curriculum for the country's schools.Education Minister Ricardo Velez Rodriguez says he will introduce changes in school textbooks so children will ...

Uruguayan Football Fans detained in Brazil

Soccer 04/04/19, 12:33

Police say they've detained nearly 100 fans of Uruguay's Penarol soccer team following a brawl with fans of Brazil's Flamengo club hours before a Copa Libertadores match in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.The police department's press office says the confrontation broke out Wednesday afternoon in Rio de Janeiro's Leme Beach ...

Pharmaceutical Roche latest to add to Brazil’s economic woes

America 03/26/19, 15:45

Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche said Tuesday it will stop producing medicines at its Rio de Janeiro unit in Brazil, a new blow to a country whose economy appears to be in its most sluggish decade in 120 years.Roche said the move will take place within the next five years because ...

Ex-President Michel Temer arrested in Brazil for corruption

World 03/21/19, 11:10

Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday on corruption charges, a dramatic development in a sprawling corruption probe that has roiled Brazil has showed no sign of slowing.In a statement, the Prosecutors Office in Rio de Janeiro said that Judge Marcelo Breitas had issued an arrest order for ...

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