Brazil president hospitalized for chronic hiccups

America 07/15/21, 04:13

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday, July 14, after 10 consecutive days of chronic hiccups.  His office said he was hospitalized after suffering from a stomach ache on Tuesday night at the Armed Forces Hospital in the capital of Brasilia. Doctors initially conducted tests to clarify ...

Brazil’s ex-president could be freed after top court ruling

South America 11/08/19, 00:13

Brazil's Supreme Court delivered a ruling that could release almost 5,000 inmates still appealing their convictions, including former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and other powerful figures jailed in a sprawling corruption investigation. The court decided in a 6-5 vote late Thursday that a person can be imprisoned only after ...

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 ...

Ex-ministers condemn course of Brazil’s environmental policy

Enviroment 05/08/19, 18:24

Eight former Brazilian environment ministers are lashing out at far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, saying his administration is "wrecking" environmental protections.Gathered Wednesday at the University of Sao Paulo, the former officials issued a blistering statement on what they called the government's attacks on public policies that protect the ecosystem.They said 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 ...

Family says Brazilian model who died on catwalk was healthy

Health 04/29/19, 10:13

Relatives of a model who died on the catwalk during Sao Paulo Fashion Week say the man was apparently healthy.Officials say an autopsy will determine what killed Tales Soares, but Heloisa Cotta is denying rumors on social media that her 26 year-old son suffered health problems such as epilepsy or ...

Model in Sao Paulo dies after taking ill on catwalk

Entertainment 04/27/19, 19:30

A model participating in Sao Paulo's Fashion Week has died after getting sick on the catwalk.A statement from organizers said Tales Soares took ill while parading Saturday. A medical team attended to him on the catwalk and Soares was later taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.The statement ...

Copa America field at risk 2 months before tournament opener

Soccer 04/14/19, 06:17

Two months before the opening of the Copa America in Brazil, a fungus infection has afflicted the field at a stadium that will host three prominent matches.The problem at Sao Paulo's Arena Corinthians stems from a monster truck race held there in December, stadium executives say.A plastic cover placed on ...

Brazil’s Pele undergoes surgery for removal of kidney stone

Soccer 04/13/19, 13:11

Brazilian soccer great Pele has successfully undergone surgery for the removal of a kidney stone in a Sao Paulo hospital.The Albert Einstein Hospital said on its website Saturday that Pele's surgery went well, but did not provide additional details.The 78-year-old was hospitalized in Brazil on April 2 after spending five ...

Fans of Brazil’s Palmeiras pelt own team’s bus with rocks

Sports 04/11/19, 05:26

Fans of Brazilian soccer team Palmeiras pelted their own team's bus with rocks before a Copa Libertadores match against Colombian club Junior Barranquilla.The incident happened in Sao Paulo near the club's stadium on Wednesday. Images showed cracks on several windows of the Palmeiras bus.The defending Brazilian champions won the match ...

Pele arrives back in Brazil after leaving Paris hospital

Soccer 04/09/19, 08:05

Pele has arrived back in Brazil after spending five days in a Paris hospital with a urinary infection.The 78-year-old soccer great landed in Sao Paulo shortly after 6 a.m.Pele's spokesmen, Joe Fraga and Pepito Fornos, did not say whether Pele would go home or to another hospital in Brazil.Sitting in ...

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 ...

Brazil police: school attackers imitating Columbine massacre

America 03/14/19, 17:19

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 months, police said Thursday. Friends and former classmates told investigators that 17-year-old Guilherme ...

Real Madrid signs young Brazilian defender Eder Militao

Sports 03/14/19, 06:40

Real Madrid has signed young Brazilian defender Eder Militao from Portuguese club Porto.Madrid says the 21-year-old player signed a contract until June 2025 and will join the squad next season.Militao had been playing with Porto since signing from Brazilian club Sao Paulo at the beginning of this season. He played ...

School rampage in Brazil leaves 8 dead, many wounded

America 03/13/19, 17:14

Two masked men armed with guns, knives, axes and crossbows descended on a school in southern Brazil on Wednesday, killing five students and two adults before taking their own lives, authorities said. The men, identified as former students at the school in a suburb of Sao Paulo, also shot and killed ...

Brazil issues 5 arrest warrants in deadly mine dam collapse

America 01/29/19, 08:13

Brazilian authorities have issued arrest warrants for five people in connection with a dam collapse that killed at least 65 people as it plastered part of a city with reddish-brown mud and mining waste.Police issued the orders on Tuesday in Sao Paulo and in the state of Minas Gerais, where ...

Brazilian president has surgery to remove colostomy bag

America 01/28/19, 08:23

Brazil's new far-right president is undergoing surgery to remove the colostomy bag that was put into place after he was stabbed in September.President Jair Bolsonaro, speaking in a video from the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on Sunday night, says the surgery starts at 7 a.m. Monday and is ...

Ex-Argentina coach Sampaoli makes winning start with Santos

Soccer 01/19/19, 18:39

Seven months ago, coach Jorge Sampaoli was endlessly running up and down the touchline giving instructions to Lionel Messi and his Argentina World Cup teammates.On Saturday, the 58-year-old marked his first official match in charge of Brazilian club Santos with a 1-0 victory. It was also his first game since ...

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