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  • PRESIDENT Jun 6, 2019

    Neymar Accuser in First Comments: ‘I Was the Victim of Rape'

    A woman who has accused Brazilian soccer star Neymar of raping her in a Paris hotel went on television in an interview aired Wednesday to reaffirm her allegation against him in her first public comments on the case. Talking to Brazilian station SBT, the woman described herself as an “ordinary person who works, studies; I’m a model and a student...

  • Brazil Apr 28, 2019

    Model in Brazil Dies After Falling on Catwalk

    A model participating in Sao Paulo’s Fashion Week has died after getting sick and falling on the catwalk.

  • PRESIDENT Mar 13, 2019

    Gunmen Kill at Least 6 Students, 2 Teachers in Brazil School Shooting

    São Paulo state authorities say two gunmen opened fire inside a school in southern Brazil, killing at least six students and two teachers before taking their own lives. The shooting at the state school Professor Raul Brasil in Suzano, a suburb about 20 miles east of the city of São Paulo, happened around 8:30 a.m. ET Wednesday morning during a...

  • PRESIDENT Mar 13, 2019

    Gunmen Kill at Least 6 Students, 2 Teachers in Brazil School Shooting

    São Paulo state authorities say two gunmen opened fire inside a school in southern Brazil, killing at least six students and two teachers before taking their own lives. The shooting at the state school Professor Raul Brasil in Suzano, a suburb about 20 miles east of the city of São Paulo, happened around 8:30 a.m. ET Wednesday morning during a...

  • PRESIDENT Mar 6, 2019

    Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro Posts Obscene Carnival Video, Stirs Anger

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is stirring outrage after sharing a graphic video on Twitter that shows one man urinating on another. Bolsonaro posted the video Tuesday night criticizing Carnival. Many conservatives in Latin America’s largest nation detest Carnival celebrations, seeing them as heathen. The far-right president himself was one of the main targets of revelers’ mockery during Carnival.

  • NBC Aug 24, 2018

    New Facial Recognition Tech Catches First Impostor at DC Airport

    Facial recognition technology caught an impostor trying to enter the U.S. on a fake passport that may have passed at face value with humans, federal officials said Thursday. NBC News reports that the groundbreaking arrest came on just the third day of usage of the biometric tech at Washington Dulles International Airport. Read More

  • CEO Jun 11, 2018

    Analog Charm of World Cup Sticker Book Endures Among Fans

    Eighth-grade teacher Ari Mascarenhas could have picked high-tech gadgets or modern apps to help his students learn Portuguese, but he instead went old school with the World Cup sticker book.

  • Driver May 26, 2018

    No Indication Canada Restaurant Blast Was Terror, Hate Crime: Police

    Police hunted for two people Friday after an explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant at a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people. Authorities said two people with their faces covered to conceal their identities entered the Bombay Bhel restaurant late Thursday, dropped the bomb and fled. Two birthday parties were taking...

  • media outlets May 2, 2018

    Brazil Firemen Lament Failing to Save Man as Building Fell

    They just needed 30 seconds more, a firefighter sergeant said. He had thrown a rope with an improvised harness to a man hanging from a burning building in Sao Paulo’s old downtown, and the man managed to secure his leg and shoulders. But just as the sergeant’s team was ready to tug the man away, the building collapsed like a...

  • media outlets May 1, 2018

    Dramatic Footage Shows Burning Sao Paolo Building Collapse

    Dramatic footage of an abandoned burning building in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, shows the moment the multi-story building collapses.

  • Congress Apr 6, 2018

    Brazil Braces for Looming Arrest of Ex-President ‘Lula'

    Latin America’s largest nation prepared for what would have been unimaginable just a few years ago: the arrest of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a once wildly popular leader whose administrations were credited with bringing millions out of poverty in one of the world’s most unequal countries. Federal judge Sergio Moro, seen by many in Brazil as a...

  • Congress Apr 5, 2018

    Brazil's Top Court Rules Against Da Silva on Prison

    Brazil’s top court voted narrowly in the early hours Thursday to turn down an attempt by former President Luiz Inacio da Silva to stay out of jail while he appeals a corruption conviction, a decision that will have widespread implications in this polarized nation. After nearly 11 hours of often heated debate, the justices of the Supreme Federal Tribunal voted...

  • MAYOR Feb 9, 2018

    ‘Blocos': Rio Carnival Evolves Into Low-Cost Street Party Extravaganza

    Cariocas, as Rio de Janeiro residents are known, and tourists used to spend a lot on Carnival parade tickets and costumes. But a grinding economic crisis in Latin America’s largest nation and the rise of “blocos,” as local street parties are known, are changing the nature of the big bash.

  • JUDGE Aug 25, 2017

    Dozens of Brazilian Bribery Busts Boost Electronic Bracelet Industry

    Brazil’s mega-corruption scandal that has ensnared much of its political and economic elite has one sector of its struggling economy booming: the sale of electronic monitoring bracelets. Wealthy businessmen or politicians caught up in the massive “Car Wash” investigation are often serving time at home, either by reaching plea bargains or appealing. That has made the use of bracelets much...

  • Associated Press Aug 6, 2017

    Venezuela Constitutional Assembly Removes Chief Prosecutor

    A newly installed constitutional assembly ousted Venezuela’s defiant chief prosecutor Saturday, a sign that President Nicolas Maduro’s embattled government intends to move swiftly against critics and consolidate power amid a fast-moving political crisis....
    Cries of “traitor” and “justice” erupted from the stately, neo-classical salon were 545 pro-government delegates voted unanimously to remove Luisa Ortega from her post as the nation’s top...

  • Brazil Mar 6, 2017

    Who's a Good Dog? The Tennis Ball Retrievers at Brazil Open

    Six shelter dogs looking to be adopted are playing fetch at the Brazil Open in Sao Paulo, giving tennis fans a demonstration of their ball-retrieving skills....
    Wearing blue bandanas around their necks, Cindy, Nanda, Blackie, Mia, Arlete and Ovelha are racing around the clay court of the Pinheiros Club on Saturday. They are chasing down the balls hit by Brazilian tennis...

  • The Associated Press Feb 22, 2017

    Brazil Prison Slaughter Exposes Gang War, Banality of Evil

    On New Year’s Eve, some 1,200 inmates enjoyed funk music and danced with family members inside the walls of Complexo Penitenciario Anisio Jobim, the largest prison complex in Brazil’s northern state of Amazonas Shortly after midnight, fireworks, paid for by gangs that dominate the prison system, lit up the sky in Manaus, an increasingly violent and gritty city of 2...

  • JUDGE Jan 3, 2017

    At Least 56 Inmates Killed, Many Beheaded in Brazil Prison Riot

    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 several who were beheaded or dismembered in the worst bloodshed at a Brazilian prison since 1992. Authorities said the riot that raged from Sunday afternoon into Monday morning grew out...

  • social media Jan 2, 2017

    Man Shoots Ex-Wife, Son, Others on New Year's in Brazil

    A man broke into a house in southeastern Brazil where his ex-wife was ringing in the New Year and shot and killed her, their son and at least 10 other people before taking his own life, military police said Sunday. The man was carrying “several firearms,” when he attacked the family in Campinas, about 60 miles from Sao Paulo, according...

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