Latest Sao Paulo News

Pelé in 'semi-intensive' care, daughter says he's doing well

Sep. 17, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pelé “took a little step back” in his recovery from surgery to remove a tumor from his colon but he is “recovering well” at a Sao Paulo hospital, his daughter Kely Nascimento said Friday. However, the Albert Einstein...

Brazil protests show low street support for impeachment push

Sep. 12, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Turnout at protests across Brazil against President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday was far smaller than rallies the president called earlier this week, underscoring that pressure from the streets remains insufficient to drive efforts seeking his impeachment. ...

Soccer legend Pelé remains in intensive care after surgery

Sep. 10, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Retired Brazilian soccer star Pelé remained in intensive care on Friday as he recovered from surgery to remove a tumor on the right side of his colon. Hospital Albert Einstein in Sao Paulo said in a statement that 80-year-old Edson Arantes do...

At Brazil rallies, Bolsonaro deepens rift with Supreme Court

Sep. 07, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Tens of thousands of supporters of embattled right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro heeded his call and turned out at rallies Tuesday as he stepped up his attacks on Brazil's Supreme Court and threatened to plunge the country into a constitutional crisis. ...

EXPLAINER: Argentina soccer chaos over Brazil quarantine row

Sep. 06, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

They were pitch intruders with a good reason, they claimed, to be confronting players only seven minutes into Brazil's World Cup qualifier with Argentina. As Argentina great Lionel Messi and Brazil star Neymar watched on, the qualifier was halted on Sunday and chaos...

Police investigating 4 Argentines over WCup qualifier chaos

Sep. 06, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Four Argentina footballers are being investigated by Brazil federal police for allegedly providing false information upon arrival in Sao Paulo for a World Cup qualifying match. The Brazil-Argentina qualifier on Sunday was interrupted after seven minutes...

Pelé says apparent colon tumor removed but feels well

Sep. 06, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Pelé has had an apparent tumor on the right side of his colon removed in an operation. Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo said on Monday the 80-year-old soccer great is in an intensive care unit and will be transferred to a regular room on Tuesday....

Brazil-Argentina qualifier suspended in coronavirus dispute

Sep. 05, 2021 21:51 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina was suspended amid chaotic scenes after local health officials walked onto the pitch on Sunday in a bid to remove three players who didn’t comply with coronavirus restrictions. The match featuring...

Brazil starts booster shots while many still await a 2nd jab

Sep. 04, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Some cities in Brazil are providing booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine, even though most people have yet to receive their second jabs, in a sign of the concern in the country over the highly contagious delta variant. Rio de Janeiro, currently...

‘Last mile’ solution for Brazilian favela born from pandemic

Sep. 01, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Workers in Brazil’s biggest city unloaded an air fryer, a gaming chair and a 40-inch television from a truck and carried them into a small distribution center where they'd soon be sent to nearby homes. Their speedy dispatch would be nothing special...