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Brazil's Andrade looks to defend vault gold medal at Paris Olympics

Jul. 14, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rebeca Andrade had a third ACL surgery in her right knee five years ago. That almost stopped her career right there, before she even made it to the Olympics. It turns out she wasn't quite done. Not even close. Andrade has big plans for the Paris...

Brazil’s intelligence agency under Bolsonaro spied on judiciary and lawmakers, police say

Jul. 11, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An investigation by federal police has led to allegations that Brazil’s intelligence agency spied on members of the judiciary, lawmakers and journalists during the administration of former President Jair Bolsonaro, court records showed Thursday. Among those...

Wind power expansion meets grassroots resistance in Brazil's Northeast

Jul. 11, 2024 10:25 AM EDT

QUEIMADA NOVA, Brazil (AP) — Cousins Nilson José dos Santos and Geremias da Cruz dos Anjos grew up together in neighboring rural communities in Brazil's impoverished Northeast. The ruggedness of the land here and recurring drought make it unsuitable for the commercial farming that has...

Brazil's police say Bolsonaro embezzled $1.2 million in undeclared jewelry from Saudi Arabia

Jul. 08, 2024 20:22 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s Federal Police allege former President Jair Bolsonaro embezzled jewelry worth 6.8 million Brazilian reals (about $1.2 million) during his time in office, according to the investigative report unsealed Monday by the Supreme Court. Bolsonaro was indicted...

Antetokounmpo, Greece head to Olympics. Brazil, Spain, Puerto Rico join them in Paris Games field

Jul. 07, 2024 21:31 PM EDT

Giannis Antetokounmpo is now an Olympian. Antetokounmpo is heading to the Olympics for the first time, after he scored 23 points and Greece held off Croatia 80-69 on Sunday in one of the four men's basketball qualifying tournament finals being held to determine the final spots in the...

With Argentina's president skipping Mercosur, the future of the trade alliance looks doubtful

Jul. 07, 2024 20:58 PM EDT

ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay (AP) — The most notable thing about the Mercosur trade bloc's meetings on Sunday in Paraguay was an absence — that of Argentine President Javier Milei. With the Argentine populist skipping the summit to star at a right-wing rally in Brazil, South America's...

Argentine President Milei heads to CPAC in Brazil, snubbing Lula and escalating a political feud

Jul. 07, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Given the choice between a far-right convention to bash his enemies and a presidential summit to discuss regional trade policy, Argentine President Javier Milei preferred the stadium packed with cheering fans. The libertarian leader on Sunday strode...

Uruguay beats Brazil 4-2 on penalties after scoreless draw, advances to Copa America semifinals

Jul. 06, 2024 23:37 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manuel Ugarte scored the winning goal in the fifth round of the shootout and Uruguay advanced to the Copa America semifinals with a 4-2 penalty kick victory over Brazil after the teams played to a scoreless draw Saturday night. The teams combined for a...

Uruguay beats Brazil 4-2 on penalty kicks after a scoreless draw to advance to the Copa America semifinals

Jul. 06, 2024 23:12 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Uruguay beats Brazil 4-2 on penalty kicks after a scoreless draw to advance to the Copa America semifinals.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greece beat Luka Doncic, Slovenia to advance to Olympic qualifying final

Jul. 06, 2024 21:02 PM EDT

An Olympics berth has eluded Giannis Antetokounmpo so far during his basketball career. He’s one more victory away from changing that. Thomas Walkup had 19 points, Antetokounmpo added 13 points in 21 minutes and Greece moved one victory from the Paris Games, eliminating Luka Doncic...