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Bolsonaro ponders election defeat, as crowd chants ‘fraud’

Feb. 03, 2023 23:23 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Only a few weeks after his supporters stormed the seat of his country's government, former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday expressed bafflement at how he could have lost October's election, then smiled silently as a crowd of supporters cried, “Fraud!” ...

Ally claims Bolsonaro plotted coup to block Lula presidency

Feb. 02, 2023 20:54 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian magazine on Thursday released audio of a senator claiming then President Jair Bolsonaro sought help in a plot to annul the October elections and keep himself in power. In the recording, Sen. Marcos do Val tells the magazine Veja that the idea was...

Brazil's Congress reelects leaders, aiding Lula's agenda

Feb. 01, 2023 18:51 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian lawmakers on Wednesday voted to reelect the heads of both the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, bolstering President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's prospects for passing legislation and governing in the polarized nation. Chamber Speaker Arthur Lira...

Megan Rapinoe back with US for SheBelieves Cup

Feb. 01, 2023 18:13 PM EST

Megan Rapinoe is set to return for the United States in the SheBelieves Cup after missing the team's recent trip to New Zealand because of an ankle injury. Rapinoe has made 197 appearances for the United States and she could reach 200 during the tournament, which begins Feb. 16 in...

Race to vaccinate rare wild monkeys gives hope for survival

Feb. 01, 2023 13:55 PM EST

SILVA JARDIM, Brazil (AP) — In a small lab nestled in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, researchers with gloved hands and masked faces cradle four tiny golden monkeys so a veterinarian can delicately slide a needle under the thin skin of each sedated animal’s belly. The next morning,...

Brazil authorities probe Amazon ties to capital attacks

Feb. 01, 2023 10:13 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — On the edge of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, the Rovaris family is a symbol of a pioneering success story. The family arrived in the state of Mato Grosso in the 1970s as part of a wave of agricultural expansion promoted by the country’s then-military...

Brazilian volleyball player suspended over Lula poll

Jan. 31, 2023 17:34 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian volleyball club Cruzeiro suspended Olympic gold medalist Wallace de Souza on Tuesday after he conducted a social media poll asking his fans whether they would shoot Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in the face. The 35-year-old de Souza, who...

Brazil's Lula to visit Biden on Feb. 10

Jan. 31, 2023 16:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for meetings on Feb. 10, the White House announced, a month after the storming of government buildings in the Brazilian capital by far-right protesters. Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre...

Brazil's Bolsonaro applies for 6-month U.S. visitor visa

Jan. 30, 2023 16:23 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has filed a request for a six-month visitor visa to stay in the U.S., indicating he may have no immediate intention of returning home, where legal issues await. The application was first reported by The Financial...

Dolphins, humans both benefit from fishing collaboration

Jan. 30, 2023 15:55 PM EST

A fishing community in southern Brazil has an unusual ally: wild dolphins. Accounts of people and dolphins working together to hunt fish go back millennia, from the time of the Roman Empire near what is now southern France to 19th century Queensland, Australia. But while historians...