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Brazil coach sends message of support to Pelé from World Cup

Dec. 01, 2022 09:28 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Brazil coach Tite sent a message of support to Pelé from the World Cup on Thursday. Pelé was hospitalized Tuesday in Sao Paulo to regulate the medication in his fight against a colon tumor, his daughter Kely Nascimento said. She added that there was “no...

Lula's push to boost spending in Brazil rattles markets

Nov. 17, 2022 15:40 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — On the campaign trail, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva promised to sustain a massive welfare program, increase the minimum wage and boost health and education spending. Now, Brazil's president-elect is trying to make good on those pledges — and investors are showing concern. ...

Russell wins his 1st F1 race in Mercedes 1-2 at Brazilian GP

Nov. 13, 2022 18:39 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Chased to the end by Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, a tearful George Russell won his first race in Formula One on Sunday by 1 1/2 seconds at the Brazilian Grand Prix. It was also Mercedes' first GP win of an otherwise disappointing season with Hamilton making...

Report by Brazil's military on election count cites no fraud

Nov. 10, 2022 15:03 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A much-awaited report from the Brazilian military highlighted flaws in the country's electoral systems and proposed improvements, but it did not substantiate claims of fraud from some of President Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters, who continue to protest against his Oct. 30...

Sargeant to run practice in Brazil in pursuit of F1 license

Nov. 10, 2022 13:00 PM EST

Williams will give Logan Sargeant an additional practice session at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix in an effort to move the American closer to earning the Super License he needs to compete on the Formula One grid next season. Sargeant, a 21-year-old from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been...

Brazil’s da Silva forms mixed economics team for transition

Nov. 08, 2022 19:13 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s transition added a team of economists Tuesday that includes at least two members likely to allay market worries about potential business and financial policies the incoming leftist leader might be considering. ...

With Bolsonaro tamed in defeat, Brazil steps back from brink

Nov. 03, 2022 06:49 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In the run-up to Brazil’s presidential election, many feared a narrow result would be contested and spell the death knell for Latin America’s largest democracy. So far, however, the worst fears have been averted, despite a nail-biting victory for former...

Brazil's Bolsonaro declines to concede, but OKs transition

Nov. 01, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday stopped short of conceding the election to leftist rival Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, instead using his first public comments since his defeat two days ago to thank his supporters and encourage their protests, as long as they...

Brazil’s brash President Bolsonaro mum after election loss

Oct. 31, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — In Brazil’s capital on Monday, the silence was deafening. Nearly a full day after President Jair Bolsonaro lost his bid for reelection, the usually brash right-wing leader had neither conceded defeat nor challenged the results of the country's closest...

'Our phoenix': Lula's ups and downs in Brazil defy belief

Oct. 31, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Four years ago, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s reputation and political future were in tatters. After an unlikely rise from poverty to union leader to Brazil’s presidency, the man universally known as Lula had landed in prison. On Sunday – in yet another twist...