Latest Brazil News

Rabbi who challenged Brazil’s dictatorship dies in Miami

Nov. 22, 2019 12:09 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Rabbi Henry Sobel, a leading human rights activist during Brazil’s military dictatorship, has died of lung cancer in a Miami hospital. Sobel’s family said in a statement the 75-year-old rabbi died Friday morning. Sobel was born in Lisbon to a family of Polish immigrants and...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Nov. 22, 2019 12:02 AM EST

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Popular discontent has been growing in Latin America, with protests in Chile, Bolivia, Haiti, Venezuela and now Colombia. In Chile, students...

Bacteria-infected mosquitoes take bite out of deadly dengue

Nov. 21, 2019 4:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — They still bite, but new research shows lab-grown mosquitoes are fighting dangerous dengue fever that they normally would spread. Dengue infections appear to be dropping fast in communities in Indonesia, Vietnam, Brazil and Australia that are buzzing with the specially bred mosquitoes, an...

Brazilian police seek arrest of Paraguay ex-President Cartes

Nov. 19, 2019 4:30 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police are seeking the arrest of former President Horacio Cartes of Paraguay as part of an investigation into money laundering. On Tuesday, Brazilian authorities alleged Cartes provided $500,000 to a criminal organization at the request of Dario Messer, a Brazilian associate...

Brazil police: officer fired stray bullet that killed girl

Nov. 19, 2019 1:12 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities have identified a police officer as responsible for a stray bullet that killed an eight-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro state this year. Police on Tuesday presented the results of an investigation into the killing of Ágatha Sales Félix, who was shot in...

Brazil says Amazon deforestation is worst since 2008

Nov. 18, 2019 5:29 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is at its worst in more than a decade, a government report said Monday, undermining officials’ claims that concerns by environmentalists have been overblown. Deforestation between August 2018 and July 2019 reached 9,762 square...

Ferrari’s troubles deepen at Brazilian GP

Nov. 17, 2019 11:06 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Ferrari hoped the Brazilian Grand Prix would bring some relief after poor performances and even accusations of cheating from opponents. Instead, the Formula 1 team ended the weekend with a collision involving its two drivers as they fought for only fourth place at Interlagos. Sebastian...

Sao Paulo bids to keep Interlagos on F1’s 2021 calendar

Nov. 17, 2019 6:01 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sao Paulo authorities made their case to Formula One owners on Sunday to keep the traditional Interlagos track on the calendar for another 10 years after its contract expires in 2020, and even had three-time champion Jackie Stewart join their pitch. State Governor Joao Doria said in a news...

4 homeless men dead, 4 sick in suspected poisoning in Brazil

Nov. 17, 2019 5:48 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Four homeless men are dead and four other people are hospitalized in critical condition after drinking from a bottle containing a “suspicious liquid” given to them by unidentified people, Sao Paulo police report. Police are investigating the case as a possible mass poisoning...

Verstappen wins Brazilian GP, Ferraris self-destruct

Nov. 17, 2019 5:45 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won Formula One’s Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday for his eighth career victory in a race which ended badly for both Ferrari drivers. It also finished poorly for six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, who caused Red Bull’s Alexander Albon to...