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Brazil bank CEO resigns over sexual harassment claims

Jun. 29, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — The head of Brazilian state-run bank Caixa Economica Federal resigned Wednesday amid a sexual harassment investigation against him. The website Metrópoles reported Tuesday that prosecutors were investigating accusations by at least five staffers against Pedro...

Hamilton says "archaic mindsets" about color must change

Jun. 28, 2022 08:50 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Formula One great Lewis Hamilton said “archaic mindsets” have to change after retired champion Nelson Piquet reportedly used a racial slur against him. Hamilton’s comments came after F1 and FIA condemned racist language. “It’s more than...

Family, friends mourn British journalist killed in Brazil

Jun. 26, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

NITEROI, Brazil (AP) — Gathered at a cemetery on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, friends and relatives paid their final respects on Sunday to British journalist Dom Phillips, killed in the Brazilian Amazon while researching for a book about how to save the world’s largest rainforest. ...

Clash with police leaves 1 Indigenous person dead in Brazil

Jun. 25, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A confrontation between military police and members of the Guarani Kaiowá group south of Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil near the Paraguay border left at least one Indigenous person dead and seven wounded, state authorities said. Three officers were also injured in the...

Former Brazil player Richarlyson says he is bisexual

Jun. 24, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Former Brazil and Sao Paulo midfielder Richarlyson said in a podcast on Friday that he is bisexual, a rare revelation in a country where macho culture in soccer is rife. He is the first player from a Brazilian top-flight team to say he's bisexual. ...

Indigenous and family mourn expert killed in the Amazon

Jun. 24, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Members of Brazilian Indigenous groups, friends and family members gathered Friday to mourn Bruno Pereira, an expert on Indigenous peoples who was killed with a British journalist during a trip to the heart of the Amazon rainforest. His was cremated following the ceremony. ...

Brazil: Raped girl, 11, gets abortion after initial refusal

Jun. 23, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian prosecutors said Thursday that a raped 11-year-old girl had received a legal abortion after a judge blocked her for weeks from ending her pregnancy. Federal prosecutors in the state of Santa Catarina said in a statement that Polydoro Ernani de São...

Brazil judge releases former Bolsonaro minister from jail

Jun. 23, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian federal judge on Thursday released a former education minister of President Jair Bolsonaro a day after he was arrested by federal police in a graft investigation. Judge Ney Bello said Milton Ribeiro and four other suspects should be freed because they...

Brazilian judge probed for blocking abortion for raped child

Jun. 22, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's judicial watchdog agency says it is investigating a judge who stopped an 11-year-old rape victim from getting an abortion — a procedure that advocates insist is allowed in the South American nation for rape cases at any stage of a pregnancy. Santa...

Former education minister in Brazil is jailed in graft probe

Jun. 22, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A former Brazilian education minister of President Jair Bolsonaro was arrested Wednesday in connection with a federal police corruption investigation, further hurting the far-right leader’s bid for reelection. Milton Ribeiro left the post in March after...