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FILE  - In this Dec. 13, 2019 file photo, with a band aid on his ear where a mole was removed, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attends a military ceremony in honor of Sailor Day, in Brasilia, Brazil. Bolsonaro left a hospital on Tuesday morning, Dec. 24 after a fall in the presidential residence. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

Brazil's Bolsonaro comes out of hospital after short stay

Dec. 24, 2019 9:43 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro left a hospital on Tuesday morning after a fall in the presidential residence. Bolsonaro spent a night in observation in the armed forces’ hospital in the capital city of Brasilia and was discharged around 7:30 a.m. local time. The...

FILE - In this March 2, 2012 file photo, Medium Joao Teixeira de Faria, called Joao de Deus, or

Brazil spiritual healer sentenced to 19 years for four rapes

Dec. 19, 2019 3:43 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A spiritual healer in Brazil known as João de Deus, or John of God, received his first prison sentence on Thursday following a deluge of sex abuse allegations since late last year. A judge in Goias state issued a sentence of 19 years and four months for four rapes of different...

A woman performs the feminist anthem

Brazil's women join in anthem denouncing sexual violence

Dec. 13, 2019 8:00 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A song protesting sexual violence that has become an anthem for women across Latin America was the focus of a demonstration Friday in the capital of Brazil, where women are increasingly willing to denounce aggressors. About 200 women wearing blindfolds sang the song “The...

Vehicles lay at the bottom of a construction site after they fell in due to a collapse of a road next to it, caused by heavy rains in the center of Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. There were no victims reported. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Landslide in Brazil capital spills 4 cars into building site

Dec. 10, 2019 6:20 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A landslide at a construction site in Brazil's capital Tuesday tumbled four cars parked on an adjoining road into the excavation for a planned building. The accident occurred just a few miles from Brasilia's esplanade of government buildings. A broken water pipe at the job site...

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro flashes a thumbs up as he greets supporters after attending a Changing of the Guard at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil’s president criticizes DiCaprio over Amazon fires

Nov. 29, 2019 8:52 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Without offering proof, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday said actor Leonardo DiCaprio had funded nonprofit groups that he claimed are partly responsible for fires in the Amazon this year. Bolsonaro’s remarks about the American actor were part of a wider government...