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Tons of dead fish cover major river in Brazil after alleged dumping of industrial waste

Jul. 18, 2024 15:01 PM EDT

TANQUA, Brazil (AP) — Several tons of fish have died along one of the main rivers in Brazil's Sao Paulo state after an alleged illegal dumping of industrial waste from a sugar and ethanol plant, environmental authorities and prosecutors said Wednesday. A preliminary analysis...

Brazilian researchers discover dinosaur fossil after heavy rains in Rio Grande do Sul

Jul. 16, 2024 21:29 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A team of Brazilian scientists has discovered a fossilized skeleton of what they believe is one of the world’s oldest dinosaurs after heavy rains in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul accelerated the natural process of erosion. The fossil found next to...

NASCAR's Suarez to race in Brasil Series Special Edition tournament during Cup Series' Olympic break

Jul. 16, 2024 16:02 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR Cup Series driver Daniel Suarez will compete next month in the sanctioning body's Brasil Series Special Edition tournament that runs parallel to its main competition in Brazil. The Cup series will take a two-week break during the Paris Summer Olympics....

Soros' Open Society Foundations say their restructuring is complete and pledge $400M for green jobs

Jul. 16, 2024 09:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Open Society Foundations, the philanthropic organizations that billionaire investor George Soros has built up since the 1970s, revealed its first new major commitment on Tuesday after a years-long internal reorganization, pledging $400 million over eight years to support green...

Brazilian police launch mega-operation in Rio de Janeiro favelas to fight organized crime

Jul. 15, 2024 22:58 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities launched a mega-operation in Rio de Janeiro that sent a force of nearly 2,000 military and civil officers into 10 low income neighborhoods Monday seeking to regain control of areas dominated by organized crime. The officers deployed in...

Brazil's Andrade looks to defend vault gold medal at Paris Olympics

Jul. 14, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rebeca Andrade had a third ACL surgery in her right knee five years ago. That almost stopped her career right there, before she even made it to the Olympics. It turns out she wasn't quite done. Not even close. Andrade has big plans for the Paris...

Brazil’s intelligence agency under Bolsonaro spied on judiciary and lawmakers, police say

Jul. 11, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An investigation by federal police has led to allegations that Brazil’s intelligence agency spied on members of the judiciary, lawmakers and journalists during the administration of former President Jair Bolsonaro, court records showed Thursday. Among those...

Wind power expansion meets grassroots resistance in Brazil's Northeast

Jul. 11, 2024 10:25 AM EDT

QUEIMADA NOVA, Brazil (AP) — Cousins Nilson José dos Santos and Geremias da Cruz dos Anjos grew up together in neighboring rural communities in Brazil's impoverished Northeast. The ruggedness of the land here and recurring drought make it unsuitable for the commercial farming that has...

Brazil's police say Bolsonaro embezzled $1.2 million in undeclared jewelry from Saudi Arabia

Jul. 08, 2024 20:22 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s Federal Police allege former President Jair Bolsonaro embezzled jewelry worth 6.8 million Brazilian reals (about $1.2 million) during his time in office, according to the investigative report unsealed Monday by the Supreme Court. Bolsonaro was indicted...

Antetokounmpo, Greece head to Olympics. Brazil, Spain, Puerto Rico join them in Paris Games field

Jul. 07, 2024 21:31 PM EDT

Giannis Antetokounmpo is now an Olympian. Antetokounmpo is heading to the Olympics for the first time, after he scored 23 points and Greece held off Croatia 80-69 on Sunday in one of the four men's basketball qualifying tournament finals being held to determine the final spots in the...