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German suspect in Madeleine McCann case goes on trial over unrelated sexual offense charges

Feb. 16, 2024 06:11 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A man who is also a suspect in the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann went on trial Friday over several unrelated sexual offenses he is alleged to have committed in Portugal between 2000 and 2017. The trial was quickly adjourned until next week. The...

Brazilian police charge ex-President Bolsonaro's youngest son with alleged fraud

Feb. 15, 2024 20:53 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police said Thursday they have charged the youngest son of former President Jair Bolsonaro with alleged fraud, adding to the legal pressure on the family of the far-right leader who is himself facing several investigations. Police in Brazil's Federal...

Brazil police investigate ex-President Bolsonaro's top aides over alleged coup plot

Feb. 08, 2024 15:01 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police on Thursday searched homes and offices of former President Jair Bolsonaro’s top aides in an investigation alleging they plotted a coup and that the ex-president was aware of the plan, court documents showed. The alleged plot in the event...

Police investigate the son of former Brazilian President Bolsonaro for alleged spying on opponents

Jan. 29, 2024 16:35 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's federal police on Monday searched the home and office of Carlos Bolsonaro, the son of former President Jair Bolsonaro and a Rio de Janeiro city councilman, two days after the Supreme Court granted the warrants. Police said in a statement that they...

Brazil's police investigate Bolsonaro's intelligence boss over alleged political spying

Jan. 25, 2024 19:59 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s federal police are investigating the country's former intelligence chief as part of a wider probe into alleged spying on political opponents under former President Jair Bolsonaro, court records showed Thursday. The former intelligence chief,...

Deforestation in Brazil's savanna region surges to highest level since 2019

Jan. 12, 2024 15:37 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Deforestation surged in Brazil's Cerrado, a vast tropical savanna region, by nearly 45% in 2023 compared to 2022, according to full-December data released Friday by the government's monitoring agency. The National Institute for Space Research reported that...

Brazil observes anniversary of the anti-democratic uprising in the capital

Jan. 08, 2024 19:37 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil on Monday observed the anniversary of last year's uprising in the capital when thousands of supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro invaded government buildings and called for a military intervention to remove President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from office. ...

A year after pro-Bolsonaro riots and dozens of arrests, Brazil is still recovering

Jan. 07, 2024 18:22 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Congress has everything ready to open an exhibit Monday featuring pieces including a tapestry crafted by renowned artist Burle Marx and a replica of the country’s constitution dated 1988. The display is notable not because of the rarity of the...

Brazil postpones visa requirements for U.S., Canada and Australia citizens to April

Jan. 05, 2024 09:31 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil postponed for the second time the reintroduction of requirements to obtain tourist visas for citizens of the U.S., Australia and Canada, officials said. Former president Jair Bolsonaro scrapped the visa requirements in 2019 to support the tourism...

Brazil's economy improves during President Lula's first year back, but a political divide remains

Jan. 02, 2024 00:36 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva likes to boast he had a good first year after returning to the job. The economy is improving, Congress passed a long-overdue tax reform bill, rioters who wanted to oust him are now in jail, and his predecessor and foe Jair...