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Brazil police raid Bolsonaro nephew's home in uprising probe

Jan. 27, 2023 17:46 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s federal police searched the home of a nephew of former President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday in connection with the Jan. 8 storming of government buildings in the capital by far-right protesters. Police said Leonardo Rodrigues de Jesus, known by...

Brazil’s right-wing movement persists without Bolsonaro

Jan. 21, 2023 11:04 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s defeated former president, Jair Bolsonaro, was in Florida this month when his supporters tried — but failed — to overthrow the country’s young democracy. It was a sign that many in Latin America’s largest nation believe so fiercely in his movement that it...

Rio Holocaust Memorial remembers Jewish victims - and others

Jan. 19, 2023 15:45 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro on Thursday opened the doors to a Holocaust Memorial that honors not only Jewish victims, but also lesser-known groups likewise persecuted by the Nazi regime. Curators hope that the memorial, perched atop one of Rio’s shapely hills with a view...

Rep.-elect Santos quiet as speaker vote delays swearing-in

Jan. 03, 2023 17:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican Rep.-elect George Santos of New York, who is accused of lying about large swaths of his background and accomplishments, will have to wait to add one thing with certainty to his resume: U.S. congressman. Santos arrived in Washington to be sworn in Tuesday,...

Days before new president, old divisions tearing at Brazil

Dec. 24, 2022 11:07 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Trumpets and snares will play Brazil’s national anthem at Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s swearing-in on Jan. 1. Then, one will hear a different song on the streets, its lyrics taking a shot at outgoing President Jair Bolsonaro. “It is time for Jair, it is time...

California town grapples with toll of quake on homes, water

Dec. 21, 2022 23:10 PM EST

RIO DELL, Calif. (AP) — Outside the Dollar General, the store manager ticked off the items she had to share with families trying to jumpstart their lives after an earthquake jolted them from their beds and cut off the town’s water and power. “Batteries or candles?” a worker...

'New Year’s Rockin’ Eve' to feature Duran Duran, New Edition

Dec. 15, 2022 15:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Seacrest will usher in 2023 on “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” from Times Square, with iconic bands from the 1980s and 1990s as well as a member of BTS and a TikTok sensation. Duran Duran, fresh off an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, will...

Families dismayed at trial for Rio-Paris Air France crash

Dec. 08, 2022 09:41 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Families of the 228 people killed on a Rio-Paris flight that crashed in 2009 were hoping for justice at last. Instead, they're wracked with anger and disappointment as a long-awaited trial wraps up Thursday with little sign that anyone will be held accountable. The...

Biggest World Cup crowd in 28 years sees Messi play

Nov. 26, 2022 17:55 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Lionel Messi played in front of 88,966 spectators on Saturday when Argentina beat Mexico 2-0, the largest attendance at a World Cup match in 28 years. The Lusail Stadium north of Doha, which will stage the final on Dec. 18, hosted the most people at the World...

Brazilian protests intensify; Bolsonaro stays silent

Nov. 25, 2022 15:28 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The two men were sitting at a bar on Nov. 21, sipping drinks for relief from the scorching heat of Brazil's Mato Grosso state, when police officers barged in and arrested them for allegedly torching trucks and an ambulance with Molotov cocktails. One man...