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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Sep. 20, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Haiti came to a standstill with no public transportation and banks, government offices and schools shut down amid street protests over a...

5 accused of obstructing murder case of Brazilian politician

Sep. 18, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's departing attorney general requested on Tuesday that five people be charged with obstruction of justice during the investigation into the 2018 killing of a leftist city councilwoman in Rio de Janeiro. Acting a day before handing over the reins to her successor, Attorney...

Former Odebrecht executive found dead in Rio apartment

Sep. 18, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A former top executive at Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht who was an informant in the country's vast anti-graft probe has been found dead in his Rio de Janeiro apartment. State police said Wednesday that the body of Henrique Valladeres has been returned to his family after...

Amazon tribe in Brazil patrols territory, braces for fight

Sep. 18, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

ALTO RIO GUAMA INDIGENOUS RESERVE, Brazil (AP) — Deep in the Amazon rainforest, there is talk of a looming conflict over land. The men in the Tembe indigenous group sometimes daub themselves in traditional war paint and patrol the forest. They carry bows and arrows, but feel increasingly vulnerable as they...

Bachelet denied campaign took money from Brazil OAS company

Sep. 17, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet is denying accusations by a former businessman ensnared in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal that her 2013 presidential campaign in Chile illegally took money from the Brazilian company OAS. Bachelet told Chile's 24 Horas TV channel...

Brazil's environmental workers tell of decline before fires

Sep. 17, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As fires burn across the Brazilian Amazon, the vast state of Amazonas has been among the hardest hit, with more than 6,600 blazes recorded in August, 2 1/2 times more than the same month a year ago. Yet official documents seen by The Associated Press show that Brazil's government has...

US, Brazil hold talks on trade, Amazon protection

Sep. 13, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Brazil deepened a new era of closer cooperation Friday with their first high-level strategic dialogue in seven years. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said both countries will seek to increase binational trade that already surpasses $100 billion a year and plan to...

Fire at hospital in Brazil kills 11 people, many elderly

Sep. 13, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A fire raced through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, forcing staff to wheel patients into the streets on stretchers or in wheelchairs and killing at least 11 people, many of them elderly. Four firefighters were hospitalized after battling the overnight blaze at Badim Hospital and about...

Firefighters in Rio de Janeiro say death toll in hospital fire that forced patient evacuation has risen to at least 10

Sep. 13, 2019 7:11 AM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Firefighters in Rio de Janeiro say death toll in hospital fire that forced patient evacuation has risen to at least 10.

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Sep. 13, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Political chaos reigned in Haiti as a vote over ratifying Fritz William Michel as prime minister paralyzed parliament. In Brazil, leaders of the...