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Brazil's Bolsonaro says he may nominate son as US ambassador

Jul. 12, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he's considering nominating his son to be ambassador to the United States, raising a storm of complaints Friday alleging nepotism and questioning his qualifications. Eduardo Bolsonaro, who is currently a congressman, met with Foreign Minister...

Fans mourn João Gilberto at Rio de Janeiro funeral

Jul. 8, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fans from around the world honored bossa nova pioneer João Gilberto on Monday, filing past his coffin at his funeral in Rio de Janeiro. A small string orchestra and choir performed one of Gilberto's most famous songs, "Chega de saudade" as his body was displayed in an open casket...

Brazil leader hit for cool reaction to João Gilberto's death

Jul. 7, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro came under fire Sunday for a lukewarm response to the death of a Brazilian cultural icon, João Gilberto, one of the fathers of bossa nova music, which gained worldwide popularity in the 1960s. Impassioned tributes to Gilberto rocketed around Brazilian...

EU, South American bloc strike long-sought free trade deal

Jun. 28, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — South America's Mercosur bloc and the European Union struck a free-trade deal Friday after two decades of negotiations that concluded amid global trade tensions and rising protectionism. The agreement announced by both sides came as trade talks between the EU and the United...

The Latest: EU hails new trade deal with Mercosur

Jun. 28, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Latest on the European Union-Mercosur trade deal (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The European Union is hailing its new trade deal with the Mercosur trade bloc as "an ambitious, balanced and comprehensive agreement" that sends a strong positive signal amid global trade...