Latest Sao Paulo News

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen takes pole at Brazilian GP

Nov. 16, 2019 3:09 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took pole position on Saturday for the Brazilian Grand Prix. It’s the second career pole for Verstappen, who beat Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by just 0.123 seconds at Interlagos. “Straight away from Q1 the car was flying, that was an...

Senna celebrations at Brazilian GP 25 years after his death

Nov. 16, 2019 1:52 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — With little at stake at this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix, the Formula One race is an opportunity for fans to remember and celebrate home favorite Ayrton Senna, 25 years after his death. Lewis Hamilton — a huge fan of the Brazilian F1 great — and his Mercedes team...

Brazil’s major cities lock horns for F1 race after 2020

Nov. 14, 2019 1:09 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Once a year, racing fans across South America flock to the region’s only Formula One Grand Prix in the Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paulo. But the drizzly hometown of legendary driver Ayrton Senna risks losing that opportunity to shine. This week’s Brazilian GP at Interlagos...

Hamilton hopes new 2021 rules bring F1’s best era in years

Nov. 13, 2019 3:22 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton believes new rules in place for the 2021 season onward could give the racing series its best era for a long time. The 34-year-old Mercedes driver, who spoke on Wednesday ahead of this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix, hopes the rule changes...

Freed ex-president tells crowd Brazil's left can win in 2022

Nov. 9, 2019 6:46 PM EST

SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil (AP) — Freed from his cell, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva told thousands of jubilant supporters Saturday that the left can take back Brazil's presidency in the 2022 election. Dressed in a black blazer and T-shirt, da Silva spoke from a stage outside the union...

Ex-leader's release buoys Brazil's left, angers the right

Nov. 9, 2019 12:04 AM EST

CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) — Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's release from jail has fired up Brazil's weakened leftist opposition, though it's likely to anger conservatives who considered his incarceration proof the country was finally serious about ending corruption. Hundreds of red-shirted...

Da Silva's release brings new energy to Brazil's opposition

Nov. 8, 2019 8:06 PM EST

CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) — Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva walked out of prison on Friday, injecting new energy into a weakened opposition. His exit drew cheers from supporters who had gathered to celebrate the release of the man who rose from poverty to lead the country through an...

The Latest: Venezuela's Maduro celebrates Da Silva's release

Nov. 8, 2019 4:51 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Latest on Brazilian former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is celebrating former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's release from jail as a step toward rebuilding unity in South America....

AP Explains: Brazil judge orders ex-leader Da Silva freed

Nov. 8, 2019 4:21 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has left a Curitiba prison, less than a day after the Supreme Court ruled that a person can be imprisoned only after all the appeals have been exhausted. The court ruling also stands to free other inmates who are appealing...

Brazil's ex-president could be freed after top court ruling

Nov. 8, 2019 12:14 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Supreme Court delivered a ruling that could release almost 5,000 inmates still appealing their convictions, including former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and other powerful figures jailed in a sprawling corruption investigation. The court decided in a 6-5 vote late...