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Brazil's presidential campaign kicks off amid violence fears

Aug. 16, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

JUIZ DE FORA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's presidential election campaign officially began Tuesday with former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva leading all polls against incumbent Jair Bolsonaro amid growing concern of political violence and threats to democracy. Da Silva, whose...

Brazilians rally for democracy, seek to rein in Bolsonaro

Aug. 11, 2022 21:30 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Thousands of Brazilians flocked to a law school Thursday in defense of the nation’s democratic institutions, an event that carried echoes of a gathering nearly 45 years ago when citizens joined together at the same site to denounce a brutal military dictatorship. ...

Monkeys under attack in Brazil amid rising monkeypox fears

Aug. 09, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — The World Health Organization expressed sorrow on Tuesday for the killing of monkeys in Brazil amid fears of monkeypox contagion. Brazilian news website G1 reported on Sunday that 10 monkeys had been poisoned in less than a week in the city of Sao Jose do Rio...

Brazilian humorist, talk show host Jô Soares dies at 84

Aug. 05, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Jô Soares, one of Brazil’s most notable humorists and television stars, died early Friday morning in Sao Paulo. He was 84. Soares had been hospitalized since July 28 for pneumonia, according to the Sirio Libanes hospital in Sao Paulo. It didn’t provide...

Brazilian candidate drops from race to back Lula's bid

Aug. 04, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is campaigning to return to the job he held between 2003-2010, on Thursday received an endorsement from moderate André Janones who had been expected to run himself. Da Silva, who is commonly known as...

Da Silva confirmed as Brazil party's presidential candidate

Jul. 21, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who governed Brazil in 2003-2010, was confirmed Thursday as the presidential candidate for the leftist Workers' Party ahead of October's election. The vote of party delegates at a hotel in Sao Paulo was widely expected and merely...

Prosecutors probe Brazil's Santos for illegal child work

Jul. 20, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian prosecutors have opened an investigation into soccer powerhouse Santos for alleged illegal child work and have requested that the club suspend all activities of its academy. The Sao Paulo state labor prosecutors' office issued a statement Wednesday saying...

Fear up for Brazil's heated election as party official slain

Jul. 12, 2022 11:45 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The killing of a leftist party official allegedly by a supporter of President Jair Bolsonaro is raising fears of an increasingly violent campaign ahead of October's highly polarized elections in Brazil. Police said federal prison guard Jorge José da Rocha...

Cardinal Hummes, close friend of Pope Francis, dies at 87

Jul. 04, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Cardinal Claudio Hummes, the Brazilian Catholic cardinal who inspired Pope Francis to pick his name after the 2013 conclave, died on Monday at the age of 87. He was one of the country’s main religious leaders and a strong advocate for the poor. Sao Paulo...

Bolsonaro's reelection hopes dim unless he wins over women

Jul. 04, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — If Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is to have any hope of securing a second term, he needs more female support – and fast. Yet a man famed for macho bravado hasn’t shown any concerted strategy to do so. With the election just three months off, some...