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AP Explains: Brazil's environmental changes under Bolsonaro

Aug. 19, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pressure is rising around the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro to comply with Brazil's pledge to fight global warming, as the international community gathers in the northern state of Bahia for a week-long UN workshop on climate change. Bolsonaro, a far-right climate skeptic,...

Florida's iconic palm trees threatened by invasive disease

Aug. 19, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's iconic palm trees are under attack from a fatal disease that turns them to dried crisps in months, with no chance for recovery once they become ill. Spread by a rice-sized, plant-hopping insect, lethal bronzing has gone from a small infestation on Florida's Gulf Coast to a...

After missing Copa América, Neymar to play Brazil friendlies

Aug. 16, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After missing the Copa América because of injury, Neymar will play with the Brazilian squad in September's friendlies against Colombia and Peru. The Brazilian star, whose future with Paris Saint-Germain is not clear, was included Friday on the roster announced by Brazil's coach...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Aug. 16, 2019 12:04 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. Indigenous women protested in Brazil's capital against the policies of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, whose administration has clashed with...

Bolsonaro fires back after Norway, Germany suspend funding

Aug. 15, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro took aim at Germany and Norway after they cut donations for Brazilian forestry projects in criticism of his policies, with the far-right leader saying they should focus on their own environmental problems. "Isn't Norway the one that kills whales up there in...

Brazil court says amnesty law doesn't cover ex-soldier

Aug. 14, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — For the first time in Brazil, a federal appeals court has ruled that torture committed during the country's military dictatorship does not fall under an amnesty law. Lawyers said Wednesday's decision reverses a previous ruling based on Brazil's amnesty law, but could be overruled in...

Rural women seek rights and visibility in Brazil march

Aug. 14, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of rural working women from Brazil and other countries protested Wednesday in the Brazilian capital to demand better conditions in the field, also voicing their disapproval of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. Women workers and labor leaders gathered in Brasilia, carrying...

Rio police find 8 bodies in clandestine grave

Aug. 14, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities have found eight bodies, some dismembered, in what appears to be a clandestine graveyard in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. Rio state prosecutors said Wednesday they believe the corpses were victims of paramilitary groups that operate in the area about 30...

Argentine vote leader questions deal with European Union

Aug. 13, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's newly established leading presidential contender is throwing doubt on a newly signed regional trade pact with Europe and also feuding with one of his country's partners in the deal, the far-right president of neighboring Brazil. Alberto Fernández thumped...

Nation-wide education protests in Brazil against budget cuts

Aug. 13, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of students and teachers have protested federal cuts in education spending in gatherings across Brazil. Union leaders called for a strike Tuesday in the education sector, denouncing funding cuts from elementary schools to higher public education and plans to open federal...