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Brazilian police seek arrest of Paraguay ex-President Cartes

Nov. 19, 2019 4:30 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police are seeking the arrest of former President Horacio Cartes of Paraguay as part of an investigation into money laundering. On Tuesday, Brazilian authorities alleged Cartes provided $500,000 to a criminal organization at the request of Dario Messer, a Brazilian associate...

Brazil police: officer fired stray bullet that killed girl

Nov. 19, 2019 1:12 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian authorities have identified a police officer as responsible for a stray bullet that killed an eight-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro state this year. Police on Tuesday presented the results of an investigation into the killing of Ágatha Sales Félix, who was shot in...

Brazil says Amazon deforestation is worst since 2008

Nov. 18, 2019 5:29 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is at its worst in more than a decade, a government report said Monday, undermining officials’ claims that concerns by environmentalists have been overblown. Deforestation between August 2018 and July 2019 reached 9,762 square...

Ferrari’s troubles deepen at Brazilian GP

Nov. 17, 2019 11:06 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Ferrari hoped the Brazilian Grand Prix would bring some relief after poor performances and even accusations of cheating from opponents. Instead, the Formula 1 team ended the weekend with a collision involving its two drivers as they fought for only fourth place at Interlagos. Sebastian...

Sao Paulo bids to keep Interlagos on F1’s 2021 calendar

Nov. 17, 2019 6:01 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sao Paulo authorities made their case to Formula One owners on Sunday to keep the traditional Interlagos track on the calendar for another 10 years after its contract expires in 2020, and even had three-time champion Jackie Stewart join their pitch. State Governor Joao Doria said in a news...

4 homeless men dead, 4 sick in suspected poisoning in Brazil

Nov. 17, 2019 5:48 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Four homeless men are dead and four other people are hospitalized in critical condition after drinking from a bottle containing a “suspicious liquid” given to them by unidentified people, Sao Paulo police report. Police are investigating the case as a possible mass poisoning...

Verstappen wins Brazilian GP, Ferraris self-destruct

Nov. 17, 2019 5:45 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won Formula One’s Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday for his eighth career victory in a race which ended badly for both Ferrari drivers. It also finished poorly for six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, who caused Red Bull’s Alexander Albon to...

Lionel Messi in Israel despite rockets and boycott threats

Nov. 17, 2019 3:57 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Soccer superstar Lionel Messi finally arrived in sports-crazed Israel on Sunday, after a Palestinian protest campaign derailed his previous visit and the latest round of cross-border fighting in Gaza threatened to scare him off once again. Messi and his Argentine teammates are in...

Record attendance at women’s soccer game in Brazil

Nov. 17, 2019 10:30 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian women’s soccer set an attendance record on Saturday with more than 28,000 fans at the Arena Corinthians stadium to watch the second leg of the Sao Paulo state championship final. Corinthians beat local rival Sao Paulo 3-0 in front of 28,862 fans, Corinthians tweeted. Match...

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...