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Venice Architectural Biennale gives overdue voice to long-silenced Africa

May. 20, 2023 10:52 AM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Scottish-Ghanaian architect Lesley Lokko is giving a platform to voices that have long been silenced at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, which opens Saturday, the first ever curated by an African, featuring a preponderance of work by Africans and the African...

Brazil's Bolsonaro questioned in fake vaccine card investigation

May. 16, 2023 17:28 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s former President Jair Bolsonaro was questioned Tuesday by Federal Police in an investigation into allegations that COVID-19 vaccine cards were falsified to get around U.S. vaccine requirements. Police haven’t publicly named the targets of their...

Lula envoy meets Ukraine's Zelenskyy after comments that drew ire

May. 10, 2023 19:01 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A special adviser to Brazil’s presidency on international affairs met with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday following comments by his Brazilian counterpart that have drawn rebukes from Kyiv, the U.S. and Europe. Adviser Celso Amorim, who...

Bolsonaro home searched as Brazil probes fake vaccine cards

May. 03, 2023 15:27 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s Federal Police searched former President Jair Bolsonaro’s home and seized his phone Wednesday in what they said was an investigation into alleged falsification of COVID-19 vaccine cards. Several other locations also were searched and a half dozen people faced...

Brazilian official says federal police searched ex-President Jair Bolsonaro's home and seized his phone

May. 03, 2023 08:32 AM EDT
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian official says federal police searched ex-President Jair Bolsonaro's home and seized his phone.

Argentina's Fernandez seeks dollar relief from Brazil's Lula

May. 02, 2023 22:44 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Argentine President Alberto Fernández and his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, vowed Tuesday to keep working to come up with a mechanism that would allow them to avoid using the U.S. dollar in trade between the neighboring nations. ...

Brazil recognizes 6 Indigenous areas in boost for Amazon

Apr. 28, 2023 17:45 PM EDT

BRASÍLIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Friday granted official recognition of nearly 800 square miles of Indigenous lands, most of it in the Amazon, in a move that seeks to safeguard critical rainforest from the unchecked exploitation that marked his predecessor's...

US envoy to head to Brazil following up on high-level talks

Apr. 26, 2023 23:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield is heading to Brazil next week, following up on recent high-level meetings between the presidents and top diplomats of the two countries. The U.S. Mission to the United Nations said late Wednesday that she will visit the...

Brazil's Bolsonaro gives testimony to police on Jan. 8 riot

Apr. 26, 2023 12:42 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gave testimony at the Federal Police headquarters Wednesday about his actions related to the Jan. 8 attacks on government buildings in the capital, Brasilia. One week after his leftist successor Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva...

Brazil government aims to boost safety after school attacks

Apr. 18, 2023 16:53 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s government announced efforts Tuesday to spend more on securing schools and crack down on the incitement of violence as officials seek to curb a wave of fatal school attacks. The array of measures were discussed at a meeting convened by President...