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Brazilian slum residents protest after 9 die in police raid

Dec. 4, 2019 8:06 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Hundreds of people in Sao Paulo’s Paraisopolis slums took to the streets Wednesday to protest against local police three days after nine young people died in a stampede during a police operation at a funk music party. Police have said they were pursuing suspects that had fired at...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro under fire after Trump slaps tariffs

Dec. 2, 2019 4:27 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s U.S.-focused foreign policy efforts suffered a severe setback on Monday when his American counterpart Donald Trump pledged to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum on the South American nation. Trump initially leveled the threat by Twitter while...

9 die in stampede as Brazilian police clash with party crowd

Dec. 1, 2019 4:27 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police officers pursuing fleeing suspects clashed with people at a street party in a Sao Paulo slum, setting off a stampede in which nine people died, Brazilian officials said Sunday. The state’s security agency said police were carrying out an operation when they were attacked...

Brazil ex-president, out of jail, vows to make ‘lives hell’

Nov. 23, 2019 9:47 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — A fired-up former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, freshly out of jail, vowed to fight Brazil’s far-right government and the forces he says unjustly incarcerated him, saying he would make “their lives hell.” “They don’t know what it is to face a...

With da Silva free, Brazil’s Workers’ Party seeks strategy

Nov. 22, 2019 10:34 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — As Brazil’s largest leftist party gathers to plan the future, a figure that has dominated its past looms ever larger. Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is the unquestioned star of the party conference starting Friday in Sao Paulo, and many still think he could be the...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Nov. 22, 2019 12:02 AM EST

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. Popular discontent has been growing in Latin America, with protests in Chile, Bolivia, Haiti, Venezuela and now Colombia. In Chile, students...

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...

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...