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Telefonica Brasil: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 20, 2024 18:04 PM EST

SAO PAULO-SP, Brazil (AP) — SAO PAULO-SP, Brazil (AP) — Telefonica Brasil SA (VIV) on Tuesday reported profit of $323.2 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Sao paulo-Sp, Brazil-based company said it had net income of 20 cents. The...

Israel says Brazil's president unwelcome until he apologizes for comparing Gaza war to Holocaust

Feb. 19, 2024 13:45 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s foreign minister said Monday that Brazil’s president would not be welcome in Israel until he apologizes for comments he made comparing Israel’s war in Gaza to the Holocaust, accusing him of a “very serious antisemitic attack.” On Sunday,...

Brazilian police charge ex-President Bolsonaro's youngest son with alleged fraud

Feb. 15, 2024 20:53 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police said Thursday they have charged the youngest son of former President Jair Bolsonaro with alleged fraud, adding to the legal pressure on the family of the far-right leader who is himself facing several investigations. Police in Brazil's Federal...

AP PHOTOS: A Carnival day in Brazil, from a morning street party to an evening samba parade

Feb. 13, 2024 08:14 AM EST

A typical Carnival day in Brazil starts around 7 a.m., when the first blocos — as the free street parties are known — start their loud and colorful musical journey down the city’s streets. Drummers, stilt walkers, trumpet players and other performers, all dressed up and lacquered in glitter,...

Rio's Carnival parade makes urgent plea to stop illegal mining in Indigenous lands

Feb. 12, 2024 15:35 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Carnival dancers have taken the biggest stage in Rio de Janeiro to pay tribute to Brazil's largest Indigenous group and pressure President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to deliver on promises to eradicate illegal mining. Carnival has long been a platform for...

Paris Olympics women's basketball field set as qualifying tournaments finish

Feb. 11, 2024 20:24 PM EST

The women's basketball field is set for the Paris Olympics, with eight teams joining the U.S. and France. The most unlikely of the bunch to qualify was Canada. The Canadians lost on Sunday and needed host Hungary to lose to Spain to get into their fourth straight Olympics. Spain had...

Brazil’s aluminum can street party brings joy, and a green message, to revelers

Feb. 11, 2024 19:37 PM EST

MADRE DE DEUS, Brazil (AP) — They couldn't see it, but they could hear it. Carnival revelers Sunday in northeastern Brazil 's Madre de Deus heard the aluminum can street party before spotting it: More than 30 paraders decked out in cumbersome outfits made from hundreds of beer and...

NYC imposing curfew at more migrant shelters following recent violent incidents

Feb. 11, 2024 16:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is expanding a curfew to additional migrant shelters after violent incidents attributed to migrant shelter residents gained national attention in recent weeks. Mayor Eric Adams' administration will impose an 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew at 20 migrant shelters...

How a run-down Ford launched a music revolution that swept Brazil’s Carnival

Feb. 10, 2024 19:19 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sound begins blasting ear drums and rattling bones even before the speakers — hauled by big rigs creeping their way through Brazil’s thronging Carnival crowds — draw near. The behemoth sound trucks known as electric trios are a Brazilian innovation that...

Brazil police investigate ex-President Bolsonaro's top aides over alleged coup plot

Feb. 08, 2024 15:01 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police on Thursday searched homes and offices of former President Jair Bolsonaro’s top aides in an investigation alleging they plotted a coup and that the ex-president was aware of the plan, court documents showed. The alleged plot in the event...