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Rio de Janeiro
November 04, 2019
Censorship or caution? Culture war burns in Brazil
The clowns were already on stage, faces painted white, costumes carefully adjusted. It was to be the troupe's second show of ...
November 01, 2019
Brazil authorities zero in on ship suspected of oil spill
After oil mysteriously washed ashore on some 2,100 kilometers (1,300 miles) of Brazil's coastline for two months, authorities ...
October 15, 2019
7-story building collapses in Brazil; 1 dead, others trapped
A seven-story building collapsed Tuesday in an upscale part of the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, killing one person and ...
September 23, 2019
Rio family buries girl killed by stray bullet; police blamed
An 8-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet in a Rio de Janeiro shantytown was buried on Sunday amid allegations that ...
September 13, 2019
Fire at hospital in Brazil kills 11 people, many elderly
A fire raced through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, forcing staff to wheel patients into the streets on stretchers or in ...
September 05, 2019
French judges drop case against Air France for 2009 crash
French judges dropped a decade-long investigation into Air France and planemaker Airbus over the 2009 crash of a flight from ...
August 24, 2019
Bolsonaro to send army to fight huge fires in the Amazon
Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil's Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday ...
August 20, 2019
Brazilian police kill man who held bus passengers hostage
Brandishing a fake gun, a man on Tuesday took dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil and threatened to set the vehicle on fire ...
August 20, 2019
The Latest: Police fatally shoot Rio bus hostage-taker
The Latest on a hostage taking on a bus in Brazil (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Rio de Janeiro's state governor says an armed ...
August 04, 2019
Brazil gang leader dresses up as daughter in jail escape bid
A Brazilian gang leader tried to escape from prison by dressing up as his daughter when she visited him behind bars and ...
August 01, 2019
In Brazil, tough-on-crime approach packs prisons
Another burst of violence at an overcrowded Brazilian prison where dozens of inmates died has prompted promises of more ...
July 30, 2019
Officials say 57 dead in Brazil prison riot; 16 decapitated
At least 57 prisoners were killed by other inmates during clashes between organized crime groups in the Altamira prison in ...
July 17, 2019
French prosecutors want Air France tried for 2009 Rio crash
French prosecutors want Air France to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris ...
July 08, 2019
Fans mourn João Gilberto at Rio de Janeiro funeral
Fans from around the world honored bossa nova pioneer João Gilberto on Monday, filing past his coffin at his funeral in Rio ...
July 07, 2019
Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dies at 88
Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre that gained ...
June 24, 2019
Huge crowds for LGBT pride parade in Brazil's biggest city
Hundreds of thousands of people filled a main São Paulo thoroughfare for one of the world's largest LGBT pride parades — the ...
June 14, 2019
AP Explains: Why is there a general strike in Brazil?
Brazil kicked off a general strike Friday that is likely to paralyze major cities across Latin America's largest country.
June 12, 2019
Brazil transgender soccer team fights prejudice
On a late May afternoon, the Bigtboys soccer team played its first match, a friendly game on a flood-lit neighborhood pitch ...
June 08, 2019
Neymar's accuser testifies to Sao Paulo police in rape case
A 26-year-old model who has accused Brazilian soccer star Neymar of raping her in a Paris hotel testified to Sao Paulo police ...
June 07, 2019
Neymar testifies in Brazil about posting accuser's photos
Soccer star Neymar testified for almost two hours in Rio de Janeiro's police headquarters Thursday in a cybercrimes ...
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