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Elon Musk visits Brazil's Bolsonaro to discuss Amazon plans

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tesla and SpaceX chief executive officer Elon Musk met with Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday to discuss connectivity and other projects in the Amazon rainforest. ...

How gas interests slowed Chile's clean energy transition

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Chile holds itself out as a global leader on climate change. Nearly 22% of Chile’s electricity is generated by solar and wind farms, putting it far ahead of both the global avera...

Brazil's top court rejects leader's complaint against judge

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a complaint filed by President Jair Bolsonaro in which he accused a justice of abusing his authority, marking the latest escalation o...

Hired 'hackers' try, and fail, to invade Brazil vote system

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — More than 20 would-be hackers gathered in the Brazilian electoral authority’s headquarters in the capital this week. Their mission: infiltrate the nation’s voting system ahead ...

DiCaprio, Ruffalo urge Brazilians to vote, irking Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo joined other celebrities making a final push for voters in Brazil to register before the Wednesday deadline, prompting dismissi...

Brazil's electoral body drops talks to bring EU observers

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s electoral authority said Tuesday that the European Union won't be monitoring upcoming elections in Latin America’s largest country despite an earlier announcement it had...

Brazil officials resign to seek new posts, boost Bolsonaro

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Members of President Jair Bolsonaro's Cabinet have left the administration en masse to help boost the Brazilian leader's reelection chances by supporting him as they campaign f...

Pastors' role in education funding creates uproar in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Allegations that two evangelical pastors have used their influence with Brazil’s Education Ministry to steer federal funding to friends — and in at least one case seek a bribe — ...

In Brazil, artists and activists protest against mining bill

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of Brazilians gathered outside Congress on Wednesday to protest a set of bills they say threaten the Amazon rainforest by encouraging deforestation and industrial activ...

In Rio, even a ban can't keep revelers from Carnival streets

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The pandemic may have disrupted Carnival plans in Rio de Janeiro for a second straight year, but revelers who have flocked to the Brazilian city for sun, sea and samba still foun...

Perfect tans, less COVID cares on Rio de Janeiro rooftop

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When the pandemic hit Rio de Janeiro, Sabrina Crespo da Silva and her girlfriends were forced to live — for the first time — without the beach. But they couldn’t bear losing thei...

Omicron surge in Brazil hospitalizing the unvaccinated

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There has been a renewed surge of COVID-19 in Brazil with the spread of the omicron variant and, as elsewhere in the world, it is largely a pandemic of the unvaccinated. ...

Divisive Brazilian right-wing philosopher, provocateur dies

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Olavo de Carvalho, a leading light of Brazil’s conservative movement who stirred passions among both devotees and detractors, has died, according to a statement published Tuesday...

Bitcoin pyramid schemes wreak havoc on Brazil's 'New Egypt'

CABO FRIO, Brazil (AP) — In April, Brazil’s federal police stormed the helipad of a seaside hotel in Rio de Janeiro state, where they busted two men and a woman loading a chopper with 7 million reais ...

Bitcoin pyramid schemes wreak havoc on Brazil's 'New Egypt'

CABO FRIO, Brazil (AP) — In April, Brazil's federal police stormed the helipad of a boutique seaside hotel in Rio de Janeiro state, where they busted two men and a woman loading a chopper with 7 milli...