Experts watch as Rio de Janeiro economy starts to reopen

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro, one of the cities worst hit by COVID-19 in Brazil, slowly started to reopen on Tuesday, more than two months after non-essential businesses were forced to shut do...

Brazil police searches Rio de Janeiro governor's residence

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Federal Police raided the official residence of Rio de Janeiro Gov. Wilson Witzel on Tuesday to carry out searches, part of an investigation into the embezzlement of pub...

Brazil expands use of unproven drug as virus toll rises

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro unveiled rules Wednesday expanding the prescription of chloroquine, the predecessor of an anti-malaria drug promoted by U.S. President Donald Trump, for ...

Praise and push-ups for Brazil's embattled Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro greeted hundreds of supporters — and joined some in a series of push-ups — who gathered before the presidential offices Sunday to back his open...

In fight over Brazil leader's virus test, crisis looms

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he twice tested negative for the coronavirus but many, including a federal judge, are demanding he share the actual results. Still, the le...

Inmates riot at Brazil prison over no visits amid pandemic

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rioting inmates at a prison in the northern state of Amazonas held seven guards hostage for several hours Saturday, protesting against the suspension of all visits in the midst o...

Brazil's government, states fight for pandemic supplies

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Last month, Dr. Riane Azevedo pulled off a master stroke. The superintendent of the largest public hospital in the poor Brazilian state of Ceara managed to procure a highly sough...

Brazilian drivers protest virus lockdown restrictions

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Hundreds of people denouncing pandemic lockdown measures opposed by President Jair Bolsonaro snarled traffic in major Brazilian cities on Saturday. Protesters i...

Brazil lacks coronavirus tests, other equipment, report says

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian health officials grappling with the new coronavirus outbreak have issued a stark warning about a lack of hospital beds, masks, testing devices and trained staff across ...

Brazilian pews become trenches in fight against quarantine

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Like every Sunday, Brazilian Pastor Silas Malafaia took the stage of his Pentecostal temple in a middle-class Rio de Janeiro neighborhood. But this week, he wore a T-shirt instea...

Brazil's Bolsonaro strives to regain leadership amid virus

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After questioning the seriousness of COVID-19, defying his own health ministry's recommendations and denouncing a “certain hysteria,” Brazil's president is now projecting himself...

Venezuela on agenda for Trump's meeting with Brazil's leader

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The crisis in Venezuela, a possible U.S.-Brazil trade deal and Chinese telecom company Huawei were on the agenda for President Donald Trump's Saturday dinner with Brazil's...

In Brazil, fears that violent police strike could spread

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A violent police strike in northeastern Brazil that led to a senator being injured by gunfire has shed light on dissatisfaction among cops elsewhere in the country who have threa...

Brazil deploys national guard after senator shot in strike

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian senator was shot Wednesday as he tried to intervene in a strike by military police demanding higher salaries in the northeastern state of Ceara, prompting authorities...

Far-right Bolsonaro fires latest round in Brazil culture war

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's government has drawn criticism after launching a project that aims to revamp the country's arts scene, with a focus on nationalism and religion. The project is part of t...