Brazil inaugurates rebuilt Antarctic research base

Brazilian officials inaugurated the country's new Antarctica scientific base on King George Island Wednesday, nearly eight years after a deadly fire destroyed most of the previous compound. ...

Smelly Rio de Janeiro water supply has residents on edge

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There’s a creeping sense of alarm in Rio de Janeiro after more than a week of foul tasting and smelling tap water in dozens of neighborhoods. Rumors are flying, and residents are...

Brazil's Supreme Court allows gay Jesus film on Netflix

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The president of Brazil's Supreme Court on Thursday issued an order that allows streaming service Netflix to continue exhibiting a satirical film depicting Jesus as a gay man and...

Brazil's Bolsonaro keeps far-right entering tough 2nd year

SAO PAULO (AP) — Heading into his second year as Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro has held firm to his combative culture-warrior policies while feuding with critics at home and abroad — an approach ...

Brazil building giant fires former CEO Marcelo Odebrecht

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht said Friday that it has “fired” its one-time CEO Marcelo Odebrecht, who this month granted media interviews and reportedly began giving inf...

'Homosexual face': Brazil's Bolsonaro lashes out at press

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro lashed out at journalists on Friday, singling out one as looking like a homosexual, amid news reports of a corruption investigation linked to hi...

AP Explains: The investigations around Bolsonaro's son

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian Sen. Flávio Bolsonaro, son of President Jair Bolsonaro, on Thursday accused “ill-intentioned" prosecutors of persecuting his family, one day after they searched a choco...

Brazil's Amazon states seek $500 million from Norway

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The states of Brazil's Amazon region held talks Wednesday with Norway about possibly receiving some $500 million in funding for sustainable rainforest projects even if a national...

Bolsonaro vs NGOs: Amazon town becomes ground zero for spat

ALTER DO CHAO, Brazil (AP) — A sleepy Amazon town has become the flashpoint for the growing hostility between Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and environmental groups following the arrest ...

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

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 wo...

Economy in mind, Bolsonaro softens tone on China

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — What a difference a year makes. In the months before last year's presidential election in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro described China as predatory and thumbed his ...

Ex-leader's release buoys Brazil's left, angers the right

CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) — Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's release from jail has fired up Brazil's weakened leftist opposition, though it's likely to anger conservatives who considered his i...

Censorship or caution? Culture war burns in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The clowns were already on stage, faces painted white, costumes carefully adjusted. It was to be the troupe's second show of "Abrazo," a play for children about a fictional dicta...

AP Explains: 'Car Wash' probe faces new challenges

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's top court is expected to make a ruling this week that could lead to the annulment of dozens of cases brought by the sprawling Operation Car Wash that has snared top poli...

Brazil's environmental workers tell of decline before fires

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As fires burn across the Brazilian Amazon, the vast state of Amazonas has been among the hardest hit, with more than 6,600 blazes recorded in August, 2 1/2 times more than the sa...