Mass escape in at least 4 Brazilian prisons amid outbreak

SAO PAULO (AP) — Hundreds of inmates escaped from at least four prisons in the state of Sao Paulo after local officials canceled their temporary exits because of fears they could bring the new coronav...

Sao Paulo stock exchange halts trading amid big losses

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sao Paulo's stock exchange halted trading temporarily for the second time this week Wednesday because of heavy losses amid a global wave of concern for the spread of the new coronavir...

Brazil tribe faces down order to end environmental protest

SAO PAULO (AP) — A tiny indigenous tribe in Sao Paulo defiantly kept alive a month-old protest Tuesday as dozens of police urged them to obey a court order to end occupation of a tract of land assigne...

Jailed Ronaldinho facing multiple issues off the pitch

SAO PAULO (AP) — Retired soccer star Ronaldinho and his brother are in jail in Paraguay after being accused of entering the country using fake passports. It was the latest in a string of incidents inv...

New coronavirus reaches Latin America, first case in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Latin America saw its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus spreading worldwide when Brazil's government announced that a 61-year-old man who traveled to Italy this month h...

Brazil confirms first coronavirus case in Latin America

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's government confirmed on Wednesday that a 61-year-old Brazilian man who traveled to Italy this month has Latin America's first confirmed case of the new coronavirus sprea...

Brazilian transgender dancer shatters Carnival parade taboo

SAO PAULO (AP) — When dancer Camila Prins entered Sao Paulo's Carnival parade grounds, a costume of feathers clinging to her sinuous body, she fulfilled a dream of feminine beauty nearly three decades...

Bolsonaro repeats debunked sexual comments about journalist

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro repeated a debunked sexually charged allegation about one of the country's more prominent journalists on Tuesday, drawing fire from press freedo...

Former missionary to lead Brazil's isolated indigenous body

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil said Wednesday that it has picked a former evangelical missionary to head a body assigned to protect indigenous tribes, raising concerns among human rights activists about the ...

Tiny indigenous land highlights Brazil's environmental woes

SAO PAULO (AP) — Their bodies painted black, dozens of members the Brazil’s Guarani Mbya tribe lift their hands and sing a mourning song for hundreds of felled trees beside their village. They weep, c...

Electronic review set for clay-court debut at Rio

SAO PAULO (AP) — The clay-court Rio Open tournament in February will have the first trial of electronic technology for the surface. The Challenger Tour has trialed the technology be...

Brazilian talents could be targets for European clubs

SAO PAULO (AP) — As in every transfer window, a slew of Brazilian soccer talents are being linked with big-money moves to the top European leagues. Here's a look at some of the youn...

Brazilian piano legend plays again thanks to 'magic' gloves

SAO PAULO (AP) — Days before Christmas, acclaimed pianist João Carlos Martins ran to a Sao Paulo bar to show off his new gloves to friends. They were seemingly magical, enabling the 79-year-old to pla...

Brazilian prosecutors accuse Glenn Greenwald in hacking case

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian prosecutors on Tuesday accused U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald of involvement in hacking the phones of officials involved in a corruption investigation, but said court rulin...

US backs Brazil's bid for membership in Paris-based OECD

SAO PAULO (AP) — The U.S. government is backing Brazil's bid to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, providing a foreign policy boost for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro....