Brazil's da Silva names sucessor, but will voters follow?

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a letter from his jail cell, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called on tens of millions of supporters to vote for the man he named to lead his Workers' Pa...

Once wildly popular, Brazil's da Silva is jailed for graft

CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) — Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was spending his first night in jail, a stunning fall from grace for a man who rose from nothing to lead Latin America's la...

Brazil's Lula creates standoff with defiance of prison order

SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil (AP) — Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's defiance of a judge's deadline to turn himself in and start serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption...

Brazil braces for looming arrest of ex-President 'Lula'

SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil (AP) — Latin America's largest nation prepared for what would have been unimaginable just a few years ago: the arrest of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a onc...

Harsh sentences for IS sympathizers in Brazil test new law

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After months of trading messages on social media praising violence by the Islamic State militant group, Leonid El Kadre de Melo said it was time to act. "I want...

Evangelical Rio mayor skips Carnival, drawing ire and praise

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro Mayor Marcelo Crivella did the unthinkable over the last week: He snubbed the city's legendary Carnival. And in doing so, the retired Pentecostal...

Brazil gang at center of prison killings gets power in jails

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's most powerful criminal gang, First Command, is exploiting overcrowding and squalid conditions in the country's penitentiaries to expand its reach across the national pri...