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Powerful Brazil gang leader killed: media

Rio De Janeiro - A leader in one of Brazil's most powerful criminal gangs implicated in cocaine trafficking has been murdered along with another gang member, local media reported on Sunday.

Brazil's Temer announces new security ministry to combat violence

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Michel Temer has announced the creation of a public security ministry after giving the military full control over security in crime-plagued Rio de Janeiro.

Violence during Rio carnival 'unacceptable:' minister

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann has called violent crime during Rio de Janeiro's carnival "unacceptable" and promised more security.

Beija Flor crowned Rio carnival winners with dig at corruption

Rio De Janeiro - Traditional samba school Beija Flor was crowned winner of the Rio carnival Wednesday after a performance that portrayed politicians as rats with money-stuffed briefcases in sharply political parades.

Drag queen to cap unusually political Rio samba parades

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's superstar drag queen Pabllo Vittar was the closing highlight in Rio de Janeiro's final samba parades early Tuesday, capping a carnival filled with unusually sharp criticism of the country's leaders.

Mayor's backside and Dracula mark politicized Rio carnival parade

Rio De Janeiro - President Michel Temer as Dracula, crooked politicians, and a giant backside mocking Rio de Janeiro's mayor set the tone for this week's unusually politicized samba parades as the Rio carnival hits its peak.

Troubled Rio de Janeiro stages 'greatest show' of samba parades

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro's colorful samba parades begin Sunday, a chance for a city struggling with violence and poverty to stage the "greatest show on earth" -- and to attack unpopular politicians.

Brazilian women say 'No Means No' at carnival

Rio De Janeiro - "No means no" is a new battle cry for Brazilian women mobilizing against assault at carnival, a raucous party whose free-wheeling atmosphere leaves women particularly vulnerable to unwanted sexual contact.

Scores of monkeys killed in Rio yellow fever panic

Rio De Janeiro - Fears of spreading yellow fever are behind the illegal killing of scores of monkeys in Rio de Janeiro, complicating efforts to fight the virus, authorities say.

Brazil's Lula fails again in legal bid to avoid prison

Bras - A Brazilian supreme court judge rejected Friday a fresh bid by former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to avoid prison for corruption while appeals wind their way through the court system.

Rio's carnival by the numbers

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro's carnival, which kicked off Friday, is arguably the world's biggest party. Here are some key numbers.6 million participants:They include some 1.5 million tourists from Brazil and abroad.

Rio mayor makes peace with carnival on opening day — sort of

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro's famous carnival opened Friday with Mayor Marcelo Crivella having to defend himself against accusations that his evangelical beliefs have made him a killjoy.

Rio mayor makes peace with carnival on opening day

Rio De Janeiro - Rio's famous carnival opened Friday with Mayor Marcelo Crivella having to defend himself against accusations that his evangelical beliefs lead him to spoil the party.

Rio's carnival gets underway with dancing — and politics

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro's carnival officially kicks off Friday, but this year revellers have more on their minds than drinking, dancing and dressing up -- there's politics.

Brazilian troops, police stage operation in Rio favela

Rio De Janeiro - More than 3,000 soldiers and police officers staged an operation Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro's City of God favela in response to spiraling violence just days before the world famous carnival.

Boeing, Embraer near deal on commercial air business: source

New York - US aerospace giant Boeing and Brazil's Embraer are close to an agreement to combine their commercial air operations into a new company, a person familiar with the talks told AFP Tuesday.

Rio carnival parties attract crowds, but little funding

Rio De Janeiro - Imagine putting on the biggest show in town, pulling in hundreds of thousands of people, but still wondering if you'll be able to fund basic things like loudspeakers.

Racing: Brazilian jockey bags world record 12,844th win

Rio De Janeiro - For years, Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo battled for one of the least heard-of, yet toughest titles in sport -- most horse races won -- and on Monday he got there with a 12,844th victory.

Rio de Janeiro street party targets mayor

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro's mayor came in for some colorful criticism Saturday at the biggest of scores of pre-carnival street parties that took over the city.

Brazilian judge orders passport returned to ex-president Lula

Bras - A Brazilian federal judge on Friday ordered that former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's seized passport be returned.

Macron's campaign guru eyes Brazilian election

Rio De Janeiro - The campaign gurus behind Emmanuel Macron's rise from the margins to French president have arrived in Brazil to see if they can pick -- and help make -- another winner.Brazil holds presidential elections in October.

Brazilian public security 'broken:' minister

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's defense minister said Wednesday that the country's public security system is "broken" as gunmen fought with officers in a huge Rio de Janeiro slum, shutting down a major highway.

Lula leads Brazil polls despite graft conviction

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's fiery left-wing former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, retains a strong lead ahead of presidential elections despite his conviction on graft charges, according to an opinion poll Wednesday.

Lawyers push to keep Brazil's Lula out of jail

Bras - Lawyers for Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva filed a motion Tuesday aimed at keeping him out of prison while he fights a corruption conviction that could scupper his comeback hopes.

Ten killed in northeast Brazil prison clash: official

S - Fighting between gangs at a prison in Brazil's northeastern Ceara state left 10 dead early Monday, state law enforcement authorities said.

Brazil's Lula still a political force: Temer

S - Brazil's popular but scandal-plagued leftist ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva got an unlikely morale boost Monday from a political nemesis -- current President Michel Temer.

Fourteen killed in Brazil nightclub shootout

Rio De Janeiro - At least 14 people were killed in an early Saturday shootout at a nightclub in Fortaleza, in northeastern Brazil, officials said.

Brazil registers lowest current account deficit in 10 years

Bras - Brazil registered a current account deficit of $9.8 billion in 2017, its lowest in a decade and down from $23.5 billion the year before, the country's central bank said Friday.The 2017 figure is equivalent to 0.

Brazil registers lowest budget deficit in 10 years

Bras - Brazil registered a budget deficit of $9.8 billion in 2017, its lowest in a decade and down from $23.5 billion the year before, the Brazilian Central Bank said on Friday.The 2017 figure is equivalent to 0.

Brazil authorities prevent former leader Lula from leaving country

S - Former Brazilian president Lula Inacio Lula da Silva, who was planning to travel to Ethiopia, was not allowed to leave the country, the justice ministry said Thursday, one day after an appeals court upheld his conviction on corruption charges.
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