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Leaked audio claims second Brazilian minister

Bras - The government of Brazil's acting president Michel Temer took a fresh hit on Monday as the anti-corruption minister resigned after a recording revealed him criticizing a probe into graft at state oil giant Petrobras, officials said.

Rio police hunt gang rape suspects

Rio De Janeiro - Rio police arrested two men Monday and hunted four others in the alleged gang rape of an unconscious teenage girl that came to light in an online video that shocked Brazil.

Hundreds of thousands turn out for Sao Paulo gay pride march

S - Hundreds of thousands of marchers turned out Sunday for Sao Paulo's 20th annual Gay Pride parade, one of the biggest such events anywhere in the world, organizers said.

Brazil arrests first suspect after shocking gang-rape video

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police on Saturday said they had arrested the first of more than 30 suspects wanted over the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers posted a graphic video online showing the aftermath of their brutal attack.

WHO rejects calls to move Olympics over Zika fears

Geneva - The World Health Organization has ruled out any change in timing or the location of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, shunning a call by doctors and scientists to shift the event over the Zika virus.

Rio Olympics should move due to Zika concerns, say 150 experts

Miami - An open letter signed by 150 international doctors, scientists and researchers Friday called for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to be moved or delayed due to the Zika virus.

Gang-rape internet video shocks Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police on Friday were investigating the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers boasted about it by posting an online video that has horrified the country.

Gang-rape internet video shocks Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police on Friday were investigating the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers boasted about it by posting an online video that has horrified the country.

Gang-rape internet video shocks Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police on Friday were investigating the gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl whose attackers boasted about it by posting an online video that has horrified the country.

Gunmen run wild in Rio tourist spots ahead of Olympics

Rio De Janeiro - Pulling in at one of Rio's swishest buildings, the driver of the blue luxury car turns on the blinkers, pauses for the security gate to open -- and suddenly is staring into the barrel of a gun.

Brazil leader hails deficit win, corruption scandal lurks

Bras - Brazil's interim president Michel Temer celebrated a first victory Wednesday for his urgent economic reforms after Congress agreed to widen the budget deficit, but fresh corruption allegations haunted his government.

Brazil congress approves deficit spending

Bras - Brazil's congress early Wednesday approved a deficit spending plan proposed by the interim government of President Michel Temer after 16 hours of debate. The government says it is facing a record 170.

Brazil president urges economy reforms, slams 'psychological aggression'

Bras - Brazil's acting president Michel Temer on Tuesday called for reforms to haul Latin America's biggest economy back from crippling recession and slammed what he called "psychological aggression" against his government.

Corruption scandal throws Brazil's interim government into disarray

Bras - Acting Brazilian president Michel Temer's government faced its first major crisis Monday when a key minister stepped aside following a leaked recording in which he appears to discuss using Dilma Rousseff's impeachment to derail a huge corruption probe....

Corruption claim engulfs new Brazil government

Bras - A leaked recording allegedly showing a minister plotting the impeachment of Brazil's Dilma Rousseff in order to derail a massive corruption probe put acting president Michel Temer under intense pressure Monday.

Spanish Olympic team members robbed at gunpoint in Rio

Rio De Janeiro - Three members of Spain's Olympic sailing team were robbed at gunpoint in a popular tourist area of Rio de Janeiro, where the Summer Games will start in less than three months, officials said Saturday.

Brazil deficit much worse than thought: Minister

Bras - Brazil's projected budget deficit for this year will be nearly twice as big as forecast when Dilma Rousseff was president, the new finance minister said Friday.

Zika virus 'returns' to Africa

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Zika virus strain associated with the outbreaks in Brazil has been detected in Africa.

Cuba bracing for rough waters as leftist tide goes out

Havana - Cuba is bracing for rough waters ahead as it navigates a political sea change in Latin America, where the left is fighting an outgoing tide.

Brazil's suspended president Rousseff launches online fightback

Bras - Critics branded her aloof and inaccessible in leadership, but since being suspended as president pending impeachment proceedings, Brazil's Dilma Rousseff is reaching out to the nation in a feverish online campaign.

New Brazilian FM promises shift away from left

Bras - The foreign minister for Brazil's new government following the suspension of president Dilma Rousseff said Wednesday that Brasilia will now pursue economic interests over leftist ideological goals.

Concerns raised over Brazil's new all-male government

Washington - Brazil's week-old interim government is regressive and unequal, the Inter-American Commssion on Human Rights said in a statement Wednesday.

Leading ally of Brazil's Lula sentenced to 23 years

Bras - A leading ally of Brazil's leftist icon and ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison for his part in a giant corruption scheme that has shaken the country's elite.

Brazil names new central bank head, eyes reforms

Bras - Brazil's interim government on Tuesday named economist Ilan Goldfajn as the new head of the central bank, a key post in the fight to coax the giant economy out of recession.

Protests cloud Brazil acting president's political honeymoon

Bras - Street protests and controversy over the absence of female ministers clouded Brazilian acting president Michel Temer's political honeymoon as he began his first full week in power.

El Salvador refuses to recognize Brazil's new government

Sansalvador - El Salvador has said it refuses to recognize the new Brazilian government put in place after President Dilma Rousseff was suspended to face an impeachment trial.

Football great Pele saddened by Brazil's political woes

Madrid - Brazilian football legend Pele has said he is very saddened by the political turmoil in his country and expressed the hope there will be a "big government" in place in time for the Rio Olympic Games in August.

Brazil's new government vows support for graft probe

Bras - Brazil's new justice minister pledged his "full support" for an explosive corruption investigation that has a host of top politicians in its sights, including several of his colleagues.

Brazil's new rulers, rich, white, conservative and in trouble

Bras - The two dozen ministers in Brazil's new government have a lot in common: they're white, male, conservative, often wealthy and in numerous cases face legal problems.

Rousseff's gone but her portraits remain — or do they?

Bras - When suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff cleared her desk, said goodbye to staff and surrendered her office to her bitter enemy Michel Temer, Brazil's traumatic power shift was complete.
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