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Brazil mourns fallen football team in pouring rain

Chapec - In a driving rain, the small Brazilian city of Chapeco held a massive funeral Saturday for its football team, tragically wiped out in a plane crash in Colombia.

Bodies of Colombia plane crash victims flown home

Medell - The bodies of the 71 victims killed in a plane crash in Colombia that wiped out a Brazilian football team returned home, as mourners prepared a massive funeral.

Brazil political drama deepens with graft plea deal

Bras - A political drama threatening Brazil's President Michel Temer deepened Thursday with judges ordering his top ally to stand trial and corruption suspects lining up to make more potentially explosive revelations.

Brazil Senate president to be tried for embezzlement: court

Bras - The president of Brazil's Senate, Renan Calheiros, will face trial for alleged embezzlement, the Supreme Court said Thursday, the latest development in a political drama threatening to destabilize President Michel Temer.

Bolivia shuts down Colombia crash airline

Medell - The Bolivian charter airline whose plane crashed killing 71 people in Colombia was shut down Thursday, as shock grew over a harrowing recording of the pilot's final minutes without fuel.

Brazil central bank cuts interest rate again

Bras - Brazil's central bank cut its key interest rate Wednesday for the second month running, as data showed that the recession hitting Latin America's largest economy continued into the third quarter.

Brazilian graft judges threaten to resign over intimidation

Bras - Brazilian prosecutors running a giant corruption probe threatened to quit Wednesday over what they said was intimidation by members of the graft-plagued Congress, many of whom face investigation.

Brazilian Senate approves austerity after violent protest

Bras - Brazil's Senate approved the cornerstone of an austerity program aimed at putting the country's finances in order, but violent clashes between police and protesters highlighted growing tensions.

Colombia football club says opponents in plane crash should take title

Estanzuela - Colombian club Atletico Nacional called on football authorities Tuesday to hand the Copa Sudamericana title to their opponents, Brazilian side Chapecoense, as a tribute to the team's players killed in a plane crash.

Pele leads football tributes to plane crash victims

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil football legend Pele and Argentines Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi led numerous sporting tributes Tuesday to the Brazilian footballers killed in a plane crash in Colombia.

Brazilian opposition demands Temer impeachment

Bras - A Brazilian opposition party on Monday filed a petition for the impeachment of President Michel Temer, underlining the growing difficulties facing the center-right leader as he tries to introduce austerity reforms.

Brazil's president to block any corruption amnesty

Bras - Brazil's President Michel Temer, together with congressional leaders, vowed on Sunday to block any attempt by legislators to grant themselves a corruption amnesty as he sought to defuse a series of scandals.

Brazilian judge freezes Michelin assets in tax case

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian judge froze Friday some $300 million in assets owned by a former Rio de Janeiro state governor, five of his aides and French tire-maker Michelin over illegal tax breaks.

Influence-peddling case fells Brazil president's ally

Bras - A prominent Brazilian government minister resigned on Friday in a scandal over alleged influence-peddling reportedly implicating President Michel Temer.

Brazil's Congress accused of seeking corruption amnesty

Bras - Brazil's Congress was accused Thursday of seeking to rush into law an amnesty that would let lawmakers off the hook from a ballooning corruption probe.

Tribal protesters with arrows try to enter Brazil's Congress

Bras - Brazilian police on Wednesday used pepper spray to force back about 300 protesters from indigenous tribes, some armed with bows and arrows, from entering Congress.

In crisis-struck Rio, police need donated toilet paper

Rio De Janeiro - Maria Thereza Sombra may rely on Rio de Janeiro's police to keep her safe -- but in the grip of financial crisis they rely on the 82-year-old to supply them with toilet paper.

Protesters take over entrance to Brazil's presidency

Bras - Hundreds of indigenous people and traditional fishermen occupied the veranda outside the entrance to Brazil's presidential palace on Tuesday.

Zika babies can develop microcephaly in first year

Miami - Some Zika-infected babies who appeared normal at birth still showed significant brain defects and went on to develop unusually small heads, a condition known as microcephaly, researchers said Tuesday.

Rio: 11 dead, vast police sweep in notorious slum

Rio De Janeiro - Police in Rio launched a vast operation Sunday in the City of God slum, where seven youths were found killed a day after four police officers died when their helicopter crashed nearby.

Parachutists in illicit jump from Brazil skyscraper: report

S - Two Brazilian parachutists jumped from a 46-story skyscraper in the heart of Sao Paulo, Brazil's biggest city, this week after slipping past security, Globo news site G1 reported Saturday.

Brazil prosecutor warns corruption drive under threat

S - The top prosecutor in Brazil's biggest ever corruption investigation called Friday on the public to rally around the operation in the face of attempts to shut it down.

Remote Amazon tribe kills illegal gold miners: officials

Rio De Janeiro - Members of a remote Amazon rainforest indigenous tribe have shot dead six illegal gold miners with arrows, Brazilian officials said Friday.

Brazil judge to hear Samarco mine homicide cases

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian federal judge has accepted homicide and environmental criminal charges against 22 people and four mining companies involved in last year's deadly Samarco dam burst.

Brazil maintains Zika emergency status

Bras - Brazil said Friday that it will continue to treat the Zika outbreak as an emergency, even as the World Health Organization considers whether to downgrade it from crisis status.

Brazil judge to hear Samarco mine homicide cases

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian federal judge has accepted homicide and environmental criminal charges against 22 people and four mining companies involved in last year's deadly Samarco dam burst.

Could Brazil's Congress sink giant anti-corruption drive?

Bras - As Brazil's biggest ever corruption probe creeps higher up the political food chain, there are signs that Congress could be looking for a way to bring it to an end.

Brazil anti-corruption raid nets Rio's ex-governor

Rio De Janeiro - A former governor of Rio de Janeiro state was arrested on bribe-taking and money laundering charges Thursday in Brazil's sprawling anti-corruption investigation codenamed operation Car Wash.

Brazil authorizes Irish Olympic chief's release on bail

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian judge ruled that Irish Olympic Committee (IOC) president Patrick Hickey, awaiting trial over an alleged ticketing scam, could be released on bail and leave the country.

Protesters storm Brazil Congress demanding military coup

Bras - Dozens of rightwing protesters burst into Brazil's legislative chamber to demand a military coup.
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Decorations in the lobby of Hotel Unique, São Paulo, Brazil.
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São Paulo's Cantareira reservoir system has fallen to about five percent capacity as the drought continues.
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A young Awá girl from Juriti eats papaya, Brazil.
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Germany's Tony Kroos who scored a brace against Brazil celebrates with teammates Khedira and Klose.
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Bishop Erwin Kräutler (centre) marches against the Belo Monte dam. ©Prelazia do Xingu
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Aerial view of the Municapality of Ipatinga located in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
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Forest on Awá land is being illegally cleared by settlers, Brazil.
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Demonstrators burn a mock World Cup trophy in Brasilia on June 23, 2014
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