RIO DE JANEIRO

In this image from video, a crowd mobs the silver Fiat carrying Pope Francis through Rio de Janeiro on Monday, July 22, 2013. Ecstatic believers forced the closed Fiat to stop several times as they swarmed around during the drive from the airport to an official opening ceremony in the center of the city. (AP Photo)

Wrong turn in pope’s car leads to Brazil mob scene

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The mob scene witnessed as Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Monday took place because his driver made a wrong turn, church and Brazilian authorities said. Rio Transportation […]

07/22/2013

Faithful cheer in front of Rio de Janeiro's cathedral, background, as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, July 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Pope Francis arrives to Brazil’s warm embrace

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pope Francis returned Monday to the warm embrace of Latin America, landing in Brazil to begin his first international trip as pontiff. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff waited on the tarmac […]

07/22/2013

In this Tuesday, March 19, 2013 photo, Pope Francis is driven through the crowd in his open-top popemobile in St. Peter's Square for his inauguration Mass at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Angelo Carconi, File)

Pope nixes bulletproof popemobile for Rio trip

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is forgoing the bulletproof popemobile for his upcoming trip to Brazil for the Catholic Church’s youth festival, further evidence that he has no qualms about tweaking the Vatican’s security […]

07/17/2013

Protestors burn a Sao Paulo state flag in front of City Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo)

Comparison of mass protests in Brazil and Turkey

Large-scale protests have engulfed Turkey and Brazil, which are thousands of miles apart, but share some traits such as being new democracies with a growing middle class. Here’s a look at the protests in both […]

06/19/2013

Protestors burn a Sao Paulo state flag in front of City Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo)

Protesters out again in Brazil’s biggest city

SAO PAULO (AP) — Scattered street demonstrations popped up around Brazil early Wednesday as protesters continued their collective cry against the low-quality public services they receive in exchange for high taxes and high prices. In […]

06/19/2013

The Oscar Niemeyer foundation building in Niteroi, Brazil.

Brazil mourns architect Niemeyer’s death

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – Hundreds of mourners lined up in Brasilia – Brazil’s modernist capital – to honor internationally renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer during a memorial in the city that most strongly reflects his signature style.

12/06/2012

2016 Rio leaders deny role in Olympic scandal

SAO PAULO (AP) – The president of the organizing committee for the 2016 Olympics in Rio has dismissed claims that high-ranking officials knew that workers were making unauthorized copies of files belonging to organizers of […]

09/27/2012

Brazilian court bans anti-Islam film from YouTube

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – A court in Sao Paulo has ordered YouTube to remove clips of the video that has sparked protests across the Muslim world. In a statement, the court said Judge Gilson […]

09/26/2012

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