São Paulo

Fire department personnel work to retrieve a body from a bus after retrieving it from underneath a collapsed bridge in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Thursday, July 3, 2014.  (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Unfinished overpass in World Cup project collapses

SAO PAULO (AP) — An overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in a World Cup host city, killing at least two people and trapping a commuter bus, two construction trucks and a car, Brazilian authorities said. […]

07/03/2014

General view at the Itaquerao Stadium during an official training session the day before the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia in the Itaquerao Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Will Brazil’s Cup spotlight burn too bright?

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s day has finally arrived. The sun rose Thursday on a tropical nation hosting its first World Cup in 64 years. Nearly half the world’s population, well over 3 billion […]

06/12/2014

Thousands of people line Glory Pier in the port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan to see a giant yellow duck designed by artist Florentijn Hofman. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, FILE)

Duckie dynasty: 40-foot duck floats to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The first U.S. version of 40-foot-tall rubber duckie that’s made a splash in harbors from Hong Kong to Sao Paulo will appear in Pittsburgh on Friday. Each city builds its own duck […]

09/26/2013

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims as he arrives to the Aparecida Basilica in Aparecida, Brazil, Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Tens of thousands of faithful flocked to the tiny town of Aparecida, tucked into an agricultural region halfway between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, where he is to celebrate the first public Mass of his trip in a massive basilica dedicated to the nation's patron saint.  (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Pope: Resist “idols” of money, power, pleasure

APARECIDA, Brazil (AP) — Pope Francis urged Catholics to resist the “ephemeral idols” of money, power and pleasure during a pilgrimage Wednesday to one of the most important shrines in Latin America Francis celebrated the […]

07/24/2013

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

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Seattle man posted video before dying on highway

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A final video of Richard Swanson shows him smiling and happy to be at the ocean as he prepared to dribble a soccer ball along Oregon’s coastal road on a planned […]

05/15/2013

Cancellations, delays add to Brazil airport chaos

SAO PAULO (AP) – The lone runway at a busy Brazil airport is being blocked by a damaged cargo plane, forcing cancellation of 450 flights and creating a ripple effect of delays across the nation. […]

10/15/2012

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