Brazil

Adriano Carvalho and Luana Nastas appear in the moody “Vazante.” (Courtesy Music Box Films)

‘Vazante’ is a vivid poem about the enslaved

In this current sociopolitical landscape, where discussions of women in film are…

 

In this March 21, 2016 photo, researcher Rodrigo Staggemeier shows water and sand samples he collected in the water off Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for a water quality study commissioned by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

When Rio fails, sister city shows sewage cleanup possible

NITEROI, Brazil — With thousands of liters of raw human sewage pouring…

 

Supporters of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff fill the lobby of Planalto presidential palace after they attended a ceremony with Rousseff where she launched new federal universities in Brasilia, Brazil, on Monday. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil house speaker annuls presidential impeachment vote

RIO DE JANEIRO — The acting speaker of the lower house of…

 

Anti-government protesters light candles outside Congress where lawmakers debate whether to oust the Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, Brazil, on Saturday. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Debate turns vitriolic in Brazil as impeachment vote nears

BRASILIA, Brazil — Friends and foes of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff called…

Anti-government protesters light candles outside Congress where lawmakers debate whether to oust the Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, Brazil, on Saturday. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff makes a heart sign during a ceremony with teachers and students at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil president lashes out at VP over impeachment effort

RIO DE JANEIRO — Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday lashed…

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff makes a heart sign during a ceremony with teachers and students at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
A municipal health worker draws blood from 3-month-old Shayde Henrique, who was born with microcephaly, in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Some experts contend Brazil is exaggerating Zika crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO — Often drowned out by the dire warnings and…

A municipal health worker draws blood from 3-month-old Shayde Henrique, who was born with microcephaly, in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
In this Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, Daniele da Silva, who is seven months pregnant, poses for a photo as she sits inside her home in a slum of Recife, Brazil. Da Silva said she had Chikungunya a couple of months ago and her ultrasound scan and other exams of her baby are normal. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

Brazil’s Zika-related abortion debate sparks backlash

RIO DE JANEIRO — Before her son was born, Danielle Alves didn't…

In this Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, Daniele da Silva, who is seven months pregnant, poses for a photo as she sits inside her home in a slum of Recife, Brazil. Da Silva said she had Chikungunya a couple of months ago and her ultrasound scan and other exams of her baby are normal. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
A Sucre municipality worker fumigates for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Monday. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread

GENEVA — The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the…

A Sucre municipality worker fumigates for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Monday. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
A health worker stands in the Sambadrome as he sprays insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmits the Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Health minister: Brazil is ‘losing battle’ against mosquito

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil's health minister says the country is sending…

A health worker stands in the Sambadrome as he sprays insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmits the Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
Regina Case is superb as the housekeeper protagonist of “The Second Mother.” {Courtesy Aline Arruda)

Brazilian actress makes ideal ‘Second Mother’

The Brazilian import “The Second Mother” tells the story of a housekeeper,…

Regina Case is superb as the housekeeper protagonist of “The Second Mother.” {Courtesy Aline Arruda)
Eraldo Peres/APBrazilian Social Democracy Party presidential candidate Aecio Neves straightens his tie as he arrives to a recent campaign rally. Neves got some support this week from an unexpected fan

Lindsay Lohan lending political clout to Brazilian candidate

Lindsay Lohan wears many hats: actress, courtroom benchwarmer, designer of fine leggings.…

Eraldo Peres/APBrazilian Social Democracy Party presidential candidate Aecio Neves straightens his tie as he arrives to a recent campaign rally. Neves got some support this week from an unexpected fan
Natacha Pisarenko/AP FIle photoAfter losing the last two games by a combined 10-1 Brazil and David Luiz

Brazil rethinks future after World Cup failure

SAO PAULO — The World Cup held potential disaster for Brazil —…

Natacha Pisarenko/AP FIle photoAfter losing the last two games by a combined 10-1 Brazil and David Luiz
AP Photo/Frank AugsteinGermany's Mats Hummels

Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches World Cup final

Germany handed Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever on Tuesday with…

AP Photo/Frank AugsteinGermany's Mats Hummels
AP Photo/Leo CorreaBrazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari

Without Neymar, attack not the focus for Brazil

With Neymar out and Brazil's forwards ineffective throughout the World Cup, it…

AP Photo/Leo CorreaBrazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari
AP Photo/Felipe DanaBrazil’s Thiago Silva

Brazil aims to have Thiago Silva’s suspension overturned for World Cup semifinal

The Brazilian soccer confederation is trying to overturn captain Thiago Silva’s ban…

AP Photo/Felipe DanaBrazil’s Thiago Silva
AP Photo/Leo CorreaSoccer fans

Brazil, Mexico, Spain and Netherlands the victors of today's World Cup matches

Brazil beats Cameroon 4-1, reaches 2nd round Neymar lived up to the…

AP Photo/Leo CorreaSoccer fans
AP Photo/Martin MejiaUnited States' Jermaine Jones (13) celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Portugal at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus

Oh so close, Americans wilt at end in Amazon heat

They were less than 30 seconds away. The Americans were about to…

AP Photo/Martin MejiaUnited States' Jermaine Jones (13) celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Portugal at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus
Julio Cortez/APU.S. soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann was pleased by his team’s performance in the World Cup

World Cup off and running with a Brazil victory

SAO PAULO -- "Tudo bem" -- all good -- as the Brazilians…

Julio Cortez/APU.S. soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann was pleased by his team’s performance in the World Cup
Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoGiants general manager Brian Sabean knows his team may need a boost at the trading deadline

Hard not to fall in love with the World Cup

Like it or not, the World Cup is here, and if you’re…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoGiants general manager Brian Sabean knows his team may need a boost at the trading deadline
Julio Cortez/APU.S. soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann was pleased by his team’s performance in the World Cup

Still plenty of concerns as World Cup set to kick off

SAO PAULO — The biggest question for Thursday’s opening match of the…

Julio Cortez/APU.S. soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann was pleased by his team’s performance in the World Cup