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Sep 19, 2018

Rio to host 2019 Copa America final; Sao Paulo gets opener

South America's soccer confederation Conmebol has announced that the historic Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro will host the Copa America final next July. Conmebol also said Tuesday Sao Paulo FC's Morumbi stadium will host the opener on June 14. The semifinals will be played in ...

Stabbed Brazil election front-runner leaves intensive care: hospital

/ Sep 17, 2018

Stabbed Brazil election front-runner leaves intensive care: hospital

Brazil's far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro was released from intensive care Sunday after undergoing surgery for complications from a stab wound he suffered while campaigning. The candidate, who had surgery to remove an intestinal blockage on Wednesday, has been moved to a "semi-intensive care unit," ...

IWC vote backs aboriginal whale hunts — with new quotas

Sep 13, 2018

IWC vote backs aboriginal whale hunts — with new quotas

The International Whaling Commission on Wednesday cast a rare strong vote in favor of whale hunting but strictly for small subsistence hunts undertaken by some communities, mostly in the Arctic. The vote confirmed a long-standing commitment to so-called aboriginal subsistence whaling (ASW) for nutritional and ...

Nations lock horns in Brazil over Japan's call to resume whaling

/ Sep 11, 2018

Nations lock horns in Brazil over Japan's call to resume whaling

Pro- and anti-whaling nations locked horns Monday as the International Whaling Commission (IWC) began meeting in Brazil amid outrage over Japan's proposal to end a three-decade old moratorium on commercial whale hunting. Incoming IWC Chairman Joji Morishita said the meeting could determine the future of ...

Stabbed Brazilian presidential candidate needs another 'big' operation

Sep 11, 2018

Stabbed Brazilian presidential candidate needs another 'big' operation

Brazil presidential election front-runner Jair Bolsonaro remains in intensive care and needs another "big operation" following his stabbing ordeal, hospital authorities in Sao Paulo said on Monday. The Israelita Albert Einstein Hospital said in a statement that the right-wing candidate was still in "serious" condition ...

Bone fragments found in gutted, smoldering Rio museum provide some hope

Sep 5, 2018

Bone fragments found in gutted, smoldering Rio museum provide some hope

Firefighters found bone fragments from a collection in the still-smoldering National Museum, an official said Tuesday, raising hopes that a famed skull might somehow have survived a massive blaze that turned historic and scientific artifacts to ashes. Flames tore through the museum Sunday night, and ...

Venezuela urged to accept migration crisis humanitarian aid

/ Sep 5, 2018

Venezuela urged to accept migration crisis humanitarian aid

A group of Latin American countries signed a resolution on Tuesday urging Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to accept humanitarian aid to "alleviate" the country's migration crisis. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled an economic collapse in Venezuela that has resulted in food and medicine ...