Venezuela's ousted attorney general leaves Colombia for Brazil

/ Aug 23, 2017

Venezuela's ousted attorney general leaves Colombia for Brazil

The Venezuelan ex-chief prosecutor who fled her country after being targeted by President Nicolas Maduro has left her first refuge stop in Colombia for Brazil, migration authorities said Tuesday. "Venezuelan Chief Attorney Luisa Ortega Diaz today left for Brazil, having carried out the necessary emigration ...

Brazil's da Silva launches unlikely bid to retake presidency

/ Aug 18, 2017

Brazil's da Silva launches unlikely bid to retake presidency

Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has never taken the easy path but Thursday the onetime shoeshine boy turned political giant embarked on his most audacious challenge yet: to recapture the presidency — and avoid prison. The presidential election won't take place until ...

Reds edge Brazilian club Chapecoense on late penalty

/ Aug 15, 2017

Reds edge Brazilian club Chapecoense on late penalty

Sentimental favorite Chapecoense lost 1-0 to the Urawa Reds after a controversially awarded penalty in Tuesday's Suruga Bank Championship. Urawa won the penalty two minutes to time, when Zlatan Ljubijankic was brought down by Chapecoense captain Grolli much to the objection of the Brazilian visitors. Reds ...

Troops storm Rio slums to catch gang leaders

/ Aug 6, 2017

Troops storm Rio slums to catch gang leaders

Thousands of Brazilian army troops raided Rio de Janeiro slums in a pre-dawn crackdown on crime gangs Saturday, leaving parts of the city looking like a war zone on the first anniversary of the opening of the Olympic Games. Five favelas were targeted by around ...

Japan beats Brazil for first time in six years

/ Jul 16, 2017

Japan beats Brazil for first time in six years

Japan defeated Brazil for the first time in six years, winning their 2017 women's volleyball World Grand Prix match 3-2 on Sunday. Japan, entering its Pool D1 finale after a crushing loss to Serbia the previous day, blew a two-set lead at Kamei Arena Sendai ...

Brazil' ex-President Silva convicted

/ Jul 13, 2017

Brazil' ex-President Silva convicted

The former president who brought Brazil to prominence on the world stage has been found guilty of corruption and money laundering — a historic judgment underscoring that no one is out of reach of this Latin American country's sprawling graft investigation. Former President Luiz Inacio ...