Brazil beats Mexico to win U-17 World Cup at home

Soccer Nov 18, 2019

Brazil beats Mexico to win U-17 World Cup at home

Brazil rallied to beat Mexico 2-1 on Sunday to win its fourth under-17 World Cup title. Bryan Gonzalez opened the scoring for Mexico in the 66th minute at the Bezerrao stadium in Brasilia, but the hosts turned their fortunes with Kaio Jorge converting from the ...

Port deal cited as Brazil and China hail strong ties

Business Nov 14, 2019

Port deal cited as Brazil and China hail strong ties

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Chinese President Xi Jinping praised their countries' strong bilateral relations at a meeting on Wednesday, as sources said a Chinese state firm was prepared to announce a major Brazil port investment. The leaders' comments showed how far relations have come ...

Venezuelan Embassy in Brazil occupied by Guaido supporters

World / Politics Nov 14, 2019

Venezuelan Embassy in Brazil occupied by Guaido supporters

A group of people backing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido occupied the nation's embassy in Brazil's capital, Brasilia, on Wednesday. An official from President Nicolas Maduro's government said some 20 people forcibly invaded the embassy early Wednesday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity for ...

Lula release brings new energy to Brazil's opposition

World / Politics Nov 9, 2019

Lula release brings new energy to Brazil's opposition

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked out of prison on Friday, injecting new energy into a weakened opposition. His exit drew cheers from supporters who had gathered to celebrate the release of the man who rose from poverty to lead the ...

U.N. votes overwhelmingly to condemn U.S. embargo on Cuba

Business / Economy Nov 8, 2019

U.N. votes overwhelmingly to condemn U.S. embargo on Cuba

The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to condemn the American economic embargo of Cuba for the 28th year, rejecting U.S. criticism of human rights violations there and criticizing the Trump administration's increasingly tough enforcement measures. The vote in the 193-member world body was 187-3 ...

Spilled oil reaches whale sanctuary off Brazil

World Nov 3, 2019

Spilled oil reaches whale sanctuary off Brazil

Fragments of oil from spills plaguing Brazil's coast for three month have reached a humpback whale sanctuary, the navy reported Saturday. The area around the small Abrolhos archipelago off the coast of northeast Bahia state has some of Brazil's richest biodiversity. The oil was being recovered ...