More Brazil Articles

  • Rio official pledges transparent probe in slaying

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's top security official on Wednesday promised a rigorous investigation into the death of a young man that sparked overnight clashes in a slum near a key Olympic venue and did not rule out that police may have been responsible. Public Safety Director Jose...

  • Brazil enacts Internet 'Bill of Rights'

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's president signed into law on Wednesday a "Bill of Rights" for the digital age that aims to protect online privacy and promote the Internet as a public utility by barring telecommunications companies from charging for preferential access to their networks. The law...

  • Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue

    Violence erupted late Tuesday in a main tourist area of Rio de Janeiro following the killing of a popular local figure near where 2016 Olympic swimming events are expected to take place. (April 23) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Rio De Janeiro - April 23, 2014 1. Various of...

  • Brazil investigators: death of ex-prez accidental

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's National Truth Commission said Tuesday that its investigation into the 1976 death of former President Juscelino Kubitschek turned up no evidence to support claims his fatal car accident was the work of the country's then-military regime. Members of the...

  • Squatters, Brazil police clash in Rio de Janeiro

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Squatters in Rio de Janeiro clashed with police on Friday after a Brazilian court ordered the eviction of nearly 5,000 people from abandoned buildings. More than 1,000 police officers arrived to move people out of the buildings and parking lot owned by the...

  • Brazil struggles with its World Cup preparations

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Although expectations are high for Brazil's football team at the World Cup, it's already clear the country didn't do a very good job preparing for the tournament. With only two months before the opener, there are serious concerns about the country's readiness. Doubts remain...

  • Poll shows Brazil president's popularity drops

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's popularity has dipped five percentage points ahead of October's presidential elections, a new poll published Sunday said. The Datafolha polling institute said 36 percent of respondents rated Rousseff's government as "great/good" against...

  • That viral Brazil rape poll was wrong, but still disturbing

    Last week’s poll that showed that Brazilians believe women wearing revealing clothes deserve to be raped was wrong, according to a statement released Friday by the government agency that conducted the survey. The original results released by the Institute of Applied Economic Research noted...

  • Brazil's president tweets in support of journalist threatened for anti-rape protest

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff took to Twitter on Monday to defend journalist Nana Queiroz after she was threatened with rape for daring to speak out against what a poll showed was a startling public willingness to accept the rape of women wearing revealing clothing.

  • Brazil police: Worker likely without safety cable

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian authorities say the initial investigation into the accident that killed a worker at the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in a few months showed he likely wasn't wearing a required safety cable. The worker died on Saturday after falling about 26 feet (8...

  • Brazil police push into Rio de Janeiro slums

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — More than 1,400 police officers and Brazilian Marines rolled into a massive complex of slums near Rio de Janeiro's international airport before dawn Sunday in the latest security push ahead of this year's World Cup. Not a shot was fired as the Mare complex of 15 slums...

  • Women in revealing clothes deserve to be raped, say Brazilians in new poll

    You want to talk about the real war on women? Look no further than Brazil, where a recent government-sanctioned poll revealed that Brazilian men -- and women -- believe that if a woman shows off her body she deserves to be raped. Brazil’s Institute of Applied Economic Research asked 3,810...



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