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  • Outcry after Indonesia executes 6 for drug trafficking

    An Indonesian firing squad executed six convicted drug traffickers early Sunday, sparking condemnations from human rights groups and foreign leaders. The Netherlands, Indonesia’s former colonial ruler, said it would withdraw its ambassador and...
  • Five things for Monday, Jan. 19

    Five things for Monday, Jan. 19
    Here are your stories for Monday in Central Florida: Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade; shooting at an apartment complex; Brazilian tourists; Pats and Hawks headed to Super Bowl; and more. It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day. See photos of Saturday's parade...
  • California economy surpasses Brazil's

    California is overtaking Brazil as the world's seventh-largest economy, bolstered by rising employment, home values and personal and corporate income, a year after the nation's most-populous state surpassed Russia and Italy. The Golden State, with an...
  • Former executive of Brazil's Petrobras detained in corruption investigation

    Brazilian authorities on Wednesday arrested another former executive of the state-run oil company Petrobras as a landmark probe into the nation's biggest known corruption scandal continues to expand. Along with former Petrobras officials, several top...
  • Hispanic Catholics rediscover Jewish roots

    MIAMI Growing up in Brazil, Jonatas Da Silva knew there was something different about his family. The women went to the river to cleanse after their periods, relatives were buried within a day, and no one celebrated Christmas or ate pork. But it wasn't...
  • Brazilians sweep Disney World Marathon titles for first time

    Brazilians sweep Disney World Marathon titles for first time
    A Brazilian not winning the Walt Disney World Marathon would be like the New England Patriots not making the NFL playoffs. Actually, it would be more surprising. When Fredison Costa repeated as champion of the 26.2-mile race Sunday, finishing in 2...
  • Bridge links Brazil to French Guiana, yet doesn't

    Bridge links Brazil to French Guiana, yet doesn't
    As Jose Domingos speeds down the Oiapoque River in his canoe once more today, he passes underneath a mammoth suspension bridge. By far the most imposing structure anywhere near this muggy Amazonian border town, it looms overhead and then retreats behind...
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil, officials downplay water crisis as residents suffer

    The water crisis is so bad in South America's largest city that when rain began to dribble from the sky recently, workers in a downtown office high-rise stood up and cheered, running to the windows to celebrate each drop. A majority of city residents...
  • Brazilians face higher gas prices, more austerity moves after election

    Rising gas prices and the selection of a more fiscally austere economic team have Brazilians facing a period of difficult adjustment after the reelection of President Dilma Rousseff. Though Rousseff's second term doesn't start until January, her...
  • Brazil cuts pension, jobless benefits to prop up finances

    The Brazilian government said on Monday it will limit unemployment and pension benefits, in a move that aims to shore up depleted finances and regain investor confidence. Incoming planing minister Nelson Barbosa said in a briefing that the measures would...
  • Jazz duo's collaboration a family affair

    Jazz duo's collaboration a family affair
    For Brazilian pianist Antonio Adolfo and singer Carol Saboya, music is more than just a passion. It's part of their DNA. "I think it's a genetic thing. I was born with it, with this desire to do something artistic," says Saboya, who also happens to be...