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  • State oil firm's scandal scrambles Brazil's offshore dreams

    Oil was to have been Brazil's "passport to the future," but the grand dreams tied to state company Petrobras have been brought to a screeching halt not only by falling crude prices, but by a crisis of its own making. An expanding investigation into a...
  • Brazil prosecutors say politicians were paid off monthly

    Politicians allegedly involved in the kickback-corruption scandal at the state-run energy company received monthly payments from construction and engineering firms and transferred part of the money to the ruling Workers' Party and its allies, Brazil's...
  • Paraguayan journalist shot to death along Brazil border

    A Paraguayan radio journalist has been shot to death in a Brazilian city bordering a crime-ridden area that is a hotbed for drugs and arms smuggling, officials said Friday. Gerardo Servian worked for a local radio station near the city of Pedro Juan...
  • Jeep: From made in America to made on four continents

    DETROIT In just a little over a year, Jeep will leapfrog from an iconic American product made only in the U.S. into a global brand assembled on four continents with a vastly larger manufacturing capacity. A factory in Italy began making the new Jeep...
  • Investigation of politicians sought in Brazil graft scandal

    The inquiry into the biggest corruption scandal yet uncovered in Brazil entered an expansive new phase, as the attorney general formally requested the Supreme Court's permission to open investigations against 54 people, most expected to be top political...
  • Brazil police say woman helped US sect leader avoid arrest

    The Brazilian lead investigator in the case of a religious sect leader sought on sex charges by the U.S. government says the support of a Brazilian woman described as a longtime friend helped him elude authorities in the middle of a manhunt. The chief of...
  • Library hosts cultural extravaganza

    Library hosts cultural extravaganza
    The sound of Afro-Brazilian drumming was so strong and gripping that everyone within earshot paused. A toddler stopped whining and wandered toward the sound, while a woman in mid-checkout left her books on the counter to peek in. The powerful...
  • Brazil judge orders deportation of Cesare Battisti

    A Brazilian judge Tuesday ordered the deportation of former Italian militant Cesare Battisti, reversing a 2010 ruling granting him asylum in Latin America's biggest country. Federal Judge Adverci Rates Mendes de Abreu ruled that Battisti was not entitled...
  • Haitians' 'Brazilian dream' sours as work hard to find

    Under a scorching sun, dozens of Haitians shuffled impatiently about the brick-walled courtyard of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. The sight of an approaching employer sparked a skirmish, with the men pushing against each other, jostling for attention....
  • Cult leader was with longtime follower when caught in Brazil

    MINNEAPOLIS A Minnesota cult leader accused of raping girls and young women was found hiding out in Brazil with a woman who had been a member of his congregation since she was in her teens. Victor Arden Barnard, one of the most wanted fugitives in the...
  • In drought-stricken Sao Paulo, some rely on mineral water deliveries

    In drought-stricken Sao Paulo, some rely on mineral water deliveries
    As Joao Paulo Bezerra pedals slowly up a slight incline between skyscrapers, he pauses briefly to greet a struggling colleague crossing his path. "Morning, buddy," says Bezerra, forcing his tricycle and its cargo of eight large plastic water jugs a...