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Brazilian police to recreate scene of councilwoman's murder

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From janitor to Chief Justice: Could Joaquim Barbosa be Brazil's next president?

SAO PAULO, Brazil>> Just as former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the front-runner in Brazil's presidential election, was surrendering to start serving a 12-year sentence for corruption this month, a former Supreme Court justice quietly made his debut on the political stage, quite possibly upending the contest. Joaquim Barbosa, left, chief justice of Brazil's Supreme Court, talks with another passenger while waiting for a flight at Santos Dumont airport in Rio de Janeiro in 2013.


Dilma Rousseff: Lulaa s Imprisonment Is Part of a Coup Corroding Brazila s Democratic Institutions

Protests are continuing in Brazil over the imprisonment of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Two weeks ago, Lula began serving a 12-year prison sentence for a highly controversial corruption conviction.


Neymar Crutches Around Brazil with Smokin' Hot Girlfriend

Soccer superstar Neymar ain't letting a busted metatarsal slow him down ... grabbing his pimp cane and his hot actress girlfriend and hitting the mall in Rio de Janeiro for some retail therapy. The 26-year-old phenom had a smile on his face during the outing with Bruna Marquezine -- though he made her hold the shopping bag for obvious reasons.


UPDATE 2-EU bans imports from 20 Brazilian meat purveyors

Europe's decision to ban meat imports from several Brazilian suppliers affects 30 to 35 percent of the country's exports to the bloc and will force companies to find new markets while officials work to reverse the measure, Brazil's Agriculture Minister said. FILE PHOTO: Chicken are pictured at a poultry factory in Lapa city, Parana state, Brazil, May 31, 2016.


Makeup courses for blind Brazilian women boost self-image

No mirrors needed by these women when they apply eye-liner, mascara and blush brushes. They can't see their faces.


Gloria Estefan on 'Celebrating the Music of Brazil in the Right Way'...

While fans are enjoying her hits via the touring company of the hit stage musical On Your Feet! , Gloria Estefan has been busy doing the conga with some new material -- and new versions of those old favorites. Estefan has been going back and forth to Brazil, working in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo and other cities on reimagined versions of the hits -- plus four new songs.


Brazil's first black justice considers presidential run

Former Supreme Court President Joaquim Barbosa, the first black member of the country's top court, arrives for a meeting with the leaders of the Brazilian Socialist Party to be named one of their candidates for president in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, April 19, 2018. The Socialist Party will nominate their candidate in August, ahead of October presidential elections.


Brazilian Officials Oppose Venezuela Border Closing Request

Brazil's General Attorney's office released a document on Wednesday opposing a request made by Roraima state's governor to Brazil's Supreme Court to temporarily close Brazil's border with Venezuela and limit the number of refugees entering the country. Venezuelan boy plays along the dozens of tents set up in Boa Vista, Roraima for refugees, photo by Antonio Cruz/AgBr "The closing of the border hinders both the protection of refugees and the Brazilian migration policy, resulting in an increase in illegal entry and illegal residence of these individuals, which would aggravate the social situation in the region," wrote Deputy Attorney General Luciano Mariz Maia.


Jailed Lula's likely heir tries to keep Brazil's left together

The most likely political heir to jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva insists the leftist leader is still the Workers Party's candidate for the October elections, but he is preparing to step into the role. Former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad speaks during an interview with Reuters in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 17, 2018.