Brazil's Lula lambasts far-right VP candidate's remarks on crime
Brazil's jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday strongly criticized the far-right vice presidential candidate who blamed social problems among youth on the absence of a father figure.
Gunmen storm Brazil prison, policeman killed as 92 inmates escape
Heavily armed men blew down the front gate of a maximum security prison in northeastern Brazil early Monday and with guns blazing enabled 92 inmates to escape while killing a policeman, authorities said.
Brazil Supreme Court rejects latest Lula appeal to run for presidency
A Brazilian Supreme Court justice on Thursday rejected the latest appeal by jailed former president Lula da Silva that he be allowed to run in next month’s election.
Lula appeals to UN in desperate bid to gain access to election
Leftist ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will appeal his barring from October's elections to the United Nations and Brazil's Supreme Court, the man set to replace him on the ballot said Monday.
Prized Brazil Museum Goes Up In Flames, Priceless Artefacts Lost
A massive fire ripped through Rio de Janeiro's treasured National Museum, one of Brazil's oldest, in what the nation's president says is a "tragic" loss of knowledge and heritage. Even before the embers had begun to cool early Monday, grief over the huge cultural loss had given way to anger at across-the-board budget cuts threatening…
More than 700 arrested in Brazil over femicide
More than 700 people accused of committing or planning murders -- in large part against women -- were arrested Friday in a coordinated sweep across Brazil. Some 5,000 police officers took part in the crackdown, which was launched in July, with numbers of arrests expected to go as high as 1,000 by the end of…
7.1-magnitude quake hits Peru-Brazil border
A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Peru's border with Brazil on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but national authorities said there were no initial reports of casualties or damage in the sparsely populated region.
Ex-President of Brazil set to register as presidential candidate from jail
Imprisoned former President Luiz Lula, Wednesday, will be registered as a candidate for this year’s presidential election in spite his 12-year sentence for corruption and facing several more graft trials. Party officials said top members of Lula’s Workers Party (PT) are planning a march in Brasilia to register his candidacy with electoral officials just hours…
Brazilian cops drop 'masculinity' requirement
Police candidates in southern Brazil are now free to get in touch with their softer side. "Masculinity" has been dropped from the list of 72 required attributes for wannabe cops in the state of Parana. Also gone: a prohibition on falling in love. The macho criteria were part of the psychological profile demanded for candidates…