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SAO PAULO | Brazilian tennis great Maria Bueno dies after cancer battle

SAO PAULO — Maria Bueno, a Brazilian tennis great who won three Wimbledon singles titles and four at the U.S. Open in the 1950s and 1960s, and helped usher in modern women’s tennis, has died after battling mouth cancer. She was 78. Bueno was admitted to the Nove de Julho hospital in Sao Paulo on … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Brazilian tennis great Maria Bueno dies after cancer battle

SAO PAULO | 25 African migrants come ashore in Brazil after sea rescue

SAO PAULO (AP) — Authorities say about two dozen African migrants have come ashore in northeastern Brazil after being rescued at sea by fishermen. The government of Maranhao state said Sunday that the group of 25 people from Senegal, Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cape Verde landed late Saturday. Two Brazilians were aboard. The government … Continue reading SAO PAULO | 25 African migrants come ashore in Brazil after sea rescue

SAO PAULO | ‘Occupied’ Sao Paulo high rise collapses amid fire, 1 dead

SAO PAULO (AP) — A high-rise building occupied by squatters in downtown Sao Paulo caught fire and collapsed Tuesday, sending chunks of fiery debris crashing into neighboring buildings and surrounding streets. Firefighter Lt. Andre Elias told Globo TV that at least one person had been killed. At the moment the building fell, a firefighter atop … Continue reading SAO PAULO | ‘Occupied’ Sao Paulo high rise collapses amid fire, 1 dead

SAO PAULO  | Burning building in Sao Paulo collapses; at least 1 dead

SAO PAULO  — An abandoned high-rise building occupied by squatters in downtown Sao Paulo caught fire and collapsed Tuesday, sending chunks of fiery debris crashing into neighboring buildings and surrounding streets. Firefighters said at least one person had been killed in the collapse and that there could be more. The building, a former federal police … Continue reading SAO PAULO  | Burning building in Sao Paulo collapses; at least 1 dead

SAO PAULO | Building in Sao Paulo collapses in fire; at least 1 dead

SAO PAULO — An abandoned building occupied by squatters in Sao Paulo caught fire and collapsed Tuesday, sending chunks of fiery debris crashing into neighboring buildings and surrounding streets. Firefighters said at least one person had been killed in the collapse and that there could be more. The building, a former headquarters of the federal … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Building in Sao Paulo collapses in fire; at least 1 dead

SAO PAULO | Brazil yellow fever vaccination campaign far short of goal

SAO PAULO | April 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  — Brazil’s yellow fever vaccination campaign has fallen significantly short of its goal, the Health Ministry acknowledged this week, saying that 10 million people in the targeted population still need to be immunized. In January, the ministry launched a campaign to vaccinate more than 23 million people in … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Brazil yellow fever vaccination campaign far short of goal

SAO PAULO | Arrest warrant issued for former Brazilian president ‘Lula’

SAO PAULO |April 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A Brazilian judge issued an arrest warrant on Thursday for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, dealing a major blow to the once wildly popular leader who was trying to mount a political comeback ahead of October’s elections. The warrant came several hours after the country’s top body, … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Arrest warrant issued for former Brazilian president ‘Lula’

SAO PAULO | The Latest: Brazil’s ex-president ordered to turn himself in

SAO PAULO |April 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on the fate of former Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been given until Friday afternoon to present himself to federal police in the southern city of Curitiba and begin serving a sentence … Continue reading SAO PAULO | The Latest: Brazil’s ex-president ordered to turn himself in