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June 16, 2024 at 12:22 AM

Outraged Brazilian women stage protests against bill to equate late abortions with homicide

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Sao Paulo as protests sweep across Brazil in opposition to a bill that would further criminalize abortions
June 16, 2024 at 12:22 AM
Abortion rights activists march against an anti-abortion congressional bill, along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Saturday, June 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Ettore Chiereguini)
2 months ago

Ferry boat capsizes in Brazil

At least 75 people have died and hundreds more are missing in catastrophic flooding in Brazil.
2 months ago
Ferry boat capsizes in Brazil
1 year ago

4 teachers, 2 students stabbed in Brazil school attack

The 13-year-old suspect was taken into custody, according to the São Paulo Governor’s office.
1 year ago
The 13-year-old suspect was taken into custody, according to the São Paulo Governor’s office.
1 year ago

4 teachers, 2 students stabbed in Brazilian school

A 13-year-old student stabbed four teachers and two other students at a school in São Paulo, Brazil, on Monday, officials said.
1 year ago
Silvia Palmieri, who is the mother of a teacher who survived a stabbing attack at the Thomazia Montoro school, left, leaves the school comforted by a friend in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 27, 2023.
1 year ago

At least 1,500 people detained after storming government buildings in Brazil

ABC News' Marcus Moore reports live from Brazil on the investigation into protesters infiltrating government buildings.
1 year ago
VIDEO: At least 1,500 people detained after storming government buildings in Brazil
1 year ago

Mass arrests during Brazilian protests

Thousands of protesters, driven by false claims of fraud in a presidential election, stormed government buildings, including the Congress and the offices of the newly elected president.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Mass arrests during Brazilian protests
1 year ago

Bolsonaro hospitalized in US after supporters storm Brazilian capital

The former president of Brazil was admitted to the hospital for abdominal pain in Florida after at least 1,500 of his supporters were arrested following a violent attack on the Brazilian capital.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Bolsonaro hospitalized in US after supporters storm Brazilian capital
1 year ago

‘It was clearly dangerous’: White House spokesperson on Brazil attacks

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby about the attacks on democratic institutions in Brazil, and President Joe Biden’s summit in Mexico.
1 year ago
VIDEO: ‘It was clearly dangerous’: White House spokesperson on Brazil attacks
1 year ago

Bolsonaro admitted to hospital in wake of supporters' attack on Brazilian government

President Joe Biden condemned the storming of Brazil's capital by supporters of ex-President Bolsonaro, with a heavy police presence retained in Brazil.
1 year ago
A demonstrator reacts near members of security forces as supporters of Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro leave a camp outside the Army Headquarters, in Brasilia, Brazil, Jan. 9, 2023.
1 year ago

Former Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro admitted to Orlando hospital

Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was admitted to a U.S. hospital hours after his supporters stormed key governmental buildings in the county’s capital city, Brasilia.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Former Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro admitted to Orlando hospital
1 year ago

Pro-Bolsonaro protesters storm Brazilian capital over election results

Hundreds of supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro have stormed the country's capital over refusal to accept the results of the election.
1 year ago
Protesters, supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro, clash with police during a protest outside the Planalto Palace building in Brasilia, Brazil, Jan. 8, 2023.
1 year ago

Bolsonaro supporters storm Brazilian capital over claims of ‘stolen’ election

Thousands of supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro stormed three government buildings, saying the election was rigged.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Bolsonaro supporters storm Brazilian capital over claims of ‘stolen’ election
1 year ago

Protestors storm Brazilian capital

Supporters of ousted former President Jair Bolsonaro invaded Presidential and Congressional buildings.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Protestors storm Brazilian capital
1 year ago

Soccer star Pelé dead at 82 years old

The Brazilian soccer legend died after treatment for colon cancer.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Soccer star Pele dead at 82 years old
2 years ago

World Cup fever as powerhouse Brazil gets sent home

There were two quarterfinal games on Friday, both decided in penalty kicks, and two more exciting matchups today.
2 years ago
VIDEO: World Cup fever as powerhouse Brazil gets sent home
2 years ago

Conservative leader Bolsonaro loses Brazil’s presidential election

Conservative leader Jair Bolsonaro loses Brazil’s presidential election to leftist former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, known as Lula.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Conservative leader Bolsonaro loses Brazil’s presidential election
2 years ago

Brazil's elections are over but the fight is just beginning: Analysis

Jair Bolsonaro received 49.1% of the vote in Brazil's presidential election. Lula won 50.9%.
2 years ago
Brazilian president-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva greets supporters at the Paulista avenue after winning the presidential run-off election, in Sao Paulo, Oct. 30, 2022.
2 years ago

High-stakes presidential runoff in Brazil

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has defeated far-right incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro in an extremely close race.
2 years ago
VIDEO: High-stakes presidential runoff in Brazil
2 years ago

Brazilian polls are underway in a high-stakes presidential election

Officials in Brazil are bracing for a tense vote as the world's fourth-largest democracy votes in a contentious presidential election with global implications, including issues like climate change.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Brazilian polls are underway in a high-stakes presidential election
2 years ago

Bolsonaro, Lula battle for future of Brazil

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is taking on one of the country's most prolific leaders in Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. ABC News correspondent Matt Rivers breaks down the pivotal runoff election.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Bolsonaro, Lula battle for future of Brazil
2 years ago

How Brazil's high-stakes presidential election could impact US economic policy

Maxine Margolis, a senior research scholar at the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University, discusses why more countries in Latin America are electing left-leaning leaders.
2 years ago
VIDEO: How Brazil's high-stakes presidential election could impact US economic policy
2 years ago

Suspect confesses to killing missing British journalist and Indigenous expert: Police

A search in the remote Amazon for missing British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous rights expert Bruno Araujo Pereira has now turned into a homicide investigation.
2 years ago
The names of missing journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira are projected onto the Tower Bridge in London.
2 years ago

Search for 2 missing in Amazon rainforest sparks concern, controversy

International outcry continues over the disappearances of British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous expert Bruno Araújo Pereira.
2 years ago
Employees of the National Indigenous Foundation protest over missing British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian Indigenous affairs specialist Bruno Pereira, in Brasilia, on June 9, 2022.
2 years ago

Death toll rises in Brazil following devastating flooding, landslides

Authorities say more than 100 people have died and that search and rescue teams are looking for more possible victims trapped in mud.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Death toll rises in Brazil following devastating flooding, landslides
2 years ago

10 dead after cliff collapses on tourist boats

Brazilian Navy officials and other first responders are working to help people caught in a cliff collapse at Furnas Lake.
2 years ago
Firefighters at the scene of a rescue operation after a wall of rock broke from a cliff falling onto several tourist boats at the canyons of Furnas Lake, city of Capitolio, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, Jan. 8, 2022.
3 years ago

9 Brazil firefighters dead after cave collapsed during training exercise

Nine Brazil firefighters were killed in a cave collapse during a training exercise Sunday, officials said.
3 years ago
Handout picture released from Sao Paulo State's Military Police on October 31, 2021 showing firefighters working to rescue civilian firefighters buried in a cave after a collapse in Altinopolis, Sao Paulo state, Brazil. (Photo by Sao Paulo State's Military Police/AFP via Getty Images)
3 years ago

Drone footage shows devastating flooding in Brazil

WASH OUT: Drone footage captures floods from rising Amazon rivers devastating small towns in Brazil.
3 years ago
WASH OUT: Drone footage captures floods from rising Amazon rivers devastating small towns in Brazil.
4 years ago

Flying broomsticks sweep through Brazil traffic

Two men coasted down streets in Sao Paolo on a pair of broomsticks, each one attached to a motorized wheel.
4 years ago
Flying broomsticks sweep through Brazil traffic
4 years ago

Brazilian President Bolsonaro ordered to wear face mask or pay fine

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro -- like President Donald Trump -- has often refused to wear a face covering during the coronavirus pandemic.
4 years ago
President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, arrives for ceremony to inaugurate the Main Space Operations Center of the Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite on June 23, 2020, in Brasilia.
5 years ago

Battling Brazil's fires with mats and water tanks: Reporter's Notebook

Matt Gutman of ABC News sees how the federal firefighters in Brazil are tackling the Amazon fires.
5 years ago
ABC News' Matt Gutman reports on the fires engulfing the Amazon, August 2019.
5 years ago

Inside the fires as Amazon burns

ABC News’ Matt Gutman reports on the ground in Brazil.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Inside the fires as the Amazon continues to burn
5 years ago

Brazil's air force deployed tankers to drop water on the Amazon as it burns

Villagers in the area are helping to stop the fire by dousing hotspots.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Brazil’s air force deployed tankers to drop water on the Amazon as it burns
5 years ago

Brazilian president responds to the 'lungs of the world' crisis

Jair Bolsonaro faces international condemnation for "not taking the fires seriously enough" as the scale of the fires reach what would cover half of the United States.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Brazilian president responds to the 'lungs of the world' crisis
5 years ago

Record wildfires rage in Amazon rain forest

Over 9,500 fires have broken out since last week in forests that produce 20% of the world's oxygen.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Record wildfires rage in Amazon rain forest
5 years ago

Brazilian president wants criminals to 'die in the street like cockroaches'

Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, said criminals should “die in the streets like cockroaches” as part of his proposed legislation to increase police powers.
5 years ago
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro holds a press conference at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Aug. 1, 2019.
5 years ago

Brazil mourns musician Joao Gilberto, father of Bossa Nova

Joao Gilberto, one of the pioneers of Bossa Nova, the Brazilian musical genre characterized by a subtle mix of Samba and Jazz, died in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.
5 years ago
In this June 18, 2004, file photo, Brazilian composer Joao Gilberto performs at Carnegie Hall, in New York.
5 years ago

Brazil mourns Joao Gilberto, father of Bossa Nova

Joao Gilberto, one of the pioneers of Bossa Nova, the Brazilian musical genre characterized by a subtle mix of Samba and Jazz, died in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.
5 years ago
Joao Gilberto, one of the pioneers of Bossa Nova, the Brazilian musical genre characterized by a subtle mix of Samba and Jazz, died in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.
5 years ago

Supporters of Brazilian president hit the streets

A week after protesters demonstrated against the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro, his supporters rallied in favor of the country's president.
5 years ago
A week after protesters demonstrated against the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro, his supporters rallied in favor of the country's president.
5 years ago

Video shows massive wall of sludge surging toward city after dam collapse in Brazil

Video from crane shows deadly, waste-filled mudslide moving toward Brazilian city after dam collapse.
5 years ago
Minas Gerais Firefighters keep on searching for victims at Corrego do Feijao where  a dam collapsed at an iron-ore mine belonging to Brazil's giant mining company Vale near the town of Brumadinho in southeastern Brazil, Jan. 31, 2019.
5 years ago

60 dead, nearly 300 missing after dam collapse

A dam collapse in Brazil has killed at least 58 people, with another 305 unaccounted for, officials say.
5 years ago
An aerial view shows a partially destroyed house after a dam collapsed in Brumadinho, Brazil, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019.
5 years ago

200 feared missing after dam collapse in Brazil

The dam is operated by the largest mining company in the country.
5 years ago
VIDEO: 200 feared missing after dam collapse in Brazil
6 years ago

Many Brazilians worry that their country is heading toward a military dictatorship

Brazilians say the far-right candidate seems to be preparing for a dictatorship.
6 years ago
Brazil's right-wing presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party (PSL) Jair Bolsonaro walks in front of the Brazilian flag as he prepares to cast his vote during the general elections, in Rio de Janeiro on Oct. 7, 2018.
6 years ago

Who is Jair Bolsonaro?

The far-right politician was elected president of Brazil on Oct. 28, 2018.
6 years ago
The far-right politician was elected president of Brazil on Oct. 28, 2018.
6 years ago
People watch an internet video of Brazilian presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party (PSL), Jair Bolsonaro, on TV at a bar of Lapa neighborhood, in Rio de Janeiro, Oct. 07, 2018.
6 years ago

In Brazilian presidential elections, Trump-like candidate gets women's votes

Jair Bolsonaro, a candidate for the far-right Social Liberal Party is also the presidential front-runner.
6 years ago
Supporters of Brazilian right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro demonstrate in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sept. 30, 2018.
6 years ago

Video shows stabbing of Brazil presidential candidate at rally

Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed while being carried on the shoulders of his supporters.
6 years ago
Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed while being carried on the shoulders of his supporters.
6 years ago

Far-right candidate stabbed at campaign event in Brazil

The so-called Brazilian Trump was stabbed.
6 years ago
Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is taken on the shoulders of a supporter moments before being stabbed during a campaign rally in Juiz de Fora, Brazil, Sept. 6, 2018.
6 years ago

Presidential candidate in Brazil brutally stabbed at campaign event

Right-winger Jair Bolsonaro was rushed to the hospital, where he is listed in good condition, according to his son.
6 years ago
Right-winger Jair Bolsonaro was rushed to the hospital, where he is listed in good condition, according to his son.
6 years ago

Tensions growing in Brazil following national museum fire

The fire destroyed millions and millions of historical artifacts.
6 years ago
6 years ago
A massive fire engulfs the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, one of Brazil's oldest, Sept. 2, 2018. The cause of the fire was not yet known, according to local media.