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Conor McGregor is a total phony — and it’s just what UFC needs
It was the fight that stopped the world. Conor McGregor dropped Jose Aldo in a record 13 seconds after months of hype, trash-talking and debauchery led the two to the Octagon to battle at UFC 194. McGregor’s taunting was arguably the kryptonite to Aldo’s psyche, ribbing him with jeers like “little Brazilian” and famously stealing...
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At least 3 dead after train derailment in Spain
A passenger train derailed in Spain on Friday, killing at least three people and injuring dozens of others, according to multiple media repo...       
7 points by USA Today | Portugal Spain Iberian Peninsula Galicia Lisbon Brazil Portuguese language Associated Press
Reports: Train crash in Spain kills 3
A passenger train derailed in Spain on Friday, killing at least three people and injuring dozens of others, according to news reports.       
7 points by USA Today | Portugal Spain Iberian Peninsula Galicia Lisbon Portuguese language Brazil Associated Press
AP PHOTOS: Editor sections from Latin America, Caribbean
This week Latin America welcomed the first U.S. commercial flight to Cuba in decades and said goodbye to musical icon Juan Gabriel.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Cabo San Lucas Latin America Brazil São Paulo Buenos Aires Referendum Venezuela San José del Cabo
Rio kicks off day 1 of the Summer Paralympics 2016

7 points by New York Post | Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games 2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games Estádio do Maracanã 2008 Summer Paralympics Brazil 2007 Pan American Games
Court: Statements, plea properly entered in fatal fire case
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A state appeals court has rejected arguments from a man convicted of setting a fatal house fire that his statements should have been suppressed and his guilty pleas withdrawn. Armin Wand III was sentenced to life in connection with the 2012 LaFayette County fire that killed ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Appeal Appellate court United States Plea Court Brazil Supreme court
Neymar goal gives Brazil 2-1 win over Colombia
Neymar's second-half goal gave Brazil a 2-1 victory over Colombia on Tuesday as the former world champions registered their second consecutive win to take the second place in the South America qualifying group for Russia 2018.
7357 points by | Brazil South America Argentina Colombia Bolivia Peru Ecuador South American countries
Otamendi equaliser saves Argentina from Venezuela defeat
Defender Nicolas Otamendi sneaked a late equaliser as Argentina, without injured captain Lionel Messi, came back from two goals down for a 2-2 draw away to Venezuela on Tuesday.
207 points by | Argentina national football team Uruguay national football team South America Latin America Brazil Mercosur Uruguay Bolivia
Car slams into culvert, goes airborne, flips; woman killed
HENRY CLAY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) - A car crash in a small Pennsylvania township has killed a woman.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Brazil Pennsylvania United States Automobile Fayette County Pennsylvania Abraham Lincoln Utah Driving
JBS bonds, stock tumble amid concern over Brazil fraud probe
JBS SA bonds and shares tumbled amid concern that the chief executive officer of the world’s largest meat producer may have to step aside as part of a Brazilian police probe into pension funds.
1 points by The Denver Post | Chief executive officer Pension fund Finance São Paulo Brazil Executive officer Federal Bureau of Investigation Management
Former Harvard-Westlake basketball player Henry Vogel is Allan Malamud scholarship winner
Henry Vogel, a former Harvard-Westlake basketball player who also was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, has been named recipient of the Allan Malamud Memorial Award given annually by the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Vogel will be honored during the newest induction ceremony...
75 points by Los Angeles Times | High school Basketball United States National Basketball Association California Center Brazil Baseball
New Brazilian president booed during Paralympic Games opening ceremony
Andrew V. PestanoRIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Michel Temer, who recently became president after Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, was booed during the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
8 points by UPI | Rio de Janeiro Brazil 2016 Summer Olympics United Press International Estádio do Maracanã William Randolph Hearst International News Service News World Communications
Police: Glen Burnie man arrested, charged with Cherry Hill killing
A 35-year-old man from Glen Burnie was arrested Tuesday and charged in the July 30 killing of a man in Cherry Hill, police said. Erik Mullins, of the 6400 block of Washington Square, was charged with first-degree murder. Online court records did not list his attorney. Police said Mullins shot 48-year-old...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | English-language films Green Line Murder American films Brazil
The Latest: Officer convicted of manslaughter in boy's death
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — The Latest on murder trial of a law enforcement officer charged in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy (all times local):
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Police Constable Automobile Vehicle Walking Brazil Los Angeles Brake
Murder trial: Officer testifies about autistic boy's death
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana law enforcement officer has testified at his murder trial that he was trying to save a fellow officer when he opened fire on a car, killing a 6-year-old autistic boy and critically wounding his father. The Advocate reports ( ) that Derrick Stafford cried ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Brazil English-language films Automobile Legal professions Vehicle Los Angeles The Washington Times Vehicles
Woman, 45, hit and killed while trying to save dog in road
A woman from Allegan County was killed Wednesday night after she was hit by a car while trying  to save her dog, according to Michigan State Police.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Walking Michigan Automobile Michigan State University United States Holland Michigan Vehicle Brazil
Russia World Cup qualifiers: South American teams restart 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign
After footballing minnows Papua New Guinea and Tahiti kicked off this year’s Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers on Thursday, it was the turn of the big guns from South America to restart their campaigns. Read Full Article at
8 points by Russia Today | Manchester United F.C. Real Madrid C.F. Buenos Aires La Liga Argentina national football team Argentina Lionel Messi Brazil
Poultry in motion: Four-legged chicken struts its stuff in Brazil (VIDEO)
A Brazilian chicken has no shortage of legs to samba dance with after being born with four of the extremities. Despite bleak predictions that the chick would die within hours of being born, it has defied all odds, strutting with pride for ten days so far. Read Full Article at
-1 points by Russia Today | English-language films American films Chicken The Extra Sibling Brazil
Brazil smells something rotten in world's biggest meat producer
The world’s largest meat processing and sales company JBS faces a crisis with Brazilian authorities investigating the firm for bribery of government officials willing to approve the sale and export of tainted meat. Read Full Article at
-1 points by Russia Today | Initial public offering São Paulo Saudi Arabia Federal Bureau of Investigation Brazil Pork Law enforcement agency United States
Belgian police thwart 'terrorist attack'
Belgian police intercepted a car that was speeding toward a busy shopping area and refused to stop, authorities said Thursday.
-1 points by CNN | Automobile Walking Prosecutor Prosecution French language Brazil Vehicle Driving
‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Stays Hot at International Box Office With $43.7 Million
Universal’s erotic sequel “Fifty Shades Darker” has scored its second consecutive win at the international box office with $43.7 million in 59 territories. “Fifty Shades Darker” declined 52 percent from its opening weekend for a foreign total of $187.2 million and a worldwide gross of $276.9 million. The film is holding in first place in Germany,... Read more »
78 points by Variety | Great Wall of China Brazil Italy Wall Uruguay Matt Damon Shanhaiguan Decline
Chapecoense air disaster honored by Medellín bar (VIDEO)
A Colombian couple have opened a bar in Medellín that pays tribute to the players and staff of Brazilian football team Chapecoense who died in a plane crash last November when travelling to play a match in the city. Read Full Article at
15 points by Russia Today | Copa Sudamericana Atlético Nacional Copa Merconorte Recopa Sudamericana Brazil Boca Juniors Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro
Ecuador votes in crucial general elections
Voters choose between socialism or change as they cast their ballots for president and 137 members of national assembly.
506 points by Al Jazeera English | Rafael Correa Ecuador International Monetary Fund United States Latin America Voting Brazil Argentina
Police: Man charged in shooting death of Chicago toddler
CHICAGO (AP) — A 26-year-old man has been charged with fatally shooting a 2-year-old boy in Chicago.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Abortion Weather Brazil Murder English-language films Homicide Manslaughter Tropical cyclone
Brazil, 10 Other Countries Coordinate Odebrecht Probes
Prosecutors in Brazil and 10 other countries agreed to move to a new level of cooperation in their corruption investigations of Brazilian construction company Odebrecht SA.
12 points by The Wall Street Journal | Brazil Spanish language Presidential system Latin America Spanish-speaking countries Liberal democracies Former Spanish colonies South America
Car strikes, kills pedestrian in southeast Missouri
PUXICO, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say a car has struck and killed a pedestrian in southeast Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 21-year-old Phillip Manning, of Sikeston, was hit around 12:20 a.m. Friday about a mile south of the Stoddard County town of Puxico on Missouri 51. The ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Missouri Brazil Stoddard County Missouri New Madrid County Missouri Southern United States Puxico Missouri South Carolina Washington D.C.
Bombings Kill Dozens in Baghdad
Islamic State claims responsibility for the largest bombing in the south of the Iraqi capital, which leaves at least 45 people dead and nearly 50 others wounded.
15 points by The Wall Street Journal | Brazil Iraq Caliphate Iraq War Government
The case for collaborating on climate change
International collaboration and holistic responses are our best way forward in the fight against climate change.
300 points by Al Jazeera English | United Nations International Monetary Fund Developing country World Bank European Union United States United Kingdom Brazil
Counter Intelligence: Portrait of Venezuelan chef Lorena Garcia is unveiled at The Venetian
Venezuelan chef Lorena Garcia promises that her new Latin American restaurant Chica will open at The Venetian in May. Lorena made the prediction today after she became the first female chef to debut on the 21-foot-tall Chef Wall at The Venetian — and the first Latina chef overlooking the Strip.
3 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Brazil Cooking Latin America South America Americas United States Nicaragua Spanish language
Brazil lawmakers to vote new amnesty plan on Wednesday: governor
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Lower House of Congress on Wednesday will vote to reopen a program that gives criminal amnesty to Brazilians holding undeclared assets abroad if they pay a tax and fine, said a governor leading a group of states demanding help to cover their widening fiscal deficits.
-2 points by Reuters | United States Congress Reuters Tax Public finance Thomson Reuters Deficit Federal government of the United States Brazil
Man pleads guilty in slayings of his 2 kids, 2 stepchildren
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — An ex-convict has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the slayings of his two young children and two stepchildren at his suburban Detroit home.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Michigan Wayne County Michigan Metro Detroit Murder Brazil Chicago
Berlinale: FiGa Films Boards Julia Solomonoff’s ‘Nobody’s Watching’(EXCLUSIVE)
BERLIN—Partnering on an anticipated title from a distinguished Latin American woman director which offers an original take on Latin-America-U.S. emigration, Sandro  Fiorin’s Miami-based FiGa Films has boarded Julia Solomonoff’s upcoming “Nobody’s Watching.” One of the foremost sales companies of Latin American films, FiGa Films will handle international sales on this singular Latin American/U.S production. Largely... Read more »
588 points by Variety | Latin America Argentina United States Spanish language Spain Dominican Republic Brazil Film
Peru asks Trump to deport ex-President Toledo accused of corruption
Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 13 (UPI) -- Peru's president asked U.S. President Donald Trump to consider deporting ex-President Alejandro Toledo, accused of taking more than $20 million in bribes.
3 points by UPI | Alberto Fujimori Alejandro Toledo Peru Alan García United Press International Brazil 1946 births Politics of Peru
Second man arrested in Horseshoe casino shooting
Police have arrested and charged a 27-year-old man suspected in a shooting late last month in the parking garage of Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. Joseph Jennings, of the Waltherson neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore, was arrested Friday and charged with attempted first-degree murder. Online court...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Brazil English-language films The Wounded Man The Driver Hand
Espirito Santo police return to work after murder wave
More than 1,000 officers return to work in Espirito Santo state after 144 people are killed during eight-day strike.
520 points by Al Jazeera English | Police Espírito Santo Rio de Janeiro Brazil Constable Law enforcement agency Police officer Crime
Brazil’s huge corruption scandal is spreading to the rest of Latin America
LIMA, Peru — For more than two years the “Car Wash” corruption mega-scandal engulfing Odebrecht, Latin America’s largest construction company, has roiled Brazil.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Alan García Alejandro Toledo Alberto Fujimori Ricardo Martinelli Colombia Panama Brazil Simón Bolívar
Police: former Syracuse, Celtics center Fab Melo dead at 26
SAO PAULO — Military police say that former Syracuse University and Boston Celtics center Fab Melo has died in his native Brazil. He was 26.A police sergeant who give his name only as Couto says an emergency call Saturday night brought police and paramedics to Melo's house in Juiz de Fora, in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais. Couto says that when the police arrived, paramedics said Melo was dead, with no signs of violence.
26 points by Boston Herald | Minas Gerais Juiz de Fora Brazil Rio de Janeiro Belo Horizonte São Paulo Basketball National Basketball Association
Former Syracuse basketball star Fab Melo dead at 26
The Boston Celtics drafted Melo with the 22nd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
6848 points by Daily News | Brazil Jim Boeheim South America National Basketball Association Basketball 2003 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Big East Conference Player
Hundreds of police back on duty in paralyzed Brazil state
SAO PAULO — Several hundred military police returned to duty in Espirito Santo on Saturday, but authorities said a weeklong strike that has paralyzed the southeastern Brazilian state and led to a wave of homicides was not over.Earlier in the day, the defense minister appealed to "all of the good police officers" to return to the streets, even as he said that life was beginning to return to normal now that more than 3,000 federal troops are on patrol.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Rio de Janeiro Brazil Espírito Santo States of Brazil São Paulo Police Minas Gerais Constable
Deal to end Brazil police strike fails as violence spikes
Eric DuVallFeb. 11 (UPI) -- A deal to end a weeklong police strike in a Brazilian state failed to materialize, as the capital's body count continued to rise in the security vacuum.
3 points by UPI | Brazil Espírito Santo United Press International States of Brazil Rio de Janeiro Police State Bahia
Brazil state's police reject accord to end strike
Espirito Santo's police union had agreed to end walkout before refusing to return to work as unrest claims more lives.
416 points by Al Jazeera English | Brazil Rio de Janeiro Espírito Santo Police State Federal government of the United States States of Brazil Constable
Striking military police in Brazil agree to return to work
RIO DE JANEIRO — The government of Brazil's southeastern state of Espirito Santo and military police have reached an agreement to end a strike that had paralyzed several cities and led to an uptick in violence.The agreement reached late Friday came after a week of strikes led by family members of the officers. Wives and other relatives blocked their barracks to demand higher pay for the officers. The government had indicted more than 700 officers for allegedly refusing to work.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Rio de Janeiro Espírito Santo Police Brazil Minas Gerais Constable States of Brazil Rio de Janeiro
Brazil strike over after week of violence
Military police and officials in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo have reached an agreement to suspend a weeklong strike that led to sharp rise in violence.
75 points by CNN | Rio de Janeiro Brazil Espírito Santo Military base States of Brazil Rio de Janeiro Minas Gerais Vitória
Kyra Batara dedicating next fight to family friend battling leukemia
Combate Americas atomweight standout Kyra Batara says she’s dedicating her next fight to a family friend who is battling leukemia.
13 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brazil Jujutsu Royce Gracie War American films Battle Military
City in fear: 100 die after cops walk out
More than one hundred people have been killed and several more injured in the Brazilian city of Vitoria this week, after military police officers staged a walkout to demand better salaries and benefits.
2488 points by CNN | Brazil Espírito Santo Police Federal government of the United States Facebook U.S. state War Armed forces
Berlinale: Larrain Brothers Unveil First TV Series (EXCLUSIVE)
Fabula TV, the new television company headed by “Jackie” director Pablo Larrain and his producer-brother Juan de Dios Larrain, has unveiled its first international projects: “Ni Una Menos” and “Reinas,” two series focusing on women in Latin America. Documentary “Ni Una Menos” (“Not One Less”) charts the dramatic rise of the women’s movement in the... Read more »
382 points by Variety | Film Television Americas Television program Latin America United States Americas Brazil
Brazil threatens striking police with prosecution as death toll tops 120
VITORIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Authorities in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo threatened striking police officers with criminal charges on Friday as the federal government sent in more troops in a bid to end a week of violent anarchy that has left more than 120 people dead.
441 points by Reuters | Rio de Janeiro Brazil Espírito Santo Police States of Brazil Federal government of the United States Minas Gerais Vitória
Police: Driver dead, passenger critical after Roseland crash
One person was killed and another was critically injured in a crash Friday morning in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said.
114 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Barack Obama Brazil Chicago English-language films Police United States
Brazil Makes Great Strides at This Year’s Berlinale
Will early 2017, and Berlin in particular, be seen in retrospect as a golden age for modern Brazilian cinema, cut short in its prime? Brazil’s presence at the festival is at an all-time high this year even as producers fear public film funding at Brazilian federal film-TV fund Ancine will plunge. Ten completed movies, led... Read more »
2760 points by Variety | Brazil Film Film director Cinema of Brazil Rio de Janeiro Portugal Recife Film festival
Rio is stuck with big bills and vacant venues after Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Rio de Janeiro pulled off last year's Olympics, keeping crime at bay and fending off dire forecasts of corruption, environmental degradation, and cost overruns. Six months after South America's first games, the flood gates have burst open. Rio organizers still owe creditors about $40 million. ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games 2016 Summer Olympics Brazil Summer Olympic Games Estádio do Maracanã Rio de Janeiro