• Bolivian aviation agent requests help in Brazil after crash

    2016 AP YEAR END PHOTOS - Rescue workers carry the bodies of victims of an airplane crash in a mountainous area near La Union, Colombia, on Nov. 29, 2016. The plane was carrying the Brazilian first division soccer club Chapecoense team, which was on its way for a Copa Sudamericana final match against Colombia's Atletico Nacional. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides, File)

    COCHABAMBA, Bolivia (AP) — The head of the charter airline whose plane crashed in the Andes last week was detained by Bolivian prosecutors for questioning Tuesday as authorities look into whether the tragedy that killed 71 people stemmed from negligence.

  • Brazil anti-trust body says bids rigged for 2014 World Cup

    In this July 13, 2014 file photo, fireworks explode over the Maracana Stadium after the World Cup final match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Germany won 1-0. Brazil's anti-trust body CADE released a report Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, that said several construction companies rigged bids for 2014 World Cup stadiums, driving up costs by overcharging for the work. They included Rio de Janeiro’s famous Maracana stadium, where Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 in the 2014 World Cup final. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s anti-trust body says several construction companies rigged bids for 2014 World Cup stadiums, driving up costs by overcharging for the work.

  • IOC: Rio Olympics were ‘perfect imperfect games’

    International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach, center, speaks with IOC members Angela Ruggiero, right, of the US and Ser Miang Ng, left, of Singapore at the opening of the first day of the executive board meeting of the IOC, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A few months after the closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, IOC officials have a new tagline for South America’s first Olympics: “The most perfect imperfect games.”

  • Chapeco buries soccer club president as fans look to future

    Relatives attend the burial of Chapecoense soccer team's late president Sandro Pallaoro, who died in a plane crash in Colombia, in Chapeco, Brazil, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. The accident Monday in the Colombian Andes claimed most of the team's players and staff as it headed to the finals of one of Latin America's most important club tournaments. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — The president of Brazilian football team Chapecoense was buried Sunday as fans paid their final tributes, trying to put behind them the worst moment in the club’s history.

  • Small Brazilian city prepares to bury remains of soccer club

    Chapecoense soccer fans attend a memorial service for team members who died in a plane crash, held at the Conda Arena stadium in Chapeco, Brazil, Saturday Dec. 4, 2016. The accident Monday in the Colombian Andes claimed most of the team's players and staff as it headed to the finals of one of Latin America's most important club tournaments.  (AP Photo/Renata Brito)

    CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — On a rainy Saturday that only accentuated the grief, 20,000 people filled a tiny stadium under umbrellas and plastic ponchos to say goodbye to members of the Chapecoense soccer club who died in a plane crash.

  • Colombia repatriates dead as airline’s licensing questioned

    A priest sprinkles "holy water" on a coffin containing the remains of a LaMia flight crew victim, at the military airbase in Rio Negro, Colombia, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. An honor guard played taps early Friday as members of Colombia's military loaded the five flight crew victims of an air crash that also killed most members of a soccer team and a group of journalists, onto a cargo plane for the trip back to their native Bolivia. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides)

    RIO NEGRO, Colombia (AP) — Victims of this week’s tragic air crash in the Andes were flown home Friday as Bolivia’s president called for “drastic measures” against aviation officials who signed off on a flight plan that experts and even one of the charter airline’s executives said should never have been attempted because of a possible fuel shortage.

  • Q&A: Sonia Braga plays the role of her life at 66

    This Nov. 11, 2016 photo shows Brazilian actress Sonia Braga during an interview about her new film, "Aquarius," in New York. Braga plays a widow and retired music critic reluctant to sell the seaside apartment that holds her most cherished memories. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    NEW YORK (AP) — While female actors are fighting for more and better roles in Hollywood, Sonia Braga got the part of her life at 66 in Kleber Mendonça Filho’s “Aquarius”.

  • Olympic body loans Hickey money to meet Brazilian bail

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Association of National Olympic Committees says it loaned former IOC member Patrick Hickey bail money so he can be released from legal custody in Brazil.

  • Victims’ relatives in Brazil say soccer-team crash avoidable

    Osmar Machado, father of Chapecoense soccer player Filipe Machado who died in a plane crash while on his way to a game in Colombia, holds a photograph of his son and granddaughter Antonella during a interview in Chapeco, Brazil, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. His son died on his father's 66th birthday. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — Relatives of victims who died in an air crash that killed most members of the Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense spoke out in anger Thursday, with several saying the crash was avoidable.

  • Atletico Mineiro will not play Chapecoense in final match

    A funeral employee walks past coffins containing the remains of the victims of the Colombian air tragedy are lined up in the parking garage of the San Vicente funeral home in Medellin, Colombia, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Because of the large number of casualties, the funeral home had to place the coffins in its parking garage. Forensic authorities say they have managed to identify a majority of the victims of Monday's crash and hope to finish their work on Thursday. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — The president of Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro said Thursday the team will not play its final-round match of the Brazilian league season against Chapecoense.