Posts Tagged Brazil

37 tons of dead fish removed from Rio Olympic rowing venue

Rowing athletes Diego Nazario, back, and Emanuel Dantas Borges, train in the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, surrounded by dead small silvery fish, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, April 16, 2015. Rio de Janeiro's waste management company is still cleaning up dead fish after a die-off at a lake that's slated to hold Olympic rowing competitions during the 2016 games. Fish die-offs are a frequent occurrence in Rio's waterways, which are filled with raw sewage and garbage. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fish continued to die by the ton Thursday in a Rio de Janeiro lake that’s slated to host Olympic rowing events, while city authorities and biologists argued about the cause of the die-off.

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Brazilian Anderson Silva hopes to compete in 2016 Olympics

In this Oct. 14, 2012 file photo, Brazil's Anderson Silva, right, throws a punch at Stephan Bonnar of the United States, during their light heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Silva will meet with Brazilian taekwondo officials in hopes of competing in next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Silva expressed his desire Monday, April 13, 2015, to represent Brazil in the Olympics. Local taekwondo officials said they like the idea of having the MMA fighter on the team. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Mixed martial arts fighter Anderson Silva will meet with Brazilian taekwondo officials in hopes of competing in next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, despite facing a possible doping ban.

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Brazilian teams on alert because of dengue fever outbreak

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian teams are on alert because of a dengue fever outbreak that has already affected some of the country’s top clubs.

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Peru striker Guerrero diagnosed with dengue fever in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Peru striker Paolo Guerrero has dengue fever, a Brazilian hospital said Tuesday.

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Correction: Uruguay-Obit-Eduardo Galeano story

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — In a story April 13 about the death of Eduardo Galeano, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the author had three children with his third wife. Galeano’s children were from his first two marriages.

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