• Man tries to steal Olympic torch in Brazil

    SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) — A man was wrestled to the ground and detained after he tried to steal the Olympic torch as it passed through the Brazilian town of Guarulhos.

  • In this July 15, 2016 photo, caipirinha vendor Wanderlei Silva Santos explains how he communicates to foreign tourists his prices in the sand on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Santos, who sells Brazil's national cocktail, says he struggles to communicate with foreign tourists who stop at his stand on Copacabana Beach, so he uses his fingers and toes to write prices and shapes in the sand. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Visiting Rio for the Olympics? Get your Portuguese ready

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — If English is the language of world commerce, Brazil hasn’t gotten the memo — only a small fraction of its 200 million people have a basic proficiency. Fluency is also rare for other languages such as German, French and even Spanish, despite Brazil being bordered by seven Spanish-speaking countries.

  • A police officer walks near a backpack deemed suspicious that was left at the door of an apartment building, in the Leblon neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, July 18, 2016. With the Olympics set to start on Aug. 5, the games and the city have been overshadowed by security threats, violence, the Zika virus and a national political corruption scandal. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Long lines at Brazil airports with new security measures

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — New, stricter security checks were implemented in Brazilian airports Monday, stalling travelers and delaying flights less than three weeks before Rio de Janeiro hosts the Olympics.