Brazil police issue 22 arrest warrants in corruption probe
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's federal police issued 22 arrest warrants Friday as part of a probe into a corruption and money laundering scheme involving construction of the new headquarters of the state oil company in the northeastern city of Salvador.
Police said they had arrested 17 people so far, but details were not immediately available.
The ongoing 'Car Wash' kickback probe has engulfed the state oil company Petrobras and ensnared politicians and businessmen.
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Brazil police probe graft at Salvador World Cup stadium
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil federal police believe a 2014 World Cup stadium in the city of Salvador was overpriced by more than $130 million, and those funds were diverted to political campaigns.
Former Bahia state governor Jaques Wagner was among the targets of the investigation, federal police said in a statement on Monday. Wagner is accused of receiving about $25 million in illegal money.
Federal police requested Wagner's arrest, but a local court said no.
AP PHOTOS: Brazilians honor sea goddess Yemanja
SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Thousands of Brazilians flooded beaches around the northeastern city of Salvador to pay tribute to the sea goddess Yemanja and ask for her protection ahead of Carnival celebrations.
18 dead in Brazil boat accident, 2nd fatal sinking this week
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A commuter boat carrying more than 100 passengers flipped and sank Thursday in northeast Brazil, killing at least 18 people and leaving dozens missing in rough ocean waters.
It was the second fatal accident involving passenger boats this week in the South American nation, where aquatic travel of all kinds is common.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral was greeted as a national hero upon his return home to Portugal on Sunday, a day after winning the song contest in Ukraine's capital.
The 27-year-old Sobral was a virtual unknown before his triumph in Kiev, but around 2,000 jubilant fans cheered his arrival at Lisbon's airport.
The Rev. Salvador Telesfor Aragon, 1928-2016: Brother cherished simplicity of Franciscan way of life
The Rev. Salvador Telesfor Aragon once spoke of death as a beckoning from God, calling him home.
After spending more than six decades serving Catholic parishes in New Mexico, Aragon, a former rector of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, died Monday at the Assumption Friary in Rio Rancho. He was 87.
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