Recent News Headlines : Brazil - Brazil

BRAZIL'S DA SILVA LAUNCHES UNLIKELY BID TO RETAKE PRESIDENCY


Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has never taken the easy path but Thursday the onetime shoeshine boy turned political giant embarked on... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 0

BRAZIL COURT FAVOURS INDIGENOUS GROUPS IN LAND DISPUTE


Brazilian indigenous activists celebrated on Wednesday after the Supreme Court ruled against a state seeking compensation for land that had been declared tribal reserves... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 313

BRAZIL SET FOR LANDMARK INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS RULING


A ruling on the right to three territories could have far reaching consequences for indigenous people across Brazil... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 960

BRAZIL PROSECUTOR TO FILE CHARGES AGAINST J&F EXECUTIVES


Brazil's top federal prosecutor, Rodrigo Janot, has said he will soon file one or two separate corruption charges against Temer, however... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 0

BRAZILIAN POLICE IDENTIFY THOSE INVOLVED IN FAVELA SHOOTING OF UK TOURIST


One of those accused, Jacson Lima Ferreira, 19, was arrested last Saturday after a police operation in Sapinhatuba 3, another poor community in Angra... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 28

VENEZUELA SAYS LATIN AMERICA STABILITY AT RISK FROM 'RECKLESS' TRUMP THREAT


Venezuela says Latin America stability at risk from reckless Trump threat... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 0

PERU CONDEMNS VENEZUELA FORCE THREAT, PREPARING REGIONAL STATEMENT


But the day after expelling Venezuela's ambassador in Lima, Peru said force is not the answer... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 611

SUBMARINE CABLE DEPLOYED IN ANGOLA TO LINK AFRICA TO SOUTH AMERICA


The project of deploying the first submarine telecommunication cable in the South Atlantic ocean linking Africa to South America has been launched in Angola's capital Luanda... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 33

'TOTALLY DIVIDED': HOW VENEZUELA'S CRISIS SPLIT THE LATIN AMERICAN LEFT


On Tuesday a group of Venezuela's allies - including Cuba, Bolivia and Ecuador - declared support for Maduro and attacked US sanctions as imperialist interference ... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 534

FRENCH POLICE ARREST SUSPECT BEHIND ATTACK ON SOLDIERS IN PARIS


Prime Minister Edouard Philippe confirmed that police had arrested the suspect behind an attack on French soldiers in a Paris suburb on Wednesday... READ MORE

9th August, 2017 0

FRENCH POLICE ARREST SUSPECT BEHIND ATTACK ON SOLDIERS IN PARIS


Prime Minister Edouard Philippe confirmed that police had arrested the suspect behind an attack on French soldiers in a Paris suburb on Wednesday... READ MORE

9th August, 2017 0

TEMER VOWS TO UNITE BRAZIL AS LULA'S SUPPORTERS SET TO MARCH


Brazil's President Michel Temer vowed Monday to unite the country and called the division caused by the country's political crisis unacceptable... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 0

MERCOSUR TRADE BLOC SUSPENDS VENEZUELA, URGES IMMEDIATE END TO 'REPRESSION'


South American trade bloc Mercosur suspended Venezuela indefinitely on Saturday, adding to international pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to dismantle... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 0

BRAZIL'S PROSECUTOR-GENERAL PLANS NEW CHARGES AGAINST PRESIDENT TEMER


Brazil's prosecutor-general Rodrigo Janot is preparing to lodge a new charge for obstruction of justice against President Michel Temer at the Supreme Court... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 0

BRAZIL'S PRESIDENT KEEPS JOB AS CONGRESS VOTES AGAINST CORRUPTION CHARGES


Lawmakers overwhelmingly oppose charges for Michel Temer despite broad popular support, as observers condemn 'bankruptcy of political system'... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 1342

BRAZIL'S PRESIDENT TEMER DODGES BRIBERY CHARGE, BUT OBSTRUCTION CHARGE IS EXPECTED


The latest national poll said just 5 percent of Brazilians approve of Temer while the vast majority said he should be tried for the bribery allegation... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 0

BRAZIL'S TEMER VOWS TO PUSH REFORMS AFTER VOTE ON GRAFT CHARGE


Brazil is ready to start growing again, he said in a statement... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 3

CONGRESS REJECTS CORRUPTION CHARGE AGAINST MICHEL TEMER


Congress rejects corruption charges, preventing Temer from Supreme Court trial that could have seen him ousted... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 508

BRAZILIAN CONGRESS TO VOTE ON REMOVING THE SECOND PRESIDENT IN A YEAR


Lawmakers in the lower house are deciding whether to greenlight a corruption trial of President Michel Temer... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 234

THE GREAT CORN CLASH IS COMING AS U.S., BRAZIL FARMERS FACE OFF


Brazilian farmers are in the midst of collecting their biggest corn harvest ever and American supplies are also plentiful... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 1382

INQUIRY LAUNCHED AFTER MYSTERY AIR CRASH KILLS BRAZILIAN ENVIRONMENTALISTS


Brazil's Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources said the agents died while on a mission to combat deforestation and illegal gold extraction... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 4220

"THEY KEPT US AS SLAVES": AP REVEALS CLAIMS AGAINST CHURCH


Brazilians most often first arrived in North Carolina on six-month tourist visas for church functions, sometimes 20 or 30 at a time... READ MORE

25th July, 2017 34

ACTIVISTS DECRY TEMER'S AMAZON DEFORESTATION BILL


According to parliamentary watchdog group Congresso em Foco, the agriculture caucus holds 230 seats in Brazil's 513-seat lower house and 24 in the 81-member Senate... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 797

MERCOSUR URGES END TO VIOLENCE IN VENEZUELA'S 'HUMANITARIAN CRISIS'


Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes and Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie told reporters Mercosur countries were hesitant to follow suit... READ MORE

21st July, 2017 197

JACK MA COACHES AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS


He said he aspires to make it easier for young entrepreneurs and small business, particularly in developing countries, to take part in global trade... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 751

BRAZIL FREEZES ACCOUNTS OF EX-PRESIDENT SILVA OVER CORRUPTION CONVICTION


His defence has called the graft conviction politically motivated and a ploy to sideline Mr Silva, widely considered a front-runner for next year's presidential election... READ MORE

19th July, 2017 0

IF YOU WANT TO SEE POLITICAL SWAMPS DRAINED, LOOK TO LATIN AMERICA


Americans who long for Washington's political swamp to be drained must look wistfully upon Latin America... READ MORE

18th July, 2017 552

LUIZ INACIO LULA DA SILVA FAST FACTS


Read CNN's Fast Facts on the life of Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva... READ MORE

16th July, 2017 82

SPAM CALLS: US EXPERIENCES SECOND MOST SPAM CALLS IN THE WORLD


Brazil, the United States and India topped the list, all with individuals receiving on averages 20 spam calls per month... READ MORE

15th July, 2017 26

ANALYSIS | LATIN AMERICA'S MEGA-CORRUPTION SCANDAL JUST CLAIMED ITS TWO BIGGEST NAMES


This week it claimed its two biggest victims, Peru's former president Ollanta Humala and his erstwhile Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva... READ MORE

15th July, 2017 255

Trending News Headlines : Brazil

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENDERS BEING KILLED IN RECORD NUMBERS GLOBALLY, NEW RESEARCH REVEALS


John Knox, UN special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, said Human rights are being jettisoned as a culture of impunity is developing... READ MORE

13th July, 2017 38114

OPERATION CAR WASH: THE BIGGEST CORRUPTION SCANDAL EVER?


Zavascki was in the process of reviewing numerous Car Wash testimonies that were expected to further implicate politicians in Brazil and other countries in Latin America... READ MORE

2nd June, 2017 24454

BRAZIL: EXPLOSIVE RECORDINGS IMPLICATE PRESIDENT MICHEL TEMER IN BRIBERY


Planalto, the presidential palace, issued a statement denying the claims President Michel Temer never solicited payments to obtain the silence of former deputy Eduardo Cunha... READ MORE

18th May, 2017 15834

MAN TRIES TO DRIVE CAR INTO CROWD IN FRONT OF FRENCH MOSQUE, POLICE SAY


According to Le Parisien newspaper, the man said he had wanted to avenge attacks linked to Islamic State that have killed dozens in Paris over the past years... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 9270

BRAZIL'S LULA SENTENCED TO PRISON ON CORRUPTION CHARGES


The judge has not asked for the former president's immediate arrest. Lula's lawyers could not be reached for comment... READ MORE

12th July, 2017 7997

ANTI-TEMER STRIKE PARALYSES MAJOR CITIES IN BRAZIL


Police used tear gas to clear highways of protesters but bus services, the metro and trains all stopped working, bringing the city temporarily to a standstill... READ MORE

28th April, 2017 6779

NO ONE HAS EVER MADE A CORRUPTION MACHINE LIKE THIS ONE


Brazilian police had discovered Odebrecht's accounts in the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda and were pressing authorities there to share them... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 6036

NORWAY ISSUES $1BN THREAT TO BRAZIL OVER RISING AMAZON DESTRUCTION


Annual deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon jumped by 29 percent to 8,000 sq km in 2016, although it remains well below the 19,000 sq km seen in 2005... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 4382

GUNS, POLITICAL TURMOIL AND HUMMINGBIRDS IN THE LIVING ROOM - MY FAREWELL TO LATIN AMERICA


One of the reasons I moved from China to Brazil to become Latin America correspondent in 2012 was to look for a more sustainable development model... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 3619

BRAZIL'S PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES PLAN TO PROTECT FOREST - AFTER PLEA FROM GISELE


Meanwhile, many Twitter users asked Bunchen to use her newfound influence and urge the scandal-plagued president to resign... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 2800

BRAZIL'S CAR WASH SCANDAL REVEALS A COUNTRY SOAKED IN CORRUPTION


Granted, Moro's aggressive Lava Jato prosecution spawns hope that at least the serial impunity associated with Brazilian corruption might be ending... READ MORE

25th May, 2017 2346

BRAZIL COULD SEE ANOTHER PRESIDENT EJECTED AFTER COURT APPROVES TEMER INVESTIGATION


President Michel Temer never solicited payments to obtain the silence of former deputy Eduardo Cunha... READ MORE

18th May, 2017 1513

BRAZIL: EMBATTLED PRESIDENT DEPLOYS TROOPS TO STREETS


The fact of the matter is President Michel Temer signed the order to bring out the soldiers... READ MORE

25th May, 2017 1473

CHARGED WITH CORRUPTION, BRAZIL'S PRESIDENT COULD BE SAVED BY POLITICIANS ALSO UNDER SUSPICION


Brazil's chief prosecutor accused President Michel Temer of accepting millions of dollars in bribes from the world's largest meatpacking company, JBS... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 1263

BRAZILIAN LEADER DENIES HUSH MONEY CLAIM


President Michel Temer has never requested payments to obtain the silence of former MP Eduardo Cunha, it said... READ MORE

18th May, 2017 1187

RIO'S VALONGO SLAVE WHARF BECOMES UNESCO HERITAGE SITE


The Valongo wharf operated for three centuries and became the biggest entry point for African slaves in Brazil... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 1175

TENSION GRIPS BRAZIL AS EX-PRESIDENT LULA APPEARS IN COURT ON CORRUPTION CHARGES


Hashtags in support of both Lula and Moro have been trending heavily in Brazil... READ MORE

10th May, 2017 1170

MICHEL TEMER 'TAPED APPROVING EDUARDO CUNHA BRIBE'


President Michel Temer never solicited payments to obtain the silence of former deputy Eduardo Cunha, his office said a statement... READ MORE

18th May, 2017 1155

BRAZIL MEAT SCANDAL: CHINA AND EU SUSPEND IMPORTS


China, the EU, South Korea and Chile have now announced restrictions on Brazilian meat products... READ MORE

21st March, 2017 1144

GROWING CONCERN FOR MISSING SHIP CREW


Search efforts since then have only turned up fuel, debris, and empty lifeboats, South Korean government sources told Yonhap news agency... READ MORE

3rd April, 2017 919

BRAZIL ARRESTS DOZENS OF 'ROTTEN' POLICE OFFICERS


Investigators said they were targeting police who maintain ties to the powerful drug gangs that control vast swaths of metropolitan Rio de Janeiro... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 918

BRAZIL PRESIDENT FORMALLY ACCUSED OF CONSPIRACY AGAINST CORRUPTION INQUIRY


Brazil president formally accused of conspiracy against corruption inquiry... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 871

BRAZIL ENDS STATE OF EMERGENCY OVER ZIKA VIRUS


Brazil has declared an end to its public health emergency over the Zika virus, 18 months after a surge in cases drew headlines around the world... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 858

CAPPING SPENDING MAKES ELECTIONS MORE COMPETITIVE, STUDY SAYS


Using Brazilian elections for data, researchers found that a limit on campaign spending led to more candidates, and, on average, less-wealthy ones, too... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 797

BRAZILIAN STREET ARTIST PAINTS 'BIGGEST' EVER MURAL


The work connects the chocolate products inside the building to the traditions of far-off Amazonian cocoa farmers... READ MORE

14th April, 2017 776

SAO PAULO JUDGE RULES UBER DRIVERS ARE EMPLOYEES, DESERVE BENEFITS


By connecting drivers and users, Uber creates thousands of flexible opportunities for generating income, the company said in a statement... READ MORE

15th April, 2017 775

FROZEN BEEF STRANDED AT SEA AS CHINA SHUTS OUT BRAZIL'S MEAT


Sun Art Retail Group Ltd., China's largest hypermarket operator with 400 outlets, said it has already removed Brazilian meat products from shelves... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 730

6. IS THE PROBE CONNECTED TO OTHER CORRUPTION INVESTIGATIONS?


Notably, JBS SA and BRF SA, Brazil's two biggest meat suppliers... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 692

BRAZIL'S TEMER DEMANDS SUSPENSION OF CORRUPTION PROBE


Temer said an audio recording purporting to show him discussing payment of hush money to a jailed politician had been doctored ... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 683

ZIKA VIRUS: BRAZIL SAYS EMERGENCY IS OVER


Brazil has declared an end to a national emergency over the Zika virus after a sharp decrease in cases... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 608


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