Recent News Headlines : Brazil - Brazil

BRAZILIAN BANKS TURN UP HEAT ON SCANDAL-HIT ODEBRECHT


The tougher stance is evident from how banks are dealing with Odebrecht's 38 percent stake in Braskem, Latin America's No... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 9

ANALYSIS | TWO POSSIBLE PATHS FOR BRAZIL'S MOST BELOVED EX-LEADER: PRISON OR THE PRESIDENCY


A former union organizer with a fourth-grade education, Lula rose to power as a voice for Brazil's disenfranchised poor... READ MORE

13th May, 2017 232

ZIKA EMERGENCY DECLARED OVER IN BRAZIL


The mosquito-borne virus wasn't considered a major health threat until the 2015 outbreak revealed that Zika can lead to severe birth defects... READ MORE

12th May, 2017 4

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 321

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 635

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 917

RIGHTS GROUPS, THINK TANKS WAGE CAMPAIGN TO CURB KILLINGS IN WORLD HOMICIDE LEADER BRAZIL


Several human rights groups and think tanks on Monday launched a campaign to drastically reduce homicides in Brazil, the world leader in absolute number of... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 0

BRAZIL'S CHAPECOENSE WIN FIRST TITLE AFTER PLANE CRASH


Nineteen Chapecoense players and 24 club officials died on November 28 when the team's plane crashed into a mountainside in Colombia... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 0

BRAZIL'S CHAPECOENSE WIN FIRST TITLE AFTER PLANE CRASH


Nineteen Chapecoense players and 24 club officials died on November 28 when the team's plane crashed into a mountainside in Colombia... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 0

BRAZIL JAILS EIGHT MILITANTS OVER RIO OLYMPIC PLOT


The ringleader, Leonid El Kadre de Melo, has been given a prison sentence of 15 years... READ MORE

5th May, 2017 113

HYDRO ELECTRICITY VERSUS COAL-FIRED POWER IN NORTH QUEENSLAND SET TO BE MAJOR STATE ELECTION ISSUE


We will fast track and support a private sector led coal-fired power station to provide reliable base load power for north Queensland... READ MORE

2nd May, 2017 186

REFUGEES IN BRAZIL FIND NEW LIFE AS LANGUAGE TEACHERS


The Cultural Hug project, which has 13 teachers in Rio and 14 in Sao Paulo, gives Brazilians a chance to learn languages from highly motivated native speakers... READ MORE

1st May, 2017 2

BRAZIL'S INDIGENOUS TRIBES PROTEST AGAINST LAND THEFT


More than 3,000 tribal members massed on the esplanade outside the government complex in Brasilia for the 14th annual Free lands event... READ MORE

29th April, 2017 0

BRAZIL'S INDIGENOUS TRIBES PROTEST AGAINST LAND THEFT


More than 3,000 tribal members massed on the esplanade outside the government complex in Brasilia for the 14th annual Free lands event... READ MORE

29th April, 2017 0

BUSES TORCHED AND ROADS BLOCKED DURING BRAZIL STRIKE


Mr Temer, whose approval ratings are hovering around 10 percent, has argued the proposed changes will benefit Brazilians in the long run... READ MORE

29th April, 2017 2

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

THOUSANDS OF BRAZILIANS TO TAKE PART IN PROTEST AGAINST LABOUR LAW REFORM


The government and business leaders say the changes will modernise outdated labour practices... READ MORE

28th April, 2017 58

BRAZIL POLICE USE TEAR GAS IN CLASH WITH SPEAR-TOTING INDIGENOUS PROTESTERS OUTSIDE CONGRESS


Brazilian military police in front of Congress hurled tear gas at thousands of indigenous protesters, who responded by throwing spears and shooting arrows... READ MORE

26th April, 2017 2

ANALYSIS | BRAZILIAN PRISON GANG SUSPECTED IN PARAGUAY'S 'HEIST OF THE CENTURY'


After the robbery, Brazilian police tracked some of the alleged assailants close to Foz de Iguazu, Brazil... READ MORE

25th April, 2017 165

HEAVILY ARMED GANG OF AROUND 50 STEALS MILLIONS IN BRAZEN PARAGUAY HEIST


Dozens of suspected Brazilian gangsters blasted into a secure vault containing millions of dollars in southeastern Paraguay on Monday, leaving a policeman... READ MORE

25th April, 2017 7

BRAZIL IN LANDMARK COURT CASE OVER INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' TERRITORIAL RIGHTS


In a landmark court case that pits the state against indigenous people, an international human rights commission has accused Brazil of failing to obey its... READ MORE

23rd April, 2017 3

SUSPECT IN FACEBOOK VIDEO MURDER KILLS SELF IN PENNSYLVANIA US


Pennsylvania State Police officers found Stephens in Erie County, Pennsylvania, after getting a tip around 11 a.m... READ MORE

19th April, 2017 0

LATIN AMERICA POWERS WARN AGAINST VENEZUELA VIOLENCE


They urged Venezuelan authorities to guarantee the right to peaceful protest as enshrined in the constitution and to prevent any violent action against the demonstrators... READ MORE

18th April, 2017 0

LATIN AMERICA POWERS WARN AGAINST VENEZUELA VIOLENCE


They urged Venezuelan authorities to guarantee the right to peaceful protest as enshrined in the constitution and to prevent any violent action against the demonstrators... READ MORE

18th April, 2017 0

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

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

BRAZIL CORRUPTION PROBE SENDS SHIVERS ACROSS LATIN AMERICA


Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered an investigation into 74 new politicians, including a third of current President Michel Temer's cabinet... READ MORE

14th April, 2017 59

MINISTERS, TOP AIDES PROBED OVER ODEBRECHT SCANDAL


The list of names under investigation released by Justice Edson Fachin on Tuesday read like a Who's Who of Brazilian politics, tarnishing past statesmen and potential presidential candidates alike... READ MORE

13th April, 2017 41

BRAZIL JUDGE TARGETS DOZENS OF POLITICIANS FOR 'CORRUPTION'


It includes almost a third of President Michel Temer's cabinet and Rio de Janeiro's mayor during the Olympics... READ MORE

12th April, 2017 534

BRAZIL COURT TO DECIDE PRESIDENT TEMER'S FATE


Brazil's President Michel Temer could be stripped of power if an electoral court invalidates the results from the 2014 presidential election over allegations of corruption... READ MORE

5th April, 2017 17

Trending News Headlines : Brazil

BURGER KING ANIMAL FEED SOURCED FROM DEFORESTED LANDS IN BRAZIL AND BOLIVIA


One of Burger King's suppliers buys soy from Bunge that originates in the Brazilian Cerrado, according to commodities data provided by the Stockholm Enterprise Institute... READ MORE

2nd March, 2017 38465

CANCEL CARNAVAL? NO WAY, SAY WEARY RIO DE JANEIRO RESIDENTS


Carnaval may be especially welcome this year to distract Brazilians from economic and political troubles... READ MORE

23rd February, 2017 16768

BRAZILS LEADERS TOUT AUSTERITY (JUST NOT FOR THEM)


Given the volatile political landscape and the weak economy, a sense of hopelessness afflicts many Brazilians... READ MORE

4th March, 2017 11365

EDGAR DE SOUZA, GAY MAYOR OF LINS, BRAZIL, MARRIES LONGTIME PARTNER


Lins Mayor Edgar de Souza, left, and his husband, businessman Alexsandro Luciano Trindade... READ MORE

10th March, 2017 10720

56 KILLED, MANY BEHEADED, IN GRISLY BRAZIL PRISON RIOT


Sao Paulo, Brazil - A prison riot in the Brazilian Amazon has left at least 56 people dead with some bodies decapitated and burned, officials said... READ MORE

2nd January, 2017 7954

FIRST IMAGES OF UNIQUE BRAZILIAN CORAL REEF AT MOUTH OF AMAZON


The mouth of the Amazon river basin is also the habitat of the American manatee, the Amazon river's yellow turtle, dolphins and the river otter... READ MORE

30th January, 2017 6992

NETFLIX WANTS THE WORLD TO BINGE-WATCH


Five years after the company's inauspicious arrival, Brazil has become Netflix's largest market outside the English-speaking world... READ MORE

12th January, 2017 4577

BRAZIL SAYS GREEK AMBASSADOR MURDERED BY WIFE'S POLICEMAN LOVER


Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis, 59, was missing since Monday night... READ MORE

31st December, 2016 3554

BRAZIL WORRIES THE 'CHINA OF SOUTH AMERICA' IS EATING ITS LUNCH


Added to that is the fact that Paraguay's capital, Asuncion, is closer to Brazil's industrial heartland of Sao Paulo than many of the country's state capitals... READ MORE

10th January, 2017 3294

LIFESTYLE PROBLEMS OF BRAZIL'S ELITE: WHAT TO TELL THE KIDS WHEN DAD GOES TO JAIL


A magazine article on a wide-reaching corruption scandal's psychological impact on jailed parents' children was met with outrage and ridicule across social media... READ MORE

21st December, 2016 2734

HUNGRY VENEZUELANS FLOOD BRAZILIAN TOWNS, AS THREAT OF MASS MIGRATION LOOMS


Brazilian government services are buckling under the weight of the sudden influx of Venezuelan migrants... READ MORE

2nd January, 2017 2695

BRAZIL'S LATEST SCANDAL: BRIBES, ACID AND TAINTED MEAT EXPORTS


Federal police served hundreds of court orders, including more than 30 detention warrants, in what local media says is the largest police operation in the country's history... READ MORE

19th March, 2017 2600

OVER 100 DEAD IN BRAZIL STATE AS POLICE STRIKE SPURS ANARCHY


Most of the violence was centered in the state capital Vitoria, a wealthy port city ringed by golden beaches and filled with mining and petroleum companies... READ MORE

9th February, 2017 2595

BRAZIL TO TRANSFER GANG LEADERS AFTER PRISON MASSACRE


Four inmates were found dead in another prison in the rural area of Manaus on Monday... READ MORE

4th January, 2017 2391

VENEZUELANS ARE FLEEING TO BRAZIL FOR MEDICAL CARE OVERWHELMING ITS HOSPITALS AND MORGUES


A spiraling economic crisis and hyperinflation have cleaned Venezuelan hospitals of needles, bandages and medicine... READ MORE

31st December, 2016 2263

LAMBADA SINGER LOALWA BRAZ FOUND DEAD IN BRAZIL


International hit Lambada was released by French group Kaoma in 1989, with Braz providing the Portuguese vocals... READ MORE

19th January, 2017 1831

'WE'RE GOING TO RESIST': BRAZIL'S INDIGENOUS GROUPS FIGHT TO KEEP THEIR LAND IN FACE OF NEW LAW


The moves represent the most worrying regressions of our recent history, said Mauricio Guetta, a lawyer for Socio-Environmental Institute, a Brazilian non-governmental group... READ MORE

21st December, 2016 1807

DOZENS KILLED IN PRISON RIOT IN BRAZIL CITY OF MANAUS


In another prison in Amazonas, 87 inmates escaped in the first hours of Monday, Fonte said... READ MORE

3rd January, 2017 1797

BRAZIL TO BOOST TROOP DEPLOYMENT IN TROUBLED STATE


Meanwhile, there were continuing fears and rumours in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's second most populous city, that police could start a copycat strike on Friday... READ MORE

10th February, 2017 1790

BRAZIL MOVES TO CALM BEEF CRISIS, TEMER HEADS TO STEAKHOUSE


The U.S. bought 297.8 million of red meat from Brazil in 2016, according to government data... READ MORE

20th March, 2017 1645

GREEK AMBASSADOR 'MURDERED BY WIFE AND HER LOVER'


The envoy, Kyriakos Amiridis, 59, was killed on Monday by the officer, Sergio Gomez Moreira, Rio homicide division chief Evaristo Pontes told a news conference on Friday... READ MORE

31st December, 2016 1511

BRAZIL JUDGE TEORI ZAVASCKI DIES IN PLANE CRASH


Petrobras Brazil judge Teori Zavascki dies in plane crash... READ MORE

20th January, 2017 1425

HOW BRAZIL'S LEFT AND RIGHT WANT TO CHANGE CARNAVAL


For decades, the telltale sign that Carnaval season had begun was the appearance of the Globeleza dancer during commercial breaks on Brazil's major TV network, Globo... READ MORE

11th February, 2017 1406

BRAZIL DRUG GANGS SPARK PRISON RIOT, 56 DEAD


The Anisio Jobim prison complex currently houses 2,230 inmates despite having a capacity of only 590... READ MORE

3rd January, 2017 1374

SCANDAL ROILS BRAZIL MEAT SECTOR; CHINA, SOUTH KOREA SUSPEND IMPORTS


On the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's second-largest city, the scandal left many consumers in doubt... READ MORE

20th March, 2017 1369

BRAZIL'S ROTTEN MEAT SCANDAL PROMPTS MAJOR IMPORT BANS


At least 30 people have been arrested in the scandal, with Brazilian police raiding more than a dozen processing plants... READ MORE

20th March, 2017 1367

SAMBA TROUPE'S POLITICAL PLAN FOR RIO CARNIVAL IGNITES FIRESTORM WITH FARM LOBBY


A samba school's decision to focus on indigenous people and deforestation at this year's carnival has caused anger among agribusinesses in Brazil... READ MORE

16th February, 2017 1352

CHILD PROSTITUTION: THE BRAZIL WORLD CUP'S DARK SIDE


The joy of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil has been diminished somewhat by an alarming child prostitution scourge... READ MORE

4th January, 2017 1340

MURDERS, ROBBERIES OF DRIVERS IN BRAZIL FORCE UBER TO RETHINK CASH STRATEGY


As recently as October, Uber denied there was a problem with cash payments in Brazil... READ MORE

14th February, 2017 1179

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


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