Recent News Headlines : Brazil - Brazil

MAGAZINE UNDER FIRE FOR WHITE-ONLY 'BRAZILIANS OF THE YEAR' COVER


I just wanted to throw up when I saw this, said Lena Santana, 48, a black Brazilian who shared her anger over the cover on Facebook... READ MORE

6th December, 2017 212

BRAZILIAN PROSECUTOR ACCUSES EX-MINISTER, CONGRESSMAN OF MONEY LAUNDERING


The prosecutor officially accused Geddel Vieira Lima, the papers said, who was in charge of President Michel Temer's relations with Congress until November 2016... READ MORE

5th December, 2017 16

'THE BEAUTIFUL GAME' AS EXPLAINED TO AMERICANS AT A U.S. TRIAL


At a U.S. corruption trial of three former South American soccer barons, lawyers want to make sure that the case doesn't get lost in translation... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 106

BRAZIL ENVIRONMENTALIST MARINA SILVA TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2018


Brazil's former senator and presidential candidate Marina Silva speaks during a forum hosted by news magazine Veja in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 27, 2017... READ MORE

2nd December, 2017 165

EXCLUSIVE: FORMER TOP BRAZIL PROSECUTOR SAYS SUCCESSOR, POLICE CHIEF SLOWING GRAFT PROBES


Former Brazil's Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot attends an interview with Reuters in Brasilia, Brazil, November 28, 2017... READ MORE

1st December, 2017 346

PERU PROSECUTORS SAY EX-PRESIDENT TOLEDO BRIBED BY BRAZIL'S CAMARGO


In Lima, Toledo's attorney, Heriberto Benitez, said Toledo was innocent of the accusations... READ MORE

24th November, 2017 54

GLOBAL FIRMS ACCUSED OF IMPORTING TIMBER LINKED TO AMAZON MASSACRE


Greenpeace alleges 12 companies continued to trade with Madeireira Cedroarana after its founder was accused of ordering torture and murder... READ MORE

23rd November, 2017 1397

UK TRADE MINISTER LOBBIED BRAZIL ON BEHALF OF OIL GIANTS


Pedrosa said he was pressing his counterparts in the Brazilian government on the issues, according to a British diplomatic telegram obtained by Greenpeace... READ MORE

19th November, 2017 14326

BRAZIL SPEAKER SAYS PENSION OVERHAUL IN DANGER IF LEFT UNTIL 2018


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17th November, 2017 24

BRAZIL'S OIL SALE PLANS PROMPT FEARS OF GLOBAL FOSSIL FUEL EXTRACTION RACE


The accusations contradict Brazil's position at this week's climate talks, where the country's negotiators have urged the world to be more ambitious in cutting carbon emissions... READ MORE

15th November, 2017 491

BRAZIL AND ARGENTINA TEAM UP TO ATTRACT CHINESE TOURISTS


The governments of Brazil and Argentina have been trying to reach an agreement for two years on a joint tourism promotion effort in China... READ MORE

9th November, 2017 0

BRAZIL'S TEMER DEFENDS CONTROVERSIAL SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM


Brazilian President Michel Temer said Monday that he will keep on working to get the social security reform approved, even if Brazilian society opposes it... READ MORE

7th November, 2017 0

AFTER PIRATE ATTACK, CALIFORNIA FAMILY MISSING IN BRAZILIAN JUNGLE FOUND SAFE


The Harteaus had recently been living in the southern Brazil city of Florianopolis... READ MORE

3rd November, 2017 1597

AMERICAN FAMILY MISSING IN AMAZON RIVER PIRATE ATTACK ARE FOUND SAFE


He said Emily Harteau grew up in Sacramento and Adam grew up in Juniper Hills in the San Gabriel Mountains just north-east of Los Angeles... READ MORE

2nd November, 2017 223

AMERICAN FAMILY MISSING IN THE AMAZON AFTER POSSIBLE PIRATE ATTACK


The family along with other passengers were forced down the Amazon river into an area known as Porto dos Dias... READ MORE

2nd November, 2017 1253

CALIFORNIA FAMILY MISSING IN BRAZIL JUNGLE STATE OF PARA


The family had recently been living in the southern Brazil city of Florianopolis, officials said... READ MORE

1st November, 2017 0

SATELLITE EYE ON EARTH: SEPTEMBER 2017 - IN PICTURES


The Bosphorus, also called the Istanbul Strait, divides Europe lower half of the image from Asia upper ... READ MORE

31st October, 2017 802

BRAZIL'S LULA, BOLSONARO WELL POSITIONED FOR 2018 ELECTIONS


Former Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gestures during a seminar on public education in Brasilia, Brazil October 9, 2017... READ MORE

29th October, 2017 108

SHELL WINS THREE OIL BLOCKS IN BRAZIL'S DEEPWATER


Lucio Prevatti, representative from Shell, places an offer during a deepwater pre-salt oil auction in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 27, 2017... READ MORE

27th October, 2017 603

BRAZIL'S TEMER TO SHUFFLE CABINET IN MARCH, MAIN ALLY OUT


Brazil's Temer to shuffle cabinet in March, main ally out source... READ MORE

27th October, 2017 54

SHELL, EXXON WIN BLOCKS IN BRAZIL'S PRE-SALT OIL AUCTION


Oil majors Royal Dutch Shell RDSA.L and Exxon Mobil XOM.N won blocks in Brazil's coveted pre-salt oil region in an auction on Friday... READ MORE

27th October, 2017 607

BRAZIL'S CONGRESS REJECTS CORRUPTION CASE AGAINST PRESIDENT MICHEL TEMER


To please the powerful farm lobby that has two-fifths of the votes in the lower house, Temer agreed to lower fines for environmental damage... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 27

BRAZIL'S CONGRESS REJECTS CORRUPTION CASE AGAINST PRESIDENT TEMER


Brazilian lawmakers rejected corruption charges against President Michel Temer on Wednesday evening, shelving a case that had threatened to oust a center-r... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 2

BRAZIL'S PRESIDENT TEMER AVOIDS A NEW CORRUPTION TRIAL


Temer is the first sitting president of Brazil to face criminal charges... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 216

BRAZIL'S MICHEL TEMER ESCAPES CORRUPTION CHARGES IN CONGRESSIONAL VOTE


I vote with more than 90 percent of Brazilians who have already convicted Temer's corrupted administration, said lawmaker Luiza Erundina... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 9

AS BRAZIL PUSHES MINING IN AMAZON CONSERVATION ZONE, ANCIENT TRIBE VOWS FIGHT TO THE DEATH


These are the Waiapi, an ancient tribe living in Brazil's Amazon rain forest who fear invasion by international mining companies... READ MORE

25th October, 2017 7

'BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL' ADVERT FOR TOILET PAPER SPARKS OUTRAGE IN BRAZIL


Advertising agency accused of appropriating black cultural movement - 'In Brazil Blackisbeautiful is now toilet paper. Where do black lives matter?'... READ MORE

25th October, 2017 1528

BRAZIL'S PRESIDENT, MICHEL TEMER, SURVIVES FIRST VOTE ON SUSPENDING HIM FROM OFFICE FOR ALLEGED CRIMINAL ACTS


A Chamber of Deputies committee voted 39-26 Wednesday against putting the president on trial on charges of obstruction of justice and leading a criminal organization... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 0

BRAZILIAN PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSION REJECTS CHARGES AGAINST TEMER


Temer already survived one vote in the Chamber in August, when deputies rejected a charge for passive corruption against him... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 1156

ACCUSED OF CORRUPTION, POPULARITY NEAR ZERO WHY IS BRAZIL'S PRESIDENT STILL IN OFFICE?


Last month, the government of Temer, Rousseff's former vice-president, plunged to 3 percent in one poll... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 71772

Trending News Headlines : Brazil

BRAZIL ABOLISHES HUGE AMAZON RESERVE IN 'BIGGEST ATTACK' IN 50 YEARS


Brazilian president has dissolved Renca to attract investment in region thought to contain gold with critics warning of irreversible damage... READ MORE

24th August, 2017 84337

AUTHORITIES: GOLD MINERS AT A BAR BRAGGED ABOUT SLAUGHTERING MEMBERS OF A RECLUSIVE BRAZILIAN TRIBE


The miners cut the tribe members' bodies so that they wouldn't float, Lorenzi said, then dropped them into the Jandiatuba River... READ MORE

11th September, 2017 81315

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

BRAZIL BACKTRACKS ON PLAN TO OPEN UP AMAZON FOREST TO MINING


Temer and his cabinet are closely linked to mining and agribusiness industries that want to reduce protections for indigenous territory, the Amazon rainforest and other biomes... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 10184

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

BRAZILIAN COURT BLOCKS ABOLITION OF VAST AMAZON RESERVE


Judge says president Michel Temer went beyond his authority in issuing decree to dissolve Renca, after fury from activists... READ MORE

30th August, 2017 7850

WHERE IS THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE?


Globally, the mortality rate for young people decreased 21 percent between 2000 and 2015, with HIV-related deaths in particular falling significantly... READ MORE

21st August, 2017 5630

BRAZIL COURT BLOCKS AMAZON MINING DECREE


A Brazilian court has suspended a government decree that would open up a vast natural reserve in the Amazon to commercial mining... READ MORE

30th August, 2017 4855

BRAZIL: INDIGENOUS GROUPS CONDEMN ALLEGED MASSACRE


The reported massacre would be the second deadliest after 16 Yanomami indigenous people were killed in Roraima state in 1993 by illegal gold miners... READ MORE

15th September, 2017 4362

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

CHINA ENCOURAGES BUSINESSES TO INVEST IN BRAZIL


China encourages businesses to invest in Brazil and participate in infrastructure development there, Vice Premier Wang Yang said on Saturday... READ MORE

3rd September, 2017 2968

'SECURITY GUARD SACKED'


'Security guard sacked' The security guard has been identified by police as Damiao Soares dos Santos, 50... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 2307

BRAZIL'S WORST MONTH EVER FOR FOREST FIRES BLAMED ON HUMAN ACTIVITY


The Amazonian state of Para was the worst affected, with a 229 percent increase in fires from last year... READ MORE

29th September, 2017 1753

TRUMP'S ACTIONS IN LATIN AMERICA 'CRIMINAL,' MAY LEAD TO WAR ON CONTINENT - ROUSSEFF TO RT


Trump's actions in Latin America 'criminal,' may lead to war on continent - Rousseff to RT... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 1750

BRAZILIANS ASKED TO VOTE ON SECESSION


The movement said it set up polls in more than 1,000 municipalities across the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Parana... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 1446

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

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

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

BRICS BUSINESS FORUM TO FEATURE XI'S KEYNOTE SPEECH


BRICS nations, all bellwethers of global trade and investment, constitute a major drive for economic growth... READ MORE

2nd September, 2017 1144

BRAZIL GETS FIRST FEMALE PROSECUTOR-GENERAL


For the first time in Brazil's history, a female took over prosecutor-general's post on Monday, replacing Rodrigo Janot, who held the position for four years... READ MORE

19th September, 2017 1140

ARMY DEPLOYED TO RIO FAVELA AMID CLASHES BETWEEN GANGS AND POLICE


Army heads to Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro after schools, businesses and a major road closed during fighting between drug gang members and police... READ MORE

23rd September, 2017 1137

BRAZIL'S LOST DECADE: THE INVISIBLE COSTS OF AN EPIC RECESSION


In the north-eastern state of Bahia, local officials blame the lack of school lunches on budget cuts by the federal government... READ MORE

21st August, 2017 1103

'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 997

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 983

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

ANALYSIS | BRAZIL'S TOP POLITICIANS ARE GETTING BUSTED WITH LITERAL SUITCASES FULL OF CASH


SAO PAULO, Brazil -- It was the most cinematic moment in Brazil's recent political drama... READ MORE

7th September, 2017 796

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

EUROPEAN LEADERS AGREE NEW ASYLUM POLICY FOR AFRICANS


In parallel, the European leaders agreed to help Chad and Niger with border control to stem illegal migration... READ MORE

28th August, 2017 665

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 633

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 632


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