Recent News Headlines : Brazil - Brazil

OUSTED VENEZUELAN PROSECUTOR LEAKS VIDEO SHOWING ALLEGED BRIBE LINKED TO MADURO


In the video, a man identified as Azevedo says a Maduro aide asked for 50 million for the socialist leader's 2013 campaign... READ MORE

13th October, 2017 3

GUATEMALAN GETS 30 YEARS IN KILLING OF TWO JOURNALISTS


The alleged shooter, Eduardo Ariel Mazariegos Ramirez, remains a fugitive... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 0

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 1656

BRAZIL'S CONSUMERS ARE BACK AND HELPING TO DRIVE THE RECOVERY


Brazil's consumers are finally showing signs of life, helping to haul Latin America's largest economy out of its worst recession on record... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 166

MOMENT OF TRUTH AS ARGENTINA SEEK WORLD CUP BERTH


Last Thursday's 0-0 stalemate with Peru in Buenos Aires was Argentina's third consecutive draw... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 0

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 523

BRAZIL ELECTION CAMPAIGN FUND NOT BIG ENOUGH, JUDGE SAYS


But Gilmar Mendes, the head of Brazil's TSE electoral court, said the fund would need more money... READ MORE

7th October, 2017 201

MESSI, ARGENTINA ON VERGE OF WORLD CUP CATASTROPHE


Only one day of qualifying games remains in South America, and Argentina is off the pace for direct qualification... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 28

'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 2069

BRAZILIAN CONGRESS APPROVES ELECTORAL REFORM IN TIME FOR 2018 ELECTIONS


The Brazilian Congress managed to approve a complex and controversial electoral reform Thursday in time for the measures to be in effect for the 2018 general elections... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 0

GUARD TORCHES BRAZIL DAY CARE CENTER, KILLS FOUR TODDLERS, TEACHER


The day care center in Janauba, in the state of Minas Gerais, cares for about 70 children, according to local media... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 0

BRAZIL'S CONGRESS SETS UP FUND TO COVER LACK OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE


The sprawling Car Wash graft investigation that convicted dozens of executives from Brazil's main contractor companies has shut down the flow of undeclared payments to politicians... READ MORE

5th October, 2017 71

BRAZILIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WIDE OPEN ONE YEAR OUT


According to multiple opinion polls, the surprise leader by a runaway margin is 71-year-old former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva... READ MORE

5th October, 2017 0

BRAZIL POLICE DETAIN ITALIAN MASS-MURDER FUGITIVE BATTISTI AT ROME'S REQUEST AS HE TRIES TO ENTER BOLIVIA


Brazilian police detained Cesare Battisti, an Italian former left-wing guerrilla convicted of murder in his country, on Wednesday as he was attempting to c... READ MORE

5th October, 2017 6

BRAZIL'S MEIRELLES HAS HIRED MEDIA TEAM AHEAD OF 2018 ELECTION


The Finance Ministry's press office declined comment on Meirelles behalf... READ MORE

5th October, 2017 45

FOILED A?250M BRAZIL BANK ROBBERY 'WOULD HAVE BEEN BIGGEST IN THE WORLD'


Brazilian police thwart audacious plot in SA?o Paulo involving 500 metre tunnel complete with electric lighting and ventilation system... READ MORE

5th October, 2017 376

NEYMAR PENALTY SPAT HAS CALMED DOWN, SAYS CAVANI


These are things that are sometimes blown up," Cavani, speaking to reporters in Caracas ahead of a World Cup qualifier against Venezuela on Thursday, said on Monday... READ MORE

3rd October, 2017 0

BRAZIL'S LULA EXTENDS LEAD IN 2018 VOTE DESPITE GRAFT CONVICTION


Brazil's Lula extends lead in 2018 vote despite graft conviction poll... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 452

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

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

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 POLICE CONFIRMS DEATH OF BRITISH KAYAKER IN AMAZON


The head of the Amazonas state police homicide division told The Associated Press that Emma Tamsin Kelty was killed after being robbed... READ MORE

20th September, 2017 10

THREATENED AMAZON RESERVE ALREADY BEING MINED


At the United Nations on Tuesday, Temer told the General Assembly that Brazil plays a leading role in environmental protection... READ MORE

19th September, 2017 0

THREATENED AMAZON RESERVE ALREADY BEING MINED


At the United Nations on Tuesday, Temer told the General Assembly that Brazil plays a leading role in environmental protection... READ MORE

19th September, 2017 0

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

AT&T WEIGHS DIVESTITURE OF LATIN AMERICAN TV ASSETS


In the second quarter, AT T had 13.6 million total subscribers in Latin America, excluding Mexico, and generated total revenue of 1.4 billion... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 468

NEYMAR'S OLYMPIC RECORD TAKES BRAZIL INTO FINAL


Brazil's Neymar has not yet won his country a gold medal, but on Wednesday he at least pocketed an Olympic record... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 102

BRAZIL APPROVES $100 MILLION AMERICAN AIRLINES MAINTENANCE CENTER


This week, Brazil's antitrust agency recommended approval of a business agreement between American and LATAM Airlines Group SA LFL.SN, Latin America's largest airline... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 71

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

CHINA STATE PLANNER SAYS DRAFTING INTELLIGENT CAR STRATEGY


China's state planner has begun drafting a strategy to spur development of intelligent cars in the world's top automotive market, a spokeswoman said on Friday... READ MORE

15th September, 2017 8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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


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