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Brazil nominates diplomat Forster as ambassador to the United States

Brazil's government on Tuesday sent to the Senate the nomination of career-diplomat Nestor Forster to be ambassador to the United States, ending a saga in which President Jair Bolsonaro tried to..
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Paraguay ex-President Cartes says open to local probe after Brazil arrest warrant

Paraguayan former president Horacio Cartes said on Monday he was open to the country's prosecutors' officer investigating him after a Brazilian judge issued a warrant for his arrest last week as part..
Reuters - Published

Interpol seeks eight fugitives on day to end violence against women

International police agency Interpol issued a public appeal on Monday to track down eight men wanted around the world from Russia to Brazil for murder and other crimes against women.
Reuters - Published

Chinese importers scoop up Brazilian soybeans amid U.S. trade uncertainty

Chinese buyers scooped up at least 20 cargoes of Brazilian soybeans last week due to uncertainty over a trade deal with the United States that sent them rushing to lock in supplies, traders said on..
Reuters - Published

Rio de Janeiro football victory parade end in clashes with police

Tear gas was fired as a victory parade by cup-winning Brazilian team Flamengo ended in chaos.
BBC News - Published

Brazil president's son faces fresh corruption probe: state prosecutors

The son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is under a new investigation by Rio de Janeiro state prosecutors for allegedly hiring fake employees during his time as a state lawmaker, the state..
Reuters - Published

Bolsonaro says Brazil is prepared in case of protests, but not worried

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday his government is alert and prepared for any possible social unrest after weeks of protests that have sent shockwaves across the region in recent..
Reuters - Published

Samsung Heavy Industries to pay $75 million to resolve foreign bribery case: U.S.

Samsung heavy industries Co Ltd has agreed to pay more than $75 million in criminal penalties to resolve a U.S. investigation of a scheme to pay millions of dollars in bribes to officials in Brazil,..
Reuters - Published

Ferrari hold 'clear the air' talks after drivers crash in Brazil

Ferrari have "cleared the air" following the crash between Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc in the Brazilian Grand Prix.
BBC News - Published

Amazon tribe demands Bolsonaro stop mining on reservations, hydro dams

Munduruku indigenous people led by 15 tribal chiefs blamed Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday for increased illegal mining on their reservation lands in the Amazon rainforest.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro unveils bill to protect police and soldiers who kill

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday sent a proposal to Congress that seeks to offer greater protection to police and soldiers who kill while on specific operations, known as Guarantee of Law..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's President Bolsonaro launches new political party

Jair Bolsonaro says his Alliance for Brazil will fight corruption and advance Christian values.
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Brazil government leader in Senate says administrative reform may be delayed to next year

Brazil's government leader in the Senate, Fernando Bezerra, said on Tuesday that 'administrative reform', a plank of the Economy Ministry's far-reaching legislative agenda, may be pushed back to next..
Reuters - Published

Brazil end five-game winless run by beating South Korea

Brazil end their five-game winless run with a comfortable victory over South Korea in Abu Dhabi.
BBC News - Published

Victory for Brazil tribe as hotel group cancels plans for luxury resort

A Brazilian tribe that has been fighting for 15 years to preserve land they use to gather food won a victory on Monday when public pressure made Portuguese hotel group Vila Gale cancel plans to build a..
Reuters - Published

Brazil Amazon deforestation soars to 11-year high under Bolsonaro

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose to its highest in over a decade this year, government data on Monday showed, confirming a sharp increase under the leadership of right-wing President..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Amazon deforestation highest since 2008, space agency says

The rainforest loses 9,762 sq km in 12 months, an increase of nearly 30%, Brazil's space agency says.
BBC News - Published

Verstappen wins dramatic race in Brazil as Ferraris collide

Both Ferraris collide and retire as Max Verstappen overtakes Lewis Hamilton twice to win thrilling Brazilian GP.
BBC News - Published

How do you fight extreme wildfires?

They've devastated vast areas from Australia to Brazil. Here, two experts explain how to fight them.
BBC News - Published

Brazilian GP: Sebastian Vettel top as Kubica crashes in Brazil practice

Sebastian Vettel leads Charles Leclerc to a Ferrari one-two in an incident-packed second practice session at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
BBC News - Published

Messi scores as Argentina beat Brazil in Saudi Arabia

Lionel Messi scores on his first Argentina appearance since July as they beat old rivals Brazil in Saudi Arabia.
BBC News - Published

Brazilian Grand Prix: Alex Albon fastest in Brazil before crashing

Alexander Albon brings a wet first practice session at the Brazilian Grand Prix to a premature end with a crash.
BBC News - Published

BRICS leaders avoid discussion of Venezuela divisions

Leaders of the BRICS major emerging economies made no mention of Venezuela during a two-day summit in Brazil's capital, according to diplomats, putting aside a rift over the fate of the chaotic South..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Brazil prosecutors push soy, cattle moratorium to protect natives

In a part of Brazil plagued by land conflicts and violence against indigenous tribes, prosecutors say they are pushing major grains traders and meatpackers to stop buying from farmers and ranchers..
Reuters - Published

Venezuelan opposition group ends occupation of embassy in Brazil

Backers of Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido left the country's embassy in Brasilia on Wednesday, after a tense 11-hour standoff that created a diplomatic embarrassment for Brazil's right-wing..
Reuters - Published

China to announce billion-dollar investment in Brazilian port of Sao Luis: sources

China will make a billion-dollar investment in the Brazilian port of Sao Luis via China Communications Construction Company , two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Brazil and China hail strong ties, sources cite port deal

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Chinese President Xi Jinping praised their countries' strong bilateral relations at a meeting on Wednesday, as sources said a Chinese state firm was prepared to..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro vows order after Guaido backers enter Venezuelan embassy

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said his government was working to avoid violence after supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido gained access to the country's embassy in Brasilia on..
Reuters - Published

Bolsonaro and Xi cheer strong and growing Brazil-China relations

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday praised strong bilateral relations between their countries and signaled a desire to expand two-way trade in a brief..
Reuters - Published

Brazil says Bolsonaro unaware of planned 'invasion' of Venezuela embassy

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was not aware of plans by supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido for an "invasion" of the country's embassy in Brasilia, security advisors to..
Reuters - Published

Brazil greets Jeanine Anez as interim president of Bolivia

Brazil's government said on Wednesday it had congratulated Senator Jeanine Anez for "constitutionally" taking over the presidency of neighbouring Bolivia.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro to quit divided PSL party, found new one

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will quit his fractious right-wing Social Liberal Party (PSL) and start a new one by March 2020, PSL lawmakers Daniel Silveira and Bia Kicis said on Tuesday after..
Reuters - Published

Brazil rejects that events in Bolivia represent a coup - statement

Brazil's government rejects that recent events in Bolivia represent a coup and sees Evo Morales' resignation as opening a path to preserve "democratic order", the foreign ministry said in a statement..
Reuters - Published

McDonald's staff hold global day of pay protests

It comes as staff in the US, France, Brazil and Chile also stage protests over "poverty pay".
BBC News - Published

BRICS summit marks recovery of China-Brazil relations

Jair Bolsonaro's repeated bashing of China on the campaign trail last year left diplomats on both sides worried he might take a wrecking ball to one of the world's biggest trading partnerships.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro absent as Congress ratifies pension reform

Brazil's Congress officially ratified the government's landmark social security reform bill into law on Tuesday, in a ceremony notable for the absence of President Jair Bolsonaro.
Reuters - Published

Brazil reform process can withstand Lula release, regional tensions: Treasury Secretary

The recent release from prison of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and upsurge in political instability across Latin America will not hinder Brazil's economic reform process, a..
Reuters - Published

Back to jail, or run for president: the legal maze facing Brazil's Lula

In allowing Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to walk out of jail last week, Brazil's Supreme Court has blown open a legal labyrinth that could see the leftist former president return to prison just as easily..
Reuters - Published

Tabata Amaral: Congresswoman dubbed 'Brazil's AOC'

A video of her grilling the education minister went viral, but Tabata Amaral has a bigger war to wage.
BBC News - Published

Crowds cheer freed Brazilian ex-President Lula

Thousands of supporters gather to see the former leader after his release from prison.
BBC News - Published

In Brazil, newly freed Lula sets up clash with Bolsonaro's right-wing

Brazil's former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday attacked right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro for impoverishing working Brazilians and vowed to unite the left to win the 2022 elections in a..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro swipes at newly released Lula

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Twitter took a first swipe at political rival Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday after the leftist former leader was released from prison, highlighting deep..
Reuters - Published

Lula leaves prison, firing up Brazil's left and right

Brazil's leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva left prison on Friday after a judge ordered his release, startling financial markets and reigniting both ends of the political spectrum with..
Reuters - Published

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