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Brazil environment: Vast oil spill hits dozens of beaches

At least six sea turtles have been found dead as officials still investigate the source of the oil.
BBC News - Published

Losing the edge: Mexican leftist's risk levels near Brazilian rightwinger

The risks of betting on Mexico, with its staunchly leftist government, and Brazil, which is run by a hard-right administration, are more even now than they have been for six years - according to..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Amazon chief Raoni calls on Bolsonaro to step down

Indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire, proposed for the Nobel Peace Prize, said on Wednesday his people would not leave the Amazon and called on Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro to step down, a day after the..
Reuters - Published

Amazon rainforest belongs to Brazil, says Jair Bolsonaro

President Jair Bolsonaro insists that the Amazon rainforest is his country's sovereign territory.
BBC News - Published

England women: Jordan Nobbs returns for Brazil and Portugal friendlies

England women boss Phil Neville recalls midfielder Jordan Nobbs for his side's friendlies against Brazil and Portugal.
BBC News - Published

Fit-again Nobbs back in England squad for Brazil & Portugal

England women boss Phil Neville recalls midfielder Jordan Nobbs for his side's friendlies against Brazil and Portugal.
BBC News - Published

Without Brazil, donors unlock $500 million to preserve rainforests

International donors agreed on Monday to free up more than $500 million in aid to protect tropical rainforests, including the Amazon where wildfires are raging, France's president said on Monday at a..
Reuters - Published

Shares in Brazilian planemaker Embraer fall more than 1% on EU antitrust probe

Shares in Brazilian planemaker Embraer fell more than 1% at the open on Monday, following a Reuters report that Boeing is set to face a European Union antitrust investigation into its bid for a..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Boeing bid for Embraer unit faces EU antitrust probe - sources

Boeing is set to face a EU antitrust investigation of up to five months into its bid for a controlling stake in the commercial aircraft arm of Brazil's Embraer, people familiar with the matter said on..
Reuters - Published

Rio violence: Protests as girl, eight, 'killed by police'

The eight-year-old Brazilian girl was with her grandmother in a van when she was hit in the back.
BBC News - Published

U.N. Rights chief Bachelet says feels 'sorry' for Brazil under Bolsonaro

U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, who earlier this month came under personal attack from Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, says she feels sorry for Brazil, according to a Chilean media..
Reuters - Published

Brazilian climate strikers take aim at Bolsonaro for Amazon fires

Thousands of Brazilians demanded action on climate change on Friday, taking aim in nationwide protests at President Jair Bolsonaro who they say is allowing fires to destroy the Amazon rainforest,..
Reuters - Published

England women to face Portugal in international friendly

England have announced they will travel to Portugal for a friendly on Tuesday 8 October, three days after facing Brazil at Middlesbrough.
BBC News - Published

Exclusive: Where's the beef? Argentine ranchers hope more is headed for China

Cattle ranchers in Argentina, which recently edged out neighbor Brazil as the top exporter of beef to China, are hoping to build on that status by getting more local meatpacking plants approved by..
Reuters - Published

Brazil prosecutor orders indictments in Rio councilwoman murder case

Brazil's top public prosecutor on Tuesday ordered five people indicted over sabotaging efforts to investigate the assassination of a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman, and said federal investigators..
Reuters - Published

Brazil probe into Vale dam collapse to conclude within days, prosecutor says

A criminal investigation into the fatal collapse of a dam owned by mining firm Vale SA should be concluded in the coming days, a Brazilian prosecutor said on Tuesday, with charges to follow.
Reuters - Published

Chile's ex-president Bachelet denies links to Brazil's Car Wash scandal

Michelle Bachelet, Chile's ex-president and now the UN human rights chief, has denied allegations by a Brazilian businessman under investigation in Brazil's massive Car Wash scandal that he paid..
Reuters - Published

Hundreds killed in Brazil's Amazon over land, resources in past decade: HRW report

A Human Rights Watch report on Tuesday found that more than 300 people have been killed over the past decade in conflicts over the use of land and resources in the Amazon, many by organized criminal..
Reuters - Published

Vale misled public on dangerous dams, prompting Brazil probe: source

Faced with public outrage after its second mining dam collapse in four years killed at least 240 people in Brazil, Vale SA misrepresented what it had done to shut down its riskiest dams, a review of..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro to leave hospital on Monday, rest at home

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is ready to leave hospital on Monday and continue his recovery at home after an operation to treat complications from a stab wound, a doctors' statement said.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Amazon chief Raoni tapped for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize nomination

A group of Brazilian anthropologists and environmentalists has put forward Chief Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapó tribe as a candidate for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for a lifetime of work protecting the..
Reuters - Published

Brazil says U.S. offer for help on Amazon appears more effective

Brazil's Foreign Affairs Minister Ernesto Araújo said on Friday that the United States' offer to help in the Amazon appears to be a more effective cooperation than former European efforts in that..
Reuters - Published

US and Brazil agree to Amazon development

Brazil's foreign minister also hit back at criticism over Brazil's handling of the Amazon fires.
BBC News - Published

Brazil Supreme Court chief says money laundering unit overreached

The Brazilian body that monitors money laundering overreached by acting without judicial approval when it uncovered suspicious deposits in the account of the son of President Jair Bolsonaro, the head..
Reuters - Published

Brazil: Fire at Rio's Badim hospital kills nine

At least nine people are dead after smoke filled the building, sparking panicked exits during the night.
BBC News - Published

At least one dead in Rio de Janeiro hospital fire: TV

At least one person died in a fire in a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, Globo News reported.
Reuters - Published

Years after nun's murder, church activists face threats in lawless Amazon

Fourteen years ago, on a dirt road near a remote settlement in northern Brazil, a gunman paid by local cattle ranchers executed a U.S. nun who had spent much of her life fighting to save the Amazon..
Reuters - Published

Brazil Amazon: Old enemies unite to save their land

Rival indigenous groups say they have a common enemy: Brazil's President Bolsonaro and his policies.
BBC News - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro to spend four more days recovering after surgery

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who recently underwent surgery to treat complications from a stab wound, will spend four more days recovering on the advice of his medical team, the president's..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro hopes to return to work on Friday after surgery: spokesman

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, currently in hospital recovering from a hernia operation, hopes to resume presidential duties on Friday, his spokesman Otavio Rego Barros said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro hoping to resume presidential duties on Friday: spokesman

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, currently in hospital following surgery this week, hopes to resume presidential duties on Friday, his spokesman Otavio Rego Barros said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Another of Brazil president's sons facing civil, criminal probe: prosecutors

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's son Carlos is under investigation by the Rio de Janeiro state prosecutor's office, it said on Wednesday, making him the second of the far-right leader's sons to be..
Reuters - Published

Brazil foreign minister says 'there is no climate change catastrophe'

Brazil's Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo denied on Wednesday that his country was burning down the Amazon rainforest and said unfounded alarm over global climate change was threatening Brazilian..
Reuters - Published

Brazil fires official after comments on illegal Amazon mining fight

A regional head of Brazil's environmental authority was fired on Wednesday, a week after being named, after he made public comments saying he would no longer burn machinery, some of it seized from..
Reuters - Published

Woman charged with fraud in Neymar rape case

Brazilian police accuse Najila Trindade and her former husband of perverting the course of justice.
BBC News - Published

Brazil arrests former minister's son for bribes linked to giant dam

Brazilian authorities arrested a former energy minister's son on Tuesday for allegedly receiving 50 million reais in bribes ($12 million) together with his father, involving the construction of a giant..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro recovering well, returns Thursday

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday in a video from his hospital bed that he is ready to go back to work after having a hernia operation and his spokesman said he will reassume the..
Reuters - Published

Brazil worker who protected indigenous tribes killed in Amazon

Reports say an official who protected land from farmers and loggers was shot twice in the head.
BBC News - Published

Brazil indigenous agency worker killed in remote Amazon town

Indigenist Maxciel Pereira dos Santos was murdered execution-style before members of his family in the Amazon town of Tabatinga, according to INA, a union group representing workers at Brazil's..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro recovering from surgery to treat year-old stab wound

Vice President Hamilton Mourão will be Brazil's acting president through Thursday while President Jair Bolsonaro recovers from abdominal surgery resulting from his stabbing at a political rally last..
Reuters - Published

Brazilian officials comments about French President's wife are unworthy: minister

France's foreign minister on Sunday said that comments by Brazilian officials about French President's wife Brigitte Macron were "unworthy".
Reuters - Published

Brazil mayor blocked from banning Avengers comic over gay kiss

Copies of the Avengers comic sold out after Rio Mayor Marcelo Crivella called for them to be seized.
BBC News - Published

Brazil deforestation rises in August, adding to Amazon fire worries

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose for the fourth straight month in August from a year earlier, according to preliminary government data released on Friday, adding to concerns over fires..
Reuters - Published

Brazil to hire short-term environmental enforcers following Amazon fires

Budget restrictions mean Brazil cannot hire more permanent environmental enforcement agents in the wake of surging Amazon fires but will contract local environmental police on a short-term basis,..
Reuters - Published

Amazon countries to seek deal on forest protection at Colombia summit

Leaders from Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana and Peru and Suriname have begun discussion of possible regional measures to protect the Amazon at a Friday summit, amid recent fires which..
Reuters - Published

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