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As global leaders meet, the Amazon rainforest burns

Rio De Janeiro - The fires that burned through the Amazon rainforest last month sparked international outcry and offers of help, but as world leaders meet in New York, the planet's largest rainforest remains engulfed in flames.

Brazil police recommend charges against Vale, auditor over dam burst

S - Brazilian police said Friday they have enough evidence to charge employees of mining giant Vale and its German auditor over false information used to certify the safety of a tailings dam that collapsed, killing hundreds.

Brazil judge orders Vale to compensate families over dam burst

Bras - A Brazilian state judge on Thursday ordered mining giant Vale to pay nearly $3 million to the families of three victims of a tailings dam collapse that killed hundreds of people.

Rights group says Bolsonaro gives 'green light' to Amazon illegal loggers

S - Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro of giving a "green light" to illegal loggers to destroy the Amazon and failing to protect those defending the world's largest rain forest.

Brazil's Bolsonaro leaves hospital after 4th operation

S - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro left hospital Monday eight days after another operation on his stomach following his stabbing at an campaign rally last year.

At least 11 dead in Rio hospital blaze

Rio De Janeiro - At least 11 people, many of them elderly, were killed when a fire swept through a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as staff and desperate visitors battled to rescue patients from smoke-filled wards.

Brazil's President Bolsonaro no longer needs nasal feeding tube

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro had a feeding tube removed from his nose on Friday, doctors said, five days after another operation on his stomach, where he was stabbed during a campaign rally last year.

At least 10 dead in Rio hospital blaze

Rio De Janeiro - A fire erupted in a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, leaving at least 10 people dead and forcing medical staff and desperate relatives to rescue patients from the smoke-filled wards.

At least 10 dead in Rio hospital blaze

Rio De Janeiro - At least 10 people have died in a fire in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, the fire service in the Brazilian city said, with preliminary reports suggesting a short circuit in a generator could have sparked the blaze.

Bolsonaro's surgery recovery extended by four days: spokesman

S - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will need four days more than planned to recover from abdominal surgery, his spokesman said on Thursday."The president of the republic's team of doctors has decided to keep him away from the exercise of his duties...

Knife used to stab Bolsonaro to become museum exhibit

Bras - The knife used to stab Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during his 2018 election campaign is to be put on display at a police museum due to its "historical value", a court ruled.

Bolsonaro feeding via nasal tube following surgery

S - Doctors treating Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday he was feeding via a nasogastric tube due to intestinal problems which prevented him from taking food normally following abdominal surgery.

Bolsonaro's scorched earth diplomacy could cost Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Offending French, German, Norwegian and UN leaders along the way, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has embarked on a diplomatic scorched earth policy that is fueling concern over potential long-term damage to Brazil's global relations.

Marcelo Chierighini talks New York Breakers, ISL and motivations Special

Brazilian swimmer Marcelo Chierighini chatted with Digital Journal about the new International Swimming League (ISL), competing for the New York Breakers and his daily motivations.

Post-op, Brazil's Bolsonaro says ready for work

S - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said he would return to work Tuesday following lengthy abdominal surgery at the weekend.

Brazil president undergoes hernia surgery, a year after knife attack

S - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro underwent surgery on Sunday to repair an abdominal hernia, his fourth operation since being stabbed in the stomach a year ago at a campaign rally, his doctors said.

Battle over Marvel comic gay kiss is defused by Brazil court

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's Supreme Court on Sunday made it illegal to ban any LGBT publication, after a lower court allowed conservative mayor to confiscate comic books at the Rio Book Fair containing content he considered "inappropriate" for minors.

Brazil's Bolsonaro to undergo hernia surgery Sunday

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will undergo surgery for an incisional hernia in Sao Paulo on Sunday, his surgeon said.He arrived at Vila Nova Star Hospital Saturday night accompanied by his wife Michelle and his son Carlos.

Rio mayor yanks comic book showing kiss between male superheroes

Rio De Janeiro - A comic book showing a kiss between two male superheroes sold out rapidly at Rio de Janeiro's book fair Friday after the city's evangelical mayor demanded it be withdrawn.

French first lady is 'truly ugly,' says Brazilian minister

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian government minister said French first lady Brigitte Macron was "truly ugly" Thursday, only days after the country's president appeared to endorse an attack on her appearance.
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