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Inmates show off crochet creations in Brazil prison fashion show

S - The catwalk came to a Brazilian prison Wednesday when models from the Sao Paulo Fashion Week paraded a collection at a maximum security facility in front of the inmates who created them.

Bolsonaro revises decree, bans Brazilians carrying assault weapons

Bras - Brazilians will no longer be permitted to carry assault weapons on the street after pro-gun President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday revised an order that enabled millions of civilians to be armed in public.

Brazil gun maker's shares rise as Bolsonaro decree fires up demand

Rio De Janeiro - Shares in Brazilian arms maker Taurus soared Tuesday after the company said it had received 2,000 orders for a high-powered assault weapon now available to the public under President Jair Bolsonaro's relaxed gun laws.

Brazil's gutted National Museum seeks funds in Europe

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's National Museum director headed to Europe Tuesday for a two-week fundraising trip to help finance the rebuilding of the institution devastated by fire last year.

Lula 'in love': Brazil's jailed ex-leader wants to marry if freed

Bras - Brazil's imprisoned ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, still loved by large parts of the population, plans to remarry if he is released from prison, a former minister said.

Going down: Brazil economic woes hit stocks, currency

Rio De Janeiro - Atrophying growth forecasts and waning confidence in President Jair Bolsonaro sent Brazil's stocks and currency to their lowest level of the year this week, as analysts warned of further falls.

Pope accepts resignation of Brazilian bishop

S - Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of a Brazilian bishop reportedly suspected of extorting priests and covering up sexual abuse, the Vatican said in a statement.

Body language: Brazil's Bolsonaro angry and introverted

Rio De Janeiro - Behind the virulent speech and aggressive body language of Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is an uncharismatic introvert deeply uncomfortable in public, experts say.

Brazil's Bolsonaro denounces money laundering claims against son

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday denounced money laundering allegations against his eldest son, saying the accusers were using Flavio to get to him. "They want to reach me?

'Perfect storm': Brazil's Bolsonaro faces anger over education freezes

S - Huge protests across Brazil over education spending freezes should serve as a warning to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro who faces a "perfect storm" of political crises, analysts say.

Brazil students, teachers in huge budget cuts protests

Rio De Janeiro - Tens of thousands of students and teachers protested across Brazil in "defense of education" on Wednesday in response to a raft of budget cuts announced by President Jair Bolsonaro's government.

Brazil ex-president Temer leaves jail for second time

S - Former Brazil president Michel Temer left prison on Wednesday less than a week after returning to a Sao Paulo penitentiary in relation to a wide-ranging corruption scandal that has engulfed several high profile South American politicians.

Nationwide student strike begins in Brazil over budget cuts

Rio De Janeiro - Students and teachers from hundreds of universities and colleges across Brazil began a nationwide demonstration on Wednesday in "defense of education" following a raft of budget cuts announced by President Jair Bolsonaro's government.

Brazil court orders Temer's release for a second time

Bras - A Brazilian court ordered former president Michel Temer's release from jail with conditions Tuesday, less than a week after he was detained for a second time in a case related to a corruption scandal that has ensnared several high-profile South America...

Big Brother-style surveillance gives new insight into Amazon's hidden wildlife

Tef - Scientists are deploying ultra-sensitive sensors in the Amazon to collect images and sounds of the rainforest's rich biodiversity in real time, in an effort to track preservation efforts.

Brazilian giant's comeback shows preservation and development of Amazon is possible

Tef - Several meters long and weighing hundreds of kilograms, the Amazon's pirarucu was almost fished to extinction.

Brazil indigenous chief Raoni goes to Europe in defense of Amazon

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's legendary indigenous chief Raoni headed to Paris Sunday for the start of a three-week tour across Europe where he will meet heads of state, celebrities and the Pope to highlight growing threats to the Amazon.

Brazil court orders Bolsonaro to explain gun decree

Rio De Janeiro - A Supreme Court judge has given Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and the justice ministry five days to explain his decree granting millions of citizens the right to carry loaded weapons in public, which critics say is unconstitutional.

Brazilian president's 'guru' picks a fight with generals

Rio De Janeiro - He can have his acolytes named as ministers in the Brazilian government while undermining others with a tweet, and all from self-imposed exile in the United States: Olavo de Carvalho, a firebrand right-wing writer and polemicist, exerts major sway over...

Brazil's ex-president Temer turns himself in to police

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer handed himself in to police in Sao Paulo on Thursday, the day after a court ordered his return to prison.
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