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One year on, Brazil town remembers 270 killed in dam breach

Brumadinho - Residents of Brumadinho in southeastern Brazil paid homage on Saturday to the 270 people killed one year ago when a nearby dam burst, spewing millions of tons of mining waste over homes and farmland in one of the country's worst industrial accidents.

Op-Ed: Coronavirus update — Finally some good news, but many worries

Beijing - Hidden on Xinhua, the first and so far only bit of good news about coronavirus appears in a single line in an article – 38 people who had recovered have been discharged. It gives a little hope in a bleak overall picture.

Record southeastern Brazil rainstorms kill 30

Bras - At least 30 people have been killed in two days of intense storms in southeastern Brazil, the Minas Gerais state Civil Defense office said Saturday.

Police killings in Rio soar 18 percent in 2019: data

Rio De Janeiro - Police killings in Brazil's tourist hot-spot Rio de Janeiro state soared 18 percent to a record 1,810 last year, government data showed -- an average of five deaths per day.

Brazil's Bolsonaro says no more media interviews

S - A frequent and fiery critic of Brazil's media, President Jair Bolsonaro declared Wednesday he would no longer speak to journalists.

A year after Brazil dam breach, the mud has dried but not the tears

Brumadinho - Before saying a prayer for her older sister, Natalia de Oliveira lights a candle and places it next to rosary beads and a photo of her sibling killed in a massive dam collapse in Brazil.

Brazil's Bolsonaro creates 'Amazon Council' to protect forest

Bras - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday he will create an "Amazon Council" to coordinate the protection and sustainable development of the world's largest rainforest.

Vale ex-boss charged with homicide over Brazil dam collapse: official

Belo Horizonte - State prosecutors in Brazil on Tuesday charged the ex-boss of mining giant Vale and 15 others with intentional homicide in a massive dam collapse that killed 270 people last year.

Vale, auditor charged over deadly Brazil dam collapse: official

Belo Horizonte - State prosecutors in Brazil on Tuesday charged mining giant Vale, its German auditor and 16 individuals over a massive dam collapse that killed 270 people last year.

Brazil prosecutors charge Greenwald with cybercrimes

Bras - Prosecutors in Brazil charged US journalist Glenn Greenwald on Tuesday with cybercrimes after his investigative website published leaked messages that embarrassed top officials and threatened to undermine a massive corruption probe.

Soap opera actress reportedly in line to be Brazil's culture chief

Rio De Janeiro - A famous soap opera actress met Monday with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to talk about becoming culture secretary, replacing a man fired over a speech that appeared to quote Adolf Hitler's propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

Flooding, landslides kill six in Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Flooding and landslides triggered by torrential rains have claimed six lives in southeast Brazil, firefighters said Saturday.

Amazon indigenous leaders accuse Brazil of 'genocide' policy

Matupa - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's pledge to open up the Amazon to mining companies was tantamount to "genocide", indigenous leaders said Friday at a meeting to oppose the government's environmental policies.

Brazil minister quits over accusations of Nazi quotes

Bras - Brazil's culture secretary Roberto Alvim resigned on Friday over a speech in which he appeared to quote Adolf Hitler's propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

Amazon tribes meet to counter Bolsonaro environmental threats

Lucas - Dozens of Amazon indigenous leaders have gathered in the heart of the threatened rainforest to form an alliance against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policy and his threats to throw their homelands open to mining concerns.

Amazon tribes meet to counter Bolsonaro environmental threats

Lucas - Several dozen indigenous leaders and representatives of Amazon communities have gathered in the heart of the threatened rainforest to form an alliance against Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policy and his threats to throw their homelan...

Judge orders Rio 2016 Olympic Games venues shut on security grounds

Bras - A Brazilian court on Wednesday ordered that the 2016 Rio Olympic Games facilities be closed to the public over safety concerns.

Alarm over Rio's drinking water causes run on supermarket stocks

Rio De Janeiro - Widespread complaints over foul-smelling drinking water in Rio de Janeiro have triggered a run on supermarket bottled water, though the public utility denied any health risk Wednesday.

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon up 85 percent in 2019

Bras - Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil soared 85 percent in 2019, compared with the previous year, official data showed Tuesday.

Brazil's govt to propose oil exploration on indigenous land: media

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's government will propose legalizing oil and gas exploration as well as hydroelectric dam construction on indigenous land, a report said Saturday, citing a draft of a bill to be sent to Congress.
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