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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.

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.

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.

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.

Amazon's 'tallest tree' safe from fires, say scientists

S - Intrepid Brazilian and British scientists say they have located the Amazon's tallest tree in northern Brazil, untouched by a spate of wildfires that have raged in the rainforest for weeks.

Clash of cultures as Amazon cowboys close in on indigenous lands

Santa Cruz - As evening falls over their Amazon home, the hunter gatherers of the Uru-eu-wau-wau people extract bamboo arrows from the flank of a wild pig and begin roasting it.

Brazil president to skip Amazon summit on doctor's orders

S - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro will skip a regional summit on fires that have devastated swaths of the Amazon because doctors want him to get ready for surgery scheduled for next week, a spokesman said Monday.

Brazil's Amazon basin fires keep surging

S - The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon basin is still on the rise, even though the government has banned burning, officials said Saturday.

Brazil farmers deforesting Amazon 'to survive'

Porto Velho - On his block of land deep in the Amazon rainforest, Aurelio Andrade says deforestation is the only way he and other farmers can survive in the remote region where fires are raging.

Tens of thousands of women march in Brazil against Bolsonaro

Bras - Tens of thousands of women took to the streets of Brazil's capital Wednesday to denounce President Jair Bolsonaro, in the third anti-government protest in the city in two days.

The sad end of Joao Gilberto, the voice of the bossa nova

Rio De Janeiro - As if to say goodbye, Joao Gilberto emerged from seclusion a few days before his death and had dinner at a restaurant on Rio's Copacabana beach.

Gay Pride parade engulfs Sao Paulo despite unease over Brazil's conservative turn

S - One of the world's largest LGBT Pride parades took center stage in Sao Paulo on Sunday, with the carnivalesque festivities tinged with unease over Brazil's conservative political climate under President Jair Bolsonaro.

Court accepts Brazil giant Odebrecht's bankrupcy protection request

S - A court in Sao Paulo on Tuesday accepted a request by Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht to begin a corporate recovery procedure aimed at fending off bankruptcy at the scandal-tainted group.

Brazil Supreme Court criminalizes homophobia

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court voted Thursday to criminalize homophobia, an important step for sexual minorities in one of the most dangerous countries for LGBT people in the world.

Cuba's overseas medical brigade a repressive sham, ex-staffers say

Washington - A great source of pride for communist Cuba is a medical corps that has fanned out across the globe for decades to help people in troubled or poor countries.

Brazil court gives go ahead to $8.6 bn Petrobras deal

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court has approved an 8.6 billion dollar deal allowing state oil company Petrobras to sell its TAG pipeline network in a big win for the firm and the ruling party.

Woman who accuses Brazil's Neymar of rape gives details in TV interview

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilians for the first time late Wednesday heard from the woman who says that football superstar Neymar sexually assaulted her at a Paris hotel.

Nearly 1,000 murder suspects held in Brazil police operation

S - Brazilian police carried out a giant anti-murder operation in nearly every state of the country Tuesday, arresting 968 suspects in one day, according to the National Council of Civilian Police Chiefs.

Ringleaders of Brazil's latest mass jail killing to be transferred

S - Nine inmates suspected of ordering the killing of 55 prisoners in northern Brazil in the past two days will be transferred to federal jails, officials said Tuesday.

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.

'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.

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 court orders release of businessman accused by Ankara of terrorism

S - Brazil's Supreme Federal Court ordered Tuesday the release of a Brazil-based Turkish businessman who was arrested over links to US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Odebrecht scandal casts shadow over Panama poll

Panama - Seated next to dozens of workers in helmets and yellow jackets, Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela posed last month for a shared selfie after inaugurating the Central American country's latest project by Odebrecht -- the Brazilian firm whose million...

Brazil president says Venezuela┬┤s Guaido has not been defeated

Bras - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido was not defeated in his attempt to overthrow the leftist regime of Nicolas Maduro, saying a "crack" has been opened that could bring down the government.

Brazil FM has 'great expectations' for Venezuela rally

Washington - Brazil's foreign minister on Monday voiced high hopes for a major rally planned this week in Venezuela by Juan Guaido, the country's self-proclaimed president.
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