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Brazil's closer ties with US a risky strategy: analysts

Bras - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's pursuit of closer ties with the United States risked compromising the Latin American country's foreign interests and leaving it alienated, analysts warned.

Bolsonaro 'turned me into a pariah', says gay lawmaker who fled Brazil

Paris - Brazil's first openly gay lawmaker, Jean Wyllys, who fled his country over mounting death threats after the election of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, fears he won't be returning home anytime soon.

Teenager detained over Brazil school shooting

Bras - Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested a teenager suspected of involvement in planning last week's high school shooting that left eight people dead and shocked a country long-used to deadly gun violence.

Brazil's Bolsonaro in US to cement an alliance with Trump

Washington - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro arrived in Washington on Sunday to meet with his US counterpart Donald Trump and cement a budding conservative-populist alliance that, in part, aims to ramp up pressure on Venezuela.

Brazil's Bolsonaro heads to US to cement an alliance with Trump

Bras - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro left for Washington on Sunday to meet with his US counterpart Donald Trump and cement a budding conservative-populist alliance that, in part, aims to ramp up pressure on Venezuela.

Bolsonaro to visit Trump to firm up conservative alliance

Bras - Brazil's far right President Jair Bolsonaro will meet US counterpart Donald Trump next week to strengthen ties in the nascent regional conservative alliance aiming to ramp up the pressure on Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro.

Brazilians mark Marielle Franco murder a year on

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilians marked the first anniversary of the murder of Rio councillor Marielle Franco on Thursday with flowers, candles and protest banners, just days after the arrest of two police officers suspected of killing her.

Samba schools ready to roll for giant Rio Carnival

Rio De Janeiro - Thousands of dancers from Rio de Janeiro's elite samba schools were set Sunday to roll out their traditional parades of feathers and sequins -- combined with a large dose of social and political commentary -- as the main business of the giant annual Ca...

Guaido rallies support, vows to return to Venezuela 'despite threats'

Bras - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido vowed on Thursday to return home "in the coming days... despite threats" from President Nicolas Maduro's regime, as he continues a tour of regional allies to rally international support.

Venezuelans face risky crossing of closed Brazil border

Pacaraima - Their government may have shut them in, but desperate Venezuelans are still finding a way through the border with Brazil, braving risky mountain trails to try to bring in much-needed food and medical supplies.

Brazil police arrest 26 and capture planes in huge drug bust

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police announced a huge drug trafficking bust on Thursday that saw at least 26 people arrested and several aircraft seized in an operation targeting a narcotics network that had transported nine tons of cocaine between 2017 and 2018.

Bolsonaro ally scolds Brazil president for lack of 'leadership'

Bras - Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro was embroiled in a government crisis on Thursday after a key ally accused him of washing his hands of a campaign finance scandal and sending his son to manage it.

'Significant' number of artifacts recovered from gutted Brazil museum

Rio De Janeiro - A "significant" number of artifacts has been recovered from Brazil's National Museum which was gutted by fire five months ago, devastating one of Latin America's most important natural history collections, according to the team of experts picking throu...

Brazil's Bolsonaro improving after pneumonia, surgery

S - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has beaten fever caused by pneumonia after his abdominal surgery two weeks ago, his hospital said Saturday.

Brazil's Bolsonaro suffers suspected pneumonia: doctors

S - Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro had a fever and possible pneumonia, his doctors said Thursday, 10 days after the far-right leader underwent surgery on the stomach wound he suffered when stabbed last year.

Residents near Brazil dam disaster exposed to illness, expert warns

Rio De Janeiro - Inhabitants in Brazil's southeast where a dam collapsed at a mine nearly two weeks ago, releasing mineral-laced waste in a deadly torrent, are at heightened risk from a range of illnesses, according to an epidemiologist.

Brazil's Bolsonaro in semi-intensive care after abdominal surgery

S - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was in semi-intensive care in hospital Monday following abdominal surgery and was set to be stay in the hospital at least another week, his office said.

Brazilian indigenous community threatened in aftermath of dam burst

Citrolandia - In her 88 years, Antonia Alves has seen much hardship as a member of Brazil's indigenous community, whose people have often been driven from their ancestral lands over conflicts with farmers and loggers.

Brazil dam disaster: mourning and dead fish along river of mud

Brumadinho - Five days after a dam collapse at a Brazilian mine, residents were mourning Wednesday the nearly 360 people killed and missing -- as well the river they live alongside, which is dying from spreading toxic, muddy waste.

Brazil dam collapse toll rises to 84, mining firm's output to be hit

Brumadinho - The death toll from the collapse of a Brazilian dam rose to 84 on Tuesday as mining giant Vale announced that moves to dismantle similar structures would hit production.

Brazil's Bolsonaro admitted to hospital for surgery

S - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro was in hospital in Sao Paulo on Sunday for surgery to remove a colostomy bag put in after he was attacked by a man with a knife during his election campaign.

Gay Brazilian lawmaker leaves job, country over death threats

Bras - Brazil's only openly gay lawmaker announced Thursday he would not serve his third term and had fled the country because of mounting death threats since the election of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

Brazil's Bolsonaro taking a risk on Venezuela: analysts

S - By siding with the United States in recognizing Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president and dismissing Nicolas Maduro as an illegitimate "dictator," Brazilian far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro is making a risky bet, analysts and former diplomats say...

Macri heads to Brazil to forge ties with Bolsonaro

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Mauricio Macri will hold talks with his new Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday likely to center on consolidating trade ties between South America's two biggest economies, officials said.

Lima Group states meet over Venezuela measures

- Foreign ministers from Latin America and Canada were meeting in the Peruvian capital Friday on ways to step up pressure on Venezuela's socialist regime to coincide with the second-term inauguration of President Nicolas Maduro next week.

Brazil to move embassy to Jerusalem: Bolsonaro

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has confirmed he will move his country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and said the main nation objecting to that is Iran, not Arab countries.

Bolsonaro strips agency of right to decide native land in Brazil

Bras - Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has stripped an agency of the responsibility to demarcate indigenous lands in a move that has unsettled native rights groups and even some farm businesses that will benefit.

Brazil's Bolsonaro follows through on gun, 'anti-Marxist' vows

Bras - On the eve of taking office as Brazil's new president on Tuesday, Jair Bolsonaro is making clear he intends to implement the far-right agenda he promised during his election campaign.

Anti-missile defenses protect Bolsonaro investiture

Bras - Anti-missile defenses and warplanes are set to be activated Tuesday as part of a security shield protecting the investiture of Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro.

Bolsonaro's moment of truth arrives for Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil is about to experience its moment of truth with its new president, Jair Bolsonaro, who takes power on Tuesday as an untested leader vowing a crackdown on crime and corruption and ideological opposition to the left.
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