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Brazil high court confirms annulment of Lula graft convictions

Bras - Brazil's full Supreme Court upheld a ruling Thursday annulling former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's corruption convictions, clearing the way for him to run for a new presidential term next year.

Brazil high court confirms annulment of Lula graft convictions

Bras - Brazil's full Supreme Court upheld a ruling Thursday annulling former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's corruption convictions, which cleared the way for him to run for a new presidential term next year.

Brazil's Bolsonaro promises Biden to end deforestation, seeks financial help

Bras - President Jair Bolsonaro wrote a letter to his US counterpart Joe Biden pledging to end illegal deforestation in Brazil by 2030 and seeking "considerable" financial assistance to get there, officials said Thursday.

Brazil judge halts parts of Bolsonaro's decrees to relax gun laws

Bras - A judge on Brazil's Supreme Federal Court on Monday suspended parts of four decrees issued by President Jair Bolsonaro relaxing the country's gun control laws.Bolsonaro issued the decrees on February 12, and they were to go into effect Tuesday.

Huge crowds at festival as India overtakes Brazil in S. Asia virus surge

Mumbai - Hundreds of thousands of maskless devotees packed a religious festival on Monday as India overtook Brazil to become the country with the second-highest number of coronavirus infections, bearing the brunt of a new Covid wave battering South Asia.

India overtakes Brazil as second worst-hit Covid-19 country

Mumbai - India on Monday overtook Brazil as the country with the second-highest number of coronavirus infections, as it reported a new daily record of more than 168,000 cases.The vast nation of 1.

Brazil evangelicals protest Covid curbs on church services

Bras - Several hundred demonstrators marched in Brazil Sunday to protest a ruling by the Supreme Court allowing authorities to bar in-person religious services under Covid-19 restrictions.

Brazil becoming global health threat as COVID-19 cases soar

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil’s coronavirus death toll hit devastating new heights, with more than 12,000 deaths in the last three days, and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's indifference to the pandemic is being likened to a “genocidal” response by some.

Brazil raises $620 mn in huge concession auction

S - Brazil wrapped up a massive auction Friday for concessions to operate 22 airports, a rail line and five ports with a total take of $620 million and planned investments of $1.75 billion in all.

Brazil eyes record grain harvest as China demand booms

Salto - Brazil is on track to harvest record amounts of soy, corn and other grains this year, fueled by newly booming demand for commodities, particularly from China.

Brazilian Senate to probe Bolsonaro's handling of pandemic

S - The Brazilian Senate will open an inquiry into the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, as President Jair Bolsonaro continues to resist lockdown measures even with Covid-19 deaths at new records.

Brazilian pilot survives 38 days in Amazon after crash

Bras - Antonio Sena was flying a single-prop Cessna 210 over the Brazilian Amazon when the engine suddenly stopped, leaving him minutes to find a spot in the jungle to crash-land.

Brazil's Bolsonaro snubs new lockdown calls

S - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro doubled down on his opposition to lockdown measures to contain Covid-19 Wednesday, as experts warned a large-scale stay-at-home was "absolutely necessary" to slow a deadly surge of the coronavirus.

Brazil detects first case of South African variant as deaths soar

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil has recorded its first confirmed case of the highly contagious coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa, a fresh danger sign for a country already ravaged by the world’s highest daily death toll fueled by a widespread local variant.

Brazil prostitutes strike for first-line Covid shots

Belo Horizonte - Prostitutes in the city of Belo Horizonte in southeast Brazil have gone on strike for a week, demanding to be included in the group of front-line workers receiving priority coronavirus vaccines.

Brazil's daily Covid death toll surpasses 4,000

Bras - Brazil registered more than 4,000 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours for the first time Tuesday, the health ministry said, as the country reeled from a surge of infections that has made it the current epicenter of the pandemic.

Brazil's Bolsonaro names three new military chiefs

Bras - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday appointed new army, navy and air force chiefs one day after announcing their predecessors' departures, as the far-right leader weathers the biggest crisis of his administration.

Brazil military chiefs exit in new turmoil for Bolsonaro

Bras - President Jair Bolsonaro will replace all three commanders of Brazil's armed forces, his government said Tuesday, the latest upheaval in Brasilia as the far-right leader braces against mounting criticism over an explosion of Covid-19 deaths.

Brazil's Bolsonaro overhauls cabinet amid Covid surge

Bras - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro overhauled his government Monday, changing six cabinet members including the foreign, defense and justice ministers, as the far-right leader faced mounting pressure over a deadly surge of Covid-19.

Brazil foreign minister resigns amid vaccine shortage row: source

Bras - Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo offered his resignation Monday to President Jair Bolsonaro, a government source told AFP, amid a row over the top diplomat's spats with China and problems securing more Covid-19 vaccines.

Bolsonaro ordered to pay compensation to journalist

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been ordered to pay compensation to a journalist for making degrading remarks against her, according to a court document obtained by AFP on Saturday.

Brazil surpasses 100,000 new Covid cases in a day

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil surpassed 100,000 new Covid-19 cases in one day on Thursday, adding another grim record in country where the pandemic has killed more than 300,000 people, the health ministry said.With the new cases, at least 12.

Illegal mining surges on Yanomami indigenous land: report

Rio De Janeiro - Illegal mining, a leading cause of environmental destruction in the Amazon rainforest, expanded 30 percent last year on protected Yanomami indigenous lands, devastating the equivalent of 500 football pitches, a report found Thursday.

Brazil surpasses 300,000 Covid-19 deaths

Bras - Brazil's death toll in the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 300,000 Wednesday, as a deadly surge that has pushed hospitals to the brink made it the second country after the United States to pass the bleak milestone.

Brazil's 24-hour Covid deaths surpass 3,000 for first time

Bras - Brazil's daily Covid-19 death toll soared past 3,000 for the first time Tuesday as the hard-hit country struggled to contain a surge of cases that has pushed many hospitals to breaking point.

Brazil court rules judge who convicted Lula was 'biased'

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that judge Sergio Moro was "biased" in convicting ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of corruption in 2017, a new victory for the left-wing leader as he eyes a political comeback.

Confusion as Brazil faces Covid surge with two health ministers

Bras - As Brazil struggles with surging Covid-19 cases, President Jair Bolsonaro's government can't figure out who the health minister is: the one sacked last week or the still-unofficial replacement.

Brazil's Bolsonaro takes birthday swipe at Covid restrictions

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro used the occasion of his 66th birthday Sunday to renew his attacks on Covid-19 stay-at-home measures, telling supporters he would fight for their "freedom.

In Brazil, Covid increasingly hitting the young

S - Leading the morning medical meeting at an intensive care unit in Sao Paulo, Jaques Sztajnbok reviews his Covid-19 patients.Two, aged 56 and 53, are on ventilators. A third is breathing on his own, but writhing in agony. He is 26 years old.

Rio closes beaches to curb virus, Bolsonaro frets over vitamin D

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro closed its famed beaches Friday in a bid to contain a surge of Covid-19, a move criticized by anti-lockdown President Jair Bolsonaro, who said sun-deprived citizens risked a lack of vitamin D.
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