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Norway blocks 30 mn-euro deforestation subsidy to Brazil

Oslo - Norway said Thursday it would halt Amazon protection subsidies worth 30 million euros ($33 million) to Brazil, which it accused of turning its back on the fight against deforestation.

Argentine frontrunner says Bolsonaro 'misogynist, racist'

Buenos Aires - Argentina's leftist presidential frontrunner, Alberto Fernandez, on Tuesday branded Brazil leader Jair Bolsonaro as "misogynist, racist and violent" in the latest shots of a diplomatic spat between the two South American powers.

Ex-Brazil porn star kicked out of Bolsonaro's far-right party

Bras - Ex-Brazilian porn star turned lawmaker Alexandre Frota was kicked out of President Jair Bolsonaro's ultraconservative party on Tuesday after publicly criticising the leader.

Brazil tribal women protest Bolsonaro's 'genocidal policies'

Bras - Thousands of tribal women decorated with feathers and body paint marched on Brazil's capital Tuesday denouncing the "genocidal policies" of President Jair Bolsonaro, who faces growing criticism over destruction of the Amazon.

Brazil's Bolsonaro warns of Argentina exodus after Macri defeat

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday warned of a possible exodus from Argentina after the country's center-right leader Mauricio Macri suffered a major defeat in weekend party primaries.

Germany cuts funding to Brazil to preserve the Amazon rainforest

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday said his country has “no need” for German aid aimed at helping protect the Amazon rainforest after Berlin said it would suspend funding because of surging deforestation.

'No need' for German Amazon subsidy: Brazil's Bolsonaro

Bras - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday said his country has "no need" for German aid aimed at helping protect the Amazonian forest, after Berlin said it would suspend some payments because of surging deforestation.

Brazil ex-billionaire Batista out of jail: officials

Rio De Janeiro - Once one of the world's richest men, Brazilian entrepreneur Eike Batista was out of jail Sunday after having been detained for violating terms of his house arrest, prison officials said."He went out Saturday night," a prisons spokesperson told AFP.

Brazilian judge orders release of ex-billionaire Batista

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian judge ordered the release of ex-billionaire Eike Batista late Saturday after he was detained for violating the terms of his house arrest, local media reported.

Poop less for a cleaner planet, says Brazil's president

Bras - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Friday that people "poop every other day" as a way to save the environment, after he came under fire for a surge in deforestation of the Amazon since he came to power.

Bolsonaro says Washington has approved son's ambassador nomination

Bras - Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday the United States has approved the nomination of his son Eduardo as ambassador to Washington.

Brazil prosecutors ask judge to close Neymar rape case

S - Prosecutors in Brazil said Thursday they agree with a police finding that there is not enough evidence to prove rape allegations against Neymar and have asked a judge to close the case.

Brazil ex-billionaire re-arrested in corruption probe

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian ex-billionaire Eike Batista, who has been under house arrest pending an appeal of a 30-year jail sentence, was arrested again on Thursday as part of a sprawling corruption probe, officials said.

Brazil government slams 'sensationalist' deforestation data

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's environment minister said on Tuesday data showing surging deforestation in the Amazon was "sensationalist," as the government faces scrutiny over destruction of the rainforest seen as vital to combating climate change.

Brazil's Supreme Court suspends Lula's transfer to Sao Paulo jail

S - Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the transfer of jailed leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to a regular prison in Sao Paulo, hours after a judge gave the green light for his move.

Brazilian Amazon deforestation surges, embattled institute says

S - Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon increased 278 percent year-over-year in July, according to official data released Tuesday by a government institute embroiled in a row with President Jair Bolsonaro over the scale of the problem.

Brazil inmate found dead after foiled escape disguised as daughter

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian drug trafficker, who had attempted to escape from prison disguised as his teenage daughter, was found dead in his cell on Tuesday, officials said.

Gun control won't prevent deadly shootings: Brazil's Bolsonaro

Bras - President Jair Bolsonaro argued Sunday for his signature policy of relaxing gun control measures, saying they will not stop mass shootings such as those that left 29 dead in the US over the weekend.

Bolsonaro vows to fight 'illegal deforestation' in Brazil

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro vowed Saturday to combat "illegal deforestation," a day after the head of the agency that measures deforestation said he was being sacked after a row over the scale of the problem in the Amazon rainforest.

French diplomat downplays Bolsonaro's 'capillary emergency'

Paris - France's top diplomat played down on Sunday a last-minute refusal by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to meet him during a recent visit, when he angered the South American leader by meeting with NGOs which have been critical of Brazil's new governmen...

Brazil research chief says sacked over Bolsonaro deforestation spat

Bras - The head of Brazil's National Institute for Space Research said on Friday he would be sacked following a row with President Jair Bolsonaro over deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.

Brazil's space research chief says sacked over Bolsonaro deforestation spat

Bras - The head of Brazil's National Institute for Space Research said Friday he was going to be sacked following a row with President Jair Bolsonaro over deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.

Bolsonaro appoints military men to investigate dictatorship abuses

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday appointed two members of the armed forces to a commission investigating deaths and disappearances during the brutal 1964-81 military dictatorship.

Brazil, Paraguay scrap controversial energy deal

Asunci - Brazil and Paraguay on Thursday formally canceled a controversial energy agreement -- signed in May but only revealed last week -- after it threatened to upend the government of Paraguayan President Mario Abdo.

US boosts Brazil status as military ally

Washington - President Donald Trump on Wednesday boosted Brazil's status as a US military ally, easing the path for the Latin American giant to buy more sophisticated weaponry.

Brazil tribal chief's body to be exhumed for autopsy: official

Rio De Janeiro - The body of a tribal chief allegedly murdered deep inside the Amazon in northern Brazil will be exhumed for an autopsy, officials said Wednesday, following international outcry over his death.

Brazil's central bank cuts interest rates to record low

Bras - Brazil's central bank slashed interest rates to a record low on Wednesday in response to the worsening outlook for Latin America's biggest economy.The bank cut its main rate to six percent from the previous historic low of 6.

Rights groups defend journalist Greenwald after threats in Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Dozens of rights groups threw their support behind American journalist Glenn Greenwald Wednesday, after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro branded him a "militant" and suggested he could do jail time.

Brush off: Brazil leader snubs French minister for haircut

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's decision to get a haircut instead of meeting the French foreign minister this week caused "genuine irritation," a report said Wednesday.

Brazil inmates 'suffocated' during transfer after jail riot

Rio De Janeiro - Four inmates involved in one of Brazil's deadliest prison riots suffocated while being transferred to another jail, officials said Wednesday, taking to 62 the number killed over two days.
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