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Huge fire ravages 600 homes in Brazil's Amazon

Manaus - A huge fire blazed through 600 wooden homes built on stilts next to a river in Brazil's Amazon region overnight, decimating a poor area of the city of Manaus but causing no deaths, authorities said Tuesday.

'We've been forgotten': Brazil's Zika generation

Rio De Janeiro - When doctors told her that the six-month-old fetus she was carrying had severe brain damage caused by the Zika virus, Thamires Ferreira da Silva tried to commit suicide by jumping in front of a bus in Rio de Janeiro.

Boeing, Embraer forge on with tie-up after Brazil suspension reversed

S - US planemaker Boeing and Brazil's Embraer said Monday they have approved the terms of a partnership to create a joint venture now worth $5.26 billion -- more than when they first announced it in July.

Famed Brazilian medium accused of sex abuse surrenders

S - Famed Brazilian "spiritual healer" Joao de Deus, accused of sexually abusing hundreds of women under the pretext of treating them, surrendered to authorities on Sunday, Brazilian media reported.

Brazil releases photos in bid to catch, extradite Italian

Bras - Brazilian federal police, now cooperating with a longtime Italian demand, on Sunday released a photo montage of Cesare Battisti, an Italian sought by Rome for four murders attributed to a far-left group in the 1970s.

Arrest ordered of Brazil 'healer' accused of sex abuse

S - Brazilian prosecutors have ordered the arrest of a famous "spiritual healer," Joao Teixeira de Faria, who stands accused by hundreds of women of sexual abuse under the pretext of treating them, officials told AFP on Friday.

Brazil launches first of five French-tech attack subs

Itagua - Brazil on Friday launched with military pomp the first of five navy attack submarines it is building under a $7.6-billion technology-sharing deal struck with France.

Ghosn family removes items from jailed auto exec's Rio apartment

Rio De Janeiro - Family members of Carlos Ghosn, the auto executive jailed in Japan on financial misconduct allegations, have entered an apartment he used in Rio de Janeiro and removed items, according to Nissan.

Brazil orders arrest of ex-leftist militant wanted in Italy

Bras - A judge in Brazil on Thursday ordered the arrest of an Italian wanted in his country for four murders attributed to a far-left group in the 1970s.

Brazil's Bolsonaro under scrutiny over suspect payments

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro and his family faced growing scrutiny Thursday as a government financial crimes unit questioned transactions to and from his son's former aide totaling $300,000.

Brazil keeps eye on Amazon deforestation with satellites

S - The vast Amazon forest may be hard to penetrate, posing a problem for authorities trying to stop illegal logging -- but there are still eyes in the sky keeping track of the destruction.

Brazil 'healer' denies avalanche of sex abuse accusations

Abadiania - A famous Brazilian "spiritual healer" who has been accused of sexual abuse by hundreds of women who sought treatment from him told followers Wednesday he was innocent.

Gunman kills four in Brazil cathedral, commits suicide

S - A gunman opened fire Tuesday in a cathedral in the southeastern Brazilian city of Campinas near Sao Paulo, killing four worshippers before committing suicide as police shot at him, officials said.

More than 200 women accuse Brazil 'spiritual healer' of sex abuse

Rio De Janeiro - More than 200 women have come forward in Brazil to accuse an internationally celebrated self-proclaimed spiritual healer of sexually abusing them, according to media reports and police complaints received Tuesday.

Amazon suffering 'epidemic' of illegal gold mines

Rio De Janeiro - Illegal gold mining in the Amazon has reached "epidemic" proportions in recent years, causing damage to pristine forest and waterways, a conservation group said Monday as it released an unprecedented new map of the activities.

Bolsonaro vows to govern 'with no distinction' to race, sex, religion

Bras - Brazil's incoming far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, criticized by detractors for his many homophobic, racist and misogynist remarks, vowed Monday to govern "without distinction of social origin, race, sex, age or religion.

Brazil court overturns suspension of Boeing-Embraer tie-up

S - An appeals court in Brazil on Monday overturned an order blocking a proposed $4.75 billion tie-up between US aerospace giant Boeing and the civilian business of Brazilian plane-maker Embraer.

Legal fight in Brazil over Nissan apartment used by Carlos Ghosn

Rio De Janeiro - Japanese automaker Nissan is fighting a Brazil court order that allows the family of jailed former chairman Carlos Ghosn access to a luxury Rio de Janeiro apartment, saying it fears evidence could be destroyed.

Curitiba: Brazil's once model city, now frozen in the past

Curitiba - There was a time when Curitiba, a city in southern Brazil of 1.7 million inhabitants, was a model town heralding a future of durable development and urbanism.But that was 20 years ago.

Women accuse famous Brazil spiritual 'healer' of sex abuse

Rio De Janeiro - Several women have come forward in Brazil to accuse an internationally known self-proclaimed spiritual healer of sexually abusing them under pretext of trying to "cure" them of depression or other problems.

Brazil denies Total license to drill near Amazon mouth

Bras - Brazil's environmental regulator on Friday denied French oil giant Total a license to drill for crude in five blocks near the mouth of the Amazon river.

Twelve killed in foiled Brazil bank assaults

Rio De Janeiro - Twelve people -- including five hostages -- were killed in northeast Brazil on Friday after police foiled a gang of armed robbers staging simultaneous pre-dawn assaults on two banks in the town of Milagres, officials said.

Brazil doctors poised for more uterus transplants

S - Doctors in Brazil who brought about the first-ever birth with a uterus transplant from a dead donor say they have two more women waiting to undergo the same procedure."All the patients that were part of this initial group have already been selected.

Odebrecht boss says worst is over after vast corruption scandal

S - The reputation of Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction giant, has become linked with corruption after it admitted to paying hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes in a dozen countries to secure public works contracts.

Brazil court suspends Boeing-Embraer tie-up

S - A Brazilian federal court on Thursday suspended a proposed $4.75 billion tie-up between US aerospace giant Boeing and the civilian business of Brazilian plane-maker Embraer pending the government of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro taking office.

Brazil researchers crunched as science spending collapses

Rio De Janeiro - In her Rio de Janeiro lab, biologist Michelle Klautau paid for the $1,400 photo machine, two air conditioning units, most of the chairs and even the paint and tiles from her own pocket.

Brazil investigates Glencore, Vitol, Trafigura for alleged bribery

Bras - Brazil has opened an investigation into commodity trading groups Glencore, Vitol and Trafigura over alleged bribery of employees at state-run oil company Petrobras, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Number of poor in Brazil grows by two million

Bras - The number of people living in poverty in Brazil grew by two million last year in the wake of the country's worst recession on record, according to the government statistics bureau.The figure, going from 52.8 million poor in 2016 to 54.

First baby born via uterus transplanted from dead donor

Paris - In a medical first, a mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby, researchers reported Wednesday.

First baby born via uterus transplanted from dead donor

Paris - In a medical first, a mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby, researchers reported Wednesday.
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