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Indigenous protesters march on Brazil Congress over land rights

Bras - Thousands of indigenous people decorated with traditional feathers and body paint converged on Brazil's capital Wednesday to defend hard-won land rights many fear could be eroded by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

Indigenous protesters march on Brazil Congress over land rights

Bras - Thousands of indigenous people decorated with traditional feathers and body paint converged on Brazil's capital Wednesday to defend hard-won land rights many fear could be eroded by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

Illegal logging in Brazil turns Amazon into a powder keg

Altamira - A rifle resting on his shoulder, Tatji Arara looks despondent as he steps over the trunks of huge trees felled by timber traffickers in the heart of Brazil's Amazon rainforest, now the scene of numerous land conflicts.

Brazil court reduces ex-president Lula's sentence

Bras - A Brazilian appeals court on Tuesday reduced leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's 12-year sentence for bribery and money laundering.

Brazil court reduces ex-president Lula's sentence

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian appeals court on Tuesday reduced leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's 12-year sentence for bribery and money laundering.

Death toll in Brazil buildings disaster hits 24

Rio De Janeiro - The death toll from the collapse of two buildings in Rio de Janeiro more than a week ago reached 24 on Monday, Brazilian officials said, a day after rescuers ended a search for survivors.

Journalism in Venezuela: it would be 'a crime' to stop

Rio De Janeiro - Journalism is becoming "very complicated" in Venezuela where power outages, patchy internet and threats of violence have made reporting increasingly difficult, says Luz Mely Reyes. But she says it would be "a crime" to stop.

Odebrecht: the scandal shaking Latin America

Montevideo - The corruption scandal involving Latin America's biggest construction company Odebrecht took a dramatic turn Wednesday with the suicide of former Peruvian president Alan Garcia, who was embroiled in the affair.

Party's over: Rio reels from deadly disasters

Rio De Janeiro - Long a party hot spot, Rio de Janeiro has not had much to celebrate after a series of deadly disasters rocked the Brazilian city, exposing the dire state of its infrastructure and official negligence.

NY museum scraps Bolsonaro event after complaints

New York - New York's Museum of Natural History announced Monday it had canceled a private function booked to take place there that would honor Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

Death toll in Brazil buildings disaster rises to 10

Rio De Janeiro - The death toll from the collapse of two apartment buildings in Rio de Janeiro has risen to 10, Brazilian officials said Monday, as rescuers search the rubble for 14 people still missing.

Two dead after apartment buildings collapse in rain-soaked Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - At least two people were killed when adjacent apartment buildings collapsed in an impoverished neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro on Friday, Brazilian officials said, days after torrential rain wreaked havoc in the city.

Two killed as buildings collapse in rain-soaked Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - At least two people were killed in Brazil on Friday when two buildings collapsed in a hillside neighborhood near Rio de Janeiro, a region hard hit by heavy rain and flash floods, firefighters said.

Museum 'considering options' after discovering Bolsonaro date

New York - New York's Museum of Natural History said it was "considering its options" after discovering a private function booked to take place there would honor Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

Brazil's Bolsonaro expands left-wing social welfare program

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro announced Thursday an expansion of a social welfare program that was created by his jailed left-wing foe Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

No Uber, no problem: Brazil app drives into Sao Paulo's no-go zones

S - When Alvimar da Silva realized Uber did not reach some of the more dangerous, far-flung areas of Brazil's biggest city Sao Paulo, he saw an opportunity: if the popular ride-sharing service did not go there, he would.

Angry mourners demand 'justice' over Brazil military shooting

Rio De Janeiro - Anguish mixed with anger at the funeral Wednesday of a Brazilian musician shot dead by soldiers in Rio de Janeiro, with mourners blaming far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and the military.

Brazil flooding unleashes caimans in Rio neighborhood

Rio De Janeiro - Residents of a hillside Rio de Janeiro favela risk finding hungry caimans at their front door after the city was hit hard by heavy flooding caused by torrential rain.

Indigenous groups warn of 'apocalypse' with Brazil's Bolsonaro

Paris - The lives of native peoples in the Amazon are being threatened to a degree not seen in decades by the policies of Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, an indigenous alliance warned Wednesday.

Torrential rain in Rio de Janeiro leaves 10 dead

Rio De Janeiro - Torrential rain left at least 10 people dead in Rio de Janeiro, officials said Tuesday, as emergency workers rescued people trapped by the downpour and clean-up efforts gathered pace.

Torrential rain in Rio de Janeiro leaves seven dead

Rio De Janeiro - Torrential rain left seven people dead in Rio de Janeiro, officials said Tuesday, as emergency workers raced to rescue people trapped by the downpour and clean-up efforts got under way.

Bolsonaro sacks Brazil's controversial education minister

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday sacked his education minister, an ultraconservativewho had drawn public ire over a range of controversial proposals including a revision of school textbooks to deny the 1964 military coup.

Bolsonaro struggles in first 100 days as Brazil leader

Rio De Janeiro - Since taking power on a pledge to trash corrupt "old politics," Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's first months have been marred by chaos and blunders that have eroded support for the far-right leader and put the brakes on his reforms.

Pro-gun Bolsonaro fires up foreign hopes for Brazil defense market

Rio De Janeiro - With its high murder rate and huge armed forces, Brazil has long been in the cross-hairs of foreign weapons makers. Now they have a powerful champion: pro-gun President Jair Bolsonaro.

Beretta pistol stolen at Brazil defense industry expo

Rio De Janeiro - A Beretta pistol was stolen from a display at a major defense industry exhibition in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday shortly before Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourao and various senior politicians arrived at the venue.

Brazil president visits Western Wall with Netanyahu in first

Jerusalem - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited the Western Wall alongside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, becoming the first head of state to do so with an Israeli premier.

Brazil president visits Western Wall with Netanyahu in first

Jerusalem - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited the Western Wall alongside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, becoming the first head of state to do so with an Israeli premier.

Thousands in Brazil protest military coup anniversary

Rio De Janeiro - Several thousand protesters chanting "dictatorship never again" took to the streets of Brazil´s biggest cities Sunday on the 55th anniversary of the coup that established more than two decades of military rule.

Brazil's Bolsonaro announces Jerusalem office in pre-vote visit to Israel

Jerusalem - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he began a visit to Israel on Sunday and announced a new Jerusalem trade office, but his pledge to move the embassy was on hold.

Brazil's Bolsonaro arrives in Israel for pre-vote visit

Jerusalem - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro arrived in Israel on Sunday just ahead of the country's polls in which his ally Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a tough re-election fight.
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Bishop Erwin Kräutler (centre) marches against the Belo Monte dam. ©Prelazia do Xingu
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Rainy drive through rain forest in Paraná state, Brazil.
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