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Brazil police target leader of Bolsonaro's party in political scandal

Rio De Janeiro - Federal police in Brazil on Tuesday raided the home of the head of President Jair Bolsonaro's far-right party as part of a probe into a campaign financing scandal.

Venezuela rejects Brazil accusations over beach oil spills

Caracas - Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA on Thursday denied accusations by Brazil that it was responsible for a massive oil spill that has polluted beaches on its northeastern Atlantic coast.

Minister says oil on Brazil beaches 'probably' Venezuelan

Rio De Janeiro - Large blots of oil that have turned up on more than 130 Brazilian beaches are "very probably" of Venezuelan origin, Brazil's environment minister said on Wednesday.

Brazil highways drive Amazon development — and destruction

Ruropolis - Trucker Erik Fransuer spends months at a time driving back and forth on highways that cut through the Amazon in northern Brazil, delivering soy or corn to river ports.

Bacteria-infected Brazilian mosquitoes pack a punch in dengue fight

Rio De Janeiro - Dengue-resistant mosquitoes breed in a Rio de Janeiro laboratory, producing offspring infected with bacteria packing a punch in the fight against the deadly virus, which is exploding across Brazil this year.

Brazil artists fear LGBT shows doomed under Bolsonaro

Rio De Janeiro - After a state-run theater in Brazil suddenly dropped his LGBT-themed stage show "Gritos," Artur Ribeiro began to worry it was curtains for his company under President Jair Bolsonaro.

Australia PM lashes climate critics in UN speech

New York - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison used his UN speech on Wednesday to slam critics of his country's climate record and to suggest Swedish teen Greta Thunberg was being exploited by others for ulterior motives.

Brazil tribal chief Raoni rejects Bolsonaro's criticism

Bras - Brazilian tribal chief Raoni on Wednesday hit back at President Jair Bolsonaro's criticism of him at the United Nations, saying the far-right leader should leave "before something serious happens.

Race against time to finish Brazil's particle accelerator

Brazilian scientists are racing against time to finish building a particle accelerator the size of the Maracana football stadium before government funds run out or it is superseded by rival technology.

'Media is lying' about Amazon devastation, says Brazil's Bolsonaro

New York - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday it was a lie that the Amazon was being devastated by fire and accused countries critical of him of having a "colonialist spirit.

Brazil arrests 63, levies $8.7 million in fines over fires

Bras - Brazil's defense minister said on Monday 63 people were arrested and issued fines amounting to $8.7 million after the military was sent to fight raging fires in the Amazon rainforest.

Brazil's Lula rejects applying for home detention: lawyers

S - Brazil's leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Monday opted to stay behind bars rather than apply for home detention, as he maintained his innocence of corruption charges, his lawyers said.

As global leaders meet, the Amazon rainforest burns

Rio De Janeiro - The fires that burned through the Amazon rainforest last month sparked international outcry and offers of help, but as world leaders meet in New York, the planet's largest rainforest remains engulfed in flames.

Brazil police recommend charges against Vale, auditor over dam burst

S - Brazilian police said Friday they have enough evidence to charge employees of mining giant Vale and its German auditor over false information used to certify the safety of a tailings dam that collapsed, killing hundreds.

Brazil judge orders Vale to compensate families over dam burst

Bras - A Brazilian state judge on Thursday ordered mining giant Vale to pay nearly $3 million to the families of three victims of a tailings dam collapse that killed hundreds of people.

Brazil's Bolsonaro leaves hospital after 4th operation

S - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro left hospital Monday eight days after another operation on his stomach following his stabbing at an campaign rally last year.

Tribal leaders in Brazil call for legalization of wildcat mining

Members of an indigenous tribe in the Amazon in northern Brazil on Friday called for wildcat miners to be allowed to prospect for gold on their land, saying it was a source of income.

At least 11 dead in Rio hospital blaze

Rio De Janeiro - At least 11 people, many of them elderly, were killed when a fire swept through a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as staff and desperate visitors battled to rescue patients from smoke-filled wards.

Brazil's President Bolsonaro no longer needs nasal feeding tube

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro had a feeding tube removed from his nose on Friday, doctors said, five days after another operation on his stomach, where he was stabbed during a campaign rally last year.

At least 10 dead in Rio hospital blaze

Rio De Janeiro - A fire erupted in a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, leaving at least 10 people dead and forcing medical staff and desperate relatives to rescue patients from the smoke-filled wards.

At least 10 dead in Rio hospital blaze

Rio De Janeiro - At least 10 people have died in a fire in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, the fire service in the Brazilian city said, with preliminary reports suggesting a short circuit in a generator could have sparked the blaze.

Bolsonaro's surgery recovery extended by four days: spokesman

S - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will need four days more than planned to recover from abdominal surgery, his spokesman said on Thursday."The president of the republic's team of doctors has decided to keep him away from the exercise of his duties...

Brazil FM says 'climatism' a bid to restrict sovereignty

Washington - Brazil's foreign minister charged Wednesday that international efforts to fight climate change amounted to a plot to destroy national sovereignty as his country faces intense criticism over Amazon fires.

Post-op, Brazil's Bolsonaro says ready for work

S - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said he would return to work Tuesday following lengthy abdominal surgery at the weekend.

Battle over Marvel comic gay kiss is defused by Brazil court

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's Supreme Court on Sunday made it illegal to ban any LGBT publication, after a lower court allowed conservative mayor to confiscate comic books at the Rio Book Fair containing content he considered "inappropriate" for minors.

Rio mayor yanks comic book showing kiss between male superheroes

Rio De Janeiro - A comic book showing a kiss between two male superheroes sold out rapidly at Rio de Janeiro's book fair Friday after the city's evangelical mayor demanded it be withdrawn.

Bolsonaro accuses UN rights chief of meddling, praises Pinochet

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro taunted UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet Wednesday over her father's death under 1970s Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, sparking a new international row after she raised concerns over a spike in killings by police.

Brazil president will make video call to Amazon summit

S - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro will participate by video in a regional summit on fires that have devastated the Amazon, his spokesman said Tuesday, after previously stating he would skip it altogether.

Rio-Paris crash relatives finger Airbus in new report

Paris - Relatives of victims of the 2009 Rio-Paris air crash have provided evidence they say supports their claim that Airbus knew of problems with an onboard instrument five years earlier, it emerged Sunday.

Brazil president to undergo surgery for fourth time

S - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro will undergo surgery to correct an incisional hernia, his fourth operation since he was stabbed nearly a year ago during his presidential campaign, his office said Sunday.
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Santa Catarina  a state in southern Brazil.
Santa Catarina, a state in southern Brazil.
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A firework is set off during an anti-World Cup protest near Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, 2014
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Protesters in Rio de Janeiro over oil royalties.
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An intricate wooden dam is at the heart of the Enawene Nawe's Yãkwa ritual. © Survival
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Awá man from Juriti survey the forest which is being illegally destroyed by settlers, Awa, Brazil.
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The beach in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro-- where it all started.
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This no man's land between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay allows for Iranian terrorists to cross borders undetected
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Adult female southern house mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus Say, feeding. Photograph by James Newman, University of Florida.
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File photo: Afro-Brazilian woman and her child.
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Members of the vanquished Brazilian team hold the shirt of injured star Neymar prior to the kick off of the semifinal match at Minnerao Stadium, Belo Horizonte.
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Two autographed t-shirts from Confederations Cup players Brazil and Spain are to be gifted to Nelson Mandela.
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Germany's Tony Kroos who scored a brace against Brazil celebrates with teammates Khedira and Klose.
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Farms on the Amazon floodplain in Brazil
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Brazil's Amazon rainforest and deforestation.
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