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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.

Fires not the only threat facing Amazon

- Raging wildfires have drawn the world's attention to the Amazon but immolation is just one of the dangers facing the world's largest rain forest, environmental experts across the region say.The Amazon, covering 5.5 million square kilometers (2.

Brazil's Bolsonaro to stop using France's Bic pens amid spat

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he will stop using disposable pens made by France's Bic to sign official documents, while a diplomatic spat continues over fires in the Amazon basin.

Brazilian minister meets Trump, says on 'same page' over Amazon fires

Washington - Brazil and the United States believe the international community should have no say in confronting fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo said Friday after meeting President Donald Trump.

Brazil's Bolsonaro fuels spat with Europe, fires soar

Ariquemes - President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday that Europe has "nothing to teach" Brazil about preserving the environment, as the country aligns itself with the United States over fires raging in the Amazon rainforest.

Bolsonaro's son heads to Washington to thank Trump for Amazon support

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's son and hopeful ambassador to the United States is set to travel to Washington Friday to thank Donald Trump for his support during the crisis surrounding the fires in the Amazon rainforest.

Brazil avoids recession with second quarter growth: official

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil dodged a recession after its economy grew in the second quarter, official data showed Thursday, as the country struggles to recover from a devastating crisis more than two years ago.

Brazil's burning ban takes effect as Amazon fires rage

Porto Velho - A 60-day ban on burning in Brazil took effect Thursday after a global outcry over fires raging in the Amazon and data showing hundreds of new blazes in the rainforest.

Brazil bans burning for two months to defuse Amazon crisis

Porto Velho - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree Wednesday to ban burning throughout the country for two months, government sources cited in local media said, as the authorities scramble to defuse the Amazon fires which have triggered a global outcry....

Brazil's Bolsonaro fuels spat with Macron over Amazon fires

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday repeated a demand for French leader Emmanuel Macron to withdraw recent remarks, as he accused France and Germany of "buying" the Latin American country's sovereignty with Amazon fire aid.

Amazon fires a 'tipping point': forestry group chief

Kitakata - The fires tearing through the Amazon represent a "tipping point" for the health of the rainforest, the head of a top global forestry management body said Wednesday, urging the world to do more to save the trees.

Morales thanks G7 for 'tiny' Amazon aid

La Paz - Bolivia's leftist President Evo Morales gave a half-hearted welcome Tuesday to a G7 pledge of $20 million to fight the Amazon wildfires, describing it as "tiny.

Macron and Bolsonaro: political polar opposites

Paris - Relations between French President Emmanuel Macron and his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro which have been fraught from the start sunk to new lows after Bolsonaro's jibe about Macron's wife, analysts say.

Brazil rejects G7 money — accuses Macron of 'colonialism'

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday that the country would turn down the money that was pledged at the G7 summit in France on Monday to help in fighting the Amazon rainforest fires.

Brazil's Bolsonaro open to foreign aid to fight Amazon fires

Porto Velho - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is willing to accept foreign aid for fighting fires devastating the Amazon rainforest, but only if the country controls the funds, his spokesman said Tuesday.

New fires rage in Amazon as Brazil military planes battle flames

Porto Velho - Hundreds of new fires have flared up in the Amazon in Brazil, data showed Monday, even as military aircraft dumped water over hard-hit areas and G7 nations pledged to help combat the blazes.
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