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Protecting Amazon A Tough Task, Says Brazil’s Environment

Brazil Environment Minister Marina Silva speaking to AFP from her office in Brasilia Sergio Lima Text size Brazil’s environment minister Marina Silva knows she has her work cut out to protect the Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest that is shared among nine countries. “It will be difficult,” Silva acknowledged in an interview with AFP on […]

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Dani Alves: Former Barcelona and Brazil defender investigated

Former Barcelona and Brazil defender Dani Alves is under investigation over an allegation that he sexually assaulted a woman in a nightclub in Spain last month, Catalonia’s Supreme Court said on Tuesday. Alves denies any wrongdoing. The court in Barcelona said in a statement it had opened proceedings “for an alleged crime of sexual assault […]

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Finance

White House under pressure to expel Jair Bolsonaro after Brazil

Joe Biden condemned violent protests in Brazil as the White House faced calls from Congress to expel Jair Bolsonaro, the Latin American country’s former president, from the US, where he has been staying since leaving office. “Canada, Mexico, and the United States condemn the January 8 attacks on Brazil’s democracy and on the peaceful transfer […]

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Bolsonaro rioters block Sao Paulo traffic in Brazil election

Jair Bolsonaro supporters have blockaded one of the most important in the city of Sao Paulo amid clashes that saw hundreds of rioters arrested after the Brazilian army was forced to move in to control the crowds. It comes after the presidential palace and supreme court building were ransacked by the pro-Bolsonaro demonstrator who launched […]

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Brazil police clear Congress buildings of pro-Bolsonaro rioters

Police regained control of most of Brazil’s main government complex on Sunday evening after thousands of supporters of rightwing former president Jair Bolsonaro stormed the Congress, supreme court and presidential palace. Social media footage earlier showed crowds vandalising the interiors of the three institutions in Brasília in scenes reminiscent of the US Capitol invasion two […]

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Brazil to play lead role on climate change policy -environment

Brazil will not shy away from playing a leading role in addressing climate change and the impending emergency the world is facing, new environment minister Marina Silva said on Wednesday. Silva announced the creation of an extraordinary secretary to end deforestation and plans to set up a climate authority within the administration of President Lula […]

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Norway announces it will once again back ‘globally significant’

With Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s return to the Brazilian Presidential office, the fund to save the Amazon Forest once again has strong backing. Norway, a major donor to the Amazon Fund on Monday announced the revival of the initiative for backing the protection of the forest often referred to as the Earth’s lungs. Announcing […]

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Norway says fund to reduce Amazon deforestation in Brazil back in

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows deforestation near a forest on the border between Amazonia and Cerrado in Nova Xavantina, Mato Grosso state, Brazil July 28, 2021. Picture taken July 28, 2021 with a drone. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli/ BRASILIA (Reuters) – Norway, the major donor to the Amazon (NASDAQ:) Fund, said the initiative for […]

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New York Times: Brazilian authorities intend to revive fraud case

CNN  —  Law enforcement officials in Brazil will likely reinstate fraud charges against US Rep.-elect George Santos as the New York Republican officially assumes his role in the US House Tuesday under a cloud of suspicion over his dubious resume, the New York Times reported Monday. According to the Times, prosecutors said they will seek […]

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King Felipe kicks off 2023 by attending Lula’s inauguration in Brazil

King Felipe of Spain resumed royal duties after the festive period by making a quick visit to Brazil for the inauguration of President Lula da Silva on Sunday. The monarch was accompanied by by his Minister of Foreign Affairs during the visit. After landing at Brasilia Air Base, the King was met by Brazilian officials before […]