Brazil

Country Brazil
Capital Brasília
Continent South America
Currency Real(BRL)
Languages Portuguese

Rio de Janeiro

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Following more than three centuries under Portuguese rule, Brazil gained its independence in 1822, maintaining a monarchical system of government until the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the subsequent proclamation of a republic by the military in 1889. Brazilian coffee exporters politically dominated the country until populist leader Getulio VARGAS rose to power in 1930. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil underwent more than half a century of populist and military government until 1985, when the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader, one of the first in the area to begin an economic recovery. Highly unequal income distribution and crime remain pressing problems. In January 2010, Brazil assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2010-11 term.

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Brazil leader criticizes agency over deforestation report - CityNews VancouverBrazil leader criticizes agency over deforestation report  CityNews Vancouver

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro again criticized a state agency that monitors the Amazon, saying Sunday that its latest report on ...



‘The Antithesis of Bolsonaro’: A Gay Couple Roils Brazil’s Far Right - The New York Times
  1. ‘The Antithesis of Bolsonaro’: A Gay Couple Roils Brazil’s Far Right  The New York Times
  2. Amazon deforestation: Brazil's Bolsonaro dismisses data as 'lies'  BBC News
  3. Bolsonaro denies severe hunger problem in Brazil despite millions being malnourished  The Independent
  4. Bolsonaro Threatens Brazil’s Central Film Fund with Censorship or Closure  Variety
  5. Brazil's Bolsonaro says government must cut another 2.5 billion reais  Reuters
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In Secret Chats, Brazil's Chief Corruption Prosecutor Worried That Bolsonaro's Justice Minister Would Protect Bolsonaro's Senator-Son Flávio From Scandals - The InterceptIn Secret Chats, Brazil's Chief Corruption Prosecutor Worried That Bolsonaro's Justice Minister Would Protect Bolsonaro's Senator-Son Flávio From Scandals  The Intercept

Federal prosecutors privately agreed there is “no doubt” that President Bolsonaro's son engaged in corruption while he was a state representative, but thus far, ...



Ministry of cities RIP: the sad story of Brazil's great urban experiment - The GuardianMinistry of cities RIP: the sad story of Brazil's great urban experiment  The Guardian

Inside Maria Cleudimar da Silva's flat, gospel music plays softly on the stereo, family photos and religious posters decorate the walls, and a wicker rocking chair ...



Brazil Considered Good Payer Again by Country Risk Rating - The Rio TimesBrazil Considered Good Payer Again by Country Risk Rating  The Rio Times

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the first round of Social Welfare reform approved by the Chamber of Deputies and the expectation that the text will pass the ...



Two more Iranian ships may be stranded in Brazil as sanctions bite - ReutersTwo more Iranian ships may be stranded in Brazil as sanctions bite  Reuters

Two more Iranian bulk carriers that came to Brazil carrying urea and were expected to return home with corn could be left without enough fuel, as Brazilian state ...



Brazil’s first Afro Brazilian lawmaker says she’s a rebuke to the country’s history - PRIBrazil’s first Afro Brazilian lawmaker says she’s a rebuke to the country’s history  PRI

A few months ago, on the floor of the Legislative Assembly of São Paulo, State Deputy Douglas Garcias said if he found a transgender person in the same ...



Brazil: Rio governor brands rise in police killings as 'normal' - Al Jazeera EnglishBrazil: Rio governor brands rise in police killings as 'normal'  Al Jazeera English

Surge in police killings in Rio de Janeiro state a consequence of 'confronting terrorists', Wilson Witzel says.



Brazil soybeans lose protein, China sales at risk - The Business TimesBrazil soybeans lose protein, China sales at risk  The Business Times

THE BUSINESS TIMES Energy & Commodities - THE protein *content* in Brazilian soybeans fell for the first time in four harvests in 2018, according to preliminary ...



Roku Plans to Expand to Brazil, Other Countries (EXCLUSIVE) - VarietyRoku Plans to Expand to Brazil, Other Countries (EXCLUSIVE)  Variety

The company is currently hiring staffers to strike local *content* contracts ahead of a launch in the country.



Exclusive: Brazil soybeans lose protein, China sales at risk - ReutersExclusive: Brazil soybeans lose protein, China sales at risk  Reuters

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The protein *content* in Brazilian soybeans fell for the first time in four harvests in 2018, according to preliminary government data, ...



Woman pushes priest accused of homophobia off a stage in Brazil - indy100Woman pushes priest accused of homophobia off a stage in Brazil  indy100

Earlier this week, dramatic footage emerged from Brazil where a priest was violently pushed off of a stage during a sermon that was being live-streamed on the ...



Brazil dam: How German firm approved Brazil dam before it burst - BBC NewsBrazil dam: How German firm approved Brazil dam before it burst  BBC News

Six months after nearly 300 people died, new evidence emerges suggesting it could have been prevented.



Sexual Connotation in Brazil's New Tourism Slogan Causes Controversy - Folha de S.PauloSexual Connotation in Brazil's New Tourism Slogan Causes Controversy  Folha de S.Paulo

Embatur recently launched a new logo with the slogan, "Brazil. Visit and love us"



Brazilian mining company to pay out £86m for disaster that killed almost 300 people - The GuardianBrazilian mining company to pay out £86m for disaster that killed almost 300 people  The Guardian

Vale also agreed to pay £150000 to close relatives of those killed when a dam collapsed at its iron ore mine in Brumadinho.



Santos beat Botafogo to go joint top in Brazil - Eurosport.comSantos beat Botafogo to go joint top in Brazil  Eurosport.com

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 21 (Reuters) - Marinho's stunning 25-metre strike gave Santos a 1-0 win away at Botafogo on Sunday and took his side into joint top spot ...



Largest Military Aircraft Made in Brazil in Final Testing Stage - The Rio TimesLargest Military Aircraft Made in Brazil in Final Testing Stage  The Rio Times

The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) is in the final stages of testing the Embraer KC-390, the largest military aircraft ever developed and produced in Brazil.



Brazil Police Shut Down Factory Making Fake Luxury Cars - TIMEBrazil Police Shut Down Factory Making Fake Luxury Cars  TIME

A father and son were selling the fake luxury cars on social media for $45000 to $60000, a fraction of the cost of the real thing.



Brazil's Deflategate - Jacobin magazineBrazil's Deflategate  Jacobin magazine

Lula is Tom Brady during Deflategate. Judge Moro is the NFL and the odious Roger Goodell. Please let us explain and don't unsubscribe from this fine ...



From Anitta to IZA, Why YouTube Is Brazil's Biggest Starmaker - BillboardFrom Anitta to IZA, Why YouTube Is Brazil's Biggest Starmaker  Billboard

In South America's biggest country, YouTube is king -- and a dependable starmaker for executives and artists alike.



Could Brazil's new ambassador to the US be a Bolsonaro? - Deutsche WelleCould Brazil's new ambassador to the US be a Bolsonaro?  Deutsche Welle

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro intends to nominate his son Eduardo for the country's most important diplomatic post: ambassador to the US.



US sanctions leave four Iranian cargo ships stranded without fuel in Brazil - The NationalUS sanctions leave four Iranian cargo ships stranded without fuel in Brazil  The National

Two more Iranian bulk carriers that came to Brazil carrying urea and were expected to return home with corn could be left stranded as Brazilian state oil firm ...



Iran grain ships stuck in Brazil without fuel due to U.S. sanctions - ReutersIran grain ships stuck in Brazil without fuel due to U.S. sanctions  Reuters

Two Iranian vessels have been stranded for weeks at Brazilian ports, unable to head back to Iran due to lack of fuel, which state-run oil firm Petrobras refuses to ...



For Wall Street, Brazil Is Back, Baby! - ForbesFor Wall Street, Brazil Is Back, Baby!  Forbes

The Christ the Redeemer statue stands on top of Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro. The economy is still in very slow recovery mode, but investors are ...



Brazilian police arrest father and son in raid on fake Lamborghini and Ferrari factory - CNNBrazilian police arrest father and son in raid on fake Lamborghini and Ferrari factory  CNN

Police in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina have raided a clandestine factory manufacturing bootleg luxury vehicles.



Brazil Mining Giant Vale to Pay $107 Million to Compensate Workers for Dam Disaster - The New York TimesBrazil Mining Giant Vale to Pay $107 Million to Compensate Workers for Dam Disaster  The New York Times

RIO DE JANEIRO — The giant Brazilian mining company Vale said on Monday it would pay 400 million reais, or about $107 million, to compensate workers ...



Money laundering? Man finds cocaine in washing powder box in Brazil shop - The GuardianMoney laundering? Man finds cocaine in washing powder box in Brazil shop  The Guardian

When São Paulo police found an estimated 50kg of cocaine paste hidden in boxes of soap powder that unwitting customers had bought in a neighbourhood ...



Sergio Moro, Brazil’s Graft-Fighting Judge, Is Tarnished by Scandal - The Wall Street JournalSergio Moro, Brazil’s Graft-Fighting Judge, Is Tarnished by Scandal  The Wall Street Journal

The credibility of Brazil's justice system and a sprawling Brazilian anti-graft investigation is at stake after leaked texts purported to show now-Justice Minister ...



Brazil deforestation soars in July, threatening EU trade deal - ReutersBrazil deforestation soars in July, threatening EU trade deal  Reuters

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest accelerated in the first half of July, outstripping the full month last year and raising red flags for a regional trade deal ...



The Man Holding Brazil Together Is Not Jair Bolsonaro - BloombergThe Man Holding Brazil Together Is Not Jair Bolsonaro  Bloomberg

Rodrigo Maia has succeeded where the president fails by patiently and painstakingly building coalitions—and power.



Filipe Luis confirms Atlético exit and plans Brazil return - AS EnglishFilipe Luis confirms Atlético exit and plans Brazil return  AS English

Filipe Luis has confirmed his departure from Atlético Madrid after eight seasons with the LaLiga club. The Brazil international delayed a decision on his club ...



Brazil's Bolsonaro says government may cut worker protections to boost job creation - KFGO NewsBrazil's Bolsonaro says government may cut worker protections to boost job creation  KFGO News

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Sunday that the government may look at making it less expensive for employers to fire workers, ...



Para Lions finish fourth at IFCPF World Cup after loss to Brazil in third-place game - The FAPara Lions finish fourth at IFCPF World Cup after loss to Brazil in third-place game  The FA

England's CP squad finished fourth at the IFCPF World Cup for the second campaign in a row, after slipping to defeat against Brazil in the third-place game.



Borowicz and Boom to Play on Team USA D2 Team on Brazil Tour This Week - KFGO NewsBorowicz and Boom to Play on Team USA D2 Team on Brazil Tour This Week  KFGO News

MOORHEAD, Minn. (MSUM Athletics) — Minnesota State University Moorhead women's basketball players Kiley Borowicz and Peyton Boom have been ...



New generation of political exiles leave Bolsonaro's Brazil 'to stay alive' - The GuardianNew generation of political exiles leave Bolsonaro's Brazil 'to stay alive'  The Guardian

Politicians, academics and writers have fled a climate of death threats and hostility reminiscent of the military dictatorship.



Brazilian rural schools suffer from lack of connectivity - ZDNetBrazilian rural schools suffer from lack of connectivity  ZDNet

Limitations around infrastructure, as well as low connection speeds and high cost of services, are hampering connectivity in rural areas in Brazil, according to a ...



Brazil’s President May Appoint Son, Friend to the Trumps, as Ambassador to U.S. - The New York TimesBrazil’s President May Appoint Son, Friend to the Trumps, as Ambassador to U.S.  The New York Times

RIO DE JANEIRO — President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil is weighing appointing his third son, Eduardo Bolsonaro, as ambassador to the United States, arguing ...



‘It’s our problem’: Brazilian drama brings Amazon rainforest battle to screen - The Guardian‘It’s our problem’: Brazilian drama brings Amazon rainforest battle to screen  The Guardian

Aruanas aims to make the environment an 'everyday topic' at a time when politics is dominated by the interests of agribusiness.



Brazil: Brazil's new performing arts chief in anti-left 'crusade' - RTL TodayBrazil: Brazil's new performing arts chief in anti-left 'crusade'  RTL Today

Creating a "cultural war machine" in Brazil's performing arts is renowned theater director Roberto Alvim's mission as he seeks to eradicate progressive ideas ...



Defying US, Brazil allows Huawei to move forward with 5G network - Aljazeera.comDefying US, Brazil allows Huawei to move forward with 5G network  Aljazeera.com

Brazil's vice president says his country will not stop the Chinese technology company from operating in its borders.



Journalist Faces Death Threats for Exposing Brazilian Judge's Far-Right Bias - TruthoutJournalist Faces Death Threats for Exposing Brazilian Judge's Far-Right Bias  Truthout

On the evening of Sunday, July 7, Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro attended the country's resounding victory over Peru in the final game of the 2019 ...



Does the Mercosur Trade Deal Mean Brazil Will Finally Open Up? - Americas QuarterlyDoes the Mercosur Trade Deal Mean Brazil Will Finally Open Up?  Americas Quarterly

For Brazil, the most promising part of Mercosur's announcement of a trade deal with the European Union is that it would give the country a path – with or without ...



jacobsen arquitetura plans the FL house as slender transparent volume in brazil - Designboomjacobsen arquitetura plans the FL house as slender transparent volume in brazil  Designboom

located in bragança paulista, brazil, the FL house by jacobsen arquitetura is built as a long, slender volume with wide and slim edges.



Brazilian archbishop attacked for leading 'leftist infiltration' of Church - Crux: Covering all things CatholicBrazilian archbishop attacked for leading 'leftist infiltration' of Church  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

An archbishop in Brazil has been accused of abetting “a leftist infiltration” of the Church in a letter to the Vatican ambassador sent by a group of professional and ...



Everton submit £35m bid to sign Brazil midfielder Reinier - Metro.co.ukEverton submit £35m bid to sign Brazil midfielder Reinier  Metro.co.uk

Everton are willing to offer £35 million to sign Flamengo midfielder Reinier, according to reports in Brazil. The 17-year-old is yet to make his senior debut for ...



Brazil: Amazon state's new law enables land thieves, critics say - Al Jazeera EnglishBrazil: Amazon state's new law enables land thieves, critics say  Al Jazeera English

Sao Paulo, Brazil - Environmental groups have warned that new legislation passed by Para state government in Brazil's Amazon stands to benefit land thieves ...



Brazil joins Australia in dragging India to WTO over sugar subsidies - Business StandardBrazil joins Australia in dragging India to WTO over sugar subsidies  Business Standard

The Brazilian government said on Thursday it had asked the World Trade Organization to establish a panel aimed at resolving its dispute over Indian sugar ...



Tech Roundup for July 18 l Stablecoins connect Brazil to the cryptocurrency market - The Brazilian ReportTech Roundup for July 18 l Stablecoins connect Brazil to the cryptocurrency market  The Brazilian Report

You're reading The Brazilian Report's weekly tech roundup, a digest of the main news concerning technology and innovation in Brazil. This week's topics: ...



Arsenal Medical Team 'Arrive in Brazil' as Everton Soares Deal Gathers Pace - 90minArsenal Medical Team 'Arrive in Brazil' as Everton Soares Deal Gathers Pace  90min

?Arsenal staff have reportedly arrived in Brazil to undergo the medical for Gremio winger Everton Soares, which will see the Brazilian join the club on a deal ...



Why the Lava Jato Leaks Are Bad News for Brazil's Opposition - Americas QuarterlyWhy the Lava Jato Leaks Are Bad News for Brazil's Opposition  Americas Quarterly

Revelations about prosecutors' bias and rule-breaking could prevent the opposition from renewing itself.



Father and son nabbed in Brazil for building fake sports cars - The StandardFather and son nabbed in Brazil for building fake sports cars  The Standard

Police in Brazil on Thursday, July 18 arrested a father and his son after a luxury sports car factory was found to be selling fake supercars.



Brazil to extend probe into Vale dam disaster into early 2020 - official - Vulcan AdvocateBrazil to extend probe into Vale dam disaster into early 2020 - official  Vulcan Advocate

Brazil's mining secretary said on Friday he expects the sector's main regulator to extend its investigation until January 2020 into the causes of the Vale SA ...



Brazil must reveal investigations into journalist Glenn Greenwald, court says - The GuardianBrazil must reveal investigations into journalist Glenn Greenwald, court says  The Guardian

Greenwald's website, the Intercept Brasil, has published material critical of Jair Bolsonaro's administration. Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro. Tue 16 Jul 2019 ...



Why Arsenal are interested in signing Brazil's Copa America star Everton and where he could fit into Unai Emery's side - Metro.co.ukWhy Arsenal are interested in signing Brazil's Copa America star Everton and where he could fit into Unai Emery's side  Metro.co.uk

No transfer rumour in the social media age is complete without a club's potential target engaging in a bit of covert Instagram activity. So when Brazilian ...



Aussie baller's Neymar encounter and Brazil skillz sojourn - FTBL AustraliaAussie baller's Neymar encounter and Brazil skillz sojourn  FTBL Australia

Fancy a week in Brazil? Playing in Neymar's own 5-a-side tournament against the world's best ballers? Page 1 of 3 | Single page. Australian street football great ...



Brazil Eases Visa Requirements for U.S. Travelers - The New York TimesBrazil Eases Visa Requirements for U.S. Travelers  The New York Times

The decree now in effect also exempts visa requirements for citizens from Canada, Japan and Australia.



Son of Brazil’s Leader Touts Burger Job in Pitch for Envoy Post - BloombergSon of Brazil’s Leader Touts Burger Job in Pitch for Envoy Post  Bloomberg

Brazilian lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of the nation's president and winner of the most votes in parliamentary elections, has lobbied for a top foreign policy ...



Brazil's fashion industry has a diversity problem - CNNBrazil's fashion industry has a diversity problem  CNN

In Brazil, 54% of citizens identify as black or multiracial. And yet black people have been all but erased from the country's mainstream fashion industry -- in front ...



Brazil mourns death of musician João Gilberto - The GuardianBrazil mourns death of musician João Gilberto  The Guardian

Brazil is mourning the death of João Gilberto, one of the country's greatest musicians and composers, a reclusive genius in a nation of extroverts whose work ...



Expanding the Soy Moratorium to Brazil's Cerrado - Science AdvancesExpanding the Soy Moratorium to Brazil's Cerrado  Science Advances

The Cerrado biome in Brazil is a tropical savanna and an important global biodiversity hot spot. Today, only a fraction of its original area remains undisturbed, ...



Brazil lower house pension reform vote hits delay as savings cut - ReutersBrazil lower house pension reform vote hits delay as savings cut  Reuters

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's lower house of Congress may not vote on a landmark pension reform bill until August, leaders said on Friday, as intense ...



Brazil is at the forefront of a new type of router attack - ZDNetBrazil is at the forefront of a new type of router attack  ZDNet

Avast: More than 180000 routers in Brazil had their DNS settings changed in Q1 2019.



Brazil’s pension reform bill set for crucial first vote - Financial TimesBrazil’s pension reform bill set for crucial first vote  Financial Times

Brazil's long-awaited pension reform bill is poised for a crucial first vote in the nation's Congress after successfully passing committee stages. A special ...



A Woman Assaulted a Brazilian Priest While He Spoke to an Audience of Thousands - PatheosA Woman Assaulted a Brazilian Priest While He Spoke to an Audience of Thousands  Patheos

***Update***: There are reports claiming the priest said, “Fat women don't get into Heaven,” which led to the incident in question. I would still condemn the ...



Brazil Judge Orders Mining Company To Pay For Damage From Dam Disaster - NPRBrazil Judge Orders Mining Company To Pay For Damage From Dam Disaster  NPR

A Brazilian judge has ordered mining giant Vale S.A. to pay for all damage caused by a ruptured dam that unleashed a torrent of mine waste and killed at least ...



Brazil's Entrepreneur Confidence Index Grows for Second Consecutive Month - The Rio TimesBrazil's Entrepreneur Confidence Index Grows for Second Consecutive Month  The Rio Times

The Industrial Entrepreneur Confidence Index (ICEI) rose 0.5 points from June to 57.4 points in July. This was the second consecutive increase in the indicator, ...



Brazilian diplomats 'disgusted' as Bolsonaro pulverizes foreign policy - The GuardianBrazilian diplomats 'disgusted' as Bolsonaro pulverizes foreign policy  The Guardian

Former ambassadors say far-right leader has cosied up to rightwing nationalists, irked China and jettisoned its position as climate crisis leader.



Jair Bolsonaro says claims of hunger in Brazil 'a big lie' - The NationalJair Bolsonaro says claims of hunger in Brazil 'a big lie'  The National

He cited the lack of rail-thin poor people in the streets as apparent proof.



Israeli embassy in Brazil mocked for censoring photo of ambassador eating lobster - CNNIsraeli embassy in Brazil mocked for censoring photo of ambassador eating lobster  CNN

The Israeli embassy in Brazil tweeted a photo of ambassador Yossi Shelley and President Jair Bolsonaro eating lunch, with what appeared to be a non-kosher ...



Copa America: Jair Bolsonaro takes center stage as Brazil seals title - CNN InternationalCopa America: Jair Bolsonaro takes center stage as Brazil seals title  CNN International

Some Presidents extend an invitation, others just crash the party.



Brazil lower house pension vote in question as session goes late - ReutersBrazil lower house pension vote in question as session goes late  Reuters

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's lower house of Congress was due to vote on Tuesday on a flagship overhaul to the pension system but by early evening the ...



Brazil’s Soybean Lead Over the U.S. Gets Boost From Amazon Ports - BloombergBrazil’s Soybean Lead Over the U.S. Gets Boost From Amazon Ports  Bloomberg

Brazil, the biggest soybean exporter, is strengthening its lead against the U.S. after trading giants spent billions of dollars on building new terminals and ...



American Tourists No Longer Need Visas To Visit Brazil- Here's Where To Celebrate - ForbesAmerican Tourists No Longer Need Visas To Visit Brazil- Here's Where To Celebrate  Forbes

American travelers, rejoice: As of June 17th, you no longer need to apply for a tourist visa to visit the largest country in South America. Home to both the vast, ...



Brazil’s New Left Has More In Common With AOC Than With Lula - ForbesBrazil’s New Left Has More In Common With AOC Than With Lula  Forbes

Brazil's progressives have more in common with like minds in San Francisco than they do with the average person in São Paulo.



Bolsonaro pick for Funai agency horrifies indigenous leaders - The GuardianBolsonaro pick for Funai agency horrifies indigenous leaders  The Guardian

Indigenous leaders and specialists working with Brazil's nearly one million tribal people have been stunned and disconcerted by the appointment of a federal ...



Brazil’s Supreme Court pushed back against an attempt to cancel participatory councils - Vox.comBrazil’s Supreme Court pushed back against an attempt to cancel participatory councils  Vox.com

On June 12, right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro faced his first defeat at the Supreme Court. The Court issued an injunction blocking part of his recent ...



Brazil: calls grow for Bolsonaro ally to quit after 'devastating' report on leaks - The GuardianBrazil: calls grow for Bolsonaro ally to quit after 'devastating' report on leaks  The Guardian

In new disclosures, conservative magazine Veja says Sergio Moro, who led Operation Car Wash, guilty of serious 'irregularities'



Brazil star Everton drops Arsenal transfer hint ahead of potential £36m move - Metro.co.ukBrazil star Everton drops Arsenal transfer hint ahead of potential £36m move  Metro.co.uk

Brazil winger Everton has fuelled speculation surrounding his potential move to Arsenal by following Gabriel Martinelli on Instagram. On Sunday, reports in ...



Brazil: huge rise in Amazon destruction under Bolsonaro, figures show - The GuardianBrazil: huge rise in Amazon destruction under Bolsonaro, figures show  The Guardian

Deforestation in Brazil's portion of the Amazon rainforest rose more than 88% in June compared with the same month a year ago, the second consecutive month ...



He’s the Rush Limbaugh of Brazil. He has Bolsonaro’s ear. And he lives in rural Virginia. - The Washington PostHe’s the Rush Limbaugh of Brazil. He has Bolsonaro’s ear. And he lives in rural Virginia.  The Washington Post

Olavo de Carvalho has been broadcasting his right-wing views back to his native country for years. Now his message is enjoying its moment.



Brazil's Bolsonaro: What has changed six months into presidency - Aljazeera.comBrazil's Bolsonaro: What has changed six months into presidency  Aljazeera.com

Despite bold promises, Jair Bolsonaro has so far done little to placate his opponents.



Brazil's Maroon State - JSTOR DailyBrazil's Maroon State  JSTOR Daily

For nearly a century, Quilombo of Palmares was an Afro-Brazilian state, populated and run by people who had freed themselves from slavery.



Police violence worsens in Brazil's poor neighbourhoods - Aljazeera.comPolice violence worsens in Brazil's poor neighbourhoods  Aljazeera.com

Despite many questionable police killings, no Rio de Janeiro police officer has yet been convicted or jailed.



Mambu wins deal with Brazil's Acesso - FinextraMambu wins deal with Brazil's Acesso  Finextra

Mambu, the leading SaaS banking engine, today announced that it has signed its first Brazilian client, Acesso, the innovative financial services company...



Are ethical investors funding the destruction of Brazilian forests? - The IndependentAre ethical investors funding the destruction of Brazilian forests?  The Independent

Ethical investors in the world's largest producer of eucalyptus pulp may think they are helping the environment, but critics say their funding is doing the opposite ...



New dinosaur species discovered in Brazil balanced on single toes - National GeographicNew dinosaur species discovered in Brazil balanced on single toes  National Geographic

An exceptional Brazilian fossil reveals a dinosaur that walked on one toe like a horse—and tore into meat with knife-like claws.



Brazil: Member of Former Royal Family Speaks Out Against Crypto Regulation - CointelegraphBrazil: Member of Former Royal Family Speaks Out Against Crypto Regulation  Cointelegraph

A federal deputy and member of the former royal family of Brazil spoke out against proposed crypto regulation in the National Congress.



Phony Fauxrrari and Shamborghini replicas seized in Brazil - Autoblog - AutoblogPhony Fauxrrari and Shamborghini replicas seized in Brazil - Autoblog  Autoblog

A shop in the state of Santa Catarina in Brazil has been raided and shut down by police after it was discovered that it was turning out shoddy Ferrari and ...



When in Brazil, Just Follow the Music - The New York TimesWhen in Brazil, Just Follow the Music  The New York Times

The capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia can be an intimidating place for travelers. But, as the 52 Places Traveler found out, when in doubt, just follow the music.



Brazil tipped to cause shock at women's 2021 Rugby League World Cup - NRL.COMBrazil tipped to cause shock at women's 2021 Rugby League World Cup  NRL.COM

Former Jillaroos assistant coach Andrew Charles believes Brazil will shock some of the other nations at the 2021 World Cup and could eventually rival Australia ...



Fake news on WhatsApp helped elect Brazil leader Jair Bolsonaro - QuartzFake news on WhatsApp helped elect Brazil leader Jair Bolsonaro  Quartz

Misuse of WhatsApp has since infiltrated elections around the world, from India to Spain. Even the US is vulnerable to this distortion in the 2020 presidential ...



Brazil fined for anti-gay chants at Copa America - ESPNBrazil fined for anti-gay chants at Copa America  ESPN

CONMEBOL has fined Brazil $15000 because of anti-gay chants during the Copa America's opening match in Sao Paulo.



Brazilian Police Discover 50 Kilos Of Cocaine In Washing Powder Boxes - LADbibleBrazilian Police Discover 50 Kilos Of Cocaine In Washing Powder Boxes  LADbible

On the surface of it, a laundry detergent box sounds like quite a good place to hide loads of cocaine. Because, you know, they're usually full of white powder.



Crypto Coffee Coin Is Coming to Brazil's Countryside Farmers - BloombergCrypto Coffee Coin Is Coming to Brazil's Countryside Farmers  Bloomberg

Coffee farmers in Brazil's countryside could be soon be using cryptocurrency for their day-to-day needs.



White Powder, Red Faces: Cocaine Cargo Aboard Brazil Presidential Plane - The New York TimesWhite Powder, Red Faces: Cocaine Cargo Aboard Brazil Presidential Plane  The New York Times

RIO DE JANEIRO — President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has vowed to pursue drug traffickers relentlessly. So he was hard-pressed to explain how a presidential ...



Brazil's Vale ordered to pay compensation for dam disaster - BBC NewsBrazil's Vale ordered to pay compensation for dam disaster  BBC News

A judge in Brazil has ordered mining giant Vale to pay compensation for all damages caused by the collapse of the Brumadinho dam in January. The collapse ...



Flavio da Silva, photographed as a boy in Brazil's favelas, on the images that outraged - Los Angeles TimesFlavio da Silva, photographed as a boy in Brazil's favelas, on the images that outraged  Los Angeles Times

Life photographer Gordon Parks shot images of a poor boy in a Rio favela in the '60s. The photos of Flavio da Silva — and the controversy they generated — are ...



Airman with Brazil's G20 delegation held over drug trafficking - The GuardianAirman with Brazil's G20 delegation held over drug trafficking  The Guardian

Spanish police have arrested a member of the air force travelling with the Brazilian president's advance party for the G20 summit in Japan after 39kg of cocaine ...



Brazil's Supreme Court Rules Against Ex-President Lula ... Again - ForbesBrazil's Supreme Court Rules Against Ex-President Lula ... Again  Forbes

A supporter of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva holds a poster that says in Portuguese “Free Lula.” Lula's lawyers are asking the Supreme Court to free him after he was ...



Investment woes highlight Brazil’s bleak outlook - Financial TimesInvestment woes highlight Brazil’s bleak outlook  Financial Times

Despite a spike in corporate optimism following the election of Jair Bolsonaro, investment in Brazil is in marked decline. “We are not going to close down shop ...