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Brazil’s governors are defying President Jair Bolsonaro over his call to reopen schools and businesses
A senior Brazilian official who attended weekend events with President Donald Trump in Florida has tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the first time that someone known to have the virus was in close proximity to the president. Trump does not plan to be tested or go into self-quarantine, the White House said.
President Donald Trump is refusing to commit to continue holding off on hitting Brazil with tariffs on imports of its aluminum and steel
The number of Brazilians missing in the wake of deadly landslides on the coast of Sao Paulo state has risen to 43, authorities said Thursday.
A report by a Brazilian government agency says the rate of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is at its highest in more than a decade.
Destruction of the forests can be swift. Regrowth is much, much slower. But around the world, people are putting shovels to ground to help it happen. In a corner of the Peruvian Amazon, where illegal gold mining has scarred forests and poisoned ground, scientists work to change wasteland back to wilderness.
A fire raced through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, forcing staff to wheel patients into the streets on beds or in wheelchairs and killing at least 11 people, many of them elderly.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Low-cost fashion retailer H&M said Friday it is suspending leather purchases from Brazil to make sure it is not supporting cattle farming that may be contributing to the fires in the Amazon rainforest. The move by the Stockholm-based company follows a similar decision by the maker of Vans and Timberland shoes. Some international investors are also trying to put pressure on the Brazilian government, which has been seen as too lax in its approach to protecting the rainforest.
Fire is a way of life in the Amazon, highlighting strain between protecting and developing the rainforest
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday that his son and the country’s foreign minister are in the United States to discuss possible U.S. aid amid devastating fires in the Amazon region.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro says Brazil will only accept international aid for Amazon if Macron apologizes.
The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged $20 million to help Amazon countries fight fires, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said rich countries were treating the region like a “colony.”
Brazilian troops deploy in the Amazon to help fight fires that have swept parts of the region.
Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the massive blazes.
INPE, as the institute is known, recorded an 84% increase in fires in Brazil between 2018 and 2019, with well over half taking place in the Amazon rainforest. It was the highest level since records began 7 years ago. Speaking to reporters in Brasilia on Wednesday, the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said that NGOs could be behind the fires, in an attempt to discredit him and to draw attention to the cuts in their funding. He offered no evidence for his claim.
Brandishing a fake gun, a man on Tuesday took dozens of hostages on a bus in Brazil and threatened to set the vehicle on fire with gasoline before police shot him dead in a four-hour standoff broadcast live on television.
French prosecutors want Air France to stand trial for manslaughter in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard, a judicial official said Wednesday.
Before the Copa America began, Brazil’s new soccer boss said coach Tite will stay on the job until the 2022 World Cup no matter what happens in the tournament. But two of his players didn’t sound convinced that their coach’s future is secure. Defender Marquinhos and midfielder Casemiro gave Tite votes of confidence, telling reporters the coach has the squad’s support to march on after Sunday’s final against Peru.
The Copa America has been mired in problems including empty seats, poor pitches, long lines for fans to pick up tickets and issues with video review technology. But organizers of the tournament brushed off that criticism ahead of Sunday’s final between Brazil and Peru, insisting that the overall picture is positive.
Brazil’s home is Maracana Stadium. Brazil is going home on Sunday for the first time in six years. The Maracana will stage the Copa America final, where Brazil will play for a 10th title against defending champion Chile or underdog Peru.