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New Brazil government backs former outlaw indigenous farmers

Feb 07 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's new right-wing government is backing an indigenous tribe that was fined under the previous administration for commercial farming practices banned on tribal land, saying they are an example to be followed as it pushes to open reservations to agriculture.

Hundreds missing after Vale dam burst at Brazil mine, seven bodies found

Jan 26 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian rescuers were searching for some 200 missing people after a tailings dam burst on Friday at an iron ore mine owned by Vale SA, the second major dam disaster involving the company in just over three years. | Video

Brazil prosecutor warns Bolsonaro government on indigenous land rights

Jan 23 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's top prosecutor on Wednesday called for right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's government to respect the land rights of 900,000 indigenous citizens, which have been threatened by a wave of land invasions since he took office.

Brazil to privatize more airports, railways for grains

Jan 21 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's government will announce the privatization of southern airports, including Curitiba, in the second quarter of this year, according to Adalberto Vasconcelos, head of the PPI government program tasked with luring private investment in the country's infrastructure.

Brazil to privatise more airports, railways for grains

Jan 21 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's government will announce the privatisation of southern airports, including Curitiba, in the second quarter of this year, according to Adalberto Vasconcelos, head of the PPI government programme tasked with luring private investment in the country's infrastructure.

UPDATE 1-Brazil to privatize more airports, railways for grains

Jan 21 2019

BRASILIA, Jan 21 Brazil's government will announce the privatization of southern airports, including Curitiba, in the second quarter of this year, according to Adalberto Vasconcelos, head of the PPI government program tasked with luring private investment in the country's infrastructure.

Brazil shifting to self-monitoring of food, meat plants: minister

Jan 18 2019

BRASÍLIA Brazil is moving toward a self-monitoring system for food processors, Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said on Friday, including meatpackers still recovering from an inspection scandal that hurt trade with key markets.

Brazil agriculture minister wants to open indigenous land to commercial farming

Jan 18 2019

BRASILIA Brazil should open indigenous land to commercial farming, Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said on Friday, while also seeking to soften many of President Jair Bolsonaro's controversial stances on native people and the environment.

Brazil general with mining link takes over indigenous agency

Jan 17 2019

BRASILIA A retired Army officer who last year advised a Canadian company seeking to mine gold in the Amazon returned to the head of Brazil's indigenous rights agency on Thursday, vowing to improve the lives of the country's native peoples.

Brazil, Argentina step up pressure on Venezuela's Maduro

Jan 16 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and Argentina's President Mauricio Macri said after their first meeting on Wednesday that they agreed on opposing Venezuela's authoritarian government, with Macri calling Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro a "dictator."

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