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Leonardo Benassatto

Lula leaves prison, firing up Brazil's left and right

Nov 08 2019

BRASILIA/CURITIBA, Brazil Brazil's leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva left prison on Friday after a judge ordered his release, startling financial markets and reigniting both ends of the political spectrum with calls for demonstrations in coming days.

WIDER IMAGE-Fighting fire with fire, Amazon 'forest guardians' stalk illegal loggers

Sep 20 2019

ARARIBOIA INDIGENOUS TERRITORY, Brazil, Sept 20 (Reuters) - N ear midnight, a group of six Guajajara tribesmen with their faces painted for battle listen to the rumble of heavy trucks about 19 miles (30 km) from their village in the Amazon rainforest.

As fires ravage the Amazon, indigenous tribes pray for protection

Sep 02 2019

FEIJO, Brazil As thousands of fires ravage the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest, some indigenous tribes are turning to prayer in a bid to halt the destruction and protect their environment for future generations. | Video

Brazil says open to aid for Amazon fires, but will decide how it's used

Aug 28 2019

BRASILIA/PORTO VELHO, Brazil Brazil said on Tuesday it was ready to accept foreign aid to help fight fires in the Amazon but only if it could determine how it was spent, in an apparent attempt to smooth over a public spat between the Brazilian and French presidents. | Video

Prosecutors to drop rape charges against Neymar

Aug 09 2019

SAO PAULO Brazilian prosecutors are dropping a rape case against soccer star Neymar, they said on Thursday, likely bringing an end to the most serious of charges against the Paris St Germain striker. | Video

Armed men steal $40 million of gold, metals from Brazil airport

Jul 26 2019

SAO PAULO Armed men stole $40 million of gold and other precious metals on Thursday from a Sao Paulo cargo terminal at South America's busiest airport, taking two hostages, police said. | Video

Brazil soccer star Neymar denies alleged rape in Paris

Jun 02 2019

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil soccer star Neymar has denied an accusation of rape, outlined in a police report seen by Reuters, in which an unnamed woman alleges that the sports star drunkenly assaulted her at an up-market hotel in the French capital.

Anger mounts at Vale in Brazil town at risk for new dam burst

May 24 2019

BARAO DE COCAIS, Brazil It was bad enough for Paulo de Morais when he was expelled in early February from the house where he lived for 22 years, in the shadow of a mining dam at risk of collapse.

UPDATE 5-Gunmen kill eight, including five children, in rampage in Brazilian city

Mar 13 2019

SUZANO, Brazil, March 13 Two gunmen wearing face masks entered a Brazilian school on Wednesday and shot and killed at least five teenagers who were on their snack breaks, as well as two school officials, before fatally turning their guns on themselves, police said.

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