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Lisandra Paraguassu

Exclusive: Brazil likely to vote with U.S. against Cuba at U.N. over embargo

Nov 06 2019

BRASILIA Brazil is expected to vote for the first time against an annual U.N. resolution on Thursday condemning the U.S. economic embargo on communist-run Cuba, two people in the Brazilian government told Reuters.

Brazil unveils reform package to tackle huge fiscal deficit

Nov 05 2019

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's government unveiled a bundle of wide-ranging reforms on Tuesday, aimed at cutting spending and reducing the size of the state to drive down its chronic fiscal deficit.

Left's win in Argentina strains Brazil ties, deepens regional divide

Oct 28 2019

BRASILIA The election of leftist Alberto Fernandez in Argentina, who Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has called a "red bandit," sets the stage for a run-in between South America's two biggest economies that could derail their Mercosur trade bloc.

Left's win in Argentina strains Brazil ties, deepens regional divide

Oct 28 2019

BRASILIA The election of leftist Alberto Fernandez in Argentina, who Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has called a "red bandit," sets the stage for a run-in between South America's two biggest economies that could derail their Mercosur trade bloc.

Brazil's Bolsonaro fires land rights chief at urging of farm official: sources

Sep 30 2019

BRASILIA Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has fired the head of the agency responsible for rural land rights at the urging of an official backed by the country's powerful agriculture lobby, two sources told Reuters on Monday.

Hundreds killed in Brazil's Amazon over land, resources in past decade: HRW report

Sep 17 2019

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO A Human Rights Watch report on Tuesday found that more than 300 people have been killed over the past decade in conflicts over the use of land and resources in the Amazon, many by organized criminal networks profiting from illegal deforestation.

Brazil Supreme Court chief says money laundering unit overreached

Sep 13 2019

BRASILIA A Brazilian government agency monitoring money laundering, at the heart of the recent fight against corruption, has repeatedly overreached by acting without judicial approval, the head of the country's Supreme Court told Reuters.

Brazil to hire short-term environmental enforcers following Amazon fires

Sep 06 2019

BRASILIA Brazil doesn't have the funding to hire more permanent environmental enforcement agents in the wake of surging Amazon fires but will contract local environmental police on a short-term basis, Environment Minister Ricardo Salles told Reuters on Friday.

Brazil's Bolsonaro to undergo surgery next week, his third after stabbing attack

Sep 01 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, who was stabbed in the abdomen at a campaign rally a year ago, will undergo surgery next week, his third surgical procedure since the attack although doctors say this one carries only a minor risk.

Brazil looks to neighbors for Amazon support, defends record

Aug 29 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday he would meet with other South American countries to set common policy for defending the Amazon rain forest, while his foreign minister told Reuters the nation should be seen as an environmental hero.

World News

At embattled Hong Kong university, a dramatic escape

Dozens of Hong Kong protesters staged a dramatic escape from a university campus sealed off by police on Monday by shimmying down plastic hosing from a bridge and fleeing on waiting motorbikes as the police fired projectiles.