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Brazil education freeze spurs biggest protests yet against Bolsonaro government

May 15 2019

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in cities across Brazil on Wednesday to rally against education spending freezes in the biggest demonstrations yet against President Jair Bolsonaro, who called marchers "useful idiots and imbeciles."

Brazil city burying eight victims of school attack

Mar 14 2019

SUZANO, Brazil Stunned family members on Thursday prepared to bury the eight victims of a school shooting in Brazil, along with the two attackers who carried out the violence, and grappled to understand why the bloodshed took place.

Condemnation of Venezuela's Maduro grows after troops block aid

Feb 24 2019

PACARAIMA, Brazil International condemnation of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro grew on Sunday after he deployed troops to block foreign aid convoys, with Brazil branding it criminal and urging allies to join a "liberation effort" of the South American nation.

U.S. military joins Brazil army exercises in Amazon

Nov 08 2017

TABATINGA, Brazil U.S. military personnel are taking part this week in the largest international army operation ever held deep in the Amazon jungle of northern Brazil, in a sign of closer U.S.-Brazil defense ties.

Brazilian doctors use fish skin to treat burn victims

May 25 2017

FORTALEZA, Brazil Researchers in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for severe burns using the skin of tilapia fish, an unorthodox procedure they say can ease the pain of victims and cut medical costs.

Brazil's Espirito Santo state says reaches deal to end police strike

Feb 10 2017

VITORIA, Brazil Authorities in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo on Friday said they had reached a deal to end a week-long police strike that has sparked violent anarchy and left more than 120 people dead.

Over 100 dead in Brazil as police strike spurs anarchy

Feb 09 2017

VITORIA, Brazil More than 100 people have been reported killed during a six-day strike by police in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, as hundreds of troops patrolled streets attempting to keep order with schools and businesses closed and public transport frozen.

Brazil scientists seek to unravel mystery of Zika twins

May 06 2016

SAO PAULO Scientists struggling to unravel the mysteries of a Zika epidemic in Brazil hope they can learn from cases of women giving birth to twins in which only one child is afflicted by the microcephaly birth defect associated with the virus. | Video

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