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Brazil descendents of escaped slaves tested for coronavirus

Jul 30 2020

REGISTRO, Brazil Escaped slaves in Brazil seeking to live freely often set up communities called quilombos where their former owners could not find them.

One year after Vale dam break, pain runs deep in Brazil mine disaster town

Jan 25 2020

BRUMADINHO, Brazil Exactly one year ago a tailings dam in the Brazilian town of Brumadinho collapsed, killing more than 250 people in one of the world's worst mining disasters.

Oil spill clean-up on Brazilian beaches making volunteers sick

Oct 25 2019

RECIFE, Brazil/BRASILIA Volunteers flocking to the Brazilian shore to clean up the mysterious oil polluting more than 100 northeastern beaches are getting ill from collecting the toxic sludge without the proper equipment, health authorities said on Friday.

Years after nun's murder, church activists face threats in lawless Amazon

Sep 13 2019

ANAPU, Brazil Fourteen years ago, on a dirt road near a remote settlement in northern Brazil, a gunman paid by local cattle ranchers executed a U.S. nun who had spent much of her life fighting to save the Amazon rainforest and advocating for the rural poor. | Video

Years after nun's murder, church activists face threats in lawless Amazon

Sep 12 2019

ANAPU, Brazil, Sept 12 Fourteen years ago, on a dirt road near a remote settlement in northern Brazil, a gunman paid by local cattle ranchers executed a U.S. nun who had spent much of her life fighting to save the Amazon rainforest and advocating for the rural poor.

Brazil agents raid illegal miners in Amazon as environmental enforcement ratchets up

Aug 31 2019

ALTAMIRA, Brazil Federal agents in Brazil exchanged gunfire with illegal miners in the Amazon state of Para on Friday, according to Reuters witnesses, in a dramatic example of how Brazil has stepped up environmental enforcement in the wake of rainforest fires.

Brazil police recommend no charges for Neymar in rape case

Jul 30 2019

SAO PAULO Brazilian police said on Tuesday they had recommended no rape charges against soccer star Neymar, after a woman he met online said he flew her to Paris and assaulted her in a hotel there.

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.

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