RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) – President Jair Bolsonaro has issued a series of decrees further relaxing gun control laws in Brazil, one of the far-right leader’s signature issues. The four decrees, issued late on Friday (Feb 12), increase the number
Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has suffered its worst deforestation for 12 years. An area of 11,088 km2 (2.7 million acres) – seven times the size of London – was lost in a year. The official data from Brazil’s space research agency
BRASILIA (REUTERS) – A Brazilian fashion clothes brand has removed ads for its line of shorts for men and women that used an image of Lord Ganesh, one of the most revered deities of Hinduism, in response to complaints of
BRASILIA/MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) – The presidents of Latin America’s two largest countries have held back from congratulating Mr Joe Biden for winning the US presidential election, even as other leaders of allied countries around the globe sent their best wishes.
SAO PAOLO (AFP) – Outrage erupted in Brazil Tuesday (Nov 3) over video footage of a rape trial where the defendant’s attorney verbally attacked and humiliated the alleged victim, leaving her in tears and vainly begging the judge to intervene.
BRASILIA (REUTERS) – The readiness of the Brazilian Navy has not been affected by the coronavirus outbreak, despite 8 per cent of personnel catching the virus and 549 people dying of Covid-19, its commander said on Tuesday (Oct 27). Admiral
A kid arrives to Escola Nova school as students’ drawings celebrating the return of classes are seen on the wall, after a new decision of the Justice of Rio de Janeiro allowing the return to private schools amid the the
(Adds details) By Jamie McGeever BRASILIA, Sept 10 (Reuters) – New unemployment insurance claims in Brazil fell sharply in August, figures showed on Thursday, another sign that the labor market has passed the worst of the coronavirus crisis, although the
(Adds quotes, background) By Jamie McGeever BRASILIA, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Brazil’s economy is on course to shrink by about 5% this year and grow by 4% or more next year, central bank chief Roberto Campos Neto said on Wednesday,
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s Vice President Hamilton Mourão played down the fires raging in the dry season in the Amazon on Thursday, saying it was “surreal” how they are being seen abroad as if the whole rainforest was on fire.