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1 month ago

Brazil protests show low street support for impeachment push

Turnout at protests across Brazil against President Jair Bolsonaro have been far smaller than rallies the president called earlier this week, underscoring that pressure from the streets remains insufficient to drive efforts seeking his impeachment
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3 months ago

Court OK's probe of Brazil's Bolsonaro, who faces protests

President’s response to allegations of potential corruption to be investigated.
3 months ago
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Brazil to redeploy troops to Amazon to fight deforestation

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree to dispatch soldiers to the Amazon in a bid to curb surging deforestation, just two months after withdrawing troops from the region
4 months ago
4 months ago

As Brazil tops 500,000 deaths, protests against president

Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in a score of cities.
4 months ago
4 months ago

Bolsonaro fined for flouting mask order at motorcycle rally

He led a throng of motorcyclist supporters through the streets of Sao Paulo.
4 months ago
5 months ago

Drone footage shows devastating flooding in Brazil

WASH OUT: Drone footage captures floods from rising Amazon rivers devastating small towns in Brazil.
5 months ago
Drone footage shows devastating flooding in Brazil
5 months ago

Deadly police shootout prompts claims of abuse in Brazil

A bloody, hourslong gunbattle in a Rio de Janeiro slum is echoing into a new day, with authorities saying the police mission killed two dozen criminals, while residents and activists claim human rights abuses
5 months ago
7 months ago

Brazil officials warn clash looms between Indigenous, miners

Prospectors armed with rifles and handguns have intruded into Indigenous lands.
7 months ago
7 months ago

Brazil wonders about whereabouts of vaccine mascot

Rumors and conspiracy theories swirled this week regarding Zé Gotinha.
7 months ago
8 months ago

With Carnival scrapped, Rio’s Sambadrome hosts vaccinations

In a normal year, Rio’s Sambadrome would be preparing for its great moment.
8 months ago
9 months ago

Thousands take to streets protesting Brazil's Bolsonaro

Thousands marched a second day, calling for impeachment of President Bolsonaro.
9 months ago
10 months ago

Rio de Janeiro police arrest outgoing Mayor Marcelo Crivella

Rio de Janeiro state police have arrested outgoing Mayor Marcelo Crivella in connection with an alleged kickbacks scheme
10 months ago
Rio de Janeiro police arrest evangelical Mayor Crivella
10 months ago

Swift backlash for Brazil students targeting misinformation

Two 22-year-old law students targeted Brazilian websites for “hate speech."
10 months ago
10 months ago

Massed Brazilian bank robbers attack another city, kill 1

It comes just one day after criminals struck another mid-sized city.
10 months ago
Massed Brazilian bank robbers attack another city, kill 1
1 year ago

Dozens of bandits seize Brazilian city, loot bank

Dozens of criminals armed with assault rifles have invaded a city in southern Brazil, taking control of the streets as they attacked a local bank
1 year ago
'Well-prepared' robbers seize Brazilian city, loot bank
1 year ago

Black man killed by security guards is buried in Brazil

A Black man died while being beaten by supermarket security guards.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Flying broomsticks sweep through Brazil traffic

Two men coasted down streets in Sao Paolo on a pair of broomsticks, each one attached to a motorized wheel.
1 year ago
Flying broomsticks sweep through Brazil traffic
1 year ago

Brazil President's senator son charged with crimes

Prosecutors in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state have indicted a son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, for allegedly commanding a criminal organization and laundering money when Sen. Flávio Bolsonaro was a state lawmaker between 2007 and 2018
1 year ago
Brazil President's senator son charged with crimes
1 year ago

Brazil cops hunt alleged crime boss after release rescinded

He was freed from prison on a judge’s order that was revoked a few hours later.
1 year ago
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Brazil's Bolsonaro baffles evangelicals with top court pick

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday nominated a judge with a record of flexible rulings to the country’s Supreme Court, frustrating evangelical members of his conservative base who had been promised one of their own for the opening
1 year ago
1 year ago

Bolsonaro to world: Brazil is victim of environmental smear

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has told the United Nations’ virtual meeting of global leaders that his country is being wrongly portrayed as an environmental villain, and defended his administration’s record protecting the Amazon rainforest
1 year ago
1 year ago

Quarantine-weary Brazilians head to beaches despite warnings

Rio de Janeiro's Ipanema beach is closed, but authorities seldom enforce it.
1 year ago
1 year ago

2,000 Brazilians flee homes after water pipe ruptures

Water diversion project pipe ruptured, damaging a dam and flooding a power plant
1 year ago
1 year ago

Brazil virus payout cuts extreme poverty to least in decades

Report says Brazil’s extreme poverty plunged due to a monthly federal handout.
1 year ago
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Indigenous leader Raoni recovers from illness in Brazil

Raoni Metuktire is a leader in the fight for preservation of the rainforest.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Number of fires more than doubles in Brazil's Pantanal

Brazilian President Bolsonaro called to clear land to drive economic development
1 year ago
1 year ago

Brazilian President Bolsonaro ordered to wear face covering or pay fine

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro -- like President Donald Trump -- has often refused to wear a face covering during the coronavirus pandemic.
1 year ago
Brazilian President Bolsonaro ordered to wear face mask or pay fine
1 year ago

Death and denial in Brazil’s Amazon capital

Manaus is one the cities in Brazil hardest hit by the new coronavirus
1 year ago
Death and denial in Brazil’s Amazon capital
2 years ago

Brazil's leader hasn’t fired coronavirus messenger ... yet

The public spat between president and health minister has echoes of the U.S.
2 years ago
Brazil's leader hasn’t fired coronavirus messenger ... yet
2 years ago

Brazil lacks coronavirus tests, other equipment, report says

Brazilian health officials grappling with the coronavirus outbreak have issued a stark warning about a lack of hospital beds, masks, testing devices and trained staff across Latin America’s largest nation
2 years ago
Brazil lacks coronavirus tests, other equipment, report says
2 years ago

In Brazil, fear of spreading police protests during Carnival

A violent police strike in northeastern Brazil has shed light on dissatisfaction among cops elsewhere in the country, with some forces threatening to protest as rowdy Carnival celebrations start
2 years ago
In Brazil, fears that violent police strike could spread
2 years ago

Tiny indigenous land highlights Brazil's environmental woes

Members of the Guarani Mbya tribe, living in the smallest demarcated indigenous land of Brazil, have mourned hundreds of felled trees beside their village for days
2 years ago
2 years ago

Rio residents try to bring green to a concrete jungle

People are starting projects to create a greener version of an urban landscape.
2 years ago
Rio residents try to bring green to a concrete jungle
2 years ago

India, Brazil agree to boost ties in IT, biofuel and mining

India and Brazil have agreed to boost trade and investment across a range of fields such as defense, mining, biofuel, cybersecurity, food, the environment and health
2 years ago
India, Brazil agree to boost ties in IT, biofuel and mining
2 years ago

Rio party launching countdown to Carnival ends in disorder

Tear gas, tossed bottles and clashes between police and Rio revelers.
2 years ago
Rio party launching countdown to Carnival ends in disorder
2 years ago

Brazil police bust 'macabre' dog-fighting ring in Sao Paulo

Brazilian authorities say dozens were arrested in the country's biggest city.
2 years ago
2 years ago

Brazil's Bolsonaro calls activist Greta Thunberg a "brat"

The name-calling came after she spoke about slayings of indigenous Brazilians.
2 years ago
Brazil's president calls activist Greta Thunberg a 'brat'
2 years ago

9 die in stampede as Brazilian police clash with party crowd

Brazilian cops officers pursuing suspects clashed with people at a street party.
2 years ago
2 years ago

Group urges international court to probe Brazil’s president

Brazilian lawyers, ex-ministers claim he incites genocide of indigenous people.
2 years ago
2 years ago

Record attendance at women’s soccer game in Brazil

Brazilian women’s soccer set an attendance record on Saturday with more than 28,000 fans at the Arena Corinthians to watch the second leg of the Sao Paulo state championship final
2 years ago
2 years ago

Amazon shootout with Brazil police leaves 17 dead

Security officials say police in Brazil's Amazonas state have shot and killed 17 members of a group of suspected (drug?) traffickers
2 years ago
2 years ago

Brazil court overrules Rio mayor on gay kiss book ban

Mayor sought to have a book fair remove a comic book showing two men kissing.
2 years ago
2 years ago

Battling Brazil's fires with mats and water tanks: Reporter's Notebook

Matt Gutman of ABC News sees how the federal firefighters in Brazil are tackling the Amazon fires.
2 years ago
Battling Brazil's fires with mats and water tanks: Reporter's Notebook
2 years ago

G-7 pledges funds to fight Amazon fires

The far-right populist leader initially dismissed the hundreds of blazes.
2 years ago
Brazil's Bolsonaro causes global outrage over Amazon fires
2 years ago

Inside the fires as the Amazon continues to burn

ABC News’ Matt Gutman reports on the ground in Brazil where a record 80,000 fires this year are devouring vast swaths of forest.
2 years ago
Inside the fires as Amazon burns
2 years ago

Brazilians rally to support big corruption investigation

They support the justice minister, who's facing allegations of abuse of power.
2 years ago
2 years ago

Brazil's air force deployed tankers to drop water on the Amazon as it burns

Villagers in the area are helping to stop the fire by dousing hotspots with buckets.
2 years ago
Brazil's air force deployed tankers to drop water on the Amazon as it burns
2 years ago

Brazilian president responds to the 'lungs of the world' crisis

Jair Bolsonaro faces international condemnation for "not taking the fires seriously enough" as the scale of the fires reach what would cover half of the United States.
2 years ago
Brazilian president responds to the 'lungs of the world' crisis
2 years ago

Record wildfires rage in Amazon rain forest

Over 9,500 fires have broken out since last week in forests that produce 20% of the world's oxygen.
2 years ago
Record wildfires rage in Amazon rain forest
2 years ago

Killings by police divide Brazilian city weary of crime

Groups are raising alarms about the record levels of deaths at police hands.
2 years ago
Killings by police divide Brazilian city weary of crime