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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
1 month ago
In Brazil, fears that violent police strike could spread

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 months 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 months ago
Rio residents try to bring green to a concrete jungle

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

Rio party launching countdown to Carnival ends in disorder

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

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

Brazilian authorities say dozens were arrested in the country's biggest city.
4 months ago

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

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

9 die in stampede as Brazilian police clash with party crowd

Brazilian cops officers pursuing suspects clashed with people at a street party.
4 months ago

Group urges international court to probe Brazil’s president

Brazilian lawyers, ex-ministers claim he incites genocide of indigenous people.
4 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Battling Brazil's fires with mats and water tanks: Reporter's Notebook

G-7 pledges funds to fight Amazon fires

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

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.
7 months ago
Inside the fires as Amazon burns

Brazilians rally to support big corruption investigation

They support the justice minister, who's facing allegations of abuse of power.
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Brazil's air force deployed tankers to drop water on the Amazon as it burns

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.
7 months ago
Brazilian president responds to the 'lungs of the world' crisis

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.
7 months ago
Record wildfires rage in Amazon rain forest

Killings by police divide Brazilian city weary of crime

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

Brazilian police kill man who held bus passengers hostage

The man is threatening to set the vehicle on fire.
7 months ago
Armed man holding 37 people on bus hostage in Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian president wants criminals to 'die in the street like cockroaches'

Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, said criminals should “die in the streets like cockroaches” as part of his proposed legislation to increase police powers.
8 months ago
Brazilian president wants criminals to 'die in the street like cockroaches'

Brazil mourns musician Joao Gilberto, father of Bossa Nova

Joao Gilberto, one of the pioneers of Bossa Nova, the Brazilian musical genre characterized by a subtle mix of Samba and Jazz, died in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.
9 months ago
Brazil mourns musician Joao Gilberto, father of Bossa Nova

Brazil mourns Joao Gilberto, father of Bossa Nova

Joao Gilberto, one of the pioneers of Bossa Nova, the Brazilian musical genre characterized by a subtle mix of Samba and Jazz, died in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.
9 months ago
Brazil mourns Joao Gilberto, father of Bossa Nova

Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dies at 88

His death was confirmed by his children.
9 months ago

Brazil's Moro questions authenticity of leaked messages

Leaked messages appear to show him as a judge improperly advising prosecutors.
10 months ago

Brazil transgender soccer team fights prejudice

The Bigtboys transgender men's soccer team is counting on Brazil's love of the sport to help fight prejudice amid a growing conservative tide
10 months ago

Brazil authorities transfer inmates after rioting kills 55

Brazilian security officials say they will transfer several inmates blamed.
10 months ago

Brazilian officials say 42 inmates found dead at 3 prisons

Inmates have been found dead at three prisons in the state of Amazonas.
10 months ago

Supporters of Brazilian president hit the streets

A week after protesters demonstrated against the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro, his supporters rallied in favor of the country's president.
10 months ago
Supporters of Brazilian president hit the streets

11 people killed in reported gun attack at bar in Brazil

Brazilian news media say a gang of gunmen roared up to a bar in Belem city.
10 months ago

Brazil's Bolsonaro to appoint Moro to Supreme Court

Brazilian president says he'll nominate Sergio Moro to Supreme Court.
1 year ago

Brazilian judge gives Bolsonaro 5 days to clarify gun decree

A Brazilian supreme court judge said Friday President Jair Bolsonaro and his Justice Ministry had five days to respond to accusations by the opposition that a recently passed gun decree was unconstitutional
1 year ago

Brazil to auction oil camps despite environmental warnings

The administration of far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro plans to auction seven oil fields despite contrary advice from analysts of Brazil's main environmental body
1 year ago

Brazilian president faces opposition in New York

Brazil's president may not be welcome in New York -- at least, not at one event.
1 year ago

Heavy rains cause floods, kill at least 10 in Rio de Janeiro

The fire department says two women died in a mudslide, while a third drowned.
1 year ago
Heavy rains cause flooding, 'crisis' in Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian police kill 11 suspects to stop bank robbery

The police commander said at least 25 suspected criminals were involved.
1 year ago
Brazilian police say 10 dead after bank robbery

High risk expedition to reach isolated tribe in Brazil

Authorities say the mission is needed to avoid bloodshed.
1 year ago
High risk expedition to reach isolated tribe in Brazil

Dreams to tragedy: Fire kills 10 at Brazilian soccer academy

The fire happened at the training ground of Flamengo soccer club.
1 year ago
10 people have died in fire at Brazil soccer team complex

Video shows massive wall of sludge surging toward city after dam collapse in Brazil

Video from crane shows deadly, waste-filled mudslide moving toward Brazilian city after dam collapse.
1 year ago
Video shows massive wall of sludge surging toward city after dam collapse in Brazil

60 dead, nearly 300 missing after dam collapse in Brazil

A dam collapse in Brazil has killed at least 58 people, with another 305 unaccounted for, officials say.
1 year ago
60 dead, nearly 300 missing after dam collapse

200 feared missing after dam collapse in Brazil

The dam is operated by the largest mining company in the country.
1 year ago
200 feared missing after dam collapse in Brazil

Violence rages in northeastern Brazil despite deployment

Attacks and fire-bombings sweeping Brazil's northeastern state of Ceara continue
1 year ago

Brazil's president-elect vows to loosen gun laws

Bolsonaro plans decree making it possible for citizens to possess firearms.
1 year ago

'Like a cancer': Rio militias grow, control swaths of city

Formed to combat lawlessness, militias have become one of Rio's main threats.
1 year ago
'Like a cancer': Rio militias grow, control swaths of city

Ahead of crucial election this weekend, many Brazilians worry that their country is heading toward a military dictatorship

Brazilians say the far-right candidate seems to be preparing for a dictatorship.
1 year ago
Many Brazilians worry that their country is heading toward a military dictatorship

Who is Jair Bolsonaro?

The far-right politician was elected president of Brazil on Oct. 28, 2018.
1 year ago
Who is Jair Bolsonaro?
Is Brazil democracy at risk with far-right extremist in presidential runoff? ANALYSIS

In Brazilian presidential elections, Trump-like candidate gets women's votes

Jair Bolsonaro, a candidate for the far-right Social Liberal Party is also the presidential front-runner.
1 year ago
In Brazilian presidential elections, Trump-like candidate gets women's votes

Video shows stabbing of Brazil presidential candidate at rally

Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed while being carried on the shoulders of his supporters.
2 years ago
Video shows stabbing of Brazil presidential candidate at rally