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August 10, 2022, 6:41 PM

Brazil police recover art masterpieces stolen in elderly con

Police in Rio de Janeiro are seeking the arrest of six people accused of involvement in stealing 16 artworks together valued at more than 700 million reais ($139 million), some of which were recovered
August 10, 2022, 6:41 PM
August 7, 2022, 3:42 PM

Problematic or perilous: Brazil's environmental choice

Brazilians go to the polls in October, and they´ll have a choice between reelecting Jair Bolsonaro, or bringing back former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
August 7, 2022, 3:42 PM
July 22, 2022, 4:24 PM

Brazil prosecutors charge suspects in murder of Amazon pair

Three individuals have been charged in the June murders, a statement read.
July 22, 2022, 4:24 PM
2 months ago

Indigenous and family mourn expert killed in the Amazon

The expert on Indigenous peoples was killed with a British journalist.
2 months ago
Indigenous and family mourn expert killed in the Amazon
2 months ago

Brazil: Raped girl, 11, gets abortion after initial refusal

The 11-year-old got a lawful abortion after a judge blocked her for weeks.
2 months ago
Brazil: Raped girl, 11, gets abortion after initial refusal
2 months ago

Brazil: police arrest 3rd suspect in Amazon shooting deaths

The British journalist and Indigenous expert went missing almost two weeks ago.
2 months ago
Brazil: police arrest 3rd suspect in Amazon deaths
2 months ago

Suspect confesses to killing missing British journalist and Indigenous expert in Brazil: Police

A search in the remote Amazon for missing British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous rights expert Bruno Araujo Pereira has now turned into a homicide investigation.
2 months ago
Suspect confesses to killing missing British journalist and Indigenous expert: Police
2 months ago

Brazil police arrest 2nd suspect for Amazon's missing pair

An Indigenous expert and a British journalist disappeared in a remote area.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Apparent human remains found where journalist, researcher went missing in Brazilian Amazon

International outcry continues over the disappearances of British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous expert Bruno Araújo Pereira.
2 months ago
Search for 2 missing in Amazon rainforest sparks concern, controversy
2 months ago

Police tortured suspect in Amazon disappearance, family says

Family of the suspect in the vanishing of a British journalist are speaking.
2 months ago
Family of suspect in Amazon disappearance: 'He is innocent'
2 months ago

Bolsonaro using medals to celebrate allies, family, himself

Brazil's president has been bountiful in decorating family and loyalists.
2 months ago
Bolsonaro using medals to celebrate allies, family, himself
3 months ago

Death toll from Brazil floods at least 91, with dozens lost

Hundreds of rescue workers were searching for 26 people unaccounted for.
3 months ago
Death toll from Brazil floods at least 91, with dozens lost
3 months ago

A doll brings pride, identity for Brazil Indigenous woman

Luakam Anambé wanted her newborn granddaughter to have a doll – something she’d never owned as a child working in slave-like conditions in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest
3 months ago
A doll brings pride, identity for Brazil Indigenous woman
3 months ago

Landslides and floods kill at least 31 in northeast Brazil

Landslides caused by heavy rains killed at least 29 people in the state of Pernambuco in northeast Brazil on Saturday
3 months ago
Landslides and floods kill at least 30 in northeast Brazil
3 months ago

Hired 'hackers' try, and fail, to invade Brazil vote system

More than 20 would-be hackers gathered in the Brazilian electoral authority’s headquarters in the capital this week
3 months ago
Hired 'hackers' try, and fail, to invade Brazil vote system
3 months ago

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he will seek audit of voting system

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says his political party will seek to audit the electronic voting system before the upcoming election amid concerns he is actively sowing distrust in its eventual results
3 months ago
4 months ago

Brazil's Bolsonaro pardons lawmaker convicted at top court

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro issued a pardon for a recently convicted ally, setting off a backlash from adversaries claiming the president is overstepping his constitutional bounds and once again undermining the Supreme Court
4 months ago
Brazil's Bolsonaro pardons lawmaker convicted at top court
4 months ago

Brazil sends help after Indigenous report illegal miners

Brazilian authorities say they are sending reinforcements to protect an Indigenous group’s territory in the Amazon that was recently invaded by illegal miners
4 months ago
Brazil sends help after Indigenous report illegal miners
5 months ago

Urban mining transforms Brazil neighborhoods into ghost town

Maceio residents evacuated to escape the looming destruction of their homes.
5 months ago
6 months ago

In Rio, even a ban can't keep revelers from Carnival streets

The pandemic has disrupted Carnival in Rio de Janeiro for a second straight year
6 months ago
6 months ago

Brazil mudslide death toll is at 117, police say 116 missing

Brazilian officials now say at least 117 people died in the deaths in the mountain city of Petropolis, and 116 more are missing
6 months ago
Brazil mudslide death toll is at 117, police say 116 missing
6 months ago

Death toll rises in Brazil following devastating flooding, landslides

Authorities say more than 100 people have died and that search and rescue teams are looking for more possible victims trapped in mud.
6 months ago
Death toll rises in Brazil following devastating flooding, landslides
7 months ago

Death toll in rockfall on Brazilian lake rises to 10

Police in Brazil say the death toll from an accident in which a slab of cliff rock toppled onto pleasure boaters on a Brazilian lake has risen to 10
7 months ago
Death toll in rockfall on Brazilian lake rises to 10
7 months ago

10 dead after cliff collapses on tourist boats in Brazil

Brazilian Navy officials and other first responders are working to help people caught in a cliff collapse at Furnas Lake.
7 months ago
10 dead after cliff collapses on tourist boats
7 months ago

Brazil's Bolsonaro is released from hospital after two days

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has been discharged from a hospital in Sao Paulo, where he spent two days after an intestinal obstruction
7 months ago
Brazil's Bolsonaro is released from hospital after two days
7 months ago

Brazilian doctors rule out surgery for Bolsonaro

Doctors say Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro doesn't require surgery for an intestinal obstruction
7 months ago
Brazilian doctors rule out surgery for Bolsonaro
7 months ago

Brazil's Bolsonaro hospitalized with intestinal obstruction

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is in a Sao Paulo hospital for tests after experiencing abdominal discomfort
7 months ago
Brazilian President Bolsonaro hospitalized in Sao Paulo
8 months ago

US Treasury targets Brazil's top drug gang with sanctions

The U.S. Treasury has imposed sanctions on people and businesses connected to drug trafficking gangs, including the biggest criminal organization in Brazil, known as the PCC
8 months ago
US Treasury targets Brazil's top drug gang with sanctions
9 months ago

Tens of thousands mourn Brazilian country music singer

Tens of thousands of fans of Brazilian country music singer Marília Mendonça have gathered to pay tribute to the 26-year-old Latin Grammy winner
9 months ago
9 months ago

9 Brazil firefighters dead after cave collapsed during training exercise

Nine Brazil firefighters were killed in a cave collapse during a training exercise Sunday, officials said.
9 months ago
9 Brazil firefighters dead after cave collapsed during training exercise
10 months ago

25 die in Brazil police operation against alleged bank gang

The operation led to seizure of “a real arsenal of war,” officials say.
10 months ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year ago

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

President’s response to allegations of potential corruption to be investigated.
1 year ago
1 year ago

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
1 year ago
1 year ago

As Brazil tops 500,000 deaths, protests against president

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

Bolsonaro fined for flouting mask order at motorcycle rally

He led a throng of motorcyclist supporters through the streets of Sao Paulo.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Drone footage shows devastating flooding in Brazil

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

Brazil officials warn clash looms between Indigenous, miners

Prospectors armed with rifles and handguns have intruded into Indigenous lands.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Brazil wonders about whereabouts of vaccine mascot

Rumors and conspiracy theories swirled this week regarding Zé Gotinha.
1 year ago
2 years ago

With Carnival scrapped, Rio’s Sambadrome hosts vaccinations

In a normal year, Rio’s Sambadrome would be preparing for its great moment.
2 years ago
2 years ago

Thousands take to streets protesting Brazil's Bolsonaro

Thousands marched a second day, calling for impeachment of President Bolsonaro.
2 years ago
2 years 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
2 years ago
Rio de Janeiro police arrest evangelical Mayor Crivella
2 years ago

Swift backlash for Brazil students targeting misinformation

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

Massed Brazilian bank robbers attack another city, kill 1

It comes just one day after criminals struck another mid-sized city.
2 years ago
Massed Brazilian bank robbers attack another city, kill 1
2 years 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
2 years ago
'Well-prepared' robbers seize Brazilian city, loot bank
2 years ago

Black man killed by security guards is buried in Brazil

A Black man died while being beaten by supermarket security guards.
2 years ago
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Flying broomsticks sweep through Brazil traffic
2 years 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
2 years ago
Brazil President's senator son charged with crimes
2 years 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.
2 years ago