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December 2, 2020, 2:20 PM

Massed Brazilian bank robbers attack another city, kill 1

It comes just one day after criminals struck another mid-sized city.
December 2, 2020, 2:20 PM
Massed Brazilian bank robbers attack another city, kill 1
December 1, 2020, 6:56 PM

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
December 1, 2020, 6:56 PM
'Well-prepared' robbers seize Brazilian city, loot bank
November 21, 2020, 9:32 PM

Black man killed by security guards is buried in Brazil

A Black man died while being beaten by supermarket security guards.
November 21, 2020, 9:32 PM
November 13, 2020, 1:57 AM

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.
November 13, 2020, 1:57 AM
Flying broomsticks sweep through Brazil traffic
1 month 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 month ago
Brazil President's senator son charged with crimes
2 months 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Brazil cops hunt alleged crime boss after release rescinded

He was freed from prison on a judge’s order that was revoked a few hours later.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 months 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
2 months ago
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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
2 months ago
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Quarantine-weary Brazilians head to beaches despite warnings

Rio de Janeiro's Ipanema beach is closed, but authorities seldom enforce it.
3 months ago
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2,000 Brazilians flee homes after water pipe ruptures

Water diversion project pipe ruptured, damaging a dam and flooding a power plant
3 months ago
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Brazil virus payout cuts extreme poverty to least in decades

Report says Brazil’s extreme poverty plunged due to a monthly federal handout.
4 months 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.
4 months ago
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Number of fires more than doubles in Brazil's Pantanal

Brazilian President Bolsonaro called to clear land to drive economic development
4 months ago
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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.
5 months ago
Brazilian President Bolsonaro ordered to wear face mask or pay fine
6 months ago

Death and denial in Brazil’s Amazon capital

Manaus is one the cities in Brazil hardest hit by the new coronavirus
6 months ago
Death and denial in Brazil’s Amazon capital
8 months ago

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

The public spat between president and health minister has echoes of the U.S.
8 months ago
Brazil's leader hasn’t fired coronavirus messenger ... yet
8 months 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
8 months ago
Brazil lacks coronavirus tests, other equipment, report says
9 months 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
9 months ago
In Brazil, fears that violent police strike could spread
10 months 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
10 months ago
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Rio residents try to bring green to a concrete jungle

People are starting projects to create a greener version of an urban landscape.
10 months ago
Rio residents try to bring green to a concrete jungle
10 months 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
10 months ago
India, Brazil agree to boost ties in IT, biofuel and mining
1 year ago

Rio party launching countdown to Carnival ends in disorder

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

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

Brazilian authorities say dozens were arrested in the country's biggest city.
1 year ago
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Brazil's Bolsonaro calls activist Greta Thunberg a "brat"

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

9 die in stampede as Brazilian police clash with party crowd

Brazilian cops officers pursuing suspects clashed with people at a street party.
1 year ago
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Group urges international court to probe Brazil’s president

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

G-7 pledges funds to fight Amazon fires

The far-right populist leader initially dismissed the hundreds of blazes.
1 year ago
Brazil's Bolsonaro causes global outrage over Amazon fires
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Inside the fires as Amazon burns
1 year ago

Brazilians rally to support big corruption investigation

They support the justice minister, who's facing allegations of abuse of power.
1 year ago
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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.
1 year ago
Brazil's air force deployed tankers to drop water on the Amazon as it burns
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Brazilian president responds to the 'lungs of the world' crisis
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Record wildfires rage in Amazon rain forest
1 year ago

Killings by police divide Brazilian city weary of crime

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

Brazilian police kill man who held bus passengers hostage

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

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.
1 year ago
Brazilian president wants criminals to 'die in the street like cockroaches'
1 year ago

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.
1 year ago
Brazil mourns musician Joao Gilberto, father of Bossa Nova
1 year ago

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.
1 year ago
Brazil mourns Joao Gilberto, father of Bossa Nova
1 year ago

Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dies at 88

His death was confirmed by his children.
1 year ago
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Brazil's Moro questions authenticity of leaked messages

Leaked messages appear to show him as a judge improperly advising prosecutors.
1 year ago
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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
1 year ago
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Brazil authorities transfer inmates after rioting kills 55

Brazilian security officials say they will transfer several inmates blamed.
2 years ago
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Brazilian officials say 42 inmates found dead at 3 prisons

Inmates have been found dead at three prisons in the state of Amazonas.
2 years ago
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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.
2 years ago
Supporters of Brazilian president hit the streets
2 years ago

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.
2 years ago
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Brazil's Bolsonaro to appoint Moro to Supreme Court

Brazilian president says he'll nominate Sergio Moro to Supreme Court.
2 years ago
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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
2 years ago