At Least 10 Dead In Rio De Janeiro Hospital Blaze

Firefigters transfer a patient during a fire at the Badim private Hospital in Tijuca neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 12, 2019. MAURO PIMENTEL / AFP   At least 10 people died in a fire inside a hospital in…

Neymar Rape Accuser Charged With Extortion

Brazilian football star Neymar reacts as he plays in a five-a-side football tournament for his charity Neymar Junior Project Institute, in Praia Grande, Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 13, 2019. Miguel SCHINCARIOL / AFP   Police in Sao Paulo said…

Rights Defender Shot Dead In Brazil’s Amazon

Aerial view of deforestation in the Menkragnoti Indigenous Territory in Altamira, Para state, Brazil, in the Amazon basin, on August 28, 2019.Joao LAET / AFP A human rights defender has been shot dead in the Amazon, Brazil’s National Indian Foundation,…

Brazil President Undergoes Surgery For Hernia

Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro gestures as he delivers a joint press conference with Brazilian President Michel Temer (out of frame) after a meeting in Brasilia on November 7, 2018.EVARISTO SA / AFP   Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro underwent surgery Sunday…

Brazilian President Bolsonaro To Undergo Hernia Surgery

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. EVARISTO SA / AFP   Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will undergo surgery for an incisional hernia in Sao Paulo on Sunday, his surgeon said. He arrived at Vila Nova Star Hospital Saturday night accompanied by his…

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Fuels Spat With Macron Over Amazon Fires

  Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday repeated a demand for French leader Emmanuel Macron to withdraw recent remarks, accusing France and Germany of “buying” the Latin American country’s sovereignty with Amazon fire aid. Bolsonaro’s latest comments came during an…

G7 Summit: Brazil Rejects $20m Aid To Fight Amazon Fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro delivers a speech, during the new general officers’ promotion ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on April 5, 2019.  EVARISTO SA / AFP   Brazil on Monday rejected aid from G7 countries to fight wildfires…

Brazil President Says France’s Macron Has ‘Colonialist Mentality’ Over Amazon Fires

  Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro blasted his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron Thursday as having a “colonialist mentality” for rallying G-7 countries to address wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest. “The French president’s suggestion that Amazon issues be discussed at the…

Amazon Fires: Our House Is Burning – Macron

  Paris and the United Nations called Thursday for the protection of the fire-plagued Amazon rainforest as Brazil’s right-wing president accused his French counterpart of having a “colonialist mentality” over the issue. Official figures show nearly 73,000 forest fires were…

Brazil Blames Amazon Fires On NGOs

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during the International Youth Day celebration at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on August 16, 2019.  EVARISTO SA / AFP   The head of INPE, the agency tasked with monitoring forest clearing, was sacked over the…

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