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Indigenous leaders travel to Europe to report violations in Brazil

A delegation will visit twelve countries to warn authorities, companies and European society about violence against Indigenous Peoples in Brazil Brasília, Brazil – A delegation of Indigenous leaders will visit twelve European countries between October 17 and November 20 to report serious violations against Brazilian Indigenous Peoples since President Jair Bolsonaro took office. Read More »

Brazil looks to future, Peru chases glory at Copa América

Rio De Janeiro (AP/UNB) – Can a team that was trashed by the favorites in a major soccer tournament win a final against the same opponent only two weeks later? The answer will be known on Sunday after Copa América host Brazil takes on underdogs Peru in an unexpected final at Rio de Janeiro’s historic Maracanã Stadium in front of ... Read More »

Neymar leaves Brazil training with knee pain

May 29 (AP/UNB) – Neymar had to cut short his first full training session with Brazil ahead of the Copa America after the striker appeared to feel pain in his left knee. The 27-year-old Neymar left the field in the Granja Comary training ground outside Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday alongside doctor Rodrigo Lasmar. Brazil’s football confederation said Neymar had ... Read More »

Plastic polluter: Brazil recycles ‘almost nothing’

Standing among sacks of used supermarket shopping bags, soft drink bottles and detergent containers, Evelin Marcele is scornful of Brazil’s efforts to recycle plastic waste. “Almost nothing,” said the 40-year-old director of CoopFuturo, a sorting center for recyclable material in Rio de Janeiro, where plastic makes up 60 percent of the roughly 120 tonnes of garbage delivered to the facility ... Read More »

In Cannes, a gory Western stands against Bolsonaro’s Brazil

Cannes, May 17 (AP/UNB) — Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Cannes entry “Bacurau” is a feverish and violent Western about a rural Brazilian community defending itself from a hard-to-comprehend invasion. For the filmmakers, it’s not so different than President Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil. “Bacurau,” which is competing for the Palme d’Or, the top prize, gave the Cannes Film Festival’s most searing political statement ... Read More »

Brazil national museum recovers 200 Egypt pieces after fire

Rio De Janeiro, May 8 (AP/UNB)  — Brazil’s national museum said Tuesday it has recovered 200 pieces from its Egypt collection after a devastating fire last September. The collection had 700 pieces and was the largest in Latin America before the blaze. The artifacts recovered include statues, vases and amulets that had been buried inside the casket of a mummy ... Read More »

Bolsonaro says Brazil owes world nothing on environment

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Saturday said his country “does not owe the world anything” when it comes to the environment. The far right leader, who is critical of the Paris climate change accord, was speaking in Chile following Friday’s launch off PROSUR, a conservative-minded group of South American leaders. He said he had thanked his counterpart President Sebastian Pinera ... Read More »

Jailed ex-leader Lula pulls out of Brazil election

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has pulled out of next month’s presidential election, allowing his running mate to stand in his place. Workers’ Party leader Gleisi Hoffman announced the decision outside the police headquarters where the 72-year-old is serving a 12-year sentence. Brazil’s top electoral court barred Lula’s candidacy less than two weeks ago due to his ... Read More »

Lula must start prison term, rules Brazil Supreme Court

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will be imprisoned while he appeals his corruption conviction, the country’s Supreme Court has ruled. He is facing 12 years in jail on charges of accepting a bribe but had asked to remain free during his appeal. Lula claims the charges are politically motivated, and designed to prevent him from running in ... Read More »

Brazil anti-paedophilia operation, 108 arrested

Police in Brazil say they have arrested 108 people in the biggest operation ever against paedophiles in Latin America. Suspects were arrested in 24 states and the capital, Brasilia. Justice Minister Torquato Jardim said those detained were part of a ring that shared pornographic images of children through computers and mobile phones. Read More »