Under Pressure, Brazil’s Bolsonaro Forced to Fight Deforestation

RIO DE JANEIRO — A year ago, as fires engulfed the Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil reacted to criticism from abroad with indignation: “The Amazon is ours,” he said, arguing that the fate of the rainforest was for his country to decide. Much has changed in a year. Under pressure from European governments, foreign […]

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro imposes 4-month ban on agricultural fires to preserve Amazon

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday banned setting agricultural and forest fires as the country enters the dry season at a moment when the government faces pressure from local and foreign companies to show greater commitment to environmental protection. Bolsonaro’s 120-day decree, published in the official gazette, comes just ahead of […]

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Thereza de Orléans e Bragança, Brazilian Society Doyenne, Dies at 93

Thereza de Orléans e Bragança, an elegant society figure in Rio de Janeiro who gained a measure of international celebrity in the 1950s and ’60s before transforming herself into a princess by marrying into Brazil’s royal family, died on June 27 in Rio. She was 93. Her stepson Dom João Henrique Orleans e Bragança said […]

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Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

By MARCELO DE SOUSA and DAVID BILLER RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity. Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia. “I’m well, normal. I even want to take a walk […]

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Cyclone kills 9, causes floods and damage in southern Brazil

RÍO DE JANEIRO – A cyclone hit the southern region of Brazil on Tuesday, killing nine people and causing floods. The fatalities were reported in the state of Santa Catarina, where two people are also missing, according to civil defense officials. Three of the deaths occurred in Tijucas, a coastal city on the outskirts of Florianópolis, […]

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George Floyd protests around the world

https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2020/06/918/516/Brazil-2.jpg?ve=1&tl=1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: People protest against crimes committed by the police against black people in the favelas, outside the Rio de Janeiro’s state government, Brazil, as well as George Floyd’s death, Sunday, May 31, 2020.  AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2020/06/918/516/Brazil-2.jpg?ve=1&tl=1

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Christ the Redeemer pays tribute to coronavirus doctors, nurses

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Rio de Janeiro illuminated the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue on Sunday in an Easter tribute to doctors and nurses battling the global coronavirus outbreak. Depictions of medical workers and messages of hope in several languages were projected onto […]

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