Tag: Brazil

U.S. charges sons of ex-Panama president with bribery, money laundering

The two were linked to bribery and money laundering tied to Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

Brazilian rapper warns of coronavirus danger in Brazil’s slums

The 46-year-old rapper lives next to City of God, a sprawling complex of slums made famous in a hit 2002 movie of the same name and where the first case of coronavirus in Rio's favelas was reported last weekend. Armed gangs and militias in the slums have imposed strict curfews and are stopping outsiders from entering to stop the virus spreading.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro to quit divided PSL party, start new one

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will quit his fractious right-wing Social Liberal Party (PSL) and found a new one by March 2020, PSL...

Lula leaves prison, firing up Brazil’s left and right

Brazil's leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva left prison on Friday after a judge ordered his release, startling financial markets and reigniting...

Watch: A positive message from Roberto Carlos

In a positive and heart-warming message former Real Madrid and international defender Roberto Carlos appealed for positivity when engaging with cancer patients.The Brazilian legend...

Photos: Pope says deforestation must be treated as a global threat

Pope Francis said on Saturday rapid deforestation and the loss of biodiversity in individual countries should not be treated as local issues since they...

Pope calls for universal commitment to save planet’s lungs

Pope Francis has said that if there is universal commitment to put the Amazon Rainforest fires, they ‘might be contained as soon as possible.’The...

PD calls on Malta to take leading role in protecting Amazon

Partit Demokratiku (PD) is calling for Malta to take a leading role in protecting the Amazon by joining France and Ireland in threatening to...

Photos: The sky never goes dark while the Amazon burns

There are no lights in sight but the night sky glows a dusky yellow, for the Amazon is burning.The smell is of barbecue, of...

Germany to cut 35 million euros in funds to Brazil for...

Germany decided to suspend 35 million euros (32.6 million pounds) in funds sent to Brazil to finance projects aimed at preserving the Amazon forest...