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Brazil police raid Bolsonaro nephew's home in uprising probe

Jan. 27, 2023 17:46 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s federal police searched the home of a nephew of former President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday in connection with the Jan. 8 storming of government buildings in the capital by far-right protesters. Police said Leonardo Rodrigues de Jesus, known by...

Why Brazil's Yanomami are being decimated by disease, mining

Jan. 26, 2023 17:49 PM EST

BOA VISTA, Brazil (AP) — Severe malnutrition and disease, particularly malaria, are decimating the Yanomami population in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and on Jan. 20 the federal government declared a public health emergency. While many in Brazil were left wondering how the calamity could...

Crusading judge tests boundaries of free speech in Brazil

Jan. 25, 2023 18:59 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — With his Batman-like gown, athletic build and bald head, Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes cuts an imposing figure. To some, his actions from the bench are more intimidating. Whether it is investigating former President Jair Bolsonaro, arresting...

Brazil police: Businessman ordered killings of men in Amazon

Jan. 23, 2023 18:25 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police said Monday they planned to indict a Colombian fish trader as the mastermind of last year's slayings of Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira and British journalist Dom Phillips. Ruben Dario da Silva Villar provided the ammunition to kill the pair, made...

Proposed Brazil-Argentina common currency is met with doubts

Jan. 23, 2023 17:07 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A proposal floated by the leaders of Brazil and Argentina to launch a common currency is being met with deep skepticism by analysts, who say neither country is positioned to tackle such a complicated undertaking or instill confidence in the idea with global markets. ...

Brazil's new president works to reverse Amazon deforestation

Jan. 22, 2023 14:42 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Shaking a traditional rattle, Brazil’s incoming head of Indigenous affairs recently walked through every corner of the agency’s headquarters — even its coffee room — as she invoked help from ancestors during a ritual cleansing. The ritual carried extra...

Brazil's army chief fired in aftermath of capital uprising

Jan. 21, 2023 18:46 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva fired Brazil’s army chief Saturday just days after the leftist leader openly said that some military members allowed the Jan. 8 uprising in the capital by far-right protesters. The official website of the Brazilian armed...

Brazil declares public health emergency for Yanomami people

Jan. 21, 2023 18:32 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva visited Brazil's northern state of Roraima on Saturday after the government declared a public health emergency for the Yanomami people in the Amazon, who are suffering from malnutrition and diseases such as malaria as a consequence of...

Brazil's president fires army chief in aftermath of Jan. 8 attack on government institutions by far- right protesters

Jan. 21, 2023 13:53 PM EST
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's president fires army chief in aftermath of Jan. 8 attack on government institutions by far- right protesters.

Brazil’s right-wing movement persists without Bolsonaro

Jan. 21, 2023 11:04 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s defeated former president, Jair Bolsonaro, was in Florida this month when his supporters tried — but failed — to overthrow the country’s young democracy. It was a sign that many in Latin America’s largest nation believe so fiercely in his movement that it...