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Brazil's Natura announces purchase of Avon Products

May. 22, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian cosmetics maker Natura announced Wednesday that it is buying Avon Products in an all-stock deal that it valued at $3.7 billion, in move that would create the world's fourth-largest group of beauty products. Shareholders of both companies would have to approve the deal....

Amnesty International criticizes Brazil's far-right leader

May. 21, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Amnesty International published an open letter Tuesday criticizing the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro, saying they will lead to more homicides and deny some Brazilians their human rights. The group said Bolsonaro's "anti-human rights" rhetoric throughout his career is now "being...

Brazil cancels another UN climate change event

May. 14, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After backing out of hosting the 2019 U.N. climate summit, Brazil has now canceled a United Nations climate change event that was to be held in August in the city of Salvador. The decision that came to light Tuesday was the latest blow to climate change consensus by the new government...

Students in Brazil protest school budget cuts

May. 6, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Students from federal high schools in Brazil protested sharp budget cuts ordered by President Jair Bolsonaro's administration — the latest clash in a highly divisive battle over Brazilian education. Hundreds of high schoolers were joined by university students, teachers and...

Indigenous Brazilians gather to protest outside Congress

Apr. 24, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — More than 1,000 indigenous Brazilians gathered outside Congress on Wednesday for an annual three-day campout to protest what they see as rollbacks of indigenous rights under President Jair Bolsonaro. Tents dotted the congressional building's lawn, where indigenous leaders sang,...

Protest and celebration in Brazil on Lula prison anniversary

Apr. 7, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of people chanting "Free Lula!" protested Sunday outside the jail where former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva is being held on the anniversary of his incarceration, but other Brazilians staged rallies across the country to celebrate the crackdown on corruption that has...

Ferry hits Brazil bridge, sending roadway, 2 cars into river

Apr. 6, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A ferryboat collided with a bridge pillar in Brazil's Amazon region Saturday, causing the span's central roadway to plunge into the Moju River along two cars and cutting a highway to one of the country's busiest ports, authorities said. Para state Gov. Helder Barbalho told reporters...

1,000 replacements for Cuban doctors in Brazil quit program

Apr. 5, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — More than 1,000 Brazilian doctors who signed up to replace Cuban physicians working in Brazil's rural areas have quit within three months, the health ministry confirmed Friday. The doctors who quit represent 12% of the 8,500 physician positions that opened after Cuba's government...

Brazil's Bolsonaro visits Israel amid speculation on embassy

Mar. 29, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro was leaving Saturday on an official visit to Israel, where he was expected to decide whether he will move the Brazilian Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The far-right president has repeatedly promised to move the embassy to Jerusalem, despite...

Indigenous groups in Brazil protest health care changes

Mar. 27, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Indigenous groups across Brazil protested Wednesday against a proposal to transfer indigenous health services from the federal government to municipalities, saying it would be a major setback for their communities. Hundreds of demonstrators in traditional garb and body paint danced...