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Minister: Brazil can't stop deforestation without help

Dec. 8, 2019 5:15 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Brazil can’t stop deforestation in the Amazon without the help of rich countries, the country’s environment minister said at the United Nations' two-week climate change conference. Ricardo Salles, who declined to set a target for limiting deforestation in the coming year, said...

Activists cheer for "Greta!", urge climate action in Madrid

Dec. 6, 2019 4:32 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Activists of all ages and from all corners of the planet demanded concrete action Friday against climate change from leaders and negotiators at a global summit in Madrid. The march was led by dozens of representatives of Latin America's indigenous peoples — a mark of deference after...

Bolsonaro vs NGOs: Amazon town becomes ground zero for spat

Dec. 4, 2019 8:53 AM EST

ALTER DO CHAO, Brazil (AP) — A sleepy Amazon town has become the flashpoint for the growing hostility between Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and environmental groups following the arrest of volunteer firefighters he has said set blazes in the rainforest. The episode prompted leaders of...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro under fire after Trump slaps tariffs

Dec. 2, 2019 4:27 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s U.S.-focused foreign policy efforts suffered a severe setback on Monday when his American counterpart Donald Trump pledged to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum on the South American nation. Trump initially leveled the threat by Twitter while...

Brazil’s president criticizes DiCaprio over Amazon fires

Nov. 29, 2019 8:52 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Without offering proof, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday said actor Leonardo DiCaprio had funded nonprofit groups that he claimed are partly responsible for fires in the Amazon this year. Bolsonaro’s remarks about the American actor were part of a wider government...

Correction: Brazil-International Court story

Nov. 29, 2019 7:24 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a story Nov. 28 about a group asking the International Criminal Court to investigate Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, The Associated Press erroneously cited a University of Amsterdam associate professor of international law as saying that a strategy had been adopted by some...

Brazil ex-president, out of jail, vows to make ‘lives hell’

Nov. 23, 2019 9:47 AM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — A fired-up former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, freshly out of jail, vowed to fight Brazil’s far-right government and the forces he says unjustly incarcerated him, saying he would make “their lives hell.” “They don’t know what it is to face a...

With da Silva free, Brazil’s Workers’ Party seeks strategy

Nov. 22, 2019 10:34 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — As Brazil’s largest leftist party gathers to plan the future, a figure that has dominated its past looms ever larger. Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is the unquestioned star of the party conference starting Friday in Sao Paulo, and many still think he could be the...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Nov. 22, 2019 12:02 AM EST

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Popular discontent has been growing in Latin America, with protests in Chile, Bolivia, Haiti, Venezuela and now Colombia. In Chile, students...

Gore kicking off 24 hours of climate talks around the world

Nov. 21, 2019 6:51 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore said that even though President Donald Trump wants to back out of the Paris Climate Agreement, the U.S. cannot legally pull out until the day after next year’s presidential election. “If there’s a new president -- pardon me for a...