Latest Brazil government News

Brazil's Bolsonaro applies for 6-month U.S. visitor visa

Jan. 30, 2023 16:23 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has filed a request for a six-month visitor visa to stay in the U.S., indicating he may have no immediate intention of returning home, where legal issues await. The application was first reported by The Financial...

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...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 25, 2023 11:07 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 23 The Washington Post on gun violence in the United States Gun violence is so regular an occurrence in the United States that no incident, however tragic, comes as a surprise. But...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jan. 24, 2023 19:47 PM EST

Indianapolis Business Journal. January 20, 2023. Editorial: Legislature’s efforts to control health-care costs a good start We’re pleased that the Indiana General Assembly kicked off its 2023 session this month by making good on its promise to try to find ways to...

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.