Crimes Against Humanity: Brazil Senate Calls for Charging Bolsonaro

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian senators met into Tuesday night discussing a report that will recommend President Jair Bolsonaro be indicted on criminal charges for allegedly bungling the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and pushing the country’s death toll to second-highest in the world. ...
2021-10-22 05:06:43 +0000

Brazil Continues To Set Records For COVID-19: 100,158 New Cases Within 24 Hours

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil on Thursday registered a record 100,158 new coronavirus cases within 24 hours, the Health Ministry said, underlining the scale of a snowballing outbreak that is becoming a major political crisis for President Jair Bolsonaro. The record caseload, along with 2,7...
2021-03-26 01:44:26 +0000

COVID-19-Infected Brazil's Bolsonaro Says It's Just a “Little Flu”

<p>RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) &mdash; Brazil&rsquo;s President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus&rsquo; severity.&nbsp;</p><p>Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia, and s...
2020-07-07 16:46:22 +0000

Germany, Australia, Brazil: Google to Pay Media Groups for Content

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet’s Google on Thursday took a step towards resolving its spat with publishers, saying it would pay some media groups in Australia, Brazil and Germany for high-quality content and expects to do more deals, but others were sceptical. The U.S. internet giant has for y...
2020-07-03 03:03:29 +0000

Brazilian President Bolsonaro Is Gambling With Coronavirus

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Even as coronavirus cases mount in Latin America’s largest nation, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has staked out the most deliberately dismissive position of any major world leader, calling the pandemic a momentary, minor problem and saying strong measures to contain it ...
2020-03-29 00:52:31 +0000

Brazil’s Supreme Court could free former President Lula within days

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A decision looming before Brazil’s Supreme Court could free imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva within days and deal the harshest blow yet to the South American country’s battle against corruption, prosecutors and judges say. Several justices on Brazil’s...
2018-04-17 06:21:52 +0000

Brazil's Top Court Rules Former President Lula Can Be Jailed

BRASILIA — Justices had been weighing whether former President Lula should be allowed to put off beginning a 12-year sentence while he appeals a corruption conviction. The ruling against Lula will likely end his political career. Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled early on Thursday that leftist fo...
2018-04-05 07:22:17 +0000

NAFTA: Brazil exported 10 times more corn into Mexico, hurting US agriculture

CHICAGO/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican buyers imported ten times more corn from Brazil last year amid concern that NAFTA renegotiations could disrupt their U.S. supplies, according to government data and top grains merchants. Mexico is on track to buy more Brazilian corn in 2018, which woul...
2018-02-22 17:52:49 +0000

Mistrust in the US motivates Brazilians to research about North Korea

The headlines that usually catch Brazilians' attention are various corruption scandals, acts of urban violence and football results. But at the moment there is one topic of unexpectedly high interest: North Korea. Since the most communist regime in the world has been causing uproar with its co...
2017-09-12 17:09:09 +0000

Brazilian Firm, Odebrecht, Denies Paying Venezuelan Politician $100 Million

CARACAS (Reuters) - Scandal-hit Brazilian construction company Odebrecht denied accusations it paid $100 million to Venezuelan Socialist Party Vice President Diosdado Cabello, as alleged by the country’s fugitive former chief prosecutor. Luisa Ortega, who fled Venezuela last month after coming...
2017-09-07 16:33:08 +0000

Mexico to import record amount of corn from Brazil instead US

MEXICO CITY — Mexico expects to import a record amount of yellow corn from Brazil this year after its livestock producers secured lower prices in deals with suppliers on a recent visit to South America as NAFTA talks loom, a Mexican official said Thursday. Alejandro Vazquez, a government offic...
2017-05-19 07:08:25 +0000

Singer of 'La Lambada' Loalwa Braz found dead in Brazil

Loalwa Braz, the Brazilian singer best known for the 1980s hit Lambada, has been found dead in a burnt-out car in Brazil. Local police confirmed it was Braz, but the circumstances of her death are unknown. The singer, who was 63, was discovered close to her home in Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro sta...
2017-01-19 18:04:21 +0000

U.S. swimmers lied about robbery: Brazil police

REUTERS - Brazilian police are considering charging a group of U.S. Olympic swimmers with vandalism and giving false testimony, Rio's police chief said on Thursday, accusing them of lying about an incident that has marred South America's first Games. Three of the four swimmers involved in the ...
2016-08-19 01:32:25 +0000

Brazil casts aside crisis in rousing Rio Games opening

REUTERS - There was no glossing over history either: from the arrival of the Portuguese and their conquest of the indigenous populations to the use of African slave labor for 400 years. The clash of cultures, as the ceremony showed, is what makes Brazil the complex mosaic that it is. Home to t...
2016-08-06 04:22:06 +0000

Indonesia: A Brazilian man did not understand what was happening to him until his execution

(Reuters) - A Brazilian man executed in Indonesia for drug trafficking who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder did not understand what was happening to him until his final moments, a priest assigned as his spiritual adviser told Australia's ABC radio on Thursday. Rodrigo Muxf...
2015-04-30 04:20:05 +0000

Felipe Scolari wants Brazil to restore pride against Holland

Luiz Felipe Scolari wants his Brazil players to restore some pride to the nation by ending the World Cup with a victory. Another defeat, in Saturday’s third-place play-off against Holland, would increase the public’s anger towards Scolari following the 7-1 semi-final humiliation against Germany a...
2014-07-12 17:09:03 +0000

Brazil 0 Holland 3 - Play-off for third place - live!

Deserved bronze medals for the Dutch, undefeated in seven games. As with half-time, the final whistle is accompanied by boooooooooos and disappointment. This was supposed to be their tournament but the country will remember it for all the wrong reasons. The players are in the middle of the pitch ...
2014-07-12 22:02:59 +0000

How Germany's 14-Year Plan Destroyed Brazil

By the end it was hard to watch Germany’s 7-1 demolition of Brazil. Poor Andre Schürrle, the substitute who came in at striker for Germany in the second half, couldn’t quite celebrate his two goals the way Thomas Müller had when he scored the first goal in the 11th minute. A friend watching at a ...
2014-07-11 19:39:40 +0000

Neymar to attend Brazil vs Holland match Saturday

TERESÓPOLIS, Brasil (AFP) -- Brazil's injured striker Neymar will attend Saturday's third place play-off when the battered World Cup hosts take on the Netherlands. Brazil were consigned to the ignominy of fighting out a game Dutch coach Louis van Gaal has attacked as "unfair" after their 7-1 s...
2014-07-12 17:15:30 +0000

Brazil World Cup humiliation by Germany should serve as a call to arms

Well, at least that’s one thing settled. It turns out Brazil’s footballers do know how to entertain after all. Watching the action in São Paulo city centre – the term is used loosely: this was not so much action as a formal, structured dance through Brazil’s football team – Germany’s stunning 7-1...
2014-07-09 16:35:09 +0000

Brazil 1 Germany 7: World Cup 2014 semi-final - as it happened

After the biggest humiliation in the history of Brazilian football, it's difficult to know how many of those players will be able to bounce back from what happened tonight. The crowd boos and barracks them, while their shell-shocked players are consoled and comforted by their German counterparts,...
2014-07-09 18:03:04 +0000

Brazil 2014 does not bear comparison with Spain 1982

Neymar was supposed to define this World Cup and now the Brazilian has. Or rather his injury has. The tournament’s poster boy has been cruelly taken out and now there is a gaping hole on the home country’s bedroom wall. Which is sadly fitting, because a prominent theme of this World Cup has been ...
2014-07-07 17:37:10 +0000

Brazil deny rumours of special treatment

Neymar and the Brazil football confederation have denied media reports that the striker could undergo special treatment on his fractured vertebrae to try to play in the World Cup final if the hosts make it that far. Neymar and the confederation released statements late on Sunday saying that no...
2014-07-07 17:31:25 +0000

Brazil 2 Colombia 1: World Cup 2014 quarter-final

Where to start? It was another epic thriller and the thought does occur that Brazil are in danger of wearing us all out if they continue scraping at everyone’s nerves this way. It is both enthralling and exhausting and now they must clear their heads and get ready to do it all over again. They ar...
2014-07-05 01:01:21 +0000

Brazil v Colombia: World Cup 2014 match preview

<strong>Quarter-finals:</strong><h3>Brazil vs Colombia</h3> <strong>Friday, July 4, 2014 Estadio CastelaoFortaleza Kick-off: 17:00 Local time Brazil (Possible, 4-2-3-1):</strong> Cesar; Alves, Silva, Luiz, Marcelo; Fernandinho, Gustavo; Hulk, Oscar, Neymar; Fred. <strong>Colombia (Possi...
2014-07-03 18:20:57 +0000