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Bolsonaro calls coronavirus lockdown in Brazil's major cities a 'crime'

March 26, 2020 9:01 am

"Other viruses have killed many more than this one and there wasn't all this commotion," Bolsonaro told journalists. "What a few mayors and governors are doing is a crime. They're destroying Brazil."

'Fantasy', 'a little flu': Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro faces backlash, but sticks to Covid-19 denial

March 25, 2020 5:02 pm

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has called Covid-19 a "little flu" and a media-created hysteria even as the number of cases and deaths rise in the country.

Brazilian Senator shot amid tumult of striking police force

February 20, 2020 7:41 am

A Brazilian senator has been shot while trying to intervene in a strike by military police demanding higher salaries in the northeastern state of Ceara.

Brazil's Bolsonaro offers credit for indigenous farmers as he pushes to open their lands

February 19, 2020 11:46 am

Bolsonaro said his bill will allow indigenous people to mine and plant crops on their lands, and rent them to white farmers if they want to, which is currently illegal under Brazilian law.

Brazil homicides fall to lowest level in at least 12 years

February 15, 2020 7:50 am

Brazil had 41,635 killings in 2019, down 19% from the prior year and the least number of homicides since 2007 when the so-called Violence Monitor index was launched.

Brazil indigenous protest new government moves on their lands

February 06, 2020 12:10 pm

Brazil's far-right government is drawing protests from indigenous groups with two new moves involving their lands.

India, Brazil open 'new chapter' in ties, sign 15 pacts

January 25, 2020 5:22 pm

The Brazilian president is in India primarily to grace the Republic Day celebrations on Sunday as chief guest and explore ways to boost trade ties with India at a time when both the large economies are hit by slowdowns.

Explained: Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian President with quite a few extreme views

January 24, 2020 1:09 pm

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro will be the chief guest at India’s 71st Republic Day celebrations. A far-right populist, he is the most radical occupant of Brazil’s top office since the return of democracy to the country in 1985.

Explained: Why tribes in Brazil are protesting against President Jair Bolsonaro

January 20, 2020 9:41 am

Native tribes in Brazil came together to sign a manifesto on Friday, accusing Bolsonaro’s government of planning “genocide, ethnocide, and ecocide”.

Explained: Ahead of Bolsonaro's visit on Republic Day, a look at India-Brazil ties

January 20, 2020 9:49 am

Modern-day diplomatic ties between India and Brazil were established in 1948, soon after India got independence in 1947.


Wildfires rage across Amazon rainforest

August 29, 2019 2:21 pm

Fires in the Amazon not only mean the carbon-absorbing forest is disappearing, but the flames themselves are emitting millions of tons of carbon every day.

Heavy rains cause floods, kill at least 10 in Rio de Janeiro

April 10, 2019 11:23 am

A storm with torrential downpours and strong winds just two months ago had killed six people, prompting Rio residents to ask what the government is doing to protect them in cases of emergencies.

Brazil dam 'tragedy' leaves at least 58 dead, hundreds missing

January 28, 2019 11:59 am

An estimated 300 people were still missing and authorities expected the death toll to increase during a search made more challenging by intermittent rains.

Fire engulfs 600 stilt homes in Brazilian city Manaus; thousands flee

December 24, 2018 7:06 am

Fire swept over a low-income neighborhood in the northern Brazilian city of Manaus, destroying at least 600 wooden houses.

Brazil's Amazon rainforest under siege by illegal mines

December 14, 2018 7:46 am

The raids last month targeted several illegal mines in two national parks in Brazil's Amazon. While the battle was won, this week's study indicates the war is far from over

Fire in Brazil museum destroys priceless artifacts from over 11,000 years

September 09, 2018 8:26 am

A massive fire raced through Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, probably destroying its collection of more than 20 million items, ranging from archaeological finds to historical memorabilia.

A Brazilian carnival of powerful and curly hair

February 09, 2015 2:40 pm

Women held signs that read "Powerful and Curly-Haired" at the celebrations.

FIFA World Cup: 'Custo Brasil'

June 06, 2014 4:25 pm

'Custo Brasil' or 'Brazil Cost' - referred to dizzying prices, which will be regular feature at the World Cup.


2018 FIFA World Cup: France vs Uruguay | Brazil vs Belgium Match Preview

July 06, 2018 7:45 am

After group stages and round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup, things get tougher with eight teams remaining in the competition and quest for silverware getting all the more daunting.

UAE, Germany and Italy condemn Pathankot attack

January 08, 2016 2:58 pm

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in which seven security personnel were martyred."Terrorism and extremism know no borders and no limits and pose a threat to innocent people everywhere around the world. In order to contain the dangerous threat that terrorism poses to our countries and peoples, international cooperation is indispensable," the Foreign Ministry of UAE said in a statement. Although, the UAE assured India of complete support in its fight against terrorism. "We utterly condemn the terrorist attacks on the Indian air force base in Pathankot and on the Indian Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif. The responsible parties must be identified and held accountable," Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a statement. Earlier, Italy, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Brazil and France also condemned the terrorist attack. Six terrorists were neutralised in the terror attack at the Pathankot air base that began in the wee hours on January 1. Seven security personnel were martyred in the terror attack. The conspiracy behind the terrorist attack in Pathankot was hatched in Markaj, Pakistan, as per high-level official sources.