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Explained: Why employers fear Brazil's slavery 'dirty list'

It is a registry of employers that have been found by the government to have engaged in slave labor. It gives transparency to a decision already reached by the Brazilian state.

Brazilians hold general strike to protest pension overhaul

The nationwide strike was called by Brazil's unions and mainly targeted the pension reform Bolsonaro is currently pushing for in Congress. Police launched tear gas at protesters who attempted to block Avenida Brasil


In Brazil, new rendering of literary giant makes waves

Machado was known to be the descendant of freed slaves, but the new rendering, which shows him as a black man, has shaken Brazilians, prompting some to reconsider how they previously read his work and angering others who feel his legacy had been whitewashed.

Scorching heat and downpours threaten quality of coffee produce in Brazil

Over the last two years, record exports from Brazil have contributed to a global glut and helped depress prices. In the last few days, adverse weather in the South American nation has fueled an arabica rally.

Brazil jail violence: 42 inmates found dead at 3 prisons

The killings across the city's prisons recalled early 2017 when more than 120 inmates died at the hands of other prisoners during several weeks of fighting among rival crime gang members at prisons in northern states.

Brazil: Prison riot in Amazonas state leaves at least 15 dead

There was no information about any escapes. The same prison was the scene of a severe riot in January 2017 that killed 56 people.


Brazil's supreme court votes to make homophobia a crime

Brazil's Senate is dealing with a bill to criminalize discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender with sentences of up to five years.

Brazil shooting: 11 people killed in gun attack at bar in Para state

Brazilian news media say a gang of gunmen roared up to a bar in Belem city in Brazil's northern Para state and opened fire, killing six women and five men.

Brazil ups fine against Vale in face of possible dam rupture

Authorities in Brazil have raised to $73 million a fine that mining company Vale will face if it does not present within 72 hours a technical report on the risks and impact of the possible rupture of a waste dam in Minas Gerais.

Explained: Why Brazil's pension reform bill to help save $312 billion matters

What exactly is the Brazil government proposing? Why does it matter? And why are markets so sensitive to its every twist and turn?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


FIFA World Cup: 'Custo Brasil'

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

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

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.

Brazil jails Facebook executive for refusing to share WhatsApp data

Facebook has called the arrest of its Latin America vice president “extreme and disproportionate”. The action relates to the messaging service What’s App. Diego Dzodan, an Argentine national, was detained after repeatedly refusing to comply with court orders to hand over data for use in a criminal investigation into drugs trafficking, Judge Marcel Maia Montalvao […]


Brazil: Zika outbreak may get worse before it gets better, says WHO chief

Director General of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan spoke at a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, on Wednesday, during her official visit to Brazil to assess the situation regarding the country’s Zika outbreak. During the press conference, Chan offered a warning that the Zika outbreak might deteriorate further, “Things may get worse before […]

UAE, Germany and Italy condemn Pathankot attack

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.