Lebanon 'drug dealer' arrested in Brazil

A Lebanese-Brazilian man was arrested in Sao Paolo on Monday on drug trafficking charges. Assad Khalil Kiwan was arrested by Brazilian Federal Police as part of a global operation targeting drug dealing and money laundering networks that reach from South America as far as the UAE. Kiwan, who is

Outrage in Brazil After Black Man Beaten to Death

More than 1,000 demonstrators attacked a Carrefour Brasil supermarket in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on Friday after security guards beat to death a Black man at the store. The killing, which has sparked protests across Brazil, occurred late on Thursday when a store employee calle

Brazil to track illegal Amazon wood exports using isotopes, president says

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday his government in coming days will name countries that are importing wood illegally extracted from the Amazon. Addressing a BRICS summit of big developing economies, Bolsonaro said Brazilian police had developed a way of tracking wood exported fr

Brazil health minister with COVID-19 released from hospital

Brazilian Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello was discharged from the hospital on Sunday after checking in two days earlier suffering from dehydration and with an earlier diagnosis of COVID-19, the ministry said in a statement. Pazuello tested positive for coronavirus on Oct. 21. Roughly half of rig

Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest jump in October

 Fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest surged in October and the number of blazes is up 25% in the first 10 months of 2020, compared to a year ago, data from government space research agency Inpe showed on Sunday. October recorded 17,326 hot spots in the world’s largest rainforest,

Brazil health minister ill with suspected case of COVID-19

Brazilian Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello has fallen ill with a suspected case of COVID-19, the ministry’s press office said on Tuesday, as the country battles with the third-worst coronavirus outbreak globally, with nearly 5.3 million cases. The ministry said Pazuello had a fever on Tuesd

Brazil's virus death toll passes 150,000 people: official

Brazil on Saturday passed the bleak marker of 150,000 deaths from Covid-19, the health ministry said, as the rate of infection continues to slow in the South American country. The toll comes as Latin America and the Caribbean marked 10 million cases Saturday and more than 360,000 deaths. The regi

Brazil registers 599 new coronavirus deaths

Brazil on Saturday registered 599 new coronavirus deaths and 26,310 new confirmed cases, the health ministry said. Brazil now has a total of 145,987 dead due to the coronavirus and 4,906,833 confirmed cases.

Brazil reports 13,155 new coronavirus cases, 317 deaths

 Brazil recorded 13,155 additional confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and 317 deaths from the disease, the Health Ministry said on Monday.Brazil has registered more than 4.7 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 1

Brazil extends tariff-free ethanol imports, opens trade talks with U.S.

 Brazil’s government will extend a tariff-free ethanol import program with the United States for 90 days starting Sept. 14, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday. During that time, the United States and Brazil will discuss ways in which they can open up their respective et

Brazil reports 10,273 coronavirus cases, 310 deaths

- Brazil recorded 10,273 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, as well as 310 deaths from the disease, the Health Ministry said on Monday. In all, Brazil has registered 4.15 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he wants to punch reporter in face

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Sunday he wanted to punch a reporter in the face for asking about bank deposits made in the account of his wife, First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro, by a former aide to one of his sons.“I want to punch you in the face, OK?” the right-wing president

Anger in Brazil as 10-year-old rape victim's name put online

There has been outrage in Brazil after the personal details of a 10-year-old rape victim were published online. The girl's name was posted by an anti-abortion activist seeking to stop her from having a termination. Following the online post, abortion opponents gathered outside the hospital where

Brazil police say that indigenous protest continues to block key grain highway

 Indigenous protesters continued to block key Brazilian grain highway BR-163, which links towns in the nation’s biggest farm state Mato Grosso to the port of Miritituba, an important export gateway, highway police in Santarém said on Tuesday. A judge issued a ruling on Monday or

Brazil tops 100,000 virus deaths as global COVID-19 cases nears 20 million

 Brazil became the second country to pass the grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths Saturday as US President Donald Trump signed executive actions extending economic help in the world’s worst-hit nation.The US leader’s orders followed failure by his Republican party and opp

Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest surge in July, worst in recent days

  The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest jumped 28% in July from a year ago, official data showed on Saturday, as some environmentalists warned a jump this week could signal a repeat of last year's surging destruction of the world's largest rainforest.Brazil's space research agency

In pictures: How coronavirus swept through Brazil

Brazil's coronavirus outbreak is one of the world's most severe, with more than 2m cases recorded since March. In fact, it is the second worst affected country behind the US. More than 74,000 people have died with the virus there and, owing to a lack of testing, the true figures are believed to be

Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday 7-7-2020 he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity. Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia, and said he is already ta