Brazil at forefront of pro-life nations fighting Joe Biden’s global abortion agenda

U.S. 04/02/21, 23:55

At the first UN conference on women since President Joe Biden took office, pro-abortion groups gained no ground. Countries who backed Trump's pro-life diplomacy just a few weeks earlier thwarted the Biden administration and the European Union's attempts to use provocative abortion-related terminology and expressly pro-abortion wording in the UN Commission ...

Chinese laboratory obtained approval of its vaccines with bribes

South America 12/05/20, 14:22

One of the Chinese laboratories that is developing a vaccine against CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus (COVID-19), bribed authorities to approve other vaccines in the past, according to court records cited by The Washington Post on Dec. 4. The executive director and founder of Sinovac Biotech, one of two pioneering companies ...

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro calls Greta Thunberg a ‘brat’

South America 12/11/19, 06:06

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro called Swedish climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg a “brat” on Tuesday, Dec. 10, after her comment on two Indigenous people Brazilians' death in the Amazon. The fight ignited on Monday after Thunberg tweeted a link to a story about two indigenous men of the Guajajara tribe in ...

Trump announces tariffs on steel and aluminum from Argentina and Brazil

Politics 12/02/19, 18:01

President Donald Trump announced on Monday, Dec 2, that he will impose tariffs on imports from Argentina and Brazil on steel and aluminum. The decision is the result of the devaluation of their respective currencies, which has hurt U.S. farmers. Also, the president asked the Federal Reserve to take measures ...

Brazil’s ex-president could be freed after top court ruling

South America 11/08/19, 00:13

Brazil's Supreme Court delivered a ruling that could release almost 5,000 inmates still appealing their convictions, including former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and other powerful figures jailed in a sprawling corruption investigation. The court decided in a 6-5 vote late Thursday that a person can be imprisoned only after ...

7-story building collapses in Brazil; 1 dead, others trapped

South America 10/15/19, 15:08

A seven-story building collapsed Tuesday in an upscale part of the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, killing one person and leaving others trapped with some communicating with family members by cellphone from under debris, officials said. Fire department commander Cleyton Bezerra said 10 people were missing, though it was unclear if they ...

US blocks goods from companies suspected of forced labor

Business 10/02/19, 03:36

The Trump administration on Tuesday announced it is holding imports of clothing, gold, diamonds and other items believed to have been produced with forced labor by companies based in Brazil, China and Malaysia as well as some gold mined in eastern Congo and diamonds from a region in Zimbabwe. An official ...

White House hears Brazilian delegation on US aid to fight Amazon fires

South America 08/30/19, 18:01

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's son and the country's foreign minister visited the White House, on Friday, Aug. 30, seeking U.S. help, as firefighters battled to contain the ravaging wildfires in the Amazon. The Brazilian leader said he asked for President Donald Trump’s help and that the U.S. president had said he ...

Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

South America 08/24/19, 12:32

Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday prepared to deploy in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry. Some 44,000 troops will be available for "unprecedented" operations to put out the fires, and forces are heading to ...

Walmart to pay $138M over Brazil corruption

Business 06/20/19, 12:13

Walmart agreed Thursday to pay a $138 million criminal penalty to settle Justice Department allegations that its Brazilian subsidiary secretly funneled more than $500,000 to an intermediary known as a "sorceress" for her uncanny ability to make permit problems disappear. Prosecutors went after Walmart under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which ...

Thousands pour into Colombia as Venezuela reopens border

America 06/08/19, 15:08

Thousands of people crossed into Colombia on Saturday to buy food and medicine after Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reopened a border between the countries that had been shut down for the past four months. Long lines of Venezuelans stood at two international bridges near the city of Cúcuta waiting to have ...

Argentina’s Aguero enjoying full fitness ahead of Copa

Soccer 05/30/19, 13:44

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero says he has never been in better physical shape heading into a major international tournament.The Manchester City forward has joined up with the Argentina squad as it prepares for the Copa America, which starts next month in Brazil."Of all the tournaments (with Argentina), this is the ...

Brazil reduces top environment council, trims independents

Enviroment 05/30/19, 10:47

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is slashing the size of a body that oversees environmental policy, effectively reducing the role of non-governmental organizations.The decree issued Wednesday cuts the size of the National Council of the Environment from 100 to 21. It also eliminates 105 "alternate" members who traditionally have taken part ...

Brazil’s anti-graft crusader struggles in Bolsonaro gov’t

America 05/29/19, 19:35

Once a federal judge dreaded by Brazil's politicians, Justice Minister Sergio Moro is suffering at the hands of some of the very people he used to investigate.Since Moro joined the far-right administration of President Jair Bolsonaro in January, his authority has been repeatedly eroded by politicians, including his boss, regardless ...

Neymar misses Brazil training session because of knee pains

Soccer 05/29/19, 15:02

Neymar sat out Brazil's training session on Wednesday, a day after he limped off the field with knee pains as the team began its Copa America preparations.Brazil's soccer confederation said in a statement that the striker would undergo physiotherapy instead of practicing with the rest of the team at the ...

Clouds hang over Neymar as Copa America looms in Brazil

Soccer 05/28/19, 05:51

Under a wave of suspicion and criticism, Neymar will start his Copa America preparations on Tuesday.The 27-year-old striker arrived at Brazil's training ground outside Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, but Tuesday will mark his first day of full training with the national team.The clouds hovering over the Brazilian are many, ...

Neymar loses Brazil captaincy to Dani Alves for Copa America

Soccer 05/27/19, 22:11

Brazilian star Neymar lost his national team's captaincy for the Copa America to veteran Dani Alves, in another move suggesting the striker will be under heavy pressure to deliver the title of the South American tournament on home soil.Brazil's football confederation, CBF, said in a statement on Monday that 36-year-old ...

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