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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Amid early struggles, Bolsonaro’s supporters call for demos

America 05/25/19, 23:08

After five months in office, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is battling an uncooperative Congress, street protests, a family corruption scandal and falling approval ratings.The stumbling start for the far-right leader who rode a wave of dissatisfaction with Brazil's political class ...

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