Ex-ministers condemn course of Brazil’s environmental policy

Enviroment 05/08/19, 18:24

Eight former Brazilian environment ministers are lashing out at far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, saying his administration is "wrecking" environmental protections.Gathered Wednesday at the University of Sao Paulo, the former officials issued a blistering statement on what they called the government's ...

Brazil’s Pele undergoes surgery for removal of kidney stone

Soccer 04/13/19, 13:11

Brazilian soccer great Pele has successfully undergone surgery for the removal of a kidney stone in a Sao Paulo hospital.The Albert Einstein Hospital said on its website Saturday that Pele's surgery went well, but did not provide additional details.The 78-year-old ...

Fans of Brazil’s Palmeiras pelt own team’s bus with rocks

Sports 04/11/19, 05:26

Fans of Brazilian soccer team Palmeiras pelted their own team's bus with rocks before a Copa Libertadores match against Colombian club Junior Barranquilla.The incident happened in Sao Paulo near the club's stadium on Wednesday. Images showed cracks on several windows ...

Pele arrives back in Brazil after leaving Paris hospital

Soccer 04/09/19, 08:05

Pele has arrived back in Brazil after spending five days in a Paris hospital with a urinary infection.The 78-year-old soccer great landed in Sao Paulo shortly after 6 a.m.Pele's spokesmen, Joe Fraga and Pepito Fornos, did not say whether Pele ...

Ex-President Michel Temer arrested in Brazil for corruption

World 03/21/19, 11:10

Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday on corruption charges, a dramatic development in a sprawling corruption probe that has roiled Brazil has showed no sign of slowing.In a statement, the Prosecutors Office in Rio de Janeiro said ...

Real Madrid signs young Brazilian defender Eder Militao

Sports 03/14/19, 06:40

Real Madrid has signed young Brazilian defender Eder Militao from Portuguese club Porto.Madrid says the 21-year-old player signed a contract until June 2025 and will join the squad next season.Militao had been playing with Porto since signing from Brazilian club ...

School rampage in Brazil leaves 8 dead, many wounded

America 03/13/19, 17:14

Two masked men armed with guns, knives, axes and crossbows descended on a school in southern Brazil on Wednesday, killing five students and two adults before taking their own lives, authorities said. The men, identified as former students at the school ...

Brazilian president has surgery to remove colostomy bag

America 01/28/19, 08:23

Brazil's new far-right president is undergoing surgery to remove the colostomy bag that was put into place after he was stabbed in September.President Jair Bolsonaro, speaking in a video from the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on Sunday night, ...

Ex-Argentina coach Sampaoli makes winning start with Santos

Soccer 01/19/19, 18:39

Seven months ago, coach Jorge Sampaoli was endlessly running up and down the touchline giving instructions to Lionel Messi and his Argentina World Cup teammates.On Saturday, the 58-year-old marked his first official match in charge of Brazilian club Santos with ...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro makes stumbling start as president

World 01/17/19, 14:29

A few days after being inaugurated, new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced a tax increase, only to have his chief-of-staff say hours later that the boss "had been wrong."The former army captain also said he would be open to putting ...

Iconic Japanese newspaper in Brazil closes after 72 years

America 01/06/19, 12:53

The Sao Paulo Shimbun newspaper has printed its final edition, ending a 72-year run as a vital reference point and voice for Brazil's Japanese community - the largest in the world outside of Japan.The Japanese-language newspaper, whose final edition rolled ...

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