Brazil’s economy minister and lower house speaker exchanged harsh words on Friday over progress on pension reform, creating another drag on Brazilian financial assets already feeling the heat from global market weakness.
The Brazilian government has withdrawn an invitation to the envoy for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to present her diplomatic credentials, in what is construed as Brasilia’s retreat from openly supporting the ouster of the neighboring country's democratically-elected government following a US-backed coup attempt.
Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA told prosecutors in the state of Minas Gerais that a dam is at risk of rupturing at its Gongo Soco mine, about 40 miles from where its Brumadinho dam collapsed, killing more than 230 people.
The administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has canceled a UN climate change workshop to be held in the city of Salvador in August, reaffirming its lack of interest in participating in international efforts to fight global warming.
Paulo Andre Camilo de Oliveira powered Brazil to victory in the men’s 4x100m event at the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, Japan, on Sunday as the South Americans finished ahead of a strong US quartet and world champion Britain.
The administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro plans to auction seven offshore oil fields in the northeast despite contrary advice from analysts of Brazil's main environmental body, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has created a regulatory body with the power to forgive or revise environmental fines, a move to rein in what he has called an ‘industry of fines’ that he sees threatening the livelihood of farmers and ranchers.