Brazil’s government is likely to cut its 2.4 percent growth forecast for the economy in 2020 to take into account the impact of the coronavirus in slowing global activity, a person familiar with the matter said.
As Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro seeks to authorize mining in indigenous reserves, a conflict with 12,000 members of the Mura indigenous group over a big potash mine in a remote area of the Amazon rainforest may forewarn troubles that lie ahead, reported Sue Branford and Thaïs Borges from Autazes.
The Arab League condemned Brazil for opening a trade office in the occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem),” stating that the move will “seriously damage” the South American country’s political and economic interests in the Arab world.
Scientists at the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), together with their colleagues from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), have conducted an interdisciplinary comparative study of the rural regions of the two countries.
Two indigenous leaders were shot dead and two others wounded in Brazil’s Maranhão state, in an attack not far from where a prominent tribesman who defended the Amazon rainforest was killed last month, authorities said.
US President Donald Trump’s surprise decision to slap metals tariffs on Brazil is a blow to President Jair Bolsonaro’s aim of forging closer ties with Washington and could push Latin America’s No. 1 economy closer to Trump’s top trade foe - China.
Brazil’s state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA has selected four groups for the second round of bidding for four refineries up for sale, including China’s Sinopec, Abu Dhabi’s state investor and two Brazilian firms, according to four people with knowledge of the matter.
Brazil's leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked free from jail Friday after a year and a half behind bars for corruption following a court ruling that could release thousands of convicts.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has censured the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, for interfering in the Brazilian internal affairs "along the lines" of French President Emmanuel Macron.