Search
From Date :
To Date :
Serivce :
Query :
Keywords :
 ( Seprate With , )
The five areas of deforestation
The assault on the Brazilian Amazon hit the headlines last week — but it’s not the only forest at risk of disappearing.
Brazilian president sends army to put out huge blaze as G7 leaders hold emergency talks
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has bowed to international pressure and sent in the military to battle huge blazes sweeping across the Amazon, after G7 leaders meeting in Biarritz threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America.
Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dies at 88
Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre that gained global popularity in the 1960s and became an iconic sound of the South American nation, died, his son said. He was 88.
Environmentalists sound alarm after Brazilian dam disaster
A massive, deadly river of pale brown mud released by the collapse of a mining company dam threatens to cause an environmental disaster for Brazil, potentially snatching away livelihoods and driving the spread of disease, activists warned.
Brazilian consumer confidence hits 10-month low
Brazil's consumer confidence index dropped 4.8 points in June from May, hitting a 10-month low, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV).
Brazilian troops launch crackdown on Rio slums
Heavily armed Brazilian army troops and police have launched a pre-dawn crackdown on gangs operating out of slums across Rio de Janeiro, following a steep rise in crime.
Embattled Brazilian president cancels order for troops in capital
Brazilian President Michel Temer, who is facing growing calls for resignation, has revoked an order for the deployment of troops in the capital amid fierce criticism that the move was meant to help him hold onto power.
Brazilian police nab presidential aide in World Cup probe
Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested a presidential aide and two ex-governors as part of an investigation into the 2014 World Cup's most expensive stadium, another black eye for the country's political establishment that adds pressure on beleaguered President Michel Temer.
Brazilian inmate killed in renewed prison clashes
Fresh clashes have broken out among members of different members of Brazilian drug gangs at a northeastern prison, leaving at least one more inmate dead.Five inmates were also injured in the overnight clashes at the Caico prison in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, authorities said Thursday. The prison authorities said the rioting inmates burned the prison bed mattresses and ripped down part of the roof in one of the blocks there. A spokesperson for the state’s security secretariat said prison guards had suppressed the riot. Brazil has been hit by a wave of deadly prison clashes in the north and northeast regions since the start of 2017. The surge in gang violence in prisons has left around 140 prisoners dead in less than three weeks. Many inmates killed in the violence were either decapitated or mutilated in the riots. The clashes are the result of a power-clash between Brazil’s most powerful drug gangs. The São Paulo-based First Capital Command, or PCC, is the biggest criminal gang in the South American state. Its offshoot and the second-most powerful gang is the Rio de Janeiro-based Red Command. The powerful North Family gang runs a drug route along the Solimoes River in the Amazon that flows into Colombia and Peru, where the strong stimulant drug cocaine is produced. Rioting prisoners are seen during a riot in the Alcacuz Penitentiary Center in Rio Grande de Norte on January 18, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The gang-fights between the rivaling groups kicked off on January 1 with a clash in a Manaus prison in Amazonas State, where the North Family gang killed 56 inmates, mostly PCC members. The PCC retaliated against the attack a couple of days later, killing 33 inmates at the Monte Cristo prison in the Amazonian state of Roraima. The notorious gangs of Brazil run the criminal activities both inside and outside prisons by gang leaders who are already incarcerated in maximum-security facilities.Five inmates were also injured in the overnight clashes at the Caico prison in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, authorities said Thursday. The prison authorities said the rioting inmates burned the prison bed mattresses and ripped down part of the roof in one of the blocks there. A spokesperson for the state’s security secretariat said prison guards had suppressed the riot. Brazil has been hit by a wave of deadly prison clashes in the north and northeast regions since the start of 2017. The surge in gang violence in prisons has left around 140 prisoners dead in less than three weeks. Many inmates killed in the violence were either decapitated or mutilated in the riots. The clashes are the result of a power-clash between Brazil’s most powerful drug gangs. The São Paulo-based First Capital Command, or PCC, is the biggest criminal gang in the South American state. Its offshoot and the second-most powerful gang is the Rio de Janeiro-based Red Command. The powerful North Family gang runs a drug route along the Solimoes River in the Amazon that flows into Colombia and Peru, where the strong stimulant drug cocaine is produced. Rioting prisoners are seen during a riot in the Alcacuz Penitentiary Center in Rio Grande de Norte on January 18, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The gang-fights between the rivaling groups kicked off on January 1 with a clash in a Manaus prison in Amazonas State, where the North Family gang killed 56 inmates, mostly PCC members. The PCC retaliated against the attack a couple of days later, killing 33 inmates at the Monte Cristo prison in the Amazonian state of Roraima. The notorious gangs of Brazil run the criminal activities both inside and outside prisons by gang leaders who are already incarcerated in maximum-security facilities.
Brazilian festival to host films from 45 countries
More than 400 short films and six animated films from 45 countries will compete in the 24th Anima Mundi Festival of Brazil, confirmed the organizers of the event.
Brazilian Muslims advocate Islam in Rio
A number of Muslim men and women in Brazil are actively inviting visitors to convert to Islam at the entrance of the Rio Olympic Village.
Iran's short film to vie at Brazilian event
Iranian short film 'Seeing', directed by Soheil Amir-Sharifi, will vie in the competition section of Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival in Brazil.
Lula supporters, opponents clash in Brazilian capital
Clashes have broken out in the Brazilian capital between supporters and opponents of the appointment of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to the country’s cabinet.
Doctors puzzle over severity of defects in some Brazilian babies
Experts on microcephaly, the birth defect that has sparked alarm in the current Zika virus outbreak, say they are struck by the severity of a small number of cases they have reviewed from Brazil.

Page Generated in 3/1031 sec