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    Champions League There would be no better farewell The Champions League It may not be the only thing that says goodbye. Eight clubs and Lisbon, a format never seen before that will end a season never seen before. Soccer will say goodbye on August 23rd, but will return immediately. There are players who cannot say the same. They may not return to their clubs when the Champions lower the curtain. In just one month, many things can change: from a new title to a new team. Europe it is presented to them as a last act of service. In the rival of the Real Madrid We found a Spanish soccer player who does not know if he has one,...
    A Brazilian woman who will turn 105 years old on Wednesday will have to wait a few more days to celebrate with her family as she recovers from a tough bout with the coronavirus.   Ada Adelia Giovine, who survived the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, has spent 45 days in the hospital and 25 days connected to a respirator after falling ill with COVID-19. She's expected to be discharged this week. Giovine was initially hospitalized June 22 in São Paulo before her condition worsened and required her to be connected to a ventilator June 26, according to Brazilian news outlet G1. Giovine, who had a head surgery at the age of 99, wowed doctors at Hospital 9 de Julho when she...
    Brasilia, Aug 4 (EFE) .- The Brazilian Ministry of the Environment confirmed on Tuesday that it has suggested reducing short-term goals for the preservation of the Amazon, although without altering the forecast to end illegal deforestation by 2030. “Brazil has a goal of reducing 100% of illegal deforestation in 2030 and it is maintained,” but “the intermediate goals must reflect the programs that will be implemented in the next ten years to reach that total,” the ministry said in a note. official. The explanation was given after the newspaper O Estado de Sao Paulo revealed a document from the Ministry of the Environment in which it proposed “not to consider” the objectives already set to reduce illegal fires and deforestation...
    Sao Paulo (CNN)It was the kind of gift that should have come with a return slip. The Trump administration's donation of 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to Brazil -- one of a handful of countries that still recommend the drug for Covid-19 -- has been mostly untouched since arrival, Brazilian officials have told CNN. Vast quantities of the pills are still sitting in storage in the Brazilian megacity of São Paulo, and one former health minister believes they may eventually have to be destroyed. The pills' fate in Brazil is appropriate given their medical uselessness against Covid-19: Study after study has shown hydroxychloroquine does not work to treat the coronavirus, and may be harmful. Yet Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro insists...
    Below Deck Mediterranean star Hindrigo “KiKo,” Lorran thanked fans for their support and apologized for his recent performance on his Instagram stories Friday. The yacht chef had a disastrous Las Vegas themed dinner that his boss, Captain Sandy Yawn, harshly criticized. “I[sic] been receiving so many lovely DMs that make me feel so happy! You guys are awesome! I love you all,” the reality star wrote. In addition to the messages, KiKo’s recent Instagram post was filled with support after Monday’s episode aired. During the show, the Brazilian broke down in tears after Sandy insisted that his food was not up to the standards that she expected on a superyacht. The two ended the conversation with KiKo offering to leave...
    Recife (Brazil), Jul 30 (EFE) .- The Brazilian port of Pecem, the closest to Europe, began work on Thursday for the construction of a second maritime terminal with exclusive use for exports, which will operate under the same model of a free trade area of ​​the first opened in 2013. The second Export Processing Zone (SPA) will be installed in a space of 240 hectares in the port located in the municipality of Sao Gonçalo de Amarante, in the metropolitan region of Fortaleza, the capital of the state of Ceará (northeast), and four kilometers away from the first terminal. The Governor of Ceará, Camilo Santana, visited the works begun in the first module of the new terminal, which will have...
    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday to CNN Brasil he has tested positive for COVID-19 after he had first positive July 7, CNN reported. After initially testing positive for coronavirus on July 7, Bolsonaro started working in partial isolation at the presidential residence while continuing to be regularly tested, CNN reported. This is the third time Bolsonaro has tested positive for COVID-19 since his initial infection. Bolsonaro said Tuesday he had hoped that his latest test would be negative so that he could start working again, according to CNN. New: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tells CNN Brasil he has tested positive again for Covid-19, just over two weeks after his initial positive test. — Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) July 22,...
    BRASILIA, Jul 22 (.) – The Brazilian central bank’s forecast that the economy will contract 6.4% this year is too pessimistic, and a series of indicators suggest that the recession will not be as pronounced, the president of the institution, Roberto Campos Neto, on Wednesday. In an online event organized by Valor Econômico newspaper, Campos Neto said data on consumption, energy and industry suggest that the economy has begun a “V-shaped” recovery, although it should soften in the coming months. (Report by Jamie McGeever and Marcela Ayres; edited in Spanish by Carlos Serrano)
    Rio de Janeiro, Jul 22 (EFE) .- The oil company Petrobras, the largest company in Brazil, produced in the first half of 2020 a daily average of 2.85 million barrels of oil and gas equivalent, 10.4% more than that registered in the same period of 2019, despite the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The results are an effect of the “optimal” performance obtained by the company in the second quarter of the year, when the state company produced a daily average of 2.80 million barrels of oil and gas equivalent, 6.4% more than in the same period last year. However, in the comparison with the first quarter of the year, Petrobras’ production fell 3.7%, according to the most recent...
    Jul 21 (.) – Coronavirus outbreaks on a series of platforms operated by Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras hit production in the second quarter, leading to a drop in pumping, the company said Tuesday. In a statement to the regulator, Petrobras assured that it produced 2.802 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) in the second quarter, an increase of 6.4% compared to the same period last year, but 3.7% below from the January-March period. Petrobras said the reduction was due to the inactivity of shallow water platforms, coronavirus outbreaks at offshore facilities and lower demand. The firm had previously announced plans to hibernate 62 shallow-water platforms, the lifting costs of which (similar to operating costs) tend to be...
    Sao Paulo, Jul 21 (EFE) .- The Brazilian company Neoenergía, a subsidiary of the Spanish group Iberdrola, reported on Tuesday that it obtained in the first half of the year a net profit of 999 million reais (193.2 million dollars), a 1% less than the same period of the previous year. The net profit of the company in the second quarter of the year, meanwhile, was 423 million reais (about 81.8 million dollars), which represents a drop of 18% compared to the same months of 2019, coinciding with the coronavirus crisis, which in Brazil has worsened since the end of March. According to the financial balance disclosed this Tuesday by Neoenergía, the gross operating result (Ebitda) in the first six...
    (CNN)Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg will donate a portion of a $1.14 million prize to fighting coronavirus in the Brazilian Amazon. This week, Thunberg won the very first Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity, launched by Portugal's Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, for her environmental activism. In a Twitter video accepting the honor, she said the winning prize was "more money than [she] can even begin to imagine."So she's giving the money away. Through her eponymous foundation, Thunberg said she'll donate $114,000 to SOS Amazônia, an environmental organization working to protect the rainforest that also works to fight the pandemic in indigenous territories of the Amazon through access to basic hygiene, food and health equipment.The 17-year-old Swede will also donate $114,000 to the Stop...
    Asunción, Jul 20 (EFE) .- Colo Colo and Peñarol will offer one of the highlights of the resumption, on September 15, of the group stage of the Copa Libertadores after the break by COVID-19, and two days later The Flamengo, champion of 2019, and the champion of the South American Cup, the Independent of the Ecuadorian Valley will collide. Sixty-four games divided into four groups will be played between September 15 and October 22, according to the calendar released this Monday by Conmebol. The Colo Colo Chileans will face the Peñarol Uruguayans at the start of the tournament, at the Estadio Monumental de Santiago, on the same day that the Bolivian Jorge Wilstermann and the Brazilian Athletico Paranaense will meet...
    Getty UFC flyweight champion and rising superstar Deiveson Figueiredo said he “closed the casket” on longtime 125-pound contender David Benavidez’s fifth and probably last shot at UFC gold. The 32-year-old Brazilian revealed his morbid way of thinking to MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz just a few hours after dominating and stopping popular American UFC star “Joe Jitsu” for the vacant title on Saturday night in Abu Dhabi. “I knew that when I got the first knockdown he’d lose conscience of what was happening inside the cage and I’d be able to do whatever I wanted with him,” Figueiredo said per MMA Fighting. “And it happened. I knocked him down three times. His soul wasn’t in his body anymore. And...
    Suelyn Medeiros again scandalized Instagram. The Brazilian model shared an impressive photo session in the desert, to become the most desired military in the world. And is that the rival in social networks of Suzy Cortez She put on a camouflage outfit that consisted of a slim blouse that was transparent and a thong that left nothing to the imagination. Of course, Suelyn put on her mask to fight the coronavirus. With heart-stopping measures and heart-wrenching attributes, the Brazilian model has become a strong player in the fierce competition for followers on social networks. Demi Rose, Abigail Ratchford and former Miss BumBum herself should shiver at these reflector-grabbing curves. Keep reading
    Recife (Brazil), Jul 18 (EFE) .- The chief Raoni Metuktire, 89 years old and a historical defender of the rights of the indigenous peoples of the Brazilian Amazon, is hospitalized for health problems in the state of Mato Grosso ( the West), sources from his family reported this Saturday. Raoni, leader of the Kayapó ethnic group and the most representative of the indigenous leaders of the Amazon, was transferred this Saturday in a plane to the city of Sinop, 478.9 kilometers from Cuiabá, capital of the central-western state of Mato Grosso, indicated relatives and the institute that bears his name. The chief’s nephew-grandson, Patxon Metuktire, told the Globo network news portal G1 that his uncle had been hospitalized since Thursday...
    Rio de Janeiro, Jul 15 (EFE) .- The Brazilian company JBS, the world’s largest meat processor, included cuts of cattle raised illegally in protected areas of the Amazon, according to a report released Wednesday by Amnesty International (AI). The international organization demonstrated that the meat giant did not exercise effective control of indirect meat suppliers in its supply chains and that part of the protein it used in its processors was from areas where commercial livestock farming is prohibited by law. AI’s complaint is based on the analysis of official animal health control documents that indicated that the meat giant acquired cattle directly from a farm located in the Rio Ouro Preto Reserve on two occasions in 2019. Also, according...
    Sisters Bru and Pietra Luccas sizzled in the most recent photo that was added to Bru’s Instagram account. The shot was posted a little shy of an hour ago and captured the Brazilian babes in their bikinis. The two ladies were photographed enjoying some fun in the sun. A geotag in the update indicated that the duo was in Miami Beach, Florida where they were posed in ankle-deep water that boasted a gorgeous, aqua blue hue. Bru had her figure faced toward the camera, and Pietra gave her fans a good glimpse of her pert derriere as she faced her back toward the lens. Bru opted for a mismatched bikini that did her fit figure nothing but favors. On her...
    Barra do Garças, Brazil (CNN)Crisanto Rudzö Tseremeywá was in hospital on a ventilator when his mother died from the coronavirus. The leader of some of Brazil's indigenous people says he felt her presence. "We have a very strong spirituality, so she was there and took my hand and told me that I will get out of this, to take care of my people," he said.Covid-19 struck Crisanto Rudzö Tseremevwá, President of the Mato Grosso Indigenous Federation, and both of his parents.Five days after his mother's passing, his father died, too. Tseremeywá, his head shaved in a traditional display of mourning, hopes he can fulfill his mother's instruction to lead his Xavante people out of Covid-19.Now recovering from his own battle...
    San Gabriel Mission fire: A massive fire has destroyed a 249-year-old church in California A restaurant patron thanked restaurant workers for working through the pandemic with an $1,000 tip on a $43 bill UFC 251 rookie report: Grading the newcomers at UFC Fight Island Fighters from around the globe dream of the day they’ll step into the UFC octagon for the first time. For four athletes, Saturday’s UFC 251 event marked that special moment in their respective careers. © Provided by MMAJunkie Check out this week’s rookie report to see what kind of first impression they made on the sport’s biggest stage from Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. * * * * * Zhalgas Zhumagulov © Provided...
    (CNN)It's one of the great mysteries of our time: not the Loch Ness Monster, Stonehenge or the Lost City of Atlantis; it's the case of the missing striker -- not so much a whodunit, more a kind of a what the heck happened?Those who were plagued by those strange events will never forget the dateline: Paris, July 12, 1998, a game four years in the making -- the FIFA World Cup Final.Historians will record the game as a 3-0 win for Zinedine Zidane and France, a result that sparked emotional scenes of celebration on the Champs-Élysées for the tournament's host nation.It was the only World Cup final that Brazil lost between 1994 and 2002, but there was so much more...
    FINALLY, we've heard the news we've been waiting for... beauty salons are due to open as of Monday 13th July. So, if you're ready to get preened, plucked and pruned after months of letting things go 'a bit wild' these are the daring bikini wax trends to try to shake things up downstairs... 5 Would you try the new Dirty Martini shape?Credit: Getty - Contributor We all know about Brazilian or Hollywood waxes – but have you heard about the Dirty Martini? Forget the bog-standard Brazilian, now you can get the “Prosecco glass” or the “Shot” when you go into your salon for a prune. And whether you prefer a barely-there look or hair-mazing topiary design, there is something for...
    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro boasted on social media that no other country has put forth a better effort to protect lives and jobs throughout the coronavirus pandemic despite a record-breaking rise in deaths and confirmed cases. 'No other country has done like Brazil,' the far-right leader wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. 'We preserve lives and jobs without spreading panic, which also leads to depression and death.'  Bolsonaro, who has been widely criticized for his lax efforts on stopping the spread of the deadly virus, went on to claim 'that fighting the virus could not have a worse side effect than the virus itself.' The virus which Bolsonaro, who revealed Tuesday that he was infected with the coronavirus, once compared to...
    Alex Henderson July 7, 2020 8:26PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been the leading coronavirus skeptic in Latin America, sounding downright Trumpian in his assertions that the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic is being exaggerated by liberal journalists, activists and politicians. And now, The Guardian is reporting that the 65-year-old Bolsonaro has tested positive for COVID-19. On Brazilian television, Bolsonaro was seen on Tuesday, July 7 wearing a mask and confirming that his test "came back positive." : Bolsonaro asserted, "There's no reason for fear. That's life. Life goes on. I thank God for my life and the role I've been given to decide the future of this great nation that is...
    Far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been the leading coronavirus skeptic in Latin America, sounding downright Trumpian in his assertions that the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic is being exaggerated by liberal journalists, activists and politicians. And now, The Guardian is reporting that the 65-year-old Bolsonaro has tested positive for COVID-19. On Brazilian television, Bolsonaro was seen on Tuesday, July 7 wearing a mask and confirming that his test “came back positive.” Bolsonaro asserted, “There’s no reason for fear. That’s life. Life goes on. I thank God for my life and the role I’ve been given to decide the future of this great nation that is called Brazil.” The Brazilian president has repeatedly downplayed the severity of COVID-19 and criticized...
    A mother who appeared to be the perfect parent strangled her 11-year-old son to death because she was fed up with him playing on his cell phone late into the night. Police in Brazil said they charged Alexandra Dougokenski with Rafael's murder on Thursday, July 2 after she confessed to the shocking crime. It comes just weeks after Rafael recorded a poem in which he expressed how much he loved his mother.  In the poem, Rafael thanked his mother for looking after him and his brother and said that her smile meant 'everything' to him.   Police in Brazil said they charged Alexandra Dougokenski with Rafael's murder on Thursday, July 2 after she confessed to the shocking crime. Above,...
    President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro reacts in the course of a conference with the press and supporters at Alvorada Palace on June 5, in Brasilia, Brazil. Andressa Anholete/Getty Photographs Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attended a July 4th celebration party with Todd Chapman, the US Ambassador to Brazil, shortly prior to acquiring analyzed for coronavirus. The event took put on Saturday, in accordance to a photograph posted that working day to the President’s formal Fb webpage. In the photograph, Bolsonaro is standing in shut proximity to a number of US and Brazilian officers, in what Bolsonaro mentioned was Chapman’s residence. No 1 in the photo is carrying a mask. Chapman is noticed with his arm about the President he also shared...
    Something strange is afoot in the U.S. beef industry. While the U.S. is technically the world’s largest beef producer, meatpacking companies from the second largest country-of-origin, Brazil, are consolidating the industry. The U.S. National Beef Packing Company is now nearly 80% owned by the Brazilian company Marfrig Global Foods S.A. Of the four top meatpacking companies in the U.S. that process roughly 74% of all beef in the country, Brazilian-owned companies control half of them: Marfrig Global Foods S.A. and JBS S.A. Last year, during the urgent and necessary media attention covering fires and deforestation in the Amazon, one company kept resurfacing in the news: JBS. JBS—a Brazilian company that produces more meat than any other company in the world—was...
    Brazil, like the rest of the main emerging powers in the world, accuses the ravages of the virus with special virulence and a good example of this is the behavior of its currencies so far this year. However, the Brazilian real, like the rest of the BRICS currencies -Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa- present “good prospects” according to Ebury, “as long as these countries are able to control the pandemic.” Brazil, where the Government of Jair Bolsonaro has adopted some ultra-lax measures to control the pandemic, would have at least 8 million people infected by coronavirus, according to a study by the Ministry of Health. This represents five times more than the number of cases confirmed by the...
    This is the second time that the Brazilian health authorities have been able to test the efficacy of a candidate vaccine against the new coronavirus in the country. (Free Press Photo: EFE) The National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), linked to the Ministry of Health, indicated in a note that the tests of the potential vaccine, made from “inactive strains” of the pathogen, will serve to “evaluate its safety and efficacy” in the immunization against covid-19. The tests will be carried out, according to the initial forecast, to 9,000 people in the states of Sao Paulo, the most hit in Brazil by the pandemic, Rio Grande do Sul, Minas Gerais and Paraná, in addition to Brasilia, the country’s capital....
    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is criticized for his actions against the coronavirus. (Free Press Photo: .) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro passed a bill on the mandatory use of face masks against COVID-19 on Friday, but vetoed some sections that required wearing them in shops, religious temples and schools, among other places where he can have meeting of people. The president, who denies the severity of the pandemic and censures social isolation measures, argued that in these cases the measure “incurs a possible violation of residence” contrary to the Constitution, according to the text published in the Official Gazette. It also vetoed other clauses that obliged the public powers to distribute masks to the most economically vulnerable population and...
    A species of fanged 'worm' that looks like something from a horror movie is the first known amphibian with toxic dental glands, scientists say.  US and Brazilian biologists found oral glands in ringed caecilians – serpent-like amphibians related to frogs and salamanders that reach up to 17 inches long.  Researchers already knew that caecilians have poisonous tails and emit a mucous-like lubricant that enables them to quickly dive underground to escape predators.  But they've now found tiny fluid-filled oral glands in the upper and lower jaw of the ringed caecilians, which was discovered in Brazil, to incapacitate its prey.  Despite having no limbs and only a mouth for hunting, caecilians activate the oral glands when they bite down on worms, termites, frogs and...
    The Brazilian Prosecutor’s Office denounced former Foreign Minister José Serra and his daughter, for the alleged transnational money laundering of bribes paid by Odebrecht The Prosecutor’s Office Brazil denounced the ex chancellor and current senator José Serra, and his daughter, for the alleged transnational money laundering, between 2006 and 2014, of bribes paid by OdebrechtOfficial sources reported this Friday. The complaint was filed by the prosecutors of the Lava Jato operation, which have been investigating since 2014 the millionaire deviations uncovered in the state oil company Petrobras and in which the main ones were involved construction companies of the country, including Odebrecht. The name of Serra, who was chancellor between 2016 and 2017 during the Government of Michel Temer...
    (CNN)A chilly wind ruffled tablecloths at the open-air restaurants along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. But it did little to dampen the enthusiasm of Pedro Assy as he prepared to open his simple eatery for the first time in more than three months."My crew and I are excited to be back to work," he told CNN about his place called Cabanna, which serves snacks, sandwiches and cocktails. "It will be different, with all the precautionary measures we have to take, distances of tables, number of people sitting together, but it feels good to be working again." Assy said he barely avoided bankruptcy, laying off four of his 11 employees and freezing or reducing the salaries of the...
    Alana Campos tantalized her 590,000 Instagram followers on Tuesday, June 30, with a hot new update that saw her rocking a sexy bikini that put her spectacular figure on full display. The Brazilian model and former Playboy Playmate was photographed in a swimming pool. Campos placed her elbows on the edge as she posed with her torso above the water, which came up to about her waist. The front arm was outstretched and she rested her head against the back hand. She turned her head slightly to shoot a fierce expression at the camera while allowing her lips to hang open. Campos sizzled in a red-hot two-piece bathing suit that enhanced her natural glow. The top featured small triangles that...
    By MARCELO DE SOUSA RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The governor of Brazil’s Amazonas state was targeted by a police raid on Tuesday over allegations of corruption related to COVID-19 spending. Federal police ordered the preventive detention of eight people and raided more than a dozen addresses of people linked to Gov. Wilson Lima as part of an investigation into alleged fraud in the purchase of ventilators for treating COVID-19, the federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement. The state in the northern region of the Amazon rainforest has been one of the nation’s hardest-hit. Its capital, Manaus, was devastated by the virus, with patients turned away from full intensive-care units, scores of people dying at home and the city...
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The governor of Brazil’s Amazonas state was targeted by a police raid on Tuesday over allegations of corruption related to COVID-19 spending. Federal police ordered the preventive detention of eight people and raided more than a dozen addresses of people linked to Gov. Wilson Lima as part of an investigation into alleged fraud in the purchase of ventilators for treating COVID-19, the federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement. The state in the northern region of the Amazon rainforest has been one of the nation’s hardest-hit. Its capital, Manaus, was devastated by the virus, with patients turned away from full intensive-care units, scores of people dying at home and the city burying coffins in mass...
    Perhaps the most amazing result in World Cup history is that 7-1 collapse that Brazil suffered at home to Germany in the 2014 semi final. But there is another game, also on Brazilian soil, in the same city of Belo Horizonte, that comes into contention – England’s 1-0 defeat to the United States in 1950. 5England goalie Bert Williams looks on as USA scoreCredit: Getty - Contributor That match, perhaps the biggest upset in the history of the game, celebrated its 70th anniversary on Monday. England were playing in their first World Cup – and going into the tournament they were seen as one of the favourites. They were the seeded team in their group. Brazil coach Flavio Costa...
    By Jamie McGeever BRASILIA, Jun 29 (.) – Political risk is re-emerging as a major source of market instability in Brazil, as a series of setbacks for President Jair Bolsonaro complicates a widespread recovery that appeared to be gaining momentum after the fall of markets in March. Brazil’s status as the second country most affected by the COVID-19 crisis, Bolsonaro’s mismanagement of the pandemic, his battles with the Supreme Court and Congress, and cabinet resignations have put Brasilia in investors’ sights. The growing sense of disorder is baffling investors, who fear Bolsonaro’s constitutional and institutional disputes will freeze economic reforms and the government’s austerity agenda, and possibly more permanently. “The markets are starting to look at politics again,” said Alexandre...
    Breaking News — Rio de Janeiro, Jun 24 . .- Some 19 million Brazilians were temporarily out of work in May due to the social distancing measures imposed to stop the advance of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic and, among them, 9 , 7 million had no yields in the month, the Government reported on Wednesday. The data was collected by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) through an extensive survey to identify the effects of the pandemic on the labor market in Brazil, the second country with the most deaths (52,788) and the most infected by COVID-19 ( 1.15 million) in the world. According to the official statistics agency, 22.5% of the 84.4 million Brazilians who have...
    Novak Djokovic has earned something of a reputation for himself for mixing with the wrong crowds. His burgeoning relationship with self-annointed wellness guru Chervin Jafarieh, though, is probably the most damaging to date. Lockdown has not been kind to the Serbian World No 1, who has stumbled from PR to disaster to PR disaster during the past few months. From his wife Jelena doubling down on debunked 5G theories, to insisting that he would resist any attempts to vaccinate against the coronavirus, Djokovic’s reputation as a personality fit and capable of being the face of his sport has been thrown into serious doubt. Novak Djokovic's chats with Chevrin Jafarieh have caught the attention in the world of tennis  ...
    Coronavirus — Brazil’s attorney general’s office said Tuesday it was seeking to “reverse” a federal judge’s decision ordering President Jair Bolsonaro to wear a face mask. The attorney general’s office told CNN that “it is already studying all appropriate measures to reverse the order and preserve independence and harmony among the Powers.” On April 30, the Federal District government issued a decree that required wearing face masks in public spaces, in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Bolsonaro has appeared in public at various events without wearing a mask, including at protests with supporters. On Monday, federal judge Renato Borelli issued a decision, ordering Bolsonaro to wear a mask while in public in the country’s capital,...
    Juventus would have reached an agreement with Barcelona for the transfer of Arthur Melo. The Italian club will pay 80 million euros for the services of the Brazilian midfielder in a report that Sky Sports anticipates and that would be closed before June 30. The transalpine environment ensures that the agreement between the two clubs is complete and that it would only take the 23-year-old Brazilian player to give his OK to the operation. Arthur would see his record improved to 5 million euros in an operation in which they want the footballer to take over the reins of the central bianconera. Maurizio Sarri, the club’s coach, believes he can hand the team over to the Brazilian midfielder, who has...
    Two cops have been suspended from the Brazilian military police force Monday after one of the agents was recorded choking a 19-year-old man. The teen told the police that he was alarmed at the sight of the cops while he was riding his motorcycle before he accidentally crashed into one of the police officers' bikes Sunday in Carapicuíba, São Paulo. One of the videos shows the police officer pressing his knee against the teenager's chest while he squeezed his neck as he was lying face up. He then passes out. After recovering, a second video showed the cop standing behind the teen while he used both of his arms to choke him around his neck. He then subsequently lost consciousness again....
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A group of mostly European investment firms has sent a joint letter to Brazilian ambassadors in their countries to express concern over rising Amazon deforestation. Storebrand Asset Management, based in Norway, collected the signatures of a total of 29 companies, which include Legal & General Investment Management Ltd, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management, and NN Investment Partners. Together, the companies have $3.75 trillion in assets under management, according to a statement from Storebrand. The letter says the “dismantling of environmental and human rights policies, are creating widespread uncertainty about the conditions for investing in or providing financial services to Brazil.” It was sent on Monday to Brazilian embassies in Norway, Sweden, France, Denmark, Netherlands, the...
    Tatiele Polyana looked smoking hot in her latest Instagram update. She treated her fans to a stunning pic where she flaunted her amazing figure. Of course, her admirers flocked to view the pic and showered her with compliments in the comments section. Clad in the skimpiest of monokinis, the model sparked a frenzy among her followers. The plum swimsuit left very little to the imagination as it put her assets on display as she posed for the camera. In fact, the purple-red tones of the swimming costume complemented her bronzed skin and gave it a warm tone. Tatiele wore a skintight swimsuit that clung to her assets like a glove. The fabric skimmed her flawless frame and revealed plenty of...
    Breaking News — Brasilia, Jun 21 . .- The Brazilian Police carried out an operation this Sunday against three extremist groups that support President Jair Bolsonaro and that are being investigated for leading undemocratic acts in recent weeks, official sources reported. The operation carried out search and search warrants on a farm in Brasilia, considered the headquarters of the groups “QG Rural”, “300 of Brazil” and “Patriots”, made up of militants in favor of the Bolsonaro government, explained the Special Coordination of Fight against Corruption and Organized Crime (Cecor) of the Civil Police of the Federal District. All three groups are under investigation for leading anti-democratic protests in recent days and simulating fireworks attacks on the Supreme Court building....
    Brazilian authorities on Thursday arrested a man in connection to money laundering and corruption allegations against President Jair Bolsonaro's son, Flavio. Local television footage showed law enforcement escorting Fabricio Queiroz, a long-time friend of the president and a former police officer, out of a property in Atibaia, a town in Sao Paulo. Police Chief Osvaldo Nico Goncalves told GloboNews that Queiroz had been asleep when the cops showed up to arrest him. JAIR BOLSONARO: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT BRAZIL'S CONTROVERSIAL PRESIDENT "He handed himself over without any problems," Goncalves said. "The only thing he said was that his health was in a bad way." Queiroz was arrested as part of a joint operation between public prosecutors in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo....
    One of the most iconic defenders of the Amazon rainforest, indigenous chief Paulinho Paiakan, died after contracting the new coronavirus, activists said Wednesday. His death comes as Brazil is on pace to pass the United States in COVID-19 deaths this summer. Paiakan, who rose to fame leading the fight against the Belo Monte hydroelectric project in the 1980s, died Tuesday at a hospital in the city of Redencao, in northern Brazil, said Gert-Peter Bruch, founder of environmental group Planet Amazon. Indigenous leader Paulinho Paiakan of Kayapo tribe, takes part a protest against Brazil's president Michel Temer for the violation of indigenous people's rights, in Brasilia, Brazil April 24, 2017. Picture taken April 24, 2017. Ueslei Marcelino / REUTERS "He worked...
    A Brazilian indigenous tribal leader described by locals as being a "father, leader and warrior" for his people and a defender of the Amazon rainforest has now fallen victim to the coronavirus. Paulinho Paiakan, chief of the Kayapó tribe, has died at the age of 65, according to the BBC. "He worked all his life to build worldwide alliances around indigenous peoples to save the Amazon. He was far ahead of his time,” Gert-Peter Bruch, who founded the Planet Amazon environmental group, told the AFP. “We've lost an extremely valuable guide.” CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE  Paulinho Paiakan, left, a leader of the Kayapo people, with his lawyer in the Amazon Basin in Brazil in 1992. (Getty Images) Paiakan led campaigns for the creation of indigenous reserves in the...
    Thousands of Catholics and Christians in Mexico and Brazil are attending clandestine masses in defiance of coronavirus social distancing orders. “The bells don’t ring, there are no calls to mass,” Antonio Hernández, who has seen church-goers quietly enter religious services at the Mexican Sagrado Corazón de Jesús church, told The Guardian. (RELATED: Here’s How The DOJ Has Fought Against Orders Limiting Religious Services During The Pandemic) “You just see the people arrive a few minutes before 6:30 p.m., enter the temple through the back door and then after that you start to hear their prayers,” he said. More than 80% of those in Mexico identify as Catholic, The Guardian reported, making Mexico the country with the largest Catholic congregation in...
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian political cartoonists on Tuesday deployed their pens in defense of a colleague who faces a call by President Jair Bolsonaro’s government for a criminal investigation over a satirical cartoon it alleges violated national security. Bolsonaro’s Justice Ministry on Monday afternoon asked the Federal Police and prosecutors to investigate artist Renato Aroeira, whose drawing of the far-right president was shared on prominent journalist Ricardo Noblat’s Twitter account. The cartoon depicted Bolsonaro using a paintbrush to transform a red cross — the symbol used at hospitals including those treating COVID-19 patients — into a swastika. The administration’s request for an investigation cited a law that establishes up to four years in prison for defaming the...
    Sao Paulo, Brazil (CNN)After spending a month in an induced coma due to Covid-19, Dom, a 5-month-old Brazilian baby, gets to go home and celebrate his 6-month birthday.A few months after he was born, Dom was diagnosed with Covid-19 at the Pro-Cardiaco hospital in Rio de Janeiro.He spent 54 days in the hospital -- 32 of them in an induced coma and connected to a ventilator, Dom's father, Wagner Andrade, told CNN."He had some difficulty breathing so the doctors thought it was a bacterial infection," he said. "But the medication didn't work and he got worse. Then me and my wife decided to take him to a second hospital and they tested him. It was coronavirus."It was a 'miracle'Read MoreIt...