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    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The Brazilian Supreme Court ordered President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration Wednesday to adopt measures to shield Indigenous peoples from the new coronavirus, in a vote that came hours after a prominent Indigenous leader died from COVID-19. The justices voted unanimously in favor of forcing the government to install health checkpoints for all...
    The Central Bank of Brazil (BCB) cut its basic rate on Wednesday by 0.25 percentage points, to 2%, a new historical low, without closing the door on a “small” supplementary cut in light of the uncertainties posed by the coronavirus pandemic. . That cut, unanimously adopted by the 9 members of the BCB’s Monetary Policy...
    By Ueslei Marcelino GOIANIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Chief Aritana Yawalapiti, one of Brazil's most influential indigenous leaders who led the people of Upper Xingu in central Brazil and helped create an indigenous park there, died on Wednesday from COVID-19, his family said in a statement. His death underscores the threat that Brazil's indigenous people are...
    NEW YORK, Aug 5 (.) – Green coffee stocks in Brazil reached 13.08 million 60-kg bags at the end of March, up 1.5% from the same period last year, the company said on Wednesday. the country’s food supply agency, Conab. In its annual report on Brazilian green coffee stocks, Conab said there were 11.40 million...
    By DAVID BILLER and JOSHUA GOODMAN RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At a time of warming U.S.-Brazil relations, a diplomatic dilemma of sorts has emerged for the American ambassador: how much to embrace a polarizing president. Brazil has long prided itself on keeping a distance from the U.S., with which it competes for influence in...
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At a time of warming U.S.-Brazil relations, a diplomatic dilemma of sorts has emerged for the American ambassador: how much to embrace a polarizing president. Brazil has long prided itself on keeping a distance from the U.S., with which it competes for influence in South America. Meanwhile, U.S. ambassadors have...
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At a time of warming U.S.-Brazil relations, a diplomatic dilemma of sorts has emerged for the American ambassador: how much to embrace a polarizing president. Brazil has long prided itself on keeping a distance from the U.S., with which it competes for influence in South America. Meanwhile, U.S. ambassadors have...
    PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - Leonardo Badalamenti, the son of the top boss of the Italian mafia in the 1970s, was arrested in Sicily on Wednesday on an international warrant from Brazil, police said. Badalamenti, 60, who had been a fugitive in Brazil since 2017, is wanted on charges of drug trafficking and bank fraud allegedly...
    The Trump administration in May donated approximately 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to Brazil in an effort to help the country treat victims of the pandemic. But as research on the anti-malarial drug revealed it was ineffective against the novel coronavirus, those doses have gone virtually untouched and are likely only taking up...
    Thousands of fires have erupted in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil’s space agency has reported, threatening a repeat of the catastrophic blazes that devastated the region last year. The National Institute for Space Research (Inpe) recorded 6,803 fires in the Amazon last month, up from 5,318 in July 2019. A huge surge was detected towards the...
    (Bloomberg) – Brazil’s industrial production increased more than expected in June amid a rebound in capital goods, as Latin America’s largest economy moved ahead with plans to reopen despite an uncontrolled outbreak of coronavirus. Production increased 8.9% from May, the second consecutive monthly increase that was above the average forecast by analysts surveyed by Bloomberg...
    By Lisandra Paraguassu, Pedro Fonseca and Eduardo Simões BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian officials say they can start making COVID-19 vaccines developed by British and Chinese researchers within a year. Experts say it will take at least twice as long, leaving Brazil reliant on imports to slow the world's second-worst outbreak. If Brazil's underfunded medical institutions...
    Facebook announced on Sunday that it would comply with a Brazilian Supreme Court order to remove 12 accounts belonging to supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro. The court claimed that the accounts were guilty of “fake news” and forced the American company to delete them. In a company statement, Facebook said it would comply with the...
    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...
    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's chief of staff, Army General Walter Souza Braga Netto, has tested positive for COVID-19, his office said on Monday, becoming the seventh Brazilian minister to have contracted the disease. Braga Netto is doing well and has no symptoms, the office said in a statement. He will remain in...
    SAO PAULO (AP) — Both teams in the Sao Paulo state league final this week are accused of wilfully ignoring the coronavirus protocols. Defending champion Corinthians refused on Monday to be tested again, while archrival Palmeiras was criticized for releasing players and staffers to go home after matches. The first leg of the state final...
    A HORROR highway pile-up in Brazil following a forest fire has reportedly left eight people dead and 21 injured. Authorities said a minor crash on highway BR-277 in the southern state of Parana saw several cars stop on the shoulder lane where everything was under control - but then chaos struck. 6Eight people died...
    An Indiana school reopened for students. There was a positive COVID-19 test on day one. The CDC Reports a Major Illness Outbreak in 34 States Tied to This Food 90 Day Fiancés Karine Gets Emergency Protective Order Against Paul: I Feared for My Life © TLC 90 Day Fiancé star Karine Martins alleged in...
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 3 (.) – Brazil’s central bank said on Monday that it has already started testing payments through Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messaging service in the country, calling it a “major advance.” The entity said in a statement that the tests do not include the use of real money and are not framed...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE again accused the news media of being "the enemy of the people" and "working overtime"...
    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's central bank said on Monday that tests had begun to trial payments via Facebook Inc's messaging service WhatsApp in the country, calling them an "important advance." In a statement, the bank said that the tests involve no real money and are not part of the Facebook, Visa Inc...
    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil recorded 25,800 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 541 deaths from the disease caused by the virus in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Sunday. Brazil has registered more than 2.73 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has...
    Facebook has blocked the accounts of a dozen allies of President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, BBC News reported. Brazil’s Supreme Court ordered the 12 accounts blocked back in May, as they are under investigation for allegedly spreading false news about judges in the country. A Supreme Court judge said Friday that Facebook had not fully...
    BARCELONA star Arthur Melo faces legal action after refusing to return to training before the resumption of their Champions League campaign. Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu has accused the 23-year-old of showing a "lack of respect" towards his team-mates. 1Arthur has played for Barcelona since 2018Credit: Getty Images - Getty Barcelona's squad are back...
    Facebook has been eager to fight misinformation on its platform, but it’s concerned Brazil might have taken things a step too far. BBC News reports that Facebook has blocked the accounts of a dozen allies of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro after the country’s Supreme Court ordered them blocked worldwide in May. The group, which includes...
    BRASILIA, Aug 1 (.) – LATAM Airlines will lay off “at least” 2,700 workers in Brazil, including pilots, its local unit said on Saturday, as Latin America’s largest airline is cutting costs amid the collapse of the industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement, LATAM Brazil said that it opened a voluntary dismissal...
    Millions birds, tropical fish, turtles, and mammals and large volumes of wildlife products are trafficked domestically and internationally in and from Brazil each year according to a new report from TRAFFIC, a UK-based nonprofit that studies the wildlife trade. Brazil is home to 60% of the Amazon Basin, holds 13% of the world’s animal and...
    Thousands to evacuate as fire grows in SoCal Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Dana Whites Contender Series: Your complete guide to Season 4 The fourth season of Dana White’s Contender Series is right around the corner. © File Photo File Photo Before the COVID-19 outbreak,...
    Sao Paulo, Aug 1 (EFE) .- Brazil this Saturday exceeded 2.7 million cases and 93,000 deaths from COVID-19 after adding 45,392 infections and 1,088 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health reported. According to the latest bulletin, in addition to the deaths recorded in the last day, another 3,458 are under investigation....
    BRASILIA, Aug 1 (.) – LATAM Airlines will lay off “at least” 2,700 workers in Brazil, including pilots, its local unit said on Saturday, as Latin America’s largest airline is cutting costs amid the collapse of the industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement, LATAM Brazil said that it opened a voluntary dismissal...
    Mexico reported the third-highest coronavirus-related death rate in the world on Saturday, trailing behind the United States and Brazil, with 46,688 deaths, according to John Hopkins University data. Health officials have warned that the country’s reported 424,637 cases -- making them sixth globally -- is not an accurate account of the coronavirus situation, due to shortages of...
    BRASILIA, Aug 1 (.) – Facebook said on Saturday that it globally blocked certain accounts controlled by supporters of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, involved in a fake news investigation, a day after it was fined for failing to comply with the order to a Supreme Court judge to do it. A Facebook spokesperson said the...
    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil recorded 45,392 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus as well as 1,088 deaths from the disease caused by the virus in the past 24 hours, its health ministry said on Saturday. Brazil has registered more than 2.7 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death...
    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Fires in the Brazilian Amazon increased 28% in July from a year ago, a state agency reported Saturday. The National Institute for Space Research, which is responsible for monitoring Brazil, said it recorded 6,803 fires in the Amazon rainforest last month, compared to 5,318 in the same month of 2019. ...
    By RICARDO COLETTA, Associated Press BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Facebook announced Saturday it has obeyed a Brazilian judge's order for a worldwide block on the accounts of 12 of President Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters who are under investigation for allegedly running a fake news network. Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes said Friday night that the...
    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Facebook announced Saturday it has obeyed a Brazilian judge’s order for a worldwide block on the accounts of 12 of President Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters who are under investigation for allegedly running a fake news network. Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes said Friday night that the company had failed to fully...
    FC Barcelona The president indicates in Sport that he will have his corresponding sanction The president of Barcelona, Josep María Bartomeu, has granted an interview to the Sport newspaper where he assures that the situation of Arthur, declared in absentia, “it is unacceptable. It is an act of indiscipline because there is no reason...
    BRASILIA, Aug 1 (.) – LATAM Airlines will fire at least 2,700 workers in Brazil, including pilots, starting with voluntary cuts, newspapers O Globo and O Estado de S. Paulo reported on Saturday. The layoffs are the latest in efforts to reduce the size of Latin America’s largest airline, and follow the failure of the...
    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Facebook said on Saturday it has put a global block on certain accounts controlled by supporters of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro implicated in a fake news inquiry, a day after it was fined for not complying with a Supreme Court judge's order to do so. A spokesperson for Facebook said the...
    By Jake Spring BRASILIA (Reuters) - The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest jumped 28% in July from a year ago, official data showed on Saturday, as some environmentalists warned a jump this week could signal a repeat of last year's surging destruction of the world's largest rainforest. Brazil's space research agency Inpe recorded...
    RONALDO has been soaking up the sun with his girlfriend Celina Locks on a stunning yacht in Spain. The Brazil legend was spotted on the island of Formentera, the smallest of the Balearic islands. 5Brazil legend Ronaldo relaxes on the yacht with partner Celina LocksCredit: BackGrid 5Ronaldo on the yacht with partner Celina LocksCredit: BackGrid...
    RONALDINHO will be released after four months under house arrest as he awaits sentencing for his role in a fake passport scam. The Brazil World Cup winner has been under house arrest in Paraguay since early July. 4Ronaldinho under arrest in ParaguayCredit: AFP or licensors Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto de Assis Moreira, who is...
    By Ricardo Brito BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian Supreme Court judge slapped Facebook with a 1.92 million reais ($367,710) fine on Friday for not complying with an order to block globally certain accounts controlled by supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro implicated in a fake news inquiry. Justice Alexandre de Moraes had ruled a day earlier...
    Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee say they are "extremely alarmed" by reports out of Brazil that the U.S. ambassador in the country framed trade negotiations as being beneficial to re-electing President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump campaign cancels ad buys to review messaging strategy: report Nunes declines to answer if he received information from Ukraine lawmaker...
    By Aluisio Alves SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's central bank has authorized testing of payments via Facebook Inc's messaging service WhatsApp in the country, Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc said on Friday, easing an outright ban on the service imposed last month. The ubiquitious messaging service in Brazil was finally entering the arena of payments...
    The nation’s top infectious-disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told lawmakers Friday on Capitol Hill that he was “cautiously optimistic” a coronavirus vaccine would be available in the coming months, as infections continue to rise at an alarming rate in the U.S. “We hope at the time we get into the late fall and early winter,...
    BRAZIL president Jair Bolsonaro has revealed that he has "mould" in his lungs after his battle with coronavirus. The 65 year old, who once described the virus as a "little flu", announced that he had tested positive for the virus on July 7. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates...
    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he might have mold in his lungs after isolating indoors for weeks after testing positive for COVID-19. “I’ve just taken a blood exam. I was a bit weak yesterday. They have also found a bit of an infection. I'm taking antibiotics now,” Bolsonaro said during a live Facebook broadcast....