11/26/2020 - "I'm Not Going To Take It": Brazil President On Covid Vaccine
11/30/2020 - Deforestation In Brazil's Amazon Surges To 12-Year High
12/23/2020 - Chinese Covid Vaccine "Reached Efficacy Threshold": Brazil Institute
01/10/2021 - New Covid Variant Found In Travellers From Brazil: Japan Government
01/11/2021 - Ford to end manufacturing in Brazil, sees $4.1 billion in charges from South American restructuring
01/12/2021 - Sinovac: Brazil results show Chinese vaccine 50.4% effective
01/14/2021 - Covid-19: Brazil hospitals 'run out of oxygen' for virus patients
01/17/2021 - Covid: Brazil approves and rolls out AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines
01/18/2021 - COVID-ravaged Brazil begins vaccine rollout
01/18/2021 - Trump preparing to lift Europe, UK, Brazil Covid-19 travel restrictions this month
01/21/2021 - Manaus: Brazil's city on the Amazon river buckles under second Covid wave
02/05/2021 - Spain Detects First Case Of Brazil Coronavirus Variant
02/12/2021 - COVID-19 variant found in the Amazon is three times more contagious, Brazil says
02/23/2021 - Halal chicken dispute blocks Brazil/Indonesia free trade talks
02/25/2021 - The Venturer leaves Brazil and is sailing for the Falklands
02/26/2021 - Brazil's share of Electrobras will fall to 45% from 61% under the privatization deal
02/26/2021 - Brazil's death toll in twelve months of coronavirus, 250,000
02/26/2021 - Brazil purchases 20 million doses of India's Bharat Biotech vaccine
02/28/2021 - 6 Cases Of Brazil Coronavirus Strain Detected In UK: Health Officials
03/01/2021 - UK hunts for missing person infected with Covid variant first detected in Brazil
03/01/2021 - UK Hunts Nationwide For Missing Person With Brazil Covid-19 Strain
03/02/2021 - Brazil Reports Record 1,641 COVID-19 Deaths In 24 Hours
03/03/2021 - Producer price inflation in Brazil anticipates Central bank will raise interest rates
03/03/2021 - Brazil's currency losing ground: central bank chief says it is not justified by economic fundamentals
03/03/2021 - Covid: Brazil's daily deaths reach all-time high
03/03/2021 - Brazil Reports Record Covid Deaths For Second Straight Day
03/05/2021 - Dramatic Covid-19 situation in Southern Brazil threatens Rivera, Uruguay
03/05/2021 - Oxford Study Shows AstraZeneca Shot Works Against Brazil Strain: Report
03/08/2021 - Lula: Brazil's ex-president cleared by Supreme Court
03/09/2021 - Covid 19 live updates: Pfizer vaccine neutralizes Brazil variant in lab study as experts warn of rapid spread
03/09/2021 - Pfizer-BioNTech Covid Vaccine Can Protect Against Brazil Variant: Study
03/10/2021 - Maracana stadium to be named after Brazil legend Pele
03/10/2021 - Covid-19: Brazil surge reaches new level as daily deaths pass 2,000
03/11/2021 - Brazil overtakes US in daily Covid-19 deaths, 2,286 on Wednesday
03/11/2021 - China's CoronaVac May Be Ineffective Against Brazil Covid Variant: Study
03/11/2021 - 'Brazil becoming threat to global public health': One epidemiologist's fears
03/12/2021 - Brazil's hospitals overwhelmed and in main cities stops receiving pandemic patients
03/13/2021 - Brazil's COVID infections and deaths surge as variants grow dominant
03/15/2021 - Brazil becomes second worst Covid-19 country; a time bomb for neighboring countries, WHO reports
03/15/2021 - Brazil Orders 100 Million Doses Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
03/15/2021 - Covid-19: Brazil to get fourth health minister since pandemic began
03/16/2021 - Brazil Sao Paulo health chief urges lockdown as Covid deaths surge
03/17/2021 - Brazil: record 2,841 Covid-19 related deaths; Sao Paulo demands a national lockdown
03/18/2021 - Brazil with record contagions and deaths, and a deal to purchase 100 million Pfizer doses
03/18/2021 - Fearing a spike in inflation, Brazil hikes interest rate 75 basis points for the first time since 2015
03/20/2021 - VW closing down production in four plants in Brazil because of the pandemic
03/20/2021 - Brazil Covid variant detected in New York resident for the first time, Cuomo says
03/21/2021 - Covid: Brazil's Bolsonaro calls governors 'tyrants' over lockdowns
03/23/2021 - Covid kits contributed to deaths in Brazil
03/24/2021 - Brazil's Coronavirus Death Count Surpasses 300,000
03/24/2021 - Sergio Moro's ruling on Lula was biased, says Brazil's Supreme Court
03/25/2021 - Bolsonaro appoints committee of experts as Covid-19 kills over 3,000 daily in Brazil
03/26/2021 - Brazil: over 100,000 new Covid-19 infections detected in just one day
03/26/2021 - Argentina halts all flights to/from Brazil, Chile and Mexico
03/26/2021 - Brazil's Foreign Minister hangs on to his job as pressure for his departure mounts
03/28/2021 - Bolsonaro: Brazil's president ordered to pay damages to journalist
03/29/2021 - Covid: Brazil ministers replaced in major cabinet reshuffle
03/30/2021 - Bolsonaro reshuffles Brazil's cabinet, apparently to take on Covid-19 from a different angle
03/30/2021 - Brazil military chiefs resign in new crisis for Bolsonaro
03/30/2021 - Brazil needs to appoint new brass after mass resignation
03/31/2021 - France Tightens Virus Measures As Brazil Ends Deadliest Month
03/31/2021 - Brazil: More than 60,000 people died of Covid-19 in March
04/01/2021 - New variant of Manaus coronavirus strain detected in Brazil
04/01/2021 - Brazil's VP hails 1964 coup as lawmakers seek Bolsonaro's impeachment
04/02/2021 - Jail time of up to 2 years for stalkers in Brazil
04/02/2021 - Brazil appoints new chiefs-of-staff for three armed forces
04/06/2021 - Covid surge in South America as Brazil variant spreads
04/06/2021 - Covid: Brazil has more than 4,000 deaths in 24 hours for first time
04/08/2021 - From California to Brazil: Europe's privacy laws have created a recipe for the world
04/08/2021 - Covid-19 live updates: Brazil and India now worst-hit hotspots with record new cases and deaths
04/09/2021 - Covid-19 live updates: U.S. cases involving Brazil variant on the rise, according to CDC data
04/09/2021 - Brazil Vice-President dubs Argentina “an eternal beggar”
04/09/2021 - Brazil's Bolsonaro Blames "Judicial Activism" For Covid Probe
04/10/2021 - Brazil's Anvisa to check Russian Sputnik V manufacturing plant as need for vaccines soars
04/10/2021 - Brazil: Ex-President Cardoso says Bolsonaro wants to run for presidency against Lula; and will win
04/11/2021 - New Christ statue in Brazil's Encantado to be taller than Rio's
04/11/2021 - Brazil Now Has More Young Than Old Covid Patients In ICUs
04/12/2021 - India overtakes Brazil to become the second-worst hit country as Covid cases soar
04/12/2021 - Brazil "falls" to third place among covid-19 affected countries behind the U.S. and now India
04/13/2021 - Brazil STF Justice Weber halts Bolsonaro's easing on firearms, pending plenum ruling
04/13/2021 - Brazil coronavirus: Inside the crisis
04/13/2021 - To curb spread of Manaus coronavirus strain, France bans flights to Brazil
04/14/2021 - Brazil: Senate to investigate Bolsonaro's handling of the pandemic
04/14/2021 - Brazil Covid Variant Mutating, May Become More Dangerous: Study
04/16/2021 - Brazil: Supreme Court upholds ruling allowing Lula to run for president in 2022
04/16/2021 - Brazil 'needs $10bn to reach zero emissions' says minister
04/17/2021 - Covid in Brazil: Pandemic meets poverty in growing crisis
04/19/2021 - Brazil's GDP on track to better results than expected
04/20/2021 - Brazil's Anvisa green-lights studies of new Chinese covid-19 vaccine
04/20/2021 - Uruguay leads freedom of press in South America; Brazil falls down to red zone in RSF ratings
04/21/2021 - Anvisa asks STF for more time to decide on the use of Sputnik V in Brazil
04/22/2021 - Brazil crime: One of world's biggest arms traffickers recaptured
04/22/2021 - Canada Under Pressure To Suspend Flights From India, Brazil: Official
04/22/2021 - Brazil, Judge orders beaches and bars of Rio de Janeiro must go back to business as usual
04/23/2021 - How two traders are approaching emerging markets as Covid cases surge in India, Brazil
04/24/2021 - Cabify set to quit Brazil by June 14 citing lack of profitability
04/24/2021 - Brazil cuts environment budget despite climate summit pledge
04/24/2021 - Brazil: Environment police battle for Amazon rainforest
04/26/2021 - Anvisa expected to decide Monday on fate of Sputnik V vaccine in Brazil
04/27/2021 - Brazil's Anvisa decides against the Russian Sputnik V vaccine
04/27/2021 - Belgium Bans Arrivals From India, Brazil, South Africa Over Covid Variant
04/27/2021 - Covid: Brazil's Bolsonaro defiant as Congress launches inquiry
04/28/2021 - Brazil Says Russian Covid Vaccine Carried Live Cold Virus
04/28/2021 - Scientists Back Brazil Over Russian Covid Vaccine Import Ban
04/29/2021 - STF magistrate rules census must go ahead in Brazil
04/29/2021 - Brazil Defends Rejection Of Russian Covid Vaccine
04/29/2021 - Covid: Brazil passes 400,000 deaths amid slow vaccination
04/29/2021 - Brazil's Covid Death Count Surpasses 4,00,000
05/01/2021 - Brazil: Court upholds impeachment of Rio de Janeiro Governor Witzel
05/02/2021 - Nigeria Restricts Passengers From India, Brazil, Turkey Over Coronavirus
05/02/2021 - Brazil: Vaccinating the Amazon against Covid
05/04/2021 - Teenager kills young children in Brazil nursery
05/04/2021 - Brazil and Russia back to discussing Sputnik V's certification after Anvisa's ruling
05/04/2021 - Stabbing Attack By Teen At Brazil Daycare Kills Three Children, Two Staff
05/06/2021 - Brazil's Central Bank ups basic interest rate to curb growing inflation
05/06/2021 - Brazil: At least 25 killed in Rio de Janeiro shootout
05/06/2021 - 25 Killed, Including An Officer, In Brazil Shootout During A Police Raid
05/07/2021 - The misinformation bubble threatening Brazil's indigenous people
05/11/2021 - Brazil Amazon: Deadly shootout as illegal miners enter indigenous land
05/12/2021 - Brazil's Anvisa advises against AstraZeneca vaccines for pregnant women after one fatal case
05/13/2021 - NGOs press before OECD to reject Brazil's application over environment issues
05/14/2021 - Brazil braces for renewed Covid surge as Bolsonaro faces inquiry over pandemic response
05/14/2021 - Brazil could have bought Pfizer vaccines much earlier, but Bolsonaro ignored the offer
05/15/2021 - Brazil bans entry of foreign travellers from India due to rising number of covid-19 cases
05/15/2021 - Diplomatic rift with China results in shortage of active ingredient to produce vaccines in Brazil
05/19/2021 - Brazil's GDP projected yet again to grow despite covid-19 crisis
05/20/2021 - Brazil wants Mercosur to agree on a 20% reduction of the Common External Tariff
05/20/2021 - Brazil: Breweries fined heavily for employing undocumented Venezuelan migrants whom they deprived of basic rights
05/21/2021 - Paraguay to import large amounts of medical oxygen from Brazil
05/25/2021 - Rocco Morabito: Italian fugitive arrested in Brazil
05/28/2021 - Minister Guedes says Brazil favors the modernizing of Mercosur
05/28/2021 - Brazilian airline interested in taking over LATAM Brazil
05/28/2021 - Brazil President Visits Indigenous Lands In Amazon Despite Protests
05/29/2021 - Brazil threatened by shortages in electricity supply due to water emergency
05/29/2021 - Brazil: Protesters blame Bolsonaro for Covid crisis
05/29/2021 - Thousands Protest In Brazil Against President Bolsonaro's Covid Response
05/30/2021 - Brazil's Serrana Sees 95% Drop In Covid Cases As All Adults Vaccinated
05/31/2021 - Copa America finally moves back to Brazil where it was last played
06/01/2021 - China's Sinovac Shot Controls Covid In Brazil Town After 75% Covered
06/01/2021 - Brazil bans entry of foreigners as cases of covid-19 pile up: What about Copa America?
06/01/2021 - Brazil Covid: Deaths plunge after town's adults vaccinated
06/01/2021 - Copa America: Brazil's president defends decision to host
06/02/2021 - Southern states of Brazil free of foot and mouth disease without vaccination
06/02/2021 - Argentina's trade with Brazil at its highest since 2018
06/02/2021 - Brazil insists Copa America to go ahead and signs agreement to produce AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine
06/03/2021 - Record flooding in Brazil's Amazon region; half a million displace
06/03/2021 - Pot-Banging Protests Erupt In Brazil As 2,507 Die Of Covid In A Day
06/03/2021 - Brazil excels at agrifood production and exports, study reveals
06/05/2021 - Anvisa allows for limited imports of Sputnik V and Covaxin into Brazil
06/05/2021 - Brazil Gives Nod To Import Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, Russia's Sputnik V
06/08/2021 - Brazil deploys national guard to contain outbreak of violence in Manaus
06/09/2021 - No mandatory jab for Copa America players in Brazil
06/09/2021 - Paraguay needs additional medical oxygen from Brazil
06/09/2021 - Alberto Fernandez: Argentine president apologises for Brazil comments
06/10/2021 - Brazil's Anvisa gives green light to start ButanVac testing pending some paperwork
06/10/2021 - Brazil Plans To Allow Vaccinated People To Not Wear Masks: Jair Bolsonaro
06/11/2021 - Brazil's STF finally agrees to Copa America by 10 votes to 1
06/11/2021 - Brazil Approves Pfizer Vaccine For Kids 12 And Up
06/11/2021 - Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, UAE Elected To UN Security Council
06/11/2021 - Brazil President Booed On Plane, Tells Critics To 'Take A Donkey'
06/12/2021 - Brazil's Bolsonaro Fined $100 For Maskless Motorcyle Rally In Sao Paulo
06/15/2021 - Anvisa grants shelf-life extension for 3 million doses of Janssen single-dose vaccine in Brazil
06/16/2021 - 52 cases of covid-19 detected so far at Copa America football tournament in Brazil
06/17/2021 - Brazil: 19 variants of coronavirus spot in Sao Paulo state, but Delta not one of them
06/18/2021 - Interest rates in Brazil need to stay high to contain 2022 inflation, former minister says
06/19/2021 - Brazil: Henrique Cardoso turns 90 and thinks tomorrow “could be better than today”
06/19/2021 - Brazil Crosses Half Million Covid Deaths: Health Minister
06/19/2021 - Covid: Brazil hits 500,000 deaths amid 'critical' situation
06/19/2021 - Brazil Passes Half A Million Covid Deaths, Experts Warn Of Worse Ahead
06/22/2021 - Former Brazil President Lula Da Silva acquitted in yet another corruption case
06/22/2021 - Bolsonaro lashes out at Brazil media giant Globo for its “journalists who do not help at all” regarding covid-19
06/23/2021 - Brazil's environment minister quits amid illegal logging investigation
06/24/2021 - Brazil Top Court Confirms That Judge Was Biased Against Ex-President Lula
06/24/2021 - Brazil Didn't Spend A Cent On Covaxin Deal Under Probe: Jair Bolsonaro
06/25/2021 - Brazil Chose Unauthorised Covaxin Over Cheaper Pfizer Vaccine: Official
06/26/2021 - Brazil eases entry restrictions on entry to Venezuelan migrants through Roraima land crossing
06/27/2021 - Brazil President In A Bind Over Suspected Graft In India Vaccine Deal
06/28/2021 - Lázaro Barbosa: Brazil murder suspect dies in police shootout
06/28/2021 - Brazil Senators File Case Against Jair Bolsonaro For Malfeasance
06/29/2021 - Energy minister calls for “conscious” use of electricity throughout Brazil
06/29/2021 - Coronavirus Delta variant claims first two fatalities in Brazil
06/29/2021 - Brazil To Suspend Covaxin Deal As Graft Allegations Probed
06/29/2021 - Brazil commits armed forces to protecting Amazonia yet again
06/30/2021 - Brazil: Allegedly corrupt official leaves post at Health Ministry as accusations make headlines
07/01/2021 - Brazil: Fudgy deal to purchase Indian covid-19 vaccine raises doubts about Bolsonaro's knowledge of the case
07/02/2021 - Brazil Prosecutor Asks For Bolsonaro Probe Over Covaxin Deal
07/03/2021 - Covid: Thousands protest in Brazil against Bolsonaro over pandemic handling
07/03/2021 - Thousands In Brazil Join Anti-Bolsonaro Protests Over Covaxin Deal
07/03/2021 - Brazil Supreme Court Gives Nod For Probe Into Bolsonaro Over Covaxin Deal
07/06/2021 - Rediscovering the African roots of Brazil's martial art capoeira
07/07/2021 - China enters auto manufacturing industry in Brazil, acquiring Mercedes-Benz plant
07/08/2021 - Covid-19 pandemic: 'Everything you should not do, Brazil has done'
07/10/2021 - Lionel Messi wins first Copa America as Argentina beat Brazil in final
07/12/2021 - Brazil: São Paulo's elderly unable to cope with inflation, study shows
07/14/2021 - Lack of semiconductors and electronic components limiting Brazil's car production
07/14/2021 - Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Hospitalized To "Find Cause Of Chronic Hiccups"
07/14/2021 - Brazil's Bolsonaro in hospital amid concern over chronic hiccups
07/15/2021 - Brazil: Bolsonaro flown to São Paulo for possible emergency surgery
07/16/2021 - Brazil: Governor of São Paulo tests positive for COVID-19 for the second time
07/16/2021 - Covid-19: Second doses run dry in Brazil's scramble to vaccinate
07/18/2021 - Brazil's Bolsonaro leaves hospital after treatment for blocked intestine
07/19/2021 - Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Leaves Hospital, Says Will Be Back At Work Monday
07/20/2021 - Argentina and Brazil commemorate when they agreed to make Latin America a region free of nuclear arms
07/21/2021 - Brazil: Lula says “stupid” Bolsonaro shall not win 2022 elections
07/22/2021 - Brazil imports record volumes of fertilizers, despite escalating prices
07/22/2021 - Bolsonaro announces cabinet reshuffle and casts doubts on his running for a second term as Brazil's president next year
07/23/2021 - New force launched to help fight fires in Brazil's jungles and forests
07/23/2021 - "The cancer of Brazil is corruption... democracy is solid rock", outgoing US ambassador
07/25/2021 - Brazil's Miss Bum Bum, crazy about Messi has an anal tattoo in honor of the football star
07/26/2021 - Brazil targets 300 million tons of grain for the 2024/25 harvest
07/26/2021 - Brazil: Why are so many pregnant women dying from Covid?
07/28/2021 - Brazil plans to start vaccinating youngsters aged 12 to 17 and reducing spell between Pfizer doses soon
07/28/2021 - Nogueira chosen to head Brazil's Civil House
07/29/2021 - After Halting Emergency Use, Brazil Shelves Import Permit Of Covaxin
07/30/2021 - Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Escalates Rhetoric Over Electoral Fraud
08/01/2021 - Bolsonaro Supporters Push For Change To Brazil's Voting System
08/02/2021 - Bolsonaro's “army” of followers show nationwide support to voting system reform in Brazil
08/02/2021 - Brazil Court To Probe President Bolsonaro For Electoral Fraud Claims
08/03/2021 - Brazil's Azul signs a one billion dollars deal with German manufacturer for 220 VTOL taxi aircraft
08/03/2021 - Brazil's Electoral Court wants Bolsonaro investigated for spreading fake news against ballot boxes
08/04/2021 - Highest alert in Brazil with African Swine Fever outbreak in Dominican Republic, which spread from 2 to 11 provinces
08/04/2021 - Brazil Court Orders President Bolsonaro Probed For Electoral Fraud Claims
08/05/2021 - Brazil's STF places President Bolsonaro under investigation for casting doubt on the electronic voting system
08/05/2021 - Bolsonaro rapidly losing support from the powerful Evangelic churches in Brazil
08/05/2021 - Voting Change Sought By Jair Bolsonaro Defeated In Brazil Congress
08/07/2021 - Brazil's Bolsonaro Calls A Supreme Court Top Judge "Son Of A Whore"
08/07/2021 - Brazil extends until December 2022 waiver to Venezuelan migrants who seek refuge
08/07/2021 - Tokyo Olympics: Brazil defend men's football title with win over Spain
08/10/2021 - Brazil protein giant JBS moves into the fish production industry
08/10/2021 - Brazil's football clubs may now function as corporations
08/11/2021 - Brazil: Lula likens Bolsonaro to former US President Donald Trump
08/11/2021 - Brazil's Bolsonaro defeated over printed ballot proposal
08/12/2021 - Brazil finally revokes the National Security Law from 1983
08/12/2021 - Rio de Janeiro riddled with cases of Delta variant in Brazil
08/12/2021 - Brazil Congress expels lawmaker over murder charges
08/12/2021 - Brazil Top Court Judge Opens Probe Into Jair Bolsonaro Over Probe Leak
08/16/2021 - Departure of foreign companies from Argentina and also from Brazil on the rise and with no end in sight
08/17/2021 - Brazil tempted by the success of the Suriname and Guyana oil basin developments
08/18/2021 - Brazil hopes the world will get a taste for its favourite spirit
08/20/2021 - Brazil interested in buying gas from Argentina's Vaca Muerta
08/24/2021 - Most of Brazil's politicians against Bolsonaro's impeachment request against STF Judge De Moraes
08/24/2021 - LATAM denies any hostile attempt to take over its Brazil operations, as reported by Wall Street Journal
08/25/2021 - Uruguay has vaccinated 70% of its population with two doses against COVID-19; Brazil only 26.83%
08/26/2021 - Third dose of COVID-19 vaccines coming up for second half of September in Brazil
08/26/2021 - “Mercosur needs urgent modernization” and Brazil can't be prisoner of an institutional accord
08/27/2021 - Stop Nagging Gun Buyers, Everyone Should Buy A Rifle: Brazil's President
08/28/2021 - Brazil: Rio de Janeiro City Hall to require vaccine passports for public spaces starting next month
08/28/2021 - Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro says he will be killed, arrested or re-elected
08/29/2021 - Wife of murdered Greek ambassador jailed over his death in Brazil
08/30/2021 - Brazil bank robbers tie hostages to getaway cars
08/30/2021 - At Least 3 Dead In Brazil As Robbers Stage Brazen Bank Raids
08/30/2021 - Brazil Bank Robbers Strap Hostages To Getaway Cars As Human Shields
08/31/2021 - Brazil confident soybeans harvest will confirm it continues as the world's leader in the oilseed production
08/31/2021 - Research shows illegal mining in Brazil on the rise
08/31/2021 - Brazil's agribusinesses demand stability amid conflicts between the President and the other branches of gov't
08/31/2021 - Brazil bank robbery: Hostages describe terrifying getaway car ordeal
09/01/2021 - Inflation-15 in Brazil reached a twelve-month 9,30% in August
09/02/2021 - Argentine exports to Brazil show almost unprecedented growth
09/02/2021 - Brazil's GDP suprisingly 0,1% in the red
09/03/2021 - Suspected case of "mad cow" in central Brazil; live cattle prices plummet
09/05/2021 - Cattle prices drop in Brazil as meat industry is idle waiting for tests from a suspected mad cow case
09/06/2021 - Brazil confirms two cases of atypical mad cow; suspends beef exports to China and reports to OIE
09/06/2021 - World Cup qualifier in Brazil halted due to presence of Argentine players from red-zoned England
09/06/2021 - Pele: Brazil legend, 80, has surgery to remove tumour
09/06/2021 - Brazil's Bolsonaro Limits Social Media Content Removal By Tech Giants
09/06/2021 - Brazil President Bolsonaro's Supporters Breach Police Blockade
09/07/2021 - Bolsonaro and Lula da Silva plan rallies on Tuesday, Brazil's Independence Day
09/07/2021 - Brazil on edge as Bolsonaro supporters march on Congress
09/07/2021 - "Only God" Can Oust Me: Bolsonaro Attacks Brazil's Institutions At Rally
09/08/2021 - Brazil's 'mad cow's care over; China willing to continue purchasing beef
09/08/2021 - Opposition also stage demonstrations against Bolsonaro in Brazil: law scholars say President should be impeached
09/08/2021 - Bolsonaro speaks against STF Judge De Moraes during Brazil's Independence Day celebrations
09/08/2021 - Brazil Court Calls Jair Bolsonaro Threats "Attack On Democracy"
09/09/2021 - STF Chief Justice vows to defend Brazil's highest court against any attack
09/09/2021 - Truckers support Bolsonaro, block many roads all across Brazil
09/09/2021 - Brazil terminates bilateral shipping agreements with Argentina and Uruguay
09/09/2021 - Brazil imports record volumes of Argentine corn to feed poultry and pork
09/09/2021 - Jair Bolsonaro Backs Off Attacks On Brazil's Institutions
09/12/2021 - Hundreds Protest In Brazil Against Jair Bolsonaro, Demand His Impeachment
09/13/2021 - Demonstrations in Sao Paulo call for dismissal of Brazil's president
09/14/2021 - Brazil's STF may sentence Bolsonaro to pay fine over homophobic statements
09/16/2021 - Brazil Seeks To Halt Teen Vaccines After 1 Death, Adverse Events
09/16/2021 - Unvaccinated Brazil's Bolsonaro To Defy New York Jab Rule For UN Meet
09/17/2021 - Brazil installs sanitary control facilities near Paraguayan border
09/17/2021 - Pele: Brazil football legend 'recovering well' says daughter
09/19/2021 - Brazil Reports Over 1,50,000 Coronavirus Cases In A Day
09/20/2021 - Bradesco, one of Brazil's top leading banks is leaving Argentina
09/21/2021 - For Brazil's Bolsonaro, Unvaccinated, Pizza For Dinner On New York Street
09/21/2021 - Brazil Health Minister, At UN Meet With Bolsonaro, Tests Covid Positive
09/23/2021 - Brazil increases Selic interest rate to 6,25%, the highest in two years
09/23/2021 - IMF's report on Brazil: performance better than expected; GDP projected to expand 5,3% this year
09/23/2021 - Argentina and Brazil to expand development of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines
09/23/2021 - A Food Deal Sparks Row Between Brazil's Bolsonaro And UK's Boris Johnson
09/25/2021 - Bolivian official who approved faulty Lamia 2933 flight plan arrested in Brazil
09/25/2021 - Brazil expects to harvest a record 143,75 million tons of soybeans in 2021/22
09/26/2021 - Fourth Member Of Brazil's UN Delegation Tests Covid Positive
09/28/2021 - Brazil's Economy Minister favors one-on-one deals despite Mercosur's current ban
09/28/2021 - US Senators Warn Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro On Democracy
09/30/2021 - Bolsonaro says Brazil is rich and "can look after the needy for a longer period"
09/30/2021 - Fitch optimistic about Brazil, but fears fiscal sustainability is precarious
09/30/2021 - US hamburger demand helps Brazil overcome China's freeze on beef purchases
10/01/2021 - Brazil, 20th judicial win for former leader Lula
10/01/2021 - Brazil: A drought with roots in the Amazon jungle
10/02/2021 - Protesters In Brazil Demand Jair Bolsonaro's Impeachment
10/02/2021 - Brazil Bolsonaro: Thousands protest calling for president's removal
10/03/2021 - Brazil out to elect new Mayors, 13 of them in the state of São Paulo
10/04/2021 - Argentine exports to Brazil grow, but still in the red despite September's surplus
10/04/2021 - Some hope for this coming cruise season as Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina make public protocols
10/06/2021 - Argentina now sells gas to Chile and Brazil
10/06/2021 - Brazil's CPI to file criminal charges against Bolsonaro and some of his aides
10/06/2021 - Brazil: Strong winds cause sandstorm in São Paulo
10/07/2021 - Brazil Probes Hospital Chain Over Medicine Bolsonaro Touted As Covid Cure
10/07/2021 - UK helping Brazil to tackle vaccine innovation and R&D policies
10/07/2021 - Nazi haul discovered by Brazil police at home of suspected child abuser
10/07/2021 - Brazil: Bolsonaro's situation looks worse by the hour and Lula sets up shadow cabinet
10/08/2021 - Neither Trump nor Biden are genocidal for how they handled the COVID-19 crisis, Brazil's President says
10/09/2021 - Agreement reached between Argentina, Brazil to cut down common external tariffs by 10%
10/11/2021 - Brazil's Bolsonaro Barred From Football Match. Reason: Unvaccinated
10/11/2021 - Argentine FM hold a successful meeting with Brazil's Economy Minister as part of his mission rebuilding Mercosur ties
10/13/2021 - Guedes dismisses IMF estimates for Brazil's growth this year and 2022
10/13/2021 - Charges filed against Brazil's President before ICC: “The Planet vs. Bolsonaro”
10/13/2021 - Double digit inflation in Brazil spiked by increasing fuel and food costs
10/13/2021 - "Decided Not To Get Vaccinated": Brazil's Bolsonaro
10/13/2021 - Covid-19 in Brazil: 'My mum was used as a guinea pig'
10/14/2021 - Central Bank of Brazil takes action to reverse real shrinking
10/14/2021 - Brazil soldiers who shot dead a musician convicted
10/18/2021 - Poverty on the rise in Brazil
10/18/2021 - Brazil, Uruguay Fms stay mum after Montevideo meeting – rumors soar
10/20/2021 - Covid: Brazil's President Bolsonaro accused of crimes against humanity
10/20/2021 - Brazil impatient as China has yet to return to purchase beef
10/20/2021 - Brazil Senate Drops Call For Homicide Charge Against President Jair Bolsonaro
10/20/2021 - Defiant Jair Bolsonaro Denies Brazil Senate Committee's Pandemic Charges
10/20/2021 - Brazil Senate Panel Wants 10 Pandemic Charges Against Bolsonaro: Report
10/21/2021 - Brazil's CPI finds Bolsonaro should face 10 criminal charges for his handling of the COVID-19 crisis
10/22/2021 - Bolsonaro's Welfare Plan Shakes Brazil Markets, Officials Quit. Here's Why
10/22/2021 - Brazil's Economy Minister shakes markets with unexpected announcement
10/23/2021 - Brazil's Guedes pushing for higher interest rates to contain inflation
10/25/2021 - Fuel goes up in Brazil amid international surge in crude oil
10/26/2021 - Brazil senators to vote on damning Covid report
10/26/2021 - Brazil Senators Ask Court To Bar Jair Bolsonaro Fom Social Media
10/26/2021 - Brazil Senate Panel Backs Criminal Charges Against Jair Bolsonaro
10/27/2021 - Brazil envisions plans to cut down Amazon deforestation while developing other activities in the rainforest
10/28/2021 - China approves meat imports from Italy; Brazil and Ireland still out in the cold
10/28/2021 - Brazil's Central Bank increases Selic rate above expectations
10/29/2021 - Justice De Moraes fears digital militias will spread fake news ahead of 2022 elections in Brazil
10/29/2021 - Brazil: Bolsonaro hints appointing STF judges involved “gifts”
10/30/2021 - Argentina lifts capacity ban ahead of a football match against Brazil
10/30/2021 - Brazil's VP says Bolsonaro would be greeted with stones at Glasgow's climate summit
10/31/2021 - 15 Firefighters Trapped As Cave Roof Collapses During Training In Brazil
11/02/2021 - Brazil's Labour Ministry bans sacking of unvaccinated workers
11/02/2021 - Brazil: Amazon parrot plays peekaboo with CCTV traffic camera
11/02/2021 - Bolsonaro says Brazil part of the solution, not the problem regarding climate change
11/02/2021 - Energy exports to Brazil to finance Argentina's infrastructure works
11/03/2021 - Brazil will host G20 summit in 2024
11/04/2021 - Argentina's trade balance with Brazil ends up positive for 2nd straight month
11/05/2021 - Argentine President Fernández praises Brazil's STF
11/05/2021 - Marilia Mendonca: Popular Brazil singer dies in plane crash at 26
11/05/2021 - Latin Grammy-Winning Singer Marilia Mendonca Dies In Brazil Plane Crash
11/06/2021 - Brazil cuts down import tariffs to fight growing inflation
11/06/2021 - 21 Brazil Scientists Refuse Medals In Row With Jair Bolsonaro
11/06/2021 - Brazil Bids Shocked Goodbye To Latin Grammy-Winning Star Marilia Mendonca
11/08/2021 - Paraguayan FM in Brazil to discuss Itaipú and other Mercosur matters
11/08/2021 - Brazil donates two Bell helicopters to Paraguay
11/09/2021 - No COVID-19 deaths in São Paulo, Brazil, in one full day
11/10/2021 - Brazil's STF poised to terminating Bolsonaro's secret funds
11/10/2021 - Joe Biden Cites India, Brazil To Explain Complexity Of Global Supply Chain
11/12/2021 - Amazon Deforestation Hits Monthly Record In Brazil
11/13/2021 - Pfizer seeks clearance for Comirnaty to be used in Brazil on kids aged 5 to 11
11/14/2021 - Jair Bolsonaro, guns and rising violence in Brazil
11/14/2021 - McDonald's Sparks Controversy In Brazil Over Unisex Toilet
11/14/2021 - McDonald's Sparks Controversy Over Unisex Toilet In Brazil
11/15/2021 - Bolsonaro not joining Brazil's Liberal Party for now
11/16/2021 - Bolsonaro tells Dubai Forum opportunities are awaiting in Brazil
11/17/2021 - Brazil and Argentina leading the combat against African Swine Fever in the continent
11/17/2021 - Brazil rice exports in 2021 should reach 1,2 million tons
11/17/2021 - Elon Musk In Talks With Brazil For SpaceX Internet In Amazon Rainforest
11/18/2021 - Moro wants to become Brazil's “third way” amid polarization, despite being a Bolsonarist option
11/18/2021 - Brazil hits COVID-19 infections low since May 2020
11/18/2021 - Remains Of Toothless, Two-Legged Dinosaur Species Discovered In Brazil
11/18/2021 - Brazil: Amazon sees worst deforestation levels in 15 years
11/19/2021 - Brazil's Supreme Court rules discounts on school fees were unconstitutional
11/22/2021 - Brazil: Lula wants to return to power but it's not up to just him
11/23/2021 - Russia reopens market to Brazil for 200,000 tons of beef and 100,00 of pork, zero-tariff
11/23/2021 - Electronic ballot box malfunction strikes Brazil's third-way party internal voting
11/23/2021 - Brazil's STF rules in favor of Bolsonaro holding social media accounts
11/24/2021 - Bolsonaro booed and applauded upon receiving medal from Brazil's Lower House
11/25/2021 - Presidents of Brazil and Paraguay meet in Brasilia but reach no agreement on Itaipú rates
11/25/2021 - Brazil's Bolsonaro, Who Downplayed Covid, Against Carnival Resumption
11/26/2021 - Brazil Regulator Calls For Africa Travel Curbs, Bolsonaro Noncommittal
11/27/2021 - Brazil closes borders on six African countries due to Omicron variant
11/30/2021 - Former Sao Paulo Governor Alckmin asked to run for Brazil's VP job alongside Lula
11/30/2021 - Brazil Reports 2 Cases Of 'Omicron' Covid Variant, First In Latin America
12/01/2021 - Brazil reports first two cases of Omicron Covid-19 variant
12/01/2021 - Latin American left wing leaders expecting progressive victories in Chile and Brazil
12/02/2021 - Omicron makes landfall in Brazil but all patients are in good health
12/02/2021 - Pastor supported by Bolsonaro gets green light to join Brazil's STF
12/03/2021 - No New Year's Eve parties in Brazil due to Omicron
12/03/2021 - Brazil: Moro is a “shameless liar”, Bolsonaro says
12/03/2021 - Probe Ordered Into Brazil's Bolsonaro For Linking Covid Vaccines To AIDS
12/04/2021 - Presidents of Paraguay, Brazil to meet this month
12/04/2021 - Labour strife in port of Montevideo; increasing export volumes shipped from Rio Grande in Brazil
12/05/2021 - 2 Babies In Hospital After Pfizer Shot Given By Mistake In Brazil: Report
12/07/2021 - President Bolsonaro Dismisses Vaccination Requirement For Entering Brazil
12/08/2021 - Some 6,700 Magellan penguins migrated to Brazil's coastline during winter
12/09/2021 - Brazil working to create a price stabilization fund for gasoline, diesel and LNG
12/09/2021 - Brazil announces health pass requirement, minister refuses to call it so
12/09/2021 - Argentina's land borders with Brazil, Uruguay set for full reopening
12/09/2021 - Brazil: Pele hospitalized for further cancer treatment
12/10/2021 - Brazil raised the benchmark interest rate to 9,25% to try and contain inflation
12/10/2021 - Brazil nightclub fire: Four convicted over blaze that killed 242
12/11/2021 - Brazil 12 month inflation in November at an eighteen year record of 10,74%
12/11/2021 - Covid: Brazil to demand proof of vaccination from foreign visitors
12/13/2021 - Brazil Requires Covid-19 Vaccination For Arriving Travellers
12/13/2021 - "Literal Cage Fight": Brazil Politicians' 3-Round Bout To Settle Scores
12/14/2021 - Brazil's STF rules proof of vaccination be required to foreign travelers
12/14/2021 - Weather prevents meeting between presidents of Brazil and Paraguay
12/15/2021 - Brazil: Alckmin leaves PSDB as rumors of candidacy alongside Lula grow
12/16/2021 - Brazil's STF upholds vaccination pass for incoming travelers
12/21/2021 - China approves Brazil meats' sanitary system; Beijing increases tariffs on pork imports
12/22/2021 - Brazil: Deforestation in protected areas up 79% under Bolsonaro
12/27/2021 - 18 dead, over 11,000 evacuated due to unprecedented rainfall in Brazil
12/27/2021 - Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Says Daughter, 11, Will Not Get Covid Vaccine
12/28/2021 - Brazil: Bolsonaro insists his daughter will not be jabbed
12/30/2021 - Brazil's government turns down humanitarian aid from Argentina to Bahia
12/31/2021 - Brazil's Industry Confederation expects 1,2% to 1,8% GDP growth in 2022
01/03/2022 - Brazil's Sanitary regulator strongly recommends suspending the cruise season: Covid-19 in several vessels
01/03/2022 - Brazil's Bolsonaro Hospitalised For Intestinal Obstruction: Reports
01/03/2022 - Brazil's Bolsonaro in hospital with intestinal blockage
01/04/2022 - Brazil's Bolsonaro, Who's In Hospital, Doesn't Need Surgery, Say Doctors
01/05/2022 - Brazil's President Discharged From Hospital, Says Will "Continue Normal"
01/05/2022 - Brazil Approves Covid Vaccine For Children Aged 5-11 Amid Surge In Cases
01/06/2022 - Brazil to start vaccinating children this month
01/08/2022 - Anvisa okays COVID-19 vaccine entirely produced in Brazil
01/08/2022 - At least five dead after Brazil cliff collapses on boats
01/08/2022 - 5 Killed, 20 Missing As Cliff Collapses Onto Boaters In Brazil Lake
01/12/2022 - Brazil's inflation for 2021 reaches 10.06%
01/12/2022 - Brazil rains: Minas Gerais hit by deadly landslides and floods
01/12/2022 - "No Virus Is Welcome": WHO Official On Brazil President's Omicron Comment
01/13/2022 - "We Lost Homes": Brazil's Indigenous People Homeless After Heavy Rains
01/13/2022 - Record 2021 trade surplus in Brazil, but complaints about the economy becoming commodities dependent
01/18/2022 - Brazil's Senate wants to tackle fuel prices
01/18/2022 - Brazil Registers Record Daily Covid Cases, Expects Peak In February
01/19/2022 - International market pushes dollar up in Brazil to R$ 5.56
01/24/2022 - Global Inflation: Brazil's Guedes and Europe's Lagarde have opposing positions
01/26/2022 - OECD to evaluate Argentina, Brazil and Peru as potential members
01/26/2022 - COVID-19 hospitalizations pushing Brazil's health system to its limits
01/29/2022 - Brazil's Anvisa outlines differences between pediatric COVID-19 vaccines
01/29/2022 - Brazil: Police report says Bolsonaro's guilt proven in voting system leak
01/31/2022 - Brazil wants to team Guyana and Suriname oil and gas in a regional energy corridor
01/31/2022 - Brazil rains: São Paulo floods kill 19 and destroy homes
02/01/2022 - Argentina decries increasing UK flights to Falklands with Brazil stopovers
02/02/2022 - Brazil violence: Three arrested over killing of Congolese migrant
02/02/2022 - Brazil: Guedes favors tax cuts to keep fuel affordable
02/02/2022 - Brazil's STF urges Bolsonaro to respect democratic institutions
02/03/2022 - Brazil rises Selic interest rates amid growing inflation
02/04/2022 - Brazil's Electoral Court CJ says Dilma's impeachment was a coup
02/08/2022 - Brazil reports first two cases of Omicron subvariant
02/09/2022 - Brazil supports Argentine Malvinas claim but since UK is an 'important partner', authorizes RAF landings
02/10/2022 - Brazil aquaculture exports totaled 9,900 tons in 2021
02/12/2022 - Brazil: Lula celebrates PT's 42 years of fighting social inequality
02/15/2022 - UK/Brazil clash over an Expanded Trade Partnership; beef and other meats the stumbling barrier
02/15/2022 - Round of hearings for 35-year concession of Brazil's busiest port has started
02/15/2022 - Brazil Town's "Chronic Problem": Disappearing Into The Sea
02/16/2022 - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro To Hold Talks With "Strong Man" Putin
02/16/2022 - Deadly landslides wreak havoc in Brazil's Petrópolis
02/16/2022 - Brazil: Torrential rain triggers deadly mudslides
02/16/2022 - 78 Killed In Flash Floods In Brazil
02/17/2022 - Brazil: Death toll at Petropolis reaches 80
02/17/2022 - Petrópolis: Hopes fade for survivors in flood-hit Brazil city
02/17/2022 - "Scene From A War": Alert Issued In Brazil City After "Historic" Floods
02/19/2022 - US top leader in revenue from beef exports; Brazil leads in volume
02/19/2022 - Brazil Floods Death Count Rises To 139 With More Bodies Retrieved
02/19/2022 - Petrópolis: Nearly 200 still missing in flood-hit Brazil city
02/20/2022 - "Mega Clean-Up Operation" In Brazil City After Storm Kills Over 160
02/21/2022 - Brazil: Death toll in Petrópolis reaches all-time-high of 176
02/22/2022 - Hong Kong Finds Covid In Samples From 1,400 Brazil, Poland Packages
02/22/2022 - Brazil and South Korea share it's a good moment to advance with the Mercosur agreement
02/23/2022 - Federal tax collection in Brazil 18.3% up in January
02/24/2022 - Brazil ensuring greater urea supplies from Iran in a fertilizer short world
02/24/2022 - Brazil: New survey says Bolsonaro would win presidential elections
02/25/2022 - Brazil's FM plans joint evacuation from Ukraine with other LatAm nations
02/26/2022 - Ukraine crisis: Brazil sides with... Brazil; hence, it is not neutral
02/27/2022 - Blogger’s Telegram channels banned in Brazil as per STF ruling
02/28/2022 - Bolsonaro finally reveals where Brazil will stand regarding Ukraine
02/28/2022 - Interannual sales of motor vehicles fall in Argentina and Brazil
03/01/2022 - Ukraine: Bolsonaro offers humanitarian help but Brazil shall remain neutral
03/03/2022 - Brazil to resume cruise season shortly
03/04/2022 - Brazil's President, British PM in favor of ceasefire in Ukraine
03/04/2022 - Fertilizer emergency in Brazil: plan to cur dependency and promote production
03/06/2022 - Gunshots Fired, Cars Destroyed As Football Fans Clash In Brazil; 1 Dead
03/11/2022 - Brazil outlines 30-year plan to cut fertilizer overseas dependency
03/15/2022 - Cases of Deltacron confirmed in Brazil
03/16/2022 - Brazil's health minister recants Deltacron findings announcement
03/16/2022 - Brazil's Central Bank raises interest rate to 11.75%, highest since 2017
03/18/2022 - Brazil's Top Court Bans Telegram Ahead Of Presidential Election
03/20/2022 - Brazil strongly campaigning to have fertilizers delisted from sanctions
03/20/2022 - Brazil Supreme Court Lifts Ban On Messaging App Telegram: Official
03/21/2022 - Evangelicalism & Brazil: The religious movement that spread through a national team
03/22/2022 - Brazil planning to become a net exporter of wheat, harvesting a volume similar to that of Argentina
03/28/2022 - Yet another group of Ukrainian refugees makes it to Brazil
03/28/2022 - In Brazil, Your Internet Service Provider May Be A Mobster, Say Police
03/29/2022 - Brazil still committed to joining OECD, Minister Guedes tells the group
03/29/2022 - IDB: Ukraine war should open windows for Brazil, Argentine and LatAm
03/29/2022 - Brazil's Bolsonaro Says "Ready For Combat" After Hospital Stay
03/30/2022 - Fertilizers from Iran and expanding the wheat area, priorities of Brazil's agricultural year
03/30/2022 - Gas: Bolivia advised to renegotiate with Brazil and sell more to Argentina
03/31/2022 - Brazil's military brass praise 1964 coup
04/01/2022 - Brazil's Central Bank workers go on indefinite strike
04/02/2022 - 8 Killed, 13 Missing In Brazil Flash Floods, Landslides
04/05/2022 - Brazil at work: Black and held back
04/06/2022 - Brazil beef production forecasted at 9,85 million tons and 2,6 million tons exports
04/08/2022 - Brazil records first case of COVID-19 due to XE variant
04/08/2022 - Brazil abstains as Russia suspended from UN Human Rights Council
04/09/2022 - Brazil's overall crop expected to reach 258,9 million tons
04/09/2022 - Brazil's Amazon Rainforest's Deforestation Worst In At Least 6 Years
04/11/2022 - Brazil's inflation for March 2022 disclosed: highest in 28 years
04/11/2022 - Brazil discussing with US sanctions on Teheran to help liberate Iranian fertilizers
04/11/2022 - Brazil's military spends large amounts on Viagra and baldness drugs
04/12/2022 - Brazil gaining ground in the US beef market: main exporter in first two months of 2022
04/13/2022 - Brazil moves towards permanent joint police force with Paraguay
04/13/2022 - Brazil: Two reported dead in new clash involving garimpeiros
04/13/2022 - Brazil's indigenous communities fear mining threat over war in Ukraine
04/14/2022 - Brazil planning a second tariffs cut without Mercosur endorsement "to protect people's lives and health"
04/14/2022 - Brazil: Wild animals take to the streets in Rio de Janeiro
04/18/2022 - Brazil enters new phase in C19 crisis as cases drop significantly
04/18/2022 - Guarapuava: Shoot-out as Brazil robbers target security firm
04/18/2022 - "This Is Our Stupid Dad": A Currency Analyst Goes Viral In Brazil
04/19/2022 - Brazil again top global beef exporter, followed by India, USA and Australia
04/19/2022 - Uruguay/Brazil waterway project studies submitted for financial qualification
04/19/2022 - Bolsonaro, WTO chief agree on Brazil's role as food supplier
04/20/2022 - Brazil continues to receive Russian fertilizers although in erratic shipments
04/20/2022 - Exxon Mobil drilling offshore in Brazil's Sergipe/Alagoas basin with a potential of a billion barrels
04/20/2022 - Cases of dengue on the rise in Brazil
04/20/2022 - Brazil's Foreign Ministry locks Russian trip documents under seal
04/22/2022 - Brazil: Bolsonarist lawmakers want amnesty for convicted federal deputy
04/22/2022 - Brazil's Economy Minister says Europe keen on Mercosur deal
04/23/2022 - Brazil's Health Minister officially announces end of covid-19 emergency
04/23/2022 - Brazil: Bolsonaro disregards Temer's advice on Silveira's pardon
04/25/2022 - Brazil: Lula's PT in trouble as Bolsonaro closes in
04/25/2022 - Brazil carnival: 'Bolsonaro' dancer turned into crocodile
04/26/2022 - US State Dept. finds Brazil's electoral system reliable
04/28/2022 - 'Sex Roster' Devised By Brazil Model With 9 Wives. Here's Why It Failed
04/28/2022 - Depression grows 40% in Brazil during COVID-19 pandemic
04/28/2022 - Brazil Businesswoman, Touted As Poll Contender, Shying From Spotlight
05/02/2022 - Labor Day becomes election campaign street demonstration in Brazil
05/03/2022 - Brazil ready to take advantage of the "food inflation" despite higher production costs
05/03/2022 - Brazil in the crossfire of the Falklands/Malvinas war
05/03/2022 - Brazil once again sidelined from G7 Summit
05/04/2022 - Brazil's Police not happy with President's undelivered promises - strikes coming up
05/06/2022 - Brazil hikes interest rate to its highest in five years, 12,75%, to fight double digit inflation
05/06/2022 - Hamilton Mourão, vice-president of Brazil, arrived in Montevideo to meet with Uruguayan authorities
05/06/2022 - Brazil Rainforest Lost Land The Size Of 1,400 Football Fields In April
05/07/2022 - Brazil's Lula launches presidential campaign
05/09/2022 - Brazil's Defense Minister asks TSE to disclose objections to voting system
05/10/2022 - Brazil's Economy Minister in favor of taxing the wealthiest
05/10/2022 - April/May have become crucial months for Brazil's second corn crop
05/11/2022 - Argentina takes active steps to boost exports to Brazil
05/11/2022 - The black evangelical women who'll decide who governs Brazil
05/12/2022 - Brazil consumer prices increased 1.06% in April and 12,13% in twelve months
05/12/2022 - Southern Brazil ports and Montevideo have become drugs exporting hubs
05/12/2022 - New poll says Lula may not need a runoff to win Brazil's elections in October
05/13/2022 - Brazil's Electoral Court and Spotify join forces against disinformation
05/13/2022 - Brazil: Bolsonaro finds it best when families own guns
05/14/2022 - Brazil invited to abide by OECD codes of good practices
05/16/2022 - Argentina preparing to become a BRICS member with support from China and Brazil
05/17/2022 - Brazil opens situation room to monitor acute hepatitis
05/18/2022 - Cyclone Yakecan batters Uruguay and Brazil
05/19/2022 - Brazil: Lula ties the knot for the third time in his life
05/19/2022 - Brazil's capital records all-time low temperature
05/19/2022 - Brazil's Lower House passes homeschooling bill onto Senate
05/20/2022 - Yakecan cyclone hits Uruguay, then moves on to Brazil
05/20/2022 - Elon Musk, In Brazil, Announces Plan For Amazon Rainforest Conservation
05/24/2022 - Brazil's "Challenging Moment": Soaring Fuel Prices
05/24/2022 - Brazil sacks Petrobras CEO yet again
05/24/2022 - Bolsonaro angry at YPFB for selling Argentina the gas that was for Brazil
05/25/2022 - Bolivia diverts LNG to Argentina and leaves Brazil 7 million cm short per day
05/25/2022 - Brazil not to isolate monkeypox patients, for now, Anvisa says
05/26/2022 - Brazil expects a slowdown of China trade, but will still enjoy a healthy surplus
05/26/2022 - Brazil cuts down Mercosur external tariffs yet again
05/26/2022 - Scioli: Argentina and Brazil will guarantee food and energy for the region
05/26/2022 - Bernie Ecclestone arrested in Brazil for carrying handgun at airport
05/27/2022 - Brazil Cops Filmed Gassing Man Inside SUV Trunk, Images Spark Outrage
05/27/2022 - Bolivia wants better gas deal with Brazil
05/28/2022 - Bolsonaro says Brazil's role acknowledged by world leaders
05/29/2022 - At Least 44 Killed, 56 Missing After Heavy Rains In Northeastern Brazil
05/29/2022 - Brazil: Landslides and floods kill dozens in Recife region
05/31/2022 - Did Volkswagen use slave labor during Brazil's dictatorship?
05/31/2022 - Rain storm claims 100 lives in north-east Brazil
06/06/2022 - Brazil: Mr. and Mrs. Lula test positive for COVID-19
06/07/2022 - Job openings in Brazil show positive figures in April
06/08/2022 - Biden To Discuss "Free Polls" With Brazil's Bolsonaro Amid Election Worries
06/09/2022 - First case of monkeypox confirmed in Brazil
06/09/2022 - Dom Phillips: Brazil steps up search for missing journalist
06/09/2022 - Dom Phillips: Blood found in search for pair missing in Brazil
06/13/2022 - Belongings Of British Reporter, Expert Missing In Brazil Found: Police
06/13/2022 - Uruguay, Brazil agree on zero-tariff for certain products
06/13/2022 - Third case of monkeypox confirmed in Brazil
06/14/2022 - Mercosur again divided on Ukraine conflict, Argentina and Brazil not in a WTO list condemning "aggression"
06/14/2022 - Brazil's trade balance positive, but below last year's figures
06/14/2022 - Brazil Police Arrests 2nd Suspect In Missing British Journalist Case
06/15/2022 - Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira: Suspect admits shooting missing Amazon pair, Brazil police say
06/16/2022 - Brazil's central bank raises Selic rate to 13,75%, hoping to contain inflation
06/17/2022 - UN tells Brazil to be impartial in Amazonia murder probe
06/17/2022 - US Urges "Accountability" In Brazil Over Killing Of UK Journalist, Expert
06/17/2022 - Remains Of UK Journalist Identified In Brazil: Police
06/17/2022 - Remains of UK journalist Phillips identified in Brazil
06/17/2022 - British Journalist Missing In Brazil Confirmed Dead: Police
06/18/2022 - Seventh case of monkeypox confirmed in Brazil
06/18/2022 - Brazil's Police confirm body was that of Phillips
06/21/2022 - Brazil confirms 8th case of monkeypox in man with no travel record
06/21/2022 - Meetings between LatAm countries and OECD taking place in Brazil
06/22/2022 - Former Miss Brazil Dies At The Age Of 27 After Routine Tonsil Surgery
06/23/2022 - Brazil: Inflation and GDP projections up from March figures
06/24/2022 - Brazil: Lula might win in the first round, Datafolha study shows
06/25/2022 - Local transmission of monkeypox confirmed in Brazil
06/28/2022 - BCB head says worst part of inflation in Brazil is over
06/28/2022 - Sexual violence against men underreported in Brazil
06/28/2022 - Bolsonaro says Brazil might buy diesel from Russia
06/29/2022 - Brazil confident of its OECD access roadmap, which should make EU/Mercosur deal more expeditious
06/30/2022 - Brazil negotiating the purchase of diesel fuel from Russia
06/30/2022 - Brazil, a net wheat importer, has broken export records in 2021/22
06/30/2022 - Putin ensures Brazil a steady fertilizer supply; but prices have soared from US$ 360 to US$ 650 a ton
07/01/2022 - Brazil, Argentina reach deal on vehicle safety standards
07/01/2022 - Bolsonaro says Brazil's left does not respect anyone
07/01/2022 - Brazil: Rio's residents garden their way out of hunger
07/02/2022 - Brazil takes over Security Council rotating presidency
07/02/2022 - Parlasur to monitor Brazil's presidential elections
07/04/2022 - Number of monkeypox cases in Brazil reportedly reaches 78
07/05/2022 - Brazil launches US$ 65bn 'handouts' for the 2022/23 farming year
07/05/2022 - Arab countries announce investments in Brazil worth US$ 20 bn
07/06/2022 - Brazil's TSE reaches deal with OAS on observing mission
07/07/2022 - Fugitive mafia boss Rocco Morabito extradited from Brazil to Italy
07/09/2022 - Brazil grains crop estimate, 272.5 million tons helped by corn and wheat despite a slide in soybeans
07/12/2022 - Number of monkeypox cases in Brazil crosses 200 threshold
07/12/2022 - Argentina's trade balance with Brazil in the red for 6th month in a row
07/13/2022 - Brazil 2022 soybean exports remain flat but processed oilseed has climbed
07/13/2022 - Scioli off to Brazil in a move to cut down Argentina's trade deficit
07/15/2022 - How did Fitch rate Brazil in its last report? Last time around it was negative
07/15/2022 - Brazil issues guidelines for people vaccinated against COVID-19 with Janssen
07/20/2022 - Brazil diversifying protein markets, Britain and Egypt with Halal cuts
07/20/2022 - Rio Grande port in south Brazil plans to increase export shipments from Uruguay and Paraguay
07/21/2022 - Brazil of Hope alliance makes Lula's candidacy official
07/21/2022 - Brazil violence: At least 18 killed in police raid on Rio favela
07/22/2022 - 18 Killed During Major Police Raid In Brazil's Rio De Janeiro: Report
07/22/2022 - Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira: Three charged with Brazil murder
07/23/2022 - Brazil and Paraguay team up against trans-border crime
07/24/2022 - Brazil election: Bolsonaro launches campaign
07/25/2022 - Brazil: Bolsonaro officially launched reelection bid
07/27/2022 - "Brazil needs fertilizers to help feed the world, we can't condemn Russia" admits Bolsonaro
07/27/2022 - Future Colombian VP meets with Lula in Brazil
07/29/2022 - Brazil passes law for speedier installation of 5G antennas
07/29/2022 - Boosted by Brazil and Mexico, Latin America's economy expected to expand 3% in 2022, IMF
07/29/2022 - Brazil reports first death of patient with monkeypox
07/29/2022 - First Monkeypox Death Outside Africa Recorded In Brazil
07/29/2022 - Monkeypox: First deaths outside Africa in Brazil and Spain
07/29/2022 - Mother imprisoned in Brazil for 17 years speaks of ordeal
07/30/2022 - Brazil's incipient fish farming industry doubles export revenue in first half 2022
08/02/2022 - Uruguay, Brazil agree to boost tourism at the border
08/03/2022 - Brazil's STF Chief Justice insists there are legal instruments against fake news
08/04/2022 - Brazil: Subsidies help Bolsonaro narrow electoral gap from Lula
08/04/2022 - Brazil raises benchmark interest rate to 13,75%, and possibly more to come
08/04/2022 - Men convicted over Brazil fire that killed 242 go free
08/04/2022 - Brazil's decommissioned carrier leaves Rio to be scrapped
08/05/2022 - Brazil soybean exports down 8,87% in first half of 2022 compared to 2021
08/08/2022 - Brazil's Lower House passes bill to donate arms to Uruguay's Army
08/08/2022 - Brazil launches multi-vaccination campaign
08/09/2022 - Slight improvement in Brazil's inflation forecast
08/09/2022 - Brazil's cities have more poor people
08/10/2022 - Brazil's inflation for July 2022 best in 42 years
08/10/2022 - Brazil's national herd free of free of foot and mouth disease without vaccination, government's target
08/10/2022 - Brazil and Paraguay cut down energy prices at Itaipu
08/10/2022 - Brazil woman and psychic con mum out of $140m in art and cash - police
08/11/2022 - Cyclone causes havoc in southern Brazil
08/11/2022 - Retail sales drop but use of credit cards grows in Brazil
08/13/2022 - Brazil: Bolsonaro insists he is not planning a coup
08/15/2022 - Russia almost doubles exports' value to Brazil in first half of 2022: mainly fertilizers and fuel
08/17/2022 - De Moraes takes over as Brazil's TSE Chief Justice
08/17/2022 - Tense moments mark ceremony at Brazil's TSE
08/17/2022 - Bolsonaro fine-tunes terms of Brazil's adherence to ATT
08/18/2022 - Hundreds of Magellan penguins washed ashore by a cyclone in southern Brazil
08/18/2022 - Brazil's Anvisa signals end of mandatory facemasks in airplanes
08/18/2022 - Bolsonaro: Brazil's president attempts to grab heckler's phone
08/20/2022 - Pfizer files for emergency clearance of bivalent C-19 vax in Brazil
08/22/2022 - Pedro I: Emperor's embalmed heart on plane to Brazil
08/22/2022 - Malvinas Question incursion to Brazil: Carmona returns with the book, “Brazil and the Malvinas war: between two fires”
08/23/2022 - Brazil's Bolsonaro A "Cheap Copy Of Trump", Says Rival Candidate
08/23/2022 - Monkeypox awareness campaign launched in Brazil
08/23/2022 - Brazil prepares to celebrate 200 years of independence with the embalmed heart of its first emperor
08/23/2022 - Brazil consolidates as China's main supplier of agriculture produce
08/25/2022 - Fertilizer congress reveals Brazil's efforts in accessing the input and the need to promote a national industry
08/25/2022 - Second corn crop helps Brazil achieve a harvest of 271 million tons, and target 300 million tons in a near future
08/25/2022 - Voters carrying cell phones into booths may be arrested, Brazil's TSE rules
08/26/2022 - Russia replacing Brazil as one of China's main oil suppliers
08/26/2022 - Brazil greenlights import of vaccine, drug against monkeypox
08/27/2022 - Brazil estimates a grains and oilseeds 2022/23 harvest of 308 million tons
08/28/2022 - Brazil election: Bolsonaro and Lula trade insults in first debate
08/29/2022 - 'Man of the Hole': Last of his tribe dies in Brazil
08/29/2022 - Presidential debate in Brazil almost ends up in a fistfight
08/30/2022 - Amazon Tribesman Dubbed "World's Loneliest Man" Found Dead in Brazil
08/30/2022 - Brazil to become wheat self sufficient in five years, planting the grain in tropical areas
08/30/2022 - All fuel prices in Brazil down, thanks to Petrobras and tax reductions
08/30/2022 - Uruguay, Brazil agree to deepen fight against organized crime along the border
08/31/2022 - Brazil, US to deepen bilateral trade
08/31/2022 - Unemployment in Brazil matches record lows
09/01/2022 - Boric hopes LatAm would not tolerate a coup in Brazil if Bolsonaro loses
09/02/2022 - Brazil Fisherman, Who Survived 11 Days In Freezer, Rescued: Report
09/02/2022 - Guedes: Brazil's GDP to beat most optimistic projections
09/06/2022 - Brazil changes law regarding female voluntary sterilization
09/06/2022 - Brazil Fines Apple $2.4 Million For Selling iPhones Without Charger
09/07/2022 - Putin congratulates Bolsonaro on Brazil's Bicentennial
09/07/2022 - Brazil's Bolsonaro campaigns on Independence Day
09/08/2022 - Brazil's Bicentennial Celebrations: Bolsonaro says he will defeat evil
09/08/2022 - Brazil bans sales of iPhones without USB power adapters
09/08/2022 - Bolsonaro decrees three days of mourning in Brazil over Queen's passing
09/09/2022 - Brazil's Post Office launches stamps on Radio's first 100 years
09/12/2022 - Hearing for the privatization of Brazil's major port again postponed
09/13/2022 - Rosa Weber sworn in as Brazil's new STF Chief Justice
09/15/2022 - Brazil's economic activity going up, Central Bank index shows
09/16/2022 - Brazil's industry reported to be growing steadily
09/19/2022 - Argentina rejects naval exercise in Brazil because of Falklands' HMS Forth
09/19/2022 - Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children in Brazil to become available soon
09/20/2022 - Key trade deal between Brazil, US signed
09/20/2022 - Brazil improved infrastructure closes supply chain gap with the US in soy exports
09/20/2022 - Bolsonaro claims systemic corruption in Brazil is over
09/21/2022 - Viral Video: Brazil President, In UK For Queen's Funeral, Makes Poll Pitch
09/21/2022 - Brazil election: Why it matters so much to the US
09/22/2022 - India, Brazil, South Africa Call For Suspension Of Hostilities In Ukraine
09/22/2022 - India, Brazil, South Africa Call For Suspension Of Hostilities In Ukraine
09/22/2022 - Brazil: Nine Lula supporters killed as structure collapses during political meeting
09/23/2022 - Brazil: Henrique Cardoso letter taken as message of support at Lula's camp
09/23/2022 - A smaller EU, (without UK), and Brazil negotiating new quotas and export volumes
09/26/2022 - Brazil launches vaccination campaign against polio
09/26/2022 - Brazil cost of living: The food delivery riders who can't afford to eat
09/27/2022 - Brazil expects record harvest of wheat and moves closer to self sufficiency
09/27/2022 - Brazil elections: Lula speaks of “useful” vote next Sunday
09/27/2022 - Brazil condemns racist abuse of Richarlison
09/28/2022 - Brazil election: ‘We'll vote for Bolsonaro because he is God’
09/28/2022 - Lula: Can Brazil's 'most popular president' win again?
09/29/2022 - Brazil: drop in price of jet fuel announced
09/29/2022 - "Tinder Swindler" Of Brazil Arrested After Scamming Seven Wealthy Women
09/29/2022 - Watch: With A Little Dance, Neymar Backs Bolsonaro In Brazil Vote
09/29/2022 - Brazil election: How the famous yellow football shirt has become politicised
09/29/2022 - Brazil election: Do voting machines lead to fraud?
09/30/2022 - Unemployment keeps falling in Brazil as elections loom over
09/30/2022 - Brazil voters: 'Our candidate isn't perfect, but he beats the alternative'
10/01/2022 - Brazil polarised as Bolsonaro seeks re-election and Lula aims for comeback
10/02/2022 - Brazil election: Lula and Bolsonaro to face run-off
10/03/2022 - Brazil: Bolsonaro makes it to the runoff against Lula despite some polls
10/03/2022 - Brazil election: The presidential race is far from over
10/05/2022 - Brazil: Ciro Gomes' party to vote for Lula in runoff
10/05/2022 - Brazil, with Mercosur partners, plans to become a global rice exporting hub
10/06/2022 - Brazil celebrates 34th anniversary of new constitution
10/07/2022 - Brazil files key memorandum to join OECD
10/07/2022 - Brazil on a steady path to becoming a wheat exporting country
10/07/2022 - Argentina, Brazil, Mexico not siding with OAS on Russia statement
10/12/2022 - Brazil's STF Judges against adding magistrates to the bench
10/13/2022 - Brazil's oil and gas output reaches 3.967 mn bpds
10/14/2022 - Guedes underlines Brazil's economic recovery
10/15/2022 - Mercosur wheat: Argentina lack of water, in Brazil is has been pouring for the last month
10/18/2022 - Gasoline at pumps in Brazil up again after 15 weeks
10/18/2022 - Inflation projections in Brazil fall yet again
10/18/2022 - Argentine delegations tour Brazil seeking business opportunities
10/19/2022 - Update on Falklands commercial air-link with Brazil
10/21/2022 - Brazil/Falklands commercial air link needs "more time for restart"
10/23/2022 - Brazil Politician Surrenders After Injuring Cops While Resisting Arrest
10/23/2022 - Brazil politician throws grenades at police in Rio de Janeiro state
10/24/2022 - Brazil President's Ally Fires At Cops, Throws Grenades To Resist Arrest
10/24/2022 - Neymar says Brazil will win the World Cup and Bolsonaro will be reelected
10/24/2022 - Brazil increases monkeypox testing capacity
10/25/2022 - Foreign tourists near spending in Brazil to 2016 figures
10/25/2022 - Brazil's GDP forecast to grow by 2.76% in 2022
10/25/2022 - Brazil election: Accusations and misinformation on the campaign trail
10/26/2022 - Challenge for Brazil beef market: plenty of cattle, domestic demand flat and China bargaining prices
10/26/2022 - Brazil oil and gas production in September above 4.000 MMboe
10/26/2022 - Over a quarter of a million new jobs created in Brazil
10/26/2022 - Brazil election: Why are the poor voting for Lula?
10/27/2022 - Boosted by fertilizers, Brazil/Canada bilateral trade breaking records
10/27/2022 - Brazil: De Moraes hopes abstention will be smaller next Sunday
10/27/2022 - How Brazil's election campaign turned ugly
10/28/2022 - Brazil will go back to being environmentally conscientious if Lula wins
10/29/2022 - Brazil will construct a fertilizer plant in the southern state of Paraná, close to Argentina and Paraguay
10/29/2022 - Bitter arguments mark Brazil's last presidential debate
10/29/2022 - TSE greenlights additional troop deployments ahead of Brazil's runoffs
10/29/2022 - Brazil's Bolsonaro and Lula battle it out for top job
10/30/2022 - Voting Closes For Brazil's Down-To-The-Wire Presidential Polls
10/30/2022 - Brazil's Veteran Leftist Lula Wins Presidential Polls, Bolsonaro Defeated
10/30/2022 - Brazil elections: Cheers and tears as Lula beats Bolsonaro
10/30/2022 - "Brazil Is Back": President-Elect Lula Urges 'Peace And Unity'
10/30/2022 - Lula is back as president of Brazil after narrowly defeating Bolsonaro
10/30/2022 - Brazil election: Bolsonaro defeated as Lula makes comeback
10/30/2022 - Lula Makes Stunning Comeback To Defeat Bolsonaro In Brazil Election
10/31/2022 - Brazil election: A moment in history as Lula returns
10/31/2022 - Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva: 5 Points On Brazil's President-Elect
10/31/2022 - Brazil election: Bolsonaro yet to concede after Lula's win
11/01/2022 - Brazil election: Bolsonaro supporters block roads after poll defeat
11/01/2022 - Argentine drought will force Brazil to purchase wheat in non-Mercosur suppliers
11/01/2022 - Brazil's Bolsonaro Supporters Block Roads For 2nd Day Over Election Loss
11/01/2022 - Brazil's Bolsonaro to break silence after election defeat
11/01/2022 - Brazil's Bolsonaro To Accept Election Loss In His Address To Nation
11/01/2022 - Brazil: Police fire tear gas at Bolsonaro supporters in roadblock
11/01/2022 - Brazil: Chaotic scenes as Bolsonaro's supporters take to the streets
11/02/2022 - Maersk and MSC accused in Brazil of abusing their dominating position in the container business
11/02/2022 - Bolsonaro Supporters Urge Brazil Military To Intervene After Lula Victory
11/02/2022 - Increase in dengue cases in Brazil poses threat to Argentina
11/02/2022 - Boy, 7, Dies From Multiple Heart Attacks After Scorpion Bite In Brazil
11/04/2022 - All roads clear of blockades, Brazil's Highway Police says
11/04/2022 - Brazil Roadblocks Dwindle As Bolsonaro Starts Handover
11/07/2022 - Brazil soaring exports of corn and soybeans
11/09/2022 - No discrepancies found in audit of Brazil's electronic ballot system
11/09/2022 - Brazil and Uruguay manage significant seizures of cocaine bound for Europe
11/09/2022 - Car sales in Brazil affected by pro-Bolsonaro demonstrations
11/10/2022 - Mayor of Santos argues privatization of Brazil's largest port has to be addressed by Lula's incoming government
11/10/2022 - World Cup 1982: Brazil v Italy and 'the day football died'
11/11/2022 - COVID-19 cases in Brazil on the rise
11/11/2022 - COP27 told Brazil in a hurry to start producing green hydrogen
11/12/2022 - Brazil's Armed Forces to abide by Constitution during transition
11/12/2022 - Race plays a key role in personal development, Brazil's IBGE finds
11/14/2022 - Brazil Politician Gets 50 Years' Jail For Killing Husband. Children Helped
11/14/2022 - Brazil's auto industry production and exports in solid recovery
11/14/2022 - Leftwing newspaper HQs in Brazil attacked
11/15/2022 - Brazil's navy ex-flagship, carrier Sao Paulo has become a roaming "ghost ship"
11/15/2022 - South Korea and Brazil developing space rocket industry; first launch next month
11/16/2022 - Brazil signs biodiversity deal with Indonesia and Congo
11/16/2022 - Climate change: Brazil's Lula to return to world stage at COP27
11/17/2022 - Brazil's largest port privatization clears the decisive Audits Court
11/17/2022 - Unemployment drops in Brazil
11/18/2022 - Inflation projections in Brazil lowered yet again
11/19/2022 - Economy Minister says Brazil's spending cap poorly constructed
11/19/2022 - Russian Cosmonauts Spacewalk Outside Space Station Orbiting Above Brazil
11/21/2022 - Brazil a leading power in digitalization of public services, World Bank says
11/22/2022 - With Argentine wheat crop failing, Brazil appeals to Russian grain, but it has its problems
11/22/2022 - Brazil encouraged with UK larger quota for chicken meat and sugar
11/22/2022 - Bolsonaro party challenges Brazil election result
11/23/2022 - Brazil back to mandatory facemasks on airplanes and at airports
11/23/2022 - Brazil court rejects Bolsonaro party complaint over vote
11/25/2022 - Brazil off to a good start in Qatar
11/25/2022 - Energy agreement between Argentina and Brazil extended
11/25/2022 - Three Killed In Twin School Shootings In Brazil
11/26/2022 - 4 Dead In Brazil School Shootings, Teen Gunman Was Wearing Nazi Symbols
11/28/2022 - Qatar 2022: Brazil advance, Uruguay need to beat Ghana to stand a chance
11/29/2022 - UK suspends tariffs on fruit juices, and Brazil celebrates the decision
11/29/2022 - New COVID-19 deaths reported in Brazil
11/30/2022 - Foreign tourists spend record-high amounts in Brazil
11/30/2022 - Pele: Brazil legend in hospital but daughter confirms 'no emergency'
11/30/2022 - Football: Brazil waits for Pele, Neymar's recovery
11/30/2022 - Deadly landslide engulfs motorway in Brazil
12/01/2022 - Milestone UK/Brazil Double Taxation Agreement
12/02/2022 - Aerial footage shows deadly flooding in parts of Brazil
12/03/2022 - Biden wants to talk to president elect Lula; US officials on Monday travel to Brazil to arrange a White House meeting
12/03/2022 - Brazil bilateral trade with Qatar has leaped in the buildup to the World Cup
12/03/2022 - Pele in hospital: Messages of support from across football for Brazil great
12/05/2022 - South Korea no match for Brazil at Qatar 2022
12/06/2022 - Brazil's Central Bank adjusts 2022 inflation projections by 0.01%
12/07/2022 - Brazil behind in contributions to global agencies
12/07/2022 - Cheaper gasoline and diesel fuel prices in Brazil
12/08/2022 - SARS on the rise in Brazil, Fiocruz data shows
12/09/2022 - World Cup 2022: Croatia 1-1 Brazil (4-2 pens): Tite's men knocked out
12/09/2022 - Penalty shootout marks the end of the run for Brazil in Qatar
12/09/2022 - World Cup 2022: Brazil 'in pain' after exit on penalties against Croatia
12/09/2022 - "It Hurts My Soul": Brazil's Bolsonaro Breaks Silence After Defeat To Lula
12/10/2022 - "Hurts My Soul": Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Breaks Silence On Election Defeat
12/12/2022 - Brazil: Cachaça exports hit record figures in 2022
12/12/2022 - Brazil's President Lula sheds tears at election ceremony
12/12/2022 - Bolsonaro's Supporters Try To Invade Brazil Police Headquarters
12/13/2022 - Brazil protests: Bolsonaro supporters attack police HQ
12/13/2022 - Brazil's Lula Accuses Jair Bolsonaro Of Inciting Violence In Country
12/15/2022 - Study shows inflation slowing down in Brazil
12/16/2022 - Brazil's STF orders 103 searches targetting Bolsonaro followers
12/19/2022 - Slight adjustment to Brazil's inflation projection for 2022
12/21/2022 - Abundant rainfall in central Brazil helps Paraná River recover navigable level
12/21/2022 - Brazil planning to become world's largest cotton exporter, ahead of US
12/22/2022 - Two dead in southern Brazil heavy storms
12/23/2022 - Brazil's trade surplus in 2023 expected to reach US$ 72 billion
12/24/2022 - BB, World Bank team up to finance greener economy in Brazil
12/24/2022 - Brazil to develop "VTOL" electric aircraft
12/26/2022 - Solar energy use grows at a record pace in Brazil
12/26/2022 - Brazil man held over alleged bomb plot to stop inauguration
12/26/2022 - Brazil's far-right faithfuls are not giving up
12/26/2022 - Bolsonaro supporter arrested for pushing for military coup in Brazil
12/27/2022 - Brazil makes large payments to international organizations
12/27/2022 - Brazil sets gradual caps on greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels
12/28/2022 - Tebet to head Brazil's future Planning Ministry
12/28/2022 - Brazil agribusiness exports US$ 160 billion in '22, but inputs have soared and '23 could see a return of protectionism
12/28/2022 - Fatphobia: The Brazil women fighting prejudices
12/29/2022 - Scioli: Brazil once again Argentina's main trading partner
12/29/2022 - Brazil: Lula releases final list of future ministers
12/29/2022 - Pele: Brazil football legend dies aged 82
12/29/2022 - "'Thank You, Pele": Brazil's Lula Pays Tribute To Football Icon
12/30/2022 - Brazil in mourning over Pelé's death
12/30/2022 - 'Thank you, King': Brazil lights up in honour of Pele
12/30/2022 - Brazil lifts entry ban: Maduro may attend Lula's inauguration
01/01/2023 - Lula to be sworn in as Brazil president as Bolsonaro flies to US
01/01/2023 - Crowds celebrate in Brazil as Lula sworn in as president
01/01/2023 - Lula Da Silva Becomes Brazil's President For 3rd Time
01/02/2023 - Pelé: Fireworks greet coffin as Brazil prepares to bid legend farewell
01/02/2023 - Lula sworn in for the third time as President of Brazil
01/02/2023 - Brazil's Lula Gets Letter From China's Xi Jinping On Further Cooperation
01/02/2023 - In Pics: Brazil Pays Final Respects To Football Legend Pele
01/03/2023 - Pele's funeral: Brazil legend lying in state in Santos' stadium
01/03/2023 - New FM pledges to restore Brazil's diplomacy
01/03/2023 - Brazil: US dollar goes up on Lula's first working day
01/03/2023 - Argentine President highlights Brazil's return to international forums
01/03/2023 - Brazil to reopen probe of George Santos in 2008 checkbook fraud case
01/03/2023 - Pele's funeral: Brazil legend given joyous send-off
01/04/2023 - UK might contribute to Brazil's Amazon Fund
01/04/2023 - Brazil ended 2022 with a US$ 62bn surplus and overall trade turnover plus US$ 600bn
01/04/2023 - Integration and common currency, according to Argentine ambassador in Brazil
01/05/2023 - Brazil: Environment Minister announces National Authority for Climate Security
01/06/2023 - Brazil provides 20% of the world's cotton supply, and is second global exporter
01/06/2023 - Brazil's Federal Gov't recognizes emergency in inner São Paulo state
01/07/2023 - Uruguayan organic beef, processed in Brazil successfully shipped to US
01/07/2023 - Theme cruise ship from Brazil due in Buenos Aires after calls in Uruguay
01/08/2023 - Ex Brazil President Bolsonaro's Supporters Swarm Congress, Clash With Cops
01/08/2023 - Video shows Brazil Supreme Court mass break-in
01/08/2023 - "Fascist Forces": President Lula Condemns Assault On Brazil's Congress
01/08/2023 - World Leaders Slam Bolsonaro Supporters' Invasion Of Brazil's Congress
01/08/2023 - US Condemns "Any Effort To Undermine Democracy" In Brazil: Official
01/08/2023 - Brazil Police Retakes Congress After Pro-Bolsonaro Invasion
01/08/2023 - Lula says Brazil Congress invaders will be punished
01/08/2023 - Inside Brazil's stormed presidential palace
01/08/2023 - US President Joe Biden Says Brazil Situation "Outrageous"
01/08/2023 - Brazil ex-president's supporters smash top court's windows
01/08/2023 - Brazil Ex President Bolsonaro Condemns "Pillaging, Invasion" By Supporters
01/08/2023 - Brazil Congress storming: How did we get here?
01/08/2023 - Key Events That Led To Invasion Of Brazil's Supreme Court, Congress
01/09/2023 - Biden Under Pressure To End Bolsonaro's Florida Stay After Brazil Riots
01/09/2023 - Bolsonaro supporters storm Brazil government buildings - Key moments
01/09/2023 - UK sponsors Brazil, India, Germany and Japan as permanent members of the UN Security Council
01/09/2023 - Russia Condemns Brazil Riots, "Fully Supports" President Lula
01/09/2023 - What do the Bolsonaro protesters in Brazil want?
01/09/2023 - How Trump's allies stoked Brazil Congress attack
01/09/2023 - Brazil Congress: Mass arrests as Lula condemns 'terrorist' riots
01/09/2023 - "Traces Of Trumpism" In Brazil Riots: Spain
01/09/2023 - Brazil protests: Artwork suffers damage beyond repair
01/09/2023 - Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Hospitalised In US, His Wife Confirms
01/09/2023 - Brazil's three branches of gov't sign pro-democracy statement
01/09/2023 - Ros Atkins on... Why the Brazil riots happened
01/09/2023 - Brazil Rioters Destroy "Priceless" Artwork In Government Buildings
01/09/2023 - Brazil's Bolsonaro Shares Photo From US Hospital Bed
01/09/2023 - 1,500 Arrested In Brazil As President Lula Condemns "Acts Of Terrorism"
01/09/2023 - Brazil Congress: Big pro-democracy rallies held to condemn rioters
01/10/2023 - Brazil Congress: Thousands turn out for pro-democracy rallies
01/10/2023 - Brazil: The code word used to invite protesters to a riot
01/10/2023 - Brazil Congress chaos 'like a nightmare'
01/10/2023 - Brazil riots: Former public security chief accused of 'sabotage'
01/10/2023 - Brazil Congress riot: Conditions of detainees come under scrutiny
01/10/2023 - Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Released From Hospital In Florida: Report
01/11/2023 - Brazil: Mourão denounces tough incarceration of riot suspects
01/11/2023 - Brazil: Some Sunday riot detainees released for humanitarian reasons
01/11/2023 - Beijing pushing Brazil for a quick FTA with Mercosur or individually, but consensus is elusive
01/11/2023 - Brazil riots: More than 1,200 to be charged for Brazil riot
01/11/2023 - The mystery buses behind Brazil Congress attack
01/11/2023 - Brazil Rioters: Who Are They And What They Want?
01/11/2023 - Brazil riots: Despite rising fears, new round of protests flop
01/12/2023 - Brazil's Judiciary freezes bank accounts of Bolsonaro, Rocha, and Torres
01/27/2023 - Brazil records highest number of deaths of trans people in the world
01/27/2023 - Brazil: Federal Police launches 3rd phase of Operation Lesa Pátria
01/30/2023 - National Trans Visibility Day celebrated in Brazil
01/30/2023 - Germany pledges some € 200 million to Brazil's ambitious environmental actions
01/30/2023 - Brazil's Ex-President Bolsonaro Seeks 6-Month Visa To Remain In US: Lawyer
01/30/2023 - Brazil's Bolsonaro Seeks Visa Extension To Stay In US Amid Probe Back Home
02/01/2023 - Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Vows To "Remain Active" In Politics
02/01/2023 - Brazil's STF orders probe into crimes against indigenous communities
02/02/2023 - Rodrigo Pacheco remains Senate Speaker in Brazil
02/02/2023 - Lira reelected Speaker of Brazil's Lower House by overwhelming majority
02/02/2023 - Southern Brazil pork and poultry farmers concerned with Chinese demand for "overpriced" corn
02/02/2023 - Brazil Central Bank leaves benchmark rate unchanged at 13,75%; warns about fiscal policy
02/02/2023 - Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil's ex-president attended election plot meeting - senator
02/03/2023 - Brazil's Lula Accuses Bolsonaro Of "Preparing" January 8 Riots
02/04/2023 - Brazil's Ex-President's Life In Exile: Eating At KFC, Visiting Stores
02/07/2023 - Emergency in Brazil as avian flu outbreak reported in neighboring Bolivia; poultry exports total US$ 9,7billion
02/07/2023 - Tourism industry in Brazil expects a 2023 boom year; much bus traveling to discover the huge country
02/09/2023 - Brazil concerned with the concentration of its foreign trade: few products and volumes mostly to China
02/09/2023 - Brazil expelling illegal miners from indigenous lands
02/10/2023 - Child mortality among Yanomamis 10 times higher than Brazil's national rate
02/11/2023 - Half of Brazil's judges have suffered life threats
02/11/2023 - Brazil, free of avian flu, so far, exported a record 421.000 tons of poultry meat in January
02/12/2023 - Brazil: Monitoring flight spots lost tribe in the middle of Yanomami lands
02/15/2023 - Bolsonaro returning to Brazil next month
02/15/2023 - Brazil planning beef exports of three million tons by 2030
02/16/2023 - Unicef says Brazil has 32mn children and adolescents in poverty
02/20/2023 - Brazil has deja-vu feelings about Suriname riots
02/20/2023 - Brazil's Finance Minister to discuss climate change one-on-one
02/21/2023 - Brazil still looking for mudslides survivors
02/21/2023 - Brazil landslides: Dozens missing, feared buried in mud
02/22/2023 - Brazil receives first shipment of Swedish fighter parts from Saab
02/22/2023 - Brazil's rains: Fishermen bring jerry cans of water to neutralize black market trade
02/22/2023 - Brazil landslides: Dozens missing, feared buried in the mud
02/27/2023 - Brazil: Relief workers find last missing person in São Sebastião
03/01/2023 - Brazil reinstates task force to tackle climate change
03/02/2023 - Brazil bans cosmetics testing on animals
03/04/2023 - Lula tells Zelenski once again that Brazil wants to mediate with Russia
03/04/2023 - Scandal: Bolsonaro tried to smuggle Arabian jewels into Brazil
03/09/2023 - Uruguay, Brazil agree on joint infrastructure works
03/10/2023 - FMs of Brazil, Paraguay highlight mutual progress
03/10/2023 - Scioli asks Brazil to bring down barriers and even up the trade balance
03/14/2023 - Brazil: De Moraes insists social media platforms are communication companies
03/17/2023 - Gangs sow terror in Brazil cities for third night
03/18/2023 - "Sumo Is For Everybody": Brazil's Women Wrestlers Enter The Ring
03/18/2023 - Alckmin discusses Brazil's ties with European envoy beyond Mercosur
03/22/2023 - Police swoop across Brazil to crack 'kidnap plot'
03/23/2023 - Brazil would like to see Argentina join BRICS, FM says
03/23/2023 - Brazil: Minister Haddad not happy about Selic rate remaining unchanged
03/23/2023 - Brazil's Food Purchase Program re-launched
03/23/2023 - Brazil confident China's beef market is recovering, but at lower prices
03/23/2023 - Brazil central bank keeps rate unchanged despite Lula's government complaints, "the highest in the world"
03/24/2023 - Ex President Jair Bolsonaro To Return To Brazil On March 30, Says His Party
03/25/2023 - Bolsonaro returning to Brazil on March 30

Bolsonaro returning to Brazil on March 30

Published: 03/25/2023 in MercoPress

Ciro Nogueira confirmed he will be at Brasilia's airport on Thursday to welcome Bolsonaro back to the country Former President Jair Bolsonaro will be returning to Brazil on March 30 after leaving the country in late December even before completing his 4-year term as head of state, in a move to avoid attending current President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva's Jan. 1 inauguration, it was announced.

Ex President Jair Bolsonaro To Return To Brazil On March 30, Says His Party

Published: 03/24/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will return to Brazil on March 30, his Liberal Party confirmed via social media on Friday, following more than three months of self-imposed exile in the United States after losing his re-election bid.

Brazil central bank keeps rate unchanged despite Lula's government complaints, "the highest in the world"

Published: 03/23/2023 in MercoPress

“The Committee emphasizes that it will persist until the disinflationary process consolidates and inflation expectations anchor around its targets” The Brazilian Central kept interest rates unchanged for the fifth consecutive policy meeting on Wednesday, increasing concern and criticism from the government of president Lula da Silva. The bank's rate-setting committee, Copom, maintained its Selic benchmark interest rate at 13.75%. The decision, which defied intense pressure from the government of Lula da Silva, matched the expectations of analysts.

Brazil confident China's beef market is recovering, but at lower prices

Published: 03/23/2023 in MercoPress

According to data from the Foreign Trade Secretariat (Secex), the ton of beef was sold for US$ 4,822.90, on average, at the beginning of this month The price of beef (fresh, chilled or frozen) exported by Brazil mainly to China in the first week of February maintained the downward trend of the last eight months, but, according to analysts, the trend now is for prices to recover in the rest of the year, although to levels lower than those observed in June.

Brazil's Food Purchase Program re-launched

Published: 03/23/2023 in MercoPress

“We don't just want to eat three times a day...,” Lula said Brazil's government Wednesday re-launched the Food Purchase Program (PAA) that used to exist in President Luiz Inàcio Lula Da Silva's previous administrations. The new format will focus on expanding production from minority groups and land reform measures, Agencia Brasil reported.

Brazil: Minister Haddad not happy about Selic rate remaining unchanged

Published: 03/23/2023 in MercoPress

According to Haddad, Brazil's situation is different from that of the main international economies Brazil's Finance Minister Fernando Haddad found the Monetary Policy Committee (Copom)'s decision to leave the basic Selic interest rate unchanged at 13.75% per year "very worrisome," particularly because new increases were not ruled out for the near future, Agencia Brasil reported.

Brazil would like to see Argentina join BRICS, FM says

Published: 03/23/2023 in MercoPress

The issue will have to be discussed at the next BRICS summit because Lula's upcoming meeting with Xi Jinping will be of a bilateral nature, Vieira also explained Brazil's Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira told the website Metrópoles that his country would like to have Argentina join the BRICS group, but insisted that for such a move to happen it would depend on the consensus from the other bloc members (Russia, India, China, and South Africa).

Police swoop across Brazil to crack 'kidnap plot'

Published: 03/22/2023 in BBC News - World

Former top judge Sergio Moro accuses a crime group of planning to target himself and his family.

Alckmin discusses Brazil's ties with European envoy beyond Mercosur

Published: 03/18/2023 in MercoPress

Alckmin highlighted the Brazilian government's efforts to reposition the country internationally Brazilian Vice President Geraldo Alckmin met Friday with the European Commission's Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager to discuss the South American country's relations beyond the Mercosur deal, Agencia Brasil reported.

"Sumo Is For Everybody": Brazil's Women Wrestlers Enter The Ring

Published: 03/18/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

If the phrase "sumo wrestler" calls to mind a hefty Asian man in a loincloth, Valeria and Diana Dall'Olio, a mother-daughter sumo wrestling team from Brazil, have a message: think again.

Gangs sow terror in Brazil cities for third night

Published: 03/17/2023 in BBC News - World

Organised crime members are carrying out attacks in several cities to protest against prison conditions.

Brazil: De Moraes insists social media platforms are communication companies

Published: 03/14/2023 in MercoPress

Freedom of expression is not freedom of aggression, De Moraes argued Brazilian Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexandre De Moraes insisted Monday that social media platforms should be likened to communication and advertising companies so that they can be held accountable.

Scioli asks Brazil to bring down barriers and even up the trade balance

Published: 03/10/2023 in MercoPress

Argentina has had a trade deficit with Brazil for the past two decades and Scioli sought too reverse that trend Buenos Aires' Ambassador to Brazil Daniel Scioli Thursday asked the local administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva to even up the trade balance between the two countries because it has been negative from Argentina's side for the past two decades.

FMs of Brazil, Paraguay highlight mutual progress

Published: 03/10/2023 in MercoPress

Since Lula took office on Jan. 1, Brazil's connections with its neighbors are a priority again, Vieira told Arriola Foreign Ministers Mauro Vieira and Julio Cesar Arriola Thursday underlined in a joint statement how bilateral trade and cooperation in security areas between Brazil and Paraguay was progressing. The document was released Thursday during Vieira's first official visit to Asunción, where he also met with President Mario Abdo Benítez.

Uruguay, Brazil agree on joint infrastructure works

Published: 03/09/2023 in MercoPress

Brazil also invited Uruguay to the 2024 G20 Summit Brazilian and Uruguayan officials have reached an understanding whereby the Rivera airport will become binational, a waterway will be developed, and a new bridge will be built over the Yaguarón river, it was announced after Tuesday's encounter in Brasilia featuring Foreign Ministers Francisco Bustillo and Mauro Viera, among other dignitaries.

Scandal: Bolsonaro tried to smuggle Arabian jewels into Brazil

Published: 03/04/2023 in MercoPress

Saudi Arabia gave First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro US$ 3 million worth of jewels right after Petrobras sold them a refinery for US$ 1.8 billion Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tried to smuggle into his country almost US$ 3 million worth of jewels, O Estado de Sao Paulo reported. The newspaper article also explained that "a necklace, a ring, a watch and a pair of diamond earrings," had been a gift Saudi Arabia gave then-First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro in Oct. 2021.

Lula tells Zelenski once again that Brazil wants to mediate with Russia

Published: 03/04/2023 in MercoPress

Lula insisted on his idea of a “peace club” while Zelenski believes his stance is not fully understood Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva Friday told his Ukrainian colleague Volodymyr Zelenski once again through a video conference that the South American country was willing to broker a peaceful solution with Russia.

Brazil bans cosmetics testing on animals

Published: 03/02/2023 in MercoPress

Experiments with animals are already not allowed in the European Union The Brazilian Government of President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva has banned the use of animals in cosmetics and perfume research. The measure also applies to products with proven safety and efficacy, Agencia Brasil reported Wednesday.

Brazil reinstates task force to tackle climate change

Published: 03/01/2023 in MercoPress

Kerry said Biden was interested in contributing to the Amazon Fund Brazil's Environment Minister Marina Silva was joined by US Presidential Envoy John Kerry when she announced on Tuesday that the government of Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva was creating a working group to tackle the effects of climate change by focusing on the fight against deforestation in the Amazon and the defense of indigenous peoples, Agencia Brasil reported.

Brazil: Relief workers find last missing person in São Sebastião

Published: 02/27/2023 in MercoPress

Rescue workers were finalizing their checks before moving on to the next phase Relief teams Sunday found the last missing person in the Brazilian town of São Sebastião, bringing the total number of casualties from the storms and mudslides earlier this month to 65, Agencia Brasil reported.

Brazil landslides: Dozens missing, feared buried in the mud

Published: 02/22/2023 in BBC News - World

More than 40 people have been killed in landslides which hit coastal towns in Brazil's São Paulo state.

Brazil's rains: Fishermen bring jerry cans of water to neutralize black market trade

Published: 02/22/2023 in MercoPress

Faucet water comes out brown, full of dirt from the landslides. Residents of Boiçucanga, a neighborhood heavily affected by the weekend's storm in São Sebastião, on São Paulo's northern coast, have been without drinking water for four days, due to which the local fishermen's association made arrangements to help those in need, Agencia Brasil reported.

Brazil receives first shipment of Swedish fighter parts from Saab

Published: 02/22/2023 in MercoPress

Saab used to ship complete, tested, and airworthy aircraft Brazil has taken delivery of the first shipment of parts of Swedish Gripen F-39E fighters to be assembled at Embraer's Defesa & Segurança's facilities in Gavião Peixoto, in the state of São Paulo. Hence, the aircraft with serial number 6032 will be the first to be entirely assembled in the South American country.

Brazil landslides: Dozens missing, feared buried in mud

Published: 02/21/2023 in BBC News - World

Entire hillsides collapsed onto homes after record rainfall hit towns on the coast east of São Paulo.

Brazil still looking for mudslides survivors

Published: 02/21/2023 in MercoPress

“You will again have a nest to take care of your families,” Lula told evacuees in São Sebastião Brazilian authorities were still looking for survivors after heavy storms hit the state of São Paulo, leaving at least 40 people dead and just as many missing, in addition to over 2,500 displaced, it was reported Monday.

Brazil's Finance Minister to discuss climate change one-on-one

Published: 02/20/2023 in MercoPress

Haddad believes Brazil can again play an important role in the current world scenario As he prepares to leave for Bangalore, India, this week to attend a G20 conference of economy ministers ahead of the summit of heads of government and state, Brazil's Fernando Haddad insisted that the largest South American country intends to be active again in the solution of global crises, Agencia Brasil reported. The Finance Minister also said he believed socio-environmental sustainability should be a topic in all his bilateral meetings.

Brazil has deja-vu feelings about Suriname riots

Published: 02/20/2023 in MercoPress

President Chan Santokhi Sunday called on his fellow citizens to return to work The Brazilian government of President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Siva condemned during the weekend Friday's events in Paramaribo, Suriname, where scores of rioters stormed the Congress building in an episode that somehow echoed the Jan. 8 events in Brasilia.

Unicef says Brazil has 32mn children and adolescents in poverty

Published: 02/16/2023 in MercoPress

Chopitea said there are children in Brazil who have not returned to school after the Covid-19 lockdowns According to the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef), 63% of Brazil's boys and girls live in poverty, which is tantamount to around 32 million children and adolescents, Agencia Brasil reported.

Brazil planning beef exports of three million tons by 2030

Published: 02/15/2023 in MercoPress

Brazil’s prominence in terms of exports is the result of decades of investment in technology, with higher productivity and competitiveness and quality of the product Brazil ended 2022 as the largest exporter of beef in the world, according to the Brazilian Association of Meat Exporters (Abisec). In effect, Abisec data showed Brazilian beef exports rose 40,8% rose between January and December 2022 compared to the same period in 2021

Bolsonaro returning to Brazil next month

Published: 02/15/2023 in MercoPress

“I am not dead,” Bolsonaro underlined Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced Tuesday that he would be returning to his country next month after staying in the US State of Florida since hours before finishing his term last year.

Brazil: Monitoring flight spots lost tribe in the middle of Yanomami lands

Published: 02/12/2023 in MercoPress

Scientists fear these groups may go extinct after contact with the western culture through direct conflict or by catching diseases unknown to them A small indigenous community has been detected inside the Yanomami Territory in Roraima, only 15 kilometers from an illegal mining site where garimpeiros pose a threat to their survival and well-being, Agencia Brasil reported Friday.

Brazil, free of avian flu, so far, exported a record 421.000 tons of poultry meat in January

Published: 02/11/2023 in MercoPress

Revenue from the record shipments reached US$ 856.6 million, that is 38.9% higher than that of January 2022. With poultry prices soaring (a dozen of eggs in California reached eight dollars, yes eight dollars and climbing) because of the intense culling of millions of chickens caused by the avian flu, no wonder then than poultry meat exports from Brazil during January reached 420.900 tons, up 20.6% compared to the same period of the previous year and a record for the month, claimed the ABPA (Brazilian Association of Animal Protein) this week.

Half of Brazil's judges have suffered life threats

Published: 02/11/2023 in MercoPress

Being a judge entails specific risks, the study showed According to a study undertaken by the Judicial Research Center of the Association of Judges of Brazil in partnership with the Latin American Federation of Judges and the Institute of Social, Political and Economic Research (Ipespe), South America's largest country ranks second only to Bolivia in the number of magistrates whose lives have been threatened, Agencia Brasil reported this week.

Child mortality among Yanomamis 10 times higher than Brazil's national rate

Published: 02/10/2023 in MercoPress

The new runway due in a fortnight will help bring more supplies to the indigenous lands, Minister Múcio explained Malnutrition due to lack of natural resources is one of the causes of Yanomami children having a mortality rate tenfold that of the whole of South America's largest country, Agencia Brasil reported Thursday.

Brazil expelling illegal miners from indigenous lands

Published: 02/09/2023 in BBC News - World

A major operation is under way to drive out illegal miners from indigenous Yanomami territory.

Brazil concerned with the concentration of its foreign trade: few products and volumes mostly to China

Published: 02/09/2023 in MercoPress

Among States that exported above the national average between 2012 and 2021 are: Rondônia (39.6%), Piauí (30.1%), Tocantins (26.2%), Amazonas (21.3%) and Acre (19 .8%). In the last ten years, up until 2021, Brazilian export to China grew at a greater rate that those to rest of the world. From 2012 to 2021, China’s importance as an export destination for the five regions in which Brazil is divided grew exponentially, and of the 27 federal states, 21 saw their sales to China grow above the expansion of their sales to the world. In the period, however, the export basket was negatively concentrated around a few primary products.

Tourism industry in Brazil expects a 2023 boom year; much bus traveling to discover the huge country

Published: 02/07/2023 in MercoPress

Brazil received 3.1 million international tourists from January to November 2022, which is more than the 2.9 million tourist arrivals in 2020 and 2021. The Brazilian Ministry of Tourism recently released figures indicating the country received 3.1 million international tourists from January to November 2022, which is more than the 2.9 million tourist arrivals in 2020 and 2021.

Emergency in Brazil as avian flu outbreak reported in neighboring Bolivia; poultry exports total US$ 9,7billion

Published: 02/07/2023 in MercoPress

The outbreak in Cochabamba, Bolivia, caused an uproar in Brazil, as it means that the virus has crossed the Andes Mountains, which is considered a natural barrier After two decades, the highly pathogenic (when almost all infected animals show symptoms of the disease) avian flu has become a real threat to Brazilian flocks and production. Nine countries in Central and South America have confirmed 75 outbreaks of the disease in recent months and have already had to sacrifice 1.2 million birds.

Brazil's Ex-President's Life In Exile: Eating At KFC, Visiting Stores

Published: 02/04/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Bolsonaro, 67, has found an unusual refugeinthe United States, where he arrivedinlate December, several days before his supporters stormed government buildingsinBrasiliainan attempttooverturn the election victory of his rival, leftistLuiz

Brazil's Lula Accuses Bolsonaro Of "Preparing" January 8 Riots

Published: 02/03/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday alleged that his predecessor Jair Bolsonaro actively participated in planning for his supporters to storm government buildings on January 8.

Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil's ex-president attended election plot meeting - senator

Published: 02/02/2023 in BBC News - World

A former ally says Brazil's ex-leader sat in silence as an aide offered ways to discredit October's vote.

Brazil Central Bank leaves benchmark rate unchanged at 13,75%; warns about fiscal policy

Published: 02/02/2023 in MercoPress

Copom reiterated that they “will not hesitate to resume the tightening cycle” if inflation does not cool as expected. Brazil's Central Bank on Wednesday left the Selic benchmark interest rate at 13,75%, but in the adjoining release, the bank's rate setting committee, Copom said the high interest rate policy is expected to last longer than market expectations because of fiscal risks

Southern Brazil pork and poultry farmers concerned with Chinese demand for "overpriced" corn

Published: 02/02/2023 in MercoPress

Brazilian corn exports to China were cleared late last year after both nations updated trade protocols. Since then, several vessels have been booked Expectations of large Brazilian corn exports to China in 2023 are worrying Brazil’s meat companies, according to a statement from Santa Catarina’s meat processors lobby Sindicarne this week. The group said competition from Chinese buyers is already reducing local supplies and making corn used to feed poultry and pork an “overpriced” commodity.

Lira reelected Speaker of Brazil's Lower House by overwhelming majority

Published: 02/02/2023 in MercoPress

Lira had 464 votes, followed by Chico Alencar with 21 Congressman Arthur Lira (PP-AL) was reelected Wednesday as Speaker of Brazil's Lower House for the next two years. It will be Lira's fourth term on the post after garnering a record 464 votes. The second most-voted candidate was Deputy Chico Alencar (PSOL-RJ) with 21 votes, followed by Deputy Marcel Van Hatten (Novo-RS) with 19 votes. There were also five blank votes.

Rodrigo Pacheco remains Senate Speaker in Brazil

Published: 02/02/2023 in MercoPress

Despite Lula's support, Pacheco cannot be considered an ally of the president, but just a means to prevent a radical Bolsonaro supporter from taking over Brazilian Senator Rodrigo Pacheco (PSDB - MG) was reelected Wednesday by 49 votes against Rogerio Marinho's 32 to remain the Speaker of the South American country's Upper House, thus dealing a blow to the rightwing opposition loyal to former President Jair Bolsonaro.

Brazil's STF orders probe into crimes against indigenous communities

Published: 02/01/2023 in MercoPress

Barroso found a “very serious and worrisome picture” involving high-ranking officials from the Jair Bolsonaro administration Brazilian Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Luís Roberto Barroso has ordered an investigation by the Attorney General of the Republic, the Military Prosecutor's Office, the Ministry of Justice and Public Safety, and the Regional Superintendence of the Federal Police of Roraima into the possible participation of officials of the Jair Bolsonaro government in crimes of genocide, disobedience, breach of judicial secrecy, and environmental offenses related to the life, health, and safety of several indigenous communities, Agencia Brasil reported Tuesday.

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Vows To "Remain Active" In Politics

Published: 02/01/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's former president Jair Bolsonaro intends "to remain active in Brazilian politics," he told a reception in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday.

Brazil's Bolsonaro Seeks Visa Extension To Stay In US Amid Probe Back Home

Published: 01/30/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's former president Jair Bolsonaro is under investigation for his supporters' storming of government buildings.

Brazil's Ex-President Bolsonaro Seeks 6-Month Visa To Remain In US: Lawyer

Published: 01/30/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's former president Jair Bolsonaro, who is under investigation for his supporters' storming of government buildings, is seeking a six-month visa to remain in the United States, his lawyer said Monday.

Germany pledges some € 200 million to Brazil's ambitious environmental actions

Published: 01/30/2023 in MercoPress

The Amazon Fund resources will be used to address the sanitary crisis among the Yanomami people in Roraima Germany's Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development Svenja Schulze Monday announced in Brasilia the release of about € 200 million to be committed to environmental actions.

National Trans Visibility Day celebrated in Brazil

Published: 01/30/2023 in MercoPress

The demonstrators celebrated the occasion and remembered the deaths of transsexual and transvestite people in Brazil Members of Brazil's LGBT+ movements and of the transsexual and transvestite community celebrated National Trans Visibility Day with parades nationwide, the largest two being in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, it was reported.

Brazil: Federal Police launches 3rd phase of Operation Lesa Pátria

Published: 01/27/2023 in MercoPress

Operation Lesa Pátria is now “permanent, with periodic updates on the number of warrants issued, people captured, and fugitives,” the Federal Police said Brazilian Federal Police (PF) Friday launched the third phase of Operation Lesa Pátria (lèse patria) by serving arrest and search-and-seizure warrants across five states and the Federal District, Agencia Brasil reported.

Brazil records highest number of deaths of trans people in the world

Published: 01/27/2023 in MercoPress

Brazil topped the list of murdered trans people for the 14th year in a row In 2022, 131 trans and transvestite people were murdered all across Brazil, making it the country with the most deaths of people of this community for the 14th consecutive year, Agencia Brasil reported. In addition to the 131 killings, other 20 people took their own lives due to discrimination and prejudice.

Brazil's Judiciary freezes bank accounts of Bolsonaro, Rocha, and Torres

Published: 01/12/2023 in MercoPress

Doctors in the US were not accompanying me, Bolsonaro said Brazil's Judiciary issued a court order freezing former President Jair Bolsonaro's bank accounts as well as those of other people who held public offices during his administration to fund the repairs of Sunday's riots in Brasilia, it was announced after the former head of state was discharged from hospital in the US state of Florida.

Brazil riots: Despite rising fears, new round of protests flop

Published: 01/11/2023 in BBC News - World

An expected new wave of pro-Bolsonaro protests that had the authorities on edge has failed to materialise.

Brazil Rioters: Who Are They And What They Want?

Published: 01/11/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

They are a diverse bunch -- black and white, rich and poor, young and old. But the Bolsonaro-backing rioters who invaded and defaced the symbols of Brazil's democracy are united by one thing: a visceral hatred of "communism."

The mystery buses behind Brazil Congress attack

Published: 01/11/2023 in BBC News - World

It's still unknown who financed the violent protest and laid on the free transport to take people there.

Brazil riots: More than 1,200 to be charged for Brazil riot

Published: 01/11/2023 in BBC News - World

Concerns about more protests have prompted a heavy security forces deployment in Brasilia.

Beijing pushing Brazil for a quick FTA with Mercosur or individually, but consensus is elusive

Published: 01/11/2023 in MercoPress

During a review of Brazil’s trade policy at the WTO, Chinese Ambassador Li Chenggang noted that Brazil concluded several free trade agreements and either renewed or started new negotiations An official document from Beijing states that China is ready to negotiate a free trade agreement (FTA) with Mercosur or separately with any member of the bloc. This contentious topic most probably will be included in the bilateral agenda when President Lula da Silva visits China in the near future.

Brazil: Some Sunday riot detainees released for humanitarian reasons

Published: 01/11/2023 in MercoPress

The release for humanitarian reasons does not mean that they are will not be arraigned. Some of the detainees might be summoned by the prosecution at a later date Brazilian Police Tuesday released 599 people who were arrested in the aftermath of Sunday's storming and looting of the headquarters of the three branches of government in Brasilia.

Brazil: Mourão denounces tough incarceration of riot suspects

Published: 01/11/2023 in MercoPress

Mourão explained the arrests were consistent with President Lula's “Marxist-Leninist roots” Former Brazilian Vice-President Hamilton Mourão Tuesday condemned the situation of the people arrested after Sunday's riots in Brasilia.

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Released From Hospital In Florida: Report

Published: 01/10/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday was released from a hospital near Orlando, Florida, where he had been admitted on Monday, a source close to the Bolsonaro family said.

Brazil Congress riot: Conditions of detainees come under scrutiny

Published: 01/10/2023 in BBC News - World

About 1,000 people are still being held and questioned in connection with the 8 December riots.

Brazil riots: Former public security chief accused of 'sabotage'

Published: 01/10/2023 in BBC News - World

Brasília's former public security chief was blamed for leaving local forces without leadership.

Brazil Congress chaos 'like a nightmare'

Published: 01/10/2023 in BBC News - World

Pro-democracy protesters demand that those involved in the storming of Congress face justice.

Brazil: The code word used to invite protesters to a riot

Published: 01/10/2023 in BBC News - World

How thousands were mobilised by code words on social sites to attend the storming of Brazil's Congress

Brazil Congress: Thousands turn out for pro-democracy rallies

Published: 01/10/2023 in BBC News - World

People took to the streets in response to the storming of government buildings by protesters.

Brazil Congress: Big pro-democracy rallies held to condemn rioters

Published: 01/09/2023 in BBC News - World

They come after supporters of ex-President Jair Bolsonaro ransacked the heart of the Brazilian state.

1,500 Arrested In Brazil As President Lula Condemns "Acts Of Terrorism"

Published: 01/09/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian security forces cleared protest camps Monday and arrested 1,500 people as President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva condemned "acts of terrorism" after a far-right mob stormed the seat of power, unleashing chaos on the capital.

Brazil's Bolsonaro Shares Photo From US Hospital Bed

Published: 01/09/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro tweeted a photo of himself from hospital in the United States on Monday, a day after his supporters drew international condemnation by invading the seat of power in Brasilia.

Brazil Rioters Destroy "Priceless" Artwork In Government Buildings

Published: 01/09/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Slashed canvas on a modern masterpiece, graffiti spray-painted on statues, a smashed Louis XIV clock: the horde of supporters of far-right former president Jair Bolsonaro who invaded Brasilia's hubs of power at the weekend ransacked everything.

Ros Atkins on... Why the Brazil riots happened

Published: 01/09/2023 in BBC News - World

The BBC's Analysis editor looks at the recent history behind Sunday’s riots in the Brazilian capital.

Brazil's three branches of gov't sign pro-democracy statement

Published: 01/09/2023 in MercoPress

“We are united so that institutional measures are taken,” Lula, Weber, Lira, and do Rêgo said The heads of Brazil's three branches of government Monday issued a joint document defense of democracy and against Sunday's "terrorist acts, vandalism, criminals and coup plotters," Agencia Brasil reported.

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Hospitalised In US, His Wife Confirms

Published: 01/09/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro has been hospitalized with abdominal pain, his wife said Monday, a day after his supporters invaded the seat of power in Brasilia.

Brazil protests: Artwork suffers damage beyond repair

Published: 01/09/2023 in BBC News - World

Brazil mourns the loss of key parts of its artistic collection damaged by rioters.

"Traces Of Trumpism" In Brazil Riots: Spain

Published: 01/09/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

The weekend assault on Brazil's corridors of power by supporters of far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro bore "traces of Trumpism", Spain said Monday, warning such extremists posed democracy's biggest threat.

Brazil Congress: Mass arrests as Lula condemns 'terrorist' riots

Published: 01/09/2023 in BBC News - World

The Brazilian president, who has declared emergency powers, is vowing to punish those involved.

How Trump's allies stoked Brazil Congress attack

Published: 01/09/2023 in BBC News - World

It is no mere coincidence that scenes in Brasilia resemble events at the US Capitol on 6 January 2021

What do the Bolsonaro protesters in Brazil want?

Published: 01/09/2023 in BBC News - World

While much has been said about Bolsonaro's loss, this is more about the man he lost to - Lula.

Russia Condemns Brazil Riots, "Fully Supports" President Lula

Published: 01/09/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

The Kremlin said Monday it backs Brazil's newly inaugurated President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva while condemning riots by supporters of the country's ex-president Jair Bolsonaro.

UK sponsors Brazil, India, Germany and Japan as permanent members of the UN Security Council

Published: 01/09/2023 in MercoPress

“As Foreign Secretary of a former imperial power, I know that in the past we succumbed to the temptation of will and appetite.” In December Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly, gave a speech at the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office setting out his vision for UK foreign policy'. Among other issues, Foreign Secretary Cleverly pointed out to the creation and history of United Nations, at the end of WW2, praising its achievements particularly making de law – not power alone – the arbiter of relations between states.

Bolsonaro supporters storm Brazil government buildings - Key moments

Published: 01/09/2023 in BBC News - World

Thousands of protesters ransacked the Congress, presidential palace, and Supreme Court in Brasilia.

Biden Under Pressure To End Bolsonaro's Florida Stay After Brazil Riots

Published: 01/09/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

After watching supporters of former US leader Donald Trump invade the US Capitol two years ago, Democratic President Joe Biden is now facing mounting pressure to remove Bolsonaro from his self-imposed exile in suburban Orlando.

Key Events That Led To Invasion Of Brazil's Supreme Court, Congress

Published: 01/08/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Bolsonaro supporters invaded Brazil presidential palace, Congress and Supreme Court in Brasilia, in a grim echo of the US Capitol invasion two years ago by backers of former President Donald Trump.

Brazil Congress storming: How did we get here?

Published: 01/08/2023 in BBC News - World

How Brazil's Congress came to be stormed by supporters of ex-President Bolsonaro.

Brazil Ex President Bolsonaro Condemns "Pillaging, Invasion" By Supporters

Published: 01/08/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro condemned "pillaging and invasions of public buildings" Sunday after hundreds of his supporters stormed Congress, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court.

Brazil ex-president's supporters smash top court's windows

Published: 01/08/2023 in BBC News - World

The moment supporters of Brazil's far-right former President Jair Bolsonaro storm the Supreme Court.

US President Joe Biden Says Brazil Situation "Outrageous"

Published: 01/08/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

US President Joe Biden on Sunday said the situation in Brazil was "outrageous" after supporters of far-right former President Jair Bolsonaro invaded the country's Congress, presidential palace and Supreme Court.

Inside Brazil's stormed presidential palace

Published: 01/08/2023 in BBC News - World

Bolsonaro supporters wearing Brazilian colours wave flags and cheer after invading the building.

Lula says Brazil Congress invaders will be punished

Published: 01/08/2023 in BBC News - World

The Brazilian president insists those who stormed the country's Congress will be tracked down.

Brazil Police Retakes Congress After Pro-Bolsonaro Invasion

Published: 01/08/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian security forces retook the national Congress building Sunday from supporters of far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro after hundreds of them stormed inside and invaded the legislative chambers, AFP journalists said.

US Condemns "Any Effort To Undermine Democracy" In Brazil: Official

Published: 01/08/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on Sunday condemned an attack on government buildings in Brasilia by far-right supporters of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and said President Joe Biden was monitoring the situation.

World Leaders Slam Bolsonaro Supporters' Invasion Of Brazil's Congress

Published: 01/08/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Supporters of Brazil's former far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday invaded the country's Supreme Court, the Congress building and surrounded the presidential palace in Brasilia.

"Fascist Forces": President Lula Condemns Assault On Brazil's Congress

Published: 01/08/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva condemned the invasion of Brazil's Congress, Supreme Court and presidential palace Sunday by "fascist fanatics," after supporters of far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro unleashed scenes of chaos in the capital.

Video shows Brazil Supreme Court mass break-in

Published: 01/08/2023 in BBC News - World

Dozens of far-right demonstrators can be seen inside the court building with large crowds outside.

Ex Brazil President Bolsonaro's Supporters Swarm Congress, Clash With Cops

Published: 01/08/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian police used tear gas Sunday to try to repel hundreds of supporters of far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro after they stormed onto Congress grounds one week after President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva's inauguration.

Theme cruise ship from Brazil due in Buenos Aires after calls in Uruguay

Published: 01/07/2023 in MercoPress

Clothing is optional for the open decks and pool areas of the Azamara Pursuit  The luxury cruise ship Azamara Pursuit is due Saturday in Buenos Aires after departing from Brazil and making calls in Montevideo and Punta del Este. Unlike other vessels looking similar on the surface, this particular case is reported to have 564 passengers onboard, most of whom are swinger couples from the United States seeking new experiences with like-minded people.

Uruguayan organic beef, processed in Brazil successfully shipped to US

Published: 01/07/2023 in MercoPress

The organic meat comes from animals fed exclusively on pasture, free of synthetic fertilizers, anabolic hormones, and growth stimulants, Marfrig said in a statement. The Brazilian food processing corporation Marfrig announced that it started to process organic meat at its unit located in Hulha Negra, in Rio Grande do Sul, (Southern Brazil) with raw material coming from the company’s plant in Uruguay.

Brazil's Federal Gov't recognizes emergency in inner São Paulo state

Published: 01/06/2023 in MercoPress

The emergency declaration helps avoid red tape in the allocation of relief funds Brazil's National Secretariat for Protection and Civil Defense Friday recognized Friday in documents published in the Diário Oficial da União (Official Gazette) that a situation of emergency existed in storm-hit Araraquara, in the state of São Paulo, Agencia Brasil reported.

Brazil provides 20% of the world's cotton supply, and is second global exporter

Published: 01/06/2023 in MercoPress

Abrapa said Asia imports 99% of the output of the world’s second-largest cotton exporter, China (27%), Vietnam (16%), Turkey (13%), and Bangladesh (12%) Brazil provides 20% of the world’s cotton supply, making it the second largest cotton exporter in the world. Cotton represents Brazil’s seventh-largest export product in terms of value: in the market year 2021/2022 alone, 1.68 thousand tons were exported, generating more than USD 3.2 billion in cash. The stats were supplied by the industry association Abrapa.

Brazil: Environment Minister announces National Authority for Climate Security

Published: 01/05/2023 in MercoPress

Silva insisted Brazil had become an environmental pariah São Paulo Deputy-elect Marina Silva was sworn in Wednesday as Brazil's new Environment Ministry, almost 15 years after leaving that office during President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva's second term in office.

Integration and common currency, according to Argentine ambassador in Brazil

Published: 01/04/2023 in MercoPress

The idea of a Mercosur common currency is not new, it was started in the nineties by Uruguayan governments, and they even had a name proposal, the “gaucho”. Argentine ambassador in Brazil, Daniel Scioli said that with president Lula da Silva now in office integration between Argentina and Brazil will move faster, and mentioned both countries are considering a common currency for bilateral trade probably extensive to all Mercosur members.

Brazil ended 2022 with a US$ 62bn surplus and overall trade turnover plus US$ 600bn

Published: 01/04/2023 in MercoPress

Exports increased by 19.3% in 2022 (daily average) compared to the previous year, with a daily average of US$ 1.3 billion (a new record in the historical series). Brazil's trade balance closed the year 2022 at a record surplus of US$ 62.3 billion. Compared with the previous year, when the positive balance totaled US$ 61.4 billion, there was an increase of 1.5%.

UK might contribute to Brazil's Amazon Fund

Published: 01/04/2023 in MercoPress

Coffey said the UK has much to offer Brazil The United Kingdom might join Germany and Norway as a donor to Brazil's Amazon Fund to boost sustainability in the rainforest, British Environment Secretary Thérèse Coffey said.

Pele's funeral: Brazil legend given joyous send-off

Published: 01/03/2023 in BBC News - World

The footballing legend was laid to rest after a huge procession through the streets of Santos.

Brazil to reopen probe of George Santos in 2008 checkbook fraud case

Published: 01/03/2023 in National

The congressman-elect is accused of spending $700 in Rio de Janeiro state in 2008 using a stolen checkbook and a false name.

Argentine President highlights Brazil's return to international forums

Published: 01/03/2023 in MercoPress

Lula is now due in Buenos Aires on Jan. 23 for another round of talks with Fernández Argentine President Alberto Fernández Monday celebrated Brazil's "return" to all international forums and announced that "we have clearly decided to put the link between Argentina and Brazil back on track with full force," following his meeting with President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva.

Brazil: US dollar goes up on Lula's first working day

Published: 01/03/2023 in MercoPress

Lula spent his first day on the job undoing most of Bolsonaro's controversial decisions Brazilian markets plummeted Monday during President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva's first working day in office following his inauguration speech and his first measures as head of state.

New FM pledges to restore Brazil's diplomacy

Published: 01/03/2023 in MercoPress

Under Lula, Brazil will focus on Unasur and Celac, Vieira explained Newly-appointed Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira promised to rebuild Brazilian diplomacy to bring South America's largest country back to the "great stage of international relations."

Pele's funeral: Brazil legend lying in state in Santos' stadium

Published: 01/03/2023 in BBC News - World

Thousands of mourners pay their respects to Brazil legend Pele who is lying in state at the stadium of his former club, Santos.

In Pics: Brazil Pays Final Respects To Football Legend Pele

Published: 01/02/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

An emotional Brazil began paying its final respects Monday to football legend Pele with a wake at the stadium where he first took the world's breath away with his dazzling skill.

Brazil's Lula Gets Letter From China's Xi Jinping On Further Cooperation

Published: 01/02/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian new president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Monday he had received a letter from Chinese leader Xi Jinping expressing a desire to increase cooperation between the two countries.

Lula sworn in for the third time as President of Brazil

Published: 01/02/2023 in MercoPress

“I will rule for 215 million Brazilians and not only for those who voted for me,” Lula said Workers' Party founder and leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was sworn in Sunday for the third time as President of Brazil during a ceremony held at Brasilia's Congress building which was not attended by the outgoing head of state Jair Bolsonaro.

Pelé: Fireworks greet coffin as Brazil prepares to bid legend farewell

Published: 01/02/2023 in BBC News - World

Brazilian football legend Pelé's body has been taken to the stadium of his former club Santos.

Lula Da Silva Becomes Brazil's President For 3rd Time

Published: 01/01/2023 in NDTV News - World-news

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva took office Sunday for a third term as Brazil's president, vowing to fight for the poor and the environment and "rebuild the country" after far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro's divisive administration.

Crowds celebrate in Brazil as Lula sworn in as president

Published: 01/01/2023 in BBC News - World

Brazil's new president travelled in an open-topped car and waved to people lining the streets.

Lula to be sworn in as Brazil president as Bolsonaro flies to US

Published: 01/01/2023 in BBC News - World

The 77-year-old takes power as his predecessor Bolsonaro leaves the country to avoid the ceremony.

Brazil lifts entry ban: Maduro may attend Lula's inauguration

Published: 12/30/2022 in MercoPress

Lula will reopen Brazil's embassy in Caracas, which was closed under Bolsonaro's administration Brazilian authorities have lifted the restrictions banning Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and other high-ranking officials since 2019 from entering the country so that they can attend Sunday's inauguration of President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, it was published Friday in the Diário Oficial da União (Official Gazette).

'Thank you, King': Brazil lights up in honour of Pele

Published: 12/30/2022 in BBC News - World

Brazil begins first day of mourning the late footballing legend as landmarks are lit up in tribute.

Brazil in mourning over Pelé's death

Published: 12/30/2022 in MercoPress

Pelé is to be buried in Santos, where his heart has stayed since he moved from Minas Gerais Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro decreed three days of national mourning following the death of football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento -Pelé- Thursday at the age of 82, while preparations are underway for his burial next Tuesday, one day after President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is sworn in.

"'Thank You, Pele": Brazil's Lula Pays Tribute To Football Icon

Published: 12/29/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian president-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva paid tribute to football legend Pele after the country's greatest sporting icon died Thursday at age 82, saying "there was never another number 10 like him."

Pele: Brazil football legend dies aged 82

Published: 12/29/2022 in BBC News - World

Brazil legend Pele, who is regarded by many as football's greatest player, dies at the age of 82.

Brazil: Lula releases final list of future ministers

Published: 12/29/2022 in MercoPress

Lula also said Thursday that he would appoint indigenous people to head the National Indian Foundation (Funai) and the Special Secretariat for Indigenous Health (Sesai) Brazil's President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva Thursday announced the last 16 names of the people who will join his cabinet after his Jan. 1 inauguration. Lula's third term in office will include a total of 37 ministries.

Scioli: Brazil once again Argentina's main trading partner

Published: 12/29/2022 in MercoPress

Under Scioli, Argentina's embassy in Brasilia is largely focused on trade Argentina's Ambassador to Brazil and former Vice President Daniel Scioli Wednesday highlighted the importance of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's victory and how it will help consolidate trade between South America's two largest countries.

Fatphobia: The Brazil women fighting prejudices

Published: 12/28/2022 in BBC News - World

Campaigners in Brazil say society must adapt to accommodate overweight and obese people.

Brazil agribusiness exports US$ 160 billion in '22, but inputs have soared and '23 could see a return of protectionism

Published: 12/28/2022 in MercoPress

Brazilian agribusiness exports, which totaled US$101 billion in 2020, increased to US$121 billion last year and are expected to be close to US$160 billion this year. Brazilian agribusiness exports should reach a record US$ 160 billion this year, which represents an increase of 32% compared to 2021, and a number that also was surprisingly high last year. But on the other hand input imports have never been so costly because of the international prices with inputs reaching almost US$ 50 billion, up 51% year to year.

Tebet to head Brazil's future Planning Ministry

Published: 12/28/2022 in MercoPress

It was reported that Senator Tebet would have preferred Social Development or Environment Former Presidential candidate and Senator Simone Tebet, who endorsed Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in the Oct. 30 runoff against the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, has reportedly accepted to become Brazil's next Planning Ministry, according to press reports published Tuesday in Brasilia. The official announcement is to be made Wednesday.

Brazil sets gradual caps on greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels

Published: 12/27/2022 in MercoPress

Liquid fuel distributors have a mandatory target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro approved the resolution of the National Energy Policy Council (CNPE) defining the annual mandatory targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions for the commercialization of fuels over the next ten years, under the National Policy for Biofuels (Renovabio), Agencia Brasil reported Tuesday after the measure was published in the Diário Oficial da União (Federal Official Gazette).

Brazil makes large payments to international organizations

Published: 12/27/2022 in MercoPress

This week's payment improves Brazil's position before most global agencies for when President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva takes office on Jan. 1. Brazil has paid off “almost all” of its debts with international bodies such as the United Nations (UN) and the International Labor Organization (ILO), the South American country's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Bolsonaro supporter arrested for pushing for military coup in Brazil

Published: 12/26/2022 in MercoPress

“The fight against terrorists and troublemakers will be intensified. Democracy has won and will win,” Dino also pointed out on social media A President Jair Bolsonaro follower was arrested during the weekend for planning an attack to prevent President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva from taking office on Jan. 1.

Brazil's far-right faithfuls are not giving up

Published: 12/26/2022 in BBC News - World

With only days to go until Lula is sworn in as president, some of his opponents refuse to accept defeat.

Brazil man held over alleged bomb plot to stop inauguration

Published: 12/26/2022 in BBC News - World

Police say the man was planning to "create chaos" ahead of the swearing-in of President-elect Lula.

Solar energy use grows at a record pace in Brazil

Published: 12/26/2022 in MercoPress

With the reduction in monthly bills, the investment is recovered in a few years, it was explained Monetary savings when compared to electricity stemming from other sources reaches up to 90%, Agencia Brasil reported Sunday about the increasing use of solar energy in South America's largest country.

Brazil to develop "VTOL" electric aircraft

Published: 12/24/2022 in MercoPress

Flying cars will be in high demand in the coming decades, BNDES believes Brazil's state-owned National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) has allocated R$ 490 million (about US$ 95 million) to Eve Soluções de Mobilidade Aérea Urbana Ltda., a subsidiary of aircraft manufacturer Embraer, for the development of electric units with Vertical Take Off and Landing (eVTOL) capabilities.

BB, World Bank team up to finance greener economy in Brazil

Published: 12/24/2022 in MercoPress

We welcome the partnership with the World Bank, Ribeiro said  The World Bank's Board of Directors Friday approved a US$ 500 million financing project for actions in Brazil linked to sustainability and the carbon credit market. The project was approved today (23), in Washington, by the World Bank Board of Directors. Joining the initiative to create a one-stop shop is Banco do Brasil (BB).

Brazil's trade surplus in 2023 expected to reach US$ 72 billion

Published: 12/23/2022 in MercoPress

Overall trade in Brazil, the sum of imports and exports, is expected to reach US$ 578.391 billion in 2023, dipping 4% from 2022 numbers Despite the global economic slowdown, the Brazilian Foreign Trade Association, AEB, indicated that the largest economy in South America is projected to have a higher trade surplus in 2023. Next year's positive result is expected to reach US$ 71,9 billion, which would be 14,3% higher than the US$ 62,9 billion this year.

Two dead in southern Brazil heavy storms

Published: 12/22/2022 in MercoPress

Rains in recent days in southern Brazil are caused by the La Niña phenomenon Heavy storms in Santa Catarina have left 2 people dead and at least 140 people homeless, with health and transportation services suspended statewide, it was reported Wednesday. The most affected regions were the northern coast and Greater Florianópolis.

Brazil planning to become world's largest cotton exporter, ahead of US

Published: 12/21/2022 in MercoPress

Brazilian cotton producers see the sector ready to move forward with next year’s crop, despite higher costs, to protect progress in Asian markets, particularly China. Brazil could become the world’s largest cotton exporter in 2023, because of an increase in the planted area helping it to surpass the United States, which could reduce sowing by 30% to make way for competing crops such as corn, soy, and wheat.

Abundant rainfall in central Brazil helps Paraná River recover navigable level

Published: 12/21/2022 in MercoPress

The Rosario Exchange highlighted that no negative values had been registered in the Parana River around the city since December 1970. After years of forcibly lighter shiploads due to the intense down flow of the Parana River, the water level has begun to grow again, especially in the last couple of months. Thus according to the Rosario Grain Exchange, the average shipload of vessels sailing upriver rose 21% in two months and stood at more than 38,000 tons in November. Furthermore, the current water level is 23% above November last year and 19% above the November 2020 average.

Slight adjustment to Brazil's inflation projection for 2022

Published: 12/19/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil's Central Bank now says the IPCA will grow by 5.76% instead of 5.79% Brazil's National Wide Consumer Price Index (IPCA) is now expected to have grown 5.76% by the end of the year, a marginal drop from the 5.79% projected in the previous Focus Bulletin weekly report by South America's largest country's Central Bank.

Brazil's STF orders 103 searches targetting Bolsonaro followers

Published: 12/16/2022 in MercoPress

Police raids were carried out in Brasilia, where radical Bolsonarists set fire to a dozen vehicles earlier this week, and in various other states nationwide Investigators were instructed to carry out 103 searches and four arrest warrants by Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) in the case of the "anti-democratic acts" that allegedly pursued a coup d'état against President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Study shows inflation slowing down in Brazil

Published: 12/15/2022 in MercoPress

The Ipea Inflation Indicator by income bracket is released monthly. According to a study released Wednesday, Brazil's inflation in November was below that of October for all income groups.

Brazil's Lula Accuses Jair Bolsonaro Of Inciting Violence In Country

Published: 12/13/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian president-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva accused far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro Tuesday of inciting violence, a day after pro-Bolsonaro protesters torched vehicles, clashed with police...

Brazil protests: Bolsonaro supporters attack police HQ

Published: 12/13/2022 in BBC News - World

Supporters of outgoing far-right President Jair Bolsonaro clash with police in the capital Brasilia.

Bolsonaro's Supporters Try To Invade Brazil Police Headquarters

Published: 12/12/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Supporters of far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday attempted to invade the federal police headquarters in Brasilia, the capital, protesting the arrest of an indigenous leader in the...

Brazil's President Lula sheds tears at election ceremony

Published: 12/12/2022 in BBC News - World

The country's president-elect, Lula, breaks down in tears during a ceremony ratifying his election victory.

Brazil: Cachaça exports hit record figures in 2022

Published: 12/12/2022 in MercoPress

“Ibrac has been investing over the last years in actions to promote the image of cachaça,” Lima said Exports of Brazil's traditional alcoholic beverage cachaça have bounced back following a drop due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, it was reported. A rum made of sugar cane juice and one of the key ingredients of caipirinha, cachaça is currently sold to 72 countries.

"Hurts My Soul": Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Breaks Silence On Election Defeat

Published: 12/10/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro broke his uncharacteristic silence about his electoral defeat on Friday, saying it "hurts my soul."

"It Hurts My Soul": Brazil's Bolsonaro Breaks Silence After Defeat To Lula

Published: 12/09/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro broke his silence on Friday for the first time since his election defeat on Oct. 30 and spoke to supporters calling for a military coup to stop leftist...

World Cup 2022: Brazil 'in pain' after exit on penalties against Croatia

Published: 12/09/2022 in BBC News - World

Brazil had danced into the quarter-finals of the World Cup but their dreams of a showpiece jig in the final ended in tears at Education City Stadium.

Penalty shootout marks the end of the run for Brazil in Qatar

Published: 12/09/2022 in MercoPress

Neymar scored Brazil's goal but did not get a chance to take a shot in the tiebreaking series Croatia prevailed 4-2 on penalties over Brazil after a goalless draw during a regular time that finished 1-1 after the extra time to reach the semifinals of the Qatar 2002 football World Cup.

World Cup 2022: Croatia 1-1 Brazil (4-2 pens): Tite's men knocked out

Published: 12/09/2022 in BBC News - World

Tournament favourites Brazil are knocked out of the World Cup on penalties as Croatia keep their nerve to edge through to the semi-finals.

SARS on the rise in Brazil, Fiocruz data shows

Published: 12/08/2022 in MercoPress

COVID-19 accounted for nearly 77% of the SARS cases nationwide  Brazilian health authorities have reported an increase in the number of cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndromes (SARS) in 22 states and the Federal District, where three out of every four detections were of COVID-19.

Cheaper gasoline and diesel fuel prices in Brazil

Published: 12/07/2022 in MercoPress

Petrobras has implemented gasoline and diesel price reductions in line with the international situation  Brazil's oil and gas giant Petrobras started implementing a reduction in fuel prices at its refineries gates, effective this week. Gasoline price with being reduced 6,1% from R$ 3,28 to R$ 3,08, while A diesel on average will be dropping from R$ 4,89 to R$ 4,49, equivalent to an 8,2% rebate.

Brazil behind in contributions to global agencies

Published: 12/07/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil might lose its voting rights within the UN and other global organizations if payments are not made The transition team leading Brazil from the current Jair Bolsonaro administration to the one headed by former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva due to take office on Jan. 1 Wednesday announced that the South American country was some US$ 1 billion behind with its payments to international organizations.

Brazil's Central Bank adjusts 2022 inflation projections by 0.01%

Published: 12/06/2022 in MercoPress

All projections are slightly above the BCB's National Monetary Council targets Brazil's yearly inflation has been projected to reach 5.92% by the end of 2022, a 0.01% increase from last week's estimates, according to the Central Bank's (BCB) bulletin released Monday, while the Gross Domestic Product is expected to close at 3.05%.

South Korea no match for Brazil at Qatar 2022

Published: 12/05/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil will now face Croatia Friday in a quarterfinal match Five-time champions Brazil Monday advanced to the quarterfinals of the Qatar 2022 football World Cup with a 4-1 rout of South Korea giving Uruguay some comfort that had they not been eliminated earlier they would have most likely had to endure a similar disgrace.

Pele in hospital: Messages of support from across football for Brazil great

Published: 12/03/2022 in BBC News - World

Messages of support for Brazil great Pele are sent from across the world while the three-time World Cup winner is being treated in hospital.

Brazil bilateral trade with Qatar has leaped in the buildup to the World Cup

Published: 12/03/2022 in MercoPress

The Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) said the country supplies 60% of the chicken meat imported into Qatar Despite a last shock surprise defeat against Cameroon, Brazil is in the Round of 16 and still standing as one of the favorites to reach the final round of Qatar 2022 World Soccer Cup. And despite its sporting performance, Brazil has had a huge leap in bilateral trade with the buildup to the Qatar event.

Biden wants to talk to president elect Lula; US officials on Monday travel to Brazil to arrange a White House meeting

Published: 12/03/2022 in MercoPress

Lula said he and Sullivan would “hold talks and discuss the date” for a visit to Washington -- probably after December 12, the day his victory is formally ratified Sometime this month, probably after 12 December Brazilian president-elect Lula da Silva will be meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House. The news was confirmed in Washington and in Lula's headquarters.

Aerial footage shows deadly flooding in parts of Brazil

Published: 12/02/2022 in BBC News - World

Thousands of people have been displaced after recent heavy rains.

Milestone UK/Brazil Double Taxation Agreement

Published: 12/01/2022 in MercoPress

Staff from the two negotiating teams at the Brazilian Ministry of Economy The United Kingdom and Brazil signed a Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) this week. The Agreement will provide relief from the double taxation of income in both countries and is the most significant development in the trade relationship between the United Kingdom and Brazil in many years and represents a concrete response to demands from business in both countries

Deadly landslide engulfs motorway in Brazil

Published: 11/30/2022 in BBC News - World

A search effort is under way for dozens of people after the disaster in the southern state of Parana.

Football: Brazil waits for Pele, Neymar's recovery

Published: 11/30/2022 in MercoPress

The 82-year-old Pele is not in the Intensive Care Unit after being admitted for chemotherapy As the Brazilian squad participating in the Qatar 2022 World Cup prepares to face Cameroon Friday without stars Neymar, Danilo, and Alex Sandro due to health issues, the South American country's most iconic player of all times -Edson Arantes do Nascimento, also known as Pele- remains hospitalized in Sao Paulo fighting cancer.

Pele: Brazil legend in hospital but daughter confirms 'no emergency'

Published: 11/30/2022 in BBC News - World

Brazil legend Pele is in hospital but his daughter confirms there's "no emergency" involved.

Foreign tourists spend record-high amounts in Brazil

Published: 11/30/2022 in MercoPress

Argentina and Portugal are the largest suppliers of foreign travelers to Brazil's tourism industry Foreign travelers have left behind record-high amounts of money in Brazil, according to a Central Bank (BCB) report released Tuesday.

New COVID-19 deaths reported in Brazil

Published: 11/29/2022 in MercoPress

As the number of COVID-19 cases rises, facemasks are once again mandatory in more parts of the country Brazilian health authorities Sunday confirmed 20,385 new cases of COVID-19 nationwide and 57 deaths in the last 24 hours, for a total of 35,188,586 detections and 689,536 fatalities since the onset of the pandemic.

UK suspends tariffs on fruit juices, and Brazil celebrates the decision

Published: 11/29/2022 in MercoPress

The Association of Citrus Juice Exporters (CitrusBR) believes that without the 12.2% tariff, Brazil will be able to maintain sales levels similar to previous seasons Brazilian orange juice shipments to the UK should benefit from the recent decision by the British government to suspend tariffs on concentrated and ready-to-drink juice imports from January first 2023 to 31 December 2024.

Qatar 2022: Brazil advance, Uruguay need to beat Ghana to stand a chance

Published: 11/28/2022 in MercoPress

Eduardo Bolsonaro was spotted in Qatar while Bolsonarist still put up some resistance in the streets insisting Lula had won the Oct. 30 runoff through fraud Brazil edged Switzerland 1-0 Monday in their second World Cup Group G game Monday. The South Americans thus secured a berth in the round of 16, while the rest of the series is yet to be decided Friday following a 3-3 draw between Serbia and Cameroon, although the latter seems to have more of an uphill task when they take on the five-time champions.

4 Dead In Brazil School Shootings, Teen Gunman Was Wearing Nazi Symbols

Published: 11/26/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

The death count from a twin school shooting in Brazil rose to four on Saturday after a teacher wounded in the attack by a 16-year-old shooter wearing Nazi symbols died from her injuries, officials...

Three Killed In Twin School Shootings In Brazil

Published: 11/25/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

At least three people including an adolescent girl were killed and 11 others wounded Friday when a man opened fire on two schools in southeastern Brazil, officials said.

Energy agreement between Argentina and Brazil extended

Published: 11/25/2022 in MercoPress

The agreement allows the use of the Bilateral Local Currency Payment System Argentina and Brazil agreed to extend the current Memorandum of Energy Exchange until 2025, it was reported Thursday. The document, which provides for the exchange of electric power and natural gas between both countries, was about to expire. As per its new wording, the agreement is to be automatically renewed every four years.

Brazil off to a good start in Qatar

Published: 11/25/2022 in MercoPress

Lula and Janja watched the game from their São Paulo home Brazil might be on course for their sixth football World Cup title, or at least the fans believe so after a convincing 2-0 victory over Serbia in the second Group G match played in Qatar Thursday.

Brazil court rejects Bolsonaro party complaint over vote

Published: 11/23/2022 in BBC News - World

A court fines the far-right leader's party and calls its complaint "bad faith".

Brazil back to mandatory facemasks on airplanes and at airports

Published: 11/23/2022 in MercoPress

The new regulations become effective Nov. 25 Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) Wednesday approved the return effective Nov. 25 of the mandatory use of face masks in airplanes and airports in a move to reduce the risk of COVID-19 contagion after a significant increase in the number of cases in recent weeks.

Bolsonaro party challenges Brazil election result

Published: 11/22/2022 in BBC News - World

The outgoing far-right leader's party claims - without proof - that some voting machines were faulty.

Brazil encouraged with UK larger quota for chicken meat and sugar

Published: 11/22/2022 in MercoPress

The Brasilia/London deal on new quota distributions was reached after four years of negotiations to better address the fact UK in no longer part of the EU Brazil is forecasted to gain a 19.3% larger quota of chicken meat exports to the UK in accordance with the bilateral agreement signed last November 17 at the World Trade Organization (WTO), according to information from the financial press agency Valor.

With Argentine wheat crop failing, Brazil appeals to Russian grain, but it has its problems

Published: 11/22/2022 in MercoPress

Last week, wheat available FOB in Argentina cost an average of US$ 370 per ton, while Russian wheat was priced at US$ 330. A severe drought, followed by several episodes of frost, is expected to reduce Argentine wheat harvest by 40% from initial estimates to around 11/12 million tons, which is expected to have an impact on the Mercosur partner Brazil.

Brazil a leading power in digitalization of public services, World Bank says

Published: 11/21/2022 in MercoPress

Procedures are speedier and more environment friendly, Coelho said A World Bank study released Sunday in Brasilia showed the largest South American country was second globally among 198 economies in the digitalization of public service structures.

Russian Cosmonauts Spacewalk Outside Space Station Orbiting Above Brazil

Published: 11/19/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

The walk took place for some hardware transfers and electronics connections on the International Space Station.

Economy Minister says Brazil's spending cap poorly constructed

Published: 11/19/2022 in MercoPress

Guedes insisted any step backward from the current policies would be a mistake Brazil's Economy Minister Paulo Guedes Friday admitted the spending ceiling needed to be pierced because it was poorly constructed, but he insisted that the federal spending cap remains a necessary tool to ensure the stability of public accounts.

Inflation projections in Brazil lowered yet again

Published: 11/18/2022 in MercoPress

The new figures are still above the 3.5% target set by the National Monetary Council (CMN) Brazil's Economy Ministry Thursday released its Macrofiscal Bulletin, which showed that inflation for the year 2022 is projected to amount to 5.85%, an improvement from the previous 6.3% forecast.

Unemployment drops in Brazil

Published: 11/17/2022 in MercoPress

Unemployment went down in six Brazilian states and remained stable in the rest, IBGE's report showed According to the Quarterly Continuous National Household Sample Survey (PNAD) released Thursday by Brazil's Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the unemployment rate in the third quarter of this year went down from 9.3% to 8.7% overall from the previous quarter, thanks to drops in six states: Paraná (-0.8 %), Minas Gerais (-0.9 %), Maranhão (-1.1%), Acre (-1.8%), Ceará (-1.8%) and Rondônia (-1.9%).

Brazil's largest port privatization clears the decisive Audits Court

Published: 11/17/2022 in MercoPress

The Port of Santos, is the 45th in the world regarding containers, handling 27% of all Brazilian foreign trade. The privatization of Brazil's largest and busiest sea terminal, the Port of Santos clears another barrier. In effect the final report released by the Brazilian federal court of audits TCU did not express major reservations over the privatization process.

Climate change: Brazil's Lula to return to world stage at COP27

Published: 11/16/2022 in BBC News - World

The Brazilian president-in-waiting is expected to say his country is a global player on climate again.

Brazil signs biodiversity deal with Indonesia and Congo

Published: 11/16/2022 in MercoPress

Photo: Bobulix / Flickr Brazil's Foreign Ministry announced that the South American country had reached a biodiversity agreement with Indonesia and Congo to preserve their respective tropical rainforests, which are the largest in the world.

South Korea and Brazil developing space rocket industry; first launch next month

Published: 11/15/2022 in MercoPress

During the first week of November, a break bulk operation was carried out to unload rocket parts, a cargo that had never been seen in the Port of Santos A South Korean space startup for small launch vehicles, Innospace has signed a commercial contract to launch a Brazilian military payload, a symbolic win for the burgeoning space exploration industry from the Asian country.

Brazil's navy ex-flagship, carrier Sao Paulo has become a roaming "ghost ship"

Published: 11/15/2022 in MercoPress

The once proud carrier Sao Paulo, which because of asbestos insulation has been turned back at junkyards   A Federal Court in Pernambuco, northeast of Brazil issued an emergency injunction ordering the country's Navy to immediately suspend the forced berthing of the tugboat transporting scrap metal from the "São Paulo" aircraft carrier. The convoy has been on the coast of Pernambuco since early October and has been identified as “ghost ship.”

Leftwing newspaper HQs in Brazil attacked

Published: 11/14/2022 in MercoPress

“The shots that hit the facade of the building hit a concrete wall, but the worst of all is that they hit democracy,” Rondoniaovivo claimed An unidentified assailant has fired several shots with a handgun at the headquarters of the leftwing leaning Rondoniaovivo newspaper in the city of Porto Velho, in the Brazilian State of Rondônia.

Brazil's auto industry production and exports in solid recovery

Published: 11/14/2022 in MercoPress

In October, 180,900 vehicles were licensed, 11.4% more than in the same month last year and 6.7% less than last September In the first ten months of 2022, Brazil exported 406 thousand car units, representing an increase of 32.4% compared to the same period in 2021. In this context, exports to countries such as Chile, Colombia, and Mexico stood out as the main export destinations for the Brazilian automotive industry.

Brazil Politician Gets 50 Years' Jail For Killing Husband. Children Helped

Published: 11/14/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Prosecutors charged Former Brazilian congresswoman Flordelis dos Santos in August 2020 with "orchestrating the homicide, enlisting several of her grown children to take part in the crime and...

Race plays a key role in personal development, Brazil's IBGE finds

Published: 11/12/2022 in MercoPress

In the previous (2019) edition of the IBGE report, skin color factors were not analyzed A study released Friday by Brazil's Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) showed that the average income of white workers was 75.7% higher than that of Afrodescendant people. White individuals have also been less affected by unemployment, the report pointed out.

Brazil's Armed Forces to abide by Constitution during transition

Published: 11/12/2022 in MercoPress

True democracy entails tolerance, order, and social peace, the military chiefs stated Brazil's Armed Forces have issued a statement underlining their rejection of President Jair Bolsonaro's supporters, who gathered in front of military barracks after the Oct. 30 runoff demanding a military uprising allegedly in defense of the Constitution since they claimed Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva's victory had been through fraud.

COP27 told Brazil in a hurry to start producing green hydrogen

Published: 11/11/2022 in MercoPress

“We cannot waste a single minute,” Gannoum explained Brazilian dignitaries to the Conference of Parties 27 Climate Summit at the Egyptian Red Sea por of Sharm El-Sheikh announced that their country was in a hurry to start producing green hydrogen and electricity from wind turbines to be installed offshore.

COVID-19 cases in Brazil on the rise

Published: 11/11/2022 in MercoPress

“As laboratory data takes longer to enter the system, it is expected that the numbers of cases in recent weeks will be higher,” the experts warned The Rio de Janeiro-based Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) has warned of an alarming increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Brazilian States of Amazonas, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Rio Grande do Sul.

World Cup 1982: Brazil v Italy and 'the day football died'

Published: 11/10/2022 in BBC News - World

Brazil have won football's biggest prize a record five times but still harbour their own stories of World Cup hurt.

Mayor of Santos argues privatization of Brazil's largest port has to be addressed by Lula's incoming government

Published: 11/10/2022 in MercoPress

Mayor Santos insists that local municipalities should play an active role instead of simply consultative, even if it means further delaying the privatization process. The mayor of the port city of Santos, Rogério Santos, argues that representatives of president-elect Lula da Silva should take part in the privatization process of the Santos Port Authority (SPA), whose auction is scheduled for December.

Car sales in Brazil affected by pro-Bolsonaro demonstrations

Published: 11/09/2022 in MercoPress

Roadblocks have been detrimental to the distribution of unused cars to dealers nationwide, de Leite explained Brazil's National Association of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea) has reported this week that sales of brand-new cars fell in the past few days as demonstrators took to the streets in several cities nationwide claiming that incumbent President Jair Boolsonaro had defeated Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva in the Oct. 30 runoffs, thus contradicting the announcement by the Superior Electoral Court (TSE).

Brazil and Uruguay manage significant seizures of cocaine bound for Europe

Published: 11/09/2022 in MercoPress

In Uruguay one of the operations involved a vessel heading for Spain and the second a truck with half a ton of cocaine. Apparently the drug was dropped from an aircraft Brazil and Uruguay have been quite active in their combat against the drug trade. In Brazil in the northeast of the country, the state of Pará, Federal Police seized 2,75 tons of pure cocaine bound for Europe, which has been considered one of the largest drug seizures in a port.

No discrepancies found in audit of Brazil's electronic ballot system

Published: 11/09/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil's Court of Audit of the Union (TCU) found no discrepancies in the ballot papers of the electronic ballot boxes that were analyzed during an audit conducted after the presidential runoffs held last week, Agencia Brasil reported Tuesday.

Brazil soaring exports of corn and soybeans

Published: 11/07/2022 in MercoPress

In October 2022 alone, Brazil shipped 6.24 million tons of corn, up from 1.87 million a year earlier, the data showed. Brazil maize exports reached almost 32 million tons in the first ten months of the year, which is more than double the volume shipped in the same period in 202, (14,5 million tons), according to the country's National Association of Cereal Exporters, ANEC.

Brazil Roadblocks Dwindle As Bolsonaro Starts Handover

Published: 11/04/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian police said Friday they have nearly finished clearing hundreds of roadblocks by supporters of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who have been protesting since his election loss to veteran...

All roads clear of blockades, Brazil's Highway Police says

Published: 11/04/2022 in MercoPress

Alckmin said his talk with Bolsonaro was “something positive” All of Brazil's roads are clear from blockades, Federal Highway Police (PRF) reported late Thursday, although the flow of vehicles remained hindered on 24 highways in the states of Amazonas (2), Mato Grosso (7), Mato Grosso do Sul (1), Pará (6) and Rondônia (8).

Boy, 7, Dies From Multiple Heart Attacks After Scorpion Bite In Brazil

Published: 11/02/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

The family was preparing for a camping trip on October 23 when he felt the stung while he was wearing a shoe.

Increase in dengue cases in Brazil poses threat to Argentina

Published: 11/02/2022 in MercoPress

“What happens in Brazil may have repercussions in Argentina,” Tejerina warned A leading Argentine scientist believes that the increase in the number of cases of dengue reported in neighboring Brazil requires action from local health authorities amid threats of local outbreaks.

Bolsonaro Supporters Urge Brazil Military To Intervene After Lula Victory

Published: 11/02/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday held rallies to call for an armed forces intervention following the election of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a move that military experts...

Maersk and MSC accused in Brazil of abusing their dominating position in the container business

Published: 11/02/2022 in MercoPress

ABTP claims MSC and Maersk are responsible for 79% of containers (53% directly and 26% indirectly) transported along the Brazilian coast The Brazilian Association of Port Terminals (ABTP) – a group representing 73 port companies across 235 terminals in Brazil – filed a legal request at Brazil’s Administrative Economic Defense Council (CADE) to investigate Maersk and MSC’s impact on the port market. ABTP accuses the two companies of abusing their domination in the maritime transport of containers business to favor their own terminals, raising costs and reducing options for the flow of cargo in Brazil.

Brazil: Chaotic scenes as Bolsonaro's supporters take to the streets

Published: 11/01/2022 in BBC News - World

Protests continue throughout the country as President Bolsonaro breaks his silence days after his election defeat.

Brazil: Police fire tear gas at Bolsonaro supporters in roadblock

Published: 11/01/2022 in BBC News - World

Police said they had cleared more than 300 roadblocks so far, but more than 200 remain.

Brazil's Bolsonaro To Accept Election Loss In His Address To Nation

Published: 11/01/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro will not contest his election defeat and will address the nation later on Tuesday, Communications Minister Fabio Faria told Reuters.

Brazil's Bolsonaro to break silence after election defeat

Published: 11/01/2022 in BBC News - World

Some supporters are refusing to recognise the result, and have set-up roadblocks across the country.

Brazil's Bolsonaro Supporters Block Roads For 2nd Day Over Election Loss

Published: 11/01/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Truckers and other protesters on Tuesday blocked highways for second day in support of President Jair Bolsonaro, who has yet to accept his election loss to leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Argentine drought will force Brazil to purchase wheat in non-Mercosur suppliers

Published: 11/01/2022 in MercoPress

Normally Brazil purchases up to six million tons of wheat from Argentina, but the Mercosur partner has insufficient supplies to export Brazil will need alternative wheat sources because Argentina, its traditional supplier, is facing a serious crop insufficiency as a result of a serious drought that has curtailed production and compromised export volumes. Market analysts expect Brazil will thus have to look for supplies in potential providers such as the United States, Canada and even Russia.

Brazil election: Bolsonaro supporters block roads after poll defeat

Published: 11/01/2022 in BBC News - World

Lorry drivers disrupt traffic in Brazil after the far-right president's defeat to rival Lula.

Brazil election: Bolsonaro yet to concede after Lula's win

Published: 10/31/2022 in BBC News - World

Jair Bolsonaro, who narrowly lost, has not spoken publicly since his election defeat.

Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva: 5 Points On Brazil's President-Elect

Published: 10/31/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

In a stunning comeback, Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva narrowly defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, following a tight run-off race on Sunday. According to Brazil's Election Authority, Lula secured...

Brazil election: A moment in history as Lula returns

Published: 10/31/2022 in BBC News - World

The leftist who led Brazil in 2003-2011 makes a dramatic return - but unity may prove elusive.

Lula Makes Stunning Comeback To Defeat Bolsonaro In Brazil Election

Published: 10/30/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva narrowly defeated President Jair Bolsonaro in a runoff election

Brazil election: Bolsonaro defeated as Lula makes comeback

Published: 10/30/2022 in BBC News - World

The country makes a stunning swing back to the left, four years after electing a far-right leader.

Lula is back as president of Brazil after narrowly defeating Bolsonaro

Published: 10/30/2022 in MercoPress

Lula assured that he will fight deforestation because the planet needs a “living Amazon”. Photo: AFP Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will return to power in Brazil for the third time after defeating incumbent head of State Jair Bolsonaro in the ballot by a very narrow margin, reflecting a huge division in the South American giant.

"Brazil Is Back": President-Elect Lula Urges 'Peace And Unity'

Published: 10/30/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called for "peace and unity" Sunday in bitterly divided Brazil, saying the country was no longer an international pariah, and highlighting the need for a...

Brazil elections: Cheers and tears as Lula beats Bolsonaro

Published: 10/30/2022 in BBC News - World

Supporters of the left-wing leader erupt with joy as Bolsonaro fails to win a second term in power.

Brazil's Veteran Leftist Lula Wins Presidential Polls, Bolsonaro Defeated

Published: 10/30/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's veteran leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was elected president Sunday by a hair's breadth, beating his far-right rival in a down-to-the-wire poll that split the country in two, election...

Voting Closes For Brazil's Down-To-The-Wire Presidential Polls

Published: 10/30/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilians began a tense wait Sunday for the results of their down-to-the-wire presidential runoff election, after voting closed in the divisive showdown between far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and...

Brazil's Bolsonaro and Lula battle it out for top job

Published: 10/29/2022 in BBC News - World

Brazilians on both sides of the political divide say they are anxious ahead of the deciding vote.

TSE greenlights additional troop deployments ahead of Brazil's runoffs

Published: 10/29/2022 in MercoPress

Federal troops can be deployed when local police forces are unable to keep a municipality secure Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE) Friday authorized the deployment of federal troops to 165 more cities for next Sunday's presidential runoff pitting the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro against the former head of state Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva. The TSE had already authorized troops to be sent to another 80 cities.

Bitter arguments mark Brazil's last presidential debate

Published: 10/29/2022 in MercoPress

Each other's alleged failures took center stage between Lula and Bolsonaro Brazil's two contenders for Sunday's runoff, incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro and former head of state Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, Friday engaged in a bitter and tense TV debate closing their campaigns.

Brazil will construct a fertilizer plant in the southern state of Paraná, close to Argentina and Paraguay

Published: 10/29/2022 in MercoPress

Despite being an agricultural global giant, Brazil is forced to import 85% of the fertilizers it consumes he Brazilian Social Development Bank (BNDES) will finance the construction of a fertilizer factory and accessory storage facilities in Paranaguá for an estimated US$ 15 million.

Brazil will go back to being environmentally conscientious if Lula wins

Published: 10/28/2022 in MercoPress

“We are going for economic prosperity protecting the people but also with a green agenda that protects our environment,” former Minister Silva also said. Former Brazilian Environment Minister Marina Silva Thursday said during a press conference in Sao Paulo that “we need an environmentally sustainable, politically democratic and socially developed country.”

How Brazil's election campaign turned ugly

Published: 10/27/2022 in BBC News - World

From disputed polls to "conspirituality", round two of Brazil's presidential election has split society.

Brazil: De Moraes hopes abstention will be smaller next Sunday

Published: 10/27/2022 in MercoPress

De Moraes urged Brazilians to freely cast their votes and hoped abstention will be lower than that in the first round after free transportation has been arranged Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE) Chief Justice Alexandre De Moraes Thursday launched an appeal on all citizens to cast their votes during next Sunday's runoff pitting incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro against the former head of state Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva.

Boosted by fertilizers, Brazil/Canada bilateral trade breaking records

Published: 10/27/2022 in MercoPress

The total US$ (FOB) 8.223 billion in bilateral trade represents an increase of 62.5% compared to the US$ (FOB) 5.05 billion registered in the same period last year Another record year for Brazil/Canada bilateral trade. Between January and September of this year, the trade flow – which represents the sum of imports and exports – totaled US$ (FOB) 8.223 billion, surpassing the US$ (FOB) 7.497 billion accumulated in the 12 months of 2021.

Brazil election: Why are the poor voting for Lula?

Published: 10/26/2022 in BBC News - World

Poverty is a huge election issue as many Brazilians struggle amid the cost of living crisis.

Over a quarter of a million new jobs created in Brazil

Published: 10/26/2022 in MercoPress

In the medium term, “the average salary of Brazilians will increase,” Labor Minister José Carlos Oliveira said According to a report from Brazilian economic authorities released Wednesday, South America's largest country generated around 278,000 new formal jobs in September this year.

Brazil oil and gas production in September above 4.000 MMboe

Published: 10/26/2022 in MercoPress

Of this total, 3,148 million correspond to daily barrels of oil and 143,97 million to cubic meters of natural gas per day, Brazil's total oil and gas production during September reached 4.048 million barrels of oil equivalent per day, according to the country's market regulator, ANP.

Challenge for Brazil beef market: plenty of cattle, domestic demand flat and China bargaining prices

Published: 10/26/2022 in MercoPress

Beef prices in Brazil have been dropping on the back of a higher number of cattle coming to market Brazilian cattle prices are down this year and strong demand for the country’s beef exports will widen Brazilian meatpackers’ margins in the short term, according to analysts, though weakness in the domestic market could undercut those gains.

Brazil election: Accusations and misinformation on the campaign trail

Published: 10/25/2022 in BBC News - World

President Bolsonaro faces rival Lula da Silva in a second-round run-off on 30 October.

Brazil's GDP forecast to grow by 2.76% in 2022

Published: 10/25/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil currently combines economic growth with accounts in the red Brazilian economists have released a study whereby the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP - the sum of all goods and services produced nationwide) is projected to grow 2.76% by the end of 2022, it was reported Monday.

Foreign tourists near spending in Brazil to 2016 figures

Published: 10/25/2022 in MercoPress

January, March, and August were the best months for foreign tourism in 2022 Brazil's Central Bank (BCB) Monday confirmed foreign travelers had spent US$416 million in the country during September of 2022, the highest figure for the month since September of 2016, the year of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which recorded US$ 446 million in revenues.

Brazil increases monkeypox testing capacity

Published: 10/24/2022 in MercoPress

The results of all monkeypox tests in Brazil are to be notified to federal authorities Brazil's Health Ministry has increased to 31 the number of laboratories nationwide equipped to corroborate if a patient's infection corresponds to monkeypox through the delivery of testing kits developed and produced by the Rio de Janeiro-based Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz).

Neymar says Brazil will win the World Cup and Bolsonaro will be reelected

Published: 10/24/2022 in MercoPress

“Children want to be like Neymar and like me,” Bolsonaro said Brazilian star footballer Neymar said his country would win the Qatar World Cup and that Jair Bolsonaro would be reelected as president.

Brazil President's Ally Fires At Cops, Throws Grenades To Resist Arrest

Published: 10/24/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

A former Brazilian congressman with ties to President Jair Bolsonaro shot and threw grenades at police officers, injuring two, in a failed attempt to prevent his arrest, authorities said Sunday.

Brazil politician throws grenades at police in Rio de Janeiro state

Published: 10/23/2022 in BBC News - World

Bolsonaro ally Roberto Jefferson injures two police officers who came to his house to arrest him.

Brazil Politician Surrenders After Injuring Cops While Resisting Arrest

Published: 10/23/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian politician Roberto Jefferson surrendered early Sunday evening after wounding two policemen while resisting arrest ordered by the country's Supreme Court.

Brazil/Falklands commercial air link needs "more time for restart"

Published: 10/21/2022 in MercoPress

A Latam airplane stationed at the Falklands MPC While the Falkland Islands Brazil commercial airlink is not yet resuming, Director of the Department of Development and Commercial Services (DCS), Becky Clark has confirmed this isn’t a complete cancellation of the LATAM flight.

Update on Falklands commercial air-link with Brazil

Published: 10/19/2022 in MercoPress

FIG and LATAM remain committed to the reinstatement of this route, however we are not yet in the position to do so Falkland Islands Government has confirmed that commercial air links with Brazil will continue to remain suspended until 2023.

Argentine delegations tour Brazil seeking business opportunities

Published: 10/18/2022 in MercoPress

Argentine Ambassador Daniel Scioli escorted the teams through some of the fairs Argentina's Ambassador to Brazil Daniel Scioli Monday headed a trade mission in the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre searching for business opportunities at the Federation of Industries of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (FIERGS) which brings together 114 industrial unions and over more than 47,000 industries.

Inflation projections in Brazil fall yet again

Published: 10/18/2022 in MercoPress

The 2022 projection is still above the inflation target set by the Central Bank's Brazilian economic authorities have cut down projections regarding 2022's annual inflation from 5.71% to 5.62%, it was reported Monday. It was the 16th consecutive reduction of the National Wide Consumer Price Index (IPCA) estimate.

Gasoline at pumps in Brazil up again after 15 weeks

Published: 10/18/2022 in MercoPress

The price of fuel at pumps plays a role in Bolsonaro's popularity ahead of the Oct. 30 runoffs Brazil's National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) said in its weekly report Monday that the price of gasoline at pumps nationwide had gone up 1.47% after 15 weeks of successive drops.

Mercosur wheat: Argentina lack of water, in Brazil is has been pouring for the last month

Published: 10/15/2022 in MercoPress

Argentina, has seen its 2022/23 wheat harvest forecast slashed by the Rosario grains exchange to 16.5 million tons, which would be the lowest in seven years Extreme situations with the Mercosur wheat crop: while in Argentina drought is drastically cutting production volumes, in Parana, one of the leading wheat states in Brazil, rainfall has plagued harvests.

Guedes underlines Brazil's economic recovery

Published: 10/14/2022 in MercoPress

Guedes insisted the IMF has revised, from 1.7% to 2.8%, the forecast for GDP growth this year Brazil's Economy Minister Paulo Guedes told a group of worldwide dignitaries in Washington DC about the South American nation's economic recovery:

Brazil's oil and gas output reaches 3.967 mn bpds

Published: 10/13/2022 in MercoPress

The State of Rio de Janeiro accounted for around 84% of the country's production Brazil's oil and natural gas production in the month of August of 2022 reached 3.967 million barrels per day (bpd), the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) reported Thursday in the Dynamic Panel of Oil and Natural Gas Production.

Brazil's STF Judges against adding magistrates to the bench

Published: 10/12/2022 in MercoPress

Mourao will press for a lowering of the retiring age for judges Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) judges Tuesday voiced their opinion against President Jair Bolsonaro's proposal to increase the number of STF magistrates from 11 to 16, albeit under anonymity.

Argentina, Brazil, Mexico not siding with OAS on Russia statement

Published: 10/07/2022 in MercoPress

The OAS annual assembly began Wednesday with a video message from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky The delegations of Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico were among those who refused to sign a statement from the Organization of American States (OAS) condemning Russia's military deployment in Ukraine as the continental group's 52nd General Assembly kicked off in Lima.

Brazil on a steady path to becoming a wheat exporting country

Published: 10/07/2022 in MercoPress

 With increased supply, Brazil’s forecast for wheat exports in 22/23 increased to 2.8 million tons, up from 2.5 million in the previous estimates Brazil forecasts a crop of 10 million tons of wheat this season, up from a previous estimate of 9.67 million, agribusiness consultancy StoneX said on Wednesday, as farmers in the country continued with their harvesting.

Brazil files key memorandum to join OECD

Published: 10/07/2022 in MercoPress

Joining the OECD opens the door to perhaps a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, explained Guedes. The Government of Brazil has taken yet another step toward joining the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) by sending the initial memorandum of accession, it was reported Thursday. The OECD brings together the most industrialized economies on the planet.

Brazil celebrates 34th anniversary of new constitution

Published: 10/06/2022 in MercoPress

The 1988 Constitution brought democratic achievements for the construction of a free society, Chief Justice Weber said Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) Wednesday held a ceremony marking the 34th anniversary of the Constitution, drafted after the country's return to democratic rule.

Brazil, with Mercosur partners, plans to become a global rice exporting hub

Published: 10/05/2022 in MercoPress

Uruguay, Paraguay, and Argentina send rice to Brazil at a lower price, resulting in a surplus because our domestic output is destined to consumption As India, the world leader in exports restricts rice shipments, Brazil signaled at the World Trade Organization (WTO) that together with Mercosur partners, it is ready to expand exports and help with global food security.

Brazil: Ciro Gomes' party to vote for Lula in runoff

Published: 10/05/2022 in MercoPress

Lula's front for the runoff already includes 11 parties Brazil's Democratic Workers' Party (PDT), whose presidential candidate Ciro Gomes ended up fourth with 3% of the votes last Sunday, announced Tuesday that it will be supporting former President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva over the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in the Oct. 30 runoff.

Brazil election: The presidential race is far from over

Published: 10/03/2022 in BBC News - World

Lula and Bolsonaro go head-to-head after a closer than expected first-round result.

Brazil: Bolsonaro makes it to the runoff against Lula despite some polls

Published: 10/03/2022 in MercoPress

Lula got 48.42% of the votes against Bolsonaro’s 43.21%. Neither candidate made it across the 50% mark Former President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva of the leftwing Workers' Party (PT) edged the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro of the rightwing Liberal Party (PL) in Sunday's elections by 48.42% against 43.21% of the votes, which shows a divided country after weeks of violent incidents related to the electoral campaign.

Brazil election: Lula and Bolsonaro to face run-off

Published: 10/02/2022 in BBC News - World

Neither presidential candidate got more than 50% of the overall vote, meaning they will face off on 30 October.

Brazil polarised as Bolsonaro seeks re-election and Lula aims for comeback

Published: 10/01/2022 in BBC News - World

Stakes are high as the far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro could be unseated by left-wing rival Lula.

Brazil voters: 'Our candidate isn't perfect, but he beats the alternative'

Published: 09/30/2022 in BBC News - World

For many voters in Brazil, the election is as much about who they want to keep out as who they want in.

Unemployment keeps falling in Brazil as elections loom over

Published: 09/30/2022 in MercoPress

Growth is associated with a retraction in inflation, Beringuy explained Unemployment in South America's largest country has dropped to 8.9% in the quarter ending in August, following a 0.9 decrease that month, according to a study published Friday by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

Brazil election: Do voting machines lead to fraud?

Published: 09/29/2022 in BBC News - World

President Bolsonaro says the voting machines used in Brazil are prone to fraud, without providing evidence.

Brazil election: How the famous yellow football shirt has become politicised

Published: 09/29/2022 in BBC News - World

As Brazil's election - and the World Cup - approach, the famous yellow shirt is being politicised.

Watch: With A Little Dance, Neymar Backs Bolsonaro In Brazil Vote

Published: 09/29/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro got a celebrity endorsement Thursday for his re-election bid from football superstar Neymar, who posted a video on TikTok of himself dancing to a pro-Bolsonaro...

"Tinder Swindler" Of Brazil Arrested After Scamming Seven Wealthy Women

Published: 09/29/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

The conman made up stories about his parents, his profession, and the financial difficulties to extract money from the women.

Brazil: drop in price of jet fuel announced

Published: 09/29/2022 in MercoPress

The new prices will be available on Petrobras' webpage Saturday Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras Wednesday announced a 0.84% reduction in the sales prices for distributors of jet fuel starting Saturday. It is the third consecutive drop following a 10.4% one earlier this month after August's 2.6%.

Lula: Can Brazil's 'most popular president' win again?

Published: 09/28/2022 in BBC News - World

Presidential candidate Lula is ahead in the polls, despite a legacy tainted by corruption scandals.

Brazil election: ‘We'll vote for Bolsonaro because he is God’

Published: 09/28/2022 in BBC News - World

Fans of Brazil's president see him as a legendary leader, and are convinced he will win re-election.

Brazil condemns racist abuse of Richarlison

Published: 09/27/2022 in BBC News - World

Brazil condemn the racist abuse of Richarlison as the forward has a banana and other objects thrown at him in their win over Tunisia.

Brazil elections: Lula speaks of “useful” vote next Sunday

Published: 09/27/2022 in MercoPress

Foreign celebrities Mark Ruffalo, Danny Glover, and Roger Waters were among Lula's audience Brazilian Presidential candidate and former head of state Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Monday spoke in favor of “the useful vote” in next Sunday's elections and called on Brazilians not to stay at home.

Brazil expects record harvest of wheat and moves closer to self sufficiency

Published: 09/27/2022 in MercoPress

Brazilian scientists have developed new seeds which help wheat grow in semi tropical conditions The Brazilian wheat crop should reach 10.935 million tons as 2022 yields in four states are likely to increase output in what will be a record harvest for local farmers.

Brazil cost of living: The food delivery riders who can't afford to eat

Published: 09/26/2022 in BBC News - World

Delivery rider Luciano is just one of those going to extreme measures to survive Brazil's cost of living crisis.

Brazil launches vaccination campaign against polio

Published: 09/26/2022 in MercoPress

“We have 15 million children to vaccinate,” said Queiroga Brazil's Health Ministry has launched a new nationwide vaccination campaign against poliomyelitis and other maladies, it was reported. Attending Saturday's ceremony marking the beginning of the new effort was Minister Marcelo Queiroga.

A smaller EU, (without UK), and Brazil negotiating new quotas and export volumes

Published: 09/23/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil’s sugar export quota dropped from 388.12 thousand tons to 341.55 thousand tons, with the remaining volume redirected to the United Kingdom. Brazil and the European Union (EU) have reached a bilateral agreement on agricultural commodity quotas to adapt them to the bloc’s change in size following the Brexit departure of the United Kingdom. Under the new agreement, EU will reduce quotas, but, in return, UK decided to open others proportionately, thus preserving Brazil’s export window for both markets.

Brazil: Henrique Cardoso letter taken as message of support at Lula's camp

Published: 09/23/2022 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro once said FHC should have been killed during the dictatorship A letter from former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso (FHC) was welcome Thursday in Brazil on the electoral campaign camp of another former head of state, the Workers' Party (PT) leader Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, who remains on top of the voting intention list among all credible pollsters to defeat the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro next month.

Brazil: Nine Lula supporters killed as structure collapses during political meeting

Published: 09/22/2022 in MercoPress

The causes of the accident are still under investigation, a Civil Defense Official said Nine people were killed in Brazil as a structure collapsed late Tuesday during a political meeting in the State of Sao Paulo. The victims were supporters of former President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, while 31 others were reported to have been injured, it was reported Wednesday.

India, Brazil, South Africa Call For Suspension Of Hostilities In Ukraine

Published: 09/22/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

India, Brazil and South Africa have jointly voiced serious concern at the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

India, Brazil, South Africa Call For Suspension Of Hostilities In Ukraine

Published: 09/22/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Ukraine War: India, Brazil and South Africa have jointly voiced serious concern at the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

Brazil election: Why it matters so much to the US

Published: 09/21/2022 in BBC News - World

The US has been taking a keen interest in who Brazil picks as its next president. Why?

Viral Video: Brazil President, In UK For Queen's Funeral, Makes Poll Pitch

Published: 09/21/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Weeks ahead of the election that will determine if he continues in office, Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro shot a video of himself outside a London fuel pump to show how expensive fuel is in the UK as...

Bolsonaro claims systemic corruption in Brazil is over

Published: 09/20/2022 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro underlined his achievements whether actual or perceived ahead of next month's elections Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tuesday told the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York that his administration had "put an end to systemic corruption in the country." He claimed that previous corruption scandals were a thing of the past.

Brazil improved infrastructure closes supply chain gap with the US in soy exports

Published: 09/20/2022 in MercoPress

Improving infrastructure in Amazon River, Brazil has slashed two days and 1,000 miles off the time and distance taken to get crops shipped and ready to sail for China A surging dollar and the supply-chain bottlenecks are cutting the competitive edge for United States farmers in the soybeans global market, to the benefit of Brazilian farmers, according to US Department of Agriculture data.

Key trade deal between Brazil, US signed

Published: 09/20/2022 in MercoPress

Bilateral trade between the US and Brazil amounted to over US$ 70.53 billion in 2021 The governments of Brazil and the United States have signed a customs recognition agreement whereby companies from the South American country certified as authorized economic operators (AEO) will be able to export faster and with less red tape involved.

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children in Brazil to become available soon

Published: 09/19/2022 in MercoPress

Queiroga explained monkeypox vaccines were not for the entire population Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children aged between 6 months and 4 years will be released as soon as it is cleared by technical experts from the Health Ministry, it was announced in Brasilia during the weekend.

Argentina rejects naval exercise in Brazil because of Falklands' HMS Forth

Published: 09/19/2022 in MercoPress

The OPV HMS Forth stationed in the Falkland Islands (Pic RN) Argentina has dropped out of this year's UNITAS annual naval exercises sponsored by the United States, with the participation of South American and other extra-region naval units, which are currently taking place in the Atlantic organized by Brazil.

Brazil's industry reported to be growing steadily

Published: 09/16/2022 in MercoPress

According to the Industrial Survey, all expectation indexes for September stood at optimistic values Brazil's industrial activity has been reported to have increased in August and has a bright future ahead, according to a survey from the National Industry Confederation (CNI).

Brazil's economic activity going up, Central Bank index shows

Published: 09/15/2022 in MercoPress

The positive results were recorded even though coffee production registered a significant drop, the IBGE reported Brazil's economy jumped 1.17% in July from June's figures, according to the Central Bank's Economic Activity Index (IBC-Br) released Thursday based on seasonally adjusted data.

Rosa Weber sworn in as Brazil's new STF Chief Justice

Published: 09/13/2022 in MercoPress

The STF has been the target of unfair and repeated attacks, Weber argued Rosa Weber was sworn in Monday as the new Chief Justice of Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) after Judge Luiz Fux completed his two-year term.

Hearing for the privatization of Brazil's major port again postponed

Published: 09/12/2022 in MercoPress

The port of Santos is also the largest of South America, and crucial for Sao Paulo manufacturing structure. The public hearing for the privatization of Brazil's largest and most dynamic port terminal has been again postponed, for a third time, following on an announcement from the Brazilian National Social Development Bank (BNDES). The purpose of such an action, referred to the Port of Santos, is to give time to more recommendations from the private sector to improve tender conditions.

Brazil's Post Office launches stamps on Radio's first 100 years

Published: 09/09/2022 in MercoPress

The commemorating events took place in Rio de Janeiro, which was the country's capital back in 1922 Empresa Brasil de Comunicação (EBC) and the Post Office launched a stamp on Sept. 7 in Rio de Janeiro marking the 100th anniversary of the first radio broadcast in the country, exactly one century after the Declaration of Independence.

Bolsonaro decrees three days of mourning in Brazil over Queen's passing

Published: 09/08/2022 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro has not made a personal statement over the monarch's death<br />
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has decreed three days of mourning over the passing away of Queen Elizabeth II. In order to make the head of state's decision effective, a special edition of the Diário Oficial da União (Official Gazette) was released Thursday afternoon.

Brazil bans sales of iPhones without USB power adapters

Published: 09/08/2022 in BBC News - World

Apple says it will appeal against Brazil's ban on the sale of iPhones that do not come with adapters.

Brazil's Bicentennial Celebrations: Bolsonaro says he will defeat evil

Published: 09/08/2022 in MercoPress

“We are here because we believe in our people and our people believe in God,” said Bolsonaro, who prayed together with thousands. Photo: Carl de Souza / AFP Jair Bolsonaro Wednesday presided over the festivities marking the 200th Anniversary of Brazil's Independence from Portugal and seized the opportunity to fire a verbal diatribe against Workers' Party (PT) leader Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva. whom he shall face in next month's elections.

Brazil's Bolsonaro campaigns on Independence Day

Published: 09/07/2022 in BBC News - World

The president takes advantage of independence celebrations to campaign for his re-election next month.

Putin congratulates Bolsonaro on Brazil's Bicentennial

Published: 09/07/2022 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro narrowed the gap but would still lose to Lula next month Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday congratulated his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro on the 200th anniversary of the South American country's Declaration of Independence from Portugal.

Brazil Fines Apple $2.4 Million For Selling iPhones Without Charger

Published: 09/06/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Apple has been barred from selling iPhones without a charger in Brazil and fined more than $2 million over the issue, the government said Tuesday, after accusing the US tech giant of "discriminatory...

Brazil changes law regarding female voluntary sterilization

Published: 09/06/2022 in MercoPress

Women shall also be able to be sterilized following childbirth in the same procedure    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro signed into law the bill lowering from 25 to 21 years the minimum age for voluntary sterilization, also allowing women to undergo the procedure right after giving birth, it was published Monday in the Diário Oficial da União (Official Gazette).

Guedes: Brazil's GDP to beat most optimistic projections

Published: 09/02/2022 in MercoPress

Guedes claimed an adjustment to the income tax would allow subsidies to become permanent Brazilian Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said Monday that his country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) would outpace the most optimistic projections by the end of 2022.

Brazil Fisherman, Who Survived 11 Days In Freezer, Rescued: Report

Published: 09/02/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

A fisherman from Brazil was rescued by sailors after spending 11 days in a freezer in middle of the Atlantic Ocean when his boat sank during the journey

Boric hopes LatAm would not tolerate a coup in Brazil if Bolsonaro loses

Published: 09/01/2022 in MercoPress

In addition to Bolsonaro, Boric singled out El Salvador's Bukele as an authoritarian leader Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Thursday said he hoped Latin America would stage a "joint reaction" if a coup d'état takes place in next month's presidential elections in Brazil.

Unemployment in Brazil matches record lows

Published: 08/31/2022 in MercoPress

Actual wages also rose after two years of stagnation or decline, the IBGE report showed Unemployment in Brazil continues to fall, hitting record lows, according to a report released Wednesday by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

Brazil, US to deepen bilateral trade

Published: 08/31/2022 in MercoPress

The Trade Dialogue sessions between Brazil and the United States were created in 2006 and are the main mechanism for bilateral cooperation Brazil and the United States have taken yet another step toward reducing non-tariff barriers in bilateral trade, it was reported Tuesday after a statement was released Tuesday in Brasilia.

Uruguay, Brazil agree to deepen fight against organized crime along the border

Published: 08/30/2022 in MercoPress

“If we had eight homicides as we had in January we would be facing a serious problem,” Heber explained Authorities from Uruguay and Brazil defense authorities have held bilateral meetings towards coordinating joint efforts along the border between the two countries to carry out operations against drug trafficking and organized crime in the area.

All fuel prices in Brazil down, thanks to Petrobras and tax reductions

Published: 08/30/2022 in MercoPress

Since the beginning of the month the price of a liter of gasoline has fallen 6,4%, from R$ 5,61 to R$ 5,25, the ninth consecutive drop in the average price A survey from Brazil's National Oil, Gas and Bio-fuels Agency, ANP, showed that the average price for a liter of gasoline in service stations across Brazil had dropped 2,77%, and this way the price is now R$ 5,25 this week, the lowest it has been since February 2021.

Brazil to become wheat self sufficient in five years, planting the grain in tropical areas

Published: 08/30/2022 in MercoPress

This year Brazil is going to have an estimated demand of 13 million tons of wheat, but the country will only harvest 9 million tons Brazil will become wheat self sufficient in five years time, according to Celso Luiz Moretti, head of EMBRAPA, the Brazilian agriculture surveys and research center, which has helped the country become one of the world's leading food producer and exporter.

Amazon Tribesman Dubbed "World's Loneliest Man" Found Dead in Brazil

Published: 08/30/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

An Amazon tribesman who lived in total isolation for around 26 years and who was dubbed as the "loneliest man in the world" has died in Brazil, officials say.

Presidential debate in Brazil almost ends up in a fistfight

Published: 08/29/2022 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro had warned he would not shake the hand “of a thief”. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva and the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro took center stage Sunday in a TV presidential debate featuring all candidates due to participate in the upcoming October 2 elections.

'Man of the Hole': Last of his tribe dies in Brazil

Published: 08/29/2022 in BBC News - World

The last member of an uncontacted indigenous group in Brazil had lived in total isolation for decades.

Brazil election: Bolsonaro and Lula trade insults in first debate

Published: 08/28/2022 in BBC News - World

Jair Bolsonaro and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva clash in a debate ahead of the October presidential vote.

Brazil estimates a grains and oilseeds 2022/23 harvest of 308 million tons

Published: 08/27/2022 in MercoPress

For soybeans, Conab points to a record production scenario. The projection is 150.36 million tons for the next season. Brazil's government CONAB, (National Supply Company) anticipated that the 2022/23 grains and oil seeds harvest would reach 308 million tons, given the good performance and strong international demand for corn, soybean, rice, beans and cotton.

Brazil greenlights import of vaccine, drug against monkeypox

Published: 08/26/2022 in MercoPress

The decisions were based on reports from the FDA, EMA, and NHS Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) Thursday cleared the Health Ministry in separate but unanimous decisions to import and use the Jynneos / Imvanex vaccine and the drug Tecovirimat, both against monkeypox.

Russia replacing Brazil as one of China's main oil suppliers

Published: 08/26/2022 in MercoPress

Russian oil imports, including supplies pumped via the East Siberia Pacific Ocean pipeline and seaborne shipments from Russia’s European and Far Eastern ports, totaled 7.15 million tons Russia has become China's main oil supplier for the third month running during July, according to information from Hong Kong market analysts. Apparently independent refiners stepped up purchases of discounted supplies while cutting shipments from rival suppliers such as Angola and Brazil.

Voters carrying cell phones into booths may be arrested, Brazil's TSE rules

Published: 08/25/2022 in MercoPress

De Moraes' opinion on the matter prevailed Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE) Thursday issued a plenum ruling banning the use of cell phones within voting booths in the October presidential elections, even if the device is turned off.

Second corn crop helps Brazil achieve a harvest of 271 million tons, and target 300 million tons in a near future

Published: 08/25/2022 in MercoPress

This year, Brazil will produce 114.7 million tons of corn, a 31.7% jump compared to the previous harvest season Brazil is forecasted to break another crop record in 2022 with the largst grain harvest in history, particularly because of the second crop of corn in Brazil, or safrinha. Previously considered merely a way to keep the soil in use between two important harvests, corn’s second crop gained importance as production became more sophisticated with the aid of technology.

Fertilizer congress reveals Brazil's efforts in accessing the input and the need to promote a national industry

Published: 08/25/2022 in MercoPress

Agriculture minister Marcos Pontes talked about the Fertilizer Diplomacy implemented by Brazil to have access to the much needed input The ninth edition of the Brazilian Fertilizer Congress, organized by ANDA, (Brazilian National Fertilizers Organization) underscored the main difficulties faced by the agriculture sector in having access to fertilizer at a time of global logistics chaos caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Brazil consolidates as China's main supplier of agriculture produce

Published: 08/23/2022 in MercoPress

In 2021, Brazil exported US$41 billion to China (34% of agriculture sales), making Brazil, China’s largest supplier of agriculture produce, 20% of Beijing's imports. A new agreement to facilitate exports from the Brazilian agribusiness sector to China has been described by market experts in Sao Paulo as crucial to inaugurating the “biggest era of market openness in the last ten years” between the two countries.

Brazil prepares to celebrate 200 years of independence with the embalmed heart of its first emperor

Published: 08/23/2022 in MercoPress

The heart, which lies preserved in a flask filled with formaldehyde, was flown on board a military plane from Portugal The embalmed heart of Brazil's first emperor, Dom Pedro I, has arrived in the capital Brasilia to mark 200 years of independence from Portugal to be celebrated next 7 September. The heart, which lies preserved in a flask filled with formaldehyde, was flown on board a military plane from Portugal.

Monkeypox awareness campaign launched in Brazil

Published: 08/23/2022 in MercoPress

The content of these campaigns needs to be approved by the Electoral Justice to avoid undue political gain, Queiroga also explained Brazil's Health Ministry Monday launched an awareness campaign on monkeypox, to inform the population about transmission, contagion, and symptoms of the malady.

Brazil's Bolsonaro A "Cheap Copy Of Trump", Says Rival Candidate

Published: 08/23/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

President Jair Bolsonaro is a "cheap copy" of former US counterpart Donald Trump for his constant criticism of Brazil's election system, the rival running to replace Bolsonaro said Monday.

Malvinas Question incursion to Brazil: Carmona returns with the book, “Brazil and the Malvinas war: between two fires”

Published: 08/22/2022 in MercoPress

Guillermo Carmona (center left) next to Brazilian foreign minister Carlos Alberto Franco França (center right) The Malvinas Question, Antarctica and Oceans Cooperation, and the revitalization of the Peace and Cooperation Zone in the South Atlantic, ZPCAS, forum were the main points of the agenda addressed by Argentina's special secretary on Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic affairs, Guillermo Carmona during his four-day visit to Brazil.

Pedro I: Emperor's embalmed heart on plane to Brazil

Published: 08/22/2022 in BBC News - World

The heart of Pedro I, Brazil's first emperor, will be exhibited to mark 200 years of independence.

Pfizer files for emergency clearance of bivalent C-19 vax in Brazil

Published: 08/20/2022 in MercoPress

Pfizer's ComiRNAty vaccine has been applied in Brazil since February 2021, but the new one would also target the Omicron variant Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) has received a request for the emergency use of Pfizer's newest vaccine against COVID-19 which would be active against both the original and the Ômicron strain, subvariant BA.1.

Bolsonaro: Brazil's president attempts to grab heckler's phone

Published: 08/18/2022 in BBC News - World

A YouTuber films himself shouting insults at Bolsonaro before nearly losing his phone to the president.

Brazil's Anvisa signals end of mandatory facemasks in airplanes

Published: 08/18/2022 in MercoPress

Masks at air terminals and on airplanes are no longer required in several countries Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) has agreed to end the mandatory wearing of facemasks on airplanes, which will be henceforth just "recommended," it was reported. The measure will become effective as soon as it is published in the Official Gazette.

Hundreds of Magellan penguins washed ashore by a cyclone in southern Brazil

Published: 08/18/2022 in MercoPress

Magellan penguins migrate between June and October to the warmer waters of southern Brazil where they nurse their chicks. Hundreds of dead Magellan penguins have been gathered at beaches along the coast of Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil, apparently surprised by a subtropical cyclone when their annual migration from the south of the continent, Chile, Argentina, and the Falkland Islands towards warmer waters with more food.

Bolsonaro fine-tunes terms of Brazil's adherence to ATT

Published: 08/17/2022 in MercoPress

Any burdensome adjustments will be subject to Congress' approval, Bolsonaro decreed President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree extending Congress' role regarding Brazil's adherence to the UN's International Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

Tense moments mark ceremony at Brazil's TSE

Published: 08/17/2022 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro pretending not to hate De Moraes and Dilma not talking to Temer drew all eyes Tuesday at the TSE Brazilian former Presidents Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva (PT), Dilma Rousseff (PT), Michel Temer (MDB), and José Sarney (MDB) Tuesday sat opposite the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and the members of the Supreme Federal Court as Alexandre De Moraes was sworn in Tuesday as the Superior Electoral Court's new Chief Justice.

De Moraes takes over as Brazil's TSE Chief Justice

Published: 08/17/2022 in MercoPress

“It is time to trust the future and, above all, time to respect, defend, strengthen, and consecrate democracy,” De Moraes said Alexandre De Moraes Tuesday received a standing ovation after his speech in defense of democracy upon becoming Brazil's Superior Electoral Court Chief Justice.

Russia almost doubles exports' value to Brazil in first half of 2022: mainly fertilizers and fuel

Published: 08/15/2022 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro did not respond to requests to adhere to sanctions and maintained the dialogue with the Kremlin, including opting for abstentions in UN resolutions Russia almost doubled the value of its exports to Brazil in the first half of this year and has climbed to fifth supplier of Latin America's largest economy. This despite the trade, financial and diplomatic sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States, the European Union and the United Kingdom following its invasion of Ukraine.

Brazil: Bolsonaro insists he is not planning a coup

Published: 08/13/2022 in MercoPress

“They have to attack my government, they are worried about my popularity,” the President said about the document signed Thursday by politicians, scholars, and about a million other people Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Friday replied to an initiative by opposition parties and movements signing a letter in defense of democracy, which they argue is under threat by the incumbent head of state who might not acknowledge electoral defeat in October.

Retail sales drop but use of credit cards grows in Brazil

Published: 08/11/2022 in MercoPress

Retail sales fell below Reuters' projections but credit and debit card transactions were on the rise While according to Brazil's Insitute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), retail sales fell below expectations in June, payments with credit and debit cards were on the rise, it was reported Wednesday.

Cyclone causes havoc in southern Brazil

Published: 08/11/2022 in MercoPress

So far no casualties have been reported but the risk of landslides remained A subtropical cyclone has left substantial damage and many people injured in the Brazilian southern state of Santa Catarina, where the seaside resorts have been placed under alert amid landslides.

Brazil woman and psychic con mum out of $140m in art and cash - police

Published: 08/10/2022 in BBC News - World

An elderly woman's daughter is accused of stealing her artwork by using a psychic to pretend it was cursed.

Brazil and Paraguay cut down energy prices at Itaipu

Published: 08/10/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil had pushed for an even deeper cut to US$ 18.95, after which a compromise price was agreed upon Authorities from Brazil and Paraguay have announced a reduction in the price of energy from the binational Itaipu power plant from US$ 22.60 to US$20.75 per kilowatt.

Brazil's national herd free of free of foot and mouth disease without vaccination, government's target

Published: 08/10/2022 in MercoPress

This year, Brazil’s agriculture ministry decided to suspend vaccination against foot-and-mouth disease in six states as from November 2022 Unfounded animal health risk assessments continue to hamper the global meat trade, the director of institutional affairs at Brazilian beef processor Minerva BEEF3.SA, Joao Sampaio, said. He mentioned Turkey, which refuses to import beef from Brazil but does buy live cattle from the country.

Brazil's inflation for July 2022 best in 42 years

Published: 08/10/2022 in MercoPress

July's inflation is the result of personal fights undertaken by Bolsonaro to cut down taxes and retail prices Brazil's Institute of Geography and Statistics Tuesday released its monthly price index report for the month of July, which returned negative figures, in line with Central Bank projections that inflation was slowing down.

Brazil's cities have more poor people

Published: 08/09/2022 in MercoPress

The metropolitan regions with the highest poverty rates were Manaus and São Luís The number of people below the line of poverty in Brazil's 22 largest cities has reached 19.8 million in 2021, it was reported Monday by the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), the Metropolis Observatory, and the Network of Observatories of Social Debt in Latin America (RedODSAL).

Slight improvement in Brazil's inflation forecast

Published: 08/09/2022 in MercoPress

The IPCA has accumulated a high of 5.49% this year and 11.89% over 12 months, the BCB reported Brazil's Central Bank (BCB) released a new study whereby this year's National Wide Consumer Price Index (IPCA) projections for this year fell from 7.15% to 7.11%, in what became the sixth consecutive forecast reduction.

Brazil launches multi-vaccination campaign

Published: 08/08/2022 in MercoPress

“It is unacceptable that today, in the 21st century, we still have children with vaccine-preventable diseases,” Queiroga said In a move to make up for time lost during COVID-19 lockdowns, Brazilian health authorities Sunday launched a multi-vaccination campaign focused on polio and other diseases targetting children and adolescents who have failed to take the immunizers.

Brazil's Lower House passes bill to donate arms to Uruguay's Army

Published: 08/08/2022 in MercoPress

In 2019 a delegation of the Uruguayan Army visited the 22nd Self-Propelled Field Artillery Group of the Brazilian Army in Uruguaiana to see the equipment Brazilian defense authorities are moving ahead with their plans to donate military equipment to Uruguay consisting of M108 howitzers and Urutu vehicles after the Lower House passed a bill in that regard which has now been sent over to the Senate.

Brazil soybean exports down 8,87% in first half of 2022 compared to 2021

Published: 08/05/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil's 2021/22 soybean crop was 20 million tons short of expectations Brazil shipped 55.1 million tons of soybeans in the first half of 2022, which is 8.87% less than in the same period of 2021 (60.5 million tons), according to the National Association of Cereal Exporters. (Anec).

Brazil's decommissioned carrier leaves Rio to be scrapped

Published: 08/04/2022 in MercoPress

The carrier was purchased from the French government for US$ 12 million Brazil's Navy Thursday bid farewell to the Sao Paulo aircraft carrier, which has been decommissioned and sold for scrap. Türkiye is the structure's final destination.

Men convicted over Brazil fire that killed 242 go free

Published: 08/04/2022 in BBC News - World

The men had been found guilty of causing the deadly blaze at the Kiss nightclub in Brazil in 2013.

Brazil raises benchmark interest rate to 13,75%, and possibly more to come

Published: 08/04/2022 in MercoPress

Since March 2021, the Brazilian central bank has rapidly raised the Selic from an all-time low of 2% introduced to stimulate the pandemic-battered economy Brazil's central bank raised its benchmark interest rate 50 basis points to a record 13,75%, (the highest since January 2017), anticipating that the tightening cycle, may not be over given the stubborn high domestic inflation and “adverse and volatile” global situation.

Brazil: Subsidies help Bolsonaro narrow electoral gap from Lula

Published: 08/04/2022 in MercoPress

Lula is ahead among people putting the economy above all other concerns, while Bolsonaro leads within groups focused on violence and security Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's popularity among lower-class people was on the rise 2 months ahead of the elections, according to a survey released Wednesday.

Brazil's STF Chief Justice insists there are legal instruments against fake news

Published: 08/03/2022 in MercoPress

Citizens need “to be well informed before expressing” their preference when voting, Fux argued Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) Chief Justice Luiz Fux said Wednesday that spreading information known to be false during the election period is a threat to the democratic system. For him, Brazil has instruments to combat "head-on" this risk.

Uruguay, Brazil agree to boost tourism at the border

Published: 08/02/2022 in MercoPress

Viera insisted there was a lot more to be done Tourism authorities from Brazil and Uruguay agreed over the weekend on a series of measures to boost the industry between the two countries during the Brazil-Uruguay Integration Forum held July 30 at the Rivera City Hall.

Brazil's incipient fish farming industry doubles export revenue in first half 2022

Published: 07/30/2022 in MercoPress

Tilapia frozen fillets increased 544% in price and 571% in volume Brazil's incipient fish farmed exports in the second half to 2022, doubled in value and increased 14% in volume compared to Jan/July 2021. In effect sales reached US$ 14,3 million, from US$ 7,2 million y-to-y, with volume increasing to 4,931 tons from 4,327 tons.

Mother imprisoned in Brazil for 17 years speaks of ordeal

Published: 07/29/2022 in BBC News - World

The woman's husband reportedly said she would only be allowed to leave the house when she was dead.

Monkeypox: First deaths outside Africa in Brazil and Spain

Published: 07/29/2022 in BBC News - World

Brazil and Spain report fatalities from the virus, but most infections are mild and overall risk is low.

First Monkeypox Death Outside Africa Recorded In Brazil

Published: 07/29/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

A 41-year-old man in Brazil has died of monkeypox, making him the first person outside of Africa to have been killed by the disease, local authorities said on Friday.

Brazil reports first death of patient with monkeypox

Published: 07/29/2022 in MercoPress

Local circulation of the virus was also confirmed in Minas Gerais Brazilian health authorities Friday confirmed the first death linked to monkeypox in the country: a 41-year-old man, who was already under treatment for other diseases, including cancer, which caused the worsening of his health condition.

Boosted by Brazil and Mexico, Latin America's economy expected to expand 3% in 2022, IMF

Published: 07/29/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil's economy rebounding strongly this year with an increase in investments and jobs  Given the improved performance of Latin America's largest economies, particularly Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Chile, the IMF has raised the 2022 growth projection for the Latam and the Caribbean.

Brazil passes law for speedier installation of 5G antennas

Published: 07/29/2022 in MercoPress

Known as “positive silence,” providers may proceed with the installations if their applications are not responded to within 60 days Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Thursday signed into law the new provisions for the installation of 5G antennas nationwide, it was announced. The head of state passed the bill in full, meaning he chose not to exercise his veto rights on any part of the document.

Future Colombian VP meets with Lula in Brazil

Published: 07/27/2022 in MercoPress

He “expressed his love for Colombia and his desire to support us in achieving peace and the well-being of the Colombian people,” Márquez wrote about Lula on Twitter. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the Workers' Party (PT) welcomed Colombia's Vice President-elect Francia Márquez, who is on a South American tour before taking office on Aug.7.

"Brazil needs fertilizers to help feed the world, we can't condemn Russia" admits Bolsonaro

Published: 07/27/2022 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro described Brazil's position as of “equilibrium”, before a global forum on agribusiness in Sao Paulo Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro reiterated his opposition to economic sanctions against Russia and described the Brazilian government's position in the Ukrainian conflict as one of "equilibrium" since Brazil needs a steady supply of Russian fertilizers for its powerful agribusiness sector.

Brazil: Bolsonaro officially launched reelection bid

Published: 07/25/2022 in MercoPress

“We do not want Brazil to be dominated by a (foreign) power, and we have other powers with their eyes on Brazil,” Bolsonaro told his supporters Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Sunday officially launched his candidacy for reelection at the Maracanaziho stadium in Rio de Janeiro. In his speech, the head of state once again criticized the country’s Judiciary and announced a new batch of measures to help the neediest.

Brazil election: Bolsonaro launches campaign

Published: 07/24/2022 in BBC News - World

He pledges to continue a cash welfare programme if he is returned to office in October.

Brazil and Paraguay team up against trans-border crime

Published: 07/23/2022 in MercoPress

Organized crime is the activity that has gone global most efficiently, Abdo explained Authorities from Brazil and Paraguay have launched Operation Ágata and Operation Basalto in a coordinated manner to tackle cross-border organized crime, it was reported this week.

Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira: Three charged with Brazil murder

Published: 07/22/2022 in BBC News - World

A UK journalist and local expert were killed in the Amazon jungle while probing illegal fishing.

18 Killed During Major Police Raid In Brazil's Rio De Janeiro: Report

Published: 07/22/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

At least 18 people died on Thursday during a major police raid in a dense warren of Rio de Janeiro slums, state military police said, in the latest bloody confrontation in Brazil's second-largest...

Brazil violence: At least 18 killed in police raid on Rio favela

Published: 07/21/2022 in BBC News - World

Police say victims in the huge raid included a police officer and a bystander.

Brazil of Hope alliance makes Lula's candidacy official

Published: 07/21/2022 in MercoPress

A most recent poll by the Quaest agency showed Lula ahead with 45 % of the votes, followed by Bolsonaro's 31% and Gomes' 8% A coalition including the Workers' Party (PT) of Brazil Thursday launched the presidential ticket of Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva and Geraldo Alckmin for the October 2 elections, where incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro is the man to beat samwichxdsf

Rio Grande port in south Brazil plans to increase export shipments from Uruguay and Paraguay

Published: 07/20/2022 in MercoPress

The port of Rio Grande will have a continuous dredging of the its access channel improving draft conditions for vessels The Port of Rio Grande in the Brazilian southernmost state of Rio Grande do sul, will have continuous dredging of its access channel. The decision follows strong long-standing demand from operators and the fact that the main maritime port terminal in the state of Rio Grande do Sul also has close links with the three other Mercosur member countries, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay.

Brazil diversifying protein markets, Britain and Egypt with Halal cuts

Published: 07/20/2022 in MercoPress

Minerva one of Brazil's leading beef exporter has reached a supply agreement with British Hilton Food Solutions, belonging to Hilton Food PLCs protein trading company Brazil, one of the world's largest exporters of beef is diversifying markets since its sales are concentrated in China and Hong Kong, a situation very similar to that of neighboring Mercosur partners, Uruguay and Argentina.

Brazil issues guidelines for people vaccinated against COVID-19 with Janssen

Published: 07/15/2022 in MercoPress

Thursday's recommendations are not intended for people vaccinated primarily with drugs other than Janssen, the Ministry warned. Brazilian health authorities Thursday launched a campaign explaining the proper use and handling of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine and the number of booster doses recommended for this specific drug.

How did Fitch rate Brazil in its last report? Last time around it was negative

Published: 07/15/2022 in MercoPress

The agency mentioned a “better-than-expected evolution of public finances” The worldwide-known risk rating agency Fitch Thursday released a new report in which the outlook for Brazil's public debt has been moved up from May 2020's negative grading after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Scioli off to Brazil in a move to cut down Argentina's trade deficit

Published: 07/13/2022 in MercoPress

Scioli is playing an increasingly active role in the Alberto Fernández administration. Argentina's Productive Development Minister Daniel Scioli is taking center stage this week as he leaves Wednesday for Sao Paulo on a mission to overcome the sustained trade deficit between his country and Brazil, where he has served as Ambassador up until last month when he was summoned to Buenos Aires to replace Matías Kulfas.

Brazil 2022 soybean exports remain flat but processed oilseed has climbed

Published: 07/13/2022 in MercoPress

The soybean crop in Brazil, is almost complete, totaling 125.8 million tons, 300,000 more than the previous estimate and 9.4% below the 2021 record Brazil expects soybean exports to reach 76.8 million tons in 2022, a 200,000-ton decrease from the estimate released in June, while oilseed processing in the country was adjusted upwards, with good margins for the production of bran and oil, according to Abiove, the Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries

Argentina's trade balance with Brazil in the red for 6th month in a row

Published: 07/12/2022 in MercoPress

In 2018 Argentina totaled 11 consecutive months of negative trade balances with Brazil Bilateral trade between Mercosur partners Brazil and Argentina was reported to have reached US$ 2,937 million in the month of June of 2022, a 46.9% increase against the same period of 2021, according to the Argentine Chamber of Commerce (CAC) document released earlier this week.

Number of monkeypox cases in Brazil crosses 200 threshold

Published: 07/12/2022 in MercoPress

A PCR test for monkeypox is rapidly becoming available in Brazil as the number of monkeypox cases goes up Brazilian health authorities Monday confirmed there were 219 confirmed cases of monkeypox nationwide, with the bulk of them in São Paulo (158) and Rio de Janeiro (34), according to an Agência Brasil report.

Brazil grains crop estimate, 272.5 million tons helped by corn and wheat despite a slide in soybeans

Published: 07/09/2022 in MercoPress

The total area planted should grow 5.8%, to 73.8m hectares, while the average productivity of crops should increase 0.9%, to 3,693 kilograms per hectare. Given more optimistic prospects for the supply of corn and wheat, Brazil's National Supply Company, Conab, increased, slightly, the estimate for the 2021/22 market year grain harvest. Overall this has meant that Brazil is expected to have a crop of 272.5 million tons of grains in the current season, 6.7% greater than the previous season.

Fugitive mafia boss Rocco Morabito extradited from Brazil to Italy

Published: 07/07/2022 in MercoPress

On the run for 23 years, Morabito was first arrested in Uruguay following a squabble with his wife in a Montevideo hotel Rocco Morabito, a convicted Italian drug lord linked to the ‘Ndrangheta mafia, has been successfully extradited from Brazil to Italy, accompanied by Italian law enforcement officers belonging to the Interpol Cooperation Against ‘Ndrangheta (I-CAN) project.

Brazil's TSE reaches deal with OAS on observing mission

Published: 07/06/2022 in MercoPress

The TSE intends to involve further foreign observing delegations Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE) Chief Justice Edson Fachin Tuesday signed an agreement to authorize the participation of the Organization of American States (OAS) as an observer during the October presidential elections, it was reported.

Arab countries announce investments in Brazil worth US$ 20 bn

Published: 07/05/2022 in MercoPress

“Brazil has become the largest producer of halal protein in the world and is working to provide other products adapted to the customs and traditions,” Mourão explained Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Monday announced that the total investments of Arab funds in Brazil are approaching US$20 billion, half of that money stemming from the country's recent participation at the Expo Dubai event.

Brazil launches US$ 65bn 'handouts' for the 2022/23 farming year

Published: 07/05/2022 in MercoPress

This coming farm year credit in 36% higher that 2021/22, and includes big agro-business enterprises, small and medium sized farmers The Brazilian federal government launched last week the 2022/2023 agribusiness financing plan (Plano Safra), which will provide a total of Reais 340.8 billion (some US$ 65 billion) in credit to support the agri-business industry during the next twelve months.

Number of monkeypox cases in Brazil reportedly reaches 78

Published: 07/04/2022 in MercoPress

The Ministry of Health announced Sunday that 76 cases had been confirmed, but the latest reports from other states had not been included, CNN explained The Brazilian state-run news service Agencia Brasil Sunday confirmed 76 cases of monkeypox nationwide, while CNN spoke of 78 detections as the malady begins to spread throughout the country.

Parlasur to monitor Brazil's presidential elections

Published: 07/02/2022 in MercoPress

“There is no democratic regime without institutions that are accountable and auditable,” Fachin said Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE) Friday reached an agreement with the Montevideo-based Parliament of Mercosur (Parlasur) to act as an external observer of the Oct. 2 presidential elections.

Brazil takes over Security Council rotating presidency

Published: 07/02/2022 in MercoPress

From its new role, Brazil will seek to expand spaces for negotiation and dialogue, the Itamaraty Palace said in a statement Effective Friday, Brazil has taken over the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the whole month of July.

Brazil: Rio's residents garden their way out of hunger

Published: 07/01/2022 in BBC News - World

Brazilian communities are combatting soaring food prices and a hunger crisis with urban gardens.

Bolsonaro says Brazil's left does not respect anyone

Published: 07/01/2022 in MercoPress

“When the good ones are divided, the bad ones win,” Bolsonaro warned    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has expressed his agreement with the stance on abortion adopted by the Supreme Court of the United States and insisted he preferred other treatments against COVID-19 over-vaccination.

Brazil, Argentina reach deal on vehicle safety standards

Published: 07/01/2022 in MercoPress

The agreement to be signed in July will facilitate vehicle trade between the two countries Brazil and Argentina have agreed to mutually recognize vehicle safety standards, for which both countries will sign an agreement in July, it was announced Thursday in Brasilia by the ministries of Economy, Infrastructure, and Foreign Affairs.

Putin ensures Brazil a steady fertilizer supply; but prices have soared from US$ 360 to US$ 650 a ton

Published: 06/30/2022 in MercoPress

Fertilizer imports, have become one of the primary concerns of Brazilian farmers since the start of the war in Ukraine, fearing shipments may slow down this year President Vladimir Putin in a phone call with Jair Bolsonaro said Russia will ensure that fertilizer trade with Brazil remains uninterrupted. Fertilizers, especially nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, are widely used by Brazilian farmers and have made the country a world food powerhouse.

Brazil, a net wheat importer, has broken export records in 2021/22

Published: 06/30/2022 in MercoPress

Since the beginning of the Ukraine conflict at the end of February, the price of a wheat bushel reached US$ 12 in Chicago. The pre-war level was US$ 8 Brazil, among the largest wheat importers in the world, --mainly from Mercosur associates--, is breaking consecutive export records in 2022. In less than six months, until June 20, Brazil exported more than twice as much wheat as in 2021, that is 2.5 million tons vis-a-vis 1.12 million tons in the whole year.

Brazil negotiating the purchase of diesel fuel from Russia

Published: 06/30/2022 in MercoPress

Petrobras currently has access to Russia/India oil/fuel but it is not easy, since banks are not interested in opening a letter of credit for Russian imports Anticipating possible fuel shortages, particularly diesel, the Brazilian government is considering importing the fuel from Russia. Currently, only Petrobras imports diesel from India, the country which is refining Russian oil. Brazil's foreign ministry is already helping private companies with the necessary accreditation for such operations through Abicom, the fuel importers association.

Brazil confident of its OECD access roadmap, which should make EU/Mercosur deal more expeditious

Published: 06/29/2022 in MercoPress

Minister Franca said Brazil’s “access roadmap” to OECD should take two/three years to complete but Brasilia is working to accelerate the process” Once Brazil has been admitted to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD, the ratification process for the Mercosur/European Union trade agreement, will become more viable, according to Brazilian foreign minister Carlos Franca.

Bolsonaro says Brazil might buy diesel from Russia

Published: 06/28/2022 in MercoPress

Chances are Brazil will buy diesel from Russia, where it is available “at a more convenient price,” Bolsonaro said Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has hinted he might purchase diesel from Russia after a telephone conversation with Vladimir Putin, who had reportedly vowed to guarantee the South American country a steady supply of fertilizers despite the ongoing war with Ukraine.

Sexual violence against men underreported in Brazil

Published: 06/28/2022 in MercoPress

Churches and football groups are contexts where children are under an authority figure “above suspicion,” Von Hohendorff explained A subject still believed to be taboo, sexual violence against men does exist and has been reported to affect 1.8 million people in Brazil, even though the victims might remain silent for ages out of shame and machismo prejudice.

BCB head says worst part of inflation in Brazil is over

Published: 06/28/2022 in MercoPress

“In the end, it is the markets that produce food and energy,” Campos Neto insisted Brazil's Central Bank (BCB) CEO Roberto Campos Neto said Monday that the worst part of inflation in his country was over, after the proper tools to curb the process had been taken.

Local transmission of monkeypox confirmed in Brazil

Published: 06/25/2022 in MercoPress

Monkeypox patients are predominantly male The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro Friday confirmed the existence of local transmission of the monkeypox virus, after two more cases were detected in men aged 25 and 30 without either a recent travel record or contact with anyone with one.

Brazil: Lula might win in the first round, Datafolha study shows

Published: 06/24/2022 in MercoPress

Thursday's survey showed stability when compared to May's figures Brazilian opposition presidential hopeful Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva would win the Oct. 2 elections over the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro by a margin wide enough to make a runoff unnecessary, according to the latest Datafolha survey published Thursday.

Brazil: Inflation and GDP projections up from March figures

Published: 06/23/2022 in MercoPress

“The relevant horizon is 2023,” Campos Neto explained Brazil's Central Bank (BCB) Thursday announced it projected a 1.7% increase in the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by the end of 2022, thus improving a previous forecast released in March, which mentioned merely 1%.

Former Miss Brazil Dies At The Age Of 27 After Routine Tonsil Surgery

Published: 06/22/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Former Miss Brazil Gleycy Correia died at the age of 27 after suffering a brain haemorrhage and a heart attack following a routine operation to have her tonsils removed.

Meetings between LatAm countries and OECD taking place in Brazil

Published: 06/21/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil's plan to join the group will also be considered during the 4-day event Brazil is hosting meetings between Latin American and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, during which economic policies, education, and productivity matters are to be discussed.

Brazil confirms 8th case of monkeypox in man with no travel record

Published: 06/21/2022 in MercoPress

Of the eight confirmed cases in the country so far, four were in São Paulo, two in Rio Grande do Sul, and two in Rio de Janeiro Brazil's Health Ministry Monday confirmed the 8th case of monkeypox nationwide. The patient is a 25-year-old man from Maricá, in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro, who does not have a travel record but has been in contact with foreigners.

Brazil's Police confirm body was that of Phillips

Published: 06/18/2022 in MercoPress

The body was identified through forensic anthropology and dental records analysis Brazil's Federal Police Friday confirmed the remains flown to Brasilia from Amazonia belonged to British reporter journalist Dom Phillips, who was murdered earlier this month along with local indigenist expert Bruno Araújo Pereira.

Seventh case of monkeypox confirmed in Brazil

Published: 06/18/2022 in MercoPress

All patients have a history of traveling to Europe, it was reported Brazil's Health Ministry Friday announced the seventh case of monkeypox had been confirmed in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, while reports from the State of Minas Gerais said a local case under investigation since Wednesday came out negative.

British Journalist Missing In Brazil Confirmed Dead: Police

Published: 06/17/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian police on Friday officially identified the remains of British journalist Dom Phillips, who was found buried in the Amazon after going missing on a book research trip.

Remains of UK journalist Phillips identified in Brazil

Published: 06/17/2022 in BBC News - World

UK journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira went missing in the Amazon on 5 June.

Remains Of UK Journalist Identified In Brazil: Police

Published: 06/17/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's Federal Police said Friday it had officially identified the remains of British journalist Dom Phillips, who was found buried in the Amazon after going missing on a book research trip.

US Urges "Accountability" In Brazil Over Killing Of UK Journalist, Expert

Published: 06/17/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

The United States on Friday urged accountability over the murder in the Brazilian Amazon of a British journalist and an Indigenous expert, as it hailed defenders of the rainforest.

UN tells Brazil to be impartial in Amazonia murder probe

Published: 06/17/2022 in MercoPress

The authorship of the crime has not yet been fully revealed, Minister Torres argued Brazil's government has been advised by the United Nations to conduct an "impartial" investigation into the murders of British journalist Don Phillips and local indigenist expert Bruno Araújo Pereira in Amazonia earlier this month.

Brazil's central bank raises Selic rate to 13,75%, hoping to contain inflation

Published: 06/16/2022 in MercoPress

The challenge for policy makers and Brazilian consumers is surging prices, which the central bank has so far struggled to curb Brazil's central bank raised its benchmark interest rate for the 11th straight time on Wednesday, bringing the Selic rate to 13,75%, in an attempt to contain inflation in Latin America’s biggest economy.

Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira: Suspect admits shooting missing Amazon pair, Brazil police say

Published: 06/15/2022 in BBC News - World

Brazilian police say a suspect led investigators to a site where human remains were dug up.

Brazil Police Arrests 2nd Suspect In Missing British Journalist Case

Published: 06/14/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested a second suspect in the investigation of the disappearance of British journalist Don Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira in the Amazon rainforest in...

Brazil's trade balance positive, but below last year's figures

Published: 06/14/2022 in MercoPress

The price of various goods that Brazil imports rose, even as the quantity purchased from abroad fell Brazil's trade balance for the first five months of the year accumulates a surplus of US$ 25.128 billion, it was reported Monday.

Mercosur again divided on Ukraine conflict, Argentina and Brazil not in a WTO list condemning "aggression"

Published: 06/14/2022 in MercoPress

“On the occasion of the 12th Ministerial Conference of the WTO, we reiterate our full support for, and solidarity with, the people of Ukraine,” the joint statement said. Over 50 WTO members agreed a statement at the WTO's 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), in full support of Ukraine, and condemning "aggression". However, Mercosur was divided on the issue, while Uruguay and Paraguay figured among the over fifty, Argentina and Brazil were absent.

Third case of monkeypox confirmed in Brazil

Published: 06/13/2022 in MercoPress

The patient had just returned from Portugal last week Brazilian health authorities Monday confirmed the third case of monkeypox nationwide had been detected. It was a 51-year-old Porto Alegre resident who had returned from Portugal last week.

Uruguay, Brazil agree on zero-tariff for certain products

Published: 06/13/2022 in MercoPress

The deal is tantamount to an FTA in some regards, according to many observers While the spotlight at the Summit of the Americas was focused on heads of state not shaking hands and some countries being excluded, the Foreign Ministers of Uruguay and Brazil agreed on a zero tariff in free trade zones and special customs areas for an unlimited period of time.

Belongings Of British Reporter, Expert Missing In Brazil Found: Police

Published: 06/13/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Personal items belonging to a missing British journalist and an indigenous expert have been found in the Amazon region where the men disappeared one week ago, Brazilian Federal Police said Sunday.

Dom Phillips: Blood found in search for pair missing in Brazil

Published: 06/09/2022 in BBC News - World

Tests will be carried out on blood found on a boat in the search for Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira.

Dom Phillips: Brazil steps up search for missing journalist

Published: 06/09/2022 in BBC News - World

Journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira disappeared on Sunday in the Amazon.

First case of monkeypox confirmed in Brazil

Published: 06/09/2022 in MercoPress

Anvisa has recommended a return to COVID-19 sanitary precautions A 41-year-old man from São Paulo who had just returned from Spain has been confirmed Wednesday as Brazil's first case of monkeypox. The patient is now in isolation at the Emilio Ribas Hospital in South America's largest city, which is also monitoring a 26-year-old woman, also in isolation, but with no travel record.

Biden To Discuss "Free Polls" With Brazil's Bolsonaro Amid Election Worries

Published: 06/08/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Joe Biden is preparing for an awkward first meeting with Brazil's far-right leader, who has raised doubts not only about his own country's voting but about the legitimacy of the US president's...

Job openings in Brazil show positive figures in April

Published: 06/07/2022 in MercoPress

“The numbers are in line with the recovery process of the Brazilian economy,” said Dalcolmo. Brazilian authorities have announced nearly 197,000 new formal jobs had been created in the month of April, according to the General Cadastre for Employed and Unemployed (Caged), released Monday by the Labor Ministry.

Brazil: Mr. and Mrs. Lula test positive for COVID-19

Published: 06/06/2022 in MercoPress

Lula had recovered from a bout of COVID-19 in late 2020 when he made a trip to Cuba. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and his wife Janja tested positive Sunday for COVID-19, due to which all campaign engagements have been suspended, the candidate's press office announced.

Rain storm claims 100 lives in north-east Brazil

Published: 05/31/2022 in BBC News - World

Landslides and torrents of mud triggered by rain demolish poor neighbourhoods and shanty towns.

Did Volkswagen use slave labor during Brazil's dictatorship?

Published: 05/31/2022 in MercoPress

The German carmaker “will not comment on the matter until it has clarity on all the allegations” Brazil's Labor Attorney (MPT) has summoned carmaker Volkswagen for an administrative hearing following reports that the company benefitted from slave labor in the 1970s and 1980s in Santana do Araguaia, in the State of Pará, it was announced Monday.

Brazil: Landslides and floods kill dozens in Recife region

Published: 05/29/2022 in BBC News - World

Landslides caused by heavy rains kill at least 44 people in the region of Recife in Brazil.

At Least 44 Killed, 56 Missing After Heavy Rains In Northeastern Brazil

Published: 05/29/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Torrential rains in northeastern Brazil have left at least 44 people dead and dozens missing, the government said Sunday, as rescuers capitalized on a lull in downpours to search for survivors.

Bolsonaro says Brazil's role acknowledged by world leaders

Published: 05/28/2022 in MercoPress

“Look at what is happening in Argentina, in Chile, in Venezuela” who are suffering the consequences of voting for the “wrong candidate,” Bolsonaro  underlined Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro highlighted his country's importance worldwide following the announcement of a one-on-one meeting with his US colleague Joseph Biden at the upcoming Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, in addition to his encounter in February with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

Bolivia wants better gas deal with Brazil

Published: 05/27/2022 in MercoPress

Bolivia expects to receive an additional US$ 100 million from the new deal with Argentina Bolivia's Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy Franklin Molina said the agreement with Brazil for the sale of cooking gas signed during the arguably illegitimate administration of Janine Áñez was detrimental to his country and will now seek to reach a new, more favorable deal.

Brazil Cops Filmed Gassing Man Inside SUV Trunk, Images Spark Outrage

Published: 05/27/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Viral videos of a 38year old Brazilian man being asphyxiated with gas in the trunk of police car after getting stopped by highway patrol caused outrage across Brazil on Thursday.

Bernie Ecclestone arrested in Brazil for carrying handgun at airport

Published: 05/26/2022 in MercoPress

The 91-year-old Ecclestone is 45 years older than his Brazilian wife Former Formula 1 car racing mogul Bernie Ecclestone has been arrested in Brazil for carrying a concealed weapon as he tried to board a flight bound for Switzerland, it was announced Thursday.

Scioli: Argentina and Brazil will guarantee food and energy for the region

Published: 05/26/2022 in MercoPress

“Brazil supported us in our negotiations with the IMF, emphatically supported our claim to the Malvinas Islands at the United Nations,” Scioli reminded Argentina's Ambassador Daniel Scioli Wednesday highlighted the integration process with Brazil and the current relationship between South America's two largest countries, which will “together guarantee food and energy for the region.”

Brazil cuts down Mercosur external tariffs yet again

Published: 05/26/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil continues to negotiate with Mercosur partners Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay “to make this measure permanent” In a move to contain inflation ahead of this year's Oct. 2 elections, Brazil's Chamber of Foreign Trade decided to cut down the Mercosur Common External Tariff (TEC) by 10% on items such as beans, meat, pasta, cookies, rice, and construction materials, the Ministry of Economy announced.

Brazil expects a slowdown of China trade, but will still enjoy a healthy surplus

Published: 05/26/2022 in MercoPress

From January to April 2022, the value of Brazilian exports grew 24.1% compared to the same period in 2021. Imports advanced 27.6%. Brazil expects a slower growth of exports this year as China implements strict lockdown measures to contain the spread of Covid-19. Nevertheless, China will help to boost Brazil's trade surplus points out Foreign Trade Indicator (Icomex) data, released by Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), the country's leading think tank..

Brazil not to isolate monkeypox patients, for now, Anvisa says

Published: 05/25/2022 in MercoPress

“As soon as justified, sanitary measures will be proposed,” Anvisa warned Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) Tuesday made it clear that measures already in place at airports and inside airplanes were being upped to protect people from COVID-19 as well as from other diseases and pointed out it isolating patients to tackle monkeypox was not among the recommendations issued.

Bolivia diverts LNG to Argentina and leaves Brazil 7 million cm short per day

Published: 05/25/2022 in MercoPress

As of May, Bolivians have increased gas exports to Argentina to 14 million cubic meters per day, from the previous level of 8 to 10 million cubic meters per day Bolivia is diverting natural gas to Argentina, and unexpectedly has reduced the supply to Petrobras by 30% this month, catching the state-owned company off guard. As a result, Petrobras experienced a loss of more or less than 7 million cubic meters of gas per day. YPFB, the Bolivian state company, had been supplying Petrobras with approximately 20 million cubic meters per day.

Bolsonaro angry at YPFB for selling Argentina the gas that was for Brazil

Published: 05/24/2022 in MercoPress

Unhappy Brazilians forced to pay a higher price for cooking gas will end up voting for you know whom, Bolsonaro feared Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro complained that Bolivia's state-owned oil company Yacimientos Petróliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) funneled 30% of the gas that was to be sold to Brazil and sent it to Argentina as a part of an “orchestrated plan” against him and added Petrobras was behind it.

Brazil sacks Petrobras CEO yet again

Published: 05/24/2022 in MercoPress

Paes would become the fourth Petrobras chairman under President Bolsonaro Brazil's Government has replaced yet again the chairman of the state-run oil company Petrobras in which private investors also have a share.

Brazil's "Challenging Moment": Soaring Fuel Prices

Published: 05/24/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday dismissed the president of state oil giant Petrobras, who had been in the job for only 40 days.

Elon Musk, In Brazil, Announces Plan For Amazon Rainforest Conservation

Published: 05/20/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Billionaire Elon Musk arrived in Brazil today, announcing a project to bring internet access to schools in the Amazon and improve satellite monitoring of the rainforest.

Yakecan cyclone hits Uruguay, then moves on to Brazil

Published: 05/20/2022 in MercoPress

The subtropical cyclone described as “atypical” hit the Uruguayan coasts Tuesday, mainly in Maldonado and Rocha Two people have died in Uruguay under circumstances that were not a direct result of Tuesday's subtropical cyclone, Yakecan, but which authorities are still investigating after several houses were destroyed and trees were downed, it was reported.

Brazil's Lower House passes homeschooling bill onto Senate

Published: 05/19/2022 in MercoPress

/// Pupils will still need to enroll in a regular school and their process would be monitored by institutions, not just parents or caregivers Brazil's Lower House Thursday passed a bill setting forth the conditions for homeschooling, a trend that has been growing globally following the COVID-19 lockdowns.

Brazil's capital records all-time low temperature

Published: 05/19/2022 in MercoPress

Most anomalous climatic events are taking place as “a consequence of climate change,” an expert explained An unprecedented cold wave in Brazil for the month of May has been labeled a threat both to the country's thousands of homeless people and also to crops, it was reported Thursday.

Brazil: Lula ties the knot for the third time in his life

Published: 05/19/2022 in MercoPress

Janja would play a key role if Lula is elected, according to Brazilian media Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Wednesday married sociologist Rosángela da Silva in Sao Paulo, under strict security measures. The celebration was attended by politicians and artists who were not allowed to bring their cell phones with them.

Cyclone Yakecan batters Uruguay and Brazil

Published: 05/18/2022 in BBC News - World

At least two people are dead and hundreds of thousands have been left without electricity.

Brazil opens situation room to monitor acute hepatitis

Published: 05/17/2022 in MercoPress

Some 47 cases of the disease have been reported nationwide Brazilian health authorities have established during the weekend a monitoring room to oversee the development nationwide of the worrying acute hepatitis of unknown origin among children, of which the country has already reported 47 cases under study.

Argentina preparing to become a BRICS member with support from China and Brazil

Published: 05/16/2022 in MercoPress

President Fernandez allegedly will be participating of a BRICS leaders summit next month invited by president Xi Argentina has been invited by Chinese president Xi Jinping to participate in three BRICS events taking place in the coming four weeks. The first will be a get-together of political parties, social organizations and think tanks, a second on May 20th, is a summit of foreign ministers from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, BRICS full members, and the Argentine minister guest. Finally, on June24 a summit of the five-plus one leaders is scheduled.

Brazil invited to abide by OECD codes of good practices

Published: 05/14/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil would become the first non-OECD member to observe these international standards Brazilian economic authorities Friday announced they had received an invitation from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Council to abide by both the Capital Movements Liberalization Code and the Intangible Current Operations Liberalization Code.

Brazil: Bolsonaro finds it best when families own guns

Published: 05/13/2022 in MercoPress

“Only dictators fear an armed people,” Bolsonaro argued. Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Thursday stressed that when families have guns they can help the armed forces resist a potential Communist dictatorship.

Brazil's Electoral Court and Spotify join forces against disinformation

Published: 05/13/2022 in MercoPress

The TSE also launched its own channel on the platform Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE) Chief Justice Edson Fachin Thursday announced an agreement had been reached with the streaming audio platform Spotify to combat disinformation ahead of this year's presidential elections.

New poll says Lula may not need a runoff to win Brazil's elections in October

Published: 05/12/2022 in MercoPress

Lula now makes every word count to retake a reassuring lead Following weeks of uncertainty during which incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro was closing in on challenger and former head of state Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva in most polls, the Workers' Party (PT) leftwing leader has been once again reported to have an unsurmountable edge which could even earn him a first-round victory comes Oct. 2.

Southern Brazil ports and Montevideo have become drugs exporting hubs

Published: 05/12/2022 in MercoPress

Last April 333 kilos of cocaine were discovered in a ship in Montevideo, coming from the port of Rio Grande. Investigations showed that the drug, originally from Colombia The seizure by Brazilian police of 136 kilos of cocaine on a docked ship in the port of Rio Grande, state of Rio Grande do Sul, clearly indicates the existence of an international drug trafficking route, in the south of the country and neighboring Uruguay.

Brazil consumer prices increased 1.06% in April and 12,13% in twelve months

Published: 05/12/2022 in MercoPress

Food prices increased 2.06% in April, after rising 2.42% in March, while transportation prices, including fuel, rose 1.91% last month  Consumer prices in Brazil increased 1.06% from March, the fastest rise for the month of April since 1996, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, or IBGE, said on Wednesday. Prices rose 12.13% from a year earlier, the fastest pace since 2003. In March, prices rose 1.62% from February and increased 11.30% from a year earlier. Again food and transport had a decisive impulse.

The black evangelical women who'll decide who governs Brazil

Published: 05/11/2022 in BBC News - World

Evangelical Christian women of colour were kingmakers in Brazil's last presidential election and look set to be so again.

Argentina takes active steps to boost exports to Brazil

Published: 05/11/2022 in MercoPress

“We are not waiting for them to come and buy from us, we are going out to sell,” Scioli pointed out. Argentina's Ambassador to Brazil Daniel Scioli has embarked on a trade mission seeking to expand the number of products to be exported to that country. For that purpose, over 600 business meetings are to take place, according to Buenos Aires' daily Ámbito.

April/May have become crucial months for Brazil's second corn crop

Published: 05/10/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil is typically the second-largest corn exporter behind US, and those supplies primarily stem from its second crop which accounts for three-quarters of the full-year output. Brazil had anticipated a bumper corn crop this year after drought ravaged the country’s soybeans just months ago and its corn a year ago, but dry weather again threatens to curb the potential of its second crop.

Brazil's Economy Minister in favor of taxing the wealthiest

Published: 05/10/2022 in MercoPress

Guedes sees the move would help his country become a world power Brazil's Economy Minister Paulo Guedes Monday expressed his approval to apply an income tax on the extra wealthy citizens in exchange for easing down on collections levied on enterprises, it was reported.

Brazil's Defense Minister asks TSE to disclose objections to voting system

Published: 05/09/2022 in MercoPress

TSE Chief Justice Edson Fachin authorized the disclosure of the documents Brazil's Defense Minister, General Paulo Sergio Nogueira de Oliveira, has asked the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) to make public the questions raised by the Armed Forces regarding the trustworthiness of the Oct. 2 elections.

Brazil's Lula launches presidential campaign

Published: 05/07/2022 in BBC News - World

The former Brazilian president says he wants to unite the country and defend its democracy.

Brazil Rainforest Lost Land The Size Of 1,400 Football Fields In April

Published: 05/06/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon last month shattered the record for April, destroying more than 1,000 square kilometers of the world's biggest rainforest, nearly double the previous high,...

Hamilton Mourão, vice-president of Brazil, arrived in Montevideo to meet with Uruguayan authorities

Published: 05/06/2022 in MercoPress

The vice-president met Thursday the vice-president of Uruguay, Beatriz Argimón The vice-president of Brazil, Hamilton Mourão, arrived on Thursday in Uruguay, where he will remain until Saturday on an official visit.

Brazil hikes interest rate to its highest in five years, 12,75%, to fight double digit inflation

Published: 05/06/2022 in MercoPress

Roberto Campos Neto indicated in March that this month’s rate hike would likely end the tightening cycle, which lifted rates from a record-low 2% in March 2021 As anticipated Brazil's central bank, in a unanimous decision, raised interest rates by 1% to 12,75%, the highest in five years, to contain double digit inflation. However policymakers suggested their tenth straight rate increase would not be the last in what has been one of the world’s most aggressive ongoing rate hike cycles.

Brazil's Police not happy with President's undelivered promises - strikes coming up

Published: 05/04/2022 in MercoPress

The police union found it “shameful” of Bolsonaro not to honor his own word Brazil's Federal Police will stage "partial and progressive" strikes in light of President Jair Bolsonaro's unfulfilled promises regarding salaries and promotion schemes, the National Association of Federal Police Commissioners (ADPF, for its acronym in Portuguese) said in a statement.

Brazil once again sidelined from G7 Summit

Published: 05/03/2022 in MercoPress

The G7 Summit will take place from June 26 to 28, 2022, at Elmau Castle in the Bavarian Alps. As host Germany announced the guest countries for this year's G7 Summit, Brazil was once again left out of the list for the third consecutive time, while South Africa, India, Indonesia, and Senegal are to be welcome, it was announced.

Brazil in the crossfire of the Falklands/Malvinas war

Published: 05/03/2022 in MercoPress

The Brazilian report point to Galtieri, who managed a huge rally in Plaza de Mayo, “making people believe they could defeat the world's third strongest military power” Brazil apparently was quite active during the Falklands War, and mounted a network to "search and collect information" on its neighbor (and historic competitor) Argentina, keeping a close eye on the military actions in the South Atlantic, and potential allies of the military Junta.

Brazil ready to take advantage of the "food inflation" despite higher production costs

Published: 05/03/2022 in MercoPress

“Brazil’s soybean harvest in 2021/22 is on course to be the most expensive in history,” with prospects that the following season will be much worse Soybeans, corn, sugar, coffee, beef, pork, and chicken are the main goods in Brazil’s export portfolio, and should benefit from the current 'food inflation' in world markets until probably 2023, says analyst Elizabeth Johnson from the TS Lombardy consultancy.

Labor Day becomes election campaign street demonstration in Brazil

Published: 05/02/2022 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro walked through his supporters and said very little while Lula gave yet another speech Sunday's Labor Day demonstrations in Brazil were tainted with political connotations as massive events nationwide gathered leftwing followers of former President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva on one side and those of rightwing incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro on the other.

Brazil Businesswoman, Touted As Poll Contender, Shying From Spotlight

Published: 04/28/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian businesswoman Luiza Trajano has made it onto a lot of lists: TIME's most influential people, Forbes' billionaires, the biggest fortunes in Brazil.

Depression grows 40% in Brazil during COVID-19 pandemic

Published: 04/28/2022 in MercoPress

Vulnerable sectors were affected the most by the sanitary restrictions A recent study has shown a 40% increase in cases of depression among Brazilians amid restrictions stemming from sanitary measures adopted to fight the spread of COVID-19, it was reported Wednesday.

'Sex Roster' Devised By Brazil Model With 9 Wives. Here's Why It Failed

Published: 04/28/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Managing multiple partners apparently is a lot of work! It is no different for a Brazilian man who claims to have married nine women and to keep each of them happy had even devised a 'sex time table'!

US State Dept. finds Brazil's electoral system reliable

Published: 04/26/2022 in MercoPress

Brazilian leaders should express that same confidence, Nuland stressed A high-ranking official from the US State Department admitted during an interview with CNN Brazil that the administration of President Joseph Biden fully trusts the electronic ballot system used in the South American country.

Brazil carnival: 'Bolsonaro' dancer turned into crocodile

Published: 04/25/2022 in BBC News - World

Brazil's famous Carnival returned this year for the first time since the Covid pandemic.

Brazil: Lula's PT in trouble as Bolsonaro closes in

Published: 04/25/2022 in MercoPress

While Lula remains within his comfort zone, pressure to go out and look for votes is increasing The Workers' Party (PT) of former President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva has been reported to be facing financial problems ahead of this year's elections as President Jair Bolsonaro keeps closing in on most polls.

Brazil: Bolsonaro disregards Temer's advice on Silveira's pardon

Published: 04/23/2022 in MercoPress

Temer explained all procedural steps need to be exhausted within the Judiciary before the Executive may step in Jair Bolsonaro Friday turned down the proposal made public by his predecessor Michel Temer to suspend the Presidential pardon granted to convicted Deputy Daniel Silveira until all judiciary steps have been exhausted. Temer is a highly qualified Law Scholar.

Brazil's Health Minister officially announces end of covid-19 emergency

Published: 04/23/2022 in MercoPress

Queiroga's measure will become effective after a 30-day transition period Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga Friday signed the declaration officially marking the end of the COVID-19 public emergency of national interest, which had recognized the severity of the pandemic and allowed authorities of all jurisdictions to act accordingly.

Brazil's Economy Minister says Europe keen on Mercosur deal

Published: 04/22/2022 in MercoPress

Guedes noticed less resistance from countries like France and Belgium to close a partnership with Brazil Brazil's Economy Minister Paulo Guedes Thursday said he had heard from European representatives a renewed interest in closing a trade deal with Mercosur.

Brazil: Bolsonarist lawmakers want amnesty for convicted federal deputy

Published: 04/22/2022 in MercoPress

Zambelli argues that Silveira was entitled to say “anything” and that the STF sentence violated Parliamentary Immunity as provided for in the Constitution Brazilian Bolsonarist Deputy Carla Zambelli Thursday announced she was garnering support for fellow lawmaker Daniel Silveira to be granted amnesty after being sentenced by the Supreme Federal Court (STF) to 8 years and 9 months in jail for attacking STF magistrates and obstructing the free exercise of rule.

Brazil's Foreign Ministry locks Russian trip documents under seal

Published: 04/20/2022 in MercoPress

The classified documents may not be opened before Feb. 21, 2027 Brazil's Foreign Ministry has decided to place under the seal of secrecy all documents regarding President Jair Bolsonaro's trip to Moscow in February this year, the Itamaraty Palace announced Tuesday.

Cases of dengue on the rise in Brazil

Published: 04/20/2022 in MercoPress

Dengue is a seasonal disease with similar symptoms to COVID-19 during its early stages Brazilian health authorities Tuesday announced the number of probable cases of dengue fever nationwide had nearly doubled since the beginning of the year compared to the same period in 2021.

Exxon Mobil drilling offshore in Brazil's Sergipe/Alagoas basin with a potential of a billion barrels

Published: 04/20/2022 in MercoPress

If exploration is successful, it would be Exxon’s first oil discovery in Brazil as an operator United States Exxon Mobil Corp. is drilling in a new area offshore in the northeast of Brazil that could have as much as a billion barrels of oil and gas equivalent, according to its partner Murphy Oil.

Brazil continues to receive Russian fertilizers although in erratic shipments

Published: 04/20/2022 in MercoPress

Russia supplied 22% of the 39 million tons of fertilizers imported by Brazil during 2021 Some 600,000 tons of fertilizer, 50% of which potash and of Russian origin were on their way to Brazil during the first week of April. Despite almost two months of war, the flow of Russian fertilizer to Brazil continues, according to consultancy StoneX.

Bolsonaro, WTO chief agree on Brazil's role as food supplier

Published: 04/19/2022 in MercoPress

We need agricultural powers to take a step forward, Okonjo-Iweala stressed President Jair Bolsonaro Monday acknowledged Brazil's role amid increasing global food insecurity as he met with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria in Brasilia.

Uruguay/Brazil waterway project studies submitted for financial qualification

Published: 04/19/2022 in MercoPress

The Lago Merim waterway would link the east of Uruguay with the port of Rio Grande Brazil's minister of Infrastructure, Marcelo Sampaio, received last week the studies referred to the concession of the Lagoa Merim Waterway in the state of Rio Grande do Sul bordering with Uruguay.

Brazil again top global beef exporter, followed by India, USA and Australia

Published: 04/19/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil is projected to account for 22% of global beef exports. After disruptions in 2021, Brazil has resumed exporting beef to China/Hong Kong. Brazil during March exported 203,490 tons of beef, up 28% year on year, and the UN Department of Agriculture anticipated that the country is projected to become once again the largest beef exporter in 2022., with shipments 12,1% higher than in 2021.

"This Is Our Stupid Dad": A Currency Analyst Goes Viral In Brazil

Published: 04/18/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

To his Twitter followers in Brazil, where exchange-rate-watching is something of a national obsession, Brooks, 51, is simply "the bald guy" -- "o careca" in Portuguese. Or sometimes "the bald guy from...

Guarapuava: Shoot-out as Brazil robbers target security firm

Published: 04/18/2022 in BBC News - World

In the latest large-scale robbery attempt, a gang used locals as human shields and set vans alight.

Brazil enters new phase in C19 crisis as cases drop significantly

Published: 04/18/2022 in MercoPress

Despite the announcement, “we will continue to live with the virus,” Queiroga explained Brazilian Health authorities Sunday announced a new phase in the fight against COVID-19 and the subsequent lifting of most restrictive measures adopted since 2020 to curb the spread of the disease.

Brazil: Wild animals take to the streets in Rio de Janeiro

Published: 04/14/2022 in BBC News - World

Videos of caimans and other wild animals in streets and houses are frequently surfacing in the city.

Brazil planning a second tariffs cut without Mercosur endorsement "to protect people's lives and health"

Published: 04/14/2022 in MercoPress

Under Mercosur rules, the Common External Tariff on purchasing products from outside the bloc can only be changed by mutual agreement by the four countries Brazil is considering a further reduction in import fees without having the endorsement of Mercosur country members, reports O Estado de Sao Paulo. The idea is to cut Import Tax rates by another 10% on most products traded with countries outside the bloc.

Brazil's indigenous communities fear mining threat over war in Ukraine

Published: 04/13/2022 in BBC News - World

President Bolsonaro says the invasion of Ukraine presents an opportunity to mine Amazon territories.

Brazil: Two reported dead in new clash involving garimpeiros

Published: 04/13/2022 in MercoPress

Illegal garimpo reached a record level last year, affecting the Yanomami people A new armed confrontation allegedly involving garimpeiros has left at least two people dead and five others injured in Brazil's Yanomami Indigenous Land, it was reported.

Brazil moves towards permanent joint police force with Paraguay

Published: 04/13/2022 in MercoPress

There are ongoing operations against crime between the two countries but a joint police force with permanent members has never been created, Torres explained Brazil and Paraguay have agreed to bolster their efforts against organized crime after Justice and Public Security Minister Anderson Torres visited his colleagues in Asunciuón Tuesday.

Brazil gaining ground in the US beef market: main exporter in first two months of 2022

Published: 04/12/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil has been growing steadily in importance and volume as a beef exporter to the United States Brazil in the first two months of this year became for the first time ever, the main supplier of beef to the United States. In January the US took 45,400 tons of Brazilian beef and in February 25,600, totaling 71,000 tons, ahead of more traditional suppliers such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico, according to US Agriculture Department released early April.

Brazil's military spends large amounts on Viagra and baldness drugs

Published: 04/11/2022 in MercoPress

“We need to know why the government of President Jair Bolsonaro is spending money on Viagra, and in such a high amount,” Vaz said A Brazilian opposition congressman has demanded Monday that the Ministry of Defense delivers a plausible explanation for the purchase of 35,000 Viagra pills in addition to hair loss medication as shown in military budget documents.

Brazil discussing with US sanctions on Teheran to help liberate Iranian fertilizers

Published: 04/11/2022 in MercoPress

Carlos Franca, foreign minister informed of his meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a public hearing at the Senate’s Committee Brazil is in discussions with the United States for a truce that would allow Brazilian companies to buy fertilizers from Iran. Because the United States has imposed sanctions on Iran, Brazilian firms are hesitant to purchase Iranian fertilizers as doing business with Iran might provoke a reaction from the US.

Brazil's inflation for March 2022 disclosed: highest in 28 years

Published: 04/11/2022 in MercoPress

Consultants had estimated inflation for March would be between 0.54% to 1.43%, while all forecasts combined had yielded an average projection of 1.32%. Brazilian economic authorities have last week disclosed the monthly inflation for March of 2022: It was 1.62%, the highest for the same period in the last 28 years, making the year-on-year accumulation reach 11.30%, way above expectations.

Brazil's Amazon Rainforest's Deforestation Worst In At Least 6 Years

Published: 04/09/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest fell 15% in March from a year earlier, preliminary government data showed on Friday, but even with that dip it was enough to drive the most destruction...

Brazil's overall crop expected to reach 258,9 million tons

Published: 04/09/2022 in MercoPress

The previous record had been in 2020 when Brazil produced 255.4 million tons of cereals, pulses and oilseeds. IBGE, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics cut the country's cereals, pulses, and oilseeds output estimate. According to the Statistics of Agricultural Production, conducted in March, Brazil will harvest an output of 258.9 million tons in 2022, 1% below (2.7 million tons less) than anticipated in February.

Brazil abstains as Russia suspended from UN Human Rights Council

Published: 04/08/2022 in MercoPress

Vladimir Putin “would probably still try to influence the council through proxies,” a Geneva-based diplomat hinted The Government of Brazil abstained as Russia was being suspended from the United Nations Human Rights Council Thursday evening, with only 23 countries voting against the measure, adopted as a consequence of "gross and systematic violations and abuses" during the invasion of Ukraine.

Brazil records first case of COVID-19 due to XE variant

Published: 04/08/2022 in MercoPress

A 39-year-old patient in the Brazilian city of São Paulo has been determined to arguably be the first in the region with the Omicron XE variant of coronavirus.

Brazil beef production forecasted at 9,85 million tons and 2,6 million tons exports

Published: 04/06/2022 in MercoPress

Some 37.7 million will be slaughtered during the current year. This compares with the 36.3 million recorded in 2021. Brazil is forecasted to have a beef production of 9.85 million tons (in carcass-weight equivalent) in 2022, according to the estimates from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Such a volume should exceed the 9.5 million tons recorded in 2021.

Brazil at work: Black and held back

Published: 04/05/2022 in BBC News - World

Brazil has one of the world's largest black populations but black people only hold 6% of managerial posts.

8 Killed, 13 Missing In Brazil Flash Floods, Landslides

Published: 04/02/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Torrential rains triggered flash floods and landslides across Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state, killing at least eight people including six children and leaving 13 missing, authorities said Saturday.

Brazil's Central Bank workers go on indefinite strike

Published: 04/01/2022 in MercoPress

BCB's Campos Neto is in Miami since Thursday Employees of Brazil’s Central Bank (BCB) Friday went on strike to demand better wages. The workers have announced that their measure will continue until an answer has been achieved. The new circumstances affect local payments and other services, it was reported.

Brazil's military brass praise 1964 coup

Published: 03/31/2022 in MercoPress

The joint declaration of the Minister of Defense and the Armed Forces chiefs is to be read at all military units on the 58th anniversary of the uprising Brazil's Defense Minister General Walter Braga Netto, who is most likely to run for the vice-presidency behind Jair Bolsonaro in the Oct. 2 elections, has signed a document together with the Armed Forces chiefs saying the 1964 coup d'état strengthened the country's democracy.

Gas: Bolivia advised to renegotiate with Brazil and sell more to Argentina

Published: 03/30/2022 in MercoPress

The gas Bolivia should be selling to Argentina is in Brazil at a bargain prize stemming from a deal signed by former President Áñez, Balanza explained. While the Bolivian state-run YPFB is yet to report on any progress regarding payment conditions with Brazil for gas sales or the signing of the sixth addendum to the export contract with Argentina, hydrocarbon analysts have insisted on the need to roundup these negotiations given the current situation stemming from Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Fertilizers from Iran and expanding the wheat area, priorities of Brazil's agricultural year

Published: 03/30/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil consumes some 40 million tons of fertilizers annually, 85% of which imported, mainly from Russia (20%) and Eurasia (65%). Brazilian fertilizer stocks amount to at least 13 million tons, including the inputs that have been already internalized and the ones that have been ordered. The statement comes from David Roquetti Filho, a former board member of ANDA, Brazil's National Association for Fertilizer Diffusion, and currently an independent business consultant.

Brazil's Bolsonaro Says "Ready For Combat" After Hospital Stay

Published: 03/29/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday he was "ready for combat" after being discharged from hospital, where he spent the night after taking ill.

IDB: Ukraine war should open windows for Brazil, Argentine and LatAm

Published: 03/29/2022 in MercoPress

The key is to solve Brazil's dependence on Russian fertilizers, Claver-Carone stressed The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said Monday that Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the threat it poses to food security may be an opportunity for large Latin American exporters, such as Argentina and Brazil due to the disruption in the global supply chains.

Brazil still committed to joining OECD, Minister Guedes tells the group

Published: 03/29/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil remains interested in concluding and signing the Mercosur-European Union Trade Agreement, Guedes said Brazil's Economy Minister Paulo Guedes Monday reaffirmed in Paris his country's commitments to the guidelines of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

In Brazil, Your Internet Service Provider May Be A Mobster, Say Police

Published: 03/28/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

As Rio de Janeiro residents sheltered at home last year during the deadliest phase of Brazil's COVID-19 outbreak, police detective Gabriel Ferrando said he got a tip that something suspicious was...

Yet another group of Ukrainian refugees makes it to Brazil

Published: 03/28/2022 in MercoPress

A humanitarian visa in Brazil is valid for 180 days, after which its recipients are entitled to temporary residence for two years and then to permanent residence. A group of 47 Ukrainian refugees has arrived in Brazil Saturday after being assisted by the South American country's Embassy in Warsaw with travel documents and notes to Polish authorities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE) announced.

Brazil planning to become a net exporter of wheat, harvesting a volume similar to that of Argentina

Published: 03/22/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil normally imports more than 50% of the wheat it consumes, mainly from Argentina Brazil is working to reduce its dependence on foreign produce and hopes to take advantage of recent record exports to increase crops this year. In effect from December 2021 to March 2022, Brazil exported some 2.5 million tons of wheat, an unprecedented volume that benefited from a historically large harvest and, more recently, from additional demand generated by the war between wheat exporters Ukraine and Russia.

Evangelicalism & Brazil: The religious movement that spread through a national team

Published: 03/21/2022 in BBC News - World

Evangelicalism within Brazil's national football team has been on the rise, mirroring a wider trend across the country.

Brazil Supreme Court Lifts Ban On Messaging App Telegram: Official

Published: 03/20/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

The Supreme Court judge who had ordered messaging app Telegram blocked in Brazil reversed the ruling Sunday, after the tech company complied with an earlier decree to make changes to the platform.

Brazil strongly campaigning to have fertilizers delisted from sanctions

Published: 03/20/2022 in MercoPress

Minister Tereza Cristina Costa Dias also presides over the Inter-American Board of Agriculture Sciences. Brazil has called for fertilizers to be excluded from the list of sanctions currently imposed as a consequence of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and ongoing fighting. Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Costa Dias addressing a virtual meeting of peers from countries of the Americas, including the United States, pointed out limiting or banning fertilizer trade has a direct impact on farming productivity, food availability, boosts food prices and threatens food security, mainly among the most vulnerable countries.

Brazil's Top Court Bans Telegram Ahead Of Presidential Election

Published: 03/18/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

A Supreme Court judge in Brazil ruled to block popular messaging application Telegram nationwide, barring one of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's favorite communication channels, in a decision...

Brazil's Central Bank raises interest rate to 11.75%, highest since 2017

Published: 03/16/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil's inflation for the year 2021 has reached 10.06%, which was the country's highest in the past six years Brazil's central bank (BCB) on Wednesday raised its benchmark interest rate by 1 percentage point to 11.75%, a high in nearly five years, in a bid to curb inflation that "continued to surprise" amid pressures exacerbated by the war in Ukraine. Last time with such a high inflation was last April, 2017.

Brazil's health minister recants Deltacron findings announcement

Published: 03/16/2022 in MercoPress

A more in-depth study by the Fiocruz Institute is needed to confirm the previous announcement, Queiroga explained Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga Tuesday went back on his steps and now said the two cases of Deltacron COVID-19 he had announced a day earlier are in fact still under investigation.

Cases of Deltacron confirmed in Brazil

Published: 03/15/2022 in MercoPress

Measures depend on each local scenario, Queiroga pointed out Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga Tuesday confirmed two cases of the Deltacron variant of COVID-19 had been detected in the country.

Brazil outlines 30-year plan to cut fertilizer overseas dependency

Published: 03/11/2022 in MercoPress

Have a production capacity of 4.2 million tons of phosphate nutrients; production was between 1.7 and 2 million tons/year in the last five years Agricultural power Brazil faced with an insufficient stable supply of fertilizers for its farmers, and given the current volatility of international prices because of the war in Ukraine has made public the goals of its National Fertilizer Plan, which includes some sharing with Mercosur partners.

Gunshots Fired, Cars Destroyed As Football Fans Clash In Brazil; 1 Dead

Published: 03/06/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

A football fan was shot and killed Sunday during a clash of rival supporters in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte, just hours before a game between Cruzeiro and Atletico Mineiro, police said...

Fertilizer emergency in Brazil: plan to cur dependency and promote production

Published: 03/04/2022 in MercoPress

Agriculture minister Tereza Cristina said that fertilizers have become a matter of  “national security” Brazil will be launching this month an ambitious national plan to stimulate investment in the country's fertilizer industry, cutting on foreign dependency now worsened by the Ukrainian war and shipping difficulties.

Brazil's President, British PM in favor of ceasefire in Ukraine

Published: 03/04/2022 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro's image improved despite his closeness to Putin Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Thursday held a telephone conversation during which both heads of government agreed on the need for a ceasefire in Ukraine, it was reported.

Brazil to resume cruise season shortly

Published: 03/03/2022 in MercoPress

The Brazilian cruise season is to be back soon, COVID permitting One day after reports from Rio de Janeiro heralded wearing facemasks indoors may soon be over, the Brazilian Cruise Association (Clia) Thursday announced the resumption of the 2021/2022 cruise season as of this coming Saturday, March 5.

Ukraine: Bolsonaro offers humanitarian help but Brazil shall remain neutral

Published: 03/01/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil not among the countries that favored sanctions against Russia Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro Monday vowed to grant humanitarian visas to Ukrainian refugees but insisted on his country’s neutral stance regarding Russia’s invasion.

Interannual sales of motor vehicles fall in Argentina and Brazil

Published: 02/28/2022 in MercoPress

Vehicle sales slumped the most in Argentina and Brazil of all Latin American countries during January, according to a report with data for ten nations in the region.

Bolsonaro finally reveals where Brazil will stand regarding Ukraine

Published: 02/28/2022 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro also pointed out an all-out war in the era of nuclear weapons “would be suicide.” Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro finally made an explicit statement about his country’s stance regarding the Ukraine crisis following Russia’s invasion: The country shall remain “neutral.”

Blogger’s Telegram channels banned in Brazil as per STF ruling

Published: 02/27/2022 in MercoPress

“It's not that my channel has been deleted...”; it is prohibited for those who are in Brazil, as it happens in Cuba or North Korea, explained the blogger Brazilian Federal Supreme Court Justice Alexandre De Moraes has ordered the communications and social media application Telegram to expel Bolsonarist influencer Allan dos Santos from the platform or face a 48-hour ban in addition to a fine.

Ukraine crisis: Brazil sides with... Brazil; hence, it is not neutral

Published: 02/26/2022 in MercoPress

Ukraine is not the only thing Bolsonaro has to deal with, Nogueira explained Brazil's Cabinet Chief Ciro Nogueira Friday made it clear his country would not remain neutral regarding the crisis after Russian troops entered Ukraine. But how clear is that?

Brazil's FM plans joint evacuation from Ukraine with other LatAm nations

Published: 02/25/2022 in MercoPress

The rescue operation can only be carried out by land after Ukraine's airspace has been turned into a no-fly zone Brazilian authorities are planning to carry out a joint evacuation operation with other South American countries to rescue nationals of their countries who wish to flee war-torn Ukraine, it was reported Thursday.

Brazil: New survey says Bolsonaro would win presidential elections

Published: 02/24/2022 in MercoPress

Lula would still win in the second round According to a new survey, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro would win the presidential elections in the October 2 first round, slightly ahead of Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva of the Workers' Party (PT), who would nevertheless return to the Planalto Palace in Brasilia after a landslide runoff victory.

Brazil ensuring greater urea supplies from Iran in a fertilizer short world

Published: 02/24/2022 in MercoPress

Minister Tereza Cristina met with top officials from Iran's National Petrochemical company looking for a larger annual supply of urea While Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was in Moscow visiting his close friend and admired populist 'strong man' Vladimir Putin, in the midst of the escalating situation in Ukraine, and brushing off critics saying Brazil is "nobody's a puppet", his agriculture minister was in a more strategic mission, --in another outcast country--, but crucial for the booming farming sector.

Federal tax collection in Brazil 18.3% up in January

Published: 02/23/2022 in MercoPress

Revenues from Tax on Financial Operations went up 91.96% Collection of federal taxes in Brazil has reached its peak since 1995, according to a report from the Economy Ministry released Wednesday, which showed revenues had reached R$ 235.3 billion in the month of January of 2022.

Brazil and South Korea share it's a good moment to advance with the Mercosur agreement

Published: 02/22/2022 in MercoPress

Getúlio Vargas’ Center for International Prospecting and Intelligence report and a similar one from Korea Foundation, the time is appropriate for an ambitious integrated agreement with the block. Brazil's leading think tank, Getulio Vargas Foundation, believes that in the current global trade situation with bottlenecks, shortages of inputs and transport challenges there is a great opportunity to reach an integral trade agreement between Mercosur and South Korea.

Hong Kong Finds Covid In Samples From 1,400 Brazil, Poland Packages

Published: 02/22/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Hong Kong authorities said they found COVID19 in samples taken from the packaging of imports of frozen beef from Brazil and frozen pork skin from Poland, vowing to step up

Brazil: Death toll in Petrópolis reaches all-time-high of 176

Published: 02/21/2022 in MercoPress

Authorities also said they had been able to identify 124 bodies, including 28 children Casualties in the Brazilian city of Petropolis due to unprecedented rainfalls and landslides have reached an all-time-high number of 176, at a place where other natural disasters years ago have already left hundreds of people dead.

"Mega Clean-Up Operation" In Brazil City After Storm Kills Over 160

Published: 02/20/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

The death count from torrential rains that triggered flash floods and landslides in the scenic Brazilian city of Petropolis has risen to 165, authorities said Sunday, as more violent storms killed two...

Petrópolis: Nearly 200 still missing in flood-hit Brazil city

Published: 02/19/2022 in BBC News - World

Some 146 deaths are confirmed as bad weather hampers Petrópolis rescuers four days after huge mudslides.

Brazil Floods Death Count Rises To 139 With More Bodies Retrieved

Published: 02/19/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Rescue workers pulled more bodies Saturday from the muddy wreckage left by devastating floods and landslides in the Brazilian city of Petropolis, where the death count rose to 139, including 26...

US top leader in revenue from beef exports; Brazil leads in volume

Published: 02/19/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil, on the other hand, exported 1.867 million tons and brought in US$ 9.236 billion, up 9%, including processed and fresh beef. United States keeps breaking records and slowly taking the global beef exports leadership, at least in terms of revenue according to the latest figures from the US Department of Agriculture, USDA. A situation which is having its impact on Brazil, a longtime top of the list in beef exports.

"Scene From A War": Alert Issued In Brazil City After "Historic" Floods

Published: 02/17/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Ahead of more heavy rain, residents of several neighborhoods in the devastated Brazilian city of Petropolis were called to evacuate Thursday, just two days after flash floods and landslides killed 117...

Petrópolis: Hopes fade for survivors in flood-hit Brazil city

Published: 02/17/2022 in BBC News - World

Residents flee Petrópolis and the rescue mission is paused as more heavy rain is forecast.

Brazil: Death toll at Petropolis reaches 80

Published: 02/17/2022 in MercoPress

“It's almost a war situation,” Governor Castro e Silva said Rio de Janeiro authorities Wednesday spoke of at least 80 casualties as relief work continued following Tuesday's mudslides and floods in the Petropolis area.

78 Killed In Flash Floods In Brazil

Published: 02/16/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

At least 78 people were killed in devastating flash floods and landslides that hit the picturesque Brazilian city of Petropolis, turning streets into torrential rivers and sweeping away houses,...

Brazil: Torrential rain triggers deadly mudslides

Published: 02/16/2022 in BBC News - World

Landslides and flash flooding have left a trail of destruction and many dead in Petrópolis, Brazil.

Deadly landslides wreak havoc in Brazil's Petrópolis

Published: 02/16/2022 in BBC News - World

Dozens of people were killed after torrential rainfall caused flash flooding in the hillside city.

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro To Hold Talks With "Strong Man" Putin

Published: 02/16/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro will hold talks with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on his first official trip to Moscow on Wednesday, defying US concerns over the visit amid the...

Brazil Town's "Chronic Problem": Disappearing Into The Sea

Published: 02/15/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Vultures roam the sand in the Brazilian resort town of Atafona amid the ruins of the latest houses destroyed by the sea, whose relentless rise has turned the local coastline into an apocalyptic...

Round of hearings for 35-year concession of Brazil's busiest port has started

Published: 02/15/2022 in MercoPress

An overview of the port of Santos, the largest in Brazil The round of hearings for the privatization of the Port of Santos in Sao Paulo state, and the busiest of Brazil have started with the participation of the minister of Infrastructure Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas and the different interested parties. It’s basically a 35-year contract project which will demand almost 3,5bn dollars

UK/Brazil clash over an Expanded Trade Partnership; beef and other meats the stumbling barrier

Published: 02/15/2022 in MercoPress

The main complaint of the Brazilian government is London’s refusal to include sanitary and phytosanitary measures on the table of discussions Brazil has been reluctant to take forward negotiations for an Expanded Trade Partnership, ETP, with the UK since Brasilia claims that the terms offered were disappointing, and unbalanced since they only contemplated the interests of Britain, "ignoring Brazil's demand to increase its exports to the UK".

Brazil: Lula celebrates PT's 42 years of fighting social inequality

Published: 02/12/2022 in MercoPress

The Workers' Party stands against Brazil's subservience to foreign interests Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva Friday celebrated the Workers' Party (PT) 42nd anniversary and stressed his will to change Brazil following the Oct. 2 elections, when he is favored to return to the Planalto Palace.

Brazil aquaculture exports totaled 9,900 tons in 2021

Published: 02/10/2022 in MercoPress

The three main markets accounted together for more than 80% of exports. The United States ranked first, with 64% of participation and, Colombia (9%), second. Brazilian farmed fish exports totaled 9,900 tons last year, 49% more than in 2020, according to Embrapa data in partnership with the Brazilian Fish Farming Association (PeixeBR). Revenue from shipments increased 78% to US$20.7 million.

Brazil supports Argentine Malvinas claim but since UK is an 'important partner', authorizes RAF landings

Published: 02/09/2022 in MercoPress

Argentine ambassador to Brazil, Daniel Scioli, last week complained over the increase in Royal Air Force flights calling in Brazil on their way to the Falklands Brazil on Tuesday defended its decision to allow British military aircraft flying to the Falkland Island to call at Brazilian airports, landings that annoyed Argentina. The complaint is not new, and Brazilian policy under different governments over the years has been one of accepting those calls.

Brazil reports first two cases of Omicron subvariant

Published: 02/08/2022 in MercoPress

COVID-19 vaccines are as effective for BA.2 as they are for the original Omicron variant, experts said Brazil's Fiocruz Institute Monday announced the first two cases of the BA.2 sublineage of the SARS-Cov-2 Omicron variant had been detected in the country: one in the State of Rio de Janeiro and the other in the State of Santa Catarina.

Brazil's Electoral Court CJ says Dilma's impeachment was a coup

Published: 02/04/2022 in MercoPress

Barroso said it was ironical that Rousseff was impeached for corruption when compared with what happened during other presidencies Brazilian magistrate Luiz Roberto Barroso, who is at the same time a member of the Superior Federal Court (STF) and the Chief Justice at the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), said the impeachment of former President Dilma Rousseff was a coup d'état.

Brazil rises Selic interest rates amid growing inflation

Published: 02/03/2022 in MercoPress

Brazil's inflation seriously dents Bolsonaro's chances of reelection Brazil's Central Bank (BCB) Wednesday increased its benchmark interest rate (Selic) by 1.5 percentage points, reaching 10.75%, the first time in five years it hit double digits, amid a growing inflation and despite the consequences, this measure may have on economic growth.

Brazil's STF urges Bolsonaro to respect democratic institutions

Published: 02/02/2022 in MercoPress

Fux underlined the importance of not repeating the attacks on the STF carried out by Bolsonaro in September of 2021 Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) Chief Justice Luis Fux Tuesday demanded President Jair Bolsonaro to stop acting against democracy.

Brazil: Guedes favors tax cuts to keep fuel affordable

Published: 02/02/2022 in MercoPress

Guedes also hinted he would stay alongside Bolsonaro if the latter is reelected Brazil's Economy Minister Paulo Guedes Tuesday said it was "easier to eradicate poverty than to make gasoline cheaper." He also raised the possibility of cutting diesel taxes but was against creating a buffer fund.

Brazil violence: Three arrested over killing of Congolese migrant

Published: 02/02/2022 in BBC News - World

Three people have been arrested over the killing on an upmarket beach that was captured on camera.

Argentina decries increasing UK flights to Falklands with Brazil stopovers

Published: 02/01/2022 in MercoPress

On Jan. 21 a RAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft landed at Porto Alegre to refuel and left the next day for the Falklands Argentina's Ambassador to Brazil Daniel Scioli has filed a note expressing his country's concern over British military aircraft stopping en route to the Falkland Islands.

Brazil rains: São Paulo floods kill 19 and destroy homes

Published: 01/31/2022 in BBC News - World

About 500 families have been left homeless in São Paulo state after the latest deadly floods.

Brazil wants to team Guyana and Suriname oil and gas in a regional energy corridor

Published: 01/31/2022 in MercoPress

Talks between Bolsonaro and Guyana's president Irfaan Ali and Chandrikapersad Santokhi of Suriname, anticipated the construction of a gas pipeline network Brazil is betting strongly to become the main player in the development of oil and gas production in its northeast corner, where the state of Amapá shares proximity with French Guiana, Suriname, and Guyana, these two of which are set to become significant players in the hydrocarbons business.

Brazil: Police report says Bolsonaro's guilt proven in voting system leak

Published: 01/29/2022 in MercoPress

Ribeiro also insisted Bolsonaro's testimony was necessary Brazilian Federal Police (PF) said President Jair Bolsonaro's "direct" and "conscious" action had been established when leaking confidential data about the country's electronic voting system.

Brazil's Anvisa outlines differences between pediatric COVID-19 vaccines

Published: 01/29/2022 in MercoPress

A batch of 1.8 million doses of Pfizer's pediatric vaccine will be arriving at Viracopos Airport Jan. 31 Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) Friday released a statement warning of the differences between COVID-19 vaccines for children to highlight the specifics of newly-released drugs.

COVID-19 hospitalizations pushing Brazil's health system to its limits

Published: 01/26/2022 in MercoPress

COVID-19 hospitalizations look poised to increase in Brazil next month Brazil's National Council of Secretaries of Health (Conass) Wednesday reported that intensive care units (ICUs) at eight States were full up to over 80% of their capacity with COVID-19 patients and that the situation was likely to worsen in the coming days.

OECD to evaluate Argentina, Brazil and Peru as potential members

Published: 01/26/2022 in MercoPress

“It is an opportunity that we cannot miss,” former President Macri said regarding Argentina's candidacy to the OECD. The Council of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has decided to discuss the admission into the group of Argentina, Brazil, and Peru, it was announced Tuesday.

Global Inflation: Brazil's Guedes and Europe's Lagarde have opposing positions

Published: 01/24/2022 in MercoPress

Speaking at the Davos Agenda virtual event, Guedes argued, “I think the central banks are sleeping at the driving wheel. They should be aware...” Brazilian economy minister Paulo Guedes said that inflation will become a long-term challenge for Western countries, since "the beast is already out of the bottle", and central bankers have been caught "sleeping at the driving wheel".

International market pushes dollar up in Brazil to R$ 5.56

Published: 01/19/2022 in MercoPress

Higher rates on US bonds encourage the flight of resources from emerging countries The commercial dollar traded Tuesday in Brazil at R $ 5.561, a 0.61% increase compared to the previous day after pressure from international markets played their part.

Brazil Registers Record Daily Covid Cases, Expects Peak In February

Published: 01/18/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil registered a new record number of daily Covid-19 cases of more than 137,000, according to figures supplied by the health ministry on Tuesday.

Brazil's Senate wants to tackle fuel prices

Published: 01/18/2022 in MercoPress

Petrobras' International Price Parity policy makes the price of fuel too jumpy for local consumers Brazil's Senate Speaker Rodrigo Pacheco Monday said that come February he intends to put up for voting a bill aimed at creating stability in the price of fuel.

Record 2021 trade surplus in Brazil, but complaints about the economy becoming commodities dependent

Published: 01/13/2022 in MercoPress

Revenue from soybean, beef, poultry, corn, pork and fruit exports totaled some US$ 60 billion, half of the overall Brazilian exports of US$ 120 billion last year.   . Brazil managed a US$ 61,01 billion surplus in its trade balance in 2021, which is 21% higher than the US$ 50 billion of 2020 and the best performance since current stats were officially recorded beginning 1989.

"We Lost Homes": Brazil's Indigenous People Homeless After Heavy Rains

Published: 01/13/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Three years ago, the collapse of the tailings dam at an iron ore mine forced them to move their homes to higher ground.

"No Virus Is Welcome": WHO Official On Brazil President's Omicron Comment

Published: 01/12/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

World Health Organization Emergency Director Mike Ryan on Wednesday refuted statements made by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus would

Brazil rains: Minas Gerais hit by deadly landslides and floods

Published: 01/12/2022 in BBC News - World

Landslides and flooding caused by torrential rains have killed at least 10 people in Minas Gerais.

Brazil's inflation for 2021 reaches 10.06%

Published: 01/12/2022 in MercoPress

Electricity, fuel and coffee were among the items which impacted the most in the final outcome Brazil's inflation for the year 2021 has reached 10.06%, which was the country's highest in the past six years, driven mainly by the rise in fuel prices and by the energy crisis, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) announced Tuesday.

5 Killed, 20 Missing As Cliff Collapses Onto Boaters In Brazil Lake

Published: 01/08/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

At least five people were killed and 20 others missing when a cliff collapsed onto boaters in a lake in Brazil, authorities said Saturday.

At least five dead after Brazil cliff collapses on boats

Published: 01/08/2022 in BBC News - World

Another 20 are missing after the cliff fell onto boats in a lake in the south-east of the country.

Anvisa okays COVID-19 vaccine entirely produced in Brazil

Published: 01/08/2022 in MercoPress

Fiocruz has already delivered to the PNI some 145 million AstraZeneca vaccines, produced with imported IFA. Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) Friday approved the first nationally manufactured COVID-19 vaccine. The body is also considering a second pediatric drug after having cleared Pfizer's for children aged 5 to 11.

Brazil to start vaccinating children this month

Published: 01/06/2022 in MercoPress

The Brazilian Government has ordered 20 million doses of Pfizer's vaccine for children Brazilian children aged 5 to 11 will be added to the National Immunization Program against COVID-19, Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga announced Wednesday.

Brazil Approves Covid Vaccine For Children Aged 5-11 Amid Surge In Cases

Published: 01/05/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian health authorities authorized Covid-19 vaccines for children age five to 11 on Wednesday, as South America's most populous country faces a rapid increase in cases due to holiday gatherings...

Brazil's President Discharged From Hospital, Says Will "Continue Normal"

Published: 01/05/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro was released from the hospital Wednesday, two days after being rushed for emergency treatment of a partially blocked intestine.

Brazil's Bolsonaro, Who's In Hospital, Doesn't Need Surgery, Say Doctors

Published: 01/04/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will not need surgery, his doctors said Tuesday, a day after the far-right leader was rushed to the hospital with a partially blocked intestine.

Brazil's Bolsonaro in hospital with intestinal blockage

Published: 01/03/2022 in BBC News - World

President Jair Bolsonaro, who was stabbed in 2018, says doctors are evaluating potential surgery.

Brazil's Bolsonaro Hospitalised For Intestinal Obstruction: Reports

Published: 01/03/2022 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was urgently hospitalized early Monday morning for treatment of a probable intestinal obstruction, local media reported.

Brazil's Sanitary regulator strongly recommends suspending the cruise season: Covid-19 in several vessels

Published: 01/03/2022 in MercoPress

Among the vessels mentioned with outbreaks are MSC Splendida, MSC Preziosa and Costa Diadema Brazil's National Sanitary Surveillance Agency, ANVISA has advised the suspension of the cruise season because of several covid-19 outbreaks onboard pleasure vessels sailing along the Brazilian coast.

Brazil's Industry Confederation expects 1,2% to 1,8% GDP growth in 2022

Published: 12/31/2021 in MercoPress

CNI president Robson Braga de Andrade points to current problems like inflation, high unemployment, and supply normalization of global value chains Brazil's GDP is forecasted to expand by 1,2% in 2022, according to the Brazilian National Industry Confederation (CNI). However since 2022 is an election year and public opinion is strongly divided, the estimate is simply that, an estimate, following on a reasonably dynamic 4,7% growth this year with record exports.

Brazil's government turns down humanitarian aid from Argentina to Bahia

Published: 12/30/2021 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro's administration said thanks, but no thanks Brazil's Federal Government has denied access into the country to humanitarian aid offered from Argentina to help the victims of the lethal rainfall in the northern state of Bahia, it was reported Wednesday.

Brazil: Bolsonaro insists his daughter will not be jabbed

Published: 12/28/2021 in MercoPress

“I hope there is no interference by the law,” Bolsonaro said regarding his daughter Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Monday insisted his 11-year-old daughter will not be taking any COVID-19 vaccine.

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Says Daughter, 11, Will Not Get Covid Vaccine

Published: 12/27/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will not vaccinate his 11-year-old daughter against COVID-19, he said on Monday, maintaining the firm anti-vaccine stance that has drawn criticism from public health...

18 dead, over 11,000 evacuated due to unprecedented rainfall in Brazil

Published: 12/27/2021 in MercoPress

“We have 37 cities with various communities under water,” Governor Costa said At least 18 people have been reported dead and over 11,000 evacuated after rain five times the historical average left 19 municipalities in the Brazilian northern state of Bahia literally under mud and water. No Christmas to celebrate.

Brazil: Deforestation in protected areas up 79% under Bolsonaro

Published: 12/22/2021 in MercoPress

“It is not by chance” that these things happened under this administration, ISA researchers pointed out A report by the Socioenvironmental Institute (ISA) released Wednesday has shown a 138% increase in degradation in indigenous lands and 130% in Conservation Units, (CUs) compared to three years before President Jair Bolsonaro took office.

China approves Brazil meats' sanitary system; Beijing increases tariffs on pork imports

Published: 12/21/2021 in MercoPress

“the Brazilian sanitary inspection system was validated by China. We have given proof that Brazil is doing its homework”, underlined minister Cristina The reopening of the Chinese market for Brazilian beef did not stem from technical or communications issues, and the good relationship between the two countries will continue to prosper, reach the pre-pandemic level and advance further, according to Brazil's Agriculture minister Tereza Cristina.

Brazil's STF upholds vaccination pass for incoming travelers

Published: 12/16/2021 in MercoPress

Unvaccinated Brazilians and foreign residents need to undergo a 5-day quarantine<br />
Brazil's Supreme Federal Court has ratified in plenum a preliminary ruling by Justice Luis Roberto Barroso whereby migration authorities shall require foreign travelers to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 before being allowed into the country.

Brazil: Alckmin leaves PSDB as rumors of candidacy alongside Lula grow

Published: 12/15/2021 in MercoPress

Alckmin had been very much Doria's mentor throughout party ranks. Former São Paulo Governor Geraldo Alckmin Wednesday announced he was leaving the PSDB after more than 33 years in the party, citing it was time for a change. According to several press reports, he is likely to run for Vice President next year behind the former head of state Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva.

Weather prevents meeting between presidents of Brazil and Paraguay

Published: 12/14/2021 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro will be here in January, Abdo announced The Presidents of Brazil and Paraguay, Jair Bolsonaro and Mario Abdo Benítez, were to meet Monday at the Paraguayan town of Carmelo Peralta to lay the cornerstone of a new international bridge, but mainly to go on discussing Itaipu energy fares.

Brazil's STF rules proof of vaccination be required to foreign travelers

Published: 12/14/2021 in MercoPress

The STF plenum is still to either ratify or overrule Barroso's provisional decision sometime this week. Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) has ruled over the weekend in favor of a request filed by the opposition to make proof of vaccination against COVID-19 mandatory for all incoming foreign travelers, against the wishes of President Jair Bolsonaro.

"Literal Cage Fight": Brazil Politicians' 3-Round Bout To Settle Scores

Published: 12/13/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

The mayor of a small Brazilian city took polarizing politics to another level when he fought a cage match to settle a score with an ex-councilman.

Brazil Requires Covid-19 Vaccination For Arriving Travellers

Published: 12/13/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil on Monday began requiring a Covid-19 vaccination certificate for foreign travelers arriving in the country, a move initially blocked by President Jair Bolsonaro's government.

Covid: Brazil to demand proof of vaccination from foreign visitors

Published: 12/11/2021 in BBC News - World

Foreign travellers will need to provide a vaccination certificate in order to enter the country.

Brazil 12 month inflation in November at an eighteen year record of 10,74%

Published: 12/11/2021 in MercoPress

Insufficient rainfall has left level of dams' reservoirs half empty, forcing the generation of power with fuel and electricity bills up almost 50% so far this year Brazil's November inflation reached the highest in eighteen years, 10,74%, almost three times this year's central bank target (3,75%), but the rising trend seems to be flattening, according to the national stats office.

Brazil nightclub fire: Four convicted over blaze that killed 242

Published: 12/10/2021 in BBC News - World

The fire in 2013 began when a band playing at a nightclub used flares which set light to the ceiling.

Brazil raised the benchmark interest rate to 9,25% to try and contain inflation

Published: 12/10/2021 in MercoPress

The 150 basis points hike for the second time running, is the highest since 2017 and seventh straight increase, supported unanimously by all members of Copom Brazil's Central Bank raised its benchmark interest rate 150 basis points for the second time running to 9,25%, the highest since 2017, in an effort to contain growing inflation.

Brazil: Pele hospitalized for further cancer treatment

Published: 12/09/2021 in MercoPress

Pele is undergoing chemotherapy for his colon tumor Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, has been admitted Wednesday into the Albert Einstein Clinic in São Paulo for further treatment of a colon tumor. He was said to be "stable."

Argentina's land borders with Brazil, Uruguay set for full reopening

Published: 12/09/2021 in MercoPress

 Brazilians are allowed to enter Argentina by land, but not viceversa The Government of Brazil will reopen its land border crossings to/from Argentina as of this coming Saturday, according to Buenos Aires' Ambassador to Brasilia Daniel Scioli.

Brazil announces health pass requirement, minister refuses to call it so

Published: 12/09/2021 in MercoPress

Queiroga's refusal to admit Brazil was in fact requesting a health pass was dubbed as “rhetorical juggling.” The Brazilian Government of President Jair Bolsonaro, known for his personal stance in favor of freedom of choice regarding COVID-19 vaccination, has announced arriving travelers who have not been immunized will be put through mandatory quarantine.

Brazil working to create a price stabilization fund for gasoline, diesel and LNG

Published: 12/09/2021 in MercoPress

In a symbolic vote on Tuesday, the Senate's Economic Affairs committee passed a bill implementing the tax and fuel price stabilization fund The Brazilian government in coordination with Congress are working on the creation of a price stabilization fund for fuels in an attempt to isolate the country from the volatility of international prices of oil and refined products. The fund is to be financed mainly with a tax on oil exports, helping with stability to domestic prices of gasoline, diesel and liquid gas.

Some 6,700 Magellan penguins migrated to Brazil's coastline during winter

Published: 12/08/2021 in MercoPress

Santa Catarina is the state where the most penguins have been recorded, a total of 4,741 so far this year, followed by Parana, with 1,028 birds Brazil's Beach Monitoring Project, PMP, reports that more than 6,700 penguins have arrived mainly on Santa Catarina and Parana states coast during the migration season this year, which represents a 20% per cent increase in the number of marine birds coming over last year.

President Bolsonaro Dismisses Vaccination Requirement For Entering Brazil

Published: 12/07/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday criticized Brazil's health regulator Anvisa for proposing a vaccination requirement for travelers arriving in the country to help prevent the spread of new...

2 Babies In Hospital After Pfizer Shot Given By Mistake In Brazil: Report

Published: 12/05/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Two newborns in Brazil were given coronavirus vaccine shots by mistake and had to be hospitalised, Brazilian media report.

Labour strife in port of Montevideo; increasing export volumes shipped from Rio Grande in Brazil

Published: 12/04/2021 in MercoPress

Rio Grande, according to Brazilian sources in 22 months shipped overseas some 45,000 tons of Uruguayan protein Recurrent labour strife in the port of Montevideo is not only frustrating but is also seriously limiting activities, and only this week did the Union of Uruguayan exporters make public a release regretting the fact that several vessels abandoned the port given what is known as pearled stoppages.

Presidents of Paraguay, Brazil to meet this month

Published: 12/04/2021 in MercoPress

Paraguay and Brazil build bridges between the two countries but are still way apart on Itaipú rates Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez Friday confirmed he would meet with his Brazilian colleague Jair Bolsonaro on December 13 on the construction site of the bridge between Carmelo Peralta and Porto Murtinho. Both leaders are expected to further discuss Itaipu's energy rate for 2022.

Probe Ordered Into Brazil's Bolsonaro For Linking Covid Vaccines To AIDS

Published: 12/03/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

A Brazilian Supreme Court justice ordered on Friday that a probe be opened into President Jair Bolsonaro for having said during a live broadcast on multiple social media platforms that COVID-19...

Brazil: Moro is a “shameless liar”, Bolsonaro says

Published: 12/03/2021 in MercoPress

Moro claims Bolsonaro has failed to uphold his promise to fight corruption. Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has called his former Justice Minister Sergio Moro a "shameless liar"

No New Year's Eve parties in Brazil due to Omicron

Published: 12/03/2021 in MercoPress

Carnival festivities may also be called off, depending on recommendations from Health Surveillance experts Brazilian authorities are evaluating a series of restrictions for the upcoming year ending celebrations in a move to curb the spread of the new coronavirus Omicron variant, it was reported Thursday.

Pastor supported by Bolsonaro gets green light to join Brazil's STF

Published: 12/02/2021 in MercoPress

Despite his religious beliefs, Mendonça vowed to defend same sex marriage, because the law comes first Evangelical Pastor André Mendonça has been given the green light by Brazil's Senate to become a new member of the country's Federal Supreme Court (STF) by 47 votes to 32 Thursday.

Omicron makes landfall in Brazil but all patients are in good health

Published: 12/02/2021 in MercoPress

São Paulo State Health Secretary Jean Gorinchteyn explained the patient's condition was “quite mild” Brazilian Health authorities have reported Wednesday cases of the Omicron variant of SARS-Cov-2 have been detected in several places nationwide with three confirmed patients in São Paulo and many other suspected in Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro.

Latin American left wing leaders expecting progressive victories in Chile and Brazil

Published: 12/01/2021 in MercoPress

“Xiomara Castro will be the first woman president in Honduras history. This is great news, great news for Central America”, said the ex Spanish president Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero The Puebla Group, a gathering of left-wing leaders from Latin America and Spain held a meeting in Mexico on Tuesday to celebrate the victory of Xiomara Castro in the Honduran presidential election and looked forward to similar triumphs by Chilean candidate Gabriel Boric in December and hopefully Lula da Silva next year in Brazil.

Brazil reports first two cases of Omicron Covid-19 variant

Published: 12/01/2021 in MercoPress

The passenger had entered Brazil before the existence of Omicron was known worldwide Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) Tuesday reported having detected the first two local cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, which are also the first two infections of this kind in the entire South American continent.

Brazil Reports 2 Cases Of 'Omicron' Covid Variant, First In Latin America

Published: 11/30/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's health regulator Anvisa said on Tuesday that laboratory analysis had found two Brazilian cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, the first reported cases in Latin America.

Former Sao Paulo Governor Alckmin asked to run for Brazil's VP job alongside Lula

Published: 11/30/2021 in MercoPress

Alckmin said he planned to run again for governor of São Paulo but only discussed national politics with the press Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva and former São Paulo State Governor Geraldo Alckmin were said Monday to have been working on a possible ticket for next year's presidential elections.

Brazil closes borders on six African countries due to Omicron variant

Published: 11/27/2021 in MercoPress

“Confinement was not an adequate measure,” said Bolsonaro. The Government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Friday decided to shut down the international borders to travelers from six African countries where the new coronavirus Omicron variant of concern has been detected.

Brazil Regulator Calls For Africa Travel Curbs, Bolsonaro Noncommittal

Published: 11/26/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian health regulator Anvisa recommended on Friday that travel be restricted from some African countries due to the detection of a new COVID-19 variant, though it was unclear if President Jair...

Brazil's Bolsonaro, Who Downplayed Covid, Against Carnival Resumption

Published: 11/25/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday he was against Brazil resuming carnival celebrations in February, a rare nod to Covid-19 social distancing measures from the far-right leader.

Presidents of Brazil and Paraguay meet in Brasilia but reach no agreement on Itaipú rates

Published: 11/25/2021 in MercoPress

Annex C will still be up for dicsussion at a new meeting between Abdo and Bolsonaro over the next few days Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Wednesday did not concede an iota of what his Paraguayan counterpart Mario Abdo Benítez was seeking during a bilateral Summit in Brasilia to discuss Annex C of the Itaipú agreement regarding fees.

Bolsonaro booed and applauded upon receiving medal from Brazil's Lower House

Published: 11/24/2021 in MercoPress

“I hope to interact more and more with all of you,” said Bolsonaro upon receiving his medal Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has been granted the Lower House's Medal of Legislative Merit Wednesday together with other world personalities amid kudos and boos alike.

Brazil's STF rules in favor of Bolsonaro holding social media accounts

Published: 11/23/2021 in MercoPress

“Globo has a marked encounter with me next year,”said Bolsonaro about the media giant Brazil's Federal Supreme Court (STF) has ordered President Jair Bolsonaro's profiles on social media be kept active despite a motion from some Senators who wanted him banned for spreading what they said were "fake news" about the coronavirus.

Electronic ballot box malfunction strikes Brazil's third-way party internal voting

Published: 11/23/2021 in MercoPress

The PSDB once ruled Brazil under FHC Brazil's Social Democracy Party (PSDB) of former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso (FHC) has suspended "for technical reasons" over the weekend the selection process to appoint a candidate to run in the October 2022 presidential elections.

Russia reopens market to Brazil for 200,000 tons of beef and 100,00 of pork, zero-tariff

Published: 11/23/2021 in MercoPress

The opening of the Russian market is valid for six months. Normally the Russian import tariff for up to 530,000 tons is 15%. Russia announced to Brazil that it was reopening its market for a quota of up to 300,000 tons of meat, at zero tariffs, including 200,000 tons of beef and 100,000 tons of pork. Likewise, Russia lifted restrictions on beef exports from a Minerva processing plant and certified a second plant to begin shipments.

Brazil: Lula wants to return to power but it's not up to just him

Published: 11/22/2021 in MercoPress

“I am working to be a candidate,” Lula said Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has explained in an interview published over the weekend that he wants to return to power “so that people can eat three times a day.”

Brazil's Supreme Court rules discounts on school fees were unconstitutional

Published: 11/19/2021 in MercoPress

Justice Weber said “free enterprise” had been hurt Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) Thursday ruled that lower court decisions granting linear discounts on college tuition fees during the COVID-19 pandemic were unconstitutional.

Brazil: Amazon sees worst deforestation levels in 15 years

Published: 11/18/2021 in BBC News - World

The figures come after Brazil promised to end the practice by 2030 during the COP climate summit.

Remains Of Toothless, Two-Legged Dinosaur Species Discovered In Brazil

Published: 11/18/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Remains of a toothless, two-legged dinosaur species that lived some 70 million years ago has been discovered in Brazil, researchers said Thursday, calling it a "very rare" find.

Brazil hits COVID-19 infections low since May 2020

Published: 11/18/2021 in MercoPress

Astra-Zeneca wants its drug added to the country's booster dose program Brazil has reached a new low in its rate of COVID-19 infections Wednesday, after only 9,335 new daily cases were detected over the past week, it was announced.

Moro wants to become Brazil's “third way” amid polarization, despite being a Bolsonarist option

Published: 11/18/2021 in MercoPress

Moro had hoped Bolsonaro “would be more of a statesman.” Former Lava Jato Judge Sergio Moro said he was “ready” to challenge President Jair Bolsonaro and former President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva in the October 2022 elections.

Elon Musk In Talks With Brazil For SpaceX Internet In Amazon Rainforest

Published: 11/17/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is in talks with Brazilian officials on a potential deal for the company to provide satellite internet in the Amazon rainforest and help detect illegal deforestation, Brazil said...

Brazil rice exports in 2021 should reach 1,2 million tons

Published: 11/17/2021 in MercoPress

Last month, Brazil exported 140,600 tons husk based (106.900 tons); 15,600 tons went to Peru, plus Costa Rica, Cuba, Netherlands, and Venezuela Brazil's rice exports are expected to reach 1.2 million tons this year according to estimates from ABIARROZ (the Brazilian rice industry association), based on overseas sales between January and October which totalled 958,000 tons.

Brazil and Argentina leading the combat against African Swine Fever in the continent

Published: 11/17/2021 in MercoPress

“In view of the threat of ASF, it is absolutely essential that all international agencies and national governments work together, said minister Tereza Cristina Brazil and Argentina are leading the combat against African Swine Fever, ASF, in the continent. Last week Tereza Cristina, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, announced the allocation of US$ 500,000 to fight the disease in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, countries where a repeat of outbreaks have been reported.

Bolsonaro tells Dubai Forum opportunities are awaiting in Brazil

Published: 11/16/2021 in MercoPress

More than partners, Brazilians are brothers with the Arab countries, according to Bolsonaro Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Monday told potential investors at Expo Dubai in the United Arab Emirates about the opportunities awaiting in his country.

Bolsonaro not joining Brazil's Liberal Party for now

Published: 11/15/2021 in MercoPress

The marriage has to be perfect, said Bolsonaro from Dubai Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has decided to postpone the launch of his reelection candidacy after announcing Sunday he was reevaluating his affiliation to the Liberal Party.

McDonald's Sparks Controversy Over Unisex Toilet In Brazil

Published: 11/14/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

A McDonald's restaurant in Brazil was on Sunday ordered to comply with health regulations by installing separate male and female toilets after sparking a controversy with its unisex bathroom.

McDonald's Sparks Controversy In Brazil Over Unisex Toilet

Published: 11/14/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

A McDonald's restaurant in Brazil was on Sunday ordered to comply with health regulations by installing separate male and female toilets after sparking a controversy with its unisex bathroom.

Jair Bolsonaro, guns and rising violence in Brazil

Published: 11/14/2021 in BBC News - World

Gun culture was part of Bolsonaro's winning presidential campaign. Three years on, what's the impact?

Pfizer seeks clearance for Comirnaty to be used in Brazil on kids aged 5 to 11

Published: 11/13/2021 in MercoPress

Pfizer's vaccine has already been cleared for use on Brazilian patients between the ages of 12 and 15 on June 11 The pharmaceutical company Pfizer Friday filed an application before Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) for its COVID-19 vaccine named Comirnaty to be cleared for use on patients aged 5 to 11 years old.

Amazon Deforestation Hits Monthly Record In Brazil

Published: 11/12/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest hit a new record in October, a Brazilian government agency said Friday, just days after President Jair Bolsonaro announced ambitious environmental goals at the...

Joe Biden Cites India, Brazil To Explain Complexity Of Global Supply Chain

Published: 11/10/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

President Joe Biden cited India and Brazil to explain the complexity of the global supply chain and said that it has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brazil's STF poised to terminating Bolsonaro's secret funds

Published: 11/10/2021 in MercoPress

The secret budget is “completely incompatible with the republican form and the democratic regime of government,” Weber said Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) looked poised Tuesday to bring the existence of confidential funds to an end. According to this mechanism dating back to 2020, a parliamentarian acts each year as "budget rapporteur," suggesting federal agencies where and how to spend that money.

No COVID-19 deaths in São Paulo, Brazil, in one full day

Published: 11/09/2021 in MercoPress

“It is a victory for science, the vaccine and life,” Governor Doria said The Brazilian State of São Paulo Monday recorded its first day without deaths due to COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020.

Brazil donates two Bell helicopters to Paraguay

Published: 11/08/2021 in MercoPress

The Bell helicopters were a promise from Jair Bolsonaro to Mario Abdo Benítez After securing new units as replacements, Brazil's Federal Police last week announced the donation of two Bell 412EP helicopters to Paraguay. The two units were built in 1995 and delivered straight to Brazil.

Paraguayan FM in Brazil to discuss Itaipú and other Mercosur matters

Published: 11/08/2021 in MercoPress

Acevedo held a working meeting with his Brazilian counterpart Carlos Alberto Franco França, Paraguay and Brazil have exchanged reverse notes on the creation of the Itaipu Binational Accounts Commission last week during an official visit from Foreign Minister Euclides Acevedo to Brasilia, it was announced.

Brazil Bids Shocked Goodbye To Latin Grammy-Winning Star Marilia Mendonca

Published: 11/06/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Thousands of people flooded the hometown of late Brazilian country music star Marilia Mendonca Saturday, paying an emotional tribute to the beloved songstress of sorrow and strong women after she was...

21 Brazil Scientists Refuse Medals In Row With Jair Bolsonaro

Published: 11/06/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Twenty-one scientists awarded one of Brazil's highest honors, the National Order of Scientific Merit, rejected their medals Saturday after President Jair Bolsonaro withdrew two colleagues whose work...

Brazil cuts down import tariffs to fight growing inflation

Published: 11/06/2021 in MercoPress

Guedes explained that “at this moment there is a strong inflationary pressure and facilitating the entry of imports will allow prices to adjust.” In a move aimed at curbing inflation, Brazil Friday announced a 10% reduction of import tariffs on 87% of goods and services until December 31, 2022. Economy Minister Paulo Guedes now expects the other Mercosur countries to do the same.

Latin Grammy-Winning Singer Marilia Mendonca Dies In Brazil Plane Crash

Published: 11/05/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Marilia Mendonca, one of the hottest young stars of Brazil's answer to country music, died in a plane crash on Friday, officials said.

Marilia Mendonca: Popular Brazil singer dies in plane crash at 26

Published: 11/05/2021 in BBC News - World

Marília Mendonça, one of Brazil's most famous singers, was known for her songs focussing on women.

Argentine President Fernández praises Brazil's STF

Published: 11/05/2021 in MercoPress

Evo Morales was sheltered by various Latin American leaders after his government's collapse Argentine President Alberto Fernández praised Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) for its recent rulings involving opposition politicians, something which his own country had lacked.

Argentina's trade balance with Brazil ends up positive for 2nd straight month

Published: 11/04/2021 in MercoPress

For Argentina, the first 10 months of 2021 showed a 45.4% YoY increase in exports and a 46.3% yoy increase in imports. Hence the deficit. Argentina's trade balance with Brazil yielded positive results for the second straight month in October 2021. However, numbers for the first 10 months of the year are still in the red.

Brazil will host G20 summit in 2024

Published: 11/03/2021 in MercoPress

Brazil, Latin America's largest economy, together with Argentina and Mexico, represent the continent at the G20. Brazil for the first time will host the annual meeting of the heads and prime ministers of the Group of Twenty, the group of the 20 largest economies on the planet, in 2024. The announcement was made during the release of the final document of the group’s meeting, which ended on Sunday in Rome.

Energy exports to Brazil to finance Argentina's infrastructure works

Published: 11/02/2021 in MercoPress

Brazil's demand represents an opportunity to place available surplus power, Basualdo said Argentina's Energy Ministry has ruled that energy exports to Brazil will finance the Vaca Muerta gas pipeline and electrical transportation works, it was announced Tuesday.

Bolsonaro says Brazil part of the solution, not the problem regarding climate change

Published: 11/02/2021 in MercoPress

Brazil was represented at Glasgow by Environment Minister Joaquim Leite Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro insisted his country was a part of the solution and not of the problem of climate change. Bolsonaro's remarks came after the participation of Environment Minister Joaquim Leite in a side event at the UN COP 26 Climate Change Summit in Glasgow, which the Brazilian head of state chose not to attend and stay in Italy instead.

Brazil: Amazon parrot plays peekaboo with CCTV traffic camera

Published: 11/02/2021 in BBC News - World

A turquoise-fronted amazon parrot was captured investigating a CCTV camera in Curitiba, Brazil.

Brazil's Labour Ministry bans sacking of unvaccinated workers

Published: 11/02/2021 in MercoPress

Lorenzoni's ordinance classifies as “discriminatory practice” the dismissal of an employee who refuses to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 Brazil's Labour Minister Onyx Lorenzoni has signed a resolution banning the dismissal of workers because they are not vaccinated against COVID-19. The ministerial document also labels such a requirement on the part of employers as “discriminatory.”

15 Firefighters Trapped As Cave Roof Collapses During Training In Brazil

Published: 10/31/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Fifteen Brazilian firefighters were trapped early Sunday when the roof of a cave where they were training collapsed in the state of Sao Paulo.

Brazil's VP says Bolsonaro would be greeted with stones at Glasgow's climate summit

Published: 10/30/2021 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro will not attend Glasgow's summit over security concerns Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao said that if President Jair Bolsonaro was to attend the COP 26 climate change summit in Glasgow he would be greeted with stones.

Argentina lifts capacity ban ahead of a football match against Brazil

Published: 10/30/2021 in MercoPress

“It is expected that we will have an increase in cases for multiple reasons,” VIzzotti also said Argentine authorities have lifted all capacity restrictions on outdoor events as of Nov. 16, Health Minister Carla Vizzotti announced Friday. It is also the day Argentina's national football team is to clash with Brazil in a World Cup qualifier.

Brazil: Bolsonaro hints appointing STF judges involved “gifts”

Published: 10/29/2021 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro is trying to have his former Justice Minister André Mendonça appointed to the STF. Video footage portraying Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro asking how much it would cost to appoint a Supreme Federal Court (STF) judge has gone viral Thursday.

Justice De Moraes fears digital militias will spread fake news ahead of 2022 elections in Brazil

Published: 10/29/2021 in MercoPress

“Justice is blind but it is not stupid, everyone knows what happened in 2018, the mechanism used in the elections,” De Moraes said. Brazil's Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice Alexandre de Moraes Thursday said: "digital militias" allegedly linked to President Jair Bolsonaro were planning to spread fake news ahead of the 2022 elections, it was reported.

Brazil's Central Bank increases Selic rate above expectations

Published: 10/28/2021 in MercoPress

The council of experts mentions an “underlying inflation” Brazil's Central Bank (BCB) Monetary Policy Committee (Copom) decided once again Wednesday to increase the basic Selic interest rate from 6.25% to 7.75% annually, in what turned out to be the sharpest rise since December 2002, it was announced.

China approves meat imports from Italy; Brazil and Ireland still out in the cold

Published: 10/28/2021 in MercoPress

Brazil voluntarily suspended its sales to the Chinese market after the confirmation of two atypical cases of “mad cow” disease in Mato Grosso and Minas Gerais China’s customs administration said this week that it had approved beef imports from Italy as of October 26th. China relies heavily on imports to meet the growing demand for meat from an increasingly affluent middle class.

Brazil envisions plans to cut down Amazon deforestation while developing other activities in the rainforest

Published: 10/27/2021 in MercoPress

”We cannot abandon the possibility of exploiting the great mining wealth of the Amazon,” Mourão said. Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture estimated this week 1 million hectares per year will suffer deforestation until the year 2030, despite Vice President Hamilton Mourão's announcement Monday that plans to avoid it would be announced at the upcoming 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP-26) in Glasgow.

Brazil Senate Panel Backs Criminal Charges Against Jair Bolsonaro

Published: 10/26/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

A Brazilian Senate commission voted to approve a damning report that recommends criminal charges be filed against President Jair Bolsonaro, including crimes against humanity, for his controversial...

Brazil Senators Ask Court To Bar Jair Bolsonaro Fom Social Media

Published: 10/26/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

A Senate panel probing Brazil's pandemic response asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to suspend President Jair Bolsonaro from social media, as it prepared to vote on a damning report accusing him of...

Brazil senators to vote on damning Covid report

Published: 10/26/2021 in BBC News - World

The report says that President Bolsonaro should be accused of crimes over his handling of the pandemic.

Fuel goes up in Brazil amid international surge in crude oil

Published: 10/25/2021 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro said in those circumstances an increase in the price of fuel could not be helped Brazil's oil company Petrobras Monday decreed an increase in the price of gasoline of 7.04% at refineries and 9.15% in the case of diesel fuel, it was announced. These adjustments were to impact the price consumers pay at pumps as of Tuesday.

Brazil's Guedes pushing for higher interest rates to contain inflation

Published: 10/23/2021 in MercoPress

Next week the Brazilian central bank Copom will be meeting and a full percentage point increase is expected by financial markets Brazilian orthodox Economy minister Paulo Guedes has not resigned and has no intention of resigning despite the fact he will have to live with the exceptional expenditure of some 45bn Reais, as part of the Auxilio Brazil support program for vulnerable families and president Jair Bolsonaro's 2022 reelection plan.

Brazil's Economy Minister shakes markets with unexpected announcement

Published: 10/22/2021 in MercoPress

Guedes' figure has lost its aura after being mentioned in the Pandora Papers Economy Minister Paulo Guedes' announcements Thursday shook Brazilian markets after the official admitted he might not meet the public spending ceiling.

Bolsonaro's Welfare Plan Shakes Brazil Markets, Officials Quit. Here's Why

Published: 10/22/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

A proposal by Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro to dramatically increase welfare payments to the country's underprivileged groups a year ahead of elections shook markets Thursday and...

Brazil's CPI finds Bolsonaro should face 10 criminal charges for his handling of the COVID-19 crisis

Published: 10/21/2021 in MercoPress

The CPI will now vote on this report Oct. 26 Brazilian Senator Renan Calheiros, rapporteur of the Upper House's Parliamentarian Commission (CPI) investigating President Jair Bolsonaro for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wednesday announced 10 criminal charges were to be filed against the head of state.

Brazil Senate Panel Wants 10 Pandemic Charges Against Bolsonaro: Report

Published: 10/20/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

A Brazilian senate committee on Wednesday recommended that President Jair Bolsonaro face at least 10 charges, including crimes against humanity, over his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, according...

Defiant Jair Bolsonaro Denies Brazil Senate Committee's Pandemic Charges

Published: 10/20/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

A Brazilian senate committee on Wednesday recommended that President Jair Bolsonaro face at least 10 charges, including crimes against humanity, over his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Brazil Senate Drops Call For Homicide Charge Against President Jair Bolsonaro

Published: 10/20/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian senators investigating Brazil's handling of COVID-19 have dropped a recommendation from their draft report that President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with homicide for alleged government...

Brazil impatient as China has yet to return to purchase beef

Published: 10/20/2021 in MercoPress

China has become a leading market for Brazilian beef. Brazil's minister of agriculture and livestock Tereza Cristina has sent a letter to the head of Beijing's Customs office in which she expresses her willingness to discuss the current ban on Brazilian beef exports to China, according to farm media.

Covid: Brazil's President Bolsonaro accused of crimes against humanity

Published: 10/20/2021 in BBC News - World

A major inquiry is presenting its final findings into the Brazilian leader's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Brazil, Uruguay Fms stay mum after Montevideo meeting – rumors soar

Published: 10/18/2021 in MercoPress

Bustillo and França made no comments in what seemed like a calm-before-the storm situation Silence prevailed Monday in Montevideo after Uruguay's Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo Monday welcomed his Brazilian counterpart Carlos França to discuss bilateral issues, particularly a possible 10% reduction of Common External Tariffs among Mercosur members.

Poverty on the rise in Brazil

Published: 10/18/2021 in MercoPress

Disregarding the pandemic in the name of economic achievements seems not to be working for Bolsonaro, according to the press Brazil's poverty indexes are on the rise despite President Jair Bolsonaro's claims that his actions, however controversial from a sanitary viewpoint regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, were always aimed at sustaining the country's economy.

Brazil soldiers who shot dead a musician convicted

Published: 10/14/2021 in BBC News - World

The men fired dozens of rounds into Evaldo dos Santos Rosa's car, killing him and a bystander.

Central Bank of Brazil takes action to reverse real shrinking

Published: 10/14/2021 in MercoPress

The real is down nearly a third against the US dollar this year Brazil's Central Bank Wednesday took an active role in the currency exchange market and sold US $ 1 billion to avoid a devaluation of the real, which has already lost a third of its value against the US dollar in 2021 alone

Covid-19 in Brazil: 'My mum was used as a guinea pig'

Published: 10/13/2021 in BBC News - World

A Brazilian healthcare provider is accused of conducting trials on Covid-19 patients without consent.

"Decided Not To Get Vaccinated": Brazil's Bolsonaro

Published: 10/13/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has confirmed he will not get vaccinated against Covid-19, having previously said he would be the "last Brazilian" to do so.

Double digit inflation in Brazil spiked by increasing fuel and food costs

Published: 10/13/2021 in MercoPress

Policy maker Central Bank chair, Roberto Campos Neto is expected to raise the Selic to 8.75% by the end of next year, above the previous estimate of 8.5% Brazilian market analysts raised their forecasts for inflation and the Selic key interest rate for 2022 as increasing fuel and food costs plus resurgent demand for services are spiking prices as the pandemic seems to be coming to an end.

Charges filed against Brazil's President before ICC: “The Planet vs. Bolsonaro”

Published: 10/13/2021 in MercoPress

Indigenous Brazilians have already filed three complaints against Bolsonaro him before the ICC Charges against Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro have been filed before the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) for deforestation of the Amazon, it was announced Tuesday.

Guedes dismisses IMF estimates for Brazil's growth this year and 2022

Published: 10/13/2021 in MercoPress

“Estimates regarding Brazil have been consistently wrong”, said Guedes keeping to his projected forecast of a 5,5% GDP growth this year Brazil's orthodox Economy minister Paulo Guedes anticipated that the multilateral institutions such as the IMF, once again are going to err their forecasts on the Brazilian economy growth. The comment follows on the IMF release stating that the Brazilian economy is estimated to grow 5,2% this year and 1,5% in 2022, below the government's forecasts.

Argentine FM hold a successful meeting with Brazil's Economy Minister as part of his mission rebuilding Mercosur ties

Published: 10/11/2021 in MercoPress

Cafiero met last week with his Uruguayan counterpart prior to his mission to Brazil Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero, Ambassador Daniel Scioli and Productive Development Minister Matías Kulfas Saturday met in Brasilia with Brazilian Economy Minister Paulo Guedes to deepen the new economic ties between the two countries

Brazil's Bolsonaro Barred From Football Match. Reason: Unvaccinated

Published: 10/11/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Sunday he was not allowed to attend a league match between Santos and Gremio because the home club did not allow unvaccinated supporters into their stadium.

Agreement reached between Argentina, Brazil to cut down common external tariffs by 10%

Published: 10/09/2021 in MercoPress

Cafiero's trip to Brasilia meant significant progress in multinational ties The Governments of Argentina and Brazil Friday agreed to cut down the common external tariffs (CET) by 10% “in a very wide universe of products” after months of tensions among members of Mercosur on the issue.

Neither Trump nor Biden are genocidal for how they handled the COVID-19 crisis, Brazil's President says

Published: 10/08/2021 in MercoPress

The CNN quickly labeled Trump as genocidal but not so regarding Biden despite similar achievements against the coronavirus, Bolsonaro argued (PÑic Reuters) Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said his country had suffered relatively little going through the COVID-19 pandemic and wondered "why don't they call [US President Joseph] Biden genocidal?"

Brazil: Bolsonaro's situation looks worse by the hour and Lula sets up shadow cabinet

Published: 10/07/2021 in MercoPress

Lula is to report on his shadow cabinet work Oct. 8, it was announced The Brazilian Senatorial Committee investigating President Jair Bolsonaro's management of the COVID-19 crisis Wednesday describes the head of state's “insane” and in “denial” of reality.

Nazi haul discovered by Brazil police at home of suspected child abuser

Published: 10/07/2021 in BBC News - World

Uniforms, flags and documents are found in a police search in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.

UK helping Brazil to tackle vaccine innovation and R&D policies

Published: 10/07/2021 in MercoPress

The Butantan center in Sao Paulo, one of Brazil's leading R&D facilities  As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, governments across the world are turning their eyes to the importance of having a strong national life sciences industry – one that is capable of conducting fast, quality research and develop new health technologies to tackle incoming global health security threats.

Brazil Probes Hospital Chain Over Medicine Bolsonaro Touted As Covid Cure

Published: 10/07/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

The Brazilian agency that regulates health insurance plans has opened an investigation into allegations that a hospital chain tested unproven drugs on elderly COVID-19 patients without their...

Brazil: Strong winds cause sandstorm in São Paulo

Published: 10/06/2021 in BBC News - World

A "total" disaster, a residents says, as the storm turns the sky orange in parts of São Paulo state.

Brazil's CPI to file criminal charges against Bolsonaro and some of his aides

Published: 10/06/2021 in MercoPress

There are over 120 impeachment requests against Bolsonaro shelved by the Lower House's Speaker. Brazil's Parliamentary Investigative Committee (CPI) delving into the Government's management of the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday announced it planned to accuse President Jair Bolsonaro and members of his cabinet of "crimes against humanity" and even "genocide" of indigenous peoples

Argentina now sells gas to Chile and Brazil

Published: 10/06/2021 in MercoPress

Brazil is much in need of energy due to the almost unprecedentes rivers' downspouts. Argentina is now in a position to sell gas to neighbouring Chile and Brazil thanks to the Gas Plan and Vaca Muerta's potential, it was announced.

Some hope for this coming cruise season as Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina make public protocols

Published: 10/04/2021 in MercoPress

Uruguay demands passengers and crew must have a valid complete vaccination certificate with at least fourteen days since the last shot and a medical travel insurance that includes Covid. Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina have announced the vaccine certificates and protocols which will be demanded from cruise vessel passengers and crewmembers this coming summer season if they are to call in the three countries as part of their South American tours.

Argentine exports to Brazil grow, but still in the red despite September's surplus

Published: 10/04/2021 in MercoPress

Argentina is bouncing back after two years of strong setbacks. Argentina has recorded a trade surplus with Brazil in September following a YoY increase in sales of 37% year-on-year, it was reported.

Brazil out to elect new Mayors, 13 of them in the state of São Paulo

Published: 10/03/2021 in MercoPress

 Biometric registration of voters has been reinstated Brazilian voters are to go out Sunday to choose 19 new Mayors in six states after the Electoral Court has banned those chosen in 2020 to take office, citing legal grounds.

Brazil Bolsonaro: Thousands protest calling for president's removal

Published: 10/02/2021 in BBC News - World

Demonstrations against Jair Bolsonaro take place in more than 160 towns and cities.

Protesters In Brazil Demand Jair Bolsonaro's Impeachment

Published: 10/02/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilians took to the streets around the country Saturday, once again calling for the ouster of unpopular President Jair Bolsonaro.

Brazil: A drought with roots in the Amazon jungle

Published: 10/01/2021 in BBC News - World

A severe drought in South America is due in part to deforestation in the Amazon jungle.

Brazil, 20th judicial win for former leader Lula

Published: 10/01/2021 in MercoPress

Lula served more than a year in prison after being convicted in a case for which he was eventually acquitted. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Thursday achieved his 20th judicial victory after yet another case against him was dismissed due to lack of evidence.

US hamburger demand helps Brazil overcome China's freeze on beef purchases

Published: 09/30/2021 in MercoPress

The US market is one of the main buyers of Brazilian protein and is currently booming only behind China and Hong Kong Brazil's major protein producer and exporter, Marfrig Global Foods, also the world's largest supplier of hamburgers started this month shipments to the United States from two of its plants, one in Chupinguaia, state of Rondonia and the other at Alegrete, Rio Grande do Sul.

Fitch optimistic about Brazil, but fears fiscal sustainability is precarious

Published: 09/30/2021 in MercoPress

The economy has received a strong boost from the demand and higher prices for commodities. Credit rating agency Fitch improved its prospects for Brazil's primary deficit and overall debt in 2021 but also pointed out several uncertainties among which sustainability of the fiscal front, possible political instability, and the approval of the new food subsidies to help the vulnerable population.

Bolsonaro says Brazil is rich and "can look after the needy for a longer period"

Published: 09/30/2021 in MercoPress

The new emergency plan to be introduced would take the 185 Reales on average to 300 Reales a month for each benefitted family Brazil is a rich country and "can look after the needy for a longer period of time", president Jair Bolsonaro said during a visit to the northern state of Bahía, a clear indication that the federal government is prepared to extend the emergency help payments which have been ongoing since the start of the pandemic.

US Senators Warn Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro On Democracy

Published: 09/28/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Top senators from President Joe Biden's Democratic Party warned Tuesday that the US relationship with Brazil would be at risk if President Jair Bolsonaro does not respect democratic norms in October...

Brazil's Economy Minister favors one-on-one deals despite Mercosur's current ban

Published: 09/28/2021 in MercoPress

Mercosur is becoming a “tool of ideology,” said Guedes Brazil's Economy Minister Paulo Guedes Monday said Mercosur would “modernize” and anyone against that was free to leave the bloc.

Fourth Member Of Brazil's UN Delegation Tests Covid Positive

Published: 09/26/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Pedro Guimaraes, a member of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's delegation to the United Nations, has tested positive for COVID-19, the CEO of state lender Caixa Economica Federal said on his one of...

Brazil expects to harvest a record 143,75 million tons of soybeans in 2021/22

Published: 09/25/2021 in MercoPress

Brazil the world's largest producer and exporter of soy could also reach a record in overseas sales, 40,3 million tons, up 4,62% over the last season. With different climate prospects, clearly more positive than last season, Brazil expects to harvest in 2021/22 a new record of some 143,75 million tons of soybeans, according to a survey with information from the main sowing states.

Bolivian official who approved faulty Lamia 2933 flight plan arrested in Brazil

Published: 09/25/2021 in MercoPress

Monasterio was responsible for approving the flight plan submitted by the plane's captain, which clearly challenged the aircraft's fuel capacity and subsequent autonomy Brazilian Police have arrested Bolivian aviation official Celia Castedo Monasterio who in 2016 approved the flight plan of Lamia flight 2933 which resulted in the killing of most members of the Chapecoense football team.

A Food Deal Sparks Row Between Brazil's Bolsonaro And UK's Boris Johnson

Published: 09/23/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whom he met this week in New York, asked him for an "emergency" agreement to supply a food product that...

Argentina and Brazil to expand development of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

Published: 09/23/2021 in MercoPress

The world is shifting towards mRNA vaccines also in South America While the World Health Organization (WHO) has suspended the approval process of the Russian-developed Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has chosen Argentina and Brazil to further manufacture mRNA immunizers.

IMF's report on Brazil: performance better than expected; GDP projected to expand 5,3% this year

Published: 09/23/2021 in MercoPress

Currency depreciation and a surge in commodity prices have fed into headline inflation and inflation expectations even as the output gap remains negative On September 10, 2021, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation1 with Brazil. Economic performance has been better than expected, in part due to the authorities’ forceful policy response. GDP regained its pre-pandemic level in 2021Q1 and momentum continues to be favourable, supported by booming terms of trade and robust private sector credit growth.

Brazil increases Selic interest rate to 6,25%, the highest in two years

Published: 09/23/2021 in MercoPress

Based on the latest numbers, the Brazilian government now estimates an inflation of 8,5% for the twelve months of 2021, in line with market expectations. As expected the Brazilian central bank on Wednesday increased a whole percentage point of its basic Selic interest rate to 6,25%, the fifth in a row and the highest in two years. The Monetary Policy Committee, Copon unanimously voted for the increase in an attempt to contain inflation.

Brazil Health Minister, At UN Meet With Bolsonaro, Tests Covid Positive

Published: 09/21/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga tested positive for COVID-19 hours after accompanying President Jair Bolsonaro to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, the government...

For Brazil's Bolsonaro, Unvaccinated, Pizza For Dinner On New York Street

Published: 09/21/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Unvaccinated heads of state attending the United Nation General Assembly this week may have to settle for a piece of pizza on a sidewalk instead of fine dining at New York's restaurants.

Bradesco, one of Brazil's top leading banks is leaving Argentina

Published: 09/20/2021 in MercoPress

“Argentina ceased to be an interesting market and there are no development possibilities for our activities”, point out bank managers. Bradesco, Brazil's second-largest private bank is ceasing operations in Argentina. Mainly a commercial bank that works with corporations and foreign trade, Bradesco joins a long list of companies that stopped making business in Argentina and have left or are leaving.

Brazil Reports Over 1,50,000 Coronavirus Cases In A Day

Published: 09/19/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil reported 935 COVID-19 deaths on Saturday and some 150,106 additional cases, according to data released by the nation's Health Ministry, an unusually large number due to what officials said was...

Pele: Brazil football legend 'recovering well' says daughter

Published: 09/17/2021 in BBC News - World

Brazilian legend Pele is "recovering well" from a recent operation, his daughter says. after media reports he had been readmitted to intensive care.

Brazil installs sanitary control facilities near Paraguayan border

Published: 09/17/2021 in MercoPress

Brazil is toughening on anticovid measures. Brazil health authorities Thursday set up a huge awning about 50 meters from the International Friendship Bridge crossing into Paraguay to carry out quick COVID-19 tests. The campaign will span for two weeks and will not be mandatory.

Unvaccinated Brazil's Bolsonaro To Defy New York Jab Rule For UN Meet

Published: 09/16/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's Covid-unvaccinated President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday he will attend next week's United Nations conclave in New York, effectively defying city authorities who recently announced...

Brazil Seeks To Halt Teen Vaccines After 1 Death, Adverse Events

Published: 09/16/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's federal government wants to halt COVID-19 vaccinations for most of the country's adolescents, citing adverse events and a death under investigation after some 3.5 million teens have already...

Brazil's STF may sentence Bolsonaro to pay fine over homophobic statements

Published: 09/14/2021 in MercoPress

While Bolsonaro faces a possible hefty fine; another case against Lula has been dismissed A lawsuit filed against Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro for statements made in March 2011 during a TV show at the time he was a deputy Monday reached the country's Federal Superior Court (STF).

Demonstrations in Sao Paulo call for dismissal of Brazil's president

Published: 09/13/2021 in MercoPress

The protests were not endorsed by Lula or his PT Party and some demonstrators chanted against him and Bolsonaro alike Protesters marched Sunday along Sao Paulos Avenida Paulista demanding the removal from the office of President Jair Bolsonaro, whom they perceive to be a threat to the rule of law.

Hundreds Protest In Brazil Against Jair Bolsonaro, Demand His Impeachment

Published: 09/12/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Several hundred Brazilians protested against President Jair Bolsonaro and demanded his impeachment in Sunday demonstrations called by conservative groups, days after a massive mobilization supporting...

Jair Bolsonaro Backs Off Attacks On Brazil's Institutions

Published: 09/09/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday backed off his heated attacks on Brazil's federal institutions, insisting that his recent jabs at the Supreme Court just came "in the heat of the moment."

Brazil imports record volumes of Argentine corn to feed poultry and pork

Published: 09/09/2021 in MercoPress

Brazil has purchased 1,3 million tons of corn, and in the first three days of September received 65.700 tons against 147,000 tons in September 2020 While Brazil is complying with the last shipments of corn contracted earlier and at a lesser rhythm and volume than a year earlier, imports of the grain compared to 2020, have more than doubled this year, mainly from Argentina.

Brazil terminates bilateral shipping agreements with Argentina and Uruguay

Published: 09/09/2021 in MercoPress

The decision had been made on December 9, 2020 Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has decided to terminate both bilateral maritime transport agreements with Argentina and Uruguay, it was announced.

Truckers support Bolsonaro, block many roads all across Brazil

Published: 09/09/2021 in MercoPress

Some truckers were also asking for a reduction in taxes on fuel Brazilian lorry drivers were placing their vehicles to block the country's main roads in the sign of protest as well as in support of President Jair Bolsonaro after Tuesday's speeches during the Independence Day celebrations.

STF Chief Justice vows to defend Brazil's highest court against any attack

Published: 09/09/2021 in MercoPress

'Us against them' is not about democracy but rather about chaos, Fux said. Brazil's Federal Superior Court (STF) Chief Justice Luiz Fux Wednesday replied to President Jair Bolsonaro's comments from Tuesday's Independence Day celebrations saying that disrespecting the Judiciary's decisions were a crime of responsibility that must be analyzed by Congress.

Brazil Court Calls Jair Bolsonaro Threats "Attack On Democracy"

Published: 09/08/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's Supreme Court hit back Wednesday at criticism and threats by President Jair Bolsonaro, warning him against trying to violate its rulings and accusing him of an "attack on democracy."

Bolsonaro speaks against STF Judge De Moraes during Brazil's Independence Day celebrations

Published: 09/08/2021 in MercoPress

The President's tone was undemocratic, but the coup heralded by the opposition did not come to be Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro insisted on his verbal onslaught against the Federal Supreme Court (STF) during Tuesday's politically motivated celebrations of National Independence Day.

Opposition also stage demonstrations against Bolsonaro in Brazil: law scholars say President should be impeached

Published: 09/08/2021 in MercoPress

The “Fora Bolsonaro” campaign is also gaining momentum Brazilian opposition supporters convened Tuesday to stage their rallies across at least some 160 cities nationwide and express their dislike for President's Jair Bolsonaro's Independence Day celebrations in Brasilia and Sao Paulo.

Brazil's 'mad cow's care over; China willing to continue purchasing beef

Published: 09/08/2021 in MercoPress

The OIE declared that the two cases reported in Brazil were “atypical” The quick reply from the World Animal Health Organization, OIE, acknowledging that the two cases of 'mad cow' reported in Brazil were atypical and China's willingness to accept the diagnosis, according to the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture should strongly mitigate the impact on beef exports to China and Hong Kong.

"Only God" Can Oust Me: Bolsonaro Attacks Brazil's Institutions At Rally

Published: 09/07/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

President Jair Bolsonaro upped his attacks on perceived enemies including the Supreme Court and the electoral system Tuesday, vowing to defend supporters' "freedom" as Brazil marked its Independence...

Brazil on edge as Bolsonaro supporters march on Congress

Published: 09/07/2021 in BBC News - World

Police are guarding the Supreme Court amid warnings that the president's supporters may try to storm it.

Bolsonaro and Lula da Silva plan rallies on Tuesday, Brazil's Independence Day

Published: 09/07/2021 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro will address the crowd in Brasilia on Tuesday morning and in Sao Paulo in the afternoon Tuesday 7 September is the Grito do Ipiranga festivity or Independence Day in Brazil, and on this occasion president Jair Bolsonaro supporters and opposition militants will be taking to the streets.

Brazil President Bolsonaro's Supporters Breach Police Blockade

Published: 09/06/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tore down a police blockade Monday night in downtown Brasilia, police said, on the eve of massive demonstrations that have the country on edge.

Brazil's Bolsonaro Limits Social Media Content Removal By Tech Giants

Published: 09/06/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued a decree Monday that changes the rules of content moderation on social media, a move that critics argue could hinder the fight against disinformation.

Pele: Brazil legend, 80, has surgery to remove tumour

Published: 09/06/2021 in BBC News - World

Legendary Brazil forward Pele, 80, has surgery to remove a tumour from his colon.

World Cup qualifier in Brazil halted due to presence of Argentine players from red-zoned England

Published: 09/06/2021 in MercoPress

“We've been here for three days and you had to wait until now to come over here and do this?,” Messi protested The football World Cup qualifying match between South American giants Brazil and Argentina in Sao Paulo was halted Sunday after just seven minutes by health authorities from the host country, claiming four of the visiting players had allegedly dodged quarantine and other COVID-19 measures.

Brazil confirms two cases of atypical mad cow; suspends beef exports to China and reports to OIE

Published: 09/06/2021 in MercoPress

“It is an atypical situation, both cases have been isolated and the ministry has taken the necessary precaution measures”, said Agriculture minister Tereza Cristina Brazil' Ministry of Agriculture confirmed over the weekend the existence of two atypical cases of Bovine Encephalopathy Spongiform, BES, commonly known as "mad cow" which triggered the immediate temporary suspension of beef exports to China from Sunday 5 September, according to an official release.

Cattle prices drop in Brazil as meat industry is idle waiting for tests from a suspected mad cow case

Published: 09/05/2021 in MercoPress

Brazilian abattoirs have warned of a strong activity slowdown not only because of the suspected mad cow case, but also since next week coincides with the national holiday of Independence Day. The suspicion of a possible mad cow case identified in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais has further paralyzed activity in the country's abattoirs, and consequently the price of live cattle. A release from the Association of Brazilian abattoirs in the representation of the industry confirmed the situation.

Suspected case of "mad cow" in central Brazil; live cattle prices plummet

Published: 09/03/2021 in MercoPress

Brazilian media reported the first analysis done to the suspected cow was positive BSE gene, but a second test did not confirm it and thus expectations were centered in a third test The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture confirmed it was investigating a suspected case of "mad cow" in the central state of Minas Gerais. The situation dating to August 31 caused abattoirs and meatpacking plants to stop the purchase of cattle with an immediate downfall in prices, expected to continue until the situation is cleared.

Brazil's GDP suprisingly 0,1% in the red

Published: 09/02/2021 in MercoPress

The foundations are being laid for the country's sustainable growth in the long term, Guedes said Brazil's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted 0.1% in the 2nd quarter of 2021, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) reported Wednesday.

Argentine exports to Brazil show almost unprecedented growth

Published: 09/02/2021 in MercoPress

Despite an unprecedented increase in exports, Argentina still has a trade deficit with Brazil Argentine sales to Brazil in August 2021 have reached their pinnacle in the last three years, but there is still a trade deficit. The country stands behind China and the United States in the list of suppliers to South America's largest economy, it was announced Wednesday.

Inflation-15 in Brazil reached a twelve-month 9,30% in August

Published: 09/01/2021 in MercoPress

Overall inflation in Latin America's largest economy has accumulated an increase of 5,81% so far this year and of 9,30% in the last twelve months. The anticipated inflation for the eighth month of the year in Brazil, which measures the second half of July and the first half of August, reached 0,89% according to the official stats office IBGE and is the highest since August 2002.

Brazil bank robbery: Hostages describe terrifying getaway car ordeal

Published: 08/31/2021 in BBC News - World

Brazil hostages describe terrifying ordeal as bank robbers used them as human shields on getaway cars.

Brazil's agribusinesses demand stability amid conflicts between the President and the other branches of gov't

Published: 08/31/2021 in MercoPress

“The modern Brazilian agribusiness has a success story recognized around the world,” the document summed up. Brazilian agribusiness entities Monday issued a joint statement in defence of the country's institutions in an attempt to calm down the seemingly neverending disputes between President Jair Bolsonaro with the Federal Supreme Court (STF) and also with the National Congress.

Research shows illegal mining in Brazil on the rise

Published: 08/31/2021 in MercoPress

Garimpo is spreading at an unprecedented pace A scientific report released Monday by the organization MapBiomas showed that 65% of mining activities carried out in the Brazilian Amazon basin were not legal.

Brazil confident soybeans harvest will confirm it continues as the world's leader in the oilseed production

Published: 08/31/2021 in MercoPress

Conab is betting that given what seems an unsatiable Chinese demand, Brazil exports of soybeans could climb to 87,58 million tons. Brazil's National Supply Company, Conab, anticipated forecasts for the coming grains and oilseeds season 2021/22. The soy crop is expected to reach some 141,26 million tons or a 3.9% increase over the current harvest.

Brazil Bank Robbers Strap Hostages To Getaway Cars As Human Shields

Published: 08/30/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Heavily armed gangsters strapped hostages to their getaway cars after robbing two banks in Brazil, in a rampage that left three people dead, police and reports said Monday.

At Least 3 Dead In Brazil As Robbers Stage Brazen Bank Raids

Published: 08/30/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Armed robbers hit several banks in a small Brazilian city on Monday, using locals as human shields, leaving a trail of explosive devices and shooting at police in an assault that killed at least three...

Brazil bank robbers tie hostages to getaway cars

Published: 08/30/2021 in BBC News - World

Armed gang members took hostages as human shields, after a bank robbery in the city of Araçatuba.

Wife of murdered Greek ambassador jailed over his death in Brazil

Published: 08/29/2021 in BBC News - World

Françoise de Souza Oliveira was found guilty of planning the murder with her lover, who confessed.

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro says he will be killed, arrested or re-elected

Published: 08/28/2021 in BBC News - World

Brazil's right-wing president is trying to rally support ahead of next year's election.

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro City Hall to require vaccine passports for public spaces starting next month

Published: 08/28/2021 in MercoPress

“It is not possible that people who do not get vaccinated want to have a normal life; they will not have it,” warned Paes. The City Hall of Rio de Janeiro Friday announced that effective September 1, a COVID-19 vaccination passport will be required for customers to be allowed to enter cinemas, theatres, museums, stadiums, amusement parks and gyms.

Stop Nagging Gun Buyers, Everyone Should Buy A Rifle: Brazil's President

Published: 08/27/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday said that everyone should buy a rifle, in a meeting with his supporters outside the Alvorada Palace, the president's official residence.

“Mercosur needs urgent modernization” and Brazil can't be prisoner of an institutional accord

Published: 08/26/2021 in MercoPress

Economy minister Paulo Guedes. Brazilian Economy minister Paulo Guedes told Congress that Mercosur no longer has for Brazil the same importance it had when it was launched, a kind of jumping board for the country to advance in competition terms.

Third dose of COVID-19 vaccines coming up for second half of September in Brazil

Published: 08/26/2021 in MercoPress

The booster dose has been scheduled for a time when the entire adult population is expected to have taken at least one shot, Queiroga explained Brazilian health authorities Wednesday announced the third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will begin to be distributed during the second half of September 2021, for people over 70 years of age who have completed their full treatment more than six months ago.

Uruguay has vaccinated 70% of its population with two doses against COVID-19; Brazil only 26.83%

Published: 08/25/2021 in MercoPress

Some Uruguayans are already taking a third dose of vaccine Uruguay's Public Health Ministry (MSP) Tuesday announced 70% of the population had already received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines such as CoronaVac, Pfizer or AstraZeneca, while a private survey showed only 26.83% of Brazilians were at the same level.

LATAM denies any hostile attempt to take over its Brazil operations, as reported by Wall Street Journal

Published: 08/24/2021 in MercoPress

WSJ reported that Azul, Latam's main competitor, is holding talks with creditors of the Chilean group precisely because of its interest in Brazilian operations LATAM Airlines strongly denied on Monday it has intentions of getting rid of its operations in Brazil, given the interest of its main competitor Azul airlines, as was reported by the Wall Street Journal indicating that there were ongoing conversations with Latam creditors to purchase its Brazilian affiliate.

Most of Brazil's politicians against Bolsonaro's impeachment request against STF Judge De Moraes

Published: 08/24/2021 in MercoPress

“It is unacceptable to flirt with authoritarianism,” Governor Doria said. Ten Brazilian political parties agreed to question President Jair Bolsonaro's request for the impeachment of Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexandre de Moraes.

Brazil interested in buying gas from Argentina's Vaca Muerta

Published: 08/20/2021 in MercoPress

“There is the will of both governments to move forward with the project,” Scioli said. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Thursday announced in his weekly broadcast on social media that his country had started negotiations to purchase gas from Argentina's Vaca Muerta. “It is not easy to start importing gas, creating, building pipelines," Bolsonaro said.

Brazil hopes the world will get a taste for its favourite spirit

Published: 08/18/2021 in BBC News - World

With domestic sales of cachaça falling last year, Brazilian producers want to export more.

Brazil tempted by the success of the Suriname and Guyana oil basin developments

Published: 08/17/2021 in MercoPress

The ex Dutch colony of Suriname, following offshore discoveries, has become a most promising oil and gas province Exploration and development of oil and gas resources in the ex Dutch colony of Suriname, now an independent country, was the main point of the agenda addressed by Brazilian foreign minister Carlos Franca and his Surinamese peer Albert Randim, during a meeting held in Brasilia.

Departure of foreign companies from Argentina and also from Brazil on the rise and with no end in sight

Published: 08/16/2021 in MercoPress

Leaving the region seems to be a global strategy for a large number of foreign investors Foreign companies keep leaving Argentina and claiming those moves are part of global strategies. Local analysts are reluctant to believe these explanations, but perhaps they would reconsider their stance if they see a similar exodus also taking place in Brazil.

Brazil Top Court Judge Opens Probe Into Jair Bolsonaro Over Probe Leak

Published: 08/12/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre Moraes on Thursday opened a probe into right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro for posting documents to social media from a sealed police investigation into the...

Brazil Congress expels lawmaker over murder charges

Published: 08/12/2021 in BBC News - World

Gospel singer turned lawmaker Flordelis de Souza is accused of ordering the murder of her husband.

Rio de Janeiro riddled with cases of Delta variant in Brazil

Published: 08/12/2021 in MercoPress

Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes announced vaccination of 24-yeal-olds cannot go on due to shortage of drugs According to data released Wednesday, Rio de Janeiro accounts for 36% of all coronavirus Delta variant detections in Brazil, making it the epicenter of that particular strain nationwide.

Brazil finally revokes the National Security Law from 1983

Published: 08/12/2021 in MercoPress

Brazilian senate creates new crimes against democratic institutions and the rule of the law The Brazilian senate passed on Tuesday a bill revoking the National Security Law dating back to 1983 when the country was ruled by military dictators. The new text adds several crimes against democratic institutions and the rule of the law and is expected to be sanctioned by president Jai Bolsonaro.

Brazil's Bolsonaro defeated over printed ballot proposal

Published: 08/11/2021 in BBC News - World

A plan by President Bolsonaro to switch to printed ballots fails to get enough support in Congress.

Brazil: Lula likens Bolsonaro to former US President Donald Trump

Published: 08/11/2021 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro needs to be prepared to know that he is going to lose the elections, Lula said After staging an unprecedented military parade in front of the Planalto Palace, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro was heavily criticized by his predecessor and electoral rival Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who said he wants to imitate Donald Trump.

Brazil's football clubs may now function as corporations

Published: 08/10/2021 in MercoPress

At a regional level, similar legal frameworks are already in place in Uruguay and Chile The Government of Brazil Monday opened the door to football clubs becoming sports corporations, the way the business is being handled now in Europe

Brazil protein giant JBS moves into the fish production industry

Published: 08/10/2021 in MercoPress

JBS is targeting Tasmania-based Huon, Australia's second largest salmon producer, with an output of 35,000 tons, supplying 40% of the local  market Brazil's JBS, one of the world's largest protein processors with interests in three continents is moving into the fish industry following a deal for the purchase of Australia's salmon farming company Huon Aquaculture for the equivalent of US$ 315 million.

Tokyo Olympics: Brazil defend men's football title with win over Spain

Published: 08/07/2021 in BBC News - World

Brazil defend their Olympic men's football title following a dramatic extra-time victory over Spain.

Brazil extends until December 2022 waiver to Venezuelan migrants who seek refuge

Published: 08/07/2021 in MercoPress

The extension of the measure allows Brazil to offer “humanitarian welcome to our neighbors,” Torres said The Government of Brazil has extended until 2022 a waiver whereby Venezuelans seeking shelter may find it easier to settle in South America's largest country, it was announced Friday.

Brazil's Bolsonaro Calls A Supreme Court Top Judge "Son Of A Whore"

Published: 08/07/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro ignored calls to drop his feud with the Supreme Court on Friday and called one of its justices a "son of a whore," amid rising tensions over his unfounded...

Voting Change Sought By Jair Bolsonaro Defeated In Brazil Congress

Published: 08/05/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

A Brazilian congressional committee on Thursday voted against a constitutional amendment to adopt printed ballots, in a major defeat for far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

Bolsonaro rapidly losing support from the powerful Evangelic churches in Brazil

Published: 08/05/2021 in MercoPress

“Bolsonaro's message is no longer the message of Jesus”, according to pastor and gospel singer Kleber Lucas, two times winner of Latin Grammys . Brazilian president Jair Mesias Bolsonaro is rapidly losing footing among the powerful evangelists, one of his main electoral supporters and who voted massively for him in 2018. “Bolsonaro's message is no longer the message of Jesus”, according to pastor and gospel singer Kleber Lucas.

Brazil's STF places President Bolsonaro under investigation for casting doubt on the electronic voting system

Published: 08/05/2021 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro has insisted he would not be intimidated by the judges Brazil's Superior Federal Court (STF) Wednesday ruled President Jair Bolsonaro needed to be investigated for alleged “slander” and “incitement to crime” when he voiced his concerns about the trustworthiness of the electronic voting system.

Brazil Court Orders President Bolsonaro Probed For Electoral Fraud Claims

Published: 08/04/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

A Supreme Court justice ruled Wednesday President Jair Bolsonaro should be investigated for unproven claims Brazil's electronic voting system is riddled with fraud.

Highest alert in Brazil with African Swine Fever outbreak in Dominican Republic, which spread from 2 to 11 provinces

Published: 08/04/2021 in MercoPress

Brazilian experts are in direct contact with animal health authorities in Dominican Republic, with regional organizations, and with OIE for the Americas Brazil said that it is closely monitoring the outbreak of African Swine Fever, ASF, in the Dominican Republic and is taking the necessary measures, including an alert on the control of imports, international agriculture surveillance, and animal health services.

Brazil's Electoral Court wants Bolsonaro investigated for spreading fake news against ballot boxes

Published: 08/03/2021 in MercoPress

The proceedings might result in Bolsonaro's ban from running in 2022 Brazil's Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) has asked the Supreme Federal Tribunal (STF) to launch a probe against President Jair Bolsonaro for his remarks regarding the reliability of the electronic voting system.

Brazil's Azul signs a one billion dollars deal with German manufacturer for 220 VTOL taxi aircraft

Published: 08/03/2021 in MercoPress

Azul currently has 160 aircraft, operates 200 routes with 700 daily flights to a hundred destinations, and is the airline with most flights and which flies to the largest number of Brazilian cities. Azul, Brazil's third-largest airline announced on Monday a one billion dollars accord with German manufacturer Lilium for the purchase of 220 of VTOL electric aircraft scheduled to begin operating in 2025.

Brazil Court To Probe President Bolsonaro For Electoral Fraud Claims

Published: 08/02/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's top electoral court, the TSE, decided on Monday that it will open an investigation into far-right President Jair Bolsonaro for his statements claiming that there will be fraud in next year's...

Bolsonaro's “army” of followers show nationwide support to voting system reform in Brazil

Published: 08/02/2021 in MercoPress

Demonstrators convened at most of the country's big cities to demand an auditable mechanism in printing Scores of Brazilians took to the streets Sunday in support of President Jair Bolsonaro's drive towards the approval of a paper ballot voting system for next year's elections.

Bolsonaro Supporters Push For Change To Brazil's Voting System

Published: 08/01/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Government supporters rallied in several Brazilian cities on Sunday to call for changes in the country's electronic voting system, which far-right President Jair Bolsonaro says is not trustworthy.

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Escalates Rhetoric Over Electoral Fraud

Published: 07/30/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro pleaded on Thursday for the adoption of printed ballots that can be counted, alleging that it is necessary to avoid fraud in the country's electronic voting...

After Halting Emergency Use, Brazil Shelves Import Permit Of Covaxin

Published: 07/29/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

After suspending the proposed clinical trials of Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin and a request for Emergency Use Authorisation, Brazil now has suspended its decision to import four million...

Nogueira chosen to head Brazil's Civil House

Published: 07/28/2021 in MercoPress

Nogueira has a prolific background riding through Brazil's perennial political storms Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Tuesday has picked Senator Ciro Nogueira to head of the Government's Civil House, a position similar to that of Cabinet Chief or Minister of the Presidency in other countries.

Brazil plans to start vaccinating youngsters aged 12 to 17 and reducing spell between Pfizer doses soon

Published: 07/28/2021 in MercoPress

Brazil's health ministry currently recommends a 90-day gap between Pfizer shots, against the manufacturer's indication of 21 days. Brazil's health authorities Tuesday announced vaccination of teenagers aged 12 to 17 years against Covid-19 will commence after the entire population aged 18 years and over has received at least one dose.

Brazil: Why are so many pregnant women dying from Covid?

Published: 07/26/2021 in BBC News - World

One in five women that died from coronavirus in Brazil didn't have access to an intensive care unit.

Brazil targets 300 million tons of grain for the 2024/25 harvest

Published: 07/26/2021 in MercoPress

In meat, there will be strong pressure from the international market, especially for beef and pork, and Brazil will continue to lead the global chicken market Brazil should collect more than 300 million tons of grain by the 2024/25 harvest, three seasons earlier than initially planned, according to new projections by the Ministry of Agriculture. The previous forecast was to reach the target in the 2027/28 cycle.

Brazil's Miss Bum Bum, crazy about Messi has an anal tattoo in honor of the football star

Published: 07/25/2021 in MercoPress

“I said I would get a tattoo in honor of the first title of the all-time best Messi with Argentina,” Cortez told her social media followers. “Promise fulfilled.” Suzy Cortez, the 2019 Miss Bum Bum winner in Brazil, where Lionel Messi won the Copa America with Argentina earlier this month, has honored the occasion by showing off a freshly-inked anal tattoo on subscription site OnlyFans.

"The cancer of Brazil is corruption... democracy is solid rock", outgoing US ambassador

Published: 07/23/2021 in MercoPress

”The problems in Brazil are the mensolao (monthly payments to lawmakers to have legislation passed), the skimming of billions from Petrobras, the Lava Jato Odbrecth massive bribes...” Outgoing United States ambassador before Brazil, Todd Chapman said in an interview with O Estado de Sao Paulo that the threat of not holding elections in 2022, as expressed by some top officials from the president Jair Bolsonaro administration is not a serious problem. "Democracy is a solid rock in Brazil, the cancer is corruption".

New force launched to help fight fires in Brazil's jungles and forests

Published: 07/23/2021 in MercoPress

Forest and jungle fires have reached historic records under Bolsonaro Brazil's Ministry of Justice and Public Security Thursday announced that more than 6,000 so-called “guardians of the biome” will be deployed for the prevention of repression and investigation of fires in jungles and forests throughout the country.

Bolsonaro announces cabinet reshuffle and casts doubts on his running for a second term as Brazil's president next year

Published: 07/22/2021 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro also said he was not sure he would run in next year's presidential elections Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Wednesday announced he was evaluating a cabinet reshuffle and also expressed doubts about running for a new term in office in October 2022.

Brazil imports record volumes of fertilizers, despite escalating prices

Published: 07/22/2021 in MercoPress

“The main source of fertilizers was Russia, with some 3 million tons,” points out GlobalFert. Brazil has imported record volumes of fertilizers during the first half of the year, some 14,1 million tons, an increase of 14% over the same period last year. The data was released by GlobalFert a specialized portal and points out June as the month with the highest volume.

Brazil: Lula says “stupid” Bolsonaro shall not win 2022 elections

Published: 07/21/2021 in MercoPress

“Rest assured that the people will appoint a new president in 2022,” Lula told Bolsonaro through social media Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2011) Tuesday asked current President Jair Bolsonaro to stop being "stupid" and forecast the latter shall not be reelected in October 2022.

Argentina and Brazil commemorate when they agreed to make Latin America a region free of nuclear arms

Published: 07/20/2021 in MercoPress

Argentine minister Solá underlining the significance of “trust” during the commemoration in Brasilia Argentina and Brazil commemorated on Monday the thirtieth anniversary of the creation of the Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials, which was signed on 18 July 1991, with the exclusive purpose of the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Leaves Hospital, Says Will Be Back At Work Monday

Published: 07/19/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday left the Sao Paulo hospital where he had been for four days undergoing treatment for complications following a near-fatal 2018 stabbing, and said he will...

Brazil's Bolsonaro leaves hospital after treatment for blocked intestine

Published: 07/18/2021 in BBC News - World

The Brazilian president was treated for continuing complications after a near-fatal 2018 stabbing.

Covid-19: Second doses run dry in Brazil's scramble to vaccinate

Published: 07/16/2021 in BBC News - World

Many are struggling to source their second dose of the Covid-19 jab in one of the worst-hit countries.

Brazil: Governor of São Paulo tests positive for COVID-19 for the second time

Published: 07/16/2021 in MercoPress

“No matter what vaccine it is, they prevent the worsening of the disease, not the infection,” Doria said  João Doria, Governor of the Brazilian State of São Paulo, has tested yet again positive for Sars-CoV-2, despite having received both doses of the Coronavac immunizer, it was announced.

Brazil: Bolsonaro flown to São Paulo for possible emergency surgery

Published: 07/15/2021 in MercoPress

Brazil's President is at a São Paulo ICU awaiting test results Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been rushed late Wednesday from Brasilia to a São Paulo hospital after being diagnosed with an intestinal obstruction which might require emergency surgery, it was reported.

Brazil's Bolsonaro in hospital amid concern over chronic hiccups

Published: 07/14/2021 in BBC News - World

The Brazilian president is put under medical observation after reports of abdominal pains.

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Hospitalized To "Find Cause Of Chronic Hiccups"

Published: 07/14/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was hospitalized on Wednesday to identify the cause of chronic hiccups, the president's office said, in the latest health scare for the far-right leader who was...

Lack of semiconductors and electronic components limiting Brazil's car production

Published: 07/14/2021 in MercoPress

Production figures in Brazil show 1,148,500 vehicles left the assembly lines in the first half of the year, 57.5% more than the 729,000 in the same period last year Brazil's Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers, ANFAVEA announced that export expectations for 2021 should reach 389,000, a significant increase over the previous estimate of 353,000. Furthermore, overseas sales will stand at 20% over the 2020 figure.

Brazil: São Paulo's elderly unable to cope with inflation, study shows

Published: 07/12/2021 in MercoPress

Electricity bills and credit cards were among the items half of Sao Paulo's elderly could not afford over the last 12 months More than 50% of São Paulo's senior citizens interviewed during a survey have admitted they could not make ends meet.

Lionel Messi wins first Copa America as Argentina beat Brazil in final

Published: 07/10/2021 in BBC News - World

Lionel Messi ends his wait for a first major international title as Argentina beat Brazil in the Copa America final.

Covid-19 pandemic: 'Everything you should not do, Brazil has done'

Published: 07/08/2021 in BBC News - World

Brazil has the second highest Covid death toll in the world, with pressure growing on its leader.

China enters auto manufacturing industry in Brazil, acquiring Mercedes-Benz plant

Published: 07/07/2021 in MercoPress

Great Wall Motors landing in Brazil is part of the automaker’s global plan: it has started production in Russia and Thailand, and is planning in India The Chinese auto industry is penetrating Brazil. Automaker Great Wall Motors (GWM) reported that it has purchased the Mercedes-Benz car factory in Iracemápolis, Sao Paulo state, according to a report in the financial sector from the newspaper “O Globo” last Sunday.

Rediscovering the African roots of Brazil's martial art capoeira

Published: 07/06/2021 in BBC News - World

An older form of the Brazilian dance-like martial art has been forgotten by many.

Brazil Supreme Court Gives Nod For Probe Into Bolsonaro Over Covaxin Deal

Published: 07/03/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's Supreme Court Justice Rosa Weber late on Friday authorized an investigation of President Jair Bolsonaro by the top prosecutor's office for dereliction of duty in the process of procuring an...

Thousands In Brazil Join Anti-Bolsonaro Protests Over Covaxin Deal

Published: 07/03/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets Saturday to protest against President Jair Bolsonaro, who faces an investigation over an allegedly corrupt Covid vaccine deal.

Covid: Thousands protest in Brazil against Bolsonaro over pandemic handling

Published: 07/03/2021 in BBC News - World

The demonstration were triggered by allegations of corruption involving the purchase of vaccines.

Brazil Prosecutor Asks For Bolsonaro Probe Over Covaxin Deal

Published: 07/02/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's prosecutor general has requested an investigation of President Jair Bolsonaro over his conduct in negotiations to acquire an Indian COVID-19 vaccine, which has been steeped in scandal,...

Brazil: Fudgy deal to purchase Indian covid-19 vaccine raises doubts about Bolsonaro's knowledge of the case

Published: 07/01/2021 in MercoPress

There was no justification for the inconsistencies in the negotiation, said Loureiro The State Attorney's Office in Brasilia launched an enquiry into the alleged mishandlings by government officials regarding the acquisition of a supply of the Indian-made anticoronavirus Covaxin immunizer.

Brazil: Allegedly corrupt official leaves post at Health Ministry as accusations make headlines

Published: 06/30/2021 in MercoPress

The deal which never took place involved the purchase of 400 million doses of the AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine A Brazilian government official who reportedly asked for a US $ 1 “surcharge” per vaccine dose has left his post, the Ministry of Health announced through a statement Tuesday.

Brazil commits armed forces to protecting Amazonia yet again

Published: 06/29/2021 in MercoPress

Deforestation has surged after the 2018 election of Bolsonaro Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro ordered the armed forces to be involved for the third time in the protection of the Amazon basin from deforestation and other man-caused calamities.

Brazil To Suspend Covaxin Deal As Graft Allegations Probed

Published: 06/29/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil will suspend a $324 million Indian vaccine contract that has mired President Jair Bolsonaro in accusations of irregularities, the health minister said on Tuesday, following the guidance of the...

Coronavirus Delta variant claims first two fatalities in Brazil

Published: 06/29/2021 in MercoPress

A 42-year-old pregnant woman died but her baby could be saved The Government of Brazil Monday announced the occurrence of the first two deaths due to the coronavirus Delta variant.

Energy minister calls for “conscious” use of electricity throughout Brazil

Published: 06/29/2021 in MercoPress

“The conscientious and responsible use of water and energy will considerably reduce the pressure on the electrical system,” Albuquerque said Brazil's Mines and Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque Monday launched an appeal for “conscious” use of water and energy in a televised message during which he admitted the seriousness of the current drought and its impact on the production and distribution of electricity.

Brazil Senators File Case Against Jair Bolsonaro For Malfeasance

Published: 06/28/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Three Brazilian senators formally accused President Jair Bolsonaro of malfeasance before the Supreme Court Monday over allegations he failed to have a top ally investigated for suspicions of massive...

Lázaro Barbosa: Brazil murder suspect dies in police shootout

Published: 06/28/2021 in BBC News - World

After a 20-day manhunt, Lázaro Barbosa, who is suspected of killing a family of four, is shot dead.

Brazil President In A Bind Over Suspected Graft In India Vaccine Deal

Published: 06/27/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

There was something fishy about the invoice: why was a company in Singapore billing Brazil $45 million for an Indian Covid-19 vaccine that hadn't been delivered?

Brazil eases entry restrictions on entry to Venezuelan migrants through Roraima land crossing

Published: 06/26/2021 in MercoPress

Airborne passengers from or through the UK, India, Northern Ireland and South Africa remain on the no-entry list. Photo: Sebastian Astorga Brazil's Federal Government has allowed international land border crossings to and from Venezuela for residents of adjacent cities who shall be required to produce a borderline resident ID card, according to a new measure published on the Official Gazette Friday.

Brazil Chose Unauthorised Covaxin Over Cheaper Pfizer Vaccine: Official

Published: 06/25/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

A Brazilian congressman who has denounced alleged wrongdoing in a 1.6 billion reais ($323 million) COVID-19 vaccine contract signed by Brazil's government arrived at a Senate commission inquiry on...

Brazil Didn't Spend A Cent On Covaxin Deal Under Probe: Jair Bolsonaro

Published: 06/24/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday said Brazil never paid for or received any doses of a coronavirus vaccine developed by Indian company Bharat Biotech, in response to allegations of irregularities...

Brazil Top Court Confirms That Judge Was Biased Against Ex-President Lula

Published: 06/24/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed its earlier ruling that a lower court judge had failed to treat ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva fairly in graft probes, a decision that could lead...

Brazil's environment minister quits amid illegal logging investigation

Published: 06/23/2021 in BBC News - World

Environment minister Ricardo Salles denies taking part in a timber-trafficking scheme in the Amazon.

Bolsonaro lashes out at Brazil media giant Globo for its “journalists who do not help at all” regarding covid-19

Published: 06/22/2021 in MercoPress

“Globo is press shit, press shit,” Bolsonaro said Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Monday lashed out at national media giant Globo for its stance on covid-19, which differs completely from what the Government calls “an early treatment,” a cocktail made up of controversial drugs such as chloroquine

Former Brazil President Lula Da Silva acquitted in yet another corruption case

Published: 06/22/2021 in MercoPress

The prosecution did not “convincingly demonstrate” the charges against Lula Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was acquitted due to lack of evidence Monday in one of the corruption cases for which he was being tried, it was announced.

Brazil Passes Half A Million Covid Deaths, Experts Warn Of Worse Ahead

Published: 06/19/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 500,000 on Saturday as experts warn that the world's second-deadliest outbreak may worsen due to delayed vaccinations and the government's refusal to back...

Covid: Brazil hits 500,000 deaths amid 'critical' situation

Published: 06/19/2021 in BBC News - World

Experts warn the outbreak could worsen amid a slow vaccination programme and the start of winter.

Brazil Crosses Half Million Covid Deaths: Health Minister

Published: 06/19/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil on Saturday crossed the grim threshold of 500,000 coronavirus deaths, the country's health minister said, trailing only the United States in lives lost to COVID-19.

Brazil: Henrique Cardoso turns 90 and thinks tomorrow “could be better than today”

Published: 06/19/2021 in MercoPress

“I am in favor of forming a front,” which shall not be permanent, FHC said Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso (FHC) defended the alliance of political forces to oppose authoritarianism in a newspaper interview marking his 90th birthday, Friday, June 18.

Interest rates in Brazil need to stay high to contain 2022 inflation, former minister says

Published: 06/18/2021 in MercoPress

“The hope that the rise in inflation was temporary has passed,” says Nóbrega. Former Brazilian Finance Minister Maílson da Nóbrega (Jan. 6 1988 - March 18, 1990) under President José Sarney has pointed out that the country needs to keep interest rates at a high level at least until the Selic rate reaches 6.5% per year.

Brazil: 19 variants of coronavirus spot in Sao Paulo state, but Delta not one of them

Published: 06/17/2021 in MercoPress

Eight million doses of ButanVac have already been produced for testing Brazil's Butantan Institute has identified 19 variants of the SARS-CoV-2 that were circulating in the state of Sao Paulo, with the Gamma strain -formerly known as P.1 or Manaus- spotted to have a prevalence of 89.9%.

52 cases of covid-19 detected so far at Copa America football tournament in Brazil

Published: 06/16/2021 in MercoPress

Cases were found in the delegations of Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru and Colombia Brazil's Health Ministry Tuesday reported a total of 52 cases of covid-19 had been detected through testing among delegations taking part in the Copa America football event.

Anvisa grants shelf-life extension for 3 million doses of Janssen single-dose vaccine in Brazil

Published: 06/15/2021 in MercoPress

Anvisa made this decision because the FDA did it first. Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) on Monday granted a shelf-life extension to 3 million doses of Janssen's Covid-19 vaccine.

Brazil's Bolsonaro Fined $100 For Maskless Motorcyle Rally In Sao Paulo

Published: 06/12/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was fined $100 Saturday for violating Covid-19 containment measures in Sao Paulo state by failing to wear a face mask and provoking huge crowds at a motorcycle rally...

Brazil President Booed On Plane, Tells Critics To 'Take A Donkey'

Published: 06/11/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

They say Brazil is polarized under far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, but the divide was literal Friday, when he boarded a commercial plane to greet supporters in the front -- as opponents booed him...

Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, UAE Elected To UN Security Council

Published: 06/11/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana and the United Arab Emirates were elected unopposed to the powerful UN Security Council on Friday as non-permanent members for the 2022-23 term.

Brazil Approves Pfizer Vaccine For Kids 12 And Up

Published: 06/11/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's health regulator approved the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine Friday for use in children aged 12 and up, though they will likely have to wait months in line for older age groups to be vaccinated...

Brazil's STF finally agrees to Copa America by 10 votes to 1

Published: 06/11/2021 in MercoPress

Justice Antunes said it was up to local authorities to make sure there was no “copavirus”. Brazil's Supreme Court Thursday turned down three appeals to stop the Copa American football tournament from going ahead as planned due to the number of covid-19 infections in the country.

Brazil Plans To Allow Vaccinated People To Not Wear Masks: Jair Bolsonaro

Published: 06/10/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that the health minister was preparing a measure to no longer require face masks for people who have been vaccinated for the coronavirus or previously...

Brazil's Anvisa gives green light to start ButanVac testing pending some paperwork

Published: 06/10/2021 in MercoPress

Butantan Director Dimas Covas said 7 million doses of ButanVac have already been produced Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency of Brazil (Anvisa) Wednesday authorized the Butantan Institute to carry out human tests of the locally-produced ButanVac immunizer.

Alberto Fernandez: Argentine president apologises for Brazil comments

Published: 06/09/2021 in BBC News - World

Alberto Fernandez said Brazilians were "from the jungle", prompting a response from Brazil's leader.

Paraguay needs additional medical oxygen from Brazil

Published: 06/09/2021 in MercoPress

Abdo needs more oxygen and more people to get vaccinated Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez Tuesday reached out to his Brazilian colleague Jair Bolsonaro to negotiate the purchase of medical oxygen above the current quota because it is not enough, according to health authorities.

No mandatory jab for Copa America players in Brazil

Published: 06/09/2021 in MercoPress

“The vaccine could cause a reaction and could compromise the rhythm of the players,” Queiroga said Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga Monday announced players taking part in the upcoming Copa América shall not be required to be vaccinated, contrary to what had been announced last week.

Brazil deploys national guard to contain outbreak of violence in Manaus

Published: 06/08/2021 in MercoPress

The death of a drug dealers seems to have sparked the whole conflict Brazil's Justice Minister Anderson Torres Monday gave the green light for national forces to intervene in the capital city of the state of Amazonia, Manaus, which has been ransacked by acts of violence and looting over the past month, was announced.

Brazil Gives Nod To Import Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, Russia's Sputnik V

Published: 06/05/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil has given clearance to the proposal to import Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin into the South American country with some conditions, news agency PTI reported today.

Anvisa allows for limited imports of Sputnik V and Covaxin into Brazil

Published: 06/05/2021 in MercoPress

“Brazil will become the most populated country of South America to use the Russian vaccine,” Dmitriev said. Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) Friday approves, albeit with some restrictions, imports of Covaxin and Sputnik V doses for use in up to 1% of the country's population, it was announced.

Brazil excels at agrifood production and exports, study reveals

Published: 06/03/2021 in MercoPress

Brazilian exports reached US $ 37 billion in 2020 alone and US$ 419 billion, between 2000 and 2020 A study released Wednesday by the Brazilian Agricultural Research Company (Embrapa) of the national Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply showed the country was the world's fourth-largest grain producers in the world, it was announced.

Pot-Banging Protests Erupt In Brazil As 2,507 Die Of Covid In A Day

Published: 06/03/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Pot-banging protests erupted across several cities in Brazil on Wednesday evening as President Jair Bolsonaro addressed the nation, just days after protestors took to the streets across the country...

Record flooding in Brazil's Amazon region; half a million displace

Published: 06/03/2021 in MercoPress

The Rio Negro reached its highest water level since records began in 1902, with a depth of 29.98 meters at the port's measuring station In Brazil's Amazon region the Rio Negro has swollen to levels unseen in over a century of record-keeping. More than 450,000 people have been affected state-wide. Residents in Manaus, the biggest city in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, were struggling to cope with severe flooding after heavy rain caused nearby rivers to swell.

Brazil insists Copa America to go ahead and signs agreement to produce AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Published: 06/02/2021 in MercoPress

“Nobody has any problems with all those matches that are already being played, why do they want to condemn the holding of the Copa America?,” Bolsonaro asked The Brazilian Government of President Jair Bolsonaro Tuesday signed a contract with AstraZeneca for the local manufacture of that laboratory's vaccine against covid-19.

Argentina's trade with Brazil at its highest since 2018

Published: 06/02/2021 in MercoPress

This improvement in bilateral trade of goods reflects the good performance of both economies in the beginning of this 2021, Ecolatina said A report released Tuesday showed that Argentina's trade with neighbour Brazil has reached its highest level since 2018, exports reaching US $ 4.2 billion until May, 33% better than in the first five months of last year, but 6% lower than the same period of 2019.

Southern states of Brazil free of foot and mouth disease without vaccination

Published: 06/02/2021 in MercoPress

Agriculture Ministry Tereza Cristina Dias described the occasion as “a historical day for the Brazilian livestock sector” Four additional Brazilian states have been recognized as free of foot-and-mouth disease without the need for vaccinations, by the World Organization for Animal Health, OIE.

Copa America: Brazil's president defends decision to host

Published: 06/01/2021 in BBC News - World

The country has been named host of a major football tournament despite surging coronavirus cases.

Brazil Covid: Deaths plunge after town's adults vaccinated

Published: 06/01/2021 in BBC News - World

An experiment in Brazil suggests the pandemic can be controlled after 75% of people are fully dosed.

Brazil bans entry of foreigners as cases of covid-19 pile up: What about Copa America?

Published: 06/01/2021 in MercoPress

Minister Ramos insisted all players must be vaccinated to play the Copa America The Brazilian Government of President Jair Bolsonaro Monday banned the entry of foreigners “of any nationality” as a result of the number of cases of covid-19 growing faster than expected, it was announced.

China's Sinovac Shot Controls Covid In Brazil Town After 75% Covered

Published: 06/01/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

A study of a small Brazilian town vaccinated with the shot made by Sinovac Biotech Ltd. showed it can control Covid-19 outbreaks more effectively than expected from clinical testing.

Copa America finally moves back to Brazil where it was last played

Published: 05/31/2021 in MercoPress

It will be the second time in history that two Copa Americas are held consecutively in the same country The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) Monday decided that this year's Copa America, originally scheduled to be cohosted by Argentina and Colombia in 2020, will be staged in Brazil.

Brazil's Serrana Sees 95% Drop In Covid Cases As All Adults Vaccinated

Published: 05/30/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Serrana, a city in southeastern Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, has seen a 95% drop in COVID-19 deaths after it concluded vaccination of almost all adults, TV Globo reported on Sunday.

Thousands Protest In Brazil Against President Bolsonaro's Covid Response

Published: 05/29/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Tens of thousands of people in Brazil staged another day of protest against President Jair Bolsonaro, in particular for his chaotic handling of the pandemic, which has claimed more than 461,000 lives...

Brazil: Protesters blame Bolsonaro for Covid crisis

Published: 05/29/2021 in BBC News - World

Thousands of people angry at the slow rollout of vaccines take to the streets in cities across Brazil.

Brazil threatened by shortages in electricity supply due to water emergency

Published: 05/29/2021 in MercoPress

The curent conditions are the result of a low volume of rainfall in recent months. Brazil's Electric Sector Monitoring Committee Thursday issued a "water risk" warning and the Federal Government undertook a series of measures to avoid energy rationing until October, a period of low rainfall and more severe drought in the southeast and midwest, it was announced.

Brazil President Visits Indigenous Lands In Amazon Despite Protests

Published: 05/28/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro visited two indigenous reservations in the Amazon on Thursday for the first time as head of state, despite protests from some tribal leaders against his drive to open...

Brazilian airline interested in taking over LATAM Brazil

Published: 05/28/2021 in MercoPress

After reporting the cancellation of the code share with LATAM Brazil, and announcing that it was looking for «consolidation opportunities» in the market, air industry sources indicate that Azul Linhas Aéreas is considering making an offer to LATAM Airlines for the Brazilian subsidiary.

Minister Guedes says Brazil favors the modernizing of Mercosur

Published: 05/28/2021 in MercoPress

“Look at the drama of Venezuela and Argentina,” Guedes said "We are liberal but not stupid," said Brazil's Economy Minister Paulo Guedes Thursday during a virtual event where he explained that his country has no intention of leaving Mercosur, but it does want to modernize it.

Rocco Morabito: Italian fugitive arrested in Brazil

Published: 05/25/2021 in BBC News - World

Rocco Morabito, who has been wanted since the 1990s, escaped from a prison in Uruguay in 2019.

Paraguay to import large amounts of medical oxygen from Brazil

Published: 05/21/2021 in MercoPress

Paraguay's domestic oxygen suppliers La Oxigena Paraguaya were running out of stock by early April Paraguay's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thursday announced 784 tons of oxygen for medical use had been cleared for import from Brazil as part of the anticoronavirus efforts.

Brazil: Breweries fined heavily for employing undocumented Venezuelan migrants whom they deprived of basic rights

Published: 05/20/2021 in MercoPress

Under Brazilian law, Heineken and Ambev are accountable for the doings of the outsourced contractor (Sider) The breweries Ambev and Heineken have been fined heavily in Brazil for the illegal employment in slavery-like conditions of Venezuelan migrants, who will now receive about R $ 657,270 (the US $ 125,000) in compensation.

Brazil wants Mercosur to agree on a 20% reduction of the Common External Tariff

Published: 05/20/2021 in MercoPress

Minister Ferraz said “we don't want to choose winners and losers, we want to negotiate” Brazil is determined that Mercosur's Common External Tariff, TEC, be reduced by 20% in two rounds of unilateral cuts, 10% immediately, and the other 10% in December. This is the official strategy and position of Brazil for the extraordinary meeting in June of the four founding members of the group, in Buenos Aires, underlined Lucas Ferraz, foreign trade secretary of the Brazilian Ministry of the economy.

Brazil's GDP projected yet again to grow despite covid-19 crisis

Published: 05/19/2021 in MercoPress

Brazil's economy is expected to bounce further back in the second semester of 2021 as vaccination continues Brazil's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) forecast for the year 2021 has been raised from 3.2 to 3.5%, the Ministry of Economy reported Monday, while the inflation prediction also went up from 5.06 to 5.15%.

Diplomatic rift with China results in shortage of active ingredient to produce vaccines in Brazil

Published: 05/15/2021 in MercoPress

All it takes for China to resume shipping IFA is an apology from Bolsonaro São Paulo Governor Joao Doria Friday blamed Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for a diplomatic crisis with China, which led to the suspension of supplies to manufacturing vaccines against the coronavirus.

Brazil bans entry of foreign travellers from India due to rising number of covid-19 cases

Published: 05/15/2021 in MercoPress

There are exceptions, but they must observe a 14-day quarantine. The Brazilian government has banned the entry of travellers from India as a result of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the Asian country, an extra edition of the Diário Oficial da União (Official Gazette) published on Friday.

Brazil could have bought Pfizer vaccines much earlier, but Bolsonaro ignored the offer

Published: 05/14/2021 in MercoPress

If Brazil had signed the August 2020 proposal, it could have received around 18.5 million doses by June 2021, Murillo said. Carlos Murillo, general manager for Latin America at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, said Thursday that three offers were made to Brazil during 2020 to supply vaccines against coronavirus, but all were rejected by President Jair Bolsonaro's government.

Brazil braces for renewed Covid surge as Bolsonaro faces inquiry over pandemic response

Published: 05/14/2021 in Top News and Analysis (pro)

Brazil, previously renowned for demonstrating leadership during health crises, has become an international pariah during the coronavirus pandemic.

NGOs press before OECD to reject Brazil's application over environment issues

Published: 05/13/2021 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro has often criticized the Paris Agreement for considering it a violation of “national sovereignty” Several non-government organizations (NGOs) focused on environmental issues Wednesday launched an accusation against the government of Brazil for violating international treaties and devastating the Amazon.

Brazil's Anvisa advises against AstraZeneca vaccines for pregnant women after one fatal case

Published: 05/12/2021 in MercoPress

It is not yet proven that vaccination has caused the fatal complications Brazil's Health Ministry Tuesday announced that vaccination of pregnant women and mothers in Brazil against Covid-19 will be restricted only to patients with comorbidities (pre-existing diseases) and they would only be given CoronaVac or Pfizer vaccines, following a death which might be linked to the AstraZeneca immunizer.

Brazil Amazon: Deadly shootout as illegal miners enter indigenous land

Published: 05/11/2021 in BBC News - World

Violence in Brazil's Amazon is increasing, with tens of thousands of illegal miners in protected areas.

The misinformation bubble threatening Brazil's indigenous people

Published: 05/07/2021 in BBC News - World

Health workers report resistance because of fake content spread over WhatsApp.

25 Killed, Including An Officer, In Brazil Shootout During A Police Raid

Published: 05/06/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

At least 25 people were killed in a shootout between suspected drug traffickers and police in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, one of the state's deadliest police raids, police said.

Brazil: At least 25 killed in Rio de Janeiro shootout

Published: 05/06/2021 in BBC News - World

The shootout took place during a police operation in a favela in the Brazilian city.

Brazil's Central Bank ups basic interest rate to curb growing inflation

Published: 05/06/2021 in MercoPress

The Selic recorded an all time high in July 2015, when it reached 14.25% In a move to curb growing inflation, Brazil's Central Bank Wednesday decided to raise the basic interest rate by 0.75 percentage points, to 3.5% per year. It was the second time in a row that the monetary authorities responded to this type of measure.

Stabbing Attack By Teen At Brazil Daycare Kills Three Children, Two Staff

Published: 05/04/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

An 18-year-old attacker armed with a samurai-style sword burst into a daycare center in Brazil Tuesday and killed three children and two staff, local police said, leaving the small southern town in...

Brazil and Russia back to discussing Sputnik V's certification after Anvisa's ruling

Published: 05/04/2021 in MercoPress

Relations between Bolsonaro and Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed undented by the Sputnik V incident Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's diplomacy is trying to place its ties with Russia back on track following the rejection of the Sputnik V vaccine which was unanimously turned down last week by the entire National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) board, citing a lack of proper documents.

Teenager kills young children in Brazil nursery

Published: 05/04/2021 in BBC News - World

Police say the teenager, armed with a machete, stormed into the nursery in Santa Catarina state.

Brazil: Vaccinating the Amazon against Covid

Published: 05/02/2021 in BBC News - World

The BBC follows healthcare workers in Brazil's Amazon region delivering vaccines to one of the most isolated parts of a vast country.

Nigeria Restricts Passengers From India, Brazil, Turkey Over Coronavirus

Published: 05/02/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Nigeria will ban entry to non-Nigerian passengers who have been in Brazil, India or Turkey in the last fortnight due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus in those three nations, health...

Brazil: Court upholds impeachment of Rio de Janeiro Governor Witzel

Published: 05/01/2021 in MercoPress

Witzel claimed he did not have a fair trial Former Governor of Rio de Janeiro Wilson Witzel's impeachment has been upheld unanimously Friday by the Special Mixed Court (TEM), which means he has been permanently relieved from office and is furthermore ineligible for the next five years.

Brazil's Covid Death Count Surpasses 4,00,000

Published: 04/29/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's death count in the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 400,000 Thursday, as the country struggled to secure enough vaccines and the Senate investigated whether President Jair Bolsonaro's...

Covid: Brazil passes 400,000 deaths amid slow vaccination

Published: 04/29/2021 in BBC News - World

The 14-day average of deaths and cases in the country has seen a slight fall but remains high.

Brazil Defends Rejection Of Russian Covid Vaccine

Published: 04/29/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's national health regulator said Thursday its decision to reject the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine was based on the developer's own data, after the latter threatened to sue for defamation.

STF magistrate rules census must go ahead in Brazil

Published: 04/29/2021 in MercoPress

The census is necessary to “combat inequalities,” said Mello. Brazil's Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice Marco Aurélio Mello Wednesday acquiesced to an appeal from the northeastern State of Maranhão and order the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro to carry out a national census.

Scientists Back Brazil Over Russian Covid Vaccine Import Ban

Published: 04/28/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Scientists have backed Brazil's drug regulator's decision to stop the import of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine on the basis that batches they tested carried a live version of a common...

Brazil Says Russian Covid Vaccine Carried Live Cold Virus

Published: 04/28/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Tainted batches of Russia's Sputnik V Covid vaccine sent to Brazil carried a live version of a common cold-causing virus, the South American country's health regulator reported in a presentation...

Covid: Brazil's Bolsonaro defiant as Congress launches inquiry

Published: 04/27/2021 in BBC News - World

The inquiry could be politically damaging for President Bolsonaro and even lead to his impeachment.

Belgium Bans Arrivals From India, Brazil, South Africa Over Covid Variant

Published: 04/27/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Belgium on Tuesday became the latest territory to ban travellers from India, Brazil and South Africa, major countries hit by fast-spreading coronavirus variants.

Brazil's Anvisa decides against the Russian Sputnik V vaccine

Published: 04/27/2021 in MercoPress

Anvisa's board convened Monday as mandated by Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Ricardo Lewandowski, who had given the agency 30 days to rule on the matter Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) Monday recommended against the import of the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine to fight the covid-19 pandemic, citing lack of proper documents required for approval as well as other health risks the antidote may imply.

Anvisa expected to decide Monday on fate of Sputnik V vaccine in Brazil

Published: 04/26/2021 in MercoPress

The Russian-made vaccine is 97.6% effective according to a study yet to be reviewed Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) will evaluate this coming week the feasibility of importing the Russian-manufactured Sputnik V vaccine against covid-19.

Brazil: Environment police battle for Amazon rainforest

Published: 04/24/2021 in BBC News - World

Riots, policy changes and funding cuts have all threatened the mission to protect the Amazon rainforest from deforestation.

Brazil cuts environment budget despite climate summit pledge

Published: 04/24/2021 in BBC News - World

At a climate summit, President Bolsonaro had promised to boost spending and tackle deforestation.

Cabify set to quit Brazil by June 14 citing lack of profitability

Published: 04/24/2021 in MercoPress

The Spain-founded company “has a strong commitment to profitability” and, therefore, needs to leave Brazil The passenger transport app Cabify Friday announced it will be dropping all operations in Brazil by June 14 due to lack of profitability and the serious health crisis in the country.

How two traders are approaching emerging markets as Covid cases surge in India, Brazil

Published: 04/23/2021 in Top News and Analysis (pro)

Two market analysts are at odds when it comes to how investors should trade emerging markets as coronavirus cases rise.

Brazil, Judge orders beaches and bars of Rio de Janeiro must go back to business as usual

Published: 04/22/2021 in MercoPress

“Not even a very serious pandemic like the one we are facing authorizes the restriction of the individual rights of Cariocas,” said the magistrate. The beaches of Rio de Janeiro were allowed to start welcoming visitors again since Wednesday, following a court order which found Mayor Eduardo Paes' ban was unconstitutional.

Canada Under Pressure To Suspend Flights From India, Brazil: Official

Published: 04/22/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Canada's government, under pressure to suspend flights from India and Brazil over fears about the spread of the coronavirus, could make an announcement on the matter shortly, a senior medical official...

Brazil crime: One of world's biggest arms traffickers recaptured

Published: 04/22/2021 in BBC News - World

João Filipe Barbieri escaped from prison in November using fake court papers, Brazilian police say.

Anvisa asks STF for more time to decide on the use of Sputnik V in Brazil

Published: 04/21/2021 in MercoPress

Lack of sufficient information about the vaccine’s quality, effectiveness and safety makes it impossible for Anvisa to authorize the use of the vaccine While Argentina has already started trials to produce the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against covid-19, Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) has filed a petition before the Federal Supreme Court (STF) for additional time to evaluate a registration request for the very same immunization shot.

Uruguay leads freedom of press in South America; Brazil falls down to red zone in RSF ratings

Published: 04/20/2021 in MercoPress

There are no “black” countries in South America, according to RSF With no South American country among the top 12, the Non-Government Organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF - the acronym for Reporters sans frontières) Monday lowered Brazil's freedom of the press rankings to 111th, thus placing it within the red zone.

Brazil's Anvisa green-lights studies of new Chinese covid-19 vaccine

Published: 04/20/2021 in MercoPress

Some 12,100 Brazilians aged 18 or over in the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Rio Grande do Norte and Rio de Janeiro are expected to volunteer for the trials Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) has given the green light to clinical trials on volunteers of a potential anti-Covid-19 vaccine produced by the Chinese laboratory Sichuan Clover Biopharmaceuticals, it was announced.

Brazil's GDP on track to better results than expected

Published: 04/19/2021 in MercoPress

General Silva e Luna's appointment as CEO of Petrobras buffered a Sao Paulo stock exchange plunge. Brazil's Economic Activity Index (IBC-Br), released by the Central Bank and believed to be an omen of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose 1.70% in February 2021, against January's figures, it was announced Monday.

Covid in Brazil: Pandemic meets poverty in growing crisis

Published: 04/17/2021 in BBC News - World

The country struggling to contain a Covid-19 surge faces a possible explosion of poverty.

Brazil 'needs $10bn to reach zero emissions' says minister

Published: 04/16/2021 in BBC News - World

Brazil is also seeking aid from the US in return for protecting the Amazon rainforest.

Brazil: Supreme Court upholds ruling allowing Lula to run for president in 2022

Published: 04/16/2021 in MercoPress

Lula said he'd run for office “if necessary to beat a fascist-like Bolsonaro.” Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva's convictions were annulled Thursday by the country's Supreme Court (STF) in an 8-3 ruling which clears the Workers Party (PT) iconic figure to seek a new term in 2022.

Brazil Covid Variant Mutating, May Become More Dangerous: Study

Published: 04/14/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's P1 coronavirus variant, behind a deadly COVID-19 surge in the Latin American country that has raised international alarm, is mutating in ways that could make it better able to evade...

Brazil: Senate to investigate Bolsonaro's handling of the pandemic

Published: 04/14/2021 in MercoPress

The Senatorial commission will look into “actions and omissions of the federal government” regarding the covid-19 crisis, Pacheco explained. (Photo: Sérgio Lima) Brazil's Senate Tuesday created a Parliamentary Investigation Commission (CPI) to evaluate President's Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, it was announced.

To curb spread of Manaus coronavirus strain, France bans flights to Brazil

Published: 04/13/2021 in MercoPress

The situation is worsening, said Castex. France's government has banned all flights to/from Brazil effective following the increase of covid-19 cases of the Manaus strain detected in the European nation.

Brazil coronavirus: Inside the crisis

Published: 04/13/2021 in BBC News - World

Research suggests more than half of patients being treated in intensive care last month were under 40.

Brazil STF Justice Weber halts Bolsonaro's easing on firearms, pending plenum ruling

Published: 04/13/2021 in MercoPress

“Guns acquired legally end up being diverted to crime...,” Justice Weber said. Justice Rosa Weber of Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF), Monday issued a provisional preemptive injunction against parts of decrees from President Jair Bolsonaro which enabled or facilitated the acquisition and use of firearms by regular people.

Brazil "falls" to third place among covid-19 affected countries behind the U.S. and now India

Published: 04/12/2021 in MercoPress

John Hopkins University said the total number of cases in Brazil were 13.48 million. Brazil has been displaced from its shrine as the world's second-worst country regarding coronavirus infections. Its place has been taken over by India.

India overtakes Brazil to become the second-worst hit country as Covid cases soar

Published: 04/12/2021 in Top News and Analysis (pro)

The South Asian nation reported more than 168,000 new cases over a 24-hour period on Monday, according to health ministry data.

Brazil Now Has More Young Than Old Covid Patients In ICUs

Published: 04/11/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

The number of Covid-19 patients under 40 in intensive care in Brazil surpassed older groups last month, a researcher said Sunday, amid a deadly surge driven partly by a new coronavirus variant.

New Christ statue in Brazil's Encantado to be taller than Rio's

Published: 04/11/2021 in BBC News - World

A head and outstretched arms have been added to Christ the Protector in the southern city of Encantado.

Brazil: Ex-President Cardoso says Bolsonaro wants to run for presidency against Lula; and will win

Published: 04/10/2021 in MercoPress

“The illusions of Brazil's proximity to the United States disappeared with Trump,” said Cardoso. Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1995-2002) said in a newspaper interview that Jair Bolsonaro wanted to take on ex-President Lula da Silva in the next elections. And he would beat him.

Brazil's Anvisa to check Russian Sputnik V manufacturing plant as need for vaccines soars

Published: 04/10/2021 in MercoPress

Anvisa will be among the first foreign regulatory agencies to visit the Sputnik V manufacturing plant. Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) will be sending a delegation to Russia next week to conduct an onsite review of the facilities where the Sputnik V vaccine is manufactured, it was announced Friday.

Brazil's Bolsonaro Blames "Judicial Activism" For Covid Probe

Published: 04/09/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he was the victim of "judicial activism" after a Supreme Court judge ordered the Senate to launch an inquiry into his government's handling of the...

Brazil Vice-President dubs Argentina “an eternal beggar”

Published: 04/09/2021 in MercoPress

”We cannot escape the rules of fiscal responsibility,” said Mourao. In a statement supporting the government's proposed fiscal adjustment, Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourao Thursday labelled Argentina an “eternal beggar,” which might spark another diplomatic incident, of which the administration of President Alberto Fernández has had a handful in the past few days.

Covid-19 live updates: U.S. cases involving Brazil variant on the rise, according to CDC data

Published: 04/09/2021 in National

More than 30 million people have been infected with the coronavirus in the United States and over 559,000 have died.

Covid-19 live updates: Brazil and India now worst-hit hotspots with record new cases and deaths

Published: 04/08/2021 in National

In the United States, some 30.8 million people have been infected by the virus. More than 558,000 Americans have died due to covid-19.

From California to Brazil: Europe's privacy laws have created a recipe for the world

Published: 04/08/2021 in Top News and Analysis (pro)

As Europe's sweeping GDPR laws approach their third anniversary, other jurisdictions around the world are taking cues from it to develop their own frameworks.

Covid: Brazil has more than 4,000 deaths in 24 hours for first time

Published: 04/06/2021 in BBC News - World

Hospitals are overcrowded, with people dying as they wait for treatment, as cases continue to surge.

Covid surge in South America as Brazil variant spreads

Published: 04/06/2021 in BBC News - World

Brazil has recorded more than 13m Covid cases, while Uruguay and Paraguay saw record daily deaths.

Brazil appoints new chiefs-of-staff for three armed forces

Published: 04/02/2021 in MercoPress

Braga Netto called for unity in fighting the pandemic. Brazil's Defense Ministry appointed late Wednesday the new chiefs of staff for its three armed forces following the decision of their predecessors to turn in their resignations in support of deposed Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva, who has been replaced by Walter Braga Netto in a major cabinet reshuffle by President Jair Bolsonaro over the past week.

Jail time of up to 2 years for stalkers in Brazil

Published: 04/02/2021 in MercoPress

Stalking may later “become gradual or suddenly more serious,” said Cunha Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro signed into law a bill of Congress that makes internet stalking a crime punishable by jail time, it was published on Thursday in the Federal Official Gazette.

Brazil's VP hails 1964 coup as lawmakers seek Bolsonaro's impeachment

Published: 04/01/2021 in MercoPress

”The greatest desire (of Bolsonaro) is to be a dictator (...), he has an extreme vocation for authoritarianism,” said Doria. Brazil's Vice President Hamilton Mourao Wednesday commemorated the 57th anniversary of the last coup d'etat in the country as lawmakers pressed for the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

New variant of Manaus coronavirus strain detected in Brazil

Published: 04/01/2021 in MercoPress

Dimas Covas explained studies are under way to determine whether the new variant was present in other patients. Coronavirus experts in Brazil Wednesday admitted a new variant of the coronavirus' Manaus version had been identified, as concern about a worsening situation mounted.

Brazil: More than 60,000 people died of Covid-19 in March

Published: 03/31/2021 in BBC News - World

Despite the rising cases, President Bolsonaro urges local governors to ease lockdown measures.

France Tightens Virus Measures As Brazil Ends Deadliest Month

Published: 03/31/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday announced a limited nationwide lockdown to battle soaring Covid-19 cases, while Brazil feared further devastation was ahead after its deadliest month of...

Brazil needs to appoint new brass after mass resignation

Published: 03/30/2021 in MercoPress

“The Armed Forces will always side with legality,” said VP Mourao (Pic Veja) Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Tuesday accepted the resignations of the current heads of the three armed forces - General Edson Pujol (Army), Admiral Ilqes Barbosa (Navy) and Brigadier Antonio Carlos Bermudes (Air Force) just one day after dismissing Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo and appointing Walter Braga Netto as his successor.

Brazil military chiefs resign in new crisis for Bolsonaro

Published: 03/30/2021 in BBC News - World

It comes amid a cabinet reshuffle as Jair Bolsonaro fights to contain a crisis over his leadership.

Bolsonaro reshuffles Brazil's cabinet, apparently to take on Covid-19 from a different angle

Published: 03/30/2021 in MercoPress

Last week, Bolsonaro also appointed the cardiologist Marcelo Queiroga to become the fourth Health Minister in a year Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Monday ordered a sizeable reshuffle of his cabinet by accepting resignations from six top aides and appointing their successors. The most significant changes involved Foreign Affairs, Defense and Justice, at a time when the government's image is weakened and under pressure due to the way the coronavirus pandemic has been handled.

Covid: Brazil ministers replaced in major cabinet reshuffle

Published: 03/29/2021 in BBC News - World

President Bolsonaro has seen his popularity plummet amid criticism of his handling of the pandemic.

Bolsonaro: Brazil's president ordered to pay damages to journalist

Published: 03/28/2021 in BBC News - World

A judge says Bolsonaro damaged a reporter's honour by suggesting she offered sex for information.

Brazil's Foreign Minister hangs on to his job as pressure for his departure mounts

Published: 03/26/2021 in MercoPress

How much longer can Ernesto Araújo stay as Foreign Minister of Brazil? Ernesto Araújo's days as Foreign Minister of Brazil seemed to be counted Thursday as he made what was perceived to be the last effort to stay on the job, while advisers to President Jair Bolsonaro already deem his departure inevitable.

Argentina halts all flights to/from Brazil, Chile and Mexico

Published: 03/26/2021 in MercoPress

Cabinet Chief Santiago Cafiero's decision aims at preventing or minimizing the effcts of a second coronavirus wave. Starting this coming Saturday, no passenger flights will be allowed into Argentina from covid-ridden Brazil, Chile and Mexico, in a move to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, particularly the Amazon or P1 strain as well as the British variant which is also causing havoc in the country's health system.

Brazil: over 100,000 new Covid-19 infections detected in just one day

Published: 03/26/2021 in MercoPress

“If closing everything continues, we do not know where our Brazil will end up,” Bolsonaro said. More than 100,000 Sars-CoV-2 infections in a 24-hour period were reported Thursday in Brazil for the first time since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic which has already killed over 300,000 people nationwide.

Bolsonaro appoints committee of experts as Covid-19 kills over 3,000 daily in Brazil

Published: 03/25/2021 in MercoPress

Bolsonaro said he would make 2021 the Year of Vaccinations (Pic AP) Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Wednesday announced the creation of a committee of experts which is to convene on a weekly basis to guide the government's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic as it spreads rapidly causing over 3,000 deaths every 24 hours.

Sergio Moro's ruling on Lula was biased, says Brazil's Supreme Court

Published: 03/24/2021 in MercoPress

Moro accepted Bolsonaro's offer to become Justice Ministr, thus demonstrating his partiality towards The PT leader. In a 3-2 split ruling, Brazil's Supreme Court Tuesday determined that Judge Sergio Moro's sentencing of former President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva (2003-2011) on corruption charges in the Lava Jate case was biased.

Brazil's Coronavirus Death Count Surpasses 300,000

Published: 03/24/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil's death count in the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 300,000 Wednesday, as a deadly surge that has pushed hospitals to the brink made it the second country after the United States to pass the...

Covid kits contributed to deaths in Brazil

Published: 03/23/2021 in MercoPress

A “covid kit” touted by Jair Bolsonaro as an effective early treatment against Covid may have resulted in an increased number of deaths in seriously ill covid patients, according to reports in BBC Brasil today.

Covid: Brazil's Bolsonaro calls governors 'tyrants' over lockdowns

Published: 03/21/2021 in BBC News - World

The Brazilian president says it is now time to reopen the economy, despite a surge in infections.

Brazil Covid variant detected in New York resident for the first time, Cuomo says

Published: 03/20/2021 in Top News and Analysis (pro)

The patient with the Brazil variant is a Brooklyn resident in their 90s with no travel history, according to a press release.

VW closing down production in four plants in Brazil because of the pandemic

Published: 03/20/2021 in MercoPress

The Wolfsburg-based firm said it will stop factories from March 24 for a 12-day period “to protect the health of its employees and their families.” Germany's Volkswagen said on Friday that it will suspend production at its four plants in Brazil owing to a surge in coronavirus infections in the country. The Wolfsburg-based firm said it will stop factories from March 24 for a 12-day period "to protect the health of its employees and their families."

Fearing a spike in inflation, Brazil hikes interest rate 75 basis points for the first time since 2015

Published: 03/18/2021 in MercoPress

With 12-month inflation running at 5.2%, well above the central bank's target of 3.75%, Copom said it marks the start of a “partial normalization” process Brazil's central bank on Wednesday announced a first interest rate hike since 2015, a surprising 75 basis point increase to 2.75% and anticipated a similar increase in May to fight inflation even as the economy struggles during the pandemic.

Brazil with record contagions and deaths, and a deal to purchase 100 million Pfizer doses

Published: 03/18/2021 in MercoPress

The health ministry said that 2,648 additional deaths were recorded over the previous 24-hour period, bringing the country’s total to over 282,000 deaths Brazil has reported a single-day record of 90,303 new cases of COVID-19, as the country continues to grapple with mounting coronavirus infections and deaths.

Brazil: record 2,841 Covid-19 related deaths; Sao Paulo demands a national lockdown

Published: 03/17/2021 in MercoPress

Health officials in Sao Paulo, have called on the new health minister to consider imposing a national lockdown as coronavirus deaths continue to rise Health officials in Sao Paulo, have called on the new health minister to consider imposing a national lockdown as coronavirus deaths continue to rise. On Tuesday Brazil recorded 2,841 Covid-related deaths - its highest ever daily total.

Brazil Sao Paulo health chief urges lockdown as Covid deaths surge

Published: 03/16/2021 in BBC News - World

President Bolsonaro and his new health chief are resisting calls for a lockdown despite record deaths.

Covid-19: Brazil to get fourth health minister since pandemic began

Published: 03/15/2021 in BBC News - World

Marcelo Queiroga, a doctor, is to replace Eduardo Pazuello, an army officer with no medical training.

Brazil Orders 100 Million Doses Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

Published: 03/15/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil has ordered 100 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine and another 38 million of Johnson & Johnson's, the health minister said Monday, seeking to accelerate the hard-hit...

Brazil becomes second worst Covid-19 country; a time bomb for neighboring countries, WHO reports

Published: 03/15/2021 in MercoPress

Since 2020 when Covid-19 became a global crisis, president Bolsonaro and his government has been criticized for not handling the pandemic properly Brazil has surpassed India to become the second worst-hit country from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. With 11,483,370 cases and 278,327 deaths, Brazil is now one spot behind the United States, which is the worst-affected globally with more than 30 million cases and 546,605 deaths, according to figures by WorldMeters.

Brazil's COVID infections and deaths surge as variants grow dominant

Published: 03/13/2021 in World - CBSNews.com

Although the coronavirus pandemic is slowing in many parts of the world, Brazil is seeing a surge of infections and fatalities as variants take stronghold. President Jair Bolsonaro, who recently told the country to “stop whining,” is also receiving criticism for his poor handling of the pandemic. Manuel Bojorquez reports.

Brazil's hospitals overwhelmed and in main cities stops receiving pandemic patients

Published: 03/12/2021 in MercoPress

Intensive care wards for COVID-19 patients have reached critical occupancy levels over 90% in 15 of 27 state capitals, according to biomedical center Fiocruz. Hospitals in Brazil's main cities are reaching capacity, health officials warned, as the country recorded the world's highest COVID-19 death toll for the second day running, 2,233, triggering restrictions in the main and richest states.

'Brazil becoming threat to global public health': One epidemiologist's fears

Published: 03/11/2021 in BBC News - World

An epidemiologist in Brazil, where daily deaths have passed 2,000, has said he fears the country may become a threat to global public health.

China's CoronaVac May Be Ineffective Against Brazil Covid Variant: Study

Published: 03/11/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Amid an aggressive spread of the new COVID-19 strain from the Amazon in Brazil, a recent preliminary study has provided evidence that China's CoronaVac, the country's principal vaccine, might prove...

Brazil overtakes US in daily Covid-19 deaths, 2,286 on Wednesday

Published: 03/11/2021 in MercoPress

A new variant first discovered late last year has led to a surge in new infections and has overwhelmed Brazil's health care system, with widespread shortages New Covid-19 infections in Latin America are still rising, particularly in Brazil where a resurgence has caused record daily deaths, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned on Wednesday.

Covid-19: Brazil surge reaches new level as daily deaths pass 2,000

Published: 03/10/2021 in BBC News - World

The country records more than 2,000 Covid-related deaths in a single day for the first time.

Maracana stadium to be named after Brazil legend Pele

Published: 03/10/2021 in BBC News - World

Brazil's iconic Maracana stadium is to be named in honour of the country's legendary footballer Pele.

Pfizer-BioNTech Covid Vaccine Can Protect Against Brazil Variant: Study

Published: 03/09/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

A new study suggests that the Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine can protect people against the concerning coronavirus variant first identified in Brazil.

Covid 19 live updates: Pfizer vaccine neutralizes Brazil variant in lab study as experts warn of rapid spread

Published: 03/09/2021 in National

More than a half-million Americans have died of the coronavirus while nearly 29 million cases have been reported.

Lula: Brazil's ex-president cleared by Supreme Court

Published: 03/08/2021 in BBC News - World

A Supreme Court judge opens the way for a possible rerun for the presidency in 2022.

Oxford Study Shows AstraZeneca Shot Works Against Brazil Strain: Report

Published: 03/05/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Preliminary data from a study conducted at the University of Oxford indicates that the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca PLC is effective against the P1, or Brazilian, variant, a source with...

Dramatic Covid-19 situation in Southern Brazil threatens Rivera, Uruguay

Published: 03/05/2021 in MercoPress

Uruguay is very concerned, and threatened, by the situation in the city of Rivera, bordering the Brazilian city of Santana do Livramento, Rio Grande do Sul state, where the number of infections is alarming and continues to grow, while the Intensive Care Centers in the capital Porto Alegre are saturated.

Brazil Reports Record Covid Deaths For Second Straight Day

Published: 03/03/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil registered a record of Covid-19 deaths for the second straight day Wednesday, with 1,910 lives lost to the pandemic.

Covid: Brazil's daily deaths reach all-time high

Published: 03/03/2021 in BBC News - World

The daily toll reached 1,641 on Tuesday, Brazil's highest figure since the pandemic started.

Brazil's currency losing ground: central bank chief says it is not justified by economic fundamentals

Published: 03/03/2021 in MercoPress

Campos Neto was speaking on the day the central bank intervened in the spot foreign exchange market selling US$ 2.1 billion as the Real hit a three-month low With public finances threatened, Brazil’s Real has suffered as investors adjust to changing liquidity conditions globally, but some of it has not been justified by economic fundamentals, central bank President Roberto Campos Neto said on Tuesday.

Producer price inflation in Brazil anticipates Central bank will raise interest rates

Published: 03/03/2021 in MercoPress

Factory gate prices rose 3.36% in Jan from the month before, almost the 3.4% increase registered last October, the highest since the IBGE series began in 2014. Brazil's statistics agency IBGE said on Tuesday the monthly rate of producer price inflation kicked off this year at its second highest, with prices rising across all 24 activities surveyed.

Brazil Reports Record 1,641 COVID-19 Deaths In 24 Hours

Published: 03/02/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazil on Tuesday registered a record 1,641 deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours as the country endures a further worsening of the pandemic, health authorities announced.

UK Hunts Nationwide For Missing Person With Brazil Covid-19 Strain

Published: 03/01/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Britain on Monday appealed for a person infected with a powerful Covid-19 strain from Brazil to come forward as experts fretted about its impact on new vaccines.

UK hunts for missing person infected with Covid variant first detected in Brazil

Published: 03/01/2021 in Top News and Analysis (pro)

U.K. health officials are anxious to trace one of six individuals infected with a more contagious variant of the coronavirus, initially identified in Brazil.

6 Cases Of Brazil Coronavirus Strain Detected In UK: Health Officials

Published: 02/28/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Up to six cases of the variant of coronavirus first identified in the Brazilian city of Manaus have been detected in Britain, English health officials said on Sunday.

Brazil purchases 20 million doses of India's Bharat Biotech vaccine

Published: 02/26/2021 in MercoPress

The health ministry in a statement said the contract will assure the country 20 million shots, with the first eight million expected to arrive in March Brazil's health ministry on Thursday signed a deal with India's Bharat Biotech to purchase 20 million doses of Covaxin, a Covid 19 vaccine. The news came a day before Brazil marks one year since the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in the country after a Sao Paulo businessman returning from a trip to Italy tested positive.

Brazil's death toll in twelve months of coronavirus, 250,000

Published: 02/26/2021 in MercoPress

The country has averaged roughly 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 daily in recent weeks, similar to the peak of the virus in the country last July One year ago on Thursday, Brazil confirmed its first case of coronavirus. The same day it recorded a quarter of a million deaths from the disease the virus causes and more than 10 million cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Brazil's share of Electrobras will fall to 45% from 61% under the privatization deal

Published: 02/26/2021 in MercoPress

President Jair Bolsonaro delivered a bill to Congress this week that will speed up divestiture in Brazil’s largest utility. Brazil’s government will cut its stake in power company Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA , or Eletrobras, to 45% from its current 61% in a planned privatization process, a senior official in the Energy Ministry announced on Wednesday.

The Venturer leaves Brazil and is sailing for the Falklands

Published: 02/25/2021 in MercoPress

The trawler with its 63 crew had left Vigo on January 14, but had to call in Bahía following an outbreak of Covid 19 on board Following four weeks docked in Bahia, northeast Brazil, because of a Covid 19 outbreak on board, the Red Ensign flagged trawler Venturer left on Tuesday night for the Falkland Islands.

Halal chicken dispute blocks Brazil/Indonesia free trade talks

Published: 02/23/2021 in MercoPress

Brazil, the world's largest halal chicken exporter, requested WTO consultations with Indonesia in 2014 concerning measures blocking its access to that market. Brazil should only begin free trade talks with Indonesia if it adopts recommendations made by a World Trade Organization panel in 2017 after a dispute over halal chicken, Brazil's meat lobby ABPA said in a letter sent to three government ministries.

COVID-19 variant found in the Amazon is three times more contagious, Brazil says

Published: 02/12/2021 in Latin America Reports

The COVID-19 variant found prevalently throughout the Amazon region could be three times more contagious than the normal strain, Brazil’s health minister said Thursday. The variant has been found in about half of the coronavirus cases reported in Brazil’s Amazonian capital of Manaus. That same city saw numerous hospitals run low on oxygen supplies recently. The country’s health minister, Eduardo Pazuello, said that he believes the vaccines currently available are effective against the strain being found in the Amazon. Both the United Kingdom’s AstraZeneca and the Chinese Sinovac vaccines are approved and being rolled out in the country. “Thank God, […]

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Spain Detects First Case Of Brazil Coronavirus Variant

Published: 02/05/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

Madrid authorities on Friday confirmed the first case in the region of the Brazilian variant of coronavirus, which is feared to be particularly infectious, in the region.

Manaus: Brazil's city on the Amazon river buckles under second Covid wave

Published: 01/21/2021 in BBC News - World

Doctors in the Amazon's biggest city, Manaus, are struggling to control rising numbers of deaths and cases.

Trump preparing to lift Europe, UK, Brazil Covid-19 travel restrictions this month

Published: 01/18/2021 in Top News and Analysis (pro)

Trump is planning to lift travel restrictions on most visitors from Europe, Britain and Brazil this month.

COVID-ravaged Brazil begins vaccine rollout

Published: 01/18/2021 in Latin America Reports

Brazil’s government approved a pair of vaccines Sunday as the country struggles to contain the coronavirus. Both the AstraZeneca vaccine and the Chinese Sinovac vaccine were approved as healthcare workers begin to receive the first shots in Latin America’s most populous country. Brazil is still waiting on a shipment containing 2 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine that has been rolled out in other countries, like the United States. Meanwhile, the government says it has 6 million doses of the controversial Sinovac vaccine, as a Brazilian clinical trial concluded recently that the Chinese vaccine had just a 50 percent efficacy […]

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Covid: Brazil approves and rolls out AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines

Published: 01/17/2021 in BBC News - World

A nurse receives the first jab, after months of delay and political discord over the programme.

Covid-19: Brazil hospitals 'run out of oxygen' for virus patients

Published: 01/14/2021 in BBC News - World

Reports from Manaus say medical staff are begging for help in a critical situation due to Covid-19.

Sinovac: Brazil results show Chinese vaccine 50.4% effective

Published: 01/12/2021 in BBC News - World

Latest results show Sinovac's Covid-19 vaccine is less effective than previous data suggested.

Ford to end manufacturing in Brazil, sees $4.1 billion in charges from South American restructuring

Published: 01/11/2021 in Top News and Analysis (pro)

Ford has operated in Brazil for more than a century, however, the region and operations have been unstable in recent years.

New Covid Variant Found In Travellers From Brazil: Japan Government

Published: 01/10/2021 in NDTV News - World-news

A new coronavirus variant has been detected in four travellers from Brazil's Amazonas state, Japan's Health Ministry said on Sunday, in the latest instance the pandemic virus is evolving.

Chinese Covid Vaccine "Reached Efficacy Threshold": Brazil Institute

Published: 12/23/2020 in NDTV News - World-news

Clinical trials of the CoronaVac coronavirus vaccine developed by Chinese laboratory Sinovac have "reached the efficacy threshold" demanded by the World Health Organization, the Brazilian institute...

Deforestation In Brazil's Amazon Surges To 12-Year High

Published: 11/30/2020 in NDTV News - World-news

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon surged again over the past year, hitting a 12-year high, according to official figures released Monday that drew a chorus of condemnation of President Jair...

"I'm Not Going To Take It": Brazil President On Covid Vaccine

Published: 11/26/2020 in NDTV News - World-news

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday evening that he will not take a coronavirus vaccine, the latest in a series of statements he has made expressing skepticism toward coronavirus...