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Brazil: Federal republic in South America
Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers and with over 208 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the fifth most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populated city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states, the Federal District, and the 5,570 municipalities. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas; it is also one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world.

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Brazil's Amazon chief Raoni tapped for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize nomination

A group of Brazilian anthropologists and environmentalists has put forward Chief Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapó tribe as a candidate for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for a lifetime of work protecting the..
Reuters - Published

Brazil says U.S. offer for help on Amazon appears more effective

Brazil's Foreign Affairs Minister Ernesto Araújo said on Friday that the United States' offer to help in the Amazon appears to be a more effective cooperation than former European efforts in that..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Brazil

Death toll in Brazil hospital fire rises to 11 [Video]Death toll in Brazil hospital fire rises to 11

Three days of mourning are declared after hospital fire in Rio de Janeiro that saw firefighters searching through the night to recover bodies.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:21Published

A nun's brutal death shows lawlessness in Brazil's Amazon [Video]A nun's brutal death shows lawlessness in Brazil's Amazon

Deaths related to land disputes highlight the problem of policing the vast Amazon, where this year loggers, cattle ranchers, and farmers have been accused of triggering a sharp rise in fires and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:04Published

Michael Schumacher admitted to Paris hospital for 'secret treatment' - Le Parisien [Video]Michael Schumacher admitted to Paris hospital for 'secret treatment' - Le Parisien

The former world champion is receiving treatment based on stem-cell transfusions, according to newspaper report.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:57Published

Residents of Brazil's Amazon decry deadly deforestation disaster [Video]Residents of Brazil's Amazon decry deadly deforestation disaster

In the Amazonian area of Anapu, loggers and cattle farmers are increasingly destroying the rainforest with almost total impunity.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Brazilian farmer 'can't keep up' with the fires [Video]Brazilian farmer 'can't keep up' with the fires

Brazil's wildfires continue to burn across the Amazon and some residents - facing encroaching flames - feel they're fighting a losing battle. Nathan Frandino has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Brazil cancels indigenous land requests after land dispute [Video]Brazil cancels indigenous land requests after land dispute

Indigenous claims to ancestral lands rejected as groups are pushed into crowded reserves and Amazon fires rage.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published

Germany, Norway halt aid funding over Brazil's Amazon policies [Video]Germany, Norway halt aid funding over Brazil's Amazon policies

At least two European countries freeze donations to Amazon Fund over record fires under Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro's administration.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published

Watch: Brazilian soldiers rescue animals from Amazon fires [Video]Watch: Brazilian soldiers rescue animals from Amazon fires

The forest is home to 1,500 species of birds, 500 species of mammals and 550 of reptiles.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Amazon fires scorch Bolsonaro's reputation abroad, but not in Brazil [Video]Amazon fires scorch Bolsonaro's reputation abroad, but not in Brazil

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro may have drawn sharp criticism on the international stage for his handling of the wildfires raging in the Amazon, but at home the crisis may have fueled his..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

Timberland parent to stop buying Brazil's leather [Video]Timberland parent to stop buying Brazil's leather

The parent company of Timerberland, Vans and the NorthFace, said it will stop buying Brazilian leather for its products over concerns the South American country isn't doing enough to grapple with fires..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Brazil's president calls for more development in Amazon despite outrage [Video]Brazil's president calls for more development in Amazon despite outrage

Jair Bolsonaro's statement came despite condemnation over his handling of a record number of wildfires apparently linked to illegal farming and logging.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Should we worry more about the wildfires in Africa or in the Amazon? [Video]Should we worry more about the wildfires in Africa or in the Amazon?

These past few weeks, the world’s eyes have been set on the fires ravaging the Amazon forest in Brazil and Bolivia.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:22Published

'That was special' - Australia's Wright wins Tahiti Pro surf [Video]'That was special' - Australia's Wright wins Tahiti Pro surf

Owen Wright defeats Gabriel Medina to win the World Surf League's Tahiti Pro event.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:03Published

Brazilians 'support' Bolsonaro in Macron spat: FM [Video]Brazilians 'support' Bolsonaro in Macron spat: FM

Brazil's foreign minister Ernesto Araujo said on Wednesday that the Brazilian public supported President Jair Bolsonaro in his ongoing spat with French president Emmanuel Macron, sparked by his..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

As tariffs loom Apple remains dependent on China [Video]As tariffs loom Apple remains dependent on China

Tapping factories in Brazil and India has not lessened Apple's dependence on China, the company's supply chain data shows, raising the stakes for the iPhone maker as U.S. President Donald Trump wages a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:59Published

Children In Brazil Are Struggling To Breathe Due To The Fires [Video]Children In Brazil Are Struggling To Breathe Due To The Fires

Children In Brazil Are Struggling To Breathe Due To The Fires

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How will Brazil's Amazon fires drive climate change? [Video]How will Brazil's Amazon fires drive climate change?

There were about 80,000 fires this year, more than an 80 percent increase compared with the same period last year.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published

Brazil welcomes aid for Amazon fires, wants control over funds [Video]Brazil welcomes aid for Amazon fires, wants control over funds

President says Brazil should have autonomy over Amazon, as law for developing indigenous land is pushed out.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published

Bolsonaro softens on Amazon aid after spat with Macron over 'insults' [Video]Bolsonaro softens on Amazon aid after spat with Macron over 'insults'

Bolsonaro said Macron must apologise "before we talk or accept anything from France " but a spokesman later said Brazil would accept foreign aid.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:32Published

Brazil Welcomes Aid As Long As They Decide What To Do With It [Video]Brazil Welcomes Aid As Long As They Decide What To Do With It

The Brazilian government welcomed all foreign aid to help fight forest fires in the Amazon. According to Reuters, the country said they would only accept it if they can decide how they use it...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Vet saves animals, sounds alarm over Bolivian wildfires [Video]Vet saves animals, sounds alarm over Bolivian wildfires

What was until recently a verdant area of trees and wildlife in Southern Bolivia has now become a charred landscape where life teeters on the brink after wildfires ravaged the region -- but one..

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Brazil Supreme Court chief says money laundering unit overreached

The Brazilian body that monitors money laundering overreached by acting without judicial approval when it uncovered suspicious deposits in the account of the son of President Jair Bolsonaro, the head..
Reuters - Published

At least one dead in Rio de Janeiro hospital fire: TV

At least one person died in a fire in a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, Globo News reported.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro to spend four more days recovering after surgery

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who recently underwent surgery to treat complications from a stab wound, will spend four more days recovering on the advice of his medical team, the president's..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro hopes to return to work on Friday after surgery: spokesman

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, currently in hospital recovering from a hernia operation, hopes to resume presidential duties on Friday, his spokesman Otavio Rego Barros said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Years after nun's murder, church activists face threats in lawless Amazon

Fourteen years ago, on a dirt road near a remote settlement in northern Brazil, a gunman paid by local cattle ranchers executed a U.S. nun who had spent much of her life fighting to save the Amazon..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro hoping to resume presidential duties on Friday: spokesman

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, currently in hospital following surgery this week, hopes to resume presidential duties on Friday, his spokesman Otavio Rego Barros said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Another of Brazil president's sons facing civil, criminal probe: prosecutors

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's son Carlos is under investigation by the Rio de Janeiro state prosecutor's office, it said on Wednesday, making him the second of the far-right leader's sons to be..
Reuters - Published

Brazil foreign minister says 'there is no climate change catastrophe'

Brazil's Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo denied on Wednesday that his country was burning down the Amazon rainforest and said unfounded alarm over global climate change was threatening Brazilian..
Reuters - Published

Brazil fires official after comments on illegal Amazon mining fight

A regional head of Brazil's environmental authority was fired on Wednesday, a week after being named, after he made public comments saying he would no longer burn machinery, some of it seized from..
Reuters - Published

Brazil arrests former minister's son for bribes linked to giant dam

Brazilian authorities arrested a former energy minister's son on Tuesday for allegedly receiving 50 million reais in bribes ($12 million) together with his father, involving the construction of a giant..
Reuters - Published

USA, Brazil react to US win and Olympic berth

USA players Khris Middleton and Joe Harris talk about the Americans clinching an Olympic berth and Brazil forward Anderson Varejao discusses his team's loss to the USA in the World Cup. (Sept. 9)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro recovering well, returns Thursday

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday in a video from his hospital bed that he is ready to go back to work after having a hernia operation and his spokesman said he will reassume the..
Reuters - Published

Brazil indigenous agency worker killed in remote Amazon town

Indigenist Maxciel Pereira dos Santos was murdered execution-style before members of his family in the Amazon town of Tabatinga, according to INA, a union group representing workers at Brazil's..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro recovering from surgery to treat year-old stab wound

Vice President Hamilton Mourão will be Brazil's acting president through Thursday while President Jair Bolsonaro recovers from abdominal surgery resulting from his stabbing at a political rally last..
Reuters - Published

Brazilian officials comments about French President's wife are unworthy: minister

France's foreign minister on Sunday said that comments by Brazilian officials about French President's wife Brigitte Macron were "unworthy".
Reuters - Published

Brazil deforestation rises in August, adding to Amazon fire worries

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose for the fourth straight month in August from a year earlier, according to preliminary government data released on Friday, adding to concerns over fires..
Reuters - Published

Brazil to hire short-term environmental enforcers following Amazon fires

Budget restrictions mean Brazil cannot hire more permanent environmental enforcement agents in the wake of surging Amazon fires but will contract local environmental police on a short-term basis,..
Reuters - Published

Out of fashion at H&M: Brazilian leather tied to Amazon fires

H&M joins Timberland and Vans brands in distancing themselves from Brazilian leather amid deforestation concerns
CBS News - Published

Amazon countries to seek deal on forest protection at Colombia summit

Leaders from Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana and Peru and Suriname have begun discussion of possible regional measures to protect the Amazon at a Friday summit, amid recent fires which..
Reuters - Published

Zika: Children of the outbreak

Just over three years ago, an outbreak of the Zika virus caused a crisis in Brazil: a dramatic increase in babies born with microcephaly. These babies are now young children facing a variety of medical..
CBS News - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro picks top prosecutor who agrees with him on environment

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Thursday that he picked Augusto Aras to be the country's new top public prosecutor, succeeding Raquel Dodge when her two-year term ends in two weeks.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro irks Chile with personal attack on U.N.'s Bachelet

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro caused friction with regional ally Chile on Wednesday when he accused its former leader Michelle Bachelet of meddling in Brazil's affairs by criticizing rising police..
Reuters - Published

Brazil Senate committee approves pension system overhaul

Brazil's Senate constitutional affairs committee on Wednesday approved by a vote of 18-7 a bill that would overhaul the social security system and save the federal government some 1 trillion reais..
Reuters - Published

Brazil 'Car Wash' corruption probe facing 'worst moment' as establishment fights back

Brazil's biggest-ever corruption investigation, which jailed dozens including a former president, has been threatened over the past week by a Supreme Court ruling and push back from politicians seeking..
Reuters - Published

Bolsonaro accuses U.N.'s Bachelet of meddling in Brazil's sovereignty

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused Chile's former leader Michelle Bachelet, now the United Nations human rights chief, of meddling in his country's affairs after she criticized a rise..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro to undergo surgery next week, his third after stabbing attack

Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, who was stabbed in the abdomen at a campaign rally a year ago, will undergo surgery next week, his third surgical procedure since the attack although..
Reuters - Published

Brazil agents raid illegal miners in Amazon as environmental enforcement ratchets up

Federal agents in Brazil exchanged gunfire with illegal miners in the Amazon state of Para on Friday, according to Reuters witnesses, in a dramatic example of how Brazil has stepped up environmental..
Reuters - Published

Brazil officials, Bolsonaro's son meet with Trump to discuss Amazon fires

Brazil's foreign minister and President Jair Bolsonaro's son met with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday to discuss the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest, although no concrete measures to deal..
Reuters - Published

Bolsonaro says conversation with Merkel reaffirms Brazil sovereignty over Amazon

Brazilian President Bolsonaro said he had a productive conversation on Friday regarding fires in the Amazon with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which reaffirmed Brazil's sovereignty over the world's..
Reuters - Published

Why is Bolsonaro wary of foreign Amazon aid? Ask Brazil's military

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's furious reaction to foreign criticism of his handling of Amazon fires reflects the sacred place the vast region occupies in the minds of Brazil's military, for whom..
Reuters - Published

Brazil weighs offers from U.S. and others to help fight Amazon fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may have news later in the day on his request to U.S. President Donald Trump for help fighting the Amazon rainforest fires, as the country also..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro awaits news on U.S. help for Amazon

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may have news later in the day on his request to U.S. President Donald Trump for help fighting the Amazon rainforest fires, adding that he will talk..
Reuters - Published

Ranchers blamed for deforestation in Brazil rely on a booming business

Brazil imposed a 60 day ban on land-clearing fires. This follows global outcry over fires ravaging parts of the Amazon rainforest, most set by farmers and ranchers. Manuel Bojorquez hears their side of..
CBS News - Published

Brazil president's son Eduardo Bolsonaro to meet with Trump on Friday

The son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Eduardo Bolsonaro, will meet U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday, he said on Thursday in Brasilia.
Reuters - Published

Amazon fires scorch Bolsonaro's reputation abroad, but not in Brazil

President Jair Bolsonaro has drawn sharp criticism on the international stage from European leaders and environmental groups for his handling of wildfires raging in the Amazon, but at home few..
Reuters - Published

Corporate fallout for Brazil heats up despite signs Amazon fires may be slowing

Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have receded slightly since President Jair Bolsonaro sent in the military to help battle the blazes, but international fallout accelerated as a major shoemaker said..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro thanks Trump for support at G7 on the Amazon

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his support in the Group of Seven's discussion of the Amazon region at last weekend's summit of the world's..
Reuters - Published

Owner of Timberland, Vans stops buying Brazilian leather as Amazon burns

The U.S. parent company of apparel and shoe brands Timberland, Vans and the North Face will no longer buy Brazilian leather, it said on Thursday, as surging forest fires in the Amazon raise questions..
Reuters - Published

Homes of indigenous tribes destroyed as Amazon fires continue to burn

Indigenous tribes living in the Amazon rainforest are being threatened by the fires burning across the region. Some are calling the inaction of the Brazilian government a genocide. Earther staff writer..
CBS News - Published

Brazil looks to neighbors for Amazon support, defends record

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday he would meet with other South American countries to set common policy for defending the Amazon rain forest, while his foreign minister told Reuters..
Reuters - Published

Brazilians support Bolsonaro after Macron's 'offense': minister

French President Emmanuel Macron offended his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's foreign minister told Reuters on Wednesday, adding he believed Brazilians support their far-right leader in..
Reuters - Published

Fish farmer Mowi could halt Brazil soy imports over Amazon fires

Mowi ASA , the world's largest salmon producer, could stop buying Brazilian soy for its fish farms unless the South American country curbs Amazon deforestation, the Norwegian company said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Brazil announces South American meeting on Amazon, takes Chile's help

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that South American countries would meet to determine a common policy in defense of the Amazon rainforest, and took another swipe at France for an..
Reuters - Published

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