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Brazil's president wins, justice minister loses in Congress

23 May 2019

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro surmounted a crucial hurdle for his young government on Wednesday by winning approval from disgruntled lower house lawmakers for his move to reorganize the country's executive branch.

Brazil lower house votes to allow foreign airlines in domestic market

22 May 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's lower house of Congress voted on Tuesday to allow foreign-controlled airlines to operate domestic flights in Latin America's largest economy, opening the door to more competition in an increasingly concentrated market.

Brazil pension committee chief says government still well short of pension reform votes

20 May 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday emphasized the importance of pension reform to Brazil's economic progress, but a powerful lawmaker said the president's failure to engage with Congress means the bill is still well short of the votes needed for it to pass.

Brazil education freeze spurs biggest protests yet against Bolsonaro government

16 May 2019

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in cities across Brazil on Wednesday to rally against education spending freezes in the biggest demonstrations yet against President Jair Bolsonaro, who called marchers "useful idiots and imbeciles."

Brazil sees Venezuelan military deciding Maduro's fate: security aide

15 May 2019

BRASILIA Venezuela's armed forces will either depose President Nicolas Maduro and lead a transition to democratic rule or face divisions that risk a civil war, the Brazilian government's top security adviser said on Tuesday.

Brazil sees Venezuelan military deciding Maduro's fate - security aide

14 May 2019

BRASILIA Venezuela's armed forces will either depose President Nicolas Maduro and lead a transition to democratic rule or face divisions that risk a civil war, the Brazilian government's top security adviser said on Tuesday.

Brazil sees Venezuelan military deciding Maduro's fate: security aide

14 May 2019

BRASILIA Venezuela's armed forces will either depose President Nicolas Maduro and lead a transition to democratic rule or face divisions that risk a civil war, the Brazilian government's top security adviser said on Tuesday.

Venezuela reopens border where migrants used trails to reach Brazil

12 May 2019

PACARAIMA, Brazil Venezuela reopened its border crossing to Brazil on Friday, after its closure for nearly three months forced desperate Venezuelans to use indigenous trails to smuggle food and basic goods or to flee their crisis-stricken homeland. | Video

FEATURE-Venezuelan troops turn blind eye to routes into Brazil - at a price

10 May 2019

PACARAIMA, Brazil, May 10 The only official border crossing between Venezuela and Brazil has been closed for weeks but just a mile away a steady stream of migrants and smugglers still flows between the countries — for a price.

Breaking from tradition, indigenous women lead fight for land rights in Brazil

29 Apr 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's indigenous women have been overturning tradition to step into the spotlight and lead an international push to defend their tribal land rights, which are up against the greatest threat they have faced in years under right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro.

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Why U.S.-Iran tensions could quickly escalate into a crisis

Three years ago, when Iran's military captured 10 U.S. sailors after they mistakenly strayed into Iranian waters, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif jumped on the phone in minutes and worked out the sailors' release in hours.