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Anthony Boadle

Brazil's Bolsonaro militarises his inner Cabinet

13 Feb 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he had picked Army General Walter Braga for his chief of staff, cutting links to political parties in his closest circle of advisors that are now all military men.

Brazil prosecutors seek to remove ex-missionary from indigenous post

11 Feb 2020

BRASILIA Federal prosecutors sought on Tuesday to reverse a controversial decision by Brazil's right-wing government to appoint a former evangelical missionary to protect isolated and recently contacted indigenous tribes in the Amazon.

Brazilian judge delays 'for now' decision on indictment of U.S. journalist Greenwald

07 Feb 2020

BRASILIA A Brazilian judge indicted six people accused of hacking the phones of prosecutors in the country's biggest corruption case on Thursday, but held off "for now" on accepting cybercrimes charges against U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald.

U.S. travel to Brazil jumps 39% with visa waiver

31 Jan 2020

BRASILIA The number of Americans booking flights to Brazil has jumped 39% since the government of President Jair Bolsonaro waived a visa requirement for U.S. citizens in June, according to its official tourism agency, which is devising plans to draw more.

U.S. travel to Brazil jumps 39% with visa waiver

31 Jan 2020

BRASILIA, Jan 31 The number of Americans booking flights to Brazil has jumped 39% since the government of President Jair Bolsonaro waived a visa requirement for U.S. citizens in June, according to its official tourism agency, which is devising plans to draw more.

U.S. backs programme to settle Venezuelan migrants in Brazil

29 Jan 2020

BRASILIA The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.N.'s International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched a programme on Tuesday to help tens of thousands of Venezuelan migrants settle in Brazil for the long-term.

Bolsonaro's popularity jumps as Brazil economy improves, crime drops

22 Jan 2020

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's approval rating has surged, thanks to an improving economy and his government's efforts to fight corruption and make Brazil's cities safer, according to a poll released on Wednesday.

Brazil prosecutors charge The Intercept's Greenwald with hacking

21 Jan 2020

BRASILIA Brazilian prosecutors charged U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald on Tuesday with assisting a group of hackers who intercepted the cellular phone calls of Justice Minister Sergio Moro when he was the judge handling Brazil's biggest-ever corruption case.

Brazil prosecutors charge The Intercept's Greenwald with hacking

21 Jan 2020

BRASILIA, Jan 21 Federal prosecutors charged U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald on Tuesday with assisting a group of hackers who intercepted the cellular phone calls of Justice Minister Sergio Moro when he was the judge handling Brazil's biggest-ever corruption case.

U.S. backs Brazil for OECD membership ahead of Argentina

15 Jan 2020

BRASILIA The United States' change of stance to support Brazil's bid to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) ahead of Argentina was welcomed by the Brazilian government on Tuesday.

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