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UPDATE 1-Portuguese group offered new land to build resort in Brazil - CEO

22 Nov 2019

LISBON/BRASILIA, Nov 22 Portuguese hotel group Vila Gale intends to go ahead with a plan for a beach resort in the Brazilian state of Bahia, but at a new location, its CEO said on Thursday, three days after it dropped a project on disputed indigenous lands.

Portuguese group receives new offers to build luxury resort in Bahia, CEO says

22 Nov 2019

LISBON Portuguese hotel group Vila Gale has received new offers to build a luxury resort in the Brazilian state of Bahia and "will advance" with one of them, its CEO said on Thursday, three days after the company canceled a project in the same region due to public pressure over the disputed nature of the land.

Brazil's Bolsonaro launches his own party in political gambit

21 Nov 2019

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro launched a new political party on Thursday, the Alliance for Brazil (APB), under the banner of fighting graft and advancing Christian values, a breakaway move that could fragment his base.

Victory for Brazil tribe as hotel group cancels plans for luxury resort

19 Nov 2019

LISBON/BRASILIA A Brazilian tribe that has been fighting for 15 years to preserve land they use to gather food won a victory on Monday when public pressure made Portuguese hotel group Vila Gale cancel plans to build a 500-room luxury resort on the Bahia coast.

BRICS leaders avoid discussion of Venezuela divisions

14 Nov 2019

BRASILIA Leaders of the BRICS major emerging economies made no mention of Venezuela during a two-day summit in Brazil's capital, according to diplomats, putting aside a rift over the fate of the chaotic South American country to focus on global economic issues instead.

BRICS nations vow to stand up to unilateral protectionism

14 Nov 2019

BRASILIA The BRICS nations of leading emerging economies warned on Thursday that trade tensions and policy uncertainty are undermining confidence in international commerce, investment and economic growth.

Venezuelan opposition group ends occupation of embassy in Brazil

13 Nov 2019

BRASILIA Backers of Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido left the country's embassy in Brasilia on Wednesday, after a tense 11-hour standoff that created a diplomatic embarrassment for Brazil's right-wing government. | Video

BRICS summit marks recovery of China-Brazil relations

13 Nov 2019

BRASILIA Jair Bolsonaro's repeated bashing of China on the campaign trail last year left diplomats on both sides worried he might take a wrecking ball to one of the world's biggest trading partnerships.

Brazil mulls nuclear agency as stepping stone to OECD membership

11 Nov 2019

BRASILIA Brazil is considering joining the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), a specialized agency within the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which could serve as a stepping stone to joining the rich-nations club, its head said.

Lula leaves prison, firing up Brazil's left and right

09 Nov 2019

BRASILIA/CURITIBA, Brazil Brazil's leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva left prison on Friday after a judge ordered his release, startling financial markets and reigniting both ends of the political spectrum with calls for demonstrations in coming days.

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U.S. House committee postpones votes on articles of impeachment

U.S. lawmakers will vote Friday on whether to move forward with impeaching Republican President Donald Trump, as the Democratic head of the Judiciary Committee shocked Republicans by declining to hold a late-night vote after a hearing that lasted more than 14 hours.