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Brazil Environment Ministry fires top climate change officials

27 Feb 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's Environment Ministry has fired two senior climate officials, leaving the posts vacant at a time when the country is under growing scrutiny for the greenhouse gases released by clearing the Amazon rainforest.

Brazil says U.S. will allow fresh Brazilian beef imports

21 Feb 2020

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said on Friday that the United States had reopened its market for Brazilian fresh beef exports, effective immediately.

UPDATE 2-Brazil says U.S. will allow fresh Brazilian beef imports

21 Feb 2020

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Feb 21 Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said on Friday that the United States had reopened its market for Brazilian fresh beef exports, effective immediately.

Brazil farm minister urges calm over coronavirus amid commodities export concern

13 Feb 2020

BRASILIA Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said on Thursday that the impact of coronavirus should be viewed with calm and not blown out of proportion, amid rising concern that the disease outbreak in China could hurt demand for commodities.

UPDATE 1-Brazil farm minister urges calm over coronavirus amid commodities export concern

13 Feb 2020

BRASILIA, Feb 13 Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said on Thursday that the impact of coronavirus should be viewed with calm and not blown out of proportion, amid rising concern that the disease outbreak in China could hurt demand for commodities.

Brazil environment agents surprised by deforestation through rainy season

07 Feb 2020

BRASILIA Aggressive deforestation is starting earlier this year in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, environmental enforcement agents say, with government data on Friday showing destruction doubling in January compared with a year ago.

Brazil environment agents battle stronger deforestation at start of 2020

07 Feb 2020

BRASILIA, Feb 7 Aggressive deforestation is starting earlier this year in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, environmental enforcement agents say, with government data on Friday showing destruction doubling in January compared with a year ago.

U.S.-China trade deal could hurt Brazil soy exports: Brazil farm official

08 Jan 2020

BRASILIA Brazil could lose some recent gains it made in the global soy market during the U.S.-China trade war if those two countries reach a deal to end their dispute, a Brazilian Agriculture Ministry official said on Wednesday.

ACTUALIZA 1-Grupo religioso brasileño se atribuye ataque a productora de TV, por Jesús gay

26 Dec 2019

RÍO DE JANEIRO, 26 dic Un ataque con bombas Molotov en la víspera de Navidad a las oficinas de una productora que grabó un especial de Netflix que presentó a un "Jesús gay" está siendo investigado como intento de homicidio, dijo el jueves la policía, un día después de que un grupo religioso de extrema derecha se lo adjudicó en un video.

Shadowy group says it attacked Brazil's 'gay Jesus' comedy troupe; police investigate

26 Dec 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO A Christmas Eve fire-bomb attack on offices of a comedy troupe that produced a "gay Jesus" Netflix special is being investigated as an attempted homicide, police said on Thursday, a day after a shadowy group claimed responsibility in a video that included a far-right religious statement.

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