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Brazil's Bolsonaro takes softer tone on Argentine president

11 Dec 2019

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro toned down his criticism of Argentina's new left-leaning Peronist government on Wednesday and said he was open to a visit from incoming President Alberto Fernandez, who he previously branded a "red bandit."

Brazil's president urges Mercosur to quickly implement trade deals

05 Dec 2019

BENTO GONÇALVES, Brazil Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that the South American trade bloc Mercosur needs to hurry up and implement agreements the group has negotiated.

Mercosur presidents meet, stung by U.S. metal tariffs

03 Dec 2019

BENTO GONÇALVES, Brazil The presidents of South America's Mercosur trade bloc meet on Wednesday under the cloud of tariffs restored by U.S. President Donald Trump on steel and aluminium imports from its two largest members, Brazil and Argentina.

Brazil seeks more funding to combat environmental destruction

20 Nov 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's plans for environmental protection remain unchanged even as deforestation skyrockets, but Environment Minister Ricardo Salles said on Wednesday the country was looking for more money to implement those plans.

Exclusive: Brazil likely to vote with U.S. against Cuba at U.N. over embargo

06 Nov 2019

BRASILIA Brazil is expected to vote for the first time against an annual U.N. resolution on Thursday condemning the U.S. economic embargo on communist-run Cuba, two people in the Brazilian government told Reuters.

Brazil unveils reform package to tackle huge fiscal deficit

05 Nov 2019

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's government unveiled a bundle of wide-ranging reforms on Tuesday, aimed at cutting spending and reducing the size of the state to drive down its chronic fiscal deficit.

Left's win in Argentina strains Brazil ties, deepens regional divide

28 Oct 2019

BRASILIA The election of leftist Alberto Fernandez in Argentina, who Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has called a "red bandit," sets the stage for a run-in between South America's two biggest economies that could derail their Mercosur trade bloc.

Left's win in Argentina strains Brazil ties, deepens regional divide

28 Oct 2019

BRASILIA The election of leftist Alberto Fernandez in Argentina, who Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has called a "red bandit," sets the stage for a run-in between South America's two biggest economies that could derail their Mercosur trade bloc.

Brazil's Bolsonaro fires land rights chief at urging of farm official: sources

01 Oct 2019

BRASILIA Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has fired the head of the agency responsible for rural land rights at the urging of an official backed by the country's powerful agriculture lobby, two sources told Reuters on Monday.

Hundreds killed in Brazil's Amazon over land, resources in past decade: HRW report

17 Sep 2019

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO A Human Rights Watch report on Tuesday found that more than 300 people have been killed over the past decade in conflicts over the use of land and resources in the Amazon, many by organized criminal networks profiting from illegal deforestation.

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