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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.

Brazil Supreme Court chief says money laundering unit overreached

13 Sep 2019

BRASILIA A Brazilian government agency monitoring money laundering, at the heart of the recent fight against corruption, has repeatedly overreached by acting without judicial approval, the head of the country's Supreme Court told Reuters.

Brazil to hire short-term environmental enforcers following Amazon fires

07 Sep 2019

BRASILIA Brazil doesn't have the funding to hire more permanent environmental enforcement agents in the wake of surging Amazon fires but will contract local environmental police on a short-term basis, Environment Minister Ricardo Salles told Reuters on Friday.

Brazil's Bolsonaro to undergo surgery next week, his fourth after stabbing attack

02 Sep 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, who was stabbed in the abdomen at a campaign rally a year ago, will undergo surgery next week, his fourth surgical procedure since the attack although doctors say this one carries only a minor risk.

Amazon burning: Brazil reports highest forest fires since 2010

29 Aug 2019

(This Aug 20 story corrects to say fires highest since 2010, removes reference to record.) | Video

Brazil looks to neighbors for Amazon support, defends record

29 Aug 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday he would meet with other South American countries to set common policy for defending the Amazon rain forest, while his foreign minister told Reuters the nation should be seen as an environmental hero.

Brazil says open to aid for Amazon fires, but will decide how it's used

28 Aug 2019

BRASILIA/PORTO VELHO, Brazil Brazil said on Tuesday it was ready to accept foreign aid to help fight fires in the Amazon but only if it could determine how it was spent, in an apparent attempt to smooth over a public spat between the Brazilian and French presidents. | Video

Brazil tells ambassadors no time off due to Amazon fires

26 Aug 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's Foreign Ministry on Monday ordered its ambassadors in Europe and other G7 countries not to take vacation for the next two weeks in order to coordinate a diplomatic response to global concerns over the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.

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