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Years after nun's murder, church activists face threats in lawless Amazon

13 Sep 2019

ANAPU, Brazil Fourteen years ago, on a dirt road near a remote settlement in northern Brazil, a gunman paid by local cattle ranchers executed a U.S. nun who had spent much of her life fighting to save the Amazon rainforest and advocating for the rural poor. | Video

Years after nun's murder, church activists face threats in lawless Amazon

12 Sep 2019

ANAPU, Brazil, Sept 12 Fourteen years ago, on a dirt road near a remote settlement in northern Brazil, a gunman paid by local cattle ranchers executed a U.S. nun who had spent much of her life fighting to save the Amazon rainforest and advocating for the rural poor.

Brazil agents raid illegal miners in Amazon as environmental enforcement ratchets up

31 Aug 2019

ALTAMIRA, Brazil Federal agents in Brazil exchanged gunfire with illegal miners in the Amazon state of Para on Friday, according to Reuters witnesses, in a dramatic example of how Brazil has stepped up environmental enforcement in the wake of rainforest fires.

Brazil police recommend no charges for Neymar in rape case

30 Jul 2019

SAO PAULO Brazilian police said on Tuesday they had recommended no rape charges against soccer star Neymar, after a woman he met online said he flew her to Paris and assaulted her in a hotel there.

Brazil education freeze spurs biggest protests yet against Bolsonaro government

16 May 2019

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in cities across Brazil on Wednesday to rally against education spending freezes in the biggest demonstrations yet against President Jair Bolsonaro, who called marchers "useful idiots and imbeciles."

Brazil city burying eight victims of school attack

14 Mar 2019

SUZANO, Brazil Stunned family members on Thursday prepared to bury the eight victims of a school shooting in Brazil, along with the two attackers who carried out the violence, and grappled to understand why the bloodshed took place.

Condemnation of Venezuela's Maduro grows after troops block aid

24 Feb 2019

PACARAIMA, Brazil International condemnation of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro grew on Sunday after he deployed troops to block foreign aid convoys, with Brazil branding it criminal and urging allies to join a "liberation effort" of the South American nation.

U.S. military joins Brazil army exercises in Amazon

08 Nov 2017

TABATINGA, Brazil U.S. military personnel are taking part this week in the largest international army operation ever held deep in the Amazon jungle of northern Brazil, in a sign of closer U.S.-Brazil defense ties.

Brazilian doctors use fish skin to treat burn victims

25 May 2017

FORTALEZA, Brazil Researchers in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for severe burns using the skin of tilapia fish, an unorthodox procedure they say can ease the pain of victims and cut medical costs.

Brazil Espirito Santo state says reaches deal to end police strike

11 Feb 2017

VITORIA, Brazil Authorities in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo on Friday said they had reached a deal to end a week-long police strike that has sparked violent anarchy and left more than 120 people dead.

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