Brazil


Brazil to fight slavery using drones

2015-07-28 21:30

The Brazilian government plans to use drones to strengthen its fight against slave labour in rural areas.

Fossil of a four-legged snake found in Brazil

2015-07-24 15:28

A fossil of a four-legged snake uncovered in Brazil has shed new light on the origins of snakes as land burrowers, not sea creatures, a study says.

10 000 fish die in delayed Brazil aquarium project

2015-07-12 08:59

More than 10 000 fish have died in temporary holding tanks in Brazil during construction of what is being touted as the world's largest freshwater aquarium.

SAA plans China, Brazil code-shares in sales push

2015-07-09 09:42

Ailing South African Airways plans to announce code-sharing agreements with airlines in Hong Kong and Brazil as it continues efforts to boost revenue.

Brics bank to launch at summit this week

2015-07-06 17:04

The Brics emerging economies will launch a development bank at a summit this week, which may reduce Western dominance of world financial institutions.

US, Brazil pledge to up renewable energy

2015-06-30 21:02

The United States and Brazil have pledged to increase their share of renewable energy in electricity generation from sources other than hydro-power.

Truck flips in Brazil, 1.3 tons of pot rolls out

2015-06-30 12:20

Bad day for a pair of drug traffickers in Brazil: Their truck loaded with marijuana and a car escorting it plunged off a mountain road near Rio de Janeiro, spilling a load of 1.3 tons of pot.

Brazil face uncertainty after another defeat

2015-06-28 19:01

Brazil's national team face an uncertain future after yet another disappointing defeat and coach Dunga says there's a need to "rethink Brazilian soccer."

Brazilian Flamingo gets leg to stand on

2015-06-24 19:15

A Flamingo in a Brazilian zoo has a new leg to stand on, an artificial one.

 

Rio de Janeiro prisons seek to protect transgender inmates

2015-07-28 12:02

Brazil's penitentiaries are notorious for rampant overcrowding and violence endured by all inmates. But advocates say few prisoners are as vulnerable as transvestites and transgender people, who are often singled out for taunting and physical and sexual abuse.

Brazil's Rousseff popularity still falling

2015-07-21 16:09

President Dilma Rousseff's popularity continues to tumble due to a widening corruption scandal and economic recession, Brazilians want to see her impeached.

Ronaldinho signs with Fluminense

2015-07-12 14:02

Former Brazil star Ronaldinho has signed wih Brazilian club Fluminense, less than a month since he left Mexican club Queretaro.

Rash of lynchings shocks Brazil

2015-07-10 22:09

A rash of lynchings of suspected criminals has shocked even violence-hardened Brazilians, baring dark undercurrents in the land of sun and samba.

Brics $100bn pool of reserves to aid with liquidity

2015-07-07 18:32

The Brics group of nations will create a $100bn pool of foreign-exchange reserves to help each other “in case of any problems with dollar liquidity,” the Russian central bank says.

Gunmen kill 6 at bar in Sao Paulo

2015-07-01 23:18

Gunmen burst into bar and killed 6 men in a working class district of Brazil's biggest city.

Brazil plans massive reforestation

2015-06-30 18:12

Brazil plans massive reforestation as part of its contribution to the global climate treaty.

Brazil to open Latin America's first elephant sanctuary

2015-06-29 07:51

Brazil will soon open Latin America's first elephant sanctuary, and its three initial residents will be retired circus animals in need of a safe haven, a report says.

Foreign firms bribing Petrobras left out of cartel

2015-06-25 12:45

Brazilian federal police are investigating foreign companies that may have paid bribes to obtain contracts with state-run oil firm Petrobras.

Powerful Brazil CEO arrested in graft probe

2015-06-21 12:40

Brazilian police have arrested Marcelo Odebrecht, the head of Latin America's largest engineering and construction company Odebrecht SA, over a $2.1bn bribery scheme.

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