Jeremy Cronin has gone out of his way to use his standing in the movement to help facilitate the counter revolution, writes Thami Ntenteni.
Norway said it would halt Amazon protection subsidies worth 30m euros ($33m) to Brazil, which it accused of turning its back on the fight against deforestation.
Rio de Janeiro state authorities say the powerful, convicted drug leader who attempted to escape prison disguised as his daughter, took his own life.
Forty-six inmates involved in one of Brazil's deadliest prison riots were being transferred to other jails, an official has said.
At least 52 people were killed in a prison riot in the northern Brazilian state of Pará, authorities say.
The Amazon rainforest has the richest biodiversity on the planet, providing shelter to one-tenth of all species of plants and animals. It is also an important carbon store, which helps slow down global warming.
Brazil's Supreme Court has rejected a request to free leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from prison while they consider whether the convicting judge was biased in his case.
At least 40 inmates were killed in four jails in northern Brazil on Monday, authorities said, in the latest wave of violence to rock the country's severely overpopulated and dangerous prison system.
Gunmen killed at least 11 people in a bar in northern Brazil, officials said.
Brazilian police have shot dead eight people in one of Rio de Janeiro's biggest slums on, an official says, just days after figures showed a record number of killings by state officers in the first quarter.
The back streets of Brazil's biggest shantytown have become the stage for an Easter passion play that mirrors the realities faced by its residents.
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A Brazilian gang leader tried to escape from prison by dressing up as his daughter when she visited him behind bars and walking out the penitentiary's main door in her place, authorities have said.
At least 57 inmates were killed during a prison riot in northern Brazil as rival gang factions fought each other, an official said.
Eight gunmen impersonating federal police stole nearly a ton of precious metals, including gold, from an international airport in Brazil, an official said.
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Brazil's Justice Minister and prosecutors collaborated to convict left-wing icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on corruption charges to prevent him from contesting the 2018 election, an investigative news outlet has reported.
Clashes between inmates have killed 15 people at a jail in Amazonas state in northern Brazil, the regional prison authority says.
Next year's Formula 1 Grand Prix in Brazil will be held in Rio de Janeiro, ending a three-decade long association with Sao Paulo.
Brazilian firefighters say they've finished a search for victims of a building collapse in Rio de Janeiro, with 23 people now confirmed dead
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