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U.S. to upgrade military ties with Brazil during visit next week - sources

15 Mar 2019

BRASILIA The United States will strengthen military ties with Brazil to a level usually reserved for NATO allies during President Jair Bolsonaro's visit to Washington next week, boosting growing cooperation between the Americas' two largest militaries, two Brazilian government officials said on Thursday.

Brazil sends expedition to protect isolated Amazon tribe

07 Mar 2019

BRASILIA Brazilian anthropologists are looking for members of an Amazon tribe that has had little or no contact with the outside world to steer them clear of a rival indigenous group and avoid a bloody clash of cudgels against arrows.

Emboldened by Bolsonaro, armed invaders encroach on Brazil's tribal lands

03 Mar 2019

CAMPO NOVO DE RONDONIA, Brazil Ten days after Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro took office, dozens of men entered protected indigenous land in a remote corner of the Amazon, hacking a pathway beneath the jungle canopy.

Venezuela's Guaido vows to return to Caracas despite threat of prison

01 Mar 2019

BRASILIA Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, visiting Brazil to drum up support for his bid to push for a change of government in his country, said on Thursday he will return to Caracas by Monday despite threats of imprisonment.

Venezuela's Guaido to meet Brazil's president in anti-Maduro push

28 Feb 2019

BRASILIA, Feb 28 Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido met with European Union ambassadors to Brazil on Thursday ahead of a meeting with Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro in an effort to drum up international pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to step down.

Venezuela's Guaido to visit Brazil in bid to keep pressure on Maduro

28 Feb 2019

BRASILIA/GENEVA Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido was due to arrive in Brazil on Wednesday night to meet with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as part of a tour of several nations to ratchet up international pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to step down.

New Brazil government backs former outlaw indigenous farmers

07 Feb 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's new right-wing government is backing an indigenous tribe that was fined under the previous administration for commercial farming practices banned on tribal land, saying they are an example to be followed as it pushes to open reservations to agriculture.

Hundreds missing after Vale dam burst at Brazil mine, seven bodies found

26 Jan 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian rescuers were searching for some 200 missing people after a tailings dam burst on Friday at an iron ore mine owned by Vale SA, the second major dam disaster involving the company in just over three years. | Video

Brazil prosecutor warns Bolsonaro government on indigenous land rights

24 Jan 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's top prosecutor on Wednesday called for right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's government to respect the land rights of 900,000 indigenous citizens, which have been threatened by a wave of land invasions since he took office.

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