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Lisandra Paraguassu

CORRECTED-Brazil Supreme Court chief says money laundering unit overreached

14 Sep 2019

BRASILIA, Sept 13 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 third after stabbing attack

01 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 third surgical procedure since the attack although doctors say this one carries only a minor risk.

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.

Amazon burning: Brazil reports highest forest fires since 2010

29 Aug 2019

(This copy published on August 21, 2019, has been updated to correct to say fires highest since 2010 and removes reference to record.) | Video

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

27 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.

Brazil tells ambassadors no time off due to Amazon fires

27 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.

Exclusive: Brazil facilitates deportation of its nationals after U.S. pressure

26 Aug 2019

BRASILIA Brazil is making it easier for the United States to deport undocumented Brazilians by asking U.S. airlines to board deportees even when they have no valid passports, following pressure from the Trump administration, three Brazilian government sources said.

As EU threatens trade retaliation, Brazil sends army to fight Amazon fires

25 Aug 2019

BRASILIA/BRUSSELS European leaders on Friday threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America, reflecting growing international anger at Brazil as a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest intensified an unfolding environmental crisis. | Video

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