The world must race to avert disastrous loss of water supplies, Brazil's President Michel Temer told a conference Monday, after the UN said some 5.7 billion people may run short of drinking water by 2050.Add your comment!
Protesters interrupted the start on Monday of an election campaign tour by former Brazilian president Lula da Silva, who leads opinion polls but faces a lengthy jail sentence for corruption. Police had to intervene to separate some 150 protesting farmers and Lula's supporters in Bage, where the populist leader was starting a bus tour of southern Brazil ahead of October 7 elections.1 comment
It took about eight months, but Brazil's giant meat packing industry JBS is finally free of its Five Rivers Cattle Feeding operations. The Greeley-based company in Colorado had planned since last June to sell its massive cattle feeding operations, which span six states including Colorado. The deal became final and closed on Friday.Add your comment!
Travelers to Brazil are being warned to vaccinate themselves against yellow fever due to an outbreak of the disease in urban areas, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned in a press release on Friday.Add your comment!
Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva launched a book Friday in which he says he is ready to go to jail and serve a 12-year and one-month sentence on a corruption charge conviction.6 comments
By Gustavo Ribeiro for The Brazilian Report<br />
Since last year, Brazil’s Superior Electoral Court (TSE) has expressed its concerns about how organized crime could tamper with our elections. From sponsoring corrupt candidates that would turn a blind eye to drug-trafficking gangs to hit jobs against combative politicians, the threat has been palpable.
Crying, chanting and screaming in anger, thousands gathered in front of the Rio de Janeiro state legislature on Thursday to say goodbye to a black city councilwoman shot in the head four times, a brazen murder that shocked Brazil and raised questions about the effectiveness of a military intervention in the country's second biggest city.26 comments
A key aide of Brazil’s President Michel Temer has been indicted on charges of corruption and money-laundering. Senator Romero Juca, one of the major architects of the Temer administration’s reform agenda and an advocate for central bank independence, is being charged with soliciting illegal campaign funding of construction company Odebrecht in return for political favors.11 comments
Brazilian President Michel Temer said that he could lift the federal military intervention in Rio de Janeiro state by October to allow for a pension reform vote in Congress.3 comments
The Brazilian Superior Electoral Court (TSE) revoked changes introduced to a resolution on election polls. The changes had been criticized by research institutes and associations which believed they could be interpreted as restrictions to the press.3 comments