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Montevideo, March 21st 2023 - 03:42 UTC


  • Friday, March 10th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    FMs of Brazil, Paraguay highlight mutual progress

    Since Lula took office on Jan. 1, Brazil's connections with its neighbors are a priority again, Vieira told Arriola

    Foreign Ministers Mauro Vieira and Julio Cesar Arriola Thursday underlined in a joint statement how bilateral trade and cooperation in security areas between Brazil and Paraguay was progressing. The document was released Thursday during Vieira's first official visit to Asunción, where he also met with President Mario Abdo Benítez.

  • Friday, March 10th 2023 - 10:06 UTC

    Brazilian magistrate says Bolsonaro may not wear or use Arabian jewels

    Justice Nardes is known to be close to Bolsonaro

    A magistrate from Brazil's Court of Audit (TCU) Thursday banned former President Jair Bolsonaro from wearing and selling jewelry worth R$ 400,000 (around US$ 77,430) brought from Saudi Arabia which the once head of state allegedly admitted having received.

  • Thursday, March 9th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Uruguay, Brazil agree on joint infrastructure works

    Brazil also invited Uruguay to the 2024 G20 Summit

    Brazilian and Uruguayan officials have reached an understanding whereby the Rivera airport will become binational, a waterway will be developed, and a new bridge will be built over the Yaguarón river, it was announced after Tuesday's encounter in Brasilia featuring Foreign Ministers Francisco Bustillo and Mauro Viera, among other dignitaries.

  • Thursday, March 9th 2023 - 10:13 UTC

    Brazilian women march against increase in femicides

    Eight women have been murdered so far in 2023 in Brasilia

    Brazilian women focused Wednesday during their annual March 8 march across the Federal District of Brasilia (DF) on the eight femicides already recorded so far this year in the country's capital, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Wednesday, March 8th 2023 - 12:45 UTC

    Argentina's cancellation of Córdoba-Mt. Pleasant route made official

    Argentina's Foreign Ministry said the decision was taken due to the UK's reluctance to discuss other flights... and sovereignty

    The Argentine Government's decision to strike the authorization once granted to LATAM Brasil to serve Mount Pleasant in the Malvinas/Falkland Islands from Córdoba has been made official since it was published Tuesday in the Official Gazette.

  • Tuesday, March 7th 2023 - 09:23 UTC

    Lula gets call from King Charles III

    Lula and Charles had met in 2009 when the then-Prince of Wales visited the Planalto Palace

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva Monday held a telephone conversation with King Charles III to discuss environmental issues and bilateral ties, Agencia Brasil reported. The call took place around 3:30 pm Brazilian time and was included in the agenda released by the Planalto Palace.

  • Monday, March 6th 2023 - 07:11 UTC

    “My mission is not over,” Bolsonaro tells conservatives at “Trumpfest” event

    “I had much more support in 2022 than in 2018. I don't know why the numbers showed the opposite,” Bolsonaro said before a large conservative audience

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has been nicknamed “The Trump of the Tropics,” got a rock star reception when he made his political rentrée Saturday evening at a US Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in which most Republican contenders for next year's elections were testing the waters, particularly former President Donald Trump.

  • Sunday, March 5th 2023 - 11:06 UTC

    Bolsonaro claims he did nothing wrong regarding the case of the First Lady's jewels

    Despite Bolsonaro's statements, Minister Dino wants a police enquiry into the case

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he was being falsely accused in the case of the jewels he allegedly tried to smuggle into the South American country last year after an official trip to Saudi Arabia. “They are accusing me of a gift that I did not ask for, nor did I receive. There is no illegality on my part,” Bolsonaro insisted.

  • Saturday, March 4th 2023 - 09:35 UTC

    Scandal: Bolsonaro tried to smuggle Arabian jewels into Brazil

    Saudi Arabia gave First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro US$ 3 million worth of jewels right after Petrobras sold them a refinery for US$ 1.8 billion

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tried to smuggle into his country almost US$ 3 million worth of jewels, O Estado de Sao Paulo reported. The newspaper article also explained that “a necklace, a ring, a watch and a pair of diamond earrings,” had been a gift Saudi Arabia gave then-First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro in Oct. 2021.

  • Saturday, March 4th 2023 - 09:09 UTC

    Lula tells Zelenski once again that Brazil wants to mediate with Russia

    Lula insisted on his idea of a “peace club” while Zelenski believes his stance is not fully understood

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva Friday told his Ukrainian colleague Volodymyr Zelenski once again through a video conference that the South American country was willing to broker a peaceful solution with Russia.