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  • Tuesday, May 30th 2023 - 22:11 UTC

    Presidents Boric and Lacalle Pou criticize Lula da Silva's defense of Maduro's Regime in Brasilia

    “It is serious and I have had the opportunity to see it in the eyes and in the pain of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans in our homeland,” Boric said.

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric expressed his strong disagreement on Tuesday with the statements made by his Brazilian counterpart, Lula da Silva, who had claimed on Monday that the notion of authoritarianism in Venezuela was a “constructed narrative.” Boric emphasized the seriousness of the situation in Venezuela and distanced himself from Lula's defense of Nicolás Maduro and his regime.

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  • Tuesday, May 30th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Lula promises Maduro that integration “will be full”

    Lula plans to promote the de-dollarization of South American economies during Tuesday's Summit

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Monday told his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolás Maduro at the Planalto Palace that the resumption of diplomatic ties between the two countries “will be full.” Maduro, who seldom travels abroad, is in Brasilia to attend Tuesday's Summit of South American leaders hosted by the continent's largest country.

  • Tuesday, May 30th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    Brazilian federal police seize a quarter ton of cocaine in the port of Santos

    The port of Santos is the largest and busiest of Brazil, and many narcotics gangs are taking advantage of its facilities to smuggle drugs in ships to European ports

    Brazilian law enforcement organizations in a combined operation seized some 251 kilos of cocaine on Sunday from a ship in the port of Santos, the country's busiest. The drug was discovered hidden in an underwater compartment of a ship. The Federal Police is in charge of the investigation but did not report of any arrests.

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  • Monday, May 29th 2023 - 10:50 UTC

    Venezuelan president lands in Brazil

    Maduro had last been in Brazil in 2015

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who often canceled his appearances at the last minute, arrived Sunday in Brasilia for Tuesday's South American Summit hosted by Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The last time Maduro visited the continent's largest country was in 2015 for the presidential inauguration of former President Dilma Rousseff.

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  • Monday, May 29th 2023 - 10:19 UTC

    Bolsonaro has offended all journalists, São Paulo court rules

    According to the plaintiffs, the former president's statements were given “in a hostile, disrespectful, and humiliating manner”

    Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro must pay some US$ 10,000 in compensation for “collective moral damage” after having offended journalists while in office, a court of appeals ruled last week on a case filed in 2021 by the Union of Journalists of São Paulo.

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  • Monday, May 29th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Yellow fever deaths recorded again in São Paulo

    Authorities have upped their vaccination strategy to avoid an outbreak

    After two years without any cases, São Paulo health authorities reported during the weekend that two patients had died from yellow fever this year after four people were infected. Although both fatalities took place in the State of São Paulo, one of the victims was a resident of Minas Gerais. The State had had no cases of the disease since 2020 when one record was confirmed.

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  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Lula's Summit to gather 11 South American leaders in Brasilia

    In addition to the meeting, Lula is expected to have one-on-one encounters with some of his guests

    President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's “retreat” Summit scheduled for May 30 will gather 11 South American leaders, it was confirmed Friday in Brasilia. The presidents of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela have confirmed their presence. The only absence will be that of Peruvian President Dina Boluarte, who has internal legal impediments, it was reported. Instead, Prime Minister Alberto Otárola will be attending.

  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Lula not to travel to St Petersburg for Putin meeting

    The Brazilian leader's decision has been regarded as a sign of moderation after failing to meet with Zelensky in Hiroshima

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has become a major player in South American diplomacy lately, but he has been forced to decline an invitation from his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin to go to St. Petersburg. “I can't go to Russia now,” Lula said days after a frustrated meeting with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky in Hiroshima.

  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 08:48 UTC

    Belém to host UN Climate Summit 2025 (COP30)

    “I am sure that Governor Helder Barbalho and the people of Pará are prepared to promote the best COP in history,” Lula said when making the announcement

    The Brazilian city of Belém, the capital of the state of Pará, will host UN Climate Summit 2025 (COP30), President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced Friday in a video published on social networks. “It will be an honor for Brazil to receive representatives from all over the world in a state of our Amazon,” said Lula.

  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 08:00 UTC

    UK and Brazil sign launching of the Partnership for Green and Inclusive Growth

    Foreign Secretary James Cleverly. and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, Mr. Mauro Vieira

    Brazil and UK signed this week a Joint Declaration launching the Partnership on Green and Inclusive Growth on the occasion of the official visit to Brazil of the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Mr James Cleverly.