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Montevideo, April 21st 2024 - 21:03 UTC


  • Tuesday, April 2nd 2024 - 20:07 UTC

    Bolsonaro lawsuit against Lula dismissed

    Lula (R) cannot be targeted for his statements as president, the judge ruled

    A court in Brasilia on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit filed by former President Jair Bolsonaro and his wife Michelle, demanding that President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva retract his statements that furniture was missing from the Alvorada Palace when he returned there last January. The Bolsonaros had also requested R$20,000 (US$3,953) in damages.

  • Monday, April 1st 2024 - 19:54 UTC

    Brazilian VP down with Covid-19

    Alckmin was said to be doing well after showing mild symptoms of the malady

    Brazil's Vice President Geraldo Alckmin stayed at home Monday after being diagnosed with Covid-19, Agencia Brasil reported. Alckin is also Minister of Development, Industry, Trade, and Services.

  • Saturday, March 30th 2024 - 11:33 UTC

    Datafloha: About 55% of Brazilians think Bolsonaro tried to stage a coup d'état

    Bolsonaro was denied his passport by De Moraes to travel to Israel in May

    According to a Datafolha survey released Friday by Folha de S.Paulo, 55% of Brazilians believe former President Jair Bolsonaro wanted to stage a coup d'état whereas 39% of those interviewed thought the retired Army captain never had such intentions. In addition, 7% of respondents were unable to answer that question.

  • Saturday, March 30th 2024 - 09:58 UTC

    Unusual criticism from Lula da Silva and Petro on Venezuela's presidential race controversy

    There have been several countries that have censured what happened with the exclusion of the two opposition leaders. But this time it has drawn attention that the governments of Colombia and Brazil

    Renowned South American political figures Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil, and Gustavo Petro, head of state of Colombia, have taken an unusual stance against Venezuela's government, criticizing its refusal to allow opposition candidate Corina Yoris to register for the upcoming presidential elections.

  • Friday, March 29th 2024 - 19:03 UTC

    Dengue epidemic over in Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro health authorities will now focus on influenza, Soranz said

    Rio de Janeiro City authorities Friday announced that the dengue fever epidemic in the country's former capital was over, Agencia Brasil reported. The worst part of the outbreak was recorded between Feb. 18 and 24.

  • Friday, March 29th 2024 - 10:04 UTC

    PAHO: Historic dengue outbreak to hit mainly Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay

    Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina account for 92% of Latin America's dengue cases and 87% of deaths

    According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Latin America is looking ahead at the worst dengue season in history, mainly due to the global increase in temperatures and extreme weather. The worst scenario is likely to occur in Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay.

  • Thursday, March 28th 2024 - 19:32 UTC

    Brazil's newest sub christened before Lula and Macron

    The Brazilian submarines are bigger than the original French Scorpene model from which they derive

    Presidents Emmanuel Macron of France and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil Thursday visited the Itaguaí Naval Complex, the facilities in the State of Rio de Janeiro where the Tonelero (S-42) submarine -a joint undertaking between the two countries- was christened by First Lady Rosângela Lula da Silva.

  • Wednesday, March 27th 2024 - 19:28 UTC

    Brazil and France sign key deals during Macron's visit

    Macron was welcomed by Lula. He will spend 3 days in Brazil on his first official trip to the South American country. He is due back later this year for the G20 Summit

    Presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Emmanuel Macron launched Tuesday in Belém a € 1 billion investment bioeconomy program for the Brazilian Legal Amazon as well as for the part of the Amazon within French Guiana to raise funds through public and private investments over the next four years, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Tuesday, March 26th 2024 - 20:29 UTC

    Brazilian FM talks global peace with Russian counterpart

    “Brazil does not accept a world in which differences are resolved by the use of military force,” stressed Vieira

    Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira held a telephone conversation Tuesday with his Russian colleague Sergei Lavrov during which they reviewed the recent terrorist attack in Moscow and the UN Security Council resolution ordering an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, among other topics. The South American diplomat offered his country's help to cool down the spiraling global tensions.

  • Tuesday, March 26th 2024 - 11:00 UTC

    Why did Bolsonaro spend two nights at Hungary's Embassy in Brasilia?

    Bolsonaro claimed he visits embassies regularly because he is unable to travel abroad since his passport was seized by the police

    Brazil's Federal Police (PF) are investigating why former President Jair Bolsonaro spent two nights at Hungary's Embassy last month, a fact that was disclosed by The New York Times, Agencia Brasil reported.