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Montevideo, December 5th 2023 - 03:25 UTC


  • Thursday, November 9th 2023 - 22:42 UTC

    Suspected Hezbollah terrorists arrested in Brazil

    Hezbollah and the Iranian regime continue to operate around the world to attack Israeli, Jewish, and Western targets,” the Mossad said

    Brazil’s Federal Police (PF) Wednesday arrested two suspects in Sao Paulo in connection with plans to stage “terrorist acts” against the Jewish community in the South American country. Behind the plot was reported to be the terrorist group Hezbollah, according to Israeli secret service Mossad sources quoted by local media.

  • Thursday, November 9th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    Brazil: Appointment of official with previous office under Bolsonaro sparks controversy

    Fufuca said Medeiros’ background is purely technical

    Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva appointed Antonio Paulo Vogel de Medeiros as Deputy Sports Minister, it was reported Tuesday. The news became relevant since Medeiros worked as the executive secretary (second-in-command) at the Education Ministry under former President Jair Bolsonaro and even served as acting Minister between 2019 and 2020 following the departure of staunch Bolsonarist Abraham Wintraub.

  • Thursday, November 9th 2023 - 09:34 UTC

    Brazil: Bird flu emergency extended

    The PAHO has recorded human cases of bird flu in the Americas, including the United States, Chile, and Ecuador

    Brazilian authorities Wednesday extended for 180 days a declaration of animal health emergency nationwide due to avian influenza, Agencia Brasil reported. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock adopted the measure due to the identification of outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus, mainly in wild birds.

  • Wednesday, November 8th 2023 - 19:06 UTC

    Brazil to become world's leading chicken meat exporter in 2024

    Brazil is projected to account for 36% of worldwide exports, with the United States (the world’s second-largest chicken meat producer) responsible for 25%.

    According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), global chicken meat exports are expected to reach at least 14 million tons next year, marking a 2.91% growth compared to this year’s exports.

  • Wednesday, November 8th 2023 - 12:44 UTC

    Brazil: poll shows 57% agree Bolsonaro should be indicted due to Congress attack

    In addition to Bolsonaro, Anderson Torres, and Generals Walter Braga Netto and Augusto Heleno are among those indicted for the Jan. 8 events

    A nationwide survey carried out between Oct. 20 and 23 showed 57% of Brazilians believed that the indictment of former President Jair Bolsonaro was the correct decision by the Joint Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPMI) delving into the case of the Jan. 8 riots in Brasilia where the headquarters of ll three branches of government were attacked.

  • Tuesday, November 7th 2023 - 09:21 UTC

    Importance of Brazilian SMEs highlighted

    “Job generation ensures that Brazil once again becomes the country of employability,” said Décio Lima

    According to a study released Monday, small businesses account for 71% of the jobs created in Brazil until September this year, Agencia Brasil reported. The document showed some 1.5 million work opportunities had been opened nationwide, 211,764 of them formal.

  • Monday, November 6th 2023 - 09:19 UTC

    Lula’s party announces endorsement to Massa

    Lula is a key regional ally of Argentine President Alberto Fernández.

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s Workers’ Party (PT) announced it would support Argentina’s Economy Minister Sergio Massa against Libertarian Congressman Javier Milei in the Nov. 19 runoff.

  • Saturday, November 4th 2023 - 23:31 UTC

    Fluminense beat Boca Juniors in extra time for first Libertadores Cup title

    Cano was the tournament's top scorer and most valuable player

    Substitute John Kennedy gave Fluminense a crucial 2-1 win over Argentina's Boca Juniors on Saturday to secure the Rio de Janeiro club's first Libertadores Cup title in a cliffhanger final at the legendary Maracana stadium.

  • Saturday, November 4th 2023 - 11:23 UTC

    Record oil and gas output reported in Brazil

    Of every 100 barrels produced in Brazil, 86 come from reservoirs geographically linked to Rio de Janeiro

    After extraction in September this year reached 4.666 million barrels of oil equivalent per day, authorities in South America's largest country spoke of record oil and gas production, Agencia Brasil reported citing oil authority ANP sources.

  • Saturday, November 4th 2023 - 11:00 UTC

    Football clubs of Brazil and Argentina agree on joint appeal against violence

    The match is to be played Saturday at the legendary Maracana Stadium

    Directors of football clubs Fluminense of Brazil and Boca Juniors of Argentina launched an appeal against violence after brawls between fans in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the Libertadores Cup final to be played Saturday at the legendary Maracana Stadium, Agencia Brasil reported.