Brazil has excluded complaints of police violence from an annual human rights report, sparking allegations on Friday of a cover-up amid global outrage over racial injustice and the use of excessive force by law enforcement.
Brazil's COVID-19 death toll overtook Britain's on Friday to become the second-highest in the world with 41,828 dead, but the World Health Organization said the nation's health system was standing up to the pressure.
Home rental firm Airbnb struck a partnership with Brazil's Sao Paulo state to encourage tourism once the novel coronavirus crisis has passed, a company executive said on Friday.
Brazil has surpassed 40,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus and 800,000 cases, according to the latest figures from the health ministry on Thursday. The news came as the number of Latin American cases of the virus broke through the 1.5 million barrier.
Brazil's government resumed publishing the country's total death toll from the coronavirus pandemic, after facing accusations of trying to hide the magnitude of its raging health crisis.
The Rio de Janeiro state legislature voted on Wednesday to open impeachment proceedings against Governor Wilson Witzel over accusations he embezzled funds for fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
Brazil's oil and gas giant Petrobras during the month of Maye exported 1.11 million tons of fuel oil, surpassing the previous record set in February 2020 by 10%. The amount of fuel oil exported was 231% above the volume exported in May last year.
Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon rainforest was worse than previously reported in 2019, revised government data showed, during the first year of President Jair Bolsonaro, who is keen to develop the forest crucial to curbing global warming.
Brazil's most populous state Sao Paulo reported a record number of COVID-19 deaths for the second day running on Wednesday even as its metropolis allowed shops to resume business and prepared to reopen its malls.
According to the Systematic Survey of Agricultural Production (LSPA), released on Tuesday, June 9th, by the IBGE, the country will harvest 245.9 million tons of cereals, legumes and oilseeds by the end of the year, up 1.8% (4.4 million tons more) compared to 2019.