At least 13 people died and 4 others were reported missing in southeastern Brazil Sunday due to storms and floods caused by the passage of an extratropical cyclone (low-pressure system), according to local authorities.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is off on a Latin American tour during which he will visit Brazil, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba between April 17 and 21 to strengthen bilateral cooperation in political, economic, commercial, educational, and humanitarian matters, according to Moscow.
Croatia prevailed 4-2 on penalties over Brazil after a goalless draw during a regular time that finished 1-1 after the extra time to reach the semifinals of the Qatar 2002 football World Cup.
Brazilian health authorities have reported an increase in the number of cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndromes (SARS) in 22 states and the Federal District, where three out of every four detections were of COVID-19.
Brazil's Lower House Thursday passed a bill setting forth the conditions for homeschooling, a trend that has been growing globally following the COVID-19 lockdowns.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has reshuffled his ministerial cabinet and those appointed took their oaths of office Thursday at Brasilia's Planalto Palace. Those who left their offices will be able to run in the upcoming elections for various posts.
Despite mounting opposition against each one of them in their own countries, Presidents Jair Bolsonaro and his Peruvian colleague Pedro Castillo Terrones met last week (Thursday) at the Brazilian Amazonian state of Rondonia, after which both leaders said their differences were a thing of the past.
The suspicion of a possible mad cow case identified in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais has further paralyzed activity in the country's abattoirs, and consequently the price of live cattle. A release from the Association of Brazilian abattoirs in the representation of the industry confirmed the situation.
Exploration and development of oil and gas resources in the ex Dutch colony of Suriname, now an independent country, was the main point of the agenda addressed by Brazilian foreign minister Carlos Franca and his Surinamese peer Albert Randim, during a meeting held in Brasilia.
Foreign companies keep leaving Argentina and claiming those moves are part of global strategies. Local analysts are reluctant to believe these explanations, but perhaps they would reconsider their stance if they see a similar exodus also taking place in Brazil.