Brazil heads into polarizing elections
09 October 2022 | 1:37 pm
Right-wing populist incumbent Jair Bolsonaro is facing a strong challenge from a former Brazilian president, leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Lula has a strong lead in the polls and could win outright in this first round of voting.
Brazilian rescue teams have found a backpack and clothes belonging to British journalist Dom Phillips and tribal expert Bruno Pereira respectively. Their mission to find the missing men continues.
The remains of UK journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira have been found in the Amazon jungle, according to a report. However, federal police deny that the bodies had been found and identified.
A forensic examination on remains found in the Amazon confirmed they belonged to British journalist Dom Phillips. A second set of remains, believed to be those of Bruno Pereira, are still being analyzed.
With young Indigenous people leaving the Amazon in search of jobs the rainforest is losing one of its best lines of defense. Could ensuring they have economic opportunities at home help protect biodiversity?
Strong inflation headwinds could deny Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro a second term, with the incumbent also facing a new corruption scandal. Lula says citizens want to "get rid" of the current government.
Family and friends of British journalist Dom Phillips attended his funeral near Rio de Janeiro. The last rites for Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, who was killed while working with Phillips, were held a day earlier.
South America's largest country is losing trees at a rate of 18 per second according to a new report. Study authors Mapbiomas said this represents an increase of 20% during the course of 2021.
At least 18 people were killed in a police raid targeting organized gangs in Brazil’s second largest city of Rio de Janeiro, local media reported Thursday, July 21.
Bolsonaro was nominated by the right-wing Liberal Party as its official presidential candidate. Polls show leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva defeating Bolsonaro handily in the October elections.
The de facto Saudi leader is set to meet with the leaders of Greece and France. His trip comes less than two weeks after he met US President Joe Biden in Jeddah.
Ukraine has exported its first cargo of grain since a deal was reached with Russia to allow shipment of vital foodstuffs via the Black Sea
Far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and his left-leaning challenger Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have officially launched their campaigns for Brazil's most polarized presidential election in decades.
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