Brazil’s environmental police struggle to save protected birds from traffickers
10 December 2022 | 1:33 pm
Wildlife trafficking is the third most profitable illegal activity in the world, after arms trafficking and drug trafficking. In Brazil, where traffickers can earn nearly $2 billion a year, some 80 percent of trafficked animals are birds – often endangered species.
We bring you a special edition on the upcoming elections in Brazil. On October 2, some 156 million Brazilians will head to the polls to elect a third of their senators, 513 deputies, all 27 governors and Brazilian state legislatures, as well as a president.
He is the candidate of hope and renewal for some, a demon of the past and a symbol of corruption for others. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who became Brazil's first left-wing president in 2002, hopes to return to the country’s top job after the presidential election, whose first round takes place on October 2.
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.
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Simone Tebet urged her voters to back Lula due to his "commitment to democracy." Former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso also endorsed his leftist former rival.
New figures have highlighted the devastation caused by President Bolsonaro's attacks on environmental rights. Brazil's presidential vote could determine the fate of the Amazon rainforest.
Paris St Germain and Brazil soccer star Neymar Jr. arrived in Barcelona’s High Court on Monday where he and eight others will stand trial charged with fraud and corruption over the player's transfer to Barcelona from Santos in 2013.
The leftist presidential candidate has vowed to protect religious liberty while in office. Lula's right-wing opponent, incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro, receives strong support from protestants.
Former Brazilian soccer star Marcos Evangelista de Moraes, who is also known as 'Cafu', welcomed FIFA’s Qatar World Cup trophy in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium on Friday during the cup's Latin American tour.
There are just a few days to go until the second round of the presidential run-off in Brazil. Both incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and his left-wing rival Lula da Silva are leaving no stone unturned in trying to convince voters that they've got what it takes to lead the country going forward.
In the run-up to this Sunday's presidential run-off in Brazil, both candidates are fighting for votes in the northeast of the country. The vast, poor and arid region is of strategic importance, as it has historically been a breeding ground for the left.
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