‘Christ’ becomes latest in Peru to be ensnared in corruption
19 July 2019 | 8:20 am
A giant statue of Jesus Christ that looms over Lima has caused controversy in Peru because of its financing by the graft-tainted Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht and late ex-president Alan Garcia, with many calling it a symbol of corruption.
29 Jul 2019
Brazilian VP Mourão on President Bolsonaro's first 200 days in office.
31 Jul 2019
Brazilian farmers join soy seed patent claim against Bayer
4 Aug 2019
Justice Minister Sergio Moro wants Brazil to deport "dangerous foreigners." Observers believe that the threat is aimed at the US journalist Glenn Greenwald, whose Intercept has aggressively reported on Moro's conduct.
18 Sep 2019
A Brazilian Pentecostal congregation wants to buy the New Nazareth Church in Berlin. The building is for sale, but local politicians don't want the evangelicals to have it, saying they don't belong in the neighborhood.
30 Nov 2019
A Brazilian court issues a preventive detention order against former Paraguayan president Horacio Cartes in a money laundering case and includes his name on the Interpol red list, in the framework of the Car Wash probe.
29 Jan 2020
Debris litters the streets of the Brazilian town of Raposos after a storm that left dozens dead after torrential rains -- the worst since records were first kept 110 years ago.
7 Feb 2020
Brazilian film director Jorge Bodanzky exposes the Amazon's massive mercury contamination from gold mining in his new film: 'Amazon, the new Minamata?'. He previewed his work at an environmental conference in Oxford which was attended by indigenous leaders from Brazil.
21 Mar 2020
Players from Brazilian club Gremio took to the field wearing masks on Sunday in protest at having to play a soccer match as fears over coronavirus grow in the South American nation.
14 Nov 2020
Brazil has allowed a coronavirus vaccine trial to resume following a volunteer's death. But President Bolsonaro and a political rival already instrumentalized the trial to the detriment of Brazilians, scientists said.
5 Dec 2020
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon increased by 9.5 percent between August 2019 and July 2020 compared to the exact previous period, which is the second consecutive record in 12 years, according to official preliminary data. of 2020 fires in the Brazilian Amazon
15 Feb 2021
Vitoria Buono Boche, a 16-year-old ballerina from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, is missing both of her arms from her shoulders down, but that has not stopped her from pursuing her passion for dancing. This talented teenager is enrolled at the Academia Andrea Falsarella, located in Santa Rita do Sapucai, where she has danced ever since she was five. Not only does she know her ballet positions, but she is also proficient in tap and contemporary dance.
26 Mar 2021
Brazil's new health minister, Marcelo Queiroga, says he is committed to accelerating Brazil's vaccination campaign to achieve at least one million vaccines per day, after the country surpassed 300,000 deaths from Covid-19.
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France has received a request from the Burkinabe military junta to withdraw its troops from the Sahel country and will do so within a month. The success of the counterterrorism operation has been limited, experts say.
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New Delhi has banned sharing links and clips to a BBC film about Prime Minister Modi. Now universities are cracking down on students trying to screen it.
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Thousands turn out to opposition-organised protests in South Africa to express deepening frustration over the country's power crisis. Also, in a rare trial of a former president, ex-Mauritanian leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz appears in court on corruption charges. Finally, faced with about 15,000 tonnes of "e-waste" dumped in landfills every year, Rwanda is focusing more resources on recycling old smartphones.
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The former US president had been blocked from the social media platforms since the January 6, 2021 insurrection. Meta said it was taking measures to prevent "repeat offenders" from violating its rules.
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The Rwandan government says it had to take "defensive measures" after a Congolese combat plane violated its airspace. The Democratic Republic of Congo says the incident amounts to an "act of war."
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Russia's repeated assaults on Ukraine's energy grid has forced many cities to roll out power cuts to save energy. In the capital Kyiv, city authorities have restricted public lighting at night - with serious consequences for people out on the streets.