Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has confirmed his fourth health minister since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the South American country registered a new single-day record for coronavirus deaths. Bolsonaro, a coronavirus sceptic who continues to reject public health restrictions and lockdowns despite a recent surge in coronavirus infections,[…]
Hundreds of people have taken to the streets across large cities in Brazil, snarling traffic as they denounced pandemic lockdown measures opposed by President Jair Bolsonaro. Protesters in trucks, cars and motorcycles, some wrapping in the country’s green and yellow flags, honked horns in the streets of Rio de Janeiro,[…]
Members of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) are finally making appropriate indications for a common pursuit of economic autonomy. In an era of a very cantankerous foreign policy of unilateralism espoused by the US under the Trump administration, the threat of economic demise for perceived or real[…]
Moscow is urging its partners in the BRICS group of nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) to take part in work towards the post-war restoration of Syria, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday. “It is crucially important to support the processes of Syria’s post-conflict restoration,” he told a[…]
Israeli military units will remain stationed at the border of the Palestinian Gaza Strip enclave for an unspecified amount of time, and they are ready to wage an “extensive campaign” if needed, PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said. The Israeli leader produced the warlike comments on Sunday while greeting Brazilian President[…]
Brazil’s former President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday as part of the sweeping anti-corruption investigation known as “Car Wash”, police said. According to the Federal Police office in Rio de Janeiro, authorities carried out 10 arrest warrants, including that of Michel Temer, as well as 26 additional search warrants[…]
Authorities in Brazil have raised the death toll from a massive dam collapse that triggered a devastating landslide to 58 amid fading hopes of finding survivors. Fears of a second dam breach near the southeastern town of Brumadinho receded on Sunday, enabling a search to resume for hundreds still missing after the collapse at mining[…]
Leaders of the Brics emerging economies — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — will gather in Johannesburg on Wednesday for a three-day meeting focused on the threat of a US-led global trade war. China’s President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Brazilian[…]
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s former president, has been denied a habeas corpus request from the country’s Supreme Court, a ruling that will almost certainly see him soon jailed on corruption charges. The court ruled against the two-time president early on Thursday, after a marathon session. Six judges voted[…]
Brazil’s lower house of congress voted on Wednesday to reject a corruption charge against President Michel Temer for allegedly taking bribes, saving him from facing a possible Supreme Court trial that could have ousted him from office. At least 172 of the 513 members of the lower Chamber of Deputies[…]
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