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Brazilian turtle breeders shot dead along with teenage daughter

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Police in the Brazilian Amazon state of Pará are investigating the killing of three members of the same family who were shot dead at the riverside home where they bred turtles. The deaths happened on the island of Cac...

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro discharged from hospital

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The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has been discharged from hospital, two days after being admitted with an intestinal obstruction, his latest health complication from a 2018 stabbing. “Being discharged now. Tha...

Brazilian politicians in three-round punch-up after waterpark feud

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Two feuding Amazonian politicians have settled their differences with an ultimate fighting-style rumble in the jungle that has fuelled fears over the increasingly antagonistic nature of Brazilian democracy. Simão Peix...

‘I thought I’d never hear applause again’: Brazilian sambistas rejoice at the return of music

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“If I want to smoke, I’ll smoke. If I want to drink, I’ll drink,” the legendary Brazilian singer Zeca Pagodinho proclaims in one of his best-known sambas. Coronavirus robbed Zeca of an even greater pleasure: performin...

Jair Bolsonaro’s security alleged to have used violence against Brazilian journalists at G20 – reports

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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s security detail allegedly used violence against Brazilian reporters covering his trip to Rome for the G20 meeting, local media reported. The alleged attacks against Brazilian repor...

Brazilian police kill 25 suspects allegedly part of bank robbery gang

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Police in Brazil have killed 25 suspects as part of what authorities called an unprecedented offensive against heavily armed bank robbers whose brazen heists have brought several major cities to a standstill. The alle...

Brazilian player charged with attempted murder after attack on referee

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A Brazilian footballer has been charged with attempted murder after he brutally kicked a referee in the head during a lower league game in the south of the country. The player, William Ribeiro of Sport Club São Paulo,...

Brazilian minister tests positive for Covid after meeting maskless Johnson

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Brazil’s health minister, Marcelo Queiroga, has tested positive for Covid and gone into isolation, 24 hours after meeting a maskless Boris Johnson and other British officials in New York. Queiroga, who sat close to Jo...

Brazilian police investigate Argentina’s four Premier League players

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Brazilian federal police have opened an inquiry to investigate the four Argentina players whose presence at Sunday’s World Cup qualifier in Brazil caused the match to be abandoned. Aston Villa’s Emiliano Martínez and...

Brazilian singer turned congresswoman held over husband’s murder

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The Brazilian gospel star turned congresswoman accused of masterminding the murder of her preacher husband has been arrested after she was expelled from congress earlier this week. Flordelis dos Santos de Souza, an ev...

Brazilian protesters call for Jair Bolsonaro to be impeached

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Protesters took to the streets in several Brazilian cities on Saturday to demand the impeachment of Jair Bolsonaro, the country’s far right president whose popularity has fallen in recent weeks amid corruption scandal...

The Brazilian protest leader determined to bring Bolsonaro’s ‘genocidal’ government down – video

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The Guardian follows Guilherme Boulos, who ran against Bolsonaro in the last elections, as he leads thousands through the streets of São Paulo, calling for the country’s president to be impeached. The pressure is moun...

Brazilian presidential hopeful Eduardo Leite comes out as gay

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One of Brazil’s leading politicians, the presidential hopeful Eduardo Leite, has announced he is gay – a rare move celebrated by many as a triumph over prejudice in a country whose president has declared himself a pro...

Amazônia: life and death in the Brazilian rainforest

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As I sat in my hotel room in Marabá, a city in the Amazon state of Pará, Jornal Nacional – Brazil’s flagship news programme – transmitted images of the country’s newly elected president, Jair Bolsonaro. “The Indigen...

Brazilian wildcat miners attack police and burn indigenous homes in Amazon

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Hundreds of wildcat miners have attacked police who were trying to halt illegal mining in the Brazilian Amazon before raiding an indigenous village and setting houses on fire, according to federal prosecutors in the n...

Brazilian police raid environment ministry over ‘illegal’ timber sales

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Federal police have raided the ministry supposedly tasked with protecting the Brazilian environment and the environment minister’s home as part of an investigation into the illegal export of Amazon timber. The early m...

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