The Intercept journalist was assaulted by right-wing commentator Augusto Nunes during a live-streamed debate on a Brazilian radio station.
Daniel Wilkinson, managing director of Human Rights Watch's Americas division, says President Jair Bolsonaro has put "defenders of the [Amazon] forest at serious risk."
Trump aide says US is keen to tackle blazes engulfing parts of the world's largest rainforest but it prefers a plan that includes a discussion with Brazil's government.
Norway and Germany, among others, have discontinued financial aid for the Amazon Fund, leading some Brazilian federal governors to appeal directly to Europe to change their minds.
Oil workers are striking over pension reforms that will raise the minimum retirement age and workers' contributions.
Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that he would be open to the possibility of the United States operating a military base on his country's soil, a move that would form a sharp shift in direction for Brazilian foreign policy.
Far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro has been sworn in as Brazil’s president after winning on an anti-graft platform. But Bolsonaro’s history of alarming opinions ranges from celebrating torture and making rape threats to mining the Amazon.
Over 140 million Brazilians are eligible to vote in the second round of the presidential elections on Sunday. It follows what many are calling one of the most tense election campaigns in the country's recent history.
Jair Bolsonaro is well ahead in the polls forecasting the run-off on October 28. And nowhere is his candidacy better supported than in the southern state of Santa Catarina.
Brazil's leftist presidential candidate Fernando Haddad accuses his far-right rival Jair Bolsonaro of "illegal" dirty tricks by hiring firms to spread lies through bulk messages via WhatsApp. Bolsonaro denies allegation.
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