Anti-crime operation in Rio de Janeiro slum leaves 21 people dead, officials say, a year after the bloodiest-ever favela raid in the city's history.
"We cannot have an electoral system over which the shadow of suspicion hangs," right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro tells a meeting in Rio de Janeiro city.
Group of 80 jurists and legal researchers appeal to UN special rapporteur to visit Brazil and report ongoing attacks on Supreme Court and Superior Electoral Court, which oversees elections.
The decision means that the South American football giants, who have qualified for the World Cup, seem set to play their essentially meaningless 18th qualifying game, possibly in September.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva launches a campaign to reclaim the Brazilian presidency from Jair Bolsonaro with a promise to "send fascism back to the sewer of history."
Deforestation of the world’s largest tropical rainforest soared to record levels last month, destroying more than 1,000 square kilometres, nearly double the previous high.
When to water your plants and how much to water? A new leaf-mounted device allows measurement of plant water content through electrodes which wirelessly transmit information into an app and a website.
Since Jair Bolsonaro took office in January 2019, the federal government has responded to just 2.17 percent of deforestation alerts in Amazon and other regions, an environmental monitor says.
Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro and ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stage competing rallies that are expected to become previews of their campaigns for presidential elections.
Both countries sign key agreements to strengthen cultural and political relations, Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu says following a meeting with his Brazilian counterpart Carlos Franca in capital Brasilia.
The 2021 edition of the Carnival was cancelled due to a spike in Covid-19 cases, but it is back and exuberant as ever now that infections are plunging.
Of the 428,085 square kilometres of native vegetation Brazil has lost in the past 30 years, just 1.6 percent was on indigenous lands, a new report shows.
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