Brazil

Brazil Becomes 2nd Nation To Pass 100,000 Pandemic Deaths

Brazil on Saturday became the second country in the world to pass 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus, second to the United States, which has more than 161,000 deaths and is nearing a different milestone of its own: nearly 5 million confirmed cases...

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Last Year’s Amazon Fires Stirred International Outrage. This Year’s Dry Season Has Started Out...

President Jair Bolsonaro, under pressure in Brazil and beyond, has banned intentional fires and deployed the military.
Related topics: Amazon, Military

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Western Union Strengthens Bond With Banco Semear In Brazil

Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report The Western Union Company (WU): Free Stock Analysis Report Cardtronics PLC (CATM):...

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Brazil Firefighters Race To Contain Wetland Blazes

A tractor cuts a firebreak through the vegetation of the Pantanal, the world's biggest tropical wetlands, as firefighters race to contain the blazes that have been devastating one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth.

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Manchester United Rival Chelsea For Transfer Of Star With €40m Buy-out Clause

Manchester United are reportedly ready to enter the running for the transfer of Porto left-back Alex Telles this summer. The Red Devils are being linked with the Brazil international by a number of... Click Story Headline Above To...

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Southeast Asia And Latin America’s Startup Ecosystems Are More Similar Than You Think

Over the past year, Chinese and Japanese investors poured more than $3 billion into Latin American startups. Brazil has received the bulk of the capital to date, boosting five startups to unicorn status during this time. As these startups reach...
Related topics: Startup

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Q&a: Expert Discusses Environmental Policies Of The Bolsonaro Government

Deforestation in the world's largest rainforest in Brazil has soared under President Jair Bolsonaro. In June the number of fires in the Amazon rainforest, one of the most diverse ecosystems on earth as well as a critical buffer against global...
Related topics: Deforestation, Amazon, Global Warming

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Arsenal Can Move A Step Closer To Smart Signing After Major Development

Arsenal have reportedly been given a major boost in their transfer pursuit of Willian as he’s rejected a new contract offer from Chelsea. According to the Guardian, the Brazil international has... Click Story Headline Above To...

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Brazil Supreme Court Orders Facebook To Block Accounts Of Several Bolsonaro Allies

Photo by Andre Borges/NurPhoto via Getty Images Facebook has blocked the accounts of a dozen allies of President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, BBC News reported. Brazil’s Supreme Court ordered the 12 accounts blocked back in May, as they are under...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, World Photos, BBC

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Democrats Demand Answers From U.s. Ambassador After Reports He Asked Brazil For Favor To Help Trump...

According to a report in O Globo, Brazil’s largest newspaper, Ambassador Todd Chapman asked Brazil’s government to lower ethanol tariffs to help President Trump in Iowa.

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Lawmakers ‘alarmed’ By Reports U.s. Envoy Told Brazil It Could Help Re-elect Trump

The House Foreign Affairs Committee has begun an inquiry into multiple reports in the Brazilian media that the U.S. ambassador was framing negotiations over ethanol tariffs in partisan terms.

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Brazil First Lady Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Brazil’s first lady, Michelle Bolsonaro, tested positive for the new coronavirus Thursday, the government said, after her husband spent two weeks in quarantine with it. The announcement came five days after President Jair Bolsonaro said he was...

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Magnetis Raises $11 Million For Its Automated Wealth Management And Brokerage Service For Brazil

Magnetis, an automated wealth management solution for Brazilian investors, has raised $11 million in a new round of funding as it transforms itself into a full-service brokerage for the nation’s investor class. Investors in the round...

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'unscrupulous Oppression': China Condemns Us Threat Of 'consequences' For Brazil Over Picking Huawei

The Chinese tech giant's participation in the development of 5G networks globally has been a bone of contention between Washington and Beijing as the former claims the company's equipment is designed to spy on behalf of the Chinese government - a...
Related topics: China, Huawei, Beijing

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Telefonica Brasil Sa (viv) Q2 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

Image source: The Motley Fool.Telefonica Brasil SA (NYSE: VIV)Q2 2020 Earnings CallJul 29, 2020, 9:00 a.m. ETOperatorContinue reading
Related topics: US Equity Markets

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Brazil Virus Payout Cuts Extreme Poverty To Least In Decades

A new report says Brazil’s extreme poverty has plunged due to a monthly federal handout during the pandemic, but threatens to bounce back once the government ceases the stopgap welfare program

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Angolan Pastors Break Away From The Universal Church Of Brazil

The dissidents claim to have taken control of 42 percent of the country's templesThe Universal Church of Angola wants to separate from its Brazilian counterpart [YouTube TPA Screenshot] – 27 June 2020, taken by Dércio TsandzanaThe matter...
Related topics: Religion, Angola, Screenshots

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Coronavirus Protests Against “corrupt” Netanyahu Rock Israel, As Cases Per Capita...

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, in office continuously since 2009, is facing a perfect storm. His trial on corruption charges is ongoing. The unemployment rate is 20 percent, and Israel has slightly ...
Related topics: Protests, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel

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Covid-19 Threatens Tens Of Thousands Of Venezuelan Refugees In Brazil

The U.N. refugee agency is increasing efforts to protect tens of thousands of Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Brazil and the communities hosting them from the COVID-19 pandemic, which already has claimed nearly 83,000 lives in the country.Brazil...

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Escobar: Brazil's "money Laundering Scandal From Hell" That No One Wants To Talk About

Escobar: Brazil's "Money Laundering Scandal From Hell" That No One Wants To Talk About Tyler Durden Fri, 07/24/2020 - 22:45 Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Two decades after the fact, a...

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