Saturday, 14 December 2019

Tag Archives: Brazil

Brazil’s Ex-President Could Be Freed After Top Court Ruling

SAO PAULO: Brazil’s Supreme Court delivered a ruling that could release almost 5,000 inmates still appealing their convictions, including former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and other powerful figures jailed in a sprawling corruption investigation. The court decided in a 6-5 vote late Thursday that a person can be ...

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Death toll in Brazil hospital fire rises to 11

RIO DE JANEIRO: A fire raced through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, forcing staff to wheel patients into the streets on beds or in wheelchairs and leaving at least 11 people dead, Brazilian officials said Friday. Four firefighters were hospitalized after battling the overnight blaze at Badim Hospital and ...

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India ranked as one of world’s worst countries for expats

India is the fifth-worst country in the world for expats, according to a new report released by Inter Nations, a leading network for guidance to expats based around the world. In the Expat Insider Survey 2019, India is ranked fifth from bottom in terms of safety and security among 64 ...

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Brazilian govt rejects G7 aid to fight Amazon fires

BRUSSELS: French President Emmanuel Macron said that leaders of G7 countries agreed to help the countries of the Amazon basin to deal with forest fires that he described as a serious international crisis, while criticizing his Brazilian counterpart, Jair Bolsonaro, for not following his obligations to combat climate change. The ...

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As forest fires rage, experts worry about the future of the Amazon

There are more than 165,000 fires burning in the Amazon rainforest – and a significant number of them, more than 75,000, are burning in Brazil. The Amazon spans more than 5.5 million square kilometres, is home to roughly 40,000 plant species, 1,300 bird species and 2.5 million species of insects. ...

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Nokia says Brazil 5G auction may be world’s biggest yet

SAO PAULO: Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia Oyj expects Brazil to host the world’s biggest-ever single auction for fifth-generation (5G) spectrum next year, a senior executive told Reuters. After partnering with Uruguayan state-run carrier Antel to deploy the first 5G network in Latin America, Nokia is setting its sights on ...

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Brazil jail riot in Para state leaves 57 dead

BRASILIA: At least 57 people have been killed in a prison riot in Brazil which saw rival gangs battle for five hours, officials say. Gang members from one prison block invaded another part of Altamira jail in Pará state. Sixteen of the dead were decapitated and the remainder suffocated after ...

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Thousands protest in Brazil in support of justice minister

RIO DE JANEIRO: Thousands protested in Brazil on Sunday in support of Justice Minister Sergio Moro, who is battling claims he conspired with prosecutors on his anti-corruption drive to keep former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from another presidential run. Moro, who was a powerful judge before joining President ...

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Brazil Supreme Court criminalizes homophobia

BRASILIA: Brazil’s Supreme Court voted to criminalize homophobia, an important step for sexual minorities in one of the most dangerous countries for LGBT people in the world. The Supreme Federal Court (STF), which voted eight to three in favour of the measure, classified homophobia as a crime similar to racism, ...

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