Thursday, 20 June 2019

Tag Archives: Brazil

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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Riot in Brazil prison leaves 15 choked and stabbed to death

SAO PAULO: A riot between inmates in a prison in Brazilian state of Amazonas ended with 15 dead on Sunday, according to a statement of the state secretariat for prisons. Inmates at the Amazonas jail were choked to death or stabbed with toothbrushes, Colonel Marcos Vinicius Almeida, head of the ...

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Eleven killed in shooting in bar in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO: Gunmen killed at least 11 people in a bar in northern Brazil on Sunday, officials said. The shooting took place in the city of Belem, the public safety department of northern Para state said.There was no immediate word on the motive of the shooting. The attackers fled ...

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Brazil’s Petrobras accepts $8.6bn bid for gas unit

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil’s debt-laden Petrobras has accepted an $8.6 billion offer for its natural gas pipeline unit TAG, the state oil giant said Friday, as it offloads assets to repair its finances. The top bid from France’s Engie and Canadian investment fund Caisse de Depot and Placement du Quebec ...

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Nuclear fuel convoy attacked in Brazil

BRASÍLIA: Gunmen have attacked a convoy of trucks carrying uranium fuel to a nuclear power plant near the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, police say. The convoy came under attack as it drove past a community controlled by drug traffickers in Angra dos Reis, a tourist city 145km (90 ...

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US to designate Brazil as major non-NATO ally

WASHINGTON: The United States will designate Brazil as a major non-NATO ally, the White House said in a joint statement from President Donald Trump and President Jair Bolsonaro. “President Trump announced the United States’ intent to designate Brazil as a Major Non-NATO Ally,” the statement said. US National Security Adviser John Bolton ...

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Death toll in Brazil dam disaster rises to 134

BRASILIA: The toll from a dam collapse at a mine in southeast Brazil has risen to 134 deaths after more than a week of searches, with 199 missing, authorities said. The count showed the gradual recovery operation of bodies more than a week after the January 25 disaster at the ...

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5,000 people leaving Venezuela every day

UN: Nearly 5,000 people leave Venezuela every day, the UN Refugee Agency said. Joung-ah Ghedini-Williams, a spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said at a press conference at UN headquarters that Venezuelans are leaving the country because of “instability and uncertainty” amid a crisis over the presidency. ...

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Death toll in mine company dam collapse in Brazil rises to 58

BRASILIA: The death toll in the massive January 25 collapse of the Brumadinho dam in southeastern Brazil has climbed to 58, while 305 people remain missing after the tragedy, the emergency service of the Minas Gerais state said in a Sunday statement. The emergency service specified that 19 new deaths ...

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Brazil rejects possibility of military Operation against Venezuela

BRASILIA: Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao has rejected the possibility of Brazil taking part in any kind of a military operation against neighbouring Venezuela, which has recently seen an escalation of its months-long political crisis, the Global news outlet reported. According to the Global news outlet, Mourao has stressed that interference ...

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