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Tag Archives: Brazil

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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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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