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Tag Archives: Brazil

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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Brazil looks at privatizing or closing 100 state firms

BRASÍLIA: Brazil’s new government led by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro intends to “privatize or close” around 100 state enterprises to cut public debt, the government said Tuesday. The program is not expected to include Brazil’s most prestigious state-owned companies such as oil giant Petrobras or power firm Eletrobras, considered corporate ...

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Brazil to issue decree relaxing gun laws

BRASILIA: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will issue a decree next week to make it easier for citizens to own a gun, Onyx Lorenzoni, the president’s chief of staff, said Tuesday. Bolsonaro, who took office Jan. 1, is eager to issue the decree because it was one of his key campaign ...

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Gunman kills four in Brazil cathedral, commits suicide

SAO PAULO: A gunman opened fire in a cathedral in the southeastern Brazilian city of Campinas, near Sao Paulo, on Tuesday, killing four worshippers before committing suicide as police shot at him, officials said. Paramedics told media the man fired a revolver and a .38-caliber pistol inside the cathedral at ...

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Divided Brazil barrels towards uncertain presidential run-off

RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP: A deeply polarized Brazil stood at a political crossroads Monday as the bruising first round of the presidential election left voters with a stark choice in the run-off between far-right firebrand Jair Bolsonaro and leftist Fernando Haddad. Bolsonaro, an ultraconservative former paratrooper, easily beat a dozen other ...

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