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September 23, 2020
World powers clash, virus stirs anger at virtual UN meeting
Kept apart by a devastating pandemic and dispersed across the globe, world leaders convened electronically Tuesday for an ...
September 22, 2020
Bolsonaro to world: Brazil is victim of environmental smear
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro defended his administration’s record protecting the Amazon rainforest, telling the United ...
September 20, 2020
Pandemic retools diplomacy as world leaders gather virtually
With COVID-19 still careening across the planet, the annual gathering of its leaders in New York will be replaced this year ...
September 07, 2020
Quarantine-weary Brazilians head to beaches despite warnings
Suellen de Souza could no longer endure the confinement. After six months of precautions, the Brazilian nursing technician ...
September 05, 2020
Brazil leader rapped for stirring doubt on COVID-19 vaccine
Critics of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro are again speaking out against the leader’s stance on the coronavirus pandemic, ...
August 31, 2020
Brazil Indigenous chief Raoni tests positive for coronavirus
Chief Raoni Metuktire, an Indigenous leader who became a symbol of the fight for the preservation of the Amazon forest in ...
August 29, 2020
Top Brazil official says no halt to Amazon protections
Brazil’s environment ministry said it will continue operations to curb deforestation and fires in the Amazon and other ...
August 28, 2020
Brazil legislators press president to keep ethanol tariff
A group of Brazilian lawmakers made a final push Thursday to try to convince President Jair Bolsonaro not to reduce tariffs ...
August 27, 2020
Latin America's evangelical churches hard hit by pandemic
Some 400 men and women spaced themselves across a sprawling worship hall, praying through face masks with arms raised for the ...
August 17, 2020
Indigenous protesters in Brazil demand COVID-19 protection
Dozens of Indigenous people, many daubed in black paint representing their grief and fighting spirit, blocked a major highway ...
August 17, 2020
The Latest: Coronavirus slams Japan's economy
TOKYO — Japan’s economy shrank at annual rate of 27.8% in April-June, the worst contraction on record, as the coronavirus ...
August 12, 2020
Worldwide virus cases top 20 million, doubling in six weeks
It took six months for the world to reach 10 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. It took just over six weeks for that ...
August 09, 2020
Brazil makes grim milestone -- 100,000 deaths from COVID-19
Brazil surpassed a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday night, and five months after the first reported ...
August 06, 2020
The Latest: Australia pledges $1.4M for Beirut relief effort
The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 6 a.m. Thursday The Australian government has pledged an initial 2 ...
August 05, 2020
Trump's envoy close to Brazil's leader -- some say too close
At a time of warming U.S.-Brazil relations, a diplomatic dilemma of sorts has emerged for the American ambassador: how much ...
August 01, 2020
Facebook bows to Brazil judge, blocks 12 accounts worldwide
Facebook announced Saturday it has obeyed a Brazilian judge's order for a worldwide block on the accounts of 12 of President ...
July 30, 2020
Brazil first lady, another Cabinet minister infected
Brazil's first lady and a fifth member of President Jair Bolsonaro’s Cabinet have tested positive for the new coronavirus, ...
July 29, 2020
Brazil virus payout cuts extreme poverty to least in decades
Brazil’s extreme poverty has plunged due to a monthly federal handout during the coronavirus pandemic, but threatens to ...
July 27, 2020
Number of fires more than doubles in Brazil's Pantanal
The number of fires in Brazil’s Pantanal, the world’s biggest tropical wetlands, more than doubled in the first half of 2020 ...
July 25, 2020
Indigenous leader Raoni recovers from illness in Brazil
Chief Raoni Metuktire, an Indigenous leader who has become a symbol of the fight for Indigenous rights and preservation of ...
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