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As Amazon burns, Brazil’s Bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere

23 August 2019, 9:59 AM

Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday admitted farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest ablaze but told foreign powers not to interfere.

Brazil judge clears ex-president Lula’s move to Sao Paulo jail

7 August 2019, 4:39 PM

A federal judge in Brazil on Wednesday authorized the transfer of imprisoned former President  Luiz InĂ¡cio Lula da Silva from the southern city of Curitiba to a jail in the state of Sao Paulo.

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Rand steady against the dollar

6 August 2019, 12:35 PM

The rand is trading at R14.82 to the dollar, R18.08 to pound sterling and R16.60 to the euro.

Brazil inmates ‘suffocated’ during transfer after jail riot

31 July 2019, 7:48 PM

Four inmates involved in one of Brazil’s deadliest prison riots suffocated while being transferred to another jail, officials said Wednesday, taking to 62 the number killed over two days.

A police officer patrols the surroundings of the Altamira Regional Recovery Centre after t least 52 inmates were killed in a prison riot, in the Brazilian northern city of Altamira.

At least 57 dead in Brazil prison riot

30 July 2019, 5:40 AM

Experts estimate hundreds of people are killed in prison violence every year in Brazil. Conditions have been described as inhuman, with most inmates poor, black and with little formal education.



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