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Environment

Bolsonaro angry as Norway stops funding Amazon protection

Over the last decade, Norway has donated more than $1.2bn to the Amazon Fund, which protects the Brazilian rainforest.

Bolsonaro angry as Norway stops funding Amazon protection

Environment

Brazil: Is Bolsonaro a death sentence for the Amazon?

Environmentalists worry Brazil's government is opening up too much of the Amazon rainforest to business interests.

Brazil: Is Bolsonaro a death sentence for the Amazon?

Brazil

Thousands protest in Brazil against Bolsonaro's education cuts

Demonstrators in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro denounce decision in July to cut $87m from budget for school textbooks.

Thousands protest in Brazil against Bolsonaro's education cuts

Environment

Brazil scientist 'sacked' after deforestation row with president

Ricardo Galvao leaves post after right-wing Jair Bolsonaro criticised data showing accelerated Amazon deforestation.

Brazil scientist 'sacked' after deforestation row with president

AJ Impact

Trump promises to 'work on a free trade agreement with Brazil'

Brazil and the United States exchanged more than $100bn in goods and services in 2018.

Trump promises to 'work on a free trade agreement with Brazil'

Latin America

Scores killed in Brazil prison riot; 16 decapitated

Bloody clash between prison gangs in Para state leaves at least 57 inmates dead with 16 of them decapitated.

Scores killed in Brazil prison riot; 16 decapitated

The Listening Post

Anti-corruption hero or villain? Brazil's Moro and the media

Anti-corruption icon Sergio Moro was lionised by Brazil's news media. Now he is fighting for his political life.

The Listening Post

#VazaJato: The dirty dealings of Brazil's Operation Car Wash

A news website feels the heat after alleging foul play in Brazil's anti-corruption probe. Plus, incognito with VPNs.

#VazaJato: The dirty dealings of Brazil's Operation Car Wash

Latin America

In Brazil's Belem, rogue cop-run militias 'make their own laws'

The Amazon city grapples with expanding 'militias', a growing number of drug gangs, and the 'massacres' that result.

In Brazil's Belem, rogue cop-run militias 'make their own laws'

AJ Impact

Accelerating deforestation in Brazil endangers EU trade deal

Threats to Amazon rainforest jeopardise European economic accord with Mercosur, which includes ecological commitments.

Accelerating deforestation in Brazil endangers EU trade deal

AJ Impact

Mercosur bloc leaders meet to fast-track EU trade deal

Member nations and the European Union in June agreed to a deal that will eliminate nearly all tariffs on two-way trade.

Mercosur bloc leaders meet to fast-track EU trade deal

Brazil

Brazil: Rio governor brands rise in police killings as 'normal'

Surge in police killings in Rio de Janeiro state a consequence of 'confronting terrorists', Wilson Witzel says.

Brazil: Rio governor brands rise in police killings as 'normal'

AJ Impact

Defying US, Brazil allows Huawei to move forward with 5G network

Brazil's vice president says his country will not stop the Chinese technology company from operating in its borders.

Defying US, Brazil allows Huawei to move forward with 5G network

Latin America

Brazil's Bolsonaro offers his son US ambassador post

Eduardo Bolsonaro, the far-right president's youngest son, has counseled his father on foreign affairs.

Brazil's Bolsonaro offers his son US ambassador post

AJ Impact

Brazil pension reform bill wins by big margin in lower house

Pension reform is the cornerstone of President Jair Bolsonaro's economic agenda, but the move has angered many.

Brazil pension reform bill wins by big margin in lower house