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# Brazil

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# mercosur
Brazil rejects concerns that EU-Mercosur trade deal could increase Amazon deforestation
Brazil argued that a French report raising these concerns “showed the true protectionist interests of those who commissioned it”.
# Amazon
Leading expert on indigenous peoples in Brazil shot dead with arrow fired by remote tribe
Rieli Franciscato was accompanied by a police patrol at the time.
# Brazil
Brazilian indigenous protesters block highway through Amazon demanding help against Covid-19
Brazil has the second-highest number of infections and deaths in the pandemic, after the US.
# Brazil
Bolsonaro says it's a 'lie' that fires are ravaging the Amazon
Data from his own government shows the number of blazes in the rainforest is rising.
# Coronavirus
Brazil reaches grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from Covid-19
The country ranks behind only the United States.
# still rising
India's coronavirus cases reach over two million
The country has the third-highest number of cases in the world.
# Negative
Brazilian president says he has tested negative for coronavirus
The announcement came after Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for a third time.
# Coronavirus
Covid-19: Swedish cases double to 77,000 since May; Brazil reaches 2 million infections
Sweden’s softer approach to fighting the coronavirus drew global attention
# Jeanine Anez
Bolivian President Jeanine Anez has tested positive for coronavirus
Multiple political figures in South America have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last week.
# Brazil
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19
Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters.
# Brazil
Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered President Bolsonaro to wear face masks in public
The ruling applies whenever he is outdoors in the capital of Brasilia.
# Coronavirus
Covid-19 numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns
India has been recording about 15,000 new infections each day, and some states are considering fresh lockdown measures.
# Death Toll
Brazil digs up bones to make space in graveyards for Covid-19 victims as death toll hits almost 42,000
The country now has the second highest death toll from Covid-19 behind the United States.
# Coronavirus
Only the US and UK have more Covid-19 deaths than Brazil as toll exceeds 34,000
A further 1,473 deaths in the space of 24 hours saw the death toll in Brazil overtake Italy’s.
# Brazil
Teenage boy living with indigenous Amazonian tribe dies after contracting coronavirus
The 15 year-old was hospitalised in the northern state of Rorima last week.
# no dice
Ronaldinho refused bail following allegations of entering Paraguay with a fake passport
A court rejected a request for conditional release for the 39-year-old World Cup winner and his brother.
# Icon
'I have my good and bad days. This is normal for people my age' - Pele
Three-time World Cup winner Pele – who turns 80 in October – rejected claims over his health on Thursday.
# problems
Pele depressed, reclusive because of poor health
The football legend’s son says the star has been left unable to walk.
# Rio de Janeiro
Brazil's Supreme Court backs Netflix in 'gay jesus' TV show case
A lower court had ordered that the film be pulled to calm anger over the show.
# First Temptation of Christ
Judge in Brazil orders Netflix to pull comedy about a gay Jesus
Thousands of people signed a petition asking that it be withdrawn.
# Bolsonaro
Brazilian president apologises for telling reporter he had the 'face of a homosexual'
It sparked outrage among media outlets in Brazil.
Brazil’s president claims Leonardo DiCaprio paid for Amazon fires
The criticism follows a police raid at the headquarters of two nonprofit groups this week.
# too good
Brilliant Coutinho free kick the highlight as win eases the pressure on Brazil boss
Lucas Paqueta and Danilo were also on target amid a 3-0 victory over South Korea.
# Brazil
Amazon deforestation at highest level since 2008
It follows a series of major fires in the region earlier this year.
# He's back
Messi hits winner on international return from ban as Argentina overcome Brazil
The Barcelona star scored the only goal of the game in a friendly in Riyadh.
# burden
Rodrygo: I don't want to carry the pressure of replacing Ronaldo
The 18-year-old has made a quick impact at the Santiago Bernabeu since arriving from Santos.
Brazil's former President Lula released from jail after supreme court ruling
Lula led Brazil through a historic boom from 2003 to 2010.
# Brazil
Indigenous Amazon land defender killed by illegal loggers in ambush
A logger also died in the attack on Friday night in Maranhao, Brazil.
# amazon fires
Seven South American countries sign pact to protect the Amazon
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro did not travel to Leticia, citing doctors’ orders.
# burning ban
60-day ban on burning in Brazil following global outcry over Amazon fires
However, activists have doused hopes that the ban would work.
# Amazon
US ready to fight Amazon forest fires ... but only if it involves working with Brazilian government
On Monday, the countries of the G7 pledged €18 million to tackle the Amazon fires.
# Climate Change
Tens of thousands of fires are burning in the Amazon - here's what you need to know
There is huge concern about the local, national and international impact of the fires.
# blazes
Brazil's Bolsonaro open to €18 million G7 offer if Macron 'withdraws insults'
Macron and Bolsonaro have been engaged in a diplomatic spat in recent days.
# extraordinarily rude
Macron attacks Bolsonaro after sexist Facebook post about his wife
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was responding to a Facebook post which sought to compare both leaders’ wives.
# blazes
Over 1,500 new fires ignited in Amazon rainforest, official data shows
43,000 troops are have been made available to combat the fires.
# blazes
Brazilian president deploys army to fight Amazon fires and prevent illegal deforestation
Global condemnation on Bolsonaro’s perceived inaction to date on the fires is growing.
# blazes
Varadkar says Ireland will vote against Mercosur deal unless Brazil protects Amazon
He also labelled President Bolsonaro’s attacks on NGOs this week as “Orwellian”.
# Forest fires
UN calls for protection of Amazon as Bolsonaro claims 'environmental psychosis' hampers Brazil
Official figures show nearly 73,000 forest fires were recorded in Brazil in the first eight months of the year.
# Amazon Rainforest
Record number of Amazon wildfires lit on purpose, claims president of Brazil
Nearly 73,000 forest fires have been reported in the country so far this year.
# landmark move
Brazilian striker set to become first player without Chinese ancestry to represent the country
Elkeson will use the name will the Chinese name ‘Aikesen’ while lining out for Marcello Lippi’s side.