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Brazil building collapse leaves at least 1 dead, other trapped under ‘layers of debris’

October 15, 2019 |

A seven-story building collapsed in Brazil on Tuesday, killing at least one person and leaving several others trapped under “layers of debris” who may take days to rescue, officials said.
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The Amazon burns. But another part of Brazil is being destroyed faster

September 24, 2019 |

The Amazon blazes have captured the attention of the world and its leaders, and for good reason — the destruction of one of the world’s major carbon stores could strike a devastating blow to the fight against climate change, and to the homes and livelihoods of indigenous communities.
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Brazil is ‘not the culprit’ for the Amazon fires, says country’s foreign minister

September 13, 2019 |

Brazil’s foreign minister addressed the Amazon fires and climate change on Wednesday — but not in the way you might expect.
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Four girls are raped every hour in Brazil, study finds

September 11, 2019 |

In Brazil, four girls under 13 are raped every hour and every two minutes police receive a report of violence against women.
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Censorship row makes superheroes’ gay kiss front page news in Brazil

September 10, 2019 |

After Rio de Janeiro’s evangelical mayor tried to ban an illustration of two male superheroes kissing from a book fair, one of Brazil’s biggest newspapers decided to put it on their front page.
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Brazil rebuffs $20 million in aid for Amazon fires

August 28, 2019 |

Opinion: Bolsonaro’s ego stands in the way of saving the Amazon
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Brazil will reject $20 million of Amazon fire aid from G7

August 27, 2019 |

Brazil will reject an offer of $ 20 million in international aid for the fires that are burning across the Amazon rainforest, according to the president’s office.
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Brazil Rejects G7 Money to Fight Amazon Fires, Trolls Macron

August 27, 2019 |

With thousands of wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government has decided it is more interested in trolling Emmanuel Macron than in accepting assistance. After the G7 offered $ 22 million to help Brazil fight the fires, a spokesman for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro rejected the offer and mocked…
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G7 Leaders to Brazil: We Have an Idea

August 25, 2019 |

Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage even as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the fight against blazes that have caused global alarm, the AP reports. French…
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Under Pressure, Brazil Sends Troops to Fight Amazon Fires

August 24, 2019 |

Facing increasing pressure to act from leaders around the world and protesters in the streets, President Jair Bolsonaro sent Brazil’s military to fight forest fires raging in the Amazon. Beginning Saturday, troops will join the battle in nature reserves, indigenous lands and border areas, the BBC reports. The initial deployment…
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