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World Jun 01In Brazil’s Amazon, rivers rise to record levels
Rivers around the biggest city in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have swelled to levels unseen in over a century of record-keeping, straining a society that has grown weary of increasingly frequent flooding.
World Jan 27Brazil to end military-led program against Amazon logging deforestation
Conclusion of the program means environmental agencies will once again be responsible for monitoring the country's rainforest.
World Jun 07Brazil govt yanks virus death toll as data befuddles experts
Brazil's government has stopped publishing a running total of coronavirus deaths and infections in an extraordinary move that critics call an attempt to hide the true toll of the disease in Latin America's largest nation.
World Apr 25Brazil becoming coronavirus hot spot as testing falters
Cases of the new coronavirus are overwhelming hospitals, morgues and cemeteries across Brazil as Latin America’s largest nation veers closer to becoming one of the world's pandemic hot spots.
World Nov 18Amazon deforestation is worst since 2008, Brazil says
The area of deforestation is about the size of the U.S. states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined.
World Nov 08Brazil’s ex-president released from prison
The 74-year-old politician, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, is appealing his conviction of corruption and money laundering in connection with the purchase of a beachfront apartment in Sao Paulo state.
World Apr 09Heavy rains cause deadly floods in Rio de Janeiro
Torrents of water gushed down streets, sweeping up cars and uprooting trees following rains that began around rush hour Monday evening. Mayor Marcelo Crivella said the Brazilian city faced a "crisis" and said heavy rains would continue.