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    Amazon onslaught

    Robert Hunziker | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2020

    THIS month Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro proposed a new bill promoting mining, expanded agriculture and energy production on indigenous lands in the Amazon. Accordingly, private...

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    Compared with previous year Amazon deforestation doubled in Jan

    Agence France-Presse . Rio De Janeiro | Updated at 02:16pm on February 08, 2020

    Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil more than doubled in January compared with the previous year, according to official data published Friday...

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    Unhappy Mbappe ignores Tuchel’s authority at PSG

    Associated Press/UNB . Paris | Updated at 11:00pm on February 03, 2020

    Problems often seem to occur before important games for Paris Saint-Germain. Brazil star Neymar was ruled out of Champions League matches against Real Madrid and...

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    52 killed in Brazil flood

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha/ Xinhua. Rio de Janeiro | Updated at 11:39am on January 29, 2020

    Severe flood has left a total of 52 people dead in southeast Brazil’s Minas Gerais state, the state civil defence agency said on Tuesday. One...

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    76 ‘highly dangerous’ criminals escape Paraguay jail

    Agence France-Presse . Asuncion | Updated at 02:43pm on January 20, 2020

    Nearly 80 prisoners, many of them members of a big Brazilian drug and arms-trafficking gang and described as ‘highly dangerous,’ escaped Sunday from a Paraguayan...

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    Amazon indigenous leaders accuse Brazil of ‘genocide’ policy

    Agence France-Presse . Piaracu, Brazil | Updated at 10:03pm on January 18, 2020

    Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s pledge to open up the Amazon to mining companies was tantamount to ‘genocide’, indigenous leaders said Friday at a meeting to...

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    Amazon experiences 85pc deforestation in 2019

    Agence France-Presse . Brasilia | Updated at 04:00pm on January 15, 2020

    Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil soared 85 per cent in 2019, compared with the previous year, official data showed Tuesday...

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    Petrobras halts shipping thru Hormuz

    Agence France-Presse . Brasilia | Updated at 10:21pm on January 09, 2020

    Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras announced on Wednesday it will temporarily stop sending its tankers through the Strait of Hormuz because of tensions between Iran...

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    Cheaper prosthesis gives new hope to Brazil cancer survivor

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo | Updated at 04:30pm on January 07, 2020

    Denise Vicentin looks in the mirror and bursts into tears...

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    Brazil cocoa follows in footsteps of famed wines, boosting prices

    Agence France-Presse . Coaraci | Updated at 09:11pm on December 27, 2019

    With an attentive eye, Henrique Almeida watches a technician carefully open a hundred cocoa pods, while another worker on the plantation collects samples in bags...