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European investors threaten Brazil divestment over deforestation

BRASILIA (BRAZIL) – Seven major European investment firms told Reuters they will divest from beef producers, foodgrain traders and even government bonds in Brazil if there is no progress in halting the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. The rising threats from investors with more than $2 trillion (1.6 trillion pounds) in assets under management, including […]
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COVID-19 deaths in Brazil reported to be more than UK

GENEVA/BRASILIA (World) – Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll overtook Britain’s on Friday to become the second highest in the world with 41,828 dead, but the World Health Organization said the nation’s health system was standing up to the pressure. “The system as such from the data we see is not overwhelmed,” the WHO’s top emergencies
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Brazil’s commencing reopening as COVID-19 surges

SAO PAULO (World) – Brazil’s most populous state Sao Paulo reported a record number of COVID-19 deaths for the second day running on Wednesday even as its homonymous metropolis allowed shops to resume business and prepared to reopen its malls. The state, the epicenter of the pandemic in Brazil, recorded 340 new deaths in the […]
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U.S. protests stoke backlash against deadly cops in Rio

SÃO GONÇALO, Brazil (World) – The killing of another black teenager by Rio de Janeiro police last month was, based on the numbers, unremarkable – one of hundreds gunned down every year by some of the world’s deadliest cops. But the fallout has surprised many. Brazil’s Supreme Court last week banned raids by Rio police […]