Simone Iglesias
Floodwater near a highway following heavy rains in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, on Sunday
WORLD / Politics
May 10, 2024
Brazil’s historic floods create ‘Katrina moment’ for Lula’s presidency
Natural disasters like the record-breaking deluge that hit the state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil carry tremendous power to reshape politics.
Kites are flown over Rafah as smoke billows following Israeli bombardment on Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 21, 2024
Israel-Hamas war splits G20, risking paralysis at meeting
The group is so split on the conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine that they may be forced to reduce the forum’s scope and avoid geopolitical issues.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (left) and his minister of indigenous peoples, Sonia Guajajara, chat during the Amazon Summit IV Meeting of Presidents of States Parties to the Amazon Cooperation Treaty in Belem, Para State, Brazil, on Tuesday.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Aug 9, 2023
Brazil's Lula fosters regional unity in battle to save the Amazon
The Amazon Summit is taking place in Belem, the rainforest city slated to host the United Nations’ COP30 climate meetings in 2025.
Japan Times
Jan 31, 2023
Bolsonaro has no intention of cutting his stay in Florida short
Back home, Bolsonaro is under investigation on multiple fronts, including his involvement in the Jan. 8 riots by supporters who refused to accept he lost the election.
Japan Times
Oct 31, 2022
Lula narrowly wins Brazil’s presidency in stunning comeback
The vote signals a change in direction for Latin America's largest economy after a heated campaign that showed extreme polarization among the electorate.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 3, 2022
Brazil presidential race heads for runoff as Bolsonaro outperforms polls
Leftist challenger Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva took 48% to Bolsonaro's 44%, Brazil's electoral court said, with 98% of votes counted.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 20, 2022
Behind in polls, Bolsonaro is shunning his own campaign’s advice
Bolsonaro has insisted on talking about the possibility of fraud in the election, a topic that could cost him votes as many Brazilians interpret such remarks as anticipating a defeat.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 21, 2021
Jair Bolsonaro accused of crimes against humanity in COVID-19 probe
Brazilian senators said Jair Bolsonaro should be charged for nine crimes in their conclusion of a probe into the government's handling of the pandemic.


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