Dani Alves replaces Neymar as Brazil captain for Copa America

Soccer May 28, 2019

Dani Alves replaces Neymar as Brazil captain for Copa America

Dani Alves will replace Neymar as the captain of the Brazilian national team in the Copa America, the country's soccer federation announced Monday. "The decision was communicated to Neymar by (coach) Tite on Saturday," Confederação Brasileira de Futebol said in a statement about the striker, ...

Brazil indigenous chief Raoni meets pope as Amazon threat rises

World / Social Issues May 28, 2019

Brazil indigenous chief Raoni meets pope as Amazon threat rises

Pope Francis on Monday met Brazil's legendary indigenous chief Raoni, who is on a European tour to highlight increasingly acute threats to the Amazon since far-right President Jair Bolsonaro took power. The elderly Kayapo chief, internationally recognizable through his traditional lip plate and feather headdress, ...

Backers of embattled Bolsonaro take to streets in Brazil

World / Politics May 27, 2019

Backers of embattled Bolsonaro take to streets in Brazil

Thousands gathered in cities across Brazil on Sunday to show support for President Jair Bolsonaro, who faces an uncooperative Congress, street protests, a family corruption scandal and falling approval ratings five months into his term. The stumbling start for the far-right leader who rode a ...

Brazil bans labs from food inspections amid BRF scandal

Business May 23, 2019

Brazil bans labs from food inspections amid BRF scandal

Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture officially banned three laboratories from conducting food inspections over their involvement in a food safety testing scandal that ensnared meatpacker BRF SA, according to decisions published in the official government gazette on Wednesday. The three laboratories run by Merieux NutriSciences Corp. ...

Hundreds protest Bolsonaro's public education funding cuts

World / Politics May 7, 2019

Hundreds protest Bolsonaro's public education funding cuts

Hundreds of students and professors protested against public education funding cuts outside a military high school in Brazil on Monday where far-right President Jair Bolsonaro was attending a ceremony. Bolsonaro's ultraconservative government sparked outrage last week when it revealed at least 30 percent cuts to ...