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Brazil’s Bolsonaro completes cabinet with rightist environment chief
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro completes cabinet with rightist environment chief

AFP - December 9, 2018

Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a longtime climate-change skeptic, has named a rightist lawyer with a contentious background to be environment minister in the country whose Amazon rainforest…

Far-right former army captain Jair Bolsonaro elected president of Brazil
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Brazil
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Far-right former army captain Jair Bolsonaro elected president of Brazil

AFP / Hector Velasco and Rosa Sulleiro - October 28, 2018

Far-right former army captain Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil on Sunday, beating leftist opponent Fernando Haddad in a runoff election after a bitter and polarized…

Dire conditions for migrants camped out in Peñas Blancas
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Brazil
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Dire conditions for migrants camped out in Peñas Blancas

Álvaro Sánchez - July 1, 2016

PEÑAS BLANCAS, Guanacaste -- Almost 200 migrants from Africa, Asia and Haiti have set up camp in a small field here, not far from Costa Rica's border…

Latin America most dangerous region for environmentalists in 2015
Brazil
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Brazil
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Latin America most dangerous region for environmentalists in 2015

Lindsay Fendt - June 19, 2016

Latin America remains the most dangerous region for environmental activists, according to a new report from the U.K.-based watchdog group Global Witness. Now in its third iteration, the…

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff impeached, will be suspended from office
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Brazil
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Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff impeached, will be suspended from office

Nick Miroff and Dom Phillips | The Washington Post - May 12, 2016

BRASÍLIA, Brazil - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff was impeached Thursday and will be suspended from office after senators voted overwhelmingly to put her on trial for allegedly…

Brazil’s impeachment battle isn’t over, but it’s looking grim for President Rousseff
Brazil
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Brazil
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Brazil’s impeachment battle isn’t over, but it’s looking grim for President Rousseff

Dom Phillips and Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - April 18, 2016

BRASIÍLIA, Brazil - A weekend vote by Brazilian lawmakers to impeach President Dilma Rousseff was only one step in the push to unseat her. But the lopsided…

Brazilian bribe money funded Rousseff’s reelection, daily reports
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Brazil
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Brazilian bribe money funded Rousseff’s reelection, daily reports

AFP - April 7, 2016

BRASÍLIA, Brazil -- Bribe money from a giant corruption scheme at Brazilian state oil company Petrobras went into President Dilma Rousseff's reelection campaign coffers, a former CEO has told prosecutors,…

Brazil’s Rousseff condemns ‘coup’ as judge blocks Lula
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Brazil
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Brazil’s Rousseff condemns ‘coup’ as judge blocks Lula

Damian Wroclavsky | AFP - March 17, 2016

BRASÍLIA — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff swore in predecessor Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as her new cabinet chief Thursday, but a judge quickly quashed the appointment amid…

Brazilians protest as Lula, under investigation, gets Cabinet position
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Brazil
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Brazilians protest as Lula, under investigation, gets Cabinet position

Dom Phillips | The Washington Post - March 17, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets Wednesday at the end of an extraordinary day in a worsening political situation as an enormous…

Lula is the big test for Petrobras prosecutors
Brazil
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Brazil
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Lula is the big test for Petrobras prosecutors

Mac Margolis | Bloomberg View - March 15, 2016

The worries for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva seem to have no end. On March 3, a newsmagazine published what it said were accusations by a onetime…

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