Brazil

Leftist Lion and Far-Right Provocateur Vie for Brazil Presidency

Mr. Bolsonaro’s rise has stunned Brazilians, some of whom regard him as a symptom of just how troubled the world’s fourth largest democracy has become. A base of fervent supporters, however, views the brash former military officer as the radical solution needed to turn around the fortunes of a nation …

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The Strange Origin of a Manakin’s Golden Crown

Hybrids often look like an intermediate between their parent species, which made scientists skeptical that you’d get a golden-crowned manakin by crossing opal-crowned and snow-capped manakins. Video The Real Manakin Challenge Male manakins leap, flip and snap their wings to attract females. With a bit of testosterone the females perform …

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Petrobras of Brazil to Pay $2.95 Billion Over Corruption Scandal

“The agreement is in the company’s best interest and that of its shareholders, given the risks of a verdict advised by a jury, particularities of U.S. procedure and securities laws, as well its assessment of the status of the class action and the nature of such litigation in the United …

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Tired of Regional Critics, Venezuela Looks to Russia and China

Last Thursday, Delcy Rodríguez, the president of Venezuela’s national Constituent Assembly, chided Mr. Robinson, saying he had “arrived to our country on the wrong foot!” Then, over the weekend, Ms. Rodríguez, Venezuela’s former foreign minister, announced that the top diplomats from Canada and Brazil had been designated persona non grata. …

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Brazil Wavers on Environment, and Earth’s Largest Wetland Starts to Wither

Additionally, mapping data compiled by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics released earlier this month showed the country lost 9.5 percent of its forest land between 2000 and 2014. The expansion of agriculture into areas with few environmental regulations, or lax enforcement, has coincided with a politically turbulent period …

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Chile’s Election Consolidates Latin America’s Rightward Shift

“The population of Latin America is sending a message after the successive failures and crimes of the left in all the countries where it prevailed,” Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right Brazilian lawmaker polling in second place ahead of Brazil’s presidential election, wrote in a post on Twitter, after congratulating Mr. Piñera. …

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Brazil Fights H.I.V. Spike in Youths With Free Preventive Drug

Between 2006 and 2015, the number of AIDS cases in men aged 15-19 almost tripled, to 6.9 cases per 100,000 people. Among men 20-24, the rate almost doubled to 33.1 cases per 100,000, according to U.N.AIDS, a United Nations agency that coordinates H.I.V. prevention policy around the world. Approximately 48,000 …

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