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HILARIOUS: Bolsonaro Claims DiCaprio Paid for Amazon Forest Fires

BRASILIA – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused, without providing evidence, Hollywood actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio of financing nonprofit groups that he claimed are partly responsible for fires in the Amazon rainforest this year. The far-right leader appeared to be commenting on social media postings claiming that the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) environmental organization […]

The 21st century is the century of Africa

Just as Latin America was a major center of opportunity in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it is possible to say that the 21st century is the century of Africa, claims economist Igor de Lucena of the Brazil Africa Institute. In an interview with Sputnik Brasil on Wednesday, the second and last day […]

Russian arms exporter proposes security technologies to Brazil

BRASILIA – Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport has offered its potential customers in Brazil an integrated urban security technology and critical facilities. The head of the corporation’s marketing department, Sergei Larkin, presented at the meeting of the Russian and Brazilian investment forum held in Brasilia the project of a safe and smart city. This project […]

Freeing Lula strengthens confrontation against neoliberalism in Latin America

BRASILIA – Federal Deputy Alexandre Padilha (PT [Workers Party]-Sao Paolo) said that the freedom of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva represents “a strengthening of the confrontation of the neoliberal agenda throughout Latin America.” The former minister of health also assesses that the release of the PT leader will mark a “profound change and […]

Misery in Brazil hit record high

BRASILIA – A survey released by the IBGE on Wednesday revealed a record increase in the number of Brazilians in poverty, reaching 6.5% of the population in 2018. According to a study by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), 13.5 million Brazilians lived on less than R$145 per month over the past year. […]

Why Saudi Arabia offer India 10x more investment than Brazil

BRASILIA – Following an international tour, President Jair Bolsonaro returned from the Middle East with a $10 billion investment pledge from Saudi Arabia. The amount, however, is 10 times lower than promised to India. Bolsonaro has signed agreements in the areas of visa granting, defense cooperation, cultural cooperation and strengthening bilateral investments with Saudi Arabia. […]

Bolsonaro’s statements reflect party polarization in Latin America

BRASILIA – According to experts, diplomatic problems between Brazil and Argentina reflect a moment of polarization in Latin America as a whole. The speeches of President Jair Bolsonaro and his son Eduardo against the family of the elected president of Argentina and in favor of the opposition candidate for the presidency of Uruguay led the […]