Brazil

FILE - Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stands next to Indigenous leader Cacique Raoni at the Planalto Palace after he was sworn in as new president in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. Environmentalists, Indigenous people and voters sympathetic to their causes were important to Luiz Inácio da Silva’s election to a third term as Brazil’s president.(AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, file)

Brazil’s new president works to reverse Amazon deforestation

President Lula is appointing well-known environmentalists and Indigenous people to key positions

 

A protester, supporter of Brazil’s former President Jair Bolsonaro, empties a fire extinguisher after protesters stormed Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. Planalto is the official workplace of the president. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazil cracks down post-riot and vows to protect democracy

Protesters swarmed into Brazil’s congress, supreme court and presidential palace Sunday

 

Supporters of Brazil’s former president Jair Bolsonaro clash with police as they storms the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. Planalto is the official workplace of the president of Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

PHOTOS: Pro-Bolsonaro rioters storm Brazils top government offices

Actions come one week after leftist President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was sworn in

 

FILE - Brazil’s Pele wears his national team’s jersey in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 25, 1962. Pelé, the Brazilian king of soccer who won a record three World Cups and became one of the most commanding sports figures of the last century, died in Sao Paulo on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. He was 82. (AP Photo, File)
FILE - Brazil’s Pele wears his national team’s jersey in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 25, 1962. Pelé, the Brazilian king of soccer who won a record three World Cups and became one of the most commanding sports figures of the last century, died in Sao Paulo on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. He was 82. (AP Photo, File)
Smoke rises from forest fires in the region of Novo Progresso, in Pará, Brazil, on Aug. 21, 2022. Novo Progresso is west of an illegal dirt road that´s ripping through protected areas and is now just a few miles shy of connecting two of the most destroyed areas in Brazil’s Amazon. (Andre Muggiati via AP)

Crucial illegal road threatens Brazil’s Amazon rainforest

‘(This) brings the risk of an irreversible breaking of the Amazon rainforest’

Smoke rises from forest fires in the region of Novo Progresso, in Pará, Brazil, on Aug. 21, 2022. Novo Progresso is west of an illegal dirt road that´s ripping through protected areas and is now just a few miles shy of connecting two of the most destroyed areas in Brazil’s Amazon. (Andre Muggiati via AP)
A tourist boat navigates through a canyon in Furnas Lake, near Capitolio City, Brazil, Sept. 2, 2021. A massive slab of rock broke away on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, from the canyon wall and and toppled onto pleasure boaters killing at least two people and injuring dozens at the popular tourist destination in Minas Gerais state. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Death toll in rockfall on Brazilian lake rises to 10

Wall coming loose could have been related to recent heavy rains that caused flooding in the state

A tourist boat navigates through a canyon in Furnas Lake, near Capitolio City, Brazil, Sept. 2, 2021. A massive slab of rock broke away on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, from the canyon wall and and toppled onto pleasure boaters killing at least two people and injuring dozens at the popular tourist destination in Minas Gerais state. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro waits for the arrival of Colombia's President Ivan Duque to Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. Duque is on a two-day visit to Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Senate report urges charging Brazil’s leader over pandemic mishandling

Decision on whether to file most of the charges up to prosecutor-general, a Bolsonaro appointee

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro waits for the arrival of Colombia's President Ivan Duque to Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. Duque is on a two-day visit to Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)