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Brazil court suspends export of live animals for slaughter

Sao Paulo, Brazil | AFP | A Brazilian judge has suspended export of live animals for slaughter, citing concerns that they are transported in cruel conditions. Exports can only restart when guarantees of adequate treatment are provided, Judge Djalma Moreira Gomes in Sao Paulo wrote in his late Friday decision, published …

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Fourteen killed in Brazil nightclub shootout

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | At least 14 people were killed in an early Saturday shootout at a nightclub in Fortaleza, in northeastern Brazil, officials said. “We can confirm 14 deaths,” Andre Costa, security secretary for the state of Ceara — of which Fortaleza is the capital — …

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Drugs, booze and violence in Brazil prisons revealed in cell videos

Brasília, Brazil | AFP | Inmates lining up to snort cocaine, booze-fueled parties, and brazen escapes: these unfiltered images from inside Brazil’s prisons are offering outsiders a graphic picture of the anarchic conditions in one of the world’s most populous penitentiary systems. Surviving Brazil’s prisons is certainly not a given. Nine …

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Venezuela says Brazilian, Canadian diplomats not welcome

Caracas, Venezuela | AFP | Venezuela on Saturday said two diplomats from Canada and Brazil were no longer welcome, in an escalating showdown over their criticism of President Maduro’s socialist government. The head of the powerful pro-government Constituent Assembly, Delcy Rodriguez, said the body decided on the move against Brazil’s …

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Brazilian president to undergo new health tests

Brasília, Brazil | AFP | Brazilian President Michel Temer will undergo urological tests Wednesday, his office said, following a series of concerns over his health. He will be examined at the Sirio-Libanes Hospital in Sao Paulo, the statement said. In October, the 77-year-old Temer underwent surgery for an enlarged prostate …

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Brazil’s prison population doubles in decade: government

Brasília, Brazil | AFP | Brazil’s prison population more than doubled between 2005 and 2016 and cells are now so crowded that there are almost two people for every space, the justice ministry said Friday. With 726,712 detainees in June 2016, Latin America’s biggest country now has the third highest prison …

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Scandal-hit Robinho cautionary tale of wasted talent

Paris, France | AFP | Few players encapsulate the idea of wasted potential like Robinho, once one of the world’s most sought-after talents but now far from the spotlight and mired in scandal after a conviction for gang rape. The Brazilian attacker, capped 100 times for Brazil, had the world …

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Brazil prosecutor files two corruption charges against Temer

Brasília, Brazil | AFP |  Brazil’s chief prosecutor on Thursday charged President Michel Temer with obstruction of justice and leading a criminal group. Temer was accused along with six heavyweight political allies, a statement from Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot’s office said. However, the president is widely thought to have enough …

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