When Jair Bolsonaro became president of Brazil on January 1, the country’s indigenous peoples braced themselves for the worst. Bolsonaro had promised that not another centimetre of indigenous land would be protected under his leadership. He announced his intention to forcibly integrate indigenous peoples and said it was “a shame that the Brazilian cavalry wasn’t as efficient as the Americans, who exterminated the Indians”.
Brazil’s central bank (CB) delivered its first interest rate hike in nearly six years on Wednesday, a larger-than-expected 75 basis point increase to 2.75%, and flagged a similar move in May to fight inflation despite rising economic uncertainty.
The hardest thing about caring for eight relatives with COVID-19 at the same time, says Brazilian student Lais de Souza Chaves, was deciding who got oxygen.
Brazil is one of the largest trade partners of the Arab countries and the trade volume between Brazil and Arab states has witnessed significant growth in the recent years.
The Philippines has sacked its former ambassador to Brazil, after she was caught on camera attacking a domestic worker at her official residence in Brasilia.
The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) has announced that participants from the country closed business deals estimated at a total of $33.2 million at the recently concluded Gulfood 2021 in Dubai.
A Filipino returning from Brazil tested positive for the P.1 variant after 752 samples were sequenced at the genome centre, the ministry said in a statement.
Annual inflation index in Brazil rose above 5% in February for the first time in four years, official figures showed, above analysts’ expectations and almost certainly setting the seal on an interest rate hike next week.
There were whispers when Brazilian leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva made his political comeback last week that President Jair Bolsonaro was licking his chops, seeing an easy foil for his reelection bid. But it only took two days for the far-right leader