Folha de S.Paulo

336 articles from Folha de S.Paulo.

The Arayara Institute, an NGO working against fossil fuels, informed the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) about a "possible" oil leak 438 km off the coast of Amapa. According to the NGO, the leak may have originated from a vessel. The...

In Brazil, the vast majority of the population understands the impact of humanity on the climate crisis. A new Datafolha survey, released this Sunday (17), reveals that 78% of Brazilians believe that human activities contribute to global warming, with more than half (54%) stating...

While the COP28, the UN climate summit, discusses the end of fossil fuel use, the Lula government signals its intention to accept an invitation for Brazil to join OPEC+, which gathers members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allied producers. "We hope ...

Deforestation in the Brazilian Cerrado grew by 3% from August 2022 to July 2023 compared to the previous period, according to the Prodes system. In total, the destruction of the biome reached 11,011.7 km2. However, the increase occurred amid a slowdown in the deforestation rate c...

The impact of climate change on families, especially the most vulnerable, has led the government of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT) to open a discussion on how to reformulate protection and assistance mechanisms to provide a more appropriate response to extreme situations. The deb...

Brazil's carbon emissions fell by 8% in 2022, but the rate is still the third-highest since 2005. The reduction was driven by a decrease in deforestation and a decrease in the use of thermal power plants, as shown in a report by the System of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimates (S...

The punctual impacts of intense heat on inflation are already noticeable. According to analysts, high temperatures in the coming months, with the arrival of summer in December, increase risks for prices. The effects of the climate crisis can put pressure on items such as food and...

The global climate crisis is one of the reasons why the Amazon is getting hotter; however, a significant portion of the warming in the region is of local and regional origin, linked to the deforestation of the biome. A study conducted by Brazilian and British researchers is the f...

Wednesday's (27) lowest temperature was almost Thursday's highest one in Sao Paulo's thermometers; sea lions were photographed on a flooded sidewalk in Rio Grande do Sul; Over a hundred pink dolphins died in rivers without oxygen in the historic drought ravaging the Amazon. The c...

This year's winter recorded the highest average temperatures in history in 10 of the country's 25 capitals where measurements can be taken by Inmet (National Institute of Meteorology) stations. 's analysis shows that the ten cities (Cuiaba, Manaus, Boa Vista, Sao Paulo, Rio de Ja...

The total number of people affected by disasters linked to rainfall in Brazil and the number of these occurrences reached their highest in ten years in 2022, according to data from the National Civil Defense system. In total, there were 890.188 victims, including deaths, injured,...

Last Friday (25), the enactment of the Kigali Amendment was published in the Official Gazette, a device created in 2016 with the UN (United Nations) that expands the restriction on HFC gases (hydrofluorocarbons). These substances contribute to the greenhouse effect and are presen...

The signing of the Declaration of Belem by the eight member countries of ACTO (Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization) last Tuesday (8) established a common international agenda for the preservation of the Amazon forest. Despite its gaps, the document provides guidelines for crea...

Guaruja was once the "pearl of the Atlantic", a place for fancy people and hipsters. The north coast was completely underdeveloped in the late 1960s, early 70s. It was cool to go to "the" Guaruja, preceded by the article, vetoed over time for some reason. Spectacular houses built...

he Declaration of Belem, the final document of the Amazon Summit signed by representatives of eight countries in the region, has avoided vetoing oil exploration at the mouth of the largest river in the forest and proposes a dialogue on the sustainability of this activity and of m...

Brazil has almost 1.7 million indigenous people, equivalent to 0.83% of the population (203.1 million). This conclusion comes from the 2022 Demographic Census, which released new data on Monday (7th) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). The number of ind...

The Amazon recorded a 7.4% drop in deforestation alerts from August 2022 to July 2023 compared to the same previous period (2021-2022). The area of forest cut down in the period was 7,952 km2, the lowest amount since the 2018-2019 interval. At the same time, however, the Cerrado ...

Intelligence agents of the Jair Bolsonaro (PL) government prepared more than a thousand reports on the pandemic, projecting an increase in the number of cases and deaths in Brazil, while the former president boycotted measures to combat Covid-19 and access to vaccines. Kept confi...

The Minister of Health, Nisia Trindade, announced that her cabinet and the federal government will create a memorial so that Covid-19 and the "disastrous posture of the past government" in relation to the pandemic are not forgotten. The announcement of what she calls the "policy ...

Alysson Muotri should be the first Brazilian scientist in space, where since 2019 he has been sending so-called mini-brains brain organoids created with so-called iPS cells (or induced pluripotent stem cells). The organoids are built in the researcher's laboratory in California ...

While the world is going through an exceptional heat wave and successive cyclones has punished Brazil, a clock projected this Saturday (22) on the Christ the Redeemer statue, in Rio de Janeiro, marks a tight deadline: 5 years and 364 days. This is the threshold for adopting subst...

Still little known on this side of the planet, the forest bathing (shinrin-yoku) therapy was introduced in Japan's public healthcare system in the 1980s. In Brazil, psychologist Marco Aurelio Carvalho, director of the Brazilian Ecopsychology Institute, led on the first forest bat...

Biologists from three Brazilian universities are beginning this week the first expedition of researchers from the country to the , on a nine-day trip to the , belonging to . The team will collect samples of plants, fungi and microorganisms, with the aim of better understanding th...

In a historic vote, this Thursday (6th) the Chamber of Deputies passed a Tax Reform that unifies five taxes on consumption, in yet another attempt to bury the system created in the 1960s and which today fuels judicial conflicts and burdens companies that operate in Brazil. The fo...

Deforestation in the Amazon in June was the lowest in the last five years, at 663 km2. This number is the lowest since 2018 (488.1 km2) before Jair Bolsonaro (PL) took over the presidency. In comparison with data from the same month in 2022, there was a 41% reduction in the defor...

The biggest name in Brazilian dramaturgy and creator of the tropicalist language in theater, Jose Celso Martinez Correa, Ze Celso, who staged revelry, orgy, and anarchy at Teatro Oficina, died this Thursday (6), at the age of 86, in Sao Paulo. He was admitted to the Hospital das ...

President Lula (PT) used his first speech at the Mercosur summit of this term, this Tuesday (4), to criticize the new environmental requirements of the European Union in the free trade agreement with Mercosur and said that he has no interest in " agreements that condemn us to be ...

It's always hard to see selfish evildoers like public water systems bullying a poor multibillion-dollar multinational chemical conglomerate into settling lawsuits over something as petty as (allegedly) poisoning the public! But sadly, , which is linked to hazardous so-called "for...

Computer simulations carried out by British scientists have just drawn a worrying picture about the risk of ecosystem collapse in the future, such as the feared transformation of the into an open and impoverished environment. According to the study, the greater the complexity of ...

Ministers Fernando Haddad (Finance) and (Planning and Budget) announced this Thursday (29) the decision to change the current inflation targeting system in force for 24 years and establish that the Brazilian Central Bank must pursue its objective in a continuous manner, and no lo...

"Perhaps a foreign gaze will help to protect us from ourselves", wrote Reinaldo Azevedo about the "centrist extremists", who "sometimes cultivate a resentful idealism". He was commenting on the S&P's "positive" for Brazil's long-term outlook. The risk assessment agency is the sig...

"Brazilian Chamber approves land demarcation timeframe law in a new setback for Lula's government", wrote on Tuesday night (30). The headline on the printed issue the next morning was similarly worded. By reading the newspaper, the defeat of the federal government, the political ...

For Davi Kopenawa, a shaman and political leader of the Yanomami people, the approval of the Land Demarcation Timeframe Law a "big snake" will open up indigenous lands to miners and invaders who are currently operating in hiding. Leader of the mobilization that led to the demarca...

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT) announced this Monday (5th) the final text of the new PPCDAm Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Deforestation in the Legal Amazon, one of the most anticipated axes of his government's environmental policy. The announcement comes...

The deputy mayor of Sinop, a city in the north of Mato Grosso state surrounded by cattle, soybeans and corn plantations, is annoyed with the mayor. Dalton Benoni Martini (PTB), 65, was elected in 2020 to be the deputy mayor after four terms as a town councillor. The mayor and his...

The Vale do Javari Indigenous Land, on the border of Brazil with Colombia and Peru, is home to the largest concentration of isolated indigenous people in the world and holds traces of the murders of indigenist Bruno Pereira and British journalist Dom Phillips, which took place in...

Four months ago, Mauricio Terena was appointed Head of the Legal Coordination Office at APIB (Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil), one of the largest Indigenous organisations in the country. He replaced Eloy Terena, who became Executive Secretary of the newly created Mi...

For those who are used to this newspaper taking shots at the current government, the first editorial, on Monday (22), was a surprise. In "The Amazon and the Heat", this newspaper wrote that "it makes no sense to open fossil fuel extraction fronts" and that the country "does not n...

Target of an impasse between the government's environmental and energy areas, the basin at the mouth of the Amazon River is considered by the oil sector to be part of the solution to renew Brazilian reserves with the beginning of the pre-salt production decline in the next decade...

A manifesto signed by 790 entities among NGOs, universities, social movements, and associations asks political leaders in Brasilia to correct mistakes in the Interim Measure 1.154, whose version approved by the mixed committee of Congress on Wednesday (24) has emptied the MMA (Mi...

Considered "a step backward", the report by congressman Isnaldo Bulhoes Jr . (MDB-AL) on the interim measure 1154, which structures Executive bodies, is seen by environmentalists as an inversion of the purpose announced by the Lula government (PT) when it came to power. Instead o...

Actress Laila Zaid has started using satire and irony to popularise climate change discussions on social networks. Laila is known for her roles in TV productions such as [ ] and [ ], both ran by the Globo Network; and, more recently, Netflix series [ ]. She claims that humour is ...

According to the Minister of the Environment, Marina Silva (Rede), the attempt to change the Esplanade of Ministries undertaken by Congress intends to reinstall the environmental policy of the government of former President Jair Bolsonaro (PL). "They want to change the Esplanade'...

The Legal Amazon, the region most lacking in public sector physicians in the country, will continue to have a shortage of professionals even with the almost 1,900 hirings foreseen in the public announcement for the new More Doctors Program, relaunched by the Lula government this ...

The president of Ibama (Brazilian Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources), Rodrigo Agostinho, followed the agency's technical opinion and denied this Wednesday (17) a request made by Petrobras to drill the basin at the mouth of the Amazon River with the goa...

Google's colorful offices in Sao Paulo are located on Faria Lima, an avenue that is a symbol of the country's financial universe and needs no introduction. If it is easy to imagine the stereotype of a Farialimer and its social and political pretensions, the technology giant does ...

Deforestation in the Cerrado reached 709 km2 in April this year and set a record for the month in the historical series, which started in 2019. The data published this Friday (5th) by Deter, a program by Inpe (National Institute for Space Research), counts until the 27th, and the...

One of the biggest challenges for the conservation of large endangered animals is to replicate the animal's living conditions in captivity. This is considered the main barrier for the reproduction of animals under care. Researchers from USP (University of Sao Paulo), campus of Ri...

For Gustavo Caboco Wapichana, the so-called climate crisis is, in fact, a generalisation for a range of different relationships that we have with the world. According to him, it could be understood as a consequence of our colonial history, with impacts on our identities and on ho...

When they returned to their region of origin, in the Peixoto de Azevedo river basin, 25 years ago, the Panaras put an end to a tragedy that had lasted another 25 years: even before they found the contact front led by the Villas-Boas brothers, in February 1973, "everybody" was alr...

On Monday 10 April, Brazil nominated scientist Thelma Krug as its candidate to chair the IPCC (UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) from 2023 to 2028. If she is elected, Dr Krug, who is already an IPCC vice-chair, will be the first woman and the first Latin American repr...

Brazil has lost a decade in the race against climate change. Between 2010 and 2021, gross greenhouse gas emissions went from 1.7 billion tons to 2.4 billion an increase of 40.7%. The picture is even worse in terms of net emissions when the gases removed by forests are discounted...

The new Rio de Janeiro Municipal Secretary for Environment and Climate grew up amidst a number of urban problems affecting her city. Since last month, it has been her mission to address and solve them. Born in the Praca Seca district, in the Loteamento community in western Rio, T...

Combating climate change in Brazil involves reducing deforestation and conserving forests. As well as expanding the use of renewable energies and rethinking the transport sector. This is what Mercedes Bustamante, president of Capes (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Educ...

A place in the heart of the Amazon holds the forest's climatic secrets. This does not mean that it is a space with special properties despite a certain mystique that surrounds the area. What makes the so-called Camp 41 different is that it is the place where the search for the im...

The tragedy that hit the northern coast of Sao Paulo after an unprecedented volume of rainfall has raised discussions about the absence of preventive measures against extreme climate events. These phenomena are already more frequent and intense, according to the UN climate interg...

In January, during a visit by German Prime Minister Olaf Scholz to Brasilia, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT) said he hoped to conclude the trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Mercosur by mid-2023. The treaty, proposed more than 20 years ago, was only sign...

While the classic causes of maternal death continue relentlessly in Brazil, the country is still investigating deaths from Covid in 2021, the year in which the disease alone was responsible for 52% of deaths of pregnant and puerperal women (1,524 out of a total of 2941). A recent...

Three years after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, a period in which maternal mortality rates in Brazil doubled, going back to levels recorded 25 years ago, pregnant and puerperal women are now more protected against Sars-CoV-2. However, they have started dying again from caus...

"'Ultra-intelligent' robot that uses AI answers questions and writes texts by itself." This is how, between dazzled and simple, reported its first impressions about ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence tool that revolutionizes, threatens, or opens a new dimension in the relations...

The intensity of the rainfall on the coast of Sao Paulo, which destroyed entire neighborhoods and caused at least 50 deaths, is the result of a coincidence that brought together humidity, cyclone winds, and a cold front stationed in Sao Sebastiao. Experts interviewed by 's team c...

"To hell with your sustainability. My people are dying," said Pakistani activist Ayisha Siddiqa, 24, in a speech at the Climate Week in New York last September. In the months prior to the event, the country where she was born, in a tribal community in the north, suffered from sev...

Ostensive and without limits over the last few years, the presence of 20,000 prospectors in the Yanomami Indigenous Land has altered reality even in other traditional territories. The mining activity has reverberated beyond the Yanomami territory and is responsible for conflicts ...

The US will announce its intention to inject resources into the Amazon Fund, according to the text of the joint communique that was negotiated between the two countries on Thursday night (9). The announcement should be made after the conversation between President Lula and Joe Bi...

An international group of researchers with several Brazilian members have discovered that Quaoar, one of the large objects orbiting beyond Neptune, has a ring. The finding, published in the journal Nature, suggests that these structures must be much more common than previously th...

The City Hall of Rio de Janeiro has started the execution of the project on the beach of Barra da Tijuca to installs concrete material under the sand with the goal of reducing the damage caused by undertows on the shore. The intervention has caused intense discontent amount speci...

'I didn't think I had "really" become a jaguar in any measurable way. It was more as if I had an intense physical memory of the idea of "being a cat", which I could summon at will, and use as a source of strength and courage.' Jeremy Narby, a Canadian anthropologist based in Swit...

The lawyer Brenda Brito has committed half her life to the environmental movement in defense of the forest. He has been working for two decades at the Instituto do Homem e Meio Ambiente da Amazonia (Imazon), one of the most fertile research organisations in Brazil, headquartered ...

The severe cases of malaria are frequent in the region and have intensified in the last seven months, as noted by health professionals at the Hospital das Clinicas in Roraima. The unit is the entry point for the Yanomami transported by air from the indigenous land to Boa Vista, d...

For the biologist Anna Xavier, from Santos (SP), the dream of publishing in Science magazine her research on a fourth membrane surrounding the brain turned into a nightmare. The work was published in the January 6 issue of the magazine but does not include Xavier's name among the...

"We want an immediate program for the first hundred days of government, in agreement with the government about what can be done and, for that, [we will have] another 200 million (R$ 1.1 billion)", the german minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Svenja Schulze, told ...

The Yanomami woman admitted to a hospital in Boa Vista (RR) with severe malnutrition, the mother of two girls also malnourished, admitted to the Hospital da Crianca Santo Antonio, died this Friday (27), in yet another evidence of the size of the health crisis in the largest indig...

Tired and without the strength to breathe, Yanomami children with severe malnutrition arrive at the Hospital da Crianca Santo Antonio ( Santo Antonio Children's Hospital), in Boa Vista, and need an ICU bed. The lack of food has altered the organism of these malnourished boys and ...

The secretary of Indigenous Health at the Ministry of Health, Ricardo Weibe Tapeba, classified the public health scenario in the Yanomami communities as alarming, said that more than a thousand indigenous people were rescued and stated that there is an underreporting of disease c...

In Lula's address to COP27 (2022 UN Climate Change Conference in Egypt), shortly after his election, he made it very clear that the climate agenda will play a key role in Brazil's diplomatic relations. 'I would like to say to you all that Brazil is back. Brazil is back to resume ...

The alliances and overlaps between organised crime and environmental crime are at the core of the studies developed by Aiala Colares, a professor and researcher at the State University of Para (UEPA). Between 2019 and 2021, he coordinated a study on this topic in partnership with...

The creation of a collaborative network, including more than 70 organizations in 14 countries, to monitor land use, promote sustainable management of natural resources, and combat climate change led to Brazilian Tasso Azevedo, 51, being recognized among the Social Innovators of t...

The Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Marina Silva (Rede), was applauded at the opening panel of the Open Forum in Davos this Monday (16th) when she declared that the third Lula government is committed to "zero deforestation, protection of indigenous peoples, democr...

ChatGPT. It's the brand new talk of the town in Silicon Valley. Since OpenAI, one of the world's most ambitious artificial intelligence laboratories, opened its chat to the public at the end of 2022, the discussion on artificial intelligence has dominated the world's foremost tec...

A video posted on social media at the end of December raised an alarm among friends of Matias (fictitious name). It was the record of an unusual walk in the rain along the coast of Rio de Janeiro, narrated in a strangely broken voice. "I took a zolpidem in the afternoon because I...

In 2022, Brazil recorded the highest number of deaths from dengue in its history. There were 1,016 deaths from the disease, according to the latest epidemiological bulletin from the Secretariat for Health and Environment Surveillance. Among the states, Sao Paulo registered the hi...

Marina Silva took office as Minister of the Environment and Climate Change this Wednesday (4) and stated that the country will have the challenge of complying with the Paris Agreement, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 37% by 2025, compared to what it was in 2005. The ministe...

"I didn't receive today's issue 01/01/2022 nor the one for Christmas Day." "It's impossible for us to go up on the roof to get the newspaper." "What is your problem with the expression 'righteous person'?" "Faced with the frightening article by Mr. Antonio Riserio, I would like t...

About to complete five months as president of Colombia, the country's first left-wing leader has high expectations regarding the beginning of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's (PT) term in Brazil. "We have to transform ourselves into a beacon for the world's progressive movement. Every...

President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva (PT) took office this Sunday (1st) in a ceremony marked by symbolism, promises, and criticism of the government that preceded him. In one of the first measures after taking office, Lula determined that the Comptroller General of the Union reass...

This year, the country reached the lowest number of beaches classified as good in six years, points out a survey carried out since 2016 by in the summer, which begins this Wednesday (21). Only 29% of the 1,334 spots monitored from November 2021 to October 2022 were clean in all m...

An albino anteater was recently found in Mato Grosso do Sul. With light fur and reddish eyes, it was baptized with the name of Alvin. According to experts, it is the only known giant albino anteater on the planet and its existence may help explain how deforestation in the cerrado...

A group of men, women, and children gather under wet heat in the courtyard of the Coronel Monteiro Baena occupation, in Boa Vista (RR). The building, previously abandoned, became a home for 38 families, each with their own makeshift room. They do their best to keep the common are...

In an unprecedented decision, the board of Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency) approved this Wednesday (14) the controlled cultivation of cannabis for scientific research purposes. The decision, taken unanimously by the directors, complied with the request of UFRN (Feder...

Deforestation in the Brazilian cerrado has grown by around 25% compared to the last measurement and has reached 10,688.73 km2. It is the highest number since 2015 when 11,129.06 km2 of deforestation were recorded, and the second largest increase ever computed. Furthermore, it is ...

"05' 2nd half. Goal Japan. To Tanaka." This is how described one of the most controversial moments of the World Cup so far, Japan's comeback goal against Spain on Thursday (1st). As put by Luis Curro, a colleague on many good and bad football days, a move that made us sad to see ...

The European Union approved, this Tuesday morning (6), a new regulation to combat the importation of products that contribute to deforestation. It was established that the European market will reject the entry of a series of commodities such as meat and soy from areas that have...

President-elect Lula's (PT) trip to the United States for a meeting with Democrat president Joe Biden should be delayed until after the inauguration ceremony, on January 1, 2023, said this Monday (5) former Chancellor Celso Amorim. The PT's main advisor for foreign policy, the fo...

Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency) has authorized the advancement of human trials of Butanvac, the potential vaccine against Covid-19 developed by the Butantan Institute. The endorsement was granted for phase 2 of the clinical trial. This step aims to demonstrate the sa...

Spending by the foundation linked to the Butantan Institute with contracts without bidding, construction projects, and high salaries led to a strain on the relationship between the top of the entity and the management of Rodrigo Garcia (PSDB), in addition to questioning by the TC...

The idea of bringing bus fare charges down to zero has been gaining momentum in Brazil. In addition to the mayor of Sao Paulo, Ricardo Nunes (MDB), announcing that he is analyzing the idea, at least 11 cities have started to adopt it. The theme is being debated by the transition ...

The green and yellow of the Brazilian flag has been associated in recent years with the wardrobe of supporters of the Bolsonaro government and has reflected the polarizing climate in the country. The World Cup, however, could change that game. In some cases, the two colors appear...

The collegiate board of Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency) approved, at the end of this Tuesday night (22), the return of the mandatory use of masks on airplanes and at airports in Brazil. The measure takes effect from next Friday (25). Protection against Covid-19 was n...

Brazil entered the COP27 under the government of Jair Bolsonaro (PL) and saw the president-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT) gain the international stage, with bilateral meetings and an environmental transition team active from the very beginning of the UN conference for clima...

President-elect Lula (PT) said, in a meeting with civil society at COP27, the UN conference on climate change, that, despite having defeated current president Jair Bolsonaro (PL) in the election, "Bolsonarism still lingers on". At the meeting with representatives of the Brazilian...

A man can, in the course of a lifetime, build himself 53 houses, one after the other sometimes one each month in order to guarantee his permanent state of escape and his survival. It is also in the field of human possibilities to live in isolation, alone, in constant denial of ...

In his first international speech since the election, Lula (PT) demanded at COP27, the UN climate conference, this Wednesday (16), a "new global governance" and more multilateral relations to combat the climate crisis. The president-elect emphasized that the topic will have a pro...

The consumption of ultra-processed foods has been associated with 57,000 premature deaths in 2019 in Brazil, according to new Brazilian research. This represents 10 (10.5%) of all preventable deaths that year, by data computed from DataSUS The research was conducted by the Center...

Owners of the largest tropical forests in the world, Brazil, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo intend to launch the "OPEC of rainforests". The nickname is inspired by the strength that OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) has over the course of the g...

The president-elect, Lula, will have to fulfill an electoral promise every 14 days of his term in order to honor all the commitments made during the campaign. This list refers to the objectives disclosed in his government program, in electoral advertisements, in the letter of com...

In order to verify the advances in forest conservation, it was announced at the COP27, the UN (United Nations) conference on climate change, the Partnership of Leaders for Forest and Climate. The initiative includes 26 countries and the European Union. The absence of Brazil is no...

The expectation of NGOs, governors of states in the Amazon, and even Brazilian diplomacy in this Climate COP is not regarding the international meetings, but in the gestures coming from within: the redirecting of climate policy under Lula's presidency. With a fragmented represent...

Given the correct proportions, the victory of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has aroused a sense of optimism very similar to the elections of Barack Obama, in 2008, and Joseph Biden, in 2020. With governments not refractory to the UN Convention on Climate Change in carbon powers such ...

It was in 2017, while preparing for the Royal Shakespeare Company's play "Myth", a climactic parable, that artist Fehinti Balogun realized the gravity of the climate crisis. "After doing a lot of things, I got my first lead role in a play in London's West End. It was the hottest ...

President-elect Lula (PT) will attend COP27, the UN (United Nations) conference on climate change, together with a delegation of governors from Amazonia. Confirmation of the trip was given this Tuesday (1st) by Gleisi Hoffmann, president of the PT. Lula was invited to travel to t...

Augusto Aras and Kassio Nunes Marques ask for my arrest. The conviction can reach more than 10 years of detention. The calculation considers the worst hypothesis allowed in the Criminal Code. A bit unlikely, lawyers say. Maybe five or six years. Not so unlikely with the potential...

Among young Brazilians, some issues are almost unanimous. This is the case for public health (99%) and education both in primary and secondary education (98%) and in higher education (97%). In addition, the adoption of children by homosexual couples also has high approval (83%)....

Founder of Apepi (Association to Support Research and Patients of Medicinal Cannabis), lawyer Margarete Brito went this Monday (17) to the institution's social networks in order to reassure families and patients currently under treatment with cannabidiol (CBD). The reason for con...

Almost half of the Pantanal's jaguar population was directly affected by the fires that devastated the region in 2020, according to a study by Brazilian scientists. The impact may have been even greater in the Pantanal environmental reserves where Brazil's largest carnivore lives...

At the height of the pandemic, so short of breath he thought it was Covid, Davi, 24, bought a handful of mushrooms online, crushed them, and ate them straight. The psychology student learned of the existence of microdoses of Psilocybe cubensis, known as "magic mushrooms", through...

The health secretary of the State of Para said this Thursday (6) that they are investigating a poliomyelitis virus found in the feces of a three-year-old boy in the municipality of Santo Antonio do Taua. The Ministry of Health suspects that the case is related to a vaccine error....

"Not only will that money make our planet cleaner, greener, and more secure, it will save us money in the long run, both from the green jobs it will create and from the money we wont have to spend on humanitarian responses in the future", said Samantha Power, USAID Administrator,...

A pioneer in protecting the forest, Acre has been witnessing the expansion of cattle ranching over the Amazon with the migration to the state of rural landowners looking for cheaper land. In addition to deforestation, Acre still suffers from health problems caused by fires and a ...

Brazil is the decade's deadliest country for land and environment defenders and has accounted for 20% of the murders of these activists in the last ten years. The data is from the British organization Global Witness, which for ten years has been monitoring the murders of activist...

Who would be the winner in a hypothetical duel between George Foreman and Daniel Falconi? What if the confrontation was between the Argentine fighter and Mike Tyson? Imagining what those fights would have been like is a daily pastime for Maguila. At 64 years old, Jose Adilson Rod...

A tiny animal measuring 20 cm in length, similar to a mouse, with a skull smaller than 4 cm and teeth measuring about 2 mm, which roamed the central region of Rio Grande do Sul, is today considered the oldest mammal on the planet. The discovery was made by researchers from UFRGS ...

In the first year of the Covid pandemic, suicide rates in Brazil got higher among women (7%) and the elderly (9%) but remained stable in the general population. There was also a wide variation in deaths between regions of the country. The conclusion is from a study by UFRGS (Fede...

The environmental proposals have jumped to the front pages of the government plans of the best-placed presidential candidates in the polls in these elections. With an economic focus, the programs by Lula (PT), Jair Bolsonaro (PL), Ciro Gomes (PDT), and Simone Tebet (MDB) mention ...

Invasions, land grabbing, deforestation, and illegal hunting are some of the in the state of , where the rate of forest loss has doubled since 2018. This worrying picture is reported by activist Angela Mendes, executive chairperson of the Chico Mendes Committee. Angela is also th...

"Lula promises to tackle crime in the Amazon if he returns to power." "Lula wants to lead the fight against climate change." Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's interview, on Monday (22), took place in Sao Paulo, but these headlines were not published in Brazil. Perhaps because the count...

Farhana Yamin, one of the main architects of the Paris Agreement, is concerned about the lack of political will to comply with the climate commitments agreed in 2015 and the voluntary measures publicized as transformative by fossil fuel companies. For the lawyer and activist, thi...

An unprecedented mapping process was done using artificial intelligence to estimate the presence of 3.46 million kilometers of roads cutting through the Legal Amazon of those, over 3 million are not official roads. The extension is nine times the distance between the Earth and t...

Brazil recorded 305 cases of invasion, illegal exploitation, and damage to 226 pieces of indigenous land in 22 states in 2021, a record number. The total represents an increase of 180% compared to 2018 numbers, the last one before the beginning of Jair Bolsonaro's administration....

The use of face masks on planes and airports in Brazil will stop being mandatory, determined Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency). The use of the equipment will become just a recommendation. The measure goes into effect from the moment it is published in the Official Gaze...

Deforestation in Brazil during Bolsonaro's government not only has grown in range, compared to the four years prior to his mandate but has also reached places that had previously been barely affected or not at all. It extended the frontier of agricultural expansion beyond the arc...

The Government of Sao Paulo has announced a series of measures to contain the rapid spread of monkeypox. According to data from the Department of Health, the state has recorded 1,298 cases of the disease. Two of these patients are hospitalized, and ten children and teenagers have...

With more than 1,300 confirmed cases of monkeypox, Brazil faces a lack of laboratory structure for quick diagnosis, low capacity by surveillance services to identify cases, insufficient training of health professionals, and difficulties in isolating contacts in a timely manner. T...

Anyone can get it, but the virus disproportionately impacts certain social groups, in a calculation crossed by inequalities and social vulnerabilities. This characteristic of the Covid-19 pandemic is also similar to another pandemic that, even at the age of 40, is still loaded wi...

In two years, the deaths of children up to five years old by Covid-19 were more than triple those caused, in a decade, by 14 other diseases that can have mortality avoided by vaccination and other health actions. In 2020 and 2021, 1,508 children died from Covid. The diseases that...

The Natural History Museum in Karlsruhe, Germany, will be return to Brazil the fossil of the dinosaur Ubirajara jubatus, taken from the country by foreign researchers. The decision was made by the Council of Ministers of the Baden-Wurttemberg region, which accepted a request made...

Four out of ten people who commit suicide use psychoactive substances, especially alcohol, before taking their own life, shows an unprecedented study by the University of Brasilia that investigated behavioral and sociodemographic data of victims in order to help in the formulatio...

Every hour, Brazil lost 189 hectares of native vegetation throughout 2021 4,536 hectares per day. The accelerated march added up to 16,557 square kilometers of deforestation in the last year, equivalent to almost three times the area of the Federal District. The value is 20% hig...

In November 2021, during COP26, President Joe Biden promised that the United States would invest US$9 billion to fight deforestation worldwide. At the Glasgow event, more than one hundred countries, including Brazil, committed to zero deforestation by 2030, eight years from now. ...

The Rio de Janeiro Civil Police is investigating whether five more pregnant patients were also raped by anesthesiologist Giovanni Quintella Bezerra, arrested in the early hours of Monday (11). At least three of them have already testified. This Tuesday, the Justice Department of ...

In the latest report issued by the IPCC (UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), the term used to collectively refer to climate-related lawsuits, administrative proceedings, inquiries, and investigations is described as a strategy that has influenced ambition and outcome...

With a license that only allowed them to carry out research, entrepreneurs extracted gold illegally, devastating an extensive area of forest in the north of the country, according to the Federal Police. "Although it is a simple search authorization, it appears that those investig...

"If the Brazilian people make it clear in the electoral process that they want leaders committed to solving the climate crisis, the benefits for Brazil in terms of jobs, a safer and cleaner environment and a more prosperous future are very clear to see. There is no controversy." ...

Climate change caused by human actions has increased the intensity of rains that hit the Northeast of Brazil in late May and early June, mainly in Pernambuco. According to researchers, the events that took place would be 20 percent less intense without global warming. The informa...

In January of this year, Carlos Eduardo, 14, from Curitiba (PR), was diagnosed with Covid. The teenager had a mild illness, with sore throat and low-grade fever. In May, he started having tremors. Days later, fever, tiredness, stomach pain, diarrhea and decreased strength in the ...

Agricultural engineer Eduardo Assad has devoted his life to studying climate change impacts on agriculture. According to the SEEG (Greenhouse Gas Emission Estimate System), agriculture is the second main cause for Brazil's greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for approximately 27...

Thalita, 21, is anxious. The young transsexual from Sao Paulo seeks, in court, that a health operator pays for her transgender surgery alteration of Organs genital , which she has been waiting for for years. She and several other trans people feel insecure after a decision by th...

Brazil has recorded an average of two daily deaths from Covid-19 among children under five, an age group that is not yet eligible for vaccination in the country and that has been filling pediatric hospitals. In 2020 and 2021, there were 1,439 deaths, with 48% of babies between 29...

Going to the Amazon to do journalism is one of the most challenging jobs nowadays. And it's where the exercise of the profession is under constant threat. It is not an adventure, as President Jair Bolsonaro says, whose bravado sponsors a retrograde and opportunistic vision of the...

The diagnoses of depression in the Brazilian adult population grew 41% in the first two years of the Covid pandemic. Women were the main drivers of the increase, with more than double the prevalence recorded among men. In the depressed population, there was a significant worsenin...

The sixth class of the Superior Court of Justice decided this Tuesday (14) to authorize the cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes in two cases judged jointly. This comes under criticism by justices about the lack of action by Congress to legislate on the subject. The la...

The Brazilian city that emitted the most greenhouse gases in 2019 was Altamira, in Para. The data comes from the second edition of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removal Estimates System, a project of the Climate Observatory. Altamira topped Sao Felix do Xingu, also in Para, th...

Private hospitals across the country recorded an average increase of 94% in Covid cases in the last two weeks, according to the National Association of Private Hospitals' 21 institutions. Of the calls made in emergency rooms, 4.5% have resulted in hospitalization. Of those hospit...

The city of Sao Paulo confirmed, this Wednesday (8), the first case of monkeypox in the country a 41-year-old man who recently traveled to Spain and Portugal. The patient is in isolation at Emilio Ribas hospital. The information was confirmed to by members of the state government...

Ten years after its creation, the Forest Code has already shown the potential to bring information about the country, but it has also shown its limitations, some of which had already been pointed out at the time of its constitution. The law still far from being fully complied wi...

At a time when the country is registering a rise in cases and hospitalizations for Covid-19, Brazilians are losing their fear of being infected by the coronavirus, shows Datafolha research. The share of respondents who say they are very fearful about contagion is 37%, the lowest ...

Vibrators for clitoral suction, dildos of different sizes, and discreet bullets. In sex, many accessories aim to increase pleasureeven a cannabis-based lube. Cannabis has been researched for medicinal use for a few years, such as for the treatment of epilepsy and even Covid. Its ...

Amid the cooling of the pandemic, vaccination against Covid in Brazil faces a challenge in all age groups. The country faces difficulties in completing the recommended cycles, with stagnant infant coverage, low booster coverage among young people, and only 10% of the elderly with...

Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate, 25, Christian, daughter of a Kampala businessman and politician, organized her first strike for climate justice in January 2019, inspired by Greta Thunberg. Just over a year later, in February 2020, she was, alongside other activists, at t...

In 1822, the environmental heritage of the territory that became the Empire of Brazil did not differ much from what the Portuguese had found three centuries earlier. The devastation of the Atlantic Forest, the first natural victim of colonization, continued with iron and fire but...

The passage of the Yakecan cyclone through Rio Grande do Sul, between the night of Tuesday (17) and dawn of Wednesday (18), ended with a death and material damage more minor than what authorities expected. On Monday (16), a 51-year-old man died on a small boat traveling on Lake G...

Virginia Ferreira , an English teacher at a public school in Vinhedo (SP), took advantage of the week of International Women's Day, in March 2019, and asked eighth grade students for a survey on feminism and gender violence. The initiative earned her the accusation, by other serv...

Production engineer Victor Correa Hespanha, 28, will be the second Brazilian to go into space. Not as a space agency astronaut but as a tourist. The flight does not yet have a date, but it will take place soon, later this year, aboard a New Shepard capsule, from the American comp...

Billions in public infrastructure projects anchored in amendments by the rapporteur in the Chamber, without any transparency or rationality. Technical areas of regulatory agencies occupied by political nominations from the government and its support base, endorsed by the Senate. ...

Brazil was the leader, in 2021, in the loss of tropical forests in the world. Alone, it was responsible for 40% of the registered felling, according to data from Global Forest Watch, a forest tracking tool from non-governmental organization World Resources Institute in partnershi...

The appearance of the lionfish on beaches in the Brazilian Northeast has put environmentalists and authorities on alert in the region. This is because the animal is considered a threat to both the marine ecosystem and humans. The species has thorns that contain venom and can caus...

The inappropriate prescription of opioid analgesics for pain control and the increase in patients dependent on these narcotics have worried doctors and raised fears that Brazil could face an "epidemic" of abuse of these substances such as those registered in the United States in ...

The identification of a new subvariant of Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid, was confirmed this Wednesday (27) in the city of Sao Paulo. According to the Dasa laboratory network, the discovery comes from the sample of a three-year-old child. The material was collected on Fe...

Protection for four uncontacted indigenous people in the Amazon has expired or are close to expiring. Use restriction ordinances serve to protect indigenous people and territories until demarcation. Thus, officially, the entry or circulation of people who are not members of Funai...

The president of Petrobras, General Joaquim Silva e Luna, learned this Monday (28) that he will be replaced by Adriano Pires. confirmed the information with allies of the military and auxiliaries from the Planalto Palace and the Ministry of Mines and Energy. Earlier in the evenin...

Taking advantage of frequent database exposures, hackers created 500,000 fake accounts with leaked emails in Brazil in 2021, the year in which the country recorded 3.7 online fraud attempts per minute. As personal information about payments, password changes and registration conf...

A court ruled that an elderly domestic worker kept in a situation similar to slavery in a house in the Alto de Pinheiros region, a noble area of Sao Paulo, will receive R$ 350 thousand ( $ 71.126) compensation for moral damages. The former employers must pay the amount. The court...

Data collected at 271 meteorological stations across Brazil show that temperature and heavy rains have increased in recent decades, according to a study by the National Institute of Meteorology. The survey of the organization is in the document "Normais Climatologicas do Brasil 1...

Meat has become such a precious and rare item on the Brazilian table that a Dia supermarket chain store in downtown Sao Paulo locked the refrigerator with the product using a chain and padlock. The store, located on Alameda Barao de Limeira, in Campos Eliseos, restricted access t...

Three clocks plague the world: the Doomsday Clock, created to estimate risks of atomic firing; the Climate Clock, which calculates the time for, at the current rate of CO2 emissions, to reach a 1.5 degree Celsius increase in global temperature in relation to pre-industrial levels...

An Amazon with fields taking over the forest, high tree mortality, intense droughts, extreme rains, more frequent forest fires, loss of biodiversity and carbon dioxide emissions greater than the absorption capacity. All this is already happening and tends to accelerate even more ...

In the year in which Brazilian consumers paid record fuel prices, Petrobras also posted the highest profit in its history, at R$106.6 billion (US$ 21.2 billion) The result represents a growth of 1,400% compared to the previous year. With the good performance, the company announce...

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Three porn actresses tested positive for HIV in Sao Paulo, the main erotic center in the country. The situation practically paralyzed the national film industry of the genre, which is being forced to review the practice of sex without condoms on stage. Smaller producers, major pr...

He was supposed to be in search of new talent for football, but the Covid pandemic made Igor Oliveira, 23, change his mind. At the beginning of 2020, he helped to form the Free Fire team in the Jardim Elba community, which brings together 11 favelas in the east side of Sao Paulo....

The advance of the omicron variant, combined with the influenza epidemic, has overcrowded urgent care centers in Sao Paulo and led to the removal of around 1,600 employees from the municipal network, an increase of 111% compared to the beginning of December. Doctors who work in p...

The main source of income in the Bailique archipelago (Amapa), located at the mouth of the Amazon, is the imposing native acai groves. But the rising level of the Atlantic Ocean over the world's most voluminous river is salting the purple fruit and threatening the permanence of t...

In the early evening of Wednesday (5), the Recife City Hall announced the suspension of the street Carnival in 2022. Joao Campos (PSB) management left open the possibility of holding the event in another period of the year if the pandemic scenario allow. The decision comes amid t...

Airlines are already requiring travelers to present proof of vaccination against Covid when they board to Brazil. The requirement of the vaccine certificate began last Monday (13), after a preliminary decision by Supreme Court Justice Luis Roberto Barroso. Only people who can pro...

After delaying the release of a report on the increase in deforestation in the Amazon before the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26), the Jair Bolsonaro (PL) government celebrated a drop in deforestation for the month of November. The ministers of the Environment,...

The scarcity of rain, increasingly frequent in Brazil, causes the country an estimated annual loss of around R$ 80 billion (US$ 14 billion) in Gross Domestic Product with its effects on energy and food production. Although the scenario has worsened this year, rainfall has been be...

The Jair Bolsonaro government not only held back the disclosure of the record of deforestation in the Amazon in 15 years, detected by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), but claimed at COP26 a 5% drop in devastation in a Ministry of the Environment official document...

Buildings branded with international luxury brands have arrived in the national luxury real estate market. Among the partnerships with national construction companies are brands such as Porsche, Lamborghini and Versace. In Sao Paulo, which concentrates this type of development, i...

Mercedes Bustamante is one of Brazil's leading authorities on ecology and deforestation in the Cerrado and the Amazon. She is alarmed at the Brazilian governments loss of credibility observed at Glasgows climate summit . In spite of that, she remains optimistic. Bustamante is one...

The size of the area of deforestation alerts in the Amazon was the largest for October since the survey, published by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), began in 2016. About 877 km2 of forest were cut down, 5% more than in the same month in 2020. The number contrad...

celebrates the fact that the main outlets of the American press have woken up to the climate crisis, with robust coverage in the first days of COP26, the UN conference on the subject, currently taking place in Glasgow. Could you write something similar about the Brazilian press? ...

George Monbiot, 58, British climate activist and an awarded journalist and writer, is considered one of the most influent voices in social media when it comes to the climate crisis, with 440,000 followers on Twitter. He spares no words against Brazils president: "I see Jair Bolso...

Even with the Covid pandemic, which stopped the world and reduced global emissions of greenhouse gases in 2020, Brazil increased its emissions by 9.5% compared to the previous year. With that, the country reached the highest value of tons of gases emitted since 2006. The high def...

Deforestation in the Amazon is, today and historically, the main source of greenhouse gas emissions in Brazil. But other deep damage to the forest remaining may be emitting almost the same amount of carbon into the atmosphere as that emitted due to deforestation. If this calculat...

A green president, accompanied by green ministers and green officers, dedicated to protecting a little green Amazon, has just decreed a vanguard plan to assume the global leadership in the mitigation of climate change: the "National Green Growth Program". The green jabber was the...

The Minister of Education, Milton Ribeiro, wants to divide existing federal higher education institutions to create five new universities and five technical institutes. The initiative does not foresee the expansion of student vacancies or the physical network, but it serves the i...

Signs of a slowdown in the Chinese economy in the third quarter is bad news for countries dependent on commodities (commodities), such as Brazil. Although, given the size of China, global growth should be affected as a whole, the Brazilian economy will be one of the hardest hit, ...

After more than five months of work, the Senate Covid Pandemic Inquiry is coming to an end with a public report that says that President Jair Bolsonaro (no party) adopted denial not only as a rhetorical speech, but as a government policy. In five volumes, one minute of the opinio...

No, Folha is not going to eliminate Leandro Narloch from its columnists. Although the ombudsman does not participate in this type of decision, I will understand perfectly if the reading is interrupted already in this paragraph to unsubscribe, delete the application or tear up the...

The last preparatory meeting for the 26th UN Climate Conference, which takes place a month from now in Glasgow (Scotland), began with the unprecedented role of young environmentalists. At the invitation of the Italian government, which hosts the pre-COP-26 in Milan, around 400 ac...

"What kind of doctor can be involved in these activities? What are the motives of 'doctors from hell'? Some German doctors sought the professional glory through contributing to the welfare of humanityhumanity only as an abstract idea. They were committed to a science that enable ...

Military personnel from the Army, Navy, and Air Force who lead state-owned companies under direct Union control earn salaries and benefits from the Armed Forces and the companies. In the government of Jair Bolsonaro (no party), officers of the three Forces gained strategic positi...

One of the main tourist attractions in the Chapada dos Guimaraes park, in Mato Grosso/ the Veu de Noiva waterfall- is practically without water due to the water and climate crisis that is plaguing the country. The postcard of the region rises 86 meters high and is formed by the w...

Ibovespa, the country's main stock index, is experiencing greater volatility due to Brazil's uncertain political and fiscal issues. Analysts expect that these uncertainties, added to the environment of higher interest rates, international news, and fears about the delta variant o...

The residents of the Southern Brazilian city of Joinville (SC) noticed that their "vaccination"social media did not mirror the rest of the country. People in the county weren't posting photos celebrating their vaccines. Why? The explanation: the city government decided that the v...

"Human activity has been altering the Earth's climate in 'unprecedented' ways for hundreds of thousands of years, with some changes already unavoidable and 'irreversible,' warned climate scientists." "Countries have delayed so much in curbing fossil fuel emissions that they can n...

The scenes are repeated in reports by congress members: the Sao Paulo Government seeks out the congressmember and offers them state funding for municipalities specified by the politician. Although most of these talks happened with government secretaries, at least two congress mem...

For the first time, scientists from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change quantified in a report the increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme events linked to climate change. The document is signed by 234 authors from 65 countries. In recent decades, climate ...

It was late one night at the Barra Olympic Park, and journalists and photographers crowded the ring road leading to the exit gate. The journey continued on another bus to media villages and hotels. There was a voice coming from the backseat that sounded familiar. Next to a much s...

Readers complained about the shirtless photo of Jair Bolsonaro, taken at the Hospital das Forcas Armadas in Brasilia. The image, taken from the president's social media, spread to almost every news site on Wednesday night (14) and on some front pages across the country the follow...

"If you campaign, you will be banned." Brazilian Alexandre Borba, one of the biggest gaming streamers globally known as Gaules, gave this ultimatum in a livestream at the end of last month. Anyone who spoke positively of Jair Bolsonaro would be banned from the broadcast. The mess...

A new index from has revealed that the difference in access to opportunities for whites and Blacks in Brazil is greater in the richer regions and prevails throughout the country. The Racial Balance Sheet Index (IFER) was conceived by reporter Erica Fraga and developed using a met...

Classifying the Brazilian Covid-19 tragedy as genocide faces resistance, but there is no doubt that the scale is compatible with such events. The threshold of 500 thousand dead in the pandemic, achieved this Saturday (19), it is greater than that of at least eight genocides that ...

Minister Paulo Guedes (Economy) defended this Thursday (17) that leftovers from restaurants should be destined for beggars and vulnerable people in order to make up for what he called "excesses" committed by the middle class. The plate of a [member] of the European middle class, ...

John Kerry, the special envoy on climate forthe American government and main link of the diplomatic relationship between the White House and the Planalto, says that Brazil has a responsibility to lead in the solution to the climate crisis, under an inspection and collection schem...

At the same time that the number of Brazilian tourists fell, Nasser Hassan, a shoe store merchant in Foz do Iguacu (PR), estimates that the movement of Paraguayan consumers in his establishment has increased by about 50%, for retail and wholesale, compared to last year. The deval...

To prepare for the Climate Summit, Brazil met on April 8 with China, India and South Africa to advocate that rich countries finance projects against global warming. At the meeting, a conference of Environment ministers from the Basic forum, which brings together the four countrie...

The year 2021 is crucial for Brazil to reposition itself on the global climate agenda. On April 22-23, the country will participate in the US Leaders' Summit, which precedes the 26th Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow at the end of the year. The centra...

The U.S. government has already outlined the roadmap it expects from Jair Bolsonaro's speech during the Climate Leaders Summit, scheduled by Joe Biden for April 22-23. The Americans want Bolsonaro to affirm that he will no longer tolerate illegal deforestation in Brazil and come ...

The Brazilian government does not expect little of the Leaders Summit on Climate. It wants to be seen as a serious and competent actor, and then take billions of dollars to support its projects. The obstacle will be one of persuasion: with vertiginous records of deforestation, en...

The symbolic mark of more than 4,000 daily deaths by Covid-19, recorded for the first time this Tuesday (6), beats the population of a city like Corumbatai (SP), 203 km from Sao Paulo. There are 4,064 inhabitants, according to IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics...

The president of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology, Marcelo Queiroga, accepted the invitation of President Jair Bolsonaro to become Minister of Health. Bolsonaro confirmed Queiroga's appointment in a conversation with supporters on arrival at the Palacio da Alvorada. "[He] has ...

The businessman Eike Batista was arraigned by the Federal Public Ministry on charges of manipulating capital markets. According to the prosecutors responsible for the case, he committed fraud on the Sao Paulo, Toronto and Ireland Stock Exchanges. According to the MPF, Eike used a...

The historical inequality of the participation of women in the labor market is greater in households with young children up to three years old. Mothers with children in this age group participate less in the labor market, according to the Gender Statistics survey released this Th...

The heavy street traffic in Sao Paulo on Tuesday (23), made it clear that most people were not socially isolating. That day, according to data from the state government, only 38% of the capital's residents stayed in their homes. This has been the case every weekday. On the weeken...

As predicted by Salvador and the City of Rio de Janeiro, the first doses of vaccines from different manufacturers against the coronavirus have been depleted in Teresina, Campo Grande and Cuiaba. Stocks will likely be depleted by Sunday in at least six other capitals. In Campo Gra...

Minister Fabio Faria (Communications) continues to pressure telephone operators to create a closed federal government network. He said he would raise the price of licenses at the 5G auction if companies oppose building the closed network. The measure is one of the investment cond...

The situation in Manaus has worsened again in the last few hours, according to reports by hospital administrators and professionals working in the care of Covid-19 patients. Researcher Jesem Orellana, from Fiocruz-Amazonia, says that he has received dramatic video, audio, and tel...

Japan notified Brazil's Ministry of Health on Saturday (9) that it had identified a new strain of the novel coronavirus in four travelers who arrived in Tokyo from the Amazon. According to information provided to the Ministry of Health by the Japanese health authorities, the new ...

In a government filled with internal differences, with the economic team and the political and military wings placed on opposite sides, when it comes to the size of public spending, 2021 promises to be a year of a dispute over the Treasury's limited resources. With a budget of ar...

For the first time, the number of inactive Brazilians, meaning, those without a job and not currently looking for one, has exceeded the 40% mark. The highest index was spotted in the quarters that finished in July and August when the indicator reached 45.3% - the historical avera...

On the day that the state of Sao Paulo released its vaccination schedule against Covid-19, President Jair Bolsonaro said on social media that the federal government would offer immunizations to the entire population, "free of charge and not mandatory," he said. "In case of certif...

Seven out of 10 Brazilians who live in homes with some type of inadequacy are black or brown, points out the survey Synthesis of Social Indicators, from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. The survey, which uses data from the 2019 National Household Sample Survey...

In a new gesture against Huawei's participation in the future 5G market, the Jair Bolsonaro government declared support for the Clean Network, an American initiative on network security that aims to limit the Chinese presence in the sector. The announcement took place in Brasilia...

On the seventh day after a blackout affected 90% of Amapa's population - 782 thousand people - the energy ration promised by CEA (Companhia Energetica do Amapa) is not working in some parts of the state. Many residents still face power outages and water scarcity. The blackout was...

Vice President Hamilton Mourao, President of the National Council for the Legal Amazon, said on Tuesday (3) that Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policy, which is under the responsibility of Minister Ricardo Salles, will not change regardless of the outcome of the presidential disp...

A mixture of strong winds with soot and smoke from the Pantanal fires on Tuesday (13) caused a scenario similar to a sandstorm. The phenomenon occurred in Serra do Amolar (MS), one of the biome's most preserved areas. A photo taken from inside one of the aircraft used to fight fi...

In the coming weeks, Jair Bolsonaro's government will face a bombardment of public opinion, domestic and foreign, on its environmental record. Amid the proliferation of forest fires, the administration must change its tune on the environment. The National Institute for Space Rese...

A congressional proposal endorsed by Minister Paulo Guedes (Economy) to cut wages above the ceiling for civil servants (R$ 39.3 thousand) will not be enough to finance a significant expansion of Bolsa Familia. In Congress, the move advocated by government officials and leaders fa...

About 40% of the Amazon rainforest's current area may enter a path of no return and become savannah at the end of this century, say researchers from Holland, Sweden, and Germany in a study published this Monday (5) in the journal Nature Communications. The researchers used comput...

The wave of fires devastating the country is causing severe damage in the transition zone between the Amazon and the cerrado. This area is naturally drier and increasingly vulnerable to climate change. Endangered primate species, such as the white-faced spider monkey (Ateles marg...

A charity program led by the First Lady, Michelle Bolsonaro, transferred, without public notice, private donations to evangelical missionary institutions allied with Minister Damares Alves (Woman, Family, and Human Rights). The Association of Brazilian Transcultural Missions (AMT...

After negotiating with party leaders, the government announced a proposal for a new social program that will replace Bolsa Familia, called Citizen Income. The project foresees using judiciary bonds and Fundeb (fund for education) to fund expanded assistance. Judiciary bonds are g...

Brazil recorded 818 new Covid-19 deaths and 32,129 cases of the disease this Thursday (24). The country has had 139,883 deaths and 4,659,909 infections since the beginning of the pandemic. In addition to the consortium's daily data, also shows the so-called moving average. The st...

Except for China, all G20 countries (a group of the world's largest economies) experienced a drop in GDP in the second quarter of this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a comparison released on Monday (14) by the OECD, it was the biggest drop in the group's histo...

Nine out of ten Brazilian resorts are already in operation, according to a survey by Resorts Brasil (sector entity). Among hotels focused on business travel, 75% were open in August, according to a survey by Fohb (Forum of Hotel Operators in Brazil). The coronavirus pandemic, whi...

Almost six months have passed since companies started allowing employees to work from home. Now, the data regarding this work system is a new measurement of the country's economic inequalities. In July, of the 8.4 million remote workers in Brazil (about 10% of the employed popula...

Bankers, managers of large investment funds, and economists think there is a risk that President Jair Bolsonaro (without a party) will drastically increase government spending. With that, he can follow in the footsteps of Dilma Rousseff (PT), who was impeached for failing to comp...

President Jair Bolsonaro (without a party) said on Wednesday (12) that he respects the government's spending ceiling. He stated that he would seek solutions to unlock the Brazilian economy amid the new coronavirus pandemic. "We respect the spending ceiling. We want fiscal respons...

Chief Aritana Yawalapiti, 71, one of the most powerful indigenous leaders in the Alto Xingu region, in Mato Grosso, died in the early hours of Wednesday (5) due to complications from Covid-19. He had been hospitalized for 15 days in a private hospital in Goiania. The Indian gave ...

The mayor of Itajai (SC), Volnei Morastoni (MDB), said on Monday (3) that the city will offer, ozone therapy, another treatment with no proven effectiveness, to patients with Covid-19. The municipality already provides ivermectin and camphor as preventive options and the antibiot...

As life begins to return to normal in the central neighborhoods of Sao Paulo, the pandemic of the novel coronavirus has left deep marks on the outskirts of the city. At the Tide Setubal municipal hospital, in Sao Miguel Paulista, east of Sao Paulo, mortality in the ICU for Covid-...

Brazil recorded 572 deaths due to the new coronavirus pandemic and 18,043 new cases of the disease on Monday (3). The country has 94,702 deaths and 2,751,665 infected with Covid-19. The data comes from an unprecedented collaboration between , UOL, O Estado de S. Paulo, Extra, O G...

A large construction site stands out in the landscape of Carlinda, in northern Mato Grossothe largest construction that the city of 10,000 inhabitants has ever housed. A metallic arch that will support the ceiling is already ready. About 200 employees work at a fast pace to compl...

Chief Domingos Venite, 68, leader of the Sapukai Guarani tribe, in Angra dos Reis, on the coast of Rio de Janeiro state, died in the early hours of Tuesday (21). The chief, infected with the novel coronavirus, had been admitted to the Covid-19 Treatment Reference Center (Santa Ca...

White women earn 14 percent more than black women who have the same age, education, and state of residence in Brazil. In 2019, this meant that, on average, black and brown women workers received R$ 475 less per month. The inequality of female income by skin color increased in rel...

Present in 66 countries and with about 57 thousand employees, Merck is the oldest pharmaceutical lab in the world still in operation. It was inaugurated in 1668, in Germany. It has always invested in technology and innovation in the health field. Thats possibly one of the reasons...

The military also promoted exports and implemented measures to stimulate financial investments and savings, such as monetary correction, to protect applications from inflationary corrosion. Another innovation was the creation of the Central Bank, which was tasked with controlling...

Although Brazil recently reached the 50 thousand Covid-19 deaths milestone, President Jair Bolsonaro is calling for governors and mayors to start reopening trade. According to him, "there may have been a bit of an exaggeration" in the way the WHO (World Health Organization) and o...

With an average of one thousand new deaths daily, the Ministry of Health reported on Thursday (18) that the curve of Covid-19 cases and deaths is stabilizing. The trend, however, still needs to be confirmed in the coming weeks. "When we look at the slope of the curve for new case...

With 729 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, Brazil reached a total of 44,118 deaths due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. In total, 891,556 people have been infected with the novel coronavirus in the country. The consortium between , O Estado de S. Paulo, Extra, O Globo, G1, ...

This Thursday (11), 1,261 deaths were recorded due to Covid-19, resulting in a total of 41,058 lives lost. The data show that, in just over three months, the novel coronavirus killed more Brazilians than traffic accidents throughout 2019. On March 16, in Sao Paulo, the disease ki...

Brazil recorded 849 new deaths and 19,631 new cases of Covid-19 this Monday (8). In all, 37,312 Brazilians lost their lives to the disease and 710,887 were infected. The publications collect the information from the Health Departments, and the balance sheet will be closed at 8:00...

In the year "Earth stopped," World Environment Day will be celebrated this Friday in a world with cleaner air and quieter cities, less global warming, and more appearances of animals circulating close to human habitats. Satellite images and city residents attest to lower levels o...

Hunger, lack of income, and misinformation contribute decisively to the failure to comply with isolation measures adopted to contain the coronavirus in impoverished areas of the country's largest cities, according to a survey conducted with community leaders from six metropolitan...

When asked to compare the Coronavirus numbers of Argentina and Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro (without a party) insisted on comparing the two countries in proportion to their populations and not absolute numbers. As of Thursday morning, Brazil had recorded 13,276 deaths from Co...

Projections made with a mathematical model developed at the Unicamp (State University of Campinas) show that Sao Paulo state will have to adopt a mandatory "lockdown," if the level of social isolation does not rise significantly in the coming weeks, starting this Tuesday (12). Be...

President Jair Bolsonaro's government spends more on the Republic's corporate credit card than that of Michel Temer (MDB) or Dilma Rousseff (PT). The current administration spends an average of R $ 709.6 thousand, which represents an increase of 60% compared to Temer's government...

Doctor Gilmar Calazans Lima took hydroxychloroquine and azithramycin after being prescribed by a doctor at the Regional Hospital Costa do Cacau, managed by the government of Bahia. This is contrary to what was reported Tuesday morning (21) by the Bahia Department of Health. had a...

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Ermando Armelindo Piveta, 99, a second lieutenant of what used to be the Brazilian Expeditionary Force, is one of the oldest people to recover from Covid-19 in Brazil. The serviceman, who served in the 2nd World War, was admitted to the Armed Forces Hospital (HFA) in Brasilia on ...

South Korea became an example in the fight against the novel coronavirus. The Asian country of 51 million inhabitants has already carried out more than 400 thousand tests. People who receive a positive result are isolated and treated, and their closest contacts are screened for t...

The federal government put out an application on Thursday (26) to readmit 1,800 Cubans who stayed in Brazil after the breach of contracts between Cuba and Pan American Health Organization in 2018. The document, published in a special edition of the Official Gazette of this Thursd...

In his third radio and television statement on the crisis of the novel coronavirus, President Jair Bolsonaro, on Tuesday (24) criticized the closure of schools and commerce to combat the epidemic, attacked governors and blamed the press for what he considers to be a climate of hy...

Since the arrival of the novel coronavirus in the state of Rio de Janeiro, the circulation of people in favelas has not decreased much. In favelas like Rocinha, Tabajaras, and Providencia, some residents live without water, and crowds can still be found on the streets. Families l...

In an effort to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, Brazil has banned tourist cruises from embarking and disembarking, according to information from the Ministry of Health this Thursday (19). "Cruises are totally prevented from arriving in Brazil," said Joao Gabbardo, the...

On a day rocked by panic in the stock markets around the world, the Brazilian stock market collapsed 12.17%, at 86,067 points, its lowest level since December 26, 2018. It is the biggest drop in one day, in percentage, since the Russian crisis in September 1998. Sao Paulo interru...

A company acquisition process stalled, and the lawyer who took care of the business had to stay at work. So she missed her son's birthday party. When she returned, the child turned his back and said that he no longer recognized her as a mother. The lawyer resigned. Researcher Pat...

The government of Pernambuco, contrary to the wishes of the federal government, does not want to allow cruises and artificial shipwrecks into the Fernando de Noronha archipelago. In a letter, the state government said that the island, an ecological sanctuary with several protecte...

Brazil registered its first case of coronavirus last Tuesday. Folha received news that a suspected case came back positive. Earlier, the man had tested positive for the virus at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, in Sao Paulo. Now he is being tested at the Adolfo Lutz Institute,...

It was supposed to be the dream trip: a month on the high seas in Asia, passing through the United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and, finally, Japan. That is until the coronavirus appeared and thwarted preparations for the crui...

On July 7, 2017, Sidineia de Souza Gasque, 46, took a break from her job as a maid and traveled with her daughter to Disney, Florida. It was Ingrid's 15th birthday. And, even if the dollar exceeded R$ 3 at the time, the ten-day trip to the USA would be cheaper than a celebration ...

Brazil Government is evaluating whether it should send its own administrative reform project to Congress. The reform addresses new hiring and career plans in the government. Congressional leader Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ) did not receive the idea well. The proposal is for the Executiv...

Al Gore, the former US vice president turned environmental activist, responded to the comment made yesterday by Brazilian Minister Paulo Guedes (Economy) that the greatest enemy of the environment is poverty during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "Today, it is wid...

The story begins 13 years ago when a farmer suffered a heart attack, and the doctor recommended the daily consumption of a glass of wine. Three years later, Eduardo Junqueira Nogueira Junior's family started producing their own wine in Boa Esperanca, in the south of Minas Gerais,...

In a clear marketing ploy, the city of Rio de Janeiro has decided to extend the official period of Carnival to 50 days this year. The revelry will start this Sunday (12), with a show on the sands of Copacabana, and will end on March 1st. Last year, counting the pre and post-carni...

With the arrival of summer and Carnival, two companies from Pernambuco came together to launch a beer popsicle. The product launches this Thursday (9) in 24 points of sale in Pernambuco. It is estimated that by the end of Carnival, 30,000 units will be sold. The invention comes f...

The merger between the groups FCA Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot Citroen, announced in October, was confirmed on Wednesday (18) by the companies. The new company, the world's fourth-largest in sales, has a portfolio based on city compact cars, SUVs, and light cargo vehicles. South...

The Copom (Central Bank Monetary Policy Committee) reduced the basic interest rate from 5% to 4.5% per year, confirming the unanimous expectation of the financial market. The BC has not committed to further cuts, which means that the reduction cycle may be nearing its end. It was...

President Jair Bolsonaro criticized young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who has gained worldwide prominence in the fight against the effects of climate change. At the entrance to the Alvorada Palace, where he stopped to greet a group of voters, he called the young activist a "...

After a year in which Amazon deforestation broke records, Jair Bolsonaro downplayed the news on Wednesday (20) and said that it would never end in Brazil. He said that both deforestation and fires are cultural practices in the country. The president was asked if he would take any...

President Jair Bolsonaro and Economy Minister Paulo Guedes want to strengthen trade relations with China. Guedes said the creation of a free trade area between the two countries is under negotiation. The minister revealed this on Tuesday (13) during the seminar of the New Brics D...

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The pre-salt mega-auction failed to meet the Brazilian governments expectations. Only two of the four areas were soldwithout competition and at minimum bids. The Brazilian government earned R$ 69.9 billion (US$ 17.5 billion), well below the R$ 106 billion (US$ 26.5 billion) proje...

When Thomaz Srougi was 12, he collected pieces of discarded cars under slot car lanes. He had one goal: to sell them and save enough money to buy a coveted Miura model slot car. At the time, he couldn't afford the Miura. Twenty years later, when he arrived at 5:30 am in the queue...

Two half brothers with jokes that evolve into an unorthodox relationship. A boyfriend who likes to watch his partner have sex with another guy, whom he will later blackmail for a chip. A couple who usually have sex in public, including in the school locker room. These characters ...

A Brazilian court ordered the seizure of seven aircraft leased by Oceanair Linhas Aereas (Avianca Brazil). Airbus Financial Services Limited owns the planes and has leased them to Avianca Brasil since 2011. The airline had stopped paying rents and other contractual charges since ...

The Federal Prosecutor office and the Federal Police served BTG Pactual Bank with a search and seizure warrant yesterday on suspicion that the bank obtained sensitive data on changes in the basic interest rate. The warrant is based on the whistleblower testimony of former PT mini...

The federal government has decided to increase the amount charged to visitors to this and nine other federal parks, three months after President Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) complained about the high admission fee at Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park. From November 1st this year, ...

In the past weeks, a question has popped up in conservative circles around the world: who (or what) is behind Greta Thunberg? The Swedish girls detractors claim its impossible that a 16-year old would have started a global cruisade without a hidden agenda. Apparently, to want to ...

Odebrecht S.A. failed to pay the third installment of a corruption fine imposed by the Attorney General's Office of the Dominican Republic. Under the leniency agreement signed in 2017, the company was expected to pay the country US$180 million, double what it spent on bribes betw...

The biggest cut in global oil production in history has led international prices to rise 13% in just one day, the highest in 11 years. Petrobras, however, has decided not to move fuel prices for now, on the grounds that the scenario is still very volatile. The company's shares ha...

The Amazon risk losing billions in aid if Brazil does not pursue environmental conservation in the area. Proof of this is the Amazon Fund, currently paralyzed after the actions and accusations by President Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) and Environment Minister Ricardo Salles. The fund has...

A jewel in the crown of Brazilian industry, Embraer turns 50 this Monday: it is the largest exporter of high value-added products in the countryonly behind the Airbus and Boeing giants in the worldhaving sold over 8,000 airplanes. At the same time, the celebrations have a silent ...

A quarter of Brazil's unemployed, equivalent to 3.347 million people, has been looking for a job for at least two years, according to the National Quarterly Continuous Household Sample Survey released on Thursday (15). The survey is sponsored by the Brazilian Institute of Geograp...

President Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) once again spoke about "poop" on Monday (12) in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, during a ceremony to inaugurate a 47-km doubling of a total of 211 km from BR-116 that connects Porto Alegre with the port of Rio Grande. Unlike the previous time, when Bols...

In psychoanalysis the couch is a key tool for the subject to think of his/her identity, work on the images s/he wants to project in social relations, and eventually change the roles s/he wants to play in the world. The couch connects the subjects self, perceptions by others and r...

Deforestation in the Amazon in July this year increased by 278% over the same month last year according to data from Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (Inpe). In June, data revealed an 88% increase in deforestation compared to June 2018. Data showing the growth of de...

The Jair Bolsonaro government (PSL) replaced 4 of the seven members of the Special Commission on Political Dead and Missing Persons (CEMDP), which works to recognize the dead and missing during the military dictatorship (1964-1985). Among the four new members of the special commi...

The Brazilian government sent diplomatic representatives to a meeting of climate deniers in the United Statesa first for Brazil. Nestor Forster, a Brazilian diplomat, reported in a telegram that he attended the 13th International Conference on Climate Change, sponsored by The Hea...

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Ten former ministers of Science, Technology, and Innovation have come together to show they oppose Jair Bolsonaro's government measures in the area. "We live today the greatest of trials in our history," said a manifesto signed by them on Monday (1st). The document, called "Brazi...

Young Brazilians are interested in science and believe that the government should increase or maintain investments in the area, but they know little about it. So much so that 87% failed to name a single national research institution and 93% did not know the name of a Brazilian sc...

With a debt of R$ 11.96 billion ($3 billion) Atvos, the sugar and alcohol arm of the Odebrecht group, filed for judicial recovery on Wednesday (29). The lawsuit was filed in Sao Paulo and approved by Judge Joao de Oliveira Rodrigues Filho. The company's collapse is a major setbac...

Whether it be ceviche, the waters of the touristy Lagoa Azul, or the market, tilapia is an an essential part of the life in Sauce, an Amazonian town at the foot of the Peruvian Andes. And it has for already three decades. However, the introduction of the African fish species has ...

The United States government on Thursday fulfilled the promise made by President Donald Trump to his Brazilian counterpart, Jair Bolsonaro, to support Brazil's bid for the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development). The official announcement was made in Paris, b...

Brazils federal government will use budget reserves to free up money for federal education, thereby preserving the budget that the Ministry of Education cut last month. The measure was announced this Wednesday (22), one week after demonstrators in more than 170 cities took to the...

Around 50 capybarasthe largest rodents in the worldlive near a small body of water found on the University of Sao Paulo's campusRaia Olimpica. Rowers frequent the small lake, about 2km in length and 100m wide. However, the body of water also acts as a laboratory for American vete...

In an attempt to distance itself from the battered image of Avianca Brasil, Avianca International will launch an expansive media campaign in Brazil. The campaign will launch in three weeks and will include television and print advertisements, as well as signage in airports. Avian...

The Inner Circle dating app finally launched in Sao Paulo this week and with the slogan "Selective Dates," the app wants to appeal to an audience that works in business centers and buys designer shoes. But unlike the more traditional dating apps like Tinder and Happn, The Inner C...

After a storm on Monday left at least 10 dead in Rio de Janeiro, Mayor Marcelo Crivella (PRB) admitted that the city failed to anticipate the flooding. Crivella said Comlurb, the citys sanitation company, attempted to unclog the rainwater network with special equipment on Monday ...

The Brazilian stock market seems to be purposefully ignoring the country's economic reality. On the same day that one more important economic indicator frustrates expectations, the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange (Bovespa) hits another nominal record, closing near 100,000 points. On Mon...

Despite facing criticism of medical associations and being on the verge of becoming a regulated practice, Brazilian doctors and patients have been informally using telemedicine in both public and private healthcare services. Now, the new regulations will allow for a further forma...

The Brazilian government demanded on Monday compensation from the European Union's safeguard steel tariffs, imposed by the block earlier this month. Brazil also notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it might adopt other measures to balance its trade with Europe given t...

The slow and erratic improvement in Brazil's unemployment rates and a large number of people in precarious jobs are making many experts concerned if for many Brazilians being unemployment will turn from a temporary state into a permanent situation. The phenomenon, called structur...

After Brumadinhos dam collapse on Friday (25th), the Bolsonaro administration is easing on its usual criticism of Brazilian environmental inspection laws and now argues that only low-impact enterprises should be allowed to gain environmental permits with less red tape. President ...

Vale's dam collapse at Brumadinho (Minas Gerais) has already caused some financial damage to the company, but the more significant pain will be in its image, both for attracting investment and hiring talented professionals, analysts say. The incident will put a red flag on the re...

Apple stock's 10% price fall, reflecting the lower revenue predictions announced by the company, dragged the international markets with it, in one more day of significant losses on Thursday (3rd). But in Brazil, the market's optimism with the beginning of the Bolsonaro administra...

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Born in Sao Paulo and raised in Brasilia, Ivan de Araujo studied Philosophy, Math, Computer Science, and Artificial Intelligence. A neuroscientist for which many reputed universities have fought over, he now explores the interaction between mind and body. Many important scientifi...

After Mozambique, Venezuela, and Cuba defaulting, the Brazilian government froze credit lines for new exports, a measure that will affect mostly small and medium-sized businesses. The Brazilian Treasury Department will spend US$ 6 million (R$ 23,4 million) to reimburse BNDES (Nat...

A while back, a street art showing a kiss between president-elect Jair Bolsonaro and the US president Donald Trump appeared on a wall in the outskirts of Fortaleza, Ceara. It was quickly painted over, but it wasnt random; Bolsonaro is a self-professed fan of Trumps antics and he ...

Appointed on Sunday (9th) by president-elect Jair Bolsonaro (PSL), the future Minister of Environment Ricardo Salles classifies the debate around climate change as "pointless" at the moment. Salles, a lawyer, told that his goal is to "develop Brazil. We will preserve the environm...

President-elect's son Eduardo Bolsonaro arrived in the United States on Monday (26th) and said that his trip is the first effort to "recover Brazil's credibility" with the Americans. "We came here to take the first steps," he told reporters while standing in front of the American...

A friend of Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) and under consideration for the Ministry of Agriculture if the candidate wins the election, Luiz Antonio Nabhan Garcia, 60, advocates for the merging of the department with the ministries of Agrarian Development and Environment, in order to, as he...

The jump of over 160% in the stock value of the biggest gun manufacturer in Brazil is explained by a turnaround in the company's management, says Salesio Nuhs, president of Taurus Forge. However, analysts say that the company stock appreciation at the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange is ...

Executives of big German companies with a local presence in Brazil told Folha that the worsening conditions to do business, signalized by an increasingly complex tax system and a higher than average bureaucracy, are making their headquarters to stop consider the country for futur...

The United States president Donald Trump can't complain about Brazil when it comes to agribusiness. Both countries have very similar trade flows, and even import and export similar products. On Monday (1o), Trump criticized Brazil by saying that it was one of the hardest countrie...

Long episodes of draught have been tormenting people in the Amazon in the last few decades. But a new study published in the journal uses data from the late 20th century to show that the frequency of flooding has been frightening increasing since then - with a likely link between...

Duolingo, a leading app for learning foreign languages, has a new goal after reaching 300 million users worldwide: break the supremacy of Toefl (Test of English As a Foreign Language), usually required for foreigners to be accepted university all over the world. Toefl scores meas...

Water has vanished in Pocao, in Pernambuco. In the last four years, it neither has fallen from the sky nor has made its way to the sinks and faucets. The area is located in Pernambuco's agreste, in Northeastern Brazil, a stretch of land between coastal forests and the semiarid ba...

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Brazil's pre-salt oil can already be considered a low-cost product in the global oil sector, and can compete on equal terms with shale oil and gas, the U.S. unconventional products. This is what Adriano Bastos, president of BP's Brazilian operation. According to Bastos, there wer...