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Controversial Brazil environment minister taunts DiCaprio

Brazil's environment minister challenged Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio Thursday to "put your money where your mouth is," after the actor and environmentalist criticized far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's policies on the Amazon…

Bolsonaro slams ‘cancer’ of environmental NGOs

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has slammed environmental NGOs as a 'cancer' and denounced what he said was an international conspiracy accusing him of being responsible for devastating Amazon wildfires.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro -- an outspoken skeptic about the seriousness of the coronavirus -- announced Tuesday he had tested positive but said he was feeling "perfectly well" and had only mild symptoms.

Global virus death toll passes 400,000

The coronavirus pandemic has killed 400,000 people since it emerged in China late last year, according to an AFP tally of official sources at 1430 GMT on Sunday.

Bolsonaro threatens to pull Brazil from WHO

President Jair Bolsonaro threatened Friday to withdraw Brazil from the World Health Organization, following in the footsteps of his US counterpart, Donald Trump, accusing it of "ideological bias."

Governor’s residence raided in virus graft probe

Brazilian police raided the Rio de Janeiro state governor's official residence Tuesday as part of an investigation into the alleged embezzlement of funds to build field hospitals for coronavirus patients.

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