Pope Francis opened a synod on Sunday to champion the Amazon's poverty-stricken and isolated indigenous communities by condemning the destructive "interests" he blamed for the fires that devastated the region.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro underwent surgery on Sunday to repair an abdominal hernia, his fourth operation since being stabbed in the stomach a year ago at a campaign rally, his doctors said.
If Brazil won't stop them, then perhaps others should step in?
A 60-day ban on burning in Brazil took effect Thursday after a global outcry over fires raging in the Amazon and data showing hundreds of new blazes in the rainforest.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday repeated a demand for French leader Emmanuel Macron to withdraw recent remarks, accusing France and Germany of "buying" the Latin American country's sovereignty with Amazon fire aid.
Photos purportedly showing fires devouring the Amazon in northern Brazil in recent weeks have flooded social media, but an AFP fact check Wednesday found most of the images are decades old or not even in the country.
"I'm delighted and I'm sure the friendly and commercial ties will be strengthened thanks to Eduardo," said Bolsonaro at an impromptu press conference at the presidential palace in Brasilia.
Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday criticized the Supreme Court's decision to criminalize homophobia, saying it could "hurt" gays by deterring companies from hiring them.
Ecuador on Wednesday became one of 28 countries to legalise same-sex marriage, but in many other parts of the world homosexuality is illegal and sometimes subject to the death penalty.
Millions of pigs have been culled as African Swine Fever cuts through China and beyond, devastating global food chains, with pork prices expected to soar from the food markets of Hong Kong to American dinner tables.
Taiwan on Friday joined nearly 30 mostly Western countries to legalise same-sex marriage but in many other parts of the world homosexuality is illegal and sometimes subject to the death penalty.
American comedian Hasan Minhaj is taking Communications Secretary Martin Andanar's criticism of his comment about President Rodrigo Duterte with a grain of salt.
Several companies have ditched plans to sponsor a gala honoring Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro in New York, after thousands of people demanded it be scrapped.
Brazil's new right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro, signed a deal Monday to open a base to US satellite launches as he appealed for warm relations with Donald Trump on a visit to Washington.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday joined other government agencies in urging parents to monitor their children's online activities.
Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro paid tribute to former dictators of Brazil and Paraguay on Tuesday at a ceremony to celebrate the Itaipu hydroelectric dam.
Sporadic gunfire echoed through the streets of Port-au-Prince on Monday as the government remained silent in the face of protests that have paralyzed the Haitian capital and triggered rising violence.
The United States and major South American nations recognised Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim leader
Facebook said Tuesday it will tighten rules for political ads in countries with elections scheduled in the first half of the year, building on transparency efforts already underway in the United States, Britain and Brazil after a series of…
US President Donald Trump likes Brazil's controversial new leader Jair Bolsonaro -- especially his nickname.
Brazil's new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday he was open to discussing his country hosting a US military base "in the future," underlining his stated desire for closer ties with America.
Brazil's new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro declared a crusade against crime, corruption and leftwing ideology as he took office Tuesday for a four-year term at the helm of Latin America's biggest nation.
Brazil will definitely move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, with only the date of the transfer to be decided, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly said Sunday during a visit to Rio de Janeiro.