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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 VP challenges DiCaprio to a hike in the jungle

Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao challenged actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio Wednesday to an eight-hour hike in the Amazon, saying he wanted to show the Hollywood star the rainforest is not actually burning.

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.

Brazil govt furious at bid to seize Bolsonaro’s phone

President Jair Bolsonaro's government warned Friday that Brazil's "national security" would be at risk if investigators granted a request to seize the far-right leader's cell phone in an obstruction of justice investigation.

Actress resigns as Brazil culture secretary

Actress Regina Duarte resigned from her post as Brazil's culture secretary on Wednesday, becoming the fourth high-profile figure to leave far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's cabinet in just over a month.

Bolsonaro tells rally Brazil lockdown destroying jobs

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro railed against the country's lockdown Sunday in a speech to thousands of anti-confinement demonstrators as the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections passed 100,000, with more than 7,000 deaths.

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