Brazil News

Tarnished Gold: Illegal Amazon Gold Seeps Into Supply Chains

SAO PAULO (AP)–The medals were billed as the most sustainable ever produced. To match the festive spirit of South America’s first Olympics, officials from Brazil, the host country for the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro, boasted that the medals …

Wall of Rock Falls on Boaters on Brazilian Lake, Killing 6

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) –A towering slab of rock broke from a cliff and toppled onto pleasure boaters drifting near a waterfall on a Brazilian lake Saturday and officials said at least six people died. Edgard Estevo, commander of the Minas …

Severe Brazil Flooding Spreads in Bahia and Beyond

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP–A total of 116 cities in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia were in a state of emergency because of flooding on Tuesday due to heavy rains that have been pounding the region since the end of November. …

UK Court to Reconsider $6.9B Brazil Dam Lawsuit Against BHP

LONDON — London’s Court of Appeal will hear a request to revive a 5 billion pound ($6.95 billion) lawsuit against Anglo-Australian mining group BHP over a 2015 dam failure in Brazil, a court order showed. Judge Nicholas Underhill has agreed …

Covid Hit 20% of Meat Workers in No. 1 Chicken Exporter Brazil

One in five workers at Brazil’s meat plants have been infected with coronavirus, according to union estimates. That would make the country home to one of the world’s worst workplace outbreaks. The estimate comes from Nelson Morelli, the president of …

Brazil Moving on Latin America’s Government Auto Crash Test Site

Brazil is launching Latin America’s first government-run auto crash test center, and experts say it’s an important step forward for car safety in a country where inferior production standards mean motorists die at far higher rates than in the U.S. …

Brazil Could Delay New Auto Safety Laws

The Brazilian government may delay “by one or two years” the implementation of a law requiring automakers to install frontal air bags and anti-lock braking systems in all new cars, the finance minister said Wednesday. Safety advocates decried the idea …

10 Dead in Brazil Bus Accident After Brakes Fail

A bus accident in Brazil has killed at least 10 church members on their way to inaugurate a new temple. Authorities in Minas Gerais state say Saturday that the bus was carrying more than 40 evangelical church members when its …

Brazil Government to Perform Crash Tests After AP Report

After a decade of spiking fatalities from passenger car wrecks, the Brazilian government said Monday it plans to build its first auto crash test facility in an effort to improve the poor safety record of vehicles built and sold in …

Brazil: Rio to Improve Safety on Public Transit

Officials scrambled Friday to improve safety on the Rio de Janeiro’s strained mass transit system following a deadly bus crash and the gang rape of an American student aboard a public transit van. New measures include reviews of bus surveillance …