Lula highlights rich countries’ environmental debt at UN assembly

New York (United States), 19/09/2023.- Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva addresses the delegates during the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 19 September 2023. (Brasil, Nueva York) EFE/EPA/JUSTIN LANE

New York, Sep 19 (EFE).- Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday that the fight against climate change requires firmer action by rich countries, which “are the biggest polluters” and specially by those that “do not fulfill” their commitments. “Acting against climate change also implies helping the poorest,” … Read more

Ex-president Bolsonaro ends self-imposed US exile, returns to Brazil

Former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro waves to supporters from a window in his party facilities in Brasilia, Brazil, on 30 March 2023. EFE/ Luis Nova

Brasilia, Mar 30 (EFE).- Brazil’s former president Jair Bolsonaro returned home on Thursday, three months after flying to the United States just before the end of his term. Bolsonaro had been living in self-imposed exile in Florida since he was defeated in presidential elections late last year by left-wing candidate Luiz Inacio ‘Lula’ da Silva, … Read more

Brazil’s Lula to work for consensus on the world stage

Davos, Switzerland, Jan 17 (EFE).- Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will use his country’s turns as chair of the G20, BRICS and South America’s Mercosur trade bloc to strive for agreement in areas such as democracy, peace, sustainability and reducing inequality, his finance minister said here Tuesday. “President Lula is a politician with … Read more

Bolsonaro given 3 days to comment on document found in ex-minister’s home

Rio de Janeiro, Jan 16 (EFE).- Brazil’s Superior Electoral Court on Monday gave former president Jair Bolsonaro three days to comment on the content of a draft decree found by police at the home of his former justice minister. The deadline was established in a ruling by magistrate Benedito Gonçalves, who ordered the inclusion of … Read more

Lula vows to punish Bolsonaro supporters over riots

Brasilia, Jan 8 (EFE).- Brazil’s president has vowed to punish radical supporters who stormed Brasilia’s congress, the presidential palace and the supreme court on Sunday in the biggest attack on Republican powers seen since the 1964 coup. Seven days after the inauguration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, hundreds of ultra-right followers of former … Read more

Suspect in failed Brazil bomb attack: I wanted to halt Lula’s inauguration

Rio de Janeiro (EFE).- The supporter of Brazilian ultrarightist President Jair Bolsonaro who was arrested on the weekend after trying to detonate a bomb in Brasilia and from whom authorities seized an arsenal of weaponry admitted that his aim was to cause chaos to prevent the inauguration of President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. According … Read more

Casemiro scores late to lift Brazil over Switzerland, into knockout stage

Casimiro lifting his right hand in a celebration gesture

Doha, Nov 28 (EFE).- Brazil struggled to break down Switzerland’s well-organized defense for most of their World Cup Group G contest on Monday, but a goal by Casemiro with time winding down in the second half gave his side a 1-0 victory and a berth in the tournament’s knockout stage. With star forward Neymar Jr. … Read more