Brazil Increases Northern Border Military Presence Amid Venezuela-Guyana Spat -Ministry

[ad_1] BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil “has intensified defensive actions” along its northern border as it monitors a territorial dispute between its neighbors, Guyana and Venezuela, the country’s defense ministry said on Wednesday. “The Ministry of Defense has been monitoring the situation. Defensive actions have been intensified in the northern border region of the country, promoting … Read more

US Allows Pork Plants to Keep Operating at Accelerated Speeds

[ad_1] By Leah Douglas and Tom Polansek WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday it will extend for up to 90 days a trial program that allows six U.S. pork plants to operate faster processing-line speeds while collecting data on how the speeds affect meatpacking workers. The decision is a win … Read more

Brazil to Propose New Social Agenda for the G20 -Minister

[ad_1] BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil will propose adding a civil society wing to the G20 group of the world’s largest economies when it takes over as president next week, to add the voices of society to summit meetings, a Brazilian minister said on Monday. Messages from society to the G20 leaders have mainly come through … Read more

Brazil’s Lula Appoints His Justice Minister to Supreme Court

[ad_1] BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Monday he will appoint his Justice Minister, Flavio Dino, to a Supreme Court seat that has been vacant since the retirement of Justice Rosa Weber in late September. Lula also said he would nominate Paulo Gonet as the country’s new prosecutor general. … Read more

Olympics-Tahiti Locals Say Plans for Smaller Surf Judging Tower Still Unacceptable

[ad_1] (Reuters) – Residents of the Tahitian village that will host the 2024 Olympic surfing event remain opposed to plans to build a new smaller judging tower on the reef, saying it will still damage corals and risk the health of the lagoon. Locals from Teahupo’o last month protested plans by Games organisers to build … Read more

Aide to Argentina’s Milei Meets Brazil Minister, Invites Lula to Inauguration

[ad_1] SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Argentine President-elect Javier Milei’s top foreign policy adviser had a meeting with Brazil’s foreign relations minister on Sunday, in another sign the radical libertarian might keep softening his tone with many he had harshly criticized before. Diana Mondino posted on social media platform X that she was in Brasilia to … Read more

Rio Police Investigate Taylor Swift Concert Organizers After Fan’s Death

[ad_1] RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Rio de Janeiro’s police said on Friday they have opened an investigation into the organizers of the Brazilian leg of Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” for the death of a 23-year-old fan who fell ill at the show last week. The police will investigate whether entertainment firm Time for … Read more

Britain Wins Litter-Picking World Cup With Load of Rubbish

[ad_1] TOKYO (Reuters) – Britain came out on top when 21 teams from around the world gathered in Tokyo this week to collect litter in the inaugural SpoGomi World Cup, an initiative aimed at raising awareness of environmental issues. The teams of three from countries as far afield as Australia and Brazil scoured the streets … Read more

Brazil to Propose Mega Fund to Conserve Forests at COP28 Climate Summit

[ad_1] By Jake Spring and Lisandra Paraguassu SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil plans to propose a “huge” fund to pay for the conservation of tropical forests at the United Nations COP28 climate change summit that begins later this month in Dubai, the country’s top climate negotiator said on Thursday. That potential financing mechanism, not previously … Read more

Brazil Could Reach Historic Low Deforestation in 1-2 Years, Official Says

[ad_1] SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil could reach historically low levels of deforestation in one to two years, the head of the environmental protection agency said on Thursday, as the country ramps up conservation efforts under left-wing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Deforestation has fallen since Lula took over the presidency on Jan. 1 … Read more