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Prologis and Ivanhoé Cambridge Agree to Form USD $890 Million Joint Venture in Brazil

  SAN FRANCISCO/ Nov. 5, 2018 (STL.News) Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD), the global leader in logistics real estate, and global real estate investor Ivanhoé Cambridge today announced an agreement to form a 20/80 joint venture in Brazil. Prologis Brazil Logistics Venture will develop and operate logistics real estate in Brazil, specifically in São Paulo and … Continue reading Prologis and Ivanhoé Cambridge Agree to Form USD $890 Million Joint Venture in Brazil

SAO PAULO | The Latest: Trump congratulates Brazil’s new president-elect

SAO PAULO — The latest on Brazil’s presidential runoff (all times local): 11:40 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump is pledging to work with Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right congressman who won the presidency of Brazil on Sunday. The White House says Trump called Bolsonaro after his victory. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says that Trump … Continue reading SAO PAULO | The Latest: Trump congratulates Brazil’s new president-elect

SAO PAULO | Brazil elects far-right congressman Bolsonaro to presidency

SAO PAULO  — Jair Bolsonaro, a brash far-right congressman who has waxed nostalgic for Brazil’s old military dictatorship, won the presidency of Latin America’s largest nation Sunday as voters looked past warnings that the former army captain would erode democracy and embraced a chance for radical change after years of turmoil. Bolsonaro, who cast himself … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Brazil elects far-right congressman Bolsonaro to presidency

SAO PAULO | The Latest: Far-right Bolsonaro wins Brazil’s presidency

SAO PAULO — The latest on Brazil’s presidential runoff (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Brazil’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal has declared far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro the next president of Latin America’s biggest country. With 96 percent of ballots counted, Bolsonaro has 55.5 percent of the votes. Leftist Fernando Haddad of the Workers’ Party has 44.5 percent. … Continue reading SAO PAULO | The Latest: Far-right Bolsonaro wins Brazil’s presidency

SAO PAULO | Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidency after rough campaign

SAO PAULO — Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro won the presidency of Latin America’s largest nation Sunday as voters looked past warnings that the brash former army captain would erode democracy and embraced a chance for radical change after years of turmoil. With 97 percent of ballots counted, Brazil’s top electoral court said Bolsonaro had won … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil presidency after rough campaign

SAO PAULO | Far-right politician takes lead in Brazil presidential race

SAO PAULO — Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro took an all but insurmountable lead in the race for Brazil’s presidency Sunday evening, as voters apparently looked past warnings that the brash former army captain would erode democracy and embraced a chance for radical change after years of turmoil. With more than 94 percent of the votes … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Far-right politician takes lead in Brazil presidential race

SAO PAULO | The Latest: Many cheer far-rightist’s lead in Brazil vote

SAO PAULO— The latest on Brazil’s presidential runoff (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Many Brazilians are celebrating the news that far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro holds a big lead in vote-counting for Brazil’s presidency with the majority of ballots tallied. People set off fireworks on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach, and car drivers honked their horns … Continue reading SAO PAULO | The Latest: Many cheer far-rightist’s lead in Brazil vote

SAO PAULO | Polarizing presidential race divides families across Brazil

SAO PAULO— When the political ads come on TV in the Higa household these days, everyone wishes to be somewhere else. Eike Higa is gay and plans to vote for the left-wing candidate, Fernando Haddad, in Brazil’s upcoming presidential runoff. But his parents might vote for Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right congressman who has made comments … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Polarizing presidential race divides families across Brazil

SAO PAULO | Brazilian voters hope for fresh start, fear worst to come

SAO PAULO — With some voters hoping for a fresh start and others fearing the worst is yet to come, Brazilians cast ballots on Sunday in a divisive election that comes on the heels of major political scandals and economic demise. As Brazilians lined up in polling places, polls showed an increasingly tight race between … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Brazilian voters hope for fresh start, fear worst to come

SAO PAULO | Amid deep divisions, Brazilians vote for next leader

SAO PAULO — Brazilians are choosing their leaders Sunday in an election marked by intense anger at the ruling class following years of political and economic turmoil, including what may be the largest corruption scandal in Latin American history. Many had thought that “throw-the-bums-out” rage would buoy the chances of an outsider and end the … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Amid deep divisions, Brazilians vote for next leader

SAO PAULO | Tens of thousands say ‘Not him’ to leading Brazil candidate

SAO PAULO  — Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets Saturday in protest against the presidential front-runner, a far-right congressman whose campaign has exposed and deepened divisions in Latin America’s largest country. The protests came the same day that Jair Bolsonaro was discharged from a Sao Paulo hospital where he received treatment after … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Tens of thousands say ‘Not him’ to leading Brazil candidate

SAO PAULO | The Latest: Court majority blocks ex-president in Brazil

SAO PAULO — The Latest on whether former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva can be a candidate in this year’s presidential election (all times local): 11:20 p.m. A majority of justices on Brazil’s electoral court have voted to bar ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in October’s presidential election, virtually ending … Continue reading SAO PAULO | The Latest: Court majority blocks ex-president in Brazil

SAO PAULO | Brazil’s Lula da Silva barred from running for presidency

SAO PAULO— A majority of justices on Brazil’s electoral court voted late Friday to bar ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in October’s presidential election, virtually ending any chance that the front-runner will get on the ballot. The decision, while long expected, leaves tens of millions of voters without a candidate and adds … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Brazil’s Lula da Silva barred from running for presidency

SAO PAULO | Could Brazil’s Lula really run? It’s not likely

SAO PAULO  — While former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has long insisted he can run for office despite a conviction, experts say the path to doing that is extremely narrow and unlikely to happen. And his Workers’ Party risks missing the deadline to register an alternative candidate if it pushes his case … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Could Brazil’s Lula really run? It’s not likely

SAO PAULO | Brazil party names jailed leader as presidential nominee

SAO PAULO — The Workers’ Party in Brazil named jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday as its nominee for the country’s top job. Delegates of the left-leaning party confirmed da Silva, who served two terms as Brazil’s president between 2003 and 2010, with enthusiastic approval at a convention in Sao Paulo. … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Brazil party names jailed leader as presidential nominee

SAO PAULO  | Human Rights Watch urges Brazil to regulate pesticides more

SAO PAULO  — Human Rights Watch urged the Brazilian government Friday to establish buffer zones nationwide when pesticides are sprayed and reduce the use of highly toxic products. The group said in a report that Brazil is one of the largest consumers of pesticides in the world and it often uses products that are not … Continue reading SAO PAULO  | Human Rights Watch urges Brazil to regulate pesticides more

SAO PAULO  | Tropical forests see high loss of tree cover for 2nd year

SAO PAULO  — Colombia saw a dramatic increase in forest degradation last year and levels in Brazil remain historically high, according to new satellite data released Wednesday. The data from the University of Maryland show tropical forests around the globe lost 15.8 million hectares (39 million acres) of tree cover in 2017 — an area … Continue reading SAO PAULO  | Tropical forests see high loss of tree cover for 2nd year

SAO PAULO | US VP begins LatAm trip focused on Venezuela, immigration

SAO PAULO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived Tuesday in Brazil for a Latin American trip expected to focus on the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Venezuela and migration to the United States. Venezuela’s economy is in a deep depression and shortages of food and medicine have sent people fleeing by the tens of … Continue reading SAO PAULO | US VP begins LatAm trip focused on Venezuela, immigration

SAO PAULO | Brazilian tennis great Maria Bueno dies after cancer battle

SAO PAULO — Maria Bueno, a Brazilian tennis great who won three Wimbledon singles titles and four at the U.S. Open in the 1950s and 1960s, and helped usher in modern women’s tennis, has died after battling mouth cancer. She was 78. Bueno was admitted to the Nove de Julho hospital in Sao Paulo on … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Brazilian tennis great Maria Bueno dies after cancer battle

SAO PAULO | 25 African migrants come ashore in Brazil after sea rescue

SAO PAULO (AP) — Authorities say about two dozen African migrants have come ashore in northeastern Brazil after being rescued at sea by fishermen. The government of Maranhao state said Sunday that the group of 25 people from Senegal, Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cape Verde landed late Saturday. Two Brazilians were aboard. The government … Continue reading SAO PAULO | 25 African migrants come ashore in Brazil after sea rescue

SAO PAULO | ‘Occupied’ Sao Paulo high rise collapses amid fire, 1 dead

SAO PAULO (AP) — A high-rise building occupied by squatters in downtown Sao Paulo caught fire and collapsed Tuesday, sending chunks of fiery debris crashing into neighboring buildings and surrounding streets. Firefighter Lt. Andre Elias told Globo TV that at least one person had been killed. At the moment the building fell, a firefighter atop … Continue reading SAO PAULO | ‘Occupied’ Sao Paulo high rise collapses amid fire, 1 dead

SAO PAULO  | Burning building in Sao Paulo collapses; at least 1 dead

SAO PAULO  — An abandoned high-rise building occupied by squatters in downtown Sao Paulo caught fire and collapsed Tuesday, sending chunks of fiery debris crashing into neighboring buildings and surrounding streets. Firefighters said at least one person had been killed in the collapse and that there could be more. The building, a former federal police … Continue reading SAO PAULO  | Burning building in Sao Paulo collapses; at least 1 dead

SAO PAULO | Building in Sao Paulo collapses in fire; at least 1 dead

SAO PAULO — An abandoned building occupied by squatters in Sao Paulo caught fire and collapsed Tuesday, sending chunks of fiery debris crashing into neighboring buildings and surrounding streets. Firefighters said at least one person had been killed in the collapse and that there could be more. The building, a former headquarters of the federal … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Building in Sao Paulo collapses in fire; at least 1 dead

SAO PAULO | Brazil yellow fever vaccination campaign far short of goal

SAO PAULO | April 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  — Brazil’s yellow fever vaccination campaign has fallen significantly short of its goal, the Health Ministry acknowledged this week, saying that 10 million people in the targeted population still need to be immunized. In January, the ministry launched a campaign to vaccinate more than 23 million people in … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Brazil yellow fever vaccination campaign far short of goal

SAO PAULO | Arrest warrant issued for former Brazilian president ‘Lula’

SAO PAULO |April 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A Brazilian judge issued an arrest warrant on Thursday for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, dealing a major blow to the once wildly popular leader who was trying to mount a political comeback ahead of October’s elections. The warrant came several hours after the country’s top body, … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Arrest warrant issued for former Brazilian president ‘Lula’

SAO PAULO | The Latest: Brazil’s ex-president ordered to turn himself in

SAO PAULO |April 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Latest on the fate of former Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been given until Friday afternoon to present himself to federal police in the southern city of Curitiba and begin serving a sentence … Continue reading SAO PAULO | The Latest: Brazil’s ex-president ordered to turn himself in

Rio kicks off Carnival parade with anti-establishment tone

RIO DE JANEIRO/February 12, 2018(AP)(STL.News) —There are some Brazilians who aren’t likely to find much to enjoy about the start of Rio de Janeiro’s world-famous Carnival parades: the mayor, the governor and the president. An anti-establishment tone has been echoing through this year’s Carnival celebrations. And Sunday night’s 700-meter (2,300-foot) parades through the Sambadrome are … Continue reading Rio kicks off Carnival parade with anti-establishment tone