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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