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Brazil's president announces plan to protect forest – after plea from Gisele

The Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen appears to have succeeded where conservationists and scientists have failed: by persuading the president, Michel Temer, to veto legislation that would have slashed protected reserves in the Amazon.

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What people think of every country in the world, according to Google

No matter how open-minded you consider yourself to be, you will have some sort of preconception when it comes to other countries.

Thanks to Google, we can find out what those preconceptions are.

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Miners find 794 pound emerald in Brazil

A giant emerald measuring 4.3 feet and weighing a whopping 794 pounds was discovered in April in the mining region of Carnaiba in the north of Brazil.

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In controversial move, Brazil may outsource Amazon deforestation monitoring

In a major change, Brazil's Ministry of the Environment is looking for a company to help it monitor deforestation in the Amazon.

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Brazil’s Health Minister Outlines Health Challenges in PAHO Visit

The main challenges for Brazil’s health system include improving its management, financing, transparency and efficiency, according to Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros, who visited the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) today.

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Satélite Geoestacionário será lançado ao espaço nesta quarta-feira (22)

O lançamento do Satélite Geoestacionário de Defesa e Comunicações Estratégicas (SGDC) ao espaço foi remarcado para quarta-feira (22) devido a uma greve que atinge a Guiana Francesa. Por causa da paralisação, a entrada do Centro Júpiter foi fechada.

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First images of unique Brazilian coral reef at mouth of Amazon

The first images have been released of a unique coral reef that stunned scientists when discovered in 2016 at the mouth of the Amazon.

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Clarice Lispector: Brazil’s Virginia Woolf

In Clarice Lispector’s stories, civilization is perilously close to unraveling. In “Beauty and the Beast or The Enormous Wound,” a Rio banker’s wife fresh from the beauty salon at the Copacabana Palace Hotel feels murderous urges toward the beggar she encounters while awaiting her chauffeur.

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Sebastião Salgado focuses on big picture with parable of reforestation in Brazil

When the renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado took over family land in the state of Minas Gerais, instead of the tropical paradise that he remembered as a child, he found the trees cut down and the wildlife gone. He was devastated.

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Sale of 7.5 million Olympic tickets begins in Rio

Tickets for the 2016 Rio Olympics went on sale in Brazil on Tuesday, with top prices comparable to those at the London Games and more than half costing 70 Brazilian reais ($22) or less.

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