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Brazilian Court Clears ex-President Lula of Corruption Charges in another Legal Win

Brazil’s former leftist president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, scored a fresh legal victory on Monday after a federal court acquitted him of passive corruption charges relating to alleged political favors, citing lack of evidence. In 2017, Lula was accused of having granted political favors to automobile companies in exchange for donations of 6 million […]

Brazilian musician shines a light on the intersection of sexuality and Judaism

Alma via JTA — Brazil is a diverse and complex country. For 32-year-old Assucena Assucena, who is trans and Jewish — of Moroccan and Sephardic descent — that complexity is intensified. To be Jewish in Brazil already means that you’re one of an estimated 120,000 Jews living in a predominantly Catholic country with a deep […]

2 Brazilian States Suspend Giving Covid-19 Vaccines to Expectant Mothers after Death of Pregnant AstraZeneca Recipient

From Source: Exerpts: The Brazilian states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo have excluded pregnant women from their Covid-19 vaccine rollouts after the medicines regulator published new advice following the death of an expectant mother. On Monday night, the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) recommended the immediate suspension of the use of […]

Brazilian Jews File Complaint Against Pro-Government Politician Who Revived Medieval ‘Blood Libel’ on Social Media

Brazilian politician Roberto Jefferson is seen in a photo from 2005. Photo: Reuters/Jamil Bittar. One of Brazil’s most notorious politicians was the subject of a criminal complaint filed on Monday by the country’s Jewish community, following a social media post in which he revived the anti-Jewish medieval blood libel. “Baal, Satanic deity, Canaanites and Jews […]

Brazilian political party leader says Jews ‘sacrificed children’

RIO DE JANEIRO — Jewish groups have filed a criminal complaint against the head of a major Brazilian party for putting the age-old antisemitic blood libel trope in a social media post. “Baal, Satanic deity, Canaanites and Jews sacrificed children to receive their sympathy. Today, history repeats itself,” Roberto Jefferson posted on Instagram on Friday. Jefferson, […]

New York reports first case of Brazilian Covid variant

A case of the Covid variant first identified in Brazil has been found in New York for the first time, according to officials. The variant was found by scientists from the Mount Sinai hospital in New York City, and verified by the state health department on Saturday. The person infected with the variant, also called […]

Brazilian police raid church whose pastor prayed for another Holocaust

(JTA) — Federal police in Brazil raided the church whose pastor had prayed with congregants for another Holocaust. Friday’s raid in Rio de Janeiro was part of an operation titled “Shalom” by the federal police against Tupirani da Hora Lores, who heads the Pentecostal Generation Jesus Christ Church, Globo reported. Police confiscated literature there. Last […]

Brazilian prosecutors call on govt to suspend 20 million-dose deal with India’s Covaxin jab over lack of Phase 3 trial data

The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Brazil has asked the Federal Audit Court to suspend an order for 20 million doses of the Covaxin Covid-19 jab made by India’s Bharat Biotech, ahead of a vaccine factory inspection next week. Just one day earlier, Brazil’s health ministry inked a deal with the private Indian firm worth 1.6 […]

Lost ‘Cosmic’ Amazonian Villages Discovered in Brazilian Rainforest

Helicopter Lidar scans have revealed an ancient Amazonian “cosmos” of circular settlements, all connected by straight roads. Acre is an Amazonian rainforest state in northwestern Brazil known for Brazil nut trees and the production of rubber. In the west, on the Peruvian border, the Serra do Divisor National Park features high mountains and several waterfalls, […]

Armed bank robbers storm another Brazilian town, battle police in streets

More than 20 armed robbers stormed a bank in a small Brazilian town on Wednesday, taking hostages, exchanging gunfire with police in the streets and killing one person before fleeing in a convoy of vehicles.The attack, in the early hours of the morning in the northern riverside city of Cametá, was the second such heist […]

Brazilian Student Studying Alien Illuminati Symbols Goes Missing

Fears are growing that a missing Brazilian student who left behind mysterious Illuminati symbols in his bedroom may have been transported to another dimension. [embedded content] Psychology student, Bruno Borges, disappeared from his home last Monday whilst working on a top secret project. His disappearance sparked rumors across social media that he may have cracked the secret to inter-dimensional travel, after […]

Brazilian filmmakers join boycott of Israeli government-sponsored LGBT film festival

Editor’s Note: The following press release was issued on November 19, 2020 by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI). Mondoweiss occasionally publishes press releases and statements from organizations in an effort to draw attention to overlooked issues. Seven Brazilian filmmakers have pulled their films from TLVFest, the Israeli government-partnered LGBT […]

Brazilian Elections – A Day Of Shame For The Far Right

Above photo: An illiterate voter uses his fingerprint to sign at a polling station in Igarape Miri, Para state, Brazil on November 15, 2020, during the first round of Brazil’s municipal elections. AFP/Tarso Sarraf. As the PT and Brazilian left made modest gains, the Bolsonaro coalition imploded. On Sunday, November 15, over 147 million Brazilians […]

Brazilian Jewish schools raise $4 million in donations for scholarships

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Musicians try to lift spirits in COVID-hit Brazilian favela

Musicians have been trying to lift spirits in COVID-hit Brazil. They played in Sao Paulo’s largest favela, Heliopolis, which is home to more than 200,000 people and has been badly affected by the virus. The musicians, from Heliopolis, are part of the Baccarelli Institute, a non-profit organisation that has been promoting the social inclusion of […]

Fears grow for Brazilian Amazon as thousands of fires burn in July

The number of forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon rose 28% last month compared to July 2019, according to satellite data released Saturday, fuelling fears that the world’s largest rainforest could be devastated by fires again this year. Brazil’s National Space Institute, INPE, identified 6,803 fires in the Amazon region in July 2020, compared with […]

A Brazilian Judge Just Handed Facebook Censorship Powers

A Brazilian judge has ordered Facebook to remove all current posts that offend the “image, honor and privacy” of slain politician Marielle Franco — and all future posts of the same nature.  This could set a dangerous precedent for freedom of speech online in the country. Rio de Janeiro city councilor Marielle Franco and her driver Anderson […]

Brazilian ex-president Lula da Silva arrested, sentenced to 12 years for corruption

nsnbc : Former Brazilian President Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva was sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment on corruption charges. He was arrested an […]

Brazilian bishop ‘stole $600,000 from church collection plates’

Police arrested Bishop of Formosa José Ronaldo Ribeiro as well as a number of other clergymen Monday after police found large quantities of cash during a raid on Ribeiro’s home. They group are accused of pilfering funds, amounting to 2 million reais ($608,000), from various sources. Ribeiro and four other priests allegedly stole […]

‘Rainbow’ halos light up Brazilian skies following staggering celestial event (VIDEO)

The 22-degree-halos, known as solar and lunar halos respectively, occur around both the sun and moon. The extraordinary phenomenon happens when light interacts with thousands of ice crystals trapped in cirrus clouds in the troposphere, about 5-10 km (3-6 miles) above us. READ MORE: Holy sheet! Shaolin monk throws needle through pane of glass (VIDEO) […]

Brazilian off-duty cop vanquishes armed robbers while holding infant son (VIDEO)

Military Police Sergeant Rafael Souza was doing some Saturday shopping with his wife and young son when the two suspects entered the pharmacy. According to local media reports, one of them pointed his gun at the off-duty cop, who then drew his own weapon and opened fire — all while holding his infant son in […]

Indigenous Tribe Prepared to Fight to Defend Amazon From Brazilian Mining

By Derrick Broze An endangered indigenous community has reiterated their willingness to die while defending the Brazilian Amazon rainforest against mining operations.  Several new reports indicate that the Waiãpi tribe of the Brazilian Amazon remains committed to opposing future mining projects on or around their land. The Waiãpi’s reserve is in the rainforest near […]

Ousted Brazilian President: US Intervention in Venezuela Could Spark “Civil War”


Zarif meets with Brazilian, Chilean counterparts

MNA – On the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with his counterparts from Chile, Brazil, Netherland and Montenegro. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Heraldo Munoz, the Chilean Foreign Minister, discussed important issues, including expanding bilateral relations, increasing delegational exchanges, JCPOA and regional concerns. Zarif also held […]

Brazilian president Temer refuses to resign amid corruption probe

Temer made the announcement at a press conference in Brasilia on Thursday, refuting rumors that he had already informed Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Rodrigo Maia of his plans to leave office. “Let me be emphatic about this: I will not resign!” Temer said. “I have nothing to hide,” the president added, insisting that […]

Brazilian Bloodbath: Currency Halted, Futures Crash, Bonds Tumble Most On Record

Already an impeachment request against Temer has been filed by the opposition, although it was unclear who would replace him or what the process would look like. If Temer resigns or is impeached, Congress would elect an interim president until the next scheduled vote in October of 2018. An early election could only be […]

Missing Brazilian Man Left Behind 14 Cryptic Books on Aliens, Alchemy and the Occult

In his room: 14 manuscripts, walls covered in encrypted handwriting, alchemical symbols, alien connections and a statue of a 16th century philosopher burned at the stake for claiming the universe is infinite. Now this is something you don’t see everyday. Bruno Borges, the son of local entrepreneur Athos Borges has recently disappeared from his family […]

Hundreds of prison workers storm Brazilian Justice Ministry (VIDEO)

The demonstrators, who had brought bottles of water and mattresses with them, stormed the building on Tuesday afternoon, saying they were ready to remain there until their demands were met. National Public Security Force agents surrounded the entrance and prevented other protesters from entering. “We have just occupied the Justice Ministry. And we’re going to […]

Israeli Soldiers Attack Palestinian Detainees In Ramon Prison

IMEMC : The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported Sunday that Israeli soldiers attacked dozens of Palestinian detainees in Section 5 of the Ramon Israeli Prison. The PPS said the soldiers invaded room number 72, after completely sealing the entire sections, and repeatedly assaulting the detainees, wounding many of them. The attack is part of […]

Iranian tennis players defeat Pacific Oceania rivals in Tehran Davis Cup

Iranian tennis players have delivered fine performances at the 2016 Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group III currently underway in Tehran, and overwhelmed opponents from the Pacific Oceania. On Monday, the first day of the event in Tehran’s Enghelab Sports Complex, 35-year-old Iranian sportsman Anousha Shahgholi clinched a 6-1 victory over Heve Kelley in the first set. […]

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