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Looming Fed rate hikes have emerging markets dreading deja vu

If there were a character in literature who best mirrored the power the United States Federal Reserve wields over the…

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Brazilian samba singer Elza Soares dies aged 91

Elza Soares, who recorded 36 albums, was an outspoken advocate who denounced racism and violence against women. Elza Soares, a…

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Brazil’s fishers cash in on China’s appetite for fish bladder

Belem, Brazil – It was 7am on a day in late October last year and Belem, a port city in…

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Brazil: Police launch major operation in impoverished Rio favela

More than 1,000 heavily-armed police occupy Rio de Janeiro’s Jacarezinho neighbourhood, where a May raid killed dozens. More than 1,000…

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Foreign investors eye takeover of two Brazilian football clubs

Investment firms 777 Partners LLC and DaGrosa Capital Partners are each in talks to buy historic Brazilian soccer clubs, according…

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South American health networks struggling as Omicron cases rise

The rapid spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant has prompted dire warnings from healthcare workers across South America, as pressure…

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Omicron spikes in Brazil as Bolsonaro downplays threat

Brazil is experiencing an Omicron variant-fuelled spike in coronavirus infections that has seen cases, already suspected to be vastly undercounted,…

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Bolsonaro says Brazil Supreme Court justices favour rival

Far-right president says two justices favour his left-wing rival, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, before October’s election. Brazil’s far-right President…

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro hits out at ex-minister-turned-rival

Far-right president, set to join new political party ahead of 2022 vote, says Sergio Moro ‘learned nothing’ in gov’t. Brazil’s…

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Brazil Senate report backs criminal charges against Bolsonaro

Report recommends that president be indicted for nine crimes related to his handling of the pandemic that killed more than…

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