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Political divisions front and center…

(Adds details on samba schools) By Gram Slattery and Amanda Perobelli RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Brazil's famed Carnival kicked off in earnest on Saturday, as millions of scantily-clad revelers poured into the streets, many of whom took the opportunity to parody or otherwise comment on the…
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February 22, 2020
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Bolsonaro pushes political incorrectness to the limit…

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro regularly offends opponents with political incorrectness and far-right diatribes, but he is taking heavier fire than usual for suggesting a respected journalist tried to get dirt on him with offers of sex.The man dubbed the "Tropical Trump" has racked up a…
bubmag
February 20, 2020
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Bolsonaro pushes political incorrectness to the limit…

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro regularly offends opponents with political incorrectness and far-right diatribes, but he is taking heavier fire than usual for suggesting a respected journalist tried to get dirt on him with offers of sex.The man dubbed the "Tropical Trump" has racked up a…
bubmag
February 20, 2020
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Politics this week

Mike Bloomberg took part in a Democratic presidential debate for the first time, after a surge in his opinion-poll standing qualified him for inclusion. The other candidates attacked him over lewd comments he has made in the past and his billionaire status. Mr Bloomberg will reportedly sell his media company…
bubmag
February 20, 2020
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Brazil senator Cid Gomes shot in stand-off with police

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cid Gomes is a senator and former governor of the state of Ceará A Brazilian senator, Cid Gomes, has been injured after shots were fired at him during a stand-off with police.Senator Gomes, 56, was driving a digger towards a fence behind which a group…
bubmag
February 20, 2020
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“Finally getting architecture where it should be again”

In this week's comments update, readers are in disagreement over the American Institute of Architects publicly protesting against an order that federal buildings be built in "classical architecture style."Back to the future: readers are divided after the American Institute of Architects called on members to sign an open letter to…
bubmag
February 11, 2020
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Amazon deforestation for January hits record

A handout picture released by the Communication Department of the State of Mato Grosso shows deforestation in the Amazon basin in the municipality of Colniza, Mato Grosso state, Brazil, on August 29, 2019 Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil more than doubled in January compared with the previous year,…
bubmag
February 8, 2020
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Brazil proposes bill to open up land to extraction projects

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is proposing a bill that would open up indigenous land to mining, agriculture and energy projects. It is yet to receive congressional approval, but has drawn criticism from environmentalists and indigenous groups. They say it could wipe out their communities and speed up deforestation. Al Jazeera's…
bubmag
February 7, 2020