Heated protests broke out in Sao Paulo after the country's senate approved a spending cap as part of an austerity drive that critics say will hit Brazil's poorest.
The Guarani aquifer is the second-largest body of subterranean freshwater on the planet — but drought, heightened usage and privatization rumors are underscoring the need to protect it.
Brazil's Supreme Court is set to decide whether former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will start serving out a 12-year jail term. Thousands want to see him behind bars, and even the military has weighed in.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has missed the deadline for turning himself in to authorities. Lula has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for corruption.
The brutal murder of Marielle Franco has triggered protests nationwide and calls for justice. The tragic event has highlighted Brazil's crime problem and the vicious cycle of violence that exists in the favelas.
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