Brazil Flood Deaths Rise To 90, Thousands Rendered Homeless As Govt Braces For Economic Impact

As the Brazil floods entered the second week of the devastating situation, the death toll rose to 90. As per the state’s Civil Defence agency, apart from the 90 fatalities, four other deaths are being investigated. The flood has left thousands of people homeless, reported news agency Reuters. While the rescue work is still in … Read more

‘State Of Emergency’ Declared As Death Toll Reaches 56, Thousands Displaced

At least 56 people were killed as torrential rains triggered devastating floods and mudslides across Brazil, compelling several residents to flee their homes, Al Jazeera reported citing government sources on Saturday. Emergency teams are in a race against time, engaged in search and rescue operations to locate survivors buried beneath the wreckage of collapsed structures, … Read more

Video: Heavy rains in Brazil kill 13 people, 21 missing

Thirteen fatalities have been confirmed, with 21 individuals still unaccounted for, following severe rainfall in southern Brazil since Monday, according to Brazil’s Civil Defense. Governor Eduardo Leite of Rio Grande do Sul state anticipates a higher death toll due to challenging access to landslide areas. The Brazilian Air Force has been mobilised to aid stranded … Read more

Brazil’s Ex-Military Chiefs Told Police Jair Bolsonaro Discussed Coup In 2022: Report

Bolsonaro currently faces various criminal probes that are close to reaching their conclusions. Brasilia: The former heads of Brazil’s Army and Air Force have confirmed to federal police that ex-President Jair Bolsonaro discussed a draft decree to prevent the handover of power after the 2022 election, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Their … Read more

Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 strikes Western Brazil

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Western Brazil on Saturday. A powerful earthquake struck Brazil. An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 on the Richter Scale struck Western Brazil on Saturday (local time), the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) said. The quake was at a depth of 592 kilometres (368 miles), GFZ said. Published On: Jan 21, … Read more

Nine Electrocuted in Accident at Brazil Squatter Camp

Published By: Sanstuti Nath Last Updated: December 10, 2023, 23:41 IST Authorities are still working to identify the charred remains of two of the victims (File image: AFP) The accident, which happened Saturday, also ignited a massive fire at the camp set up by Brazil’s Landless Workers’ Movement (MST) outside the town of Parauapebas Nine … Read more

At 44.8C, Brazil Registers All-Time Highest Temperature Amid Severe Heatwave | World News

Brazil recently experienced an unprecedented heatwave, marking a historic high temperature of 44.8C (112.6F) in Araçuaí, located in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais. This record-breaking temperature, occurring on Sunday, has been attributed to a combination of the El Niño phenomenon and the ongoing impacts of climate change. While meteorologists predict a slight relief from … Read more

Israel’s Spy Agency Mossad Angers Brazil With Hezbollah Claim; ‘No Foreign Force Orders…’

Published on Nov 10, 2023 07:46 PM IST Brazil is fuming at Israel after its spy agency – the Mossad – thanked Brazilian police for cooperation in foiling a Hezbollah attack on Jewish targets amid the war in Gaza. Mossad in a highly unusual statement wrote, “given the backdrop of the war in Gaza…Hezbollah was … Read more

Russia Turns to Longtime Arms Customers to Boost War Arsenal 

Listen to article (2 minutes) Russia has sought to retrieve parts from defense systems it had exported to countries such as Pakistan, Egypt, Belarus and Brazil, as it tries to replenish the enormous stocks of weapons being expended for the war in Ukraine. Last April, a delegation of Russian officials visiting Cairo asked Egyptian President … Read more