Brazil

Chinese State Media: G7’s $20M Firefighting Aid Offer to Brazil Is ‘Chump Change’

An editorial in China’s state-run China Daily on Wednesday dismissed the G7’s offer of $20 million in firefighting aid to Brazil as “chump change” given the scale of the Amazon crisis and inadvertently revealed one of the reasons China is interested in the outcome: Brazil is a major source of soybeans, a crop central to the trade war between the United States and China.

View of a burnt area of forest in Altamira, Para state, Brazil, in the Amazon basin, on August 27, 2019. - Brazil will accept foreign aid to help fight fires in the Amazon rainforest on the condition the Latin American country controls the money, the president's spokesman said Tuesday. (Photo …

Gunmen Disguised as Police Steal $30 Million in Gold from Brazil

One of the biggest heists in Brazil’s history occurred on Thursday afternoon when armed criminals disguised as police officers stole a huge trove of gold and other precious metals from São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport. As Bloomberg News put it, the thieves stole $30 million in gold in less than three minutes.

Police inspect the vehicles that were left by suspects involved in heist carried out at Sao Paulo's Guarulhos international airport, in the Jardim Pantanal neighborhood of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, July 25, 2019. Authorities at Sao Paulo's Guarulhos international airport say eight armed men raided a terminal and escaped with …

Iranian Ships Stranded in Brazil Without Fuel

Two Iranian ships are stranded in Brazil because Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras refuses to sell them the fuel needed to return to Iran due to sanctions imposed against Iran by the United States.

A man stands along a beach as tanker ships are seen in the waters of the Gulf of Oman off the coast of the eastern UAE emirate of Fujairah on June 15, 2019. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP) (Photo credit should read GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)