Brazil Awash in Corruption and Violence

In a country where gangs and police often battle in the streets and human rights workers and environmentalists are routinely gunned down, an investigation of the assassination of a prominent leftist politician in 2018 has focused on Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, according to the country’s top broadcaster, Jornal Nacional.

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US Blocks Goods From Companies Suspected of Forced Labor

The Trump administration on Tuesday announced it is holding imports of clothing, gold, diamonds and other items believed to have been produced with forced labor by companies based in Brazil, China and Malaysia as well as some gold mined in eastern Congo and diamonds from a region in Zimbabwe.

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