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New Brazil ag minister bats down anti-environment reputation

New Brazil ag minister bats down anti-environment reputation

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2009 file photo, a deforested area is seen near Novo Progresso, in Brazil's northern state of Para. Brazil's new Agriculture Minister Katia Abreu, nicknamed the "chainsaw queen" by environmentalists for what they've called her promotion of deforestation, strongly bat…

January 22, 2015 3:12 pmLoading…
Biggest reservoir for Brazil's largest city is running dry

Biggest reservoir for Brazil's largest city is running dry

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2014 file photo, the frame of a car sits on the cracked earth at the bottom of the Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira System responsible for providing water to the Sao Paulo metropolitan area, in Nazare Paulista, Brazil. Halfway through the rainy season, the key re…

January 16, 2015 8:07 pmLoading…
BRASIL IMPUNIDAD

BRASIL IMPUNIDAD

Vista de las obras de construcción de las vías de un train monocarril en Sao Paulo, en foto del 17 de diciembre del 2014. Treinta y tres ejecutivos fueron acusados de formar un verdadero cartel para beneficiarse de este proyecto. En Brasil se está registrando una actividad legal sin preceden…

December 19, 2014 9:23 am
BRASIL-PELE

BRASIL-PELE

El ex futbolista brasileño Pelé habla en una conferencia de prensa tras ser dado de alta de un hospital el martes, 9 de diciembre de 2014, en Sao Paulo. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

December 10, 2014 9:54 am
BRASIL-SEQUIA-RIOS EN EL CIELO

BRASIL-SEQUIA-RIOS EN EL CIELO

En esta imagen de archivo tomada el 15 de septiembre de 2009, un bosque del Amazonas durante un incendio provocado, cerca de Novo Progresso, en el estado brasileño de Para, al norte del país. El derribo de árboles, dicen los científicos, dificulta la capacidad de la inmensa selva para absorb…

December 04, 2014 12:41 pm
BRASIL SEQUIA RIOS EN EL CIELO

BRASIL SEQUIA RIOS EN EL CIELO

En esta imagen de archivo, tomada el 15 de septiembre de 2009, vista de una zona deforestada cerca de Novo Progresso, en el estado de Para, al norte de Brasil. Los "ríos celestiales" que fluyen desde la inmensa selva amazónica de Brasil han mantenido verdes el sureste del país, un regalo de …

December 04, 2014 12:40 pm
BRASIL-SEQUIA-RIOS EN EL CIELO

BRASIL-SEQUIA-RIOS EN EL CIELO

En esta imagen tomada el 30 de octubre de 2014, vista de tierra agrietada en la casi vacía presa de Itaim, que abastece de agua a la zona metropolitana de Itu, en Brasil. El gobierno prepara un estudio para medir el impacto que la deforestación ha tenido en las décadas recientes, dijo en ent…

December 04, 2014 12:41 pm
Pope Francis

Pope Francis

En esta foto de archivo del 27 de julio de 2013, el papa Francisco saluda desde su papamóvil en Río de Janeiro, Brasil. Latinomericanos de familia católica tienden cada vez más a adoptar la fe protestante o bien a abandonar totalmente las religiones organizadas, en un cambio mayúsculo en la …

November 13, 2014 1:22 pm
Brasil agua

Brasil agua

En esta imagen tomada el 30 de octubre de 2014, la tierra seca se resquebraja cerca del casi vacío pantano de Itaim, responsable de abastecer de agua al área metropolitana de Sao Paulo en Itu, Brasil. (Foto AP/Andre Penner)

November 07, 2014 3:33 pm
Brazil agua

Brazil agua

En esta imagen tomada el 30 de octubre de 2014, Diomar Pereira llena garrafas con agua de un puesto comunitario tras un mes sin agua en su casa de Itu, un suburbio a las afueras de Sao Paulo que el epicentro de la peor sequía que axota el sureste de Brasil en más de ocho décadas. (Foto AP /A…

November 07, 2014 3:34 pm
Nico Rosberg, Felipe Massa

Nico Rosberg, Felipe Massa

EL piloto de la escudería Mercedes Nico Rosberg (derecha) habla con Felipe Massa, de Williams, durante una conferencia de prensa en Sao Paulo, previa al Gran Premio de Brasil el 6 de noviembre de 2014. (Foto de AP/Andre Penner)

November 06, 2014 5:14 pm
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

El ex presidente brasileño Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva saluda a sus partidarios mientras hace campaña en apoyo de la presidenta Dilma Rousseff, que busca reelegirse con el Partido de los Trabajadoers, en un mitin en Sao Paulo, Brasil, el viernes 24 de octubre de 2014. (Foto AP/André Penner)

October 24, 2014 1:12 pm
Dilma Rousseff, Aecio Neves

Dilma Rousseff, Aecio Neves

La presidenta brasileña Dilma Rousseff, que busca la reelección por el Partido de los Trabajadores, izquierda, y Aécio Neves, candidato por el Partido Social Democracia, participan en un debate televisivo en Sao Paulo, el martes 14 de octubre de 2014. Ambos se enfrentarán en una segunda vuel…

October 15, 2014 10:02 am
Marina Silva

Marina Silva

Marina Silva, candidata presidencial del Partido Socialista Brasileño que quedó fuera de la contienda al ocupar el tercer lugar en la primera vuelta, sonríe durante una conferencia de prensa en Sao Paulo el domingo 12 de octubre de . Silva apoyó el domingo al candidato opositor Aécio Neves e…

October 13, 2014 7:49 am
Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, presidential candidate for re-election of the Workers Party (PT), gestures to journalists prior to a televised presidential debate in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Brazil will hold general elections on Oct. 5. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

September 29, 2014 10:21 am
BRASIL-ELECCIONES

BRASIL-ELECCIONES

Andrea Santos, residente de la favela de Heliopolis, sale de su casa en Sao Paulo, Brasil, el 11 de septiembre de 2014. La presidenta, Dilma Roussef, del Partido de los Trabajadores, que se presenta a la reelección, tiene un ampluio apoyo entre los más pobres de Brasil sobre su principal riv…

September 24, 2014 11:50 am
Marina Silva

Marina Silva

Marina Silva, candidata presidencial del Partido Socialista Brasileño, habla en conferencia de prensa en Sao Paulo, lunes 1 de septiembre de 2014. Silva defendió el lunes su postura a favor de las uniones civiles entre homosexuales, y dijo que tienen los mismos derechos que el matrimonio, el…

September 03, 2014 6:36 pm
Luiz Felipe Scolari

Luiz Felipe Scolari

El técnico de Brasil, Luiz Felipe Scolari, sonríe en una conferencia de prensa el viernes, 11 de julio de 2014, en Brasilia. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

July 14, 2014 10:00 am
Neymar

Neymar

Brazil's Neymar, left, gets away from Chile's Marcelo Diaz during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

July 05, 2014 6:18 pm
Neymar

Neymar

Chile's Charles Aranguiz, right, and Brazil's Neymar battle for the ball during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

July 05, 2014 6:19 pm
Neymar

Neymar

Brazil's Neymar, front, battles for the ball with Chile's Mauricio Isla during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

July 05, 2014 6:19 pm
Neymar

Neymar

Croatia's Vedran Corluka takes down Brazil's Neymar during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

July 05, 2014 6:20 pm
Neymar

Neymar

Brazil's Neymar celebrates after scoring during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

July 05, 2014 6:17 pm
Neymar

Neymar

Brazil's Neymar, left, is challenged by Mexico's Francisco Rodriguez during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

July 05, 2014 6:13 pm
Neymar

Neymar

Brazil's Neymar, top, is challenged by Mexico's Francisco Rodriguez during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

July 05, 2014 6:13 pm
Neymar

Neymar

Referee Yuichi Nishimura from Japan watches as Brazil's Neymar races with the ball during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

July 05, 2014 6:15 pm
Neymar

Neymar

Brazil's Neymar cries in pain after colliding with Cameroon's Joel Matip during the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

July 05, 2014 6:09 pm
Neymar

Neymar

Brazil's Neymar looks down during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

July 05, 2014 6:10 pm
Neymar

Neymar

Brazil's Neymar wins a header during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

July 05, 2014 6:10 pm
Neymar

Neymar

Brazil's Neymar, right, gets past Mexico's Francisco Rodriguez during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

July 05, 2014 6:10 pm
Neymar

Neymar

Brazil's Neymar runs with the ball during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

July 05, 2014 6:10 pm
Neymar

Neymar

Brazil's Neymar celebrates his second goal on a penalty shot during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

July 05, 2014 6:11 pm
Neymar

Neymar

Brazil's Neymar, right, controls the ball chased by Mexico's Andres Guardado during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

July 05, 2014 6:12 pm
Neymar

Neymar

Brazil's goalkeeper Julio Cesar carries his teammate Neymar after a 4-1 win over Cameroon during the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

July 05, 2014 6:06 pm
Neymar

Neymar

Brazil's Neymar signs autographs prior to a training session in Teresopolis, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. About fifty children that were victims of floods and landslides in Rio de Janeiro state in 2011 watched the training. Brazil will face Chile on June 28 in the round of 16 of the 201…

July 05, 2014 6:07 pm
Neymar

Neymar

Brazil's Neymar autographs a fan's jersey prior to a training session in Teresopolis, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. About fifty children that were victims of floods and landslides in Rio de Janeiro state in 2011 watched the training. Brazil will face Chile on June 28 in the round of 16 o…

July 05, 2014 6:07 pm
Neymar

Neymar

Neymar durante el entrenamiento de Brasil del 1ro de julio del 2014 en Teresópolis, Brasil. El delantero luce una rodillera en la pierna derecha, pero dijo que no tiene impedimento físico alguno con miras al partido del viernes con Colombia por los cuartos de final de la Copa Mundial. (AP Ph…

July 02, 2014 4:25 pm
World Cup, June 27, 2014

World Cup, June 27, 2014

Brazil's Marcelo, right, and Fernandinho train one day before his team's round of 16 World Cup soccer match with Chile at Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Friday, June 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

June 27, 2014 4:17 pm
World Cup, June 27, 2014

World Cup, June 27, 2014

Brazil's Bernard, right, and Willian, train one day before his team's round of 16 World Cup soccer match with Chile at Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Friday, June 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

June 27, 2014 4:16 pm
World Cup, June 27, 2014

World Cup, June 27, 2014

Brazil's Neymar, center, practices with Hulk, right, and Bernard during a training session one day before their team's round of 16 World Cup soccer match with Chile at Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Friday, June 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

June 27, 2014 4:16 pm
Thiago Silva

Thiago Silva

Thiago Silva, el capitán de Brasil, asiste a una conferencia de prensa en el estadio Mineirao de Belo Horizonte, Brasil, el viernes 27 de junio de 2014, la víspera del encuentro de octavos de final de los anfitriones de la Copa del Mundo contra Chile. (AP Foto/Andre Penner)

June 27, 2014 12:33 pm
World Cup, June 26, 2014

World Cup, June 26, 2014

Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar practices during a training session at the Granja Comary training center in Teresopolis, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. Brazil will face Chile in their next World Cup soccer match, Saturday. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

June 26, 2014 4:18 pm
World Cup, June 23, 2014

World Cup, June 23, 2014

Brazil's Hulk, front, falls in front of Cameroon's Henri Bedimo during the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

June 23, 2014 4:22 pm
World Cup, June 23, 2014

World Cup, June 23, 2014

Brazil's Neymar cries in pain after colliding with Cameroon's Joel Matip during the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

June 23, 2014 4:22 pm
World Cup, June 23, 2014

World Cup, June 23, 2014

Brazil's Fernandinho, right, celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal during the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

June 23, 2014 4:21 pm
Julio Cesar

Julio Cesar

Julio Cesar, el portero de Brasil, escucha una pregunta durante una rueda de prensa tras un entrenamiento en Teresópolis, Brasil, el jueves 19 de junio de 2014. (AP Foto/Andre Penner)

June 20, 2014 12:29 pm
World Cup June 17, 2014

World Cup June 17, 2014

Brazil's Neymar wins a header during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

June 17, 2014 2:47 pm
World Cup June 17, 2014

World Cup June 17, 2014

Brazil's Neymar, left, is challenged by Mexico's Francisco Rodriguez during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

June 17, 2014 2:46 pm
World Cup June 17, 2014

World Cup June 17, 2014

A Mexican fan shows off his costume before the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

June 17, 2014 2:44 pm
World Cup June 16, 2014

World Cup June 16, 2014

Brazil's Neymar, right, and teammate Dani Alves stretch their muscles during a training session at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. Brazil plays in group A of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

June 16, 2014 2:18 pm

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