Daily Archives: August 1, 2019

Bolsonaro says NATO designation of Brazil is “welcome”

President Jair Bolsonaro commented on Thursday the announcement of the official designation of Brazil as the preferred military ally of the country outside NATO. He said the matter was dealt with by President Donald Trump during his visit to the United States in March. “We welcome our participation as a great extra-NATO ally, which facilitates many things. The most important… Read more »

The government will adopt a new system to monitor deforestation

Environment Minister Ricardo Salles announced Thursday that the government will adopt a new model for monitoring deforestation in the country. The change comes after President Jair Bolsonaro’s team challenged data released by the National Institute for Special Research (INPE) based on the Deter system. The new system, according to the minister, will have high-resolution satellite images taken in real time… Read more »

Slave Labor Operations in São Paulo Uncovered

Two companies that held sewing workshops in the Brás and Bo neighborhoods, Retirno, in downtown São Paulo, formalized an agreement with the Labor Public Prosecutor on Tuesday in Sao Paulo, pledging to pay R $324 thousand in compensation to 12 rescued workers in a situation analogous to slavery, producing clothes for their stores. Most of the workers were teenagers, were… Read more »