Brazil: One year after dam burst, Brumadinho on standby | AFP

“Vale #Murders”. The accusing message painted in black and white reflects the atmosphere at the entrance of the small Brazilian town of Brumadinho, which is on standby, along with the rest of the region, since the deadly dam disaster one year ago.

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FIFA scandal: Brazil’s Margulies arrives at court in New York | AFP

Brazilian sports marketing executive, Jose Margulies, arrives at court in New York, ahead of his sentencing in the FIFA corruption scandal. IMAGES

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Brazilian firefighters on site to help locals affected by deadly flood | AFP

Firefighters begin a rescue effort after torrential rain leading to flooding and landslides claimed the lives of six people in the state of Espirito Santo in south-eastern Brazil. IMAGES

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Brazil’s sparkling-wine producers carve a growing niche | AFP

Brazil’s wine production is far smaller than that of Argentina or Chile, but the southern part of the country is a sort of oasis for grape production owing to its cool climate and favorable growing conditions. The area has increasingly specialized in the production of sparkling and Champagne-style wines.

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In Brazil’s pampas, a Triassic Park once flourished | AFP

Millions of years before the arrival of the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex, another fearsome dinosaur — the Gnathovorax — roamed what is now southern Brazil, measuring nearly 10 feet long, it was the biggest dinosaur of its time, ripping apart its prey with sharp teeth.

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Deadly tug-of-war over Brazil’s Amazon land | AFP

Land conflict in Brazil’s Amazon is coming to a head between indigenous peoples and land invaders who take their lead from the anti-environment rhetoric of ultra conservative President Jair Bolsonaro. REFILE AS ONE OF AFPTV’S BEST STORIES OF 2019

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On parole, foreign ex-convicts battle to survive in Brazil | AFP

Hundreds of foreign former inmates who served time in Brazil, mostly for drug trafficking, struggle to survive while serving out their parole — with little support from authorities in Brazil or in their home countries, they battle to find housing and obtain identity documents. N°1MX863N°1N42QN

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Brazil granny turned lingerie model shines light on older women | AFP

Brazilian grandmother Helena Schargel launches a lingerie line for the elderly — which she models herself — to “make women visible”.

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1970’s footage of Brazil’s development of the Amazon region

Footage from the early 1970’s of Brazil carving its Trans-Amazon highway through the jungle, inaugurating a river port in Santarem, and inaugurating an agricultural town for Amazon colonists. Footage courtesy of the National Archives Collection of Brazil.

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Who chopped down the Brazil nut tree?

Joao Batista Ferreira, a former beekeeper in Belterra, Para state, recites a poem he wrote with friends.

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South American leaders meet for Mercosur Summit | AFP

South American leaders meet for the Mercosur summit in Bento Gonçalves, a meeting marked by a spat between its two biggest members, Brazil and Argentina. IMAGES

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro arrives at Mersosur summit | AFP

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro arrives at the Mercosur summit in Bento Gonçalves, Brazil. IMAGES

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Changing Mercosur bloc meets in Brazil after US tariffs blow | AFP

South America’s four-nation trade bloc Mercosur begins a summit meeting in Brazil reeling from US steel and aluminum tariffs and a spat between its two biggest members, Brazil and Argentina. IMAGES

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Brazil’s ex-president Lula holds rally after being released from jail | AFP

Brazil’s left-wing leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva holds rally in Recife, after being released from jail a week ago. IMAGES

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro greets China’s Xi Jinping | AFP

Chinese President Xi Jinping greets Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, as Brazil seeks to boost ties with Beijing and avoid upsetting key ally Donald Trump. IMAGES

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Protesters gather outside Venezuelan embassy in Brazil | AFP

Demonstrators shout “coup plotter” outside Venezuelan embassy in Brasilia, after officials opened the doors to opposition leader Juan Guaido’s appointed ambassador Teresa Belandria. IMAGES

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In Brazil, dentists give victims of domestic violence a new life | AFP

Millions of women are victims of domestic violence in Brazil. Their faces and teeth are often targeted in the violent assaults at the hands of their partners. But a network of volunteer dentists are helping victims to smile again by reconstructing their teeth and in doing so, helping them to rebuild their lives.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Athens en route to BRICS summit | AFP

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Athens for his three-day visit where he will meet Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis before heading to a BRICS summit in Brazil. Xi’s visit comes on the heels of a four-day trip to Shanghai by new conservative PM Mitsotakis. IMAGES

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Demonstration against former Brazilian president Lula’s release from jail | AFP

Hundreds of people in Sao Paulo gather to protest, a day after Brazil’s leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked free from jail following a year and a half behind bars for corruption. IMAGES

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