"Every fire [in the Amazon region] is somehow started by the human being," Ricardo Mello said. "So this increase [in fires] is directly caused by the action of man."
"It's enough to eat a little less," said President Jair Bolsonaro, addressing a reporter's question about environmental pollution.
Clauvinho da Silva was a member of the Red Command drug faction and had been serving a 73 year sentence.
Clauvinho da Silva, known as Shorty, was part of the notorious Red Command gang in Rio de Janeiro.
Deforestation has increased to the point where more than three football fields of tree cover are being lost every minute.
"We did not expect the cleared forest area to ever recover," said a scientist who studied the primates.
"Cleaning the streets of criminals," read a tweet from police in Sao Paolo after more than 110 pounds of cocaine was uncovered in boxes of Tixan Ypê detergent.
Father Marcelo Rossi, a preaching powerhouse known for his lively sermons, was shoved to the ground while giving an address during the closing ceremony of a youth camp which had an estimated 50,000 attendees.
Twitter is roasting Israeli ambassador Yossi Shelley for poorly hiding his lobster meal in a viral photo with Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro.
Brazil takes on Peru in the Copa America final looking for a first continental title since 2007, while Peru aims to win a first title since 1975.
The five-time World Cup winners are heavy favorite to take a first Copa America title in 12 years on Sunday.
"We don't have that much talent in our solo queue. It would be good for us to face off against other regions, but we would get crushed anyway."
Brazil and Argentina renew their rivalry in the semifinals, while Chile takes on Peru hoping to reach the final for the third time in a row.
Brazil and Argentina square off on Tuesday night for a place in the final, while Chile plays Peru on Wednesday.
Brazil takes on Paraguay in the quarter-finals, while Argentina faces Venezuela and the two rivals could meet in the semi-finals.
Brazil is a heavy favorite against Paraguay, while Argentina faces a tricky test against Venezuela on Friday.
Argentina vs Colombia is the first heavyweight clash of the tournament, while Chile vs Uruguay could be crucial.
The 46th edition of the tournament gets underway on Friday and promises to be one of the most even in years.
Brazil hosts the Copa America this year but has not won the tournament in 12 years and will be without Neymar.
Scientists know very little about the enigmatic Araguaian river dolphin.
"Keeping your cat indoors is a great way to keep them healthy from infectious diseases," an author of the study said.
President Donald Trump said that "the twilight hour of socialism has arrived in our hemisphere," but its getting more popular among young adults in the U.S.
"I believe in an inclusive foreign policy—one that centers on human rights, justice and peace as the pillars of America's engagement in the world, one that brings our troops home and truly makes military action a last resort," Representative Ilhan Omar wrote.
U.S. Border Patrol agents in upstate New York rescued and then arrested three people attempting to cross into the country from Canada on a jet ski.
"Fundamentalist Christian Americans must be stopped from this primitive urge to contact previously uncontacted tribes," Survival International Director Stephen Corry said.