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Ex-Brazilian president exhumed amid claims he was poisoned

The remains of Joao Goulart, ousted as Brazilian president ahead of the 1964-85 military dictatorship, were Wednesday exhumed to determine if he was poisoned. Goulart’s remains were exhumed under police guard at a cemetery at Sao Borja, near the Argentinian border some 600 kilometres (400 miles) from the southern city…

Landless workers protest Amazon environmentalist killings

MARABA, Brazil — Poor workers in Brazil’s Amazon cut a key road through the vast forest Thursday to protest insecurity in the wake of recent murders of activists trying to preserve the region from illegal ranchers and loggers. Around 200 members of the Landless Worker Movement barred the Transamazonica highway…