Violence continues in Brazilian state despite security force presence

Chief of Staff Onyx Lorenzoni and far-right President Jair Bolsonaro want to sweep away the leftwing ideology of the Workers Party which ruled Brazil 2003-2016

Chief of Staff Onyx Lorenzoni and far-right President Jair Bolsonaro want to sweep away the leftwing ideology of the Workers Party which ruled Brazil 2003-2016

Russia's Defense Ministry sent two nuclear-capable strategic bombers to Venezuela on December 10 in an unusual display of Russian military force in South America.

The crowd who attended his inauguration in Brasília, the Brazilian capital, chanted, "The captain is back!"

In the letter, the Chinese president says that, since China and Brazil established their relations 44 years ago, "the ties between the two countries resisted the global scenarios and developed in an integrated and deep manner".

They bought into his campaign promises: Defend Brazilian family values and fight what he and his supporters call "socialism", which were things championed by the Worker's Party that former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva found.

Brazil is following in the footsteps of the United States, which moved its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv previous year, a move that caused a surge of anger among Palestinians.

The Venezuelan president, in his turn, has suggested that the election of Bolsonaro would result in emergence of leftist governments across the region.

"Depending on what might happen in the world, who knows if we might have to talk about that subject in the future", the 63-year-old former paratrooper, who took office this week, told SBT television.

Bautista topples Djokovic, will face Berdych in Qatar final
Djokovic was in cruise control in the first set, winning 6-3, and took an early break in the second. Seventh seed Bautista Agut beat world number one Novak Djokovic in Friday's semi-final.

The president sent in more than 300 elite National Police Force troops to deal with the unrest in the northeastern state of Ceara.

Critics argue those ideas only risk inflaming Brazil's violent streets and worsening Brazil's murder tally, almost 64,000 people in 2017, a record.

While legal gun ownership is restricted, drug traffickers and other criminal groups are often heavily armed with automatic weapons.

The attacks have left the burned shells of cars and buses on streets, and badly damaged the entrances to buildings.

Brazil's prison gangs are powerful and their reach extends outside the country's penitentiaries.

Although the cause of the spike is unclear it was reported that it is linked to stricter rules in state prisons, including cellphone signal blockers and an end to the policy of separating inmates according to gang affiliation. Last year, almost 64,000 were killed, many from firearms.

Iran has not been the only country firmly opposing the US-led embassy move to the occupied al-Quds as many Muslim and non-Muslim countries have officially or informally expressed opposition to the move amid many protest rallies in different countries against Washington's anti-Palestinian measure.

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