Brazil’s Amazon Summit has come to a close with a roadmap to protect tropical rainforests that has been welcomed as an important step in countering climate change. But it did not include any of the concrete commitments to end deforestation sought by some environmentalists.
The chants of “monkey!” at the Spanish soccer stadium echoed across the Atlantic, reaching the ears of people on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. That’s where Vinícius Júnior, who is Black, grew up and launched his soccer career. Now, despite his global fame and millions, he was again the target of crude racism in Europe.
President Joe Biden is welcoming Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to the White House for wide-ranging talks. The leaders are expected to discuss efforts to safeguard democracy, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and climate change, including efforts to stem deforestation of the Amazon.
Brazil’s former President Jair Bolsonaro has filed a request for a six-month visitor visa to stay in the U.S., indicating he may have no immediate intention to return home, where legal issues await.