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World Brazil's Bolsonaro says 'worst is yet to come' on oil spill

07:25  04 november  2019
07:25  04 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Brazil says 17 killed in shootout

  Brazil says 17 killed in shootout A shoot-out in the northern Brazilian city of Manaus between police and suspected drug traffickers left 17 people dead, local authorities announced Wednesday. The aim of the police operation had been "to intercept a group of drug traffickers from a criminal faction that was preparing to murder rivals to take control of drug selling positions" in the city."The individuals exchanged fire with the police, 17 were hit by bullets and transported to hospital, where they were confirmed dead," the state security secretariat said of the clash late Tuesday.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Sunday that "the worst is yet to come " with an oil spill that has affected more than 200 beaches on the country' s coast. "What came so far and what was collected is a small amount of what was spilled ," Bolsonaro said in an interview with Record television.

SAO PAULO, Brazil – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Sunday that "the worst is yet to come " with an oil spill that has affected more than 200 beaches on the country' s coast. "What came so far and what was collected is a small amount of what was spilled

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Sunday that "the worst is yet to come" with an oil spill that has affected more than 200 beaches on the country's coast.

a group of people swimming in a body of water: Brazilian authorities have named a Greek-flagged tanker as the prime suspect for spilling crude oil off the country's northeast coast© HO Brazilian authorities have named a Greek-flagged tanker as the prime suspect for spilling crude oil off the country's northeast coast

"What came so far and what was collected is a small amount of what was spilled," Bolsonaro said in an interview with Record television.

He said he did not know if additional oil would impact his country's coastline, but that "everything indicates that the currents went to the coast of Brazil."

Oil slicks have been appearing for three months off the coast of northeast Brazil and fouling beaches along a 2,000 kilometer (1,250 mile) area of Brazil's most celebrated shoreline.

Crews and volunteers have cleaned up tons of oil on the beaches.

Officials say it not yet possible to quantify the environmental and economic damage from the oil slicks.

The government on Friday named a Greek-flagged tanker as the prime suspect behind the oil slicks.

The ship Bouboulina took on oil in Venezuela and was headed for Singapore, it said.

The space agency Inpe said Friday there might still be oil at sea being pushed by currents and it could reach the states of Espiritu Santo and Rio de Janeiro in southeast Brazil.

Freed ex-president tells crowd Brazil's left can win in 2022 .
Freed from his cell, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva told thousands of jubilant supporters Saturday that the left can take back Brazil's presidency in the 2022 election. Dressed in a black blazer and T-shirt, da Silva spoke from a stage outside the union near Sao Paulo that he once led and that served as the base for his political career. The crowd of red-clad supporters cheered and waved flags.

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