The United Nations sustainable development summit ends in Brazil with a warning on corporate power.
A meeting is held in Lima attended by representatives from Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Brazil, to develop requests for aid in regards to Venezuelan immigrants, which will be sent to organisations including the United Nations and International Red Cross. Yesterday, there was a similar meeting in Bogotá. A larger meeting has been set-up to be held in Quito in early September, to be attended by representatives from 14 countries and 10 international organisations.
A Brazilian court suspends the licence for the Belo Monte Dam weeks before it was due to start operating until operator Norte Energia SA and the government of Brazil reorganizes Fundação Nacional do Índio, a protection agency for indigenous Brazilians. [https:--www.cnbc.com-2016-01-14-reuters-america-brazil-court-suspends-amazon-hydrodam-license-on-native-demands.html (Reuters via CNBC)]date=August 2019
Papal conclave, 2013: The Brazilian Conference of Bishops (the largest such conference in the world) officially advises the cardinals of Brazil in the conclave explicitly to ask the mass media to print supportive articles on the Archbishop of São Paulo, Cardinal Odilo Scherer.
Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse and other prominent Sri Lankans protest international calls and the appointment of a United Nations panel to investigate war crimes allegedly committed during the country's civil war with the Tamil Tiger separatists.