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Rousseff's woes mount as Brazil's top prosecutor requests probe


BRASILIA Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff faced a new threat to her tenuous hold on power on Wednesday after the country's top prosecutor requested that she be investigated for alleged obstruction of justice.


Brazil's Olympic marketing campaign victim of government paralysis 5:26pm BST

BRASILIA Images of Brazilian beaches, samba and football should by now be lighting up television sets and adorning metro stations around the world, tempting tourists to flock to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games in August.

Brazil raises credit to farmers, but at higher interest rates 5:12pm BST

BRASILIA, May 4 Brazil on Wednesday raised credit to farmers by 8 percent to 202 billion reais ($57 billion) this year, but also hiked interest rates on many of those subsidized loans to be in line with the country's benchmark rate.

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Temer could allow foreign control of airlines -adviser 4:59pm BST

BRASILIA, May 4 A Brazilian government led by Vice President Michel Temer would consider allowing foreign owners to acquire a controlling stake in local airlines, one of his closest aides told Reuters on Wednesday.


Latam forex outlook limited by Brazil's fiscal worries, Fed doubts: Reuters Poll 2:16pm BST

The outlook for Latin American currencies has improved further, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday, but questions about the ability of Brazil's likely new government to plug a massive budget deficit stand in the way of future gains.


Brazil's services drop in April, with record layoffs: PMI 2:05pm BST

BRASILIA, Activity in Brazil's services sector fell sharply in April and led firms to shed jobs at a record pace, a private survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the economy took another turn lower as the political crisis escalated.


Informa pares Argentina, Brazil soy crop forecasts -trade sources 1:21pm BST

CHICAGO Informa Economics, a private analytics firm, on Tuesday lowered its estimate of 2015/16 soybean harvest in Brazil and Argentina, trade sources said.

Land titles for farmers help cut Brazil's forest loss: scientist 12:59pm BST

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazil should speed up its program to grant small farmers formal land ownership to slow down the rate of logging and deforestation, a leading scientist said.


Top prosecutor asks to investigate Brazil president: media 5:05am BST

BRASILIA Brazil's top prosecutor requested that President Dilma Rousseff be investigated for trying to obstruct a sweeping corruption investigation involving state-run oil firm Petrobras, local media reported late on Tuesday.


Facebook CEO urges Brazilians to decry WhatsApp block 12:42am BST

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Facebook Inc's Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg called on Brazilians to demand his company's WhatsApp messaging service never be blocked again after an appeals court on Tuesday overturned the application's second suspension in five months.


Trump faces task of uniting party around White House bid; Kasich bows out

WASHINGTON, Donald Trump's last remaining challenger for the Republican Party presidential nomination, John Kasich, dropped out of the race on Wednesday, U.S. media reported, leaving the presumptive nominee with the task of uniting a fractured party around his White House bid. | Video