BRASILIA Leaked personal messages published on Saturday by a news website show the judge who led the corruption trial that jailed former Brazil president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva advised prosecutors to influence public opinion against the leftist leader.
BRASILIA Brazil's Justice Minister Sergio Moro said he would not resign over a scandal about leaked personal messages that raised doubts about his impartiality as the anti-corruption judge who jailed the country's former leftist president.
BRASILIA Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil sped up in May to the fastest rate in a decade, according to data from an early-warning satellite system, as experts pointed to activity by illegal loggers encouraged by the easing of environmental protections under President Jair Bolsonaro.
BRASILIA Brazil withdrew an invitation to the envoy for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to present her diplomatic credentials, she said on Friday, and the government in Brasilia said it would decide later whether to accept them.
BRASILIA Brazil's right-wing government has run into resistance from key donors Norway and Germany over its plans to change management of the billion-dollar Amazon Fund aimed at reducing deforestation, people familiar with the matter say.
BRASILIA Brazil's Senate on Tuesday voted to approve right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's decree to revamp the executive branch, averting a potential crisis that had sown doubt about his ability to obtain the congressional backing he needs to push through legislation.
(This May 22 story corrects to 22 ministries, not 20 in fifth paragraph)
BRASILIA, May 28 Brazil's Senate was due to vote
on Tuesday on a presidential decree that has put President Jair
Bolsonaro at odds with his own party and added to the confusion
that has been the hallmark of the leader's five months in
BRASILIA Brazil's lower house of Congress voted on Tuesday to allow foreign-controlled airlines to operate domestic flights in Latin America's largest economy, opening the door to more competition in an increasingly concentrated market.
BRASILIA Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday emphasized the importance of pension reform to Brazil's economic progress, but a powerful lawmaker said the president's failure to engage with Congress means the bill is still well short of the votes needed for it to pass.