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Brazil Supreme Court justices delay decision on Lula appeal

25 Jun 2019

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday delayed until August its decision on an appeal by imprisoned former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who argued he should be freed because leaked private messages showed that the judge who convicted him was not impartial.

Brazil's Moro, prosecutors scramble to react to leaked messages

11 Jun 2019

SAO PAULO Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro and federal prosecutors scrambled to respond on Monday to reports published by news website The Intercept based on what it said were leaked messages from a corruption probe.

Exclusive: U.S. SEC probes Siemens, GE, Philips in alleged China medical equipment scheme - sources

04 Jun 2019

SAO PAULO The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Siemens AG, Philips NV and General Electric Co for allegedly using local middlemen to negotiate bribes with Chinese government and hospital officials to sell medical equipment, two U.S. sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Bolsonaro supporters march to pressure Brazil's Congress

27 May 2019

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro marched on Sunday in support of his agenda and against lawmakers whom they see standing in his way, adding to tensions between the far-right leader and Congress.

Exclusive: FBI targets Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, GE, Philips in Brazil graft case - sources

17 May 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO The U.S. FBI is investigating corporate giants Johnson & Johnson, Siemens AG, General Electric Co and Philips for allegedly paying kickbacks as part of a scheme involving medical equipment sales in Brazil, two Brazilian investigators have told Reuters.

Ermittler - Siemens und Philips in Brasilien im Visier des FBI

17 May 2019

Rio de Janeiro Siemens und andere große Medizintechnik-Anbieter sind Insidern zufolge wegen angeblicher Bestechungszahlungen an Beamte ins Visier der brasilianischen Behörden und des FBI geraten.

Brazil military takes up coup commemoration at Bolsonaro's behest

31 Mar 2019

SAO PAULO Brazil's armed forces on Sunday paid tribute to a 1964 coup leading to a two-decade dictatorship, after far-right President Jair Bolsonaro - who argues that military intervention saved the country from communism - reversed an 8-year-ban on celebrations.

Brazil ex-President Temer hit with new corruption charges - prosecutor

29 Mar 2019

SAO PAULO Brazilian former President Michel Temer was hit with more graft charges on Friday, just a day after being charged in a separate corruption case, according to federal prosecutors.

Brazil's ex-President Temer jailed, accused of heading 'criminal organisation'

21 Mar 2019

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Brazil's former President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday in "Operation Radioactivity," a probe of alleged graft in the construction of a nuclear power plant, threatening to delay debate over the government's ambitious fiscal reforms. | Video

Brazil Supreme Court decision seen as 'blow' to Car Wash probe

14 Mar 2019

SAO PAULO Brazil's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that corruption cases involving illegal campaign donations should be handled by electoral courts, a move that some prosecutors warned could hurt their groundbreaking crusade against graft.

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