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Igniting global outrage, Brazil's Bolsonaro baselessly blames NGOs for Amazon fires

21 Aug 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a growing global outcry against the wildfires raged through social media. | Video

Brazilian police sniper kills Rio bus hijacker; no hostages hurt

20 Aug 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO A police sniper in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday shot dead a man who had hijacked a bus on a bridge across Guanabara Bay and taken 37 people hostage, in a dramatic end to an incident that underlined the daily grind of violence in the Brazilian city. | Video

Brazilian police sniper kills Rio bus hijacker; no hostages hurt

20 Aug 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO A police sniper in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday shot dead a man who had hijacked a bus on a bridge across Guanabara Bay and taken 37 people hostage, in a dramatic end to an incident that underlined the daily grind of violence in the Brazilian city. | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Brazil police shoot bus hijacker dead in Rio, no hostages hurt

20 Aug 2019

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 20 Brazilian security forces in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday morning shot dead a man who hijacked a commuter bus on a bridge across Guanabara Bay and took more than three dozen hostages.

Fitch, S&P downgrade Argentina debt as default risk grows

16 Aug 2019

BUENOS AIRES Ratings agencies Fitch and Standard & Poor's downgraded Argentina's sovereign debt rating on Friday, flagging higher chances of a default in the wake of a shock primary election result that plunged the country into its latest economic crisis.

Argentina hit by Fitch downgrade to 'CCC' from 'B'

16 Aug 2019

BUENOS AIRES, Aug 16 Ratings agency Fitch on Friday downgraded Argentina's sovereign debt rating from 'B' to 'CCC,' flagging an increased likelihood of a default in the wake of a shock primary election result that plunged the country into its latest economic crisis.

Brazil's courtship of U.S. need not worry China: foreign minister

26 Jul 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's efforts to build better ties with the United States need not worry China, the South American country's top trade partner, because it had never had a problem with China, the Brazilian foreign minister said on Friday.

Rio governor says 'only a matter of time' before he becomes Brazil president

17 Jul 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO The far-right governor of Rio de Janeiro state, who has likened drug dealers to terrorists and Nazis while advocating snipers in helicopters to shoot them dead, said on Tuesday "it is only a matter of time" before he becomes president of Brazil.

Brazil soccer star Neymar denies alleged rape in Paris

02 Jun 2019

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil soccer star Neymar has denied an accusation of rape, outlined in a police report seen by Reuters, in which an unnamed woman alleges that the sports star drunkenly assaulted her at an up-market hotel in the French capital.

Mexico asks Brazil's Moro for help with its Odebrecht graft probe: source

08 May 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO The Mexican attorney general's office has asked Brazil Justice Minister Sergio Moro to give its investigators access to evidence of alleged corruption by construction firm Odebrecht SA in Mexico, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.

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