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With Olympics, world champ says surfing shreds image as sport for 'bums'

23 Jan 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO On Wednesday, freshly crowned surfing world champion Italo Ferreira sliced through steep, fast-barreling waves off Rio de Janeiro's Leblon beach and popped several feet into the air.

British firms among potential bidders for Petrobras offshore oilfields - sources

19 Dec 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Anglo-French firm Perenco, UK-based Trident Energy and Premier Oil Plc are among the companies examining the purchase of a cluster of Petrobras oilfields in Brazil known as Polo Garoupa, seven told sources told Reuters in recent weeks.

Sinopec, EIG deliver bid for Petrobras refinery in Minas state: sources

17 Dec 2019

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO China's Sinopec and U.S.-based EIG Global Energy Partners have delivered non-binding offers to buy Brazilian refinery REGAP from state-run oil firm Petrobras, three people with knowledge of the matter said.

Sinopec, EIG deliver bid for Petrobras refinery in Minas state - sources

17 Dec 2019

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 17 China's Sinopec and U.S.-based EIG Global Energy Partners have delivered non-binding offers to buy Brazilian refinery REGAP from state-run oil firm Petrobras, three people with knowledge of the matter said.

Brazil's Petrobras says it may divest billions more than forecast

05 Dec 2019

NEW YORK/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's Petrobras could add several billion dollars of assets to its already ambitious five-year divestment plan, executives said on Wednesday, underlining the state-run oil company's rush to reduce its hefty debt load.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Brazil's Petrobras says it may divest billions more than forecast

05 Dec 2019

NEW YORK/RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 4 Brazil's Petrobras could add several billion dollars of assets to its already ambitious five-year divestment plan, executives said on Wednesday, underlining the state-run oil company's rush to reduce its hefty debt load.

Swiss prosecutors search Vitol, Trafigura offices amid sweeping graft probe

21 Nov 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Swiss investigators have executed search warrants at addresses linked to Vitol and Trafigura, their counterparts in Brazil said on Thursday, as a sprawling probe into the global commodity trading industry intensifies.

UPDATE 2-Swiss prosecutors search Vitol, Trafigura offices amid sweeping graft probe

21 Nov 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 21 Swiss investigators have executed search warrants at addresses linked to Vitol and Trafigura, their counterparts in Brazil said on Thursday, as a sprawling probe into the global commodity trading industry intensifies.

Bolivia's indigenous divided over ousted champion Morales

21 Nov 2019

EL ALTO, Bolivia In the high-altitude Bolivian city of El Alto, perched on barren steppe above the capital, indigenous activists have led the fight for the return of unseated president Evo Morales.

Bolivia blames Cubans for stirring unrest, ousts Venezuelan officials

16 Nov 2019

LA PAZ Bolivia's interim government said on Friday it had asked Venezuelan officials to leave the country, and accused Cubans, including doctors, of instigating unrest after the resignation of former president Evo Morales. | Video

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