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Gram Slattery

UPDATE 1-E-commerce helps boost quarterly revenue at Carrefour Brasil

17 Oct 2018

SAO PAULO, Oct 16 Brazilian retailer Carrefour Brasil posted a strong boost in third-quarter sales on Tuesday, supported in part by the end of a deflationary cycle for food products and strong growth of the firm's e-commerce initiatives.

Brazil probes money laundering after seizing diamond-studded watches

10 Oct 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO Federal police in Brazil are investigating possible money laundering in a case related to the airport seizure of wrist watches valued at some $15 million from the vice-president of Equatorial Guinea in September.

U.S. working to halt spread of diseases from Venezuela

03 Oct 2018

SAO PAULO The United States is working with governments across Latin America to help prevent the spread of diseases like diphtheria and measles from Venezuela as refugees flee the chaotic country, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Tuesday.

Brazilian women lead nationwide protests against far-right candidate

30 Sep 2018

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Brazil's major cities on Saturday in women-led protests against far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro, who flew home after weeks in hospital recovering from a near-fatal stab wound. | Video

Brazil police raid offices of highway operating firms

26 Sep 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO Brazilian federal police said they had raided the offices of six highway operators on Wednesday, taking multiple executives into custody, the latest development in a wide-ranging corruption crackdown in South America's largest country.

UPDATE 1-Brazil police raid offices of highway operating firms

26 Sep 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO, Sept 26 Brazilian federal police said they had raided the offices of six highway operators on Wednesday, taking multiple executives into custody, the latest development in a wide-ranging corruption crackdown in South America's largest country.

Brazil police raid offices of two highway operating firms

26 Sep 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO, Sept 26 Brazilian federal police raided the offices of two of the nation's largest highway operators on Wednesday, taking multiple executives into custody, the latest development in a wide-ranging corruption crackdown in South America's largest country.

Brazil election poses risks for homebuilders, airlines -Moody's

25 Sep 2018

SAO PAULO, Sept 25 Even as all major candidates in Brazil's presidential election have expressed support for housing subsidy programs, the country's October vote still brings risks for major homebuilders, a Moody's executive said on Tuesday.

Brazil court strips Gilead of hepatitis C drug patent

24 Sep 2018

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO A Brazilian court has stripped the patent protection of a Gilead Sciences Inc big-selling hepatitis C treatment in Brazil at the behest of a presidential candidate who pushed for the move, paving the way for cheaper generics.

Brazil court strips Gilead hepatitis drug patent, politician says

24 Sep 2018

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO A Brazilian court has stripped the patent protection of a Gilead Sciences Inc big-selling hepatitis C treatment in Brazil, paving the way for cheaper generics, a presidential candidate who pushed for the move said on Monday.

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