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UPDATE 2-Brazil pension reform bill would save 913 bln reais, seen as government 'victory'

13 Jun 2019

BRASILIA, June 13 An overhaul of Brazil's social security system will generate savings of 913.4 billion reais ($237 billion) over the next decade with changes to a draft bill proposed in a long-awaited congressional report presented on Thursday.

Brazil wants China to invest in its infrastructure - vice president

13 Jun 2019

BRASILIA Brazil wants Chinese investment in infrastructure projects as long as investors create local jobs and play by Brazilian rules, Vice President Hamilton Mourao told Reuters in an interview.

Brazil government insists on private accounts in pension reform -official

13 Jun 2019

BRASILIA, June 13 Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro's chief of staff said on Thursday that he is working with congressional leaders and House Speaker Rodrigo Maia to keep private savings accounts as part of the text of the government's pension reform bill.

Brazil indigenous affairs official fired amid push to develop reservation land

12 Jun 2019

BRASILIA The head of Brazil's indigenous affairs agency said on Tuesday he was fired due to pressure from the agriculture ministry which under President Jair Bolsonaro is seeking to open reservation lands to commercial agriculture and mining.

Brazil will not bar Huawei from 5G network: vice president

07 Jun 2019

BRASILIA Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao on Friday told journalists that the government will not exclude Chinese telecom company Huawei Technologies Co from operating a fifth-generation (5G) mobile telecoms network in Latin America's largest economy.

Brazil's Bolsonaro defends soccer star Neymar against rape accusation

05 Jun 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday came out in support of Neymar, the national soccer star who has been accused of raping a woman last month in Paris, an allegation he denies.

Satellite data shows Amazon deforestation rising under Brazil's Bolsonaro

04 Jun 2019

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.

Brazil sees Venezuelan military deciding Maduro's fate: security aide

15 May 2019

BRASILIA Venezuela's armed forces will either depose President Nicolas Maduro and lead a transition to democratic rule or face divisions that risk a civil war, the Brazilian government's top security adviser said on Tuesday.

Brazil sees Venezuelan military deciding Maduro's fate - security aide

14 May 2019

BRASILIA Venezuela's armed forces will either depose President Nicolas Maduro and lead a transition to democratic rule or face divisions that risk a civil war, the Brazilian government's top security adviser said on Tuesday.

Brazil sees Venezuelan military deciding Maduro's fate: security aide

14 May 2019

BRASILIA Venezuela's armed forces will either depose President Nicolas Maduro and lead a transition to democratic rule or face divisions that risk a civil war, the Brazilian government's top security adviser said on Tuesday.

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