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Paraguay lawmakers back down on impeachment threat after hydropower deal annulled

01 Aug 2019

ASUNCION/BRASILIA Paraguayan lawmakers backed down on their threat to impeach President Mario Abdo on Thursday after Brazil and Paraguay canceled an energy deal that sparked controversy and threatened to destabilize his government.

UPDATE 2-Paraguay lawmakers back down on impeachment threat after hydropower deal annulled

01 Aug 2019

ASUNCION/BRASILIA, Aug 1 Paraguayan lawmakers backed down on their threat to impeach President Mario Abdo on Thursday after Brazil and Paraguay canceled an energy deal that sparked controversy and threatened to destabilize his government.

Brazil's Bolsonaro snubs French foreign minister for haircut

31 Jul 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro canceled a meeting this week with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian - getting a haircut instead - amid deepening tensions over climate change policy that could endanger the EU-Mercosur trade accord.

Brazil court orders Petrobras to refuel Iran grain vessels

25 Jul 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's top court on Thursday ordered state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA to refuel two Iranian grain vessels stranded on the Brazilian coast due to U.S. sanctions holding up sales of fuel needed for their return trips.

Brazil GDP to get 0.35 percentage point boost from worker fund stimulus

24 Jul 2019

BRASILIA New measures unveiled by the Brazilian government on Wednesday allowing employees to access cash from worker guarantee funds will be worth 0.35 percentage points to gross domestic product over the next 12 months, the Economy Ministry said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-Brazil prepares 'emergency' 42-bln-reais stimulus from workers' fund

24 Jul 2019

BRASILIA, July 24 Every Brazilian will be able to withdraw up to 500 reais ($133) from his or her workers' severance fund accounts, in what President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday will be an "emergency" 42-billion-reais stimulus injection into a sputtering economy.

UPDATE 4-Brazil postpones new road freight price rules through Wednesday

22 Jul 2019

BRASÍLIA/SAO PAULO, July 22 The Brazilian government has postponed new road freight pricing rules through Wednesday as it seeks to avoid repetition of a truckers strike that crippled Brazil's roads last year, hampering delivery of everything from fuel to grains.

Bolsonaro accuses state agency of lying on Brazil deforestation

19 Jul 2019

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday accused the state body responsible for tracking deforestation levels of disclosing false data, after preliminary numbers showed a dramatic rise in July.

Brazil eyes stimulus package to mark 200 days of Bolsonaro's government

18 Jul 2019

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday his government will announce an economic stimulus package this week to revive flagging growth, confirming earlier media reports, in an effort to mark the first 200 days of his administration.

Brazil's Bolsonaro offers his son the post of ambassador in Washington

12 Jul 2019

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he had invited his son Eduardo to become ambassador to the United States, underscoring his family's influential role in the country's diplomacy and domestic politics.

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