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Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects plan to buy China's Sinovac vaccine; health minister tests positive

21 Oct 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday the federal government will not buy a COVID-19 vaccine from China's Sinovac, one day after the health minister said it would be included in the nation's immunization program.

Brazil health minister ill with suspected case of COVID-19

21 Oct 2020

BRASILIA Brazilian Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello has fallen ill with a suspected case of COVID-19, the ministry's press office said on Tuesday, as the country battles with the third-worst coronavirus outbreak globally, with nearly 5.3 million cases.

U.S. offers Brazil telecoms financing to buy 5G equipment from Huawei rivals

20 Oct 2020

BRASILIA/WASHINGTON The U.S. government stepped up an offensive on Tuesday to keep China's Huawei Technologies out of Brazil's 5G market, with Washington offering to finance purchases by Brazilian telecom companies of equipment from its competitors.

UPDATE 1-Brazil considering legislation for special spending powers in emergency -source

07 Oct 2020

BRASILIA, Oct 7 Brazil' government is considering legislating for a national state of calamity and special spending powers to be triggered in the future if public finances are hit by an emergency event like war or a pandemic, an economy ministry source said on Wednesday.

Brazil's Bolsonaro defends aid for poor as fiscal fears hit markets again

29 Sep 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro hit back on Tuesday at accusations his government is using accounting gimmicks to fund a new minimum income program without breaking its spending cap, its most important fiscal rule.

Eight European countries urge Brazil to take action on Amazon deforestation

16 Sep 2020

BRASILIA A group of eight European countries urged Brazil to take "real action" to combat rising deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, which is threatening Europe's desire to source food and other products sustainably.

Brazil extends tariff-free ethanol imports, opens trade talks with U.S.

12 Sep 2020

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazil's government will extend a tariff-free ethanol import program with the United States for 90 days starting Sept. 14, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Brazil extends tariff-free ethanol imports, opens trade talks with U.S.

12 Sep 2020

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, Sept 11 Brazil's government will extend a tariff-free ethanol import program with the United States for 90 days starting Sept. 14, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Brazil likely to extend zero-tariff ethanol imports past U.S. election, sources say

09 Sep 2020

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO The Brazilian government is planning to extend a tariff-free ethanol import program for three months, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Wednesday, a measure likely to please U.S. President Donald Trump's administration.

Brazil likely to extend zero-tariff ethanol imports past U.S. election, sources say

09 Sep 2020

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 9 The Brazilian government is planning to extend a tariff-free ethanol import program for three months, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Wednesday, a measure likely to please U.S. President Donald Trump's administration.

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