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Brazil's lower house reelects pro-reforms Maia as head

02 Feb 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's lower house of Congress reelected on Friday by a vast majority Rodrigo Maia, from the Democratas party, for a new two-year term as president of the chamber.

Brazil weakens law aimed at holding government to account

24 Jan 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's new far-right government on Thursday gave hundreds more public servants the power to keep official records from the public for decades by labeling them "secret" and "ultra-secret."

UPDATE 1-Brazil weakens law aimed at holding government to account

24 Jan 2019

BRASILIA, Jan 24 Brazil's new far-right government on Thursday gave hundreds more public servants the power to keep official records from the public for decades by labeling them "secret" and "ultra-secret."

Brazil decree weakens law aimed at holding government to account

24 Jan 2019

BRASILIA, Jan 24 Brazil's new far-right administration dramatically increased the number of public servants allowed to designate information as "secret" and "ultra-secret" on Thursday, weakening a transparency law enacted in 2011 to hold government to account.

At Bolsonaro son's request, Brazil top court suspends probe of his ex-driver

17 Jan 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's supreme court on Thursday ordered Rio de Janeiro state prosecutors to temporarily suspend a probe into suspicious payments made by the former driver of President Jair Bolsonaro's son, whose lawyers requested the injunction.

UPDATE 3-Bolsonaro loosens gun laws in murder-ridden Brazil

15 Jan 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 15 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday signed a temporary decree making it easier for Brazilians to buy guns, delivering on a campaign promise to overturn strict regulations in a country suffering from a record wave of murders.

Brazil approves Boeing-Embraer tie-up with new commitment to keep local jobs

10 Jan 2019

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA The Brazilian government on Thursday said it would allow a proposed tie-up between planemakers Embraer SA and Boeing Co to go forward, capping weeks of uncertainty in which President Jair Bolsonaro expressed hesitation.

Brazil police request charges for faith healer 'John of God'

20 Dec 2018

BRASILIA Brazilian police on Thursday requested that a popular faith healer face criminal charges related to accusations by hundreds of women that he sexually assaulted or raped them.

Brazil approves tax breaks for Ford, Fiat, other automakers

08 Nov 2018

BRASILIA Brazil's President Michel Temer on Thursday signed into law hundreds of millions of dollars in incentives for automakers such as General Motors Co and Volkswagen to produce locally and continue developing engines that run on both gasoline and ethanol.

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he intends to use armed forces to fight violence

21 Oct 2018

SAO PAULO Brazil's leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said on Sunday that, if he is elected, he intends to use the armed forces for routine street patrols, describing the country as "at war."

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