RIO DE JANEIRO A regional head of Brazil's environmental authority was fired on Wednesday, a week after being named, after he made public comments saying he would no longer burn machinery, some of it seized from illegal miners, in an area heavily affected by forest fires.
RIO DE JANEIRO, May 28 Prosecutors in Brazil
criticized compliance standards at Brazilian bank Banco Bradesco
SA on Tuesday, after requesting that a federal court
issue an arrest warrant for two branch managers allegedly
involved in a vast money laundering scheme.
RIO DE JANEIRO, May 17 Brazil's lower house will
vote on the government's pension reform bill no later than the
start of July, lower house speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Friday.
RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian police on Wednesday arrested three executives at a small Sao Paulo bank in the latest phase of a sweeping investigation into corruption and money laundering.
RIO DE JANEIRO At least two people died and two more were injured when two unlicensed buildings in a militia-controlled outer borough of Rio de Janeiro collapsed on Friday, just days after deadly rains caused chaos in Brazil's second largest city.
RIO DE JANEIRO Torrential rains doused Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, killing at least six people and sowing chaos in Brazil's second largest city, which declared a state of emergency after a storm that the mayor described as "absolutely abnormal." | Video
RIO DE JANEIRO, April 9 Torrential rains doused
Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, killing at least three people and
sowing chaos in Brazil's second largest city, which declared a
state of emergency after a storm the mayor described as
BELO HORIZONTE/RIO DE JANEIRO Some 700 people were evacuated early on Friday from Brazilian towns near two separate tailings dams operated by Vale SA and ArcelorMittal on mounting fears of a recurrence of last month's deadly dam burst nearby.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 19 Brazil's chief federal
prosecutor said on Wednesday it had search warrants for eight
people involved in the case of a former minister who is alleged
to have received bribes from the parent company of meatpacker
RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO Leading global oil traders Vitol [VITOLV.UL], Trafigura [TRAFGF.UL] and Glencore paid more than $30 million (£23.5 million) in bribes to employees at state-owned Brazilian company Petrobras in a scheme that may still be going on, prosecutors said on Wednesday.