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UPDATE 1-Brazil lower house to vote on pension reform by early July -speaker

17 May 2019

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.

Brazil corruption probe targets FX desk of Banco Paulista

08 May 2019

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.

Two dead after buildings collapse in militia-controlled Rio neighborhood

12 Apr 2019

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.

Powerful, 'abnormal' rains lash Rio de Janeiro, at least six dead

10 Apr 2019

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

Powerful, 'abnormal' rains lash Rio de Janeiro, killing at least three

09 Apr 2019

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 "absolutely abnormal."

Brazil evacuates towns near Vale, ArcelorMittal dams on fears of collapse

08 Feb 2019

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.

CORRECTED-Brazil prosecutors execute search warrants in JBS parent bribery case

19 Dec 2018

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 JBS SA.

World's biggest oil traders paid bribes in Brazil scandal - prosecutors

05 Dec 2018

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.

JBS' Batista arrested with ex-Brazil ag ministers in probe

09 Nov 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO/SÃO PAULO Police arrested a controlling shareholder of meatpacker JBS SA and two former Brazilian agriculture ministers on Friday in connection with an investigation into illegal campaign contributions.

UPDATE 4-Far-right Brazil candidate snubs 'peace and love,' readies for bitter runoff

09 Oct 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 8 Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he would stick to his hardline agenda on guns, crime and graft in the second round of the election on Oct. 28, alarming senior statesmen and human rights advocates alike.

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