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Brazilian police refer ex-BRF executives to prosecutors in food probe

1:10am BST

BRASILIA Brazilian police have referred two former executives of food processor BRF SA to federal prosecutors in an investigation into food safety that disrupted meat production in 2017, documents seen by Reuters showed on Monday.

Brazil's Bolsonaro plans more power plants in the Amazon - adviser

11 Oct 2018

BRASILIA Brazil's presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro would tackle chronic energy shortages by expanding nuclear and hydroelectric power in the Amazon despite environmental concerns, the adviser overseeing his infrastructure plans told Reuters.

Brazil's Bolsonaro plans hydro, nuclear plants to tackle power shortfall- general

11 Oct 2018

BRASILIA, Oct 11 Far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro plans to tackle Brazil's chronic energy shortages head-on by expanding nuclear power and hydroelectric energy despite environmental concerns over the impact of new dams on the Amazon, the retired general devising his infrastructure program told Reuters

Economic guru for Brazil's presidential front-runner faces fraud probe

11 Oct 2018

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA The chief economic advisor to Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's far-right presidential front-runner, is being investigated over accusations of fraud tied to the pension funds of state-run companies, federal prosecutors told Reuters on Wednesday.

Brazil investors cheer as support rises for Bolsonaro's election bid

03 Oct 2018

BRASILIA Brazilian markets surged on Tuesday as stronger polling for far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro and a Congressional farm caucus endorsement boosted expectations that he may block the leftist Workers Party from returning to power.

Brazil investors cheer as support rises for Bolsonaro's election bid

02 Oct 2018

BRASILIA, Oct 2 Brazilian markets surged on Tuesday as a Congressional farm caucus endorsement and stronger polling for far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro boosted expectations that he may block the leftist Workers Party from returning to power.

Brazil's female stars 'brainwashed' against Bolsonaro - running mate

27 Sep 2018

BRASILIA Brazilian celebrities who joined millions of women in a campaign against far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro have been "brainwashed," with his low female support explained by women taking their time to shop around, his running mate told Reuters.

Brazil presidential candidate Bolsonaro recovering after surgery

13 Sep 2018

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian far-right frontrunner for president, on Thursday was recovering from emergency surgery with no complications, but his running mate said his return to campaigning would be further delayed.

Brazil electoral court bars Lula from presidential race

01 Sep 2018

BRASILIA Brazil's top electoral court on Friday barred jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in this year's presidential because of his corruption conviction.

Brazil top court says it will rule as soon as possible on freight law

27 Aug 2018

BRASÍLIA Brazil's Supreme Court will rule as soon as possible on several challenges to the constitutionality of a law imposing minimum freight prices, but no ruling will come on Monday, Supreme Court Justice Luiz Fux said.

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