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Brazil Supreme Court ruling could free corruption convicts, including Lula

18 Oct 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's Supreme Court began debating on Thursday whether to overturn a three-year-old rule that convicted criminals must go to prison right after losing their first appeal and not wait until they have exhausted their appeal options.

Brazil's Bolsonaro wants probe of potential gas station 'cartel', reviving old debate

20 Sep 2019

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that potential price fixing in the gas station industry needs to be investigated, reopening an old debate in Brazil over prices at the pump.

Brazil's Bolsonaro wants probe of potential gas station 'cartel', reviving old debate

20 Sep 2019

BRASILIA, Sept 19 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that potential price fixing in the gas station industry needs to be investigated, reopening an old debate in Brazil over prices at the pump.

Brazil Senate leader offers to resign leadership post after police raid

19 Sep 2019

BRASILIA The leader of the Brazilian government in the Senate offered to resign his leadership position on Thursday after being targeted in a police raid into possible corruption, a move that could weaken the sway of President Jair Bolsonaro in the upper house.

Brazil prosecutor orders indictments in Rio councilwoman murder case

18 Sep 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's top public prosecutor on Tuesday ordered five people indicted over sabotaging efforts to investigate the assassination of a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman, and said federal investigators would take over the case.

Brazil Supreme Court chief says money laundering unit overreached

13 Sep 2019

BRASILIA A Brazilian government agency monitoring money laundering, at the heart of the recent fight against corruption, has repeatedly overreached by acting without judicial approval, the head of the country's Supreme Court told Reuters.

Exclusive: Petrobras unit head removed amid bribery allegations

06 Sep 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA The chief executive of a natural gas pipeline unit of Brazilian state oil firm Petrobras has been removed, the company told Reuters on Thursday, after a middleman in a graft scheme implicated him in plea bargain testimony.

Exclusive: Middleman implicates top executives at Vitol, Trafigura in alleged bribery ring

05 Sep 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO A middleman in a graft scheme at Brazilian state oil company Petrobras has implicated the chairman of global energy trading firm Vitol in a bribery operation to obtain oil contracts, as well as two high-ranking executives at rival Trafigura and its former CEO, according to plea bargain testimony seen by Reuters.

Brazil 'Car Wash' corruption probe facing 'worst moment' as establishment fights back

04 Sep 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's biggest-ever corruption investigation, which jailed dozens including a former president, has been threatened over the past week by a Supreme Court ruling and push back from politicians seeking to curb investigative powers.

Brazil Supreme Court judge says Lula deserves retrial

26 Aug 2019

BRASILIA A Brazilian Supreme Court justice believes jailed ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva deserves a retrial after leaked social media conversations appeared to show the judge hearing Brazil's largest-ever corruption case collaborated with prosecutors.

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