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Brazil Supreme Court draws fire for silencing critics

16 Apr 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's Supreme Court drew fire on Tuesday for silencing its critics with a confidential criminal case targeting the press, pundits on social media and even a retired Army general close to President Jair Bolsonaro.

Brazil Supreme Court draws fire for silencing critics

16 Apr 2019

BRASILIA, April 16 Brazil's Supreme Court drew fire on Tuesday for silencing its critics with a confidential criminal case targeting the press, pundits on social media and even a retired Army general close to President Jair Bolsonaro.

Brazil house speaker, key to pension reform, accused of bribe-taking: document

12 Apr 2019

BRASILIA Brazilian police have accused Rodrigo Maia, Brazil's powerful lower house speaker, and his father of receiving bribes totaling at least 1.4 million reais ($361,869), a document seen by Reuters on Friday showed.

Brazil ex-president Temer released by judge, prosecutors to appeal

25 Mar 2019

BRASILIA A Brazilian appeals court judge on Monday released former President Michel Temer from jail following his high-profile arrest on graft charges last week, which marked a fresh landmark in the country's battle against political corruption.

Petrobras asks to participate in Supreme Court case on state divestments

13 Mar 2019

BRASILIA Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA has formally requested the right to participate in an ongoing legal dispute that could have implications for its multibillion-dollar divestment program, a document seen by Reuters shows.

Brazil prosecutors open money-laundering probe into president's son

21 Feb 2019

BRASILIA The senator son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is under investigation by federal authorities for money laundering in connection to unexplained increases in his net worth, the prosecutor general's office said on Thursday.

Brazil's Bolsonaro fires senior minister, investor sentiment sours

18 Feb 2019

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday fired one of his most senior aides and cabinet members, Gustavo Bebianno, amid a scandal involving campaign financing for some of his party's congressional candidates.

Vale declares force majeure on some contracts after deadly dam burst

05 Feb 2019

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazilian miner Vale SA on Tuesday declared force majeure on some iron ore contracts after a court-ordered halt to a mine responsible for nearly 9 percent of its output following a dam burst which likely killed more than 300 people.

Brazil minister proposes tougher laws to stem deadly crime wave

04 Feb 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Tougher sentencing and a clampdown on political corruption and organized crime groups are part of the new Brazilian right-wing government's proposal unveiled on Monday to tackle rampant crime in a country with the world's highest number of murders.

Bolsonaro ally wins Senate leadership, smoothing legislative path

02 Feb 2019

BRASILIA An ally of Jair Bolsonaro won a fraught vote for the head of Brazil's Senate on Saturday, a boost for the far-right president's legislative efforts to open the economy, tackle crime and enact socially conservative measures.

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