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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.