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Brazil inquiry targets Oi, Vivo over deals linked to Lula's son

10 Dec 2019

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Brazilian authorities widened a political graft investigation on Tuesday to target telecom firms Oi and Telefonica Brasil over alleged irregular payments to a company part-owned by the son of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-UPDATE 2-Brazil inquiry targets Oi, Vivo over deals linked to Lula's son

10 Dec 2019

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Dec 10 Brazilian authorities widened a political graft investigation on Tuesday to target telecom firms Oi and Telefonica Brasil over alleged irregular payments to a company part-owned by the son of ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Brazil's top court eases access to confidential information in criminal probes

28 Nov 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's police and prosecutors can access confidential tax and financial information without a court order, the country's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, clearing the way for authorities to reopen an investigation of the president's son.

Back to jail, or run for president: the legal maze facing Brazil's Lula

11 Nov 2019

BRASILIA In allowing Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to walk out of jail last week, Brazil's Supreme Court has blown open a legal labyrinth that could see the leftist former president return to prison just as easily as run for election again.

Brazil says Greek ship carrying Venezuelan oil tarred its beaches

01 Nov 2019

BRASILIA/ATHENS Brazilian investigators said on Friday a Greek-flagged ship carrying Venezuelan crude was the source of oil tarring Brazil's coastline over the past two months, but the firm running the ship said its voyage finished "uneventfully."

UPDATE 3-Brazil pension reform clears Congress, stocks hit new highs

22 Oct 2019

BRASILIA, Oct 22 Brazil's Senate on Tuesday approved a sweeping overhaul of the country's pension system to stabilize public finances and restore business confidence, setting up President Jair Bolsonaro to sign his keystone economic proposal into law.

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.

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