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Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects link to murder case, threatens TV network's license

30 Oct 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday deplored a TV network's report linking him with a former police officer accused of assassinating a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman and threatened to cancel the broadcaster's license.

Brazil's BNDES to bring forward 10 billion reais dividend payments to government this year

26 Oct 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's BNDES development will bring forward almost 10 billion reais ($2.5 billion) in dividend payments to the government this year to help shore up the public finances, the bank's chairman Carlos Thadeu de Freitas told Reuters.

UPDATE 1-Brazil's BNDES fires director after divestment dispute -sources

17 Oct 2019

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 17 The majority of the board of Brazilian development bank BNDES has voted to dismiss director Andre Laloni, who requested a leave of absence last week amid disagreements over asset sales, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

Brazil says oil on beaches is Venezuelan, but the culprit may not be

17 Oct 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's government has confirmed that oil mysteriously washing up on the country's beaches is Venezuelan, but that does not necessarily mean Venezuela is responsible, the head of environmental agency Ibama said on Thursday.

Sale of $29 billion in Brazil government assets hinges on BNDES spat: sources

16 Oct 2019

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO The sale of some 120 billion reais ($29 billion) worth of shares owned by Brazilian development bank BNDES has snagged on a dispute among the bank's executives, three people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Brazil president sees crime behind mystery oil slicks

08 Oct 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday that mysterious oil slicks polluting northeastern beaches likely had criminal origins, without explaining further.

Brazil president calls economy minister from hospital to oppose new tax

13 Sep 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro telephoned Economy Minister Paulo Guedes from hospital this week to express his opposition to the creation of a new "CPMF" financial transactions tax, Guedes said on Friday.

Brazil development bank BNDES mulls strategy for Petrobras, Vale asset sales: sources

12 Sep 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's development bank BNDES is mulling strategies to sell its stakes in listed companies such as state-controlled oil company Petrobras SA , two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

Brazil's Bolsonaro to undergo surgery next week, his fourth after stabbing attack

02 Sep 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, who was stabbed in the abdomen at a campaign rally a year ago, will undergo surgery next week, his fourth surgical procedure since the attack although doctors say this one carries only a minor risk.

Brazilians support Bolsonaro after Macron's 'offense': minister

29 Aug 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO French President Emmanuel Macron offended his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's foreign minister told Reuters on Wednesday, adding he believed Brazilians support their far-right leader in his spat with Paris. | Video

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