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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.

Brazil looks to neighbors for Amazon support, defends record

29 Aug 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday he would meet with other South American countries to set common policy for defending the Amazon rain forest, while his foreign minister told Reuters the nation should be seen as an environmental hero.

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

Brazilians support Bolsonaro after Macron's 'offence' - 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

Exclusive: Brazil's Petrobras refineries sale lures trading cos, PetroChina, Saudi Aramco - sources

27 Aug 2019

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's planned privatisation of eight Petroleo Brasileiro SA refineries has lured several of the world's largest trading and oil companies as prospective bidders, two sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Brazil's Itausa delivers highest bid for Petrobras LPG unit: sources

23 Aug 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO A group led by investment firm Itausa Investimentos SA delivered the highest bid to acquire Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA LPG distribution unit, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

Brazilian police sniper kills Rio bus hijacker; no hostages hurt

20 Aug 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO A police sniper in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday shot dead a man who had hijacked a bus on a bridge across Guanabara Bay and taken 37 people hostage, in a dramatic end to an incident that underlined the daily grind of violence in the Brazilian city. | Video

Brazilian police sniper kills Rio bus hijacker; no hostages hurt

20 Aug 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO A police sniper in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday shot dead a man who had hijacked a bus on a bridge across Guanabara Bay and taken 37 people hostage, in a dramatic end to an incident that underlined the daily grind of violence in the Brazilian city. | Video

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