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Rodrigo Viga Gaier

Shadowy group says it attacked Brazil's 'gay Jesus' comedy troupe; police investigate

26 Dec 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO A Christmas Eve fire-bomb attack on offices of a comedy troupe that produced a "gay Jesus" Netflix special is being investigated as an attempted homicide, police said on Thursday, a day after a shadowy group claimed responsibility in a video that included a far-right religious statement.

Brazil lacks an alternative to criticized Eletrobras privatization plan: sources

23 Dec 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO Brazil's government does not have an alternative proposal for the privatization of power holding company Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA which appears headed for rejection in the Senate, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

Brazil investigators carry out raids amid graft probe into Bolsonaro's son: sources

18 Dec 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Rio de Janeiro state prosecutors on Wednesday raided properties of the former staff of Flavio Bolsonaro, the son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and relatives of the president's ex-wife, according to two sources directly familiar with the matter, rekindling a graft probe involving the president's son.

Brazil investigators carry out raids amid graft probe into Bolsonaro's son

18 Dec 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Rio de Janeiro state prosecutors on Wednesday raided properties of the former staff of Flavio Bolsonaro, the son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and relatives of the president's ex-wife, according to prosecutors and two sources familiar with the matter.

Brazil's Petrobras mulls new $400 million lubricant plant

10 Dec 2019

SAO PAULO Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras SA is mulling construction of a new lubricant plant that could quadruple its production capacity by 2022, the company's refining chief said on Tuesday.

Brazil's Petrobras mulls new $400 mln lubricant plant

10 Dec 2019

SAO PAULO, Dec 10 Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras SA is mulling construction of a new lubricant plant that could quadruple its production capacity by 2022, the company's refining chief said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 1-Brazil's BNDES to sell $1.9 bln in JBS shares -chairman

21 Nov 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 21 Brazilian development bank BNDES aims to sell about 8 billion reais' ($1.9 billion) worth of shares of JBS SA, the world's largest meatpacker, through a secondary share offering this year, bank chairman Carlos Thadeu said on Thursday.

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.

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