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Brazil investigators get access to banking records of president's son in graft probe

14 May 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO A Brazilian court will allow investigators to examine the banking records of President Jair Bolsonaro's senator son and his former driver in a money-laundering investigation, two sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Monday.

Brazil to cut import tariffs by 10 percentage points: economy minister

10 May 2019

RIO DE JANEIIRO Brazil plans to reduce import tariffs by 10 percentage points during the new government's four-year term, Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Friday, a move away from the direction currently being taken by countries such as the United States.

Brazil government to announce new spending freeze as growth falters

09 May 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 9 Brazil's government will announce a new freeze on federal spending later this month, special secretary to the Economy Ministry Waldery Rodrigues said on Thursday, blaming weak growth for stoking a budget deficit and hurting revenues.

Brazilian court orders former President Temer to be jailed again

09 May 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO A Brazilian court on Wednesday ordered that former President Michel Temer be jailed again over an ongoing investigation into allegations of corruption.

Petrobras hikes diesel price, eyes divestments amid investor unease

18 Apr 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA hiked diesel prices on Wednesday, and executives said the firm could expand its already aggressive divestment plan while arguing the company was completely free of political interference.

Two dead after buildings collapse in militia-controlled Rio neighborhood

12 Apr 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO At least two people died and two more were injured when two unlicensed buildings in a militia-controlled outer borough of Rio de Janeiro collapsed on Friday, just days after deadly rains caused chaos in Brazil's second largest city.

Powerful, 'abnormal' rains lash Rio de Janeiro, at least six dead

10 Apr 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Torrential rains doused Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, killing at least six people and sowing chaos in Brazil's second largest city, which declared a state of emergency after a storm that the mayor described as "absolutely abnormal." | Video

Powerful, 'abnormal' rains lash Rio de Janeiro, killing at least three

09 Apr 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 9 Torrential rains doused Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, killing at least three people and sowing chaos in Brazil's second largest city, which declared a state of emergency after a storm the mayor described as "absolutely abnormal."

Brazil ex-President Temer indicted on charges involving nuclear plant bribes

03 Apr 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was indicted on Tuesday on corruption charges brought by prosecutors who said he took part in a bribery scheme related to the Angra 3 nuclear power plant complex on the coast near Rio de Janeiro.

UPDATE 2-Brazil to seek less generous military pensions, fight expected

15 Mar 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 15 Brazilian military officers will have to contribute more into the social security system and for longer, Pension Reform Secretary Rogerio Marinho said on Friday, outlining what can be expected in proposals to be put to Congress next week.

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