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Skull of ancient human found in burned Brazilian museum

9:07pm BST

RIO DE JANEIRO The skull of Luzia, the oldest known human fossil in the Americas, was found by researchers combing through debris at Brazil's National Museum, which burned down in September, the Museum said on Friday.

Presidency 'within reach,' Brazil's Bolsonaro is on 'cruise control'

18 Oct 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that electoral victory was "within reach" and his campaign team said it had now switched to "cruise control" as it seeks to avoid hiccups and glide to the finish line.

Brazil presidential frontrunner's advisers clash over Petrobras

12 Oct 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO Nationalistic and free market advisers to Brazil's right-wing presidential frontrunner are deeply split about the future of state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro, foreshadowing a showdown over divestments and fuel subsidies.

Exclusive: Brazil's Bolsonaro would not sell Petrobras in short term - party chief

10 Oct 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO The far-right front-runner in Brazil's presidential election, Jair Bolsonaro, has no plans to privatize oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA in the short term if elected, the president of his party told Reuters on Wednesday.

EXCLUSIVE-Brazil's Bolsonaro would not sell Petrobras in short-term -party chief

10 Oct 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 10 The far-right front-runner in Brazil's presidential election, Jair Bolsonaro, has no plans to privatize state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA in the short-term if elected, the president of his Social Liberal Party told Reuters on Wednesday.

Exclusive - Brazil's leading candidate would cut environmental fines: advisor

10 Oct 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian farmers who break environmental laws in sensitive areas like the Amazon rainforest will face fewer fines for their infractions in a possible government of far-right front-running presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, his top agriculture advisor told Reuters on Tuesday.

Brazil's far-right presidential candidate works on a coalition

08 Oct 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 8 The main political adviser to Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said he will work Monday to stitch together alliances with individual lawmakers to ensure a runoff victory for the former Army captain.

SBM Offshore to pay additional fines to Petrobras

06 Sep 2018

RIO, Sept 5 SBM Offshore has reached a settlement to pay additional leniency fines of 200 million reais ($48.27 million) to Brazil's state oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Brazilian prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Ban on glyphosate would be 'disaster' for Brazil agriculture: minister

16 Aug 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO A potential ban on the popular herbicide glyphosate in Brazil over concerns it may cause cancer in humans would be a "disaster" for the country's agricultural industry, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Thursday.

Brazil's BNDESPar plans up to $2.6 bln in divestitures this year -executive

09 Aug 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 9 Brazil's development bank BNDES plans to sell up to 10 billion reais ($2.6 billion) in stakes its investment holding company owns in local companies, a senior executive said on Thursday.

World News

Turkey questions employees of Saudi consulate on Khashoggi

Turkish prosecutors investigating Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance questioned Turkish employees of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Friday, widening the hunt for clues in a case straining Riyadh's alliance with Western powers.