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11:53, 22 February 2018 Thursday
12:43, 18 February 2018 Sunday

Brazil's Temer announces new security ministry to combat violence

Temer came to the city to meet Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao, several ministers and General Walter Souza Braga Netto, who will lead the operation and who was in charge of coordinating security when the city hosted the 2016 Olympic Games.

20:31, 31 January 2018 Wednesday

Lula leads Brazil polls despite graft conviction

An appeals court last week upheld a money laundering and corruption conviction against Lula and imposed a more than 12 year prison sentence. The sentence means that the Workers' Party founder and icon of the Latin American left has few avenues left to being allowed to run in October's election.

16:03, 24 January 2018 Wednesday

Brazil court to issue ruling key to Lula re-election hope

The three-judge panel is to rule on an appeal by the hugely popular leftist icon against a corruption conviction in Brazil's sprawling "Car Wash" graft scandal.

14:11, 02 January 2018 Tuesday

At least nine dead in Brazil prison riot

Authorities said that a group of prisoners invaded a wing of the facility populated by members of a rival gang shortly after midday, sparking the riot that led to the deadly fire, according to the G1 news portal.

15:29, 16 December 2017 Saturday

Brazilian far-right party deny Ronaldinho will be candidate

"There is no agreement between the party and Ronaldinho for him to launch a bid for a Senate seat," the party, Patriota, said.

01:06, 16 December 2017 Saturday

Brazilian football chief Del Nero given 90-day FIFA ban

The 76-year-old, a former member of the FIFA Council, is the latest prominent South American official to be banned by the sport's governing body as part of its investigation into a vast corruption scandal.

09:47, 12 October 2017 Thursday

Turkey helping young Brazilians with cancer

Equipment donation to children's oncology institute is first project of state-run aid agency TIKA in Brazil

15:17, 08 October 2017 Sunday

Brazil's south holds Catalan-inspired independence poll

Organizers of the poll say the desire to be free from the rule of the corruption-riddled government in Brasilia is strong and genuine.

13:53, 09 September 2017 Saturday

Brazil investigates alleged tribal massacre in Amazon

Prosecutors told Amazonia Real that federal police and the Public Prosecutor's office were investigating the killings of an unspecified number of indigenous people reportedly killed in August in the Sao Paulo.

17:48, 01 September 2017 Friday

Brazil 0 2 percent GDP growth confirms end to recession

The increase in GDP surprised analysts polled earlier by financial newspaper Valor who'd been expecting no movement for the second quarter of the year. In the first quarter, Latin America's biggest economy expanded one percent.

14:08, 27 August 2017 Sunday

In Brazil's Rio state 2017 cop death toll hits 100

Officer Fabio Jose Cavalcante was shot dead while on duty in Baixada Fluminense, a poor, high-crime suburb of Rio, which hosted the Summer Olympics last year.

22:15, 25 August 2017 Friday

Brazil's opening of Amazon to mining sets off alarm

But Brazilian President Michel Temer has given the nod to a more literal sense of riches -- mineral extraction -- leaving environmentalists and activists including Gisele Bundchen up in arms.

04:02, 25 August 2017 Friday

At least 23 killed in Brazil ferry accident

New accident follows deadly sinking earlier this week

09:37, 24 August 2017 Thursday

At least 10 dead dozens missing as boat sinks in

Navy sends boat, patrol vessel to assist local authorities in search

09:28, 17 August 2017 Thursday

Brazil's Lula launches unlikely bid to retake presidency

The presidential election won't take place until October 2018 and the many potential candidates are still keeping below the radar. Campaigning is not even officially allowed.

16:52, 12 August 2017 Saturday

Neymar offers to pay 2 5 million fine to Brazil

The 25-year-old wants to leave the fight with Brazilian authorities behind him as he prepares for a new professional life with Paris Saint-Germain after his record $261 million (222 million euro) transfer buyout from FC Barcelona, Neymar's lawyer Marcos Neder told a press conference.

04:02, 09 August 2017 Wednesday

Brazil's Temer demands recusal of graft prosecutor

Temer's demand for Rodrigo Janot to withdraw from the explosive corruption scandal probe was the latest blow in a fierce struggle between the presidency and judiciary.

16:12, 05 August 2017 Saturday

Brazil troops storm Rio slums to catch gang leaders

Five favelas were targeted by police and 3,600 of the approximately 8,500 troops recently deployed to Rio in a swoop starting at 4:00 am (0700 GMT), the Rio state security service said in a statement.

09:18, 03 August 2017 Thursday

Brazilian president avoids bribery trial

Michel Temer says his government would continue to work to restore economic growth

11:51, 28 July 2017 Friday

Santander banks a jump in profits thanks to Brazil

Net profit rose 37 percent from the April-June period last year to 1.75 billion euros, in line with forecasts of analysts surveyed by the Factset financial data provider.

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