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03:36, 27 March 2017 Monday
10:07, 22 March 2017 Wednesday

Hong Kong import ban deals Brazil meat industry big blow

Brazil's neighbor Argentina announced it was ready for "an even greater increase in the usual (quality) controls."

20:40, 10 March 2017 Friday

Brazilians flock to withdraw stimulus plan cash

Banks opened two hours early for the occasion, and within three hours 700,000 people had made withdrawals, reported G1 news site.

09:19, 23 February 2017 Thursday

Brazil's Foreign Minister Jose Serra resigns

Jose Serra was a highly experienced official and former presidential candidate.

10:10, 21 February 2017 Tuesday

Brazil's poorest region suffers worst drought in a century

Rivers and reservoirs that used to serve rural populations are not coping. The authorities estimate that reserves are at six percent capacity, with some completely emptied.

12:17, 11 February 2017 Saturday

Panama Papers' lawyers held in Brazil graft probe

Fonseca used to be a high-ranking advisor to Varela but was dismissed when the Panama Papers scandal broke in April last year.

22:48, 10 February 2017 Friday

Brazil police protest spreads to Rio

Police, who are classified as military, are barred by the constitution from going on strike or demonstrating.

20:34, 09 February 2017 Thursday

Police strike sends Brazil state into anarchy

Officials have said they are working on paying officers late salaries and that no strike is planned.

09:55, 07 February 2017 Tuesday

The presidents of Brazil and Argentina to talk trade

Brazilian President Michel Temer and his Argentine counterpart Mauricio Macri both head business friendly administrations that came in over the last two years, ending long periods of leftist rule.

15:11, 28 January 2017 Saturday

Brazilian army moves to stem prison violence

Deadly prison riots between criminal groups have unleashed an unprecedented wave of unrest in Brazil's overcrowded and dilapidated prisons.  

10:15, 25 January 2017 Wednesday

52 inmates on run after Brazil jailbreak

The revolt broke out in protest after a prison guard confiscated a mobile phone from an inmate

05:08, 20 January 2017 Friday

Troops deployed as Brazil riots spread

Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to try to separate two groups of inmates as they fought a pitched battled in the courtyard of the Alcacuz prison, AFP reporters overlooking the facility saw.

06:07, 18 January 2017 Wednesday

Brazil scrambles to secure jails after deadly riots

Inmates climbed on the roof and set up barriers of furniture in a northeastern jail inhabited by warring rival drug gangs.

08:24, 16 January 2017 Monday

26 inmates killed new prison riots in Brazil

At least 120 deaths since Jan. 1 in prison violence

09:24, 12 January 2017 Thursday

A year on mothers of Brazil's zika babies struggle

Brenda Pereira, 23, weeps in dismay as she leaves the doctor's room with her four-month-old daughter Maria Fernanda in her arms.

03:04, 07 January 2017 Saturday

At least 33 inmates killed in new Brazil prison unrest

The government of Roraima state said the situation at the Agricola de Monte Cristo Penitentiary was now "under control."

18:23, 02 January 2017 Monday

More than 50 killed in Brazil prison riot

More than 50 people were killed in a prison riot in Brazil's Amazon region when fighting broke out between rival gangs, media reports said Monday, citing local officials.

20:31, 29 December 2016 Thursday

Greek ambassador missing in Brazil police

According to "preliminary information," Amiridis was last seen on the night of December 26, it said.

09:53, 22 December 2016 Thursday

4 inmates dead 8 injured in Brazil prison riot

Prisoners set fire to mattresses to protest loss of family visits

15:28, 14 December 2016 Wednesday

Brazil Senate backs 20yr spending freeze punishing poor

Hundreds of people have clashed with police who fired tear gas to break up the crowd following the upper house vote, which saw the measures quickly pushed through by 53 votes to 16. 

17:10, 04 December 2016 Sunday

Brazilians take to streets against corruption

Demonstrators were furious at a vote earlier this week by the lower house of Congress -- where many deputies are themselves suspects in criminal probes -- to weaken a long-planned anti-corruption bill and to undermine the authority of prosecutors.

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