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18:27, 22 May 2017 Monday
13:57, 22 May 2017 Monday

Brazil's Temer wins a breather in corruption crisis

Street protests called by leftist groups around the country also appeared to have had only a modest impact, further easing the sense of intense crisis for the center-right president.

14:23, 21 May 2017 Sunday

French officials probing Brazil submarine deal report

A source close to the matter confirmed that the investigation was under way, without giving further details.

10:42, 20 May 2017 Saturday

Brazil crisis heads into weekend of protests negotiations

Temer needs to maintain sufficient backing in Congress to ward off calls for his impeachment barely a year after he took over in the wake of his predecessor Dilma Rousseff's own impeachment.

10:20, 18 May 2017 Thursday

Brazil's Temer recorded agreeing corruption case hush money

Temer's office issued a statement saying: "President Michel Temer never solicited payments to obtain the silence of former deputy Eduardo Cunha."

13:34, 10 May 2017 Wednesday

Brazil's Lula faces corruption court

Lula, 71, is accused of receiving a seaside apartment as a bribe in a much wider corruption scheme investigated by the so-called "Car Wash" probe upending Brazilian politics.

13:46, 06 May 2017 Saturday

Former Petrobras exec accuses Lula of running bribery network

Lula's upcoming court appearance centers around a luxury apartment that he allegedly received from construction company OAS in exchange for illegal favors.

09:20, 05 May 2017 Friday

UN 'concern' over Brazil tribe wounded in land dispute

From 2015, indigenous groups have been occupying land they claim, sparking confrontations with ranchers and farmers.

02:04, 05 May 2017 Friday

UN 'concern' over Brazil tribe wounded in land dispute

Brazilian authorities need to show "zero tolerance" in letting aggressors get away with such violence against native peoples, the UN office in the South American country said in a statement.

10:12, 24 April 2017 Monday

Nine killed in Brazil massacre were shot stabbed

No arrests were announced in the slayings which took place Thursday in a hard-to-access settlement in Mato Grosso state. A human rights group said the killings were part of a pattern of brutal pressure from rich landowners to displace small-scale farmers from lucrative territories.

05:05, 21 April 2017 Friday

Eight arrested in Brazilian bus burnings

Brazilian media reported that as many as 20 buses had been set on fire in the last 24 hours.

13:58, 20 April 2017 Thursday

Corruption row threatens Brazil's economic reforms

Temer is staking his legacy on passage of the reforms, which center on changing the costly pension system to increase the retirement age to 65 for men and 62 for women from today's 60 for men and 55 for women.

08:49, 20 April 2017 Thursday

Corruption row threatens Brazil's economic reforms

Public outrage is mounting over allegations, forcing Temer into almost daily denials that he was involved in corruption

08:55, 19 April 2017 Wednesday

Fed up with corruption Brazilian voters eye outsiders

Brazilians will be voting next year for two thirds of the Senate and the whole lower house.

09:22, 18 April 2017 Tuesday

US court fines Brazil's Odebrecht 2 6 billion over bribes

US District Judge Raymond Dearie in Brooklyn ordered Odebrecht to pay a total of $2.6 billion, with $93 million going to the United States, $116 million to Switzerland and the remainder to authorities in Brazil. 

06:03, 13 April 2017 Thursday

Brazil's mega corruption scandal what we know

Here's what we know so far:

07:42, 06 April 2017 Thursday

Brazil doesn't do wars but says yes to arms sales

The Brazilian Foreign Ministry sent a letter to its embassies late last year instructing their diplomats them to promote events and seminars with an eye on increasing the exports light arms

10:09, 05 April 2017 Wednesday

Brazil lambasts Israel's new settlement approval

Brazil recognized the Palestinian state in 2010 and recalled its ambassador from Israel in 2014 in protest at "disproportionate" force used by the Jewish state in the Gaza Strip.

09:48, 04 April 2017 Tuesday

Brazil court to rule on whether presidential election valid

The court, known as the TSE, could in theory scrap the results of the election, forcing either a snap election or for Congress to pick a new interim leader in Latin America's biggest country.

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.

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