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04:38, 23 May 2018 Wednesday
18:28, 19 May 2018 Saturday

Ex-Lula minister Dirceu starts 31-year jail term in Brazil

Dirceu lost an appeal against his conviction for money laundering, corruption and membership of a criminal group, at a court in Porto Alegre on Thursday.

15:58, 04 May 2018 Friday

Brazil says US gave 'ultimatum' over steel aluminum tariffs

Brazil was one of several countries, along with the European Union, threatened with tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports to the United States and 10 percent on aluminum.

16:56, 04 May 2018 Friday

Brazil's Supreme Court tightens screws on accused politicians

The privilege has been part of the constitution since 1988.

17:35, 29 April 2018 Sunday

Brazil to close half of its 'peace police' units in

The decision, announced late Friday, will see 12 of the 38 so-called pacification police units (UPP) shut down and seven others merged into existing operations.

16:57, 08 April 2018 Sunday

Brazil's Lula spends first day of 12-year prison sentence

The first day of Lula's 12-year sentence marked the downfall of once one of the world's most popular politicians.

02:21, 05 April 2018 Thursday

Brazil's Supreme Court to rule on prison for Lula

Tension soared in Latin America's largest country ahead of the court showdown, with both backers and opponents of Lula warning of a threat to democracy.

19:12, 14 March 2018 Wednesday

Siemens to invest 1 bn euros in Brazil to 'unleash

In a statement, Siemens said it had signed an accord with APEX, Brazil's Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, committing to a string of projects to "unleash a new cycle of sustainable growth" in the country of 207 million people.

13:40, 12 March 2018 Monday

Turkey Brazil energy investments can be 440m by 2026

The oil and gas sector is expected to absorb 71.4 percent of this total, Brazilian ambassador to Turkey says

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

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