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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.

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.

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