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01:41, 23 July 2017 Sunday
12:32, 01 July 2017 Saturday

Brazilian port where slaves arrived close to UNESCO status

"It's a unique memorial, containing the last remaining vestiges of the slaves' arrival," said anthropologist Milton Guran.

11:02, 27 June 2017 Tuesday

Brazil's president charged with corruption

The bribery charge filed by Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot swept Temer into the forefront of a giant graft scandal that has engulfed Latin America's biggest country over the last three years.

14:44, 11 June 2017 Sunday

Brazilian Supreme Court lashes out at Temer 'snooping'

The report in Veja magazine on Friday quoted an unnamed aide to Temer saying that the Brazilian Intelligence Agency, known as Abin, had been tasked with finding compromising material on Supreme Court Justice Edson Fachin.

17:30, 03 June 2017 Saturday

Adviser to Brazil president arrested in corruption probe

Police filmed the aide, Rodrigo Rocha Loures, in March running from a Sao Paulo pizza restaurant parking lot to a taxi with a black suitcase containing 500,000 reais, about $152,500.

12:35, 25 May 2017 Thursday

Ten die in police operation at Brazil farm

Police said they were serving warrants linked to unrelated criminal investigations when they came under gunfire at the Santa Lucia farming estate, some 860 kilometers (530 miles) from Belem, capital of Para state.

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

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