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Mar 24 2017

Brazil meat probe will show further evidence of graft - sources

SAO PAULO A police inquiry into corruption and unsanitary conditions in Brazil's powerful meatpacking industry contains more than 8,000 pages of evidence suggesting systematic fraud, not just isolated abuses, said three sources with direct knowledge of the probe.

Mar 24 2017

Brazil meat probe will show further evidence of graft: sources

SAO PAULO A police inquiry into corruption and unsanitary conditions in Brazil's powerful meatpacking industry contains more than 8,000 pages of evidence suggesting systematic fraud, not just isolated abuses, said three sources with direct knowledge of the probe.

Mar 24 2017

Brazil meat probe will show further evidence of graft - sources

SAO PAULO, March 24 A police inquiry into corruption and unsanitary conditions in Brazil's powerful meatpacking industry contains more than 8,000 pages of evidence suggesting systematic fraud, not just isolated abuses, said three sources with direct knowledge of the probe.

Mar 22 2017

Brazil's government says meat industry may lose 10 percent market share

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO A police investigation into alleged unsanitary and corrupt practices has badly damaged the reputation of Brazil's meatpacking industry and could wipe more than 10 percent off its global market share, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Wednesday.

Mar 21 2017

China, EU cut imports of Brazil meat amid scandal

SAO PAULO/BEIJING China and the European Union curtailed meat imports from Brazil on Monday after police, in an anti-corruption probe criticized by the government as alarmist, accused inspectors in the world's biggest exporter of beef and poultry of taking bribes to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats. | Video

Mar 20 2017

Brazilian meatpackers slump as China, South Korea suspend imports

SAO PAULO/BEIJING, March 20 Fallout over a Brazilian meat corruption scandal spread on Monday, with China and South Korea suspending some imports, the European Union mulling action and shares of meatpacking companies BRF SA and JBS SA dropping.

Mar 20 2017

Crooked business as usual in Angola, activists say, after Brazil firm admits bribes

NAIROBI/SAO PAULO Angola's authorities have ignored the admission by a Brazilian firm that it paid $50 million in bribes to secure contracts in the country, activists say, despite demands from watchdogs that it join international investigations into the corruption.

Mar 15 2017

Exclusive: Brazil prosecutor sees 350 new graft probes after Odebrecht testimony

CURITIBA, Brazil A top Brazilian prosecutor said more than 350 new investigations will spring from a trove of testimony by executives of construction firm Odebrecht, revealing how corruption cut across the political spectrum from the smallest cities to the highest levels of government.

Mar 07 2017

WHO expands vaccination advice as yellow fever covers southeast Brazil state

SAO PAULO The entire Brazilian state of Espirito Santo is now considered at risk for yellow fever transmission, the World Health Organization says, raising concerns the deadly virus could spread to the nation's biggest cities.

Feb 10 2017

Brazil's former richest man to stand trial on corruption charges

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's one-time richest man Eike Batista will stand trial on corruption charges along with an ex-Rio de Janeiro governor who allegedly took millions in bribes from the former billionaire.

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