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Brazil's Temer disapproval spikes as economy disappoints


SAO PAULO Disapproval of Brazilian President Michel Temer's government spiked as the economy failed to rebound from its deepest slump in decades, according to a poll published by the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper on Sunday.

Ex-Odebrecht director links Brazil's president to illegal transfers -report

SAO PAULO A former director of Brazilian engineering firm Odebrecht SA told prosecutors that the company made several illegal contributions to politicians from the ruling PMDB party including President Michel Temer, according to a report aired Friday night by Globo TV.

Brazil prosecutors say Lula acted for Saab to win jets order

SAO PAULO Brazilian federal prosecutors on Friday formally accused former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of having interfered in a government tender to buy new fighter jets in favor of Swedish plane maker Saab AB.

Court freezes assets of Rio mayor in Olympic golf course probe

RIO DE JANEIRO A state court froze the assets of Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes on Friday after a request by public prosecutors probing whether he improperly waived an environmental fee for a company that built the golf course, used in the recent Olympics.

Supreme court deal saves Temer's reform, hurts Brazil's credibility

BRASILIA Brazilian President Michel Temer personally intervened behind the scenes to defuse a clash between the Supreme Court and the Senate this week in an effort to ensure the passage of flagship spending cuts that have revived investor confidence.

Brazil's Temer to call Trump as country seeks business openings

BRASILIA Brazilian President Michel Temer plans to call U.S. President-elect Donald Trump next week as Brazil looks for business opportunities that could open up if Trump follows through on campaign promises to rewrite a trade deal with Mexico.

Italian tourist shot dead after entering Rio slum on motorcycle

RIO DE JANEIRO An Italian tourist traveling South America by motorcycle was shot dead on Thursday after mistakenly entering a hillside slum in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazilian squatters offer shelter from anti-gay violence

BOSTON A multi-colored gay pride flag hangs in a corner of a bare room in an abandoned Sao Paulo art deco building that was once the headquarters of Brazil's social security agency.

Brazil Senate chief says spending cap vote will go ahead December 13

BRASILIA The head of Brazil's Senate, Renan Calheiros, said on Thursday that the final vote on the government's key fiscal austerity measure will be held as planned next Tuesday.

Brazil regulator Cade fines foreign banks for currency manipulation

SAO PAULO Brazilian antitrust watchdog Cade said it reached an agreement with five large international banks, fining them a combined 183.5 million reais ($54 million) for forming a cartel in offshore foreign exchange markets.


Turkey vows vengeance after Kurdish militants blamed for attack that killed 38

ISTANBUL Turkey on Sunday vowed vengeance against Kurdish militants it said were likely behind twin bombings that killed 38 people and wounded 155 in what appeared to be a coordinated attack on police outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul. | Video