RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian police on Monday arrested Antonio Palocci, a former finance minister and presidential chief of staff in recent leftist Workers Party governments, in the latest phase of a sweeping anti-corruption probe, prosecutors said in a statement.
RIO DE JANEIRO A candidate for town council in upcoming municipal elections was shot to death in a Rio de Janeiro suburb on Sunday, the latest in a wave of killings of local politicians in the city's outskirts in recent months.
SAO PAULO Brazil's Supreme Court on Friday approved a preliminary investigation into plea bargain deal allegations from former Transpetro head Sergio Machado that President Michel Temer had solicited campaign donations in 2012 that had illicit origin.
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CHICAGO Although Brazilian soybean plantings are poised for the smallest year-on-year increase in a decade, supply concerns are not warranted - yet.
RIO DE JANEIRO A Brazilian judge on Thursday lifted an injunction blocking Rio de Janeiro from granting an operating license for ThyssenKrupp AG's Cia Siderurgica do Atlantico steel mill, saying there were no irregularities in the 11-year permit process.
SAO PAULO Brazilian police arrested former Finance Minister Guido Mantega on Thursday as a sweeping corruption investigation struck further at the heart of the Workers Party (PT) that ran the country for 13 years.
BRASILIA Brazil's inflation rate eased more than expected in mid-September as food prices fell, underscoring bets on an imminent interest rate cut by the central bank.
BRASILIA The Brazilian government will use the proceeds from an amnesty program legalizing Brazilians' undeclared foreign assets to avoid a spending freeze this year, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.
SAO PAULO Brazilian commodities tycoon Eike Batista is not a target of the current phase of a sweeping corruption probe, but his voluntary testimony was key to the arrest of former Finance Minister Guido Mantega, investigators said at a news conference on Thursday.
BEIRUT Dozens of air strikes hit rebel-held areas of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo overnight, a monitor and defense worker said, continuing a fierce air campaign by Syrian government and allied forces since a ceasefire broke down almost a week ago.