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Leaked chats appear to show judge advised prosecutors in Lula case

Jun 15 2019

BRASILIA Leaked personal messages published on Saturday by a news website show the judge who led the corruption trial that jailed former Brazil president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva advised prosecutors to influence public opinion against the leftist leader.

Brazil Justice Minister says he will not resign over leaked messages

Jun 14 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's Justice Minister Sergio Moro said he would not resign over a scandal about leaked personal messages that raised doubts about his impartiality as the anti-corruption judge who jailed the country's former leftist president.

Satellite data shows Amazon deforestation rising under Brazil's Bolsonaro

Jun 04 2019

BRASILIA Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil sped up in May to the fastest rate in a decade, according to data from an early-warning satellite system, as experts pointed to activity by illegal loggers encouraged by the easing of environmental protections under President Jair Bolsonaro.

Brazil snubs Venezuelan opposition envoy as doubts rise on Guaido

May 31 2019

BRASILIA Brazil withdrew an invitation to the envoy for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to present her diplomatic credentials, she said on Friday, and the government in Brasilia said it would decide later whether to accept them.

Brazil plan to revamp Amazon Fund irks Norway, Germany: sources

May 31 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's right-wing government has run into resistance from key donors Norway and Germany over its plans to change management of the billion-dollar Amazon Fund aimed at reducing deforestation, people familiar with the matter say.

Brazil's Bolsonaro averts crisis as Senate backs his move to cut ministries

May 28 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's Senate on Tuesday voted to approve right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's decree to revamp the executive branch, averting a potential crisis that had sown doubt about his ability to obtain the congressional backing he needs to push through legislation.

Brazil Senate vote puts Bolsonaro at odds with his party

May 28 2019

BRASILIA, May 28 Brazil's Senate was due to vote on Tuesday on a presidential decree that has put President Jair Bolsonaro at odds with his own party and added to the confusion that has been the hallmark of the leader's five months in office.

Brazil's president wins, justice minister loses in Congress

May 28 2019

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro surmounted a crucial hurdle for his young government on Wednesday by winning approval from disgruntled lower house lawmakers for his move to reorganize the country's executive branch.

Brazil lower house votes to allow foreign airlines in domestic market

May 21 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's lower house of Congress voted on Tuesday to allow foreign-controlled airlines to operate domestic flights in Latin America's largest economy, opening the door to more competition in an increasingly concentrated market.

Brazil pension committee chief says government still well short of pension reform votes

May 20 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday emphasized the importance of pension reform to Brazil's economic progress, but a powerful lawmaker said the president's failure to engage with Congress means the bill is still well short of the votes needed for it to pass.

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