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Rio governor says 'only a matter of time' before he becomes Brazil president

Jul 16 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO The far-right governor of Rio de Janeiro state, who has likened drug dealers to terrorists and Nazis while advocating snipers in helicopters to shoot them dead, said on Tuesday "it is only a matter of time" before he becomes president of Brazil.

Brazil soccer star Neymar denies alleged rape in Paris

Jun 02 2019

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil soccer star Neymar has denied an accusation of rape, outlined in a police report seen by Reuters, in which an unnamed woman alleges that the sports star drunkenly assaulted her at an up-market hotel in the French capital.

Mexico asks Brazil's Moro for help with its Odebrecht graft probe: source

May 07 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO The Mexican attorney general's office has asked Brazil Justice Minister Sergio Moro to give its investigators access to evidence of alleged corruption by construction firm Odebrecht SA in Mexico, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.

Brazil's Bolsonaro faces backlash as sponsors ditch NY gala dinner

May 02 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Delta Air Lines, The Financial Times and Bain & Co have pulled out of an event in New York honoring Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, the firms said on Thursday, as the South American leader faces blowback for racist and homophobic comments.

Brazil's Bolsonaro faces backlash as sponsors ditch NY gala dinner

May 02 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 2 Delta Air Lines, The Financial Times and Bain & Co have pulled out of an event in New York honoring Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, the firms said on Thursday, as the South American leader faces blowback for racist and homophobic comments.

Brazil's Bolsonaro shocked by high number of penis amputations

Apr 25 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday expressed horror over the 1,000 penis amputations that occur each year in the country including those due to a lack of basic hygiene, a figure he called "ridiculous and sad."

Brazil murders maintain downward path in first three months under Bolsonaro - data

Apr 18 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO The number of homicides in Brazil, which hit a world record in 2017, has continued to fall in the first three months of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's term, according to preliminary state crime data compiled by Reuters.

Bolsonaro targets deadly gangs run from Brazil's prisons

Apr 10 2019

PORTO ALEGRE Before Brazilian prosecutors could conduct an inspection last year of the prison considered the country's worst, its warden had to clear their visit with the jail's de facto authorities: in-house prison gangs. | Video

Brazil crime crackdown excites defense firms at arms expo as economy doubts linger

Apr 03 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Global defense and security firms gathered at Latin America's biggest security expo in Rio de Janeiro this week hope Brazil's crackdown on crime will bolster sales to the new right-wing government even as they fret about the weak economy and tough political climate.

Brazil crime crackdown excites defense firms at arms expo as economy doubts linger

Apr 03 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 3 Global defense and security firms gathered at Latin America's biggest security expo in Rio de Janeiro this week hope Brazil's crackdown on crime will bolster sales to the new right-wing government even as they fret about the weak economy and tough political climate.

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