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Brazilian president may leave hospital on Wednesday: spokesman

Feb 12 2019

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro could be discharged from the hospital on Wednesday but it will depend on a medical evaluation of his recovery from surgery last month, his spokesman said.

Brazil's Bolsonaro signals weaker pension reform, concern over Boeing deal

Jan 04 2019

BRASILIA Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday called for minimum retirement ages significantly lower than those proposed by his predecessor, sparking concerns among investors that he will back watered-down pension reform legislation.

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he is open to hosting a U.S. military base

Jan 03 2019

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that he would be open to the possibility of the United States operating a military base on his country's soil, a move that would form a sharp shift in direction for Brazilian foreign policy.

WRAPUP-Brazil wants to move embassy to Jerusalem, push reform at WTO

Jan 03 2019

BRASILIA, Jan 3 The national security adviser to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that the leader wants to move Brazil's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, but that logistical considerations were standing in the way.

Brazil chief justice suspends Lula ruling until next year

Dec 19 2018

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA The chief justice of Brazil's Supreme Court late on Wednesday knocked down a colleague's ruling that would have freed from jail former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, but said the full court will take up the contentious case in April.

Brazil court ruling casts doubt over Petrobras asset sales

Dec 19 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA A Brazilian Supreme Court justice on Wednesday suspended a presidential decree establishing rules for Petroleo Brasileiro SA to sell upstream assets, casting a pall over the state-controlled oil company's ambitious divestiture program.

Brazil's Andrade Gutierrez to pay $381 million fine to settle graft charges

Dec 18 2018

BRASILIA Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia, a construction company, has signed a 1.49 billion reais ($381.49 million) deal to settle corruption allegations against it, federal authorities said on Tuesday, as part of the so-called "Car Wash" graft investigation.

Even Brazilian military must compromise on pensions: incoming minister

Dec 18 2018

BRASILIA Every Brazilian, including current and former members of the armed forces, will have to compromise under the next administration's pension reform plan, a former general set to become government minister said in an interview.

Brazil's Temer says leaving budget deficit under 130 billion reais

Dec 06 2018

BRASILIA Brazilian President Michel Temer said on Thursday his government will leave a primary budget deficit of less than 130 billion reais ($33.3 billion) when he hands over the reins to President-elect Jair Bolsonaro on Jan. 1.

Egypt shelves Brazil visit as Bolsonaro's Israel decision sours ties

Nov 05 2018

BRASILIA Egypt has postponed a visit by Brazil's top diplomat, Brazil's foreign ministry said on Monday, in a move that two diplomatic sources said was due to the President-elect's vow to relocate the South American country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

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