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Brazil's Bolsonaro offers his son the post of ambassador in Washington

Jul 11 2019

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he had invited his son Eduardo to become ambassador to the United States, underscoring his family's influential role in the country's diplomacy and domestic politics.

Brazil pension overhaul bill wins by resounding margin in lower house

Jul 10 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's lower house of Congress approved a landmark overhaul of the country's pension system on Wednesday by a far wider margin than predicted, delivering a resounding victory to the government in its quest to revive public finances.

UPDATE 2-Brazil pension reform bill would save 913 bln reais, seen as government 'victory'

Jun 13 2019

BRASILIA, June 13 An overhaul of Brazil's social security system will generate savings of 913.4 billion reais ($237 billion) over the next decade with changes to a draft bill proposed in a long-awaited congressional report presented on Thursday.

Brazil wants China to invest in its infrastructure: vice president

Jun 13 2019

BRASILIA Brazil wants Chinese investment in infrastructure projects as long as investors create local jobs and play by Brazilian rules, Vice President Hamilton Mourao told Reuters in an interview.

Brazil government insists on private accounts in pension reform -official

Jun 13 2019

BRASILIA, June 13 Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro's chief of staff said on Thursday that he is working with congressional leaders and House Speaker Rodrigo Maia to keep private savings accounts as part of the text of the government's pension reform bill.

Brazil indigenous affairs official fired amid push to develop reservation land

Jun 11 2019

BRASILIA The head of Brazil's indigenous affairs agency said on Tuesday he was fired due to pressure from the agriculture ministry which under President Jair Bolsonaro is seeking to open reservation lands to commercial agriculture and mining.

Brazil will not bar Huawei from 5G network: vice president

Jun 07 2019

BRASILIA Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao on Friday told journalists that the government will not exclude Chinese telecom company Huawei Technologies Co from operating a fifth-generation (5G) mobile telecoms network in Latin America's largest economy.

Brazil's Bolsonaro defends soccer star Neymar against rape accusation

Jun 05 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday came out in support of Neymar, the national soccer star who has been accused of raping a woman last month in Paris, an allegation he denies.

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.

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Iran denies its missile program is up for negotiation

Iran denied on Tuesday that it was willing to negotiate over its ballistic missile program, contradicting the chief U.S. diplomat and appearing to undercut President Donald Trump's statement that Washington had made progress on its disputes with Tehran.