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Brazil Senate clears runway for foreign airlines on domestic routes

May 23 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's Senate on Wednesday passed legislation allowing foreign-controlled airlines to operate domestic flights, opening up Latin America's largest air travel market after years of debate.

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 lawmakers vote to strip financial oversight from justice minister

May 09 2019

BRASILIA Brazilian lawmakers dealt a blow to the country's graft-busting Justice Minister Sergio Moro on Thursday, when a congressional committee voted to transfer a key tool for monitoring financial transactions to the recently formed Economy Ministry.

Brazil lawmakers vote to strip financial oversight from justice minister

May 09 2019

BRASILIA, May 9 Brazilian lawmakers dealt a blow to the country's graft-busting Justice Minister Sergio Moro on Thursday, when a congressional committee voted to transfer a key tool for monitoring financial transactions to the recently-formed Economy Ministry.

Brazil markets cheer as pension reform passes congressional hurdle

Apr 23 2019

BRASILIA Brazilian markets rose on Tuesday after the path was cleared for a congressional committee vote on pension reform, a sign that the government is finally getting political backing for the most important element of its economic reform agenda.

Brazil's lower house reelects pro-reforms Maia as head

Feb 01 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's lower house of Congress reelected on Friday by a vast majority Rodrigo Maia, from the Democratas party, for a new two-year term as president of the chamber.

Brazil weakens law aimed at holding government to account

Jan 24 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's new far-right government on Thursday gave hundreds more public servants the power to keep official records from the public for decades by labeling them "secret" and "ultra-secret."

Brazil decree weakens law aimed at holding government to account

Jan 24 2019

BRASILIA, Jan 24 Brazil's new far-right administration dramatically increased the number of public servants allowed to designate information as "secret" and "ultra-secret" on Thursday, weakening a transparency law enacted in 2011 to hold government to account.

At Bolsonaro son's request, Brazil top court suspends probe of his ex-driver

Jan 17 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's supreme court on Thursday ordered Rio de Janeiro state prosecutors to temporarily suspend a probe into suspicious payments made by the former driver of President Jair Bolsonaro's son, whose lawyers requested the injunction.

Bolsonaro loosens gun laws in murder-ridden Brazil

Jan 15 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday signed a temporary decree making it easier for Brazilians to buy guns, delivering on a campaign promise to overturn strict regulations in a country suffering from a record wave of murders.

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