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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.

Brazil approves Boeing-Embraer tie-up with new commitment to keep local jobs

Jan 10 2019

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA The Brazilian government on Thursday said it would allow a proposed tie-up between planemakers Embraer SA and Boeing Co to go forward, capping weeks of uncertainty in which President Jair Bolsonaro expressed hesitation.

Brazil police request charges for faith healer 'John of God'

Dec 20 2018

BRASILIA Brazilian police on Thursday requested that a popular faith healer face criminal charges related to accusations by hundreds of women that he sexually assaulted or raped them.

Brazil approves tax breaks for Ford, Fiat, other automakers

Nov 08 2018

BRASILIA Brazil's President Michel Temer on Thursday signed into law hundreds of millions of dollars in incentives for automakers such as General Motors Co and Volkswagen to produce locally and continue developing engines that run on both gasoline and ethanol.

UPDATE 1-Brazil approves tax breaks for Ford, Fiat, other automakers

Nov 08 2018

BRASILIA, Nov 8 Brazil's President Michel Temer on Thursday signed into law hundreds of millions of dollars in incentives for automakers such as General Motors Co and Volkswagen to produce locally and continue developing engines that run on both gasoline and ethanol.

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he intends to use armed forces to fight violence

Oct 21 2018

SAO PAULO Brazil's leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said on Sunday that, if he is elected, he intends to use the armed forces for routine street patrols, describing the country as "at war."

Bolsonaro transforms tiny Brazil party into congressional powerhouse

Oct 08 2018

BRASILIA Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro turned his party from a footnote in a crowded Congress into a national behemoth on Sunday, underscoring a seismic shift in Latin America's biggest nation as voters raged against the political establishment.

Brazil court strips Gilead of hepatitis C drug patent

Sep 24 2018

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO A Brazilian court has stripped the patent protection of a Gilead Sciences Inc big-selling hepatitis C treatment in Brazil at the behest of a presidential candidate who pushed for the move, paving the way for cheaper generics.

Brazil court strips Gilead hepatitis drug patent, politician says

Sep 24 2018

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO A Brazilian court has stripped the patent protection of a Gilead Sciences Inc big-selling hepatitis C treatment in Brazil, paving the way for cheaper generics, a presidential candidate who pushed for the move said on Monday.

Brazil court strips Gilead hepatitis drug patent, politician says

Sep 24 2018

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, Sept 24 A Brazilian court has stripped the patent protection of a Gilead Sciences Inc big-selling hepatitis C treatment in Brazil, paving the way for cheaper generics, a presidential candidate who pushed for the move said on Monday.

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