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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.

Brazil delays vote on law seen as key for Eletrobras divestiture

Sep 05 2018

BRASILIA, Sept 5 Brazil's Senate will only vote on a law seen as important to making the privatization of a state energy distribution company viable after congressional elections in October, lawmakers said on Wednesday, which will delay the auction.

Brazilian right-wing candidate Bolsonaro picks army general as running mate

Aug 05 2018

BRASILIA Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday tipped as his running mate a controversial retired military general who said last year that a military coup was possible in the country.

Far-right lawmaker Bolsonaro leads Brazil presidential poll

Jun 28 2018

BRASILIA Far-right lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro leads the field for Brazil's October presidential election, ahead of environmentalist Marina Silva, a poll showed on Thursday, though many voters remain undecided in the most uncertain election in decades.

Petrobras slashes diesel prices to ease Brazil trucker protest

May 23 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA Brazil's state-led oil company Petrobras on Wednesday temporarily cut diesel prices by 10 percent in order to help the government and truck drivers resolve a protest crippling highways.

Brazil anti-corruption judge says he will not run for president

May 08 2018

BRASILIA Joaquim Barbosa, a former chief justice on Brazil's Supreme Court with anti-corruption credentials, said on Tuesday he would not run for the presidency in October, despite a growing clamor for his candidacy.

Brazil anti-corruption judge embraced by party, eyeing presidential race

Apr 19 2018

BRASILIA Top members of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) gushed on Thursday over their newest member, potential presidential candidate and former Supreme Court Justice Joaquim Barbosa, whose debut in a national poll stoked hopes for his potential.

World News

U.S. gives Saudis more time on Khashoggi; Mnuchin spurns conference

The top U.S. diplomat advised President Donald Trump on Thursday to give Saudi Arabia more time to investigate journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance even as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin abandoned plans to attend an investor conference in Riyadh, putting the high-profile event in question.