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Brazil graft probe sparks hopes of change, fears of chaos

Apr 12 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO For some in Brazil, the decision by a Supreme Court judge to place many top politicians under investigation for suspected corruption, including leading contenders in next year's presidential race, clears the way for a new era in politics.

Brazil graft probe sparks hopes of change, fears of chaos

Apr 12 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO For some in Brazil, the decision by a Supreme Court judge to place many top politicians under investigation for suspected corruption, including leading contenders in next year's presidential race, clears the way for a new era in politics.

Outraged Brazilian farmers in no mood for Carnival samba

Feb 15 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO The peace and love that generally abound during Rio de Janeiro's Carnival festivities is threatened this year by a spat pitting a well-known parade troupe against Brazil's powerful farmers because of development in the Amazon rainforest.

Brazil says Greek ambassador murdered by wife's policeman lover

Dec 31 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO A Rio de Janeiro policeman confessed to murdering Greece's ambassador to Brazil in what investigators on Friday called a "cowardly act" carried out at the direction of the diplomat's Brazilian wife with whom the officer was romantically involved. | Video

Brazil's president, beset on all sides, struggling to be savior

Dec 06 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO When Michel Temer took over Brazil's presidency in May, many hoped he could overcome the political gridlock, corruption scandals and economic obstacles that have hobbled Latin America's biggest country.

Brazil's president, beset on all sides, struggling to be saviour

Dec 06 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO When Michel Temer took over Brazil's presidency in May, many hoped he could overcome the political gridlock, corruption scandals and economic obstacles that have hobbled Latin America's biggest country.

Brazil's president, beset on all sides, struggling as savior

Dec 06 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 6 When Michel Temer took over Brazil's presidency in May, many hoped he could overcome the political gridlock, corruption scandals and economic obstacles that have hobbled Latin America's biggest country.

Demonstrators march in Brazil to support corruption crackdown

Dec 04 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Demonstrators protested across Brazil on Sunday to denounce corruption and a congressional vote perceived as an effort to intimidate judges and prosecutors leading graft probes.

Bodies found, chopper crash probed after clashes in tense Rio slum

Nov 20 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Tensions in Rio de Janeiro mounted on Sunday as residents of a well-known slum recovered at least seven bodies of suspects they believe were killed by police in clashes that culminated late Saturday with the crash of a police helicopter.

Police helicopter crashes, kills 4, after Rio shootout

Nov 19 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO A police helicopter in Rio de Janeiro crashed Saturday evening, killing four officers after a day of intense firefights between law enforcement and suspected criminals in the slum known as City of God.

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