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Pedro Fonseca

Brazil evacuates towns near Vale, ArcelorMittal dams on fears of collapse

Feb 08 2019

BELO HORIZONTE/RIO DE JANEIRO Some 700 people were evacuated early on Friday from Brazilian towns near two separate tailings dams operated by Vale SA and ArcelorMittal on mounting fears of a recurrence of last month's deadly dam burst nearby.

CORRECTED-Brazil prosecutors execute search warrants in JBS parent bribery case

Dec 19 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 19 Brazil's chief federal prosecutor said on Wednesday it had search warrants for eight people involved in the case of a former minister who is alleged to have received bribes from the parent company of meatpacker JBS SA.

World's biggest oil traders paid bribes in Brazil scandal -prosecutors

Dec 05 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO Leading global oil traders Vitol [VITOLV.UL], Trafigura [TRAFGF.UL] and Glencore paid more than $30 million in bribes to employees at state-owned Brazilian company Petrobras in a scheme that may still be going on, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

JBS' Batista arrested with ex-Brazil agriculture ministers in probe

Nov 09 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO/SÃO PAULO Police arrested a controlling shareholder of meatpacker JBS SA and two former Brazilian agriculture ministers on Friday in connection with an investigation into illegal campaign contributions.

Far-right Brazil candidate snubs 'peace and love,' readies for bitter runoff

Oct 08 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he would stick to his hardline agenda on guns, crime and graft in the second round of the election on Oct. 28, alarming senior statesmen and human rights advocates alike. | Video

Brazil police raid offices of highway operating firms

Sep 26 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO Brazilian federal police said they had raided the offices of six highway operators on Wednesday, taking multiple executives into custody, the latest development in a wide-ranging corruption crackdown in South America's largest country.

Brazil police raid offices of two highway operating firms

Sep 26 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO, Sept 26 Brazilian federal police raided the offices of two of the nation's largest highway operators on Wednesday, taking multiple executives into custody, the latest development in a wide-ranging corruption crackdown in South America's largest country.

Brazil prosecutors file charges against GE executive

Aug 08 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian prosecutors have formally charged General Electric Co's chief executive for Latin America for alleged involvement in a healthcare cartel, officials said on Wednesday, though a judge ruled that he should be released from jail for now.

Shell, Petrobras units probed for Brazil price-fixing

Jul 31 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's three largest fuel distribution companies are under investigation for fixing prices at the pump, police said on Tuesday, reigniting debate over potential collusion among gas station owners in Latin America's largest oil producer.

Brazil's Supreme Court removes labor minister day after executives arrested

Jul 05 2018

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's Supreme Court has removed the nation's labor minister from his post at the request of prosecutors, lawyers for the official said on Thursday, just a day after authorities arrested multiple high-ranking executives in a separate graft sting.

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