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Brazil Supreme Court judge handling graft probe killed in plane crash

Jan 20 2017

SAO PAULO Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki, who was overseeing a graft investigation into scores of powerful politicians, was killed in a plane crash on Thursday, raising questions about who will take over the country's biggest ever corruption case.

Death toll from Brazil jail riot at 27, nine injured

Jan 15 2017

SAO PAULO Twenty-seven inmates were killed in a Brazilian prison riot that broke out on Saturday, adding to chaos in a penitentiary system in which some 140 inmates have died in gang warfare since the start of the year.

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