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Ricardo Brito

Bolsonaro now favors privatization of Brazil's Petrobras

Oct 14 2021

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, frustrated that he has been blamed for gasoline price increases, is now inclined to privatize oil company Petrobras, he said on Thursday, adding he would discuss the idea with economic advisors.

Brazil's electoral court to probe Bolsonaro rallies

Sep 15 2021

BRASILIA Brazil's federal electoral court (TSE) is set to probe the funding of last week's rallies in support of President Jair Bolsonaro, as well as alleged election campaigning outside the allotted legal time frame.

Brazil electoral court to probe Bolsonaro rallies, source says

Sep 15 2021

BRASILIA, Sept 15 Brazil's federal electoral court (TSE) is set to probe the funding of last week's rallies in support of President Jair Bolsonaro, as well as alleged election campaigning outside the allotted legal time frame, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Bolsonaro steps back from Supreme Court battle, boosting Brazil markets

Sep 09 2021

BRASILIA (Reuters) -Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday said he never intended to attack any branch of the government, as he sought to defuse a dispute with the Supreme Court in a move that boosted markets.

Brazil Supreme Court weighs landmark case on indigenous land rights

Sep 02 2021

BRASILIA Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments for and against a cut-off date for land claims that indigenous people say are vital for their survival, while the government advocated for legal certainty for farmers in the agricultural powerhouse. | Video

UPDATE 1-Brazil's top court softens on fiscal woes as govt eyes 40 bln reais 2022 bill

Aug 26 2021

BRASILIA, Aug 26 The chief justice of Brazil's Supreme Court said on Thursday he supported allowing the government to stagger its payments of court-ordered debts in order to avoid breaking a constitutional spending cap in an election year.

Bolsonaro backers push for change to Brazil's voting system

Aug 02 2021

BRASILIA Government supporters rallied in several Brazilian cities on Sunday to call for changes in the country's electronic voting system, which far-right President Jair Bolsonaro says is not trustworthy. | Video

Brazil's Bolsonaro says oil company Petrobras will pay for free LPG

Jul 31 2021

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday evening that state-controlled company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, known as Petrobras, has 3 billion reais ($575.5 million) to fund free LPG bottles to low-income people that cannot afford them.

Brazil's Bolsonaro, stabbed in 2018, may need emergency surgery

Jul 15 2021

BRASILIA (Reuters) -Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was transferred to a Sao Paulo hospital on Wednesday to undergo tests for an obstructed intestine, with the president's office saying he could receive emergency surgery in his latest health complication from a 2018 stabbing. | Video

Brazil lifts growth forecast, hopes to raise $20 billion with tax reforms

Jul 14 2021

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, July 14 Brazil is hoping to raise 100 billion reais ($19.64 billion) with a much-awaited income tax reform proposal, Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Wednesday, as the government sharply raised its economic growth forecast for 2021.

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