Rodrigo Viga

Brazil eyes July for full local production of AstraZeneca vaccine

Mar 15 2021

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil could begin full production of AstraZeneca Plc's COVID-19 vaccine by July if regulators allow, an official at biomedical center Fiocruz said, moving up by 100 days the timeline to produce shots without imported ingredients.

Brazil breeders retain female cows, herd grows for first time in 3 years - IBGE

Oct 15 2020

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 15 The size of the cattle herd in Brazil, the world's largest beef exporter, grew for the first time in three years in 2019, according to data released on Thursday by the government's bureau of statistics IBGE.

Crowds of shoppers head to Brazil malls reopening in big cities at heart of pandemic

Jun 11 2020

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian shoppers lined up for hours and crowded into malls as they reopened on Thursday in the country's two largest cities, epicenter of a still surging coronavirus epidemic in the South American nation.

LATAM's bankruptcy filing to delay its Brazil bailout to at least July: sources

May 28 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO LATAM Airlines Group's U.S. bankruptcy filing this week will delay its potential bailout in Brazil to at least July and also push back aid to its rivals at least through the end of June, two sources said on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Brazil development bank BNDES sees profit of up to $2.1 bln in 2022

Dec 18 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 18 Brazil's state development bank BNDES forecasts profits of 6.6 billion reais to 8.6 billion reais ($1.57 billion-$2.05 billion) in 2022, with an overall credit portfolio of 421 billion reais to 490 billion reais, according to a presentation on Wednesday.

Fire at Rio de Janeiro hospital kills at least 10

Sep 13 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO At least 10 people died when a fire ripped through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday evening, firefighters said. | Video

UPDATE 1-Brazil development bank BNDES to boost government coffers as profit soars

Aug 28 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 28 Brazil's BNDES national development bank will return 126 billion reais ($30 billion) to the Treasury this year and look at other ways of replenishing government coffers, BNDES president Gustavo Montezano said on Wednesday, after the state bank announced a sharp rise in net profit.

Two ex-cops charged with killing activist Brazilian politician

Mar 12 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA Two former police officers were arrested on Tuesday on charges they killed a local councilwoman and her driver, Rio de Janeiro prosecutors said, claiming a breakthrough in a crime that sent shock waves through Brazil, a country numbed by rising violence.

Rio Olympics ticket scalping ring was eyeing future Games: sources

Sep 07 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO A ticket touting ring uncovered at the Rio Games had operated for around 8 years and was preparing for other Olympic events such as the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games, two Rio de Janeiro police sources said on Wednesday.

Lochte signs new endorsement deal, legal woes persist in Brazil

Aug 25 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte landed a new endorsement deal on Thursday days after losing all his major sponsors even as the fallout from the Rio Olympics continued as Brazilian police recommended he be charged with falsely reporting a crime.

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