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Brazilian authorities build temporary wall to quell deadly prison clashes


SAO PAULO Brazilian security officials worked to complete an improvised wall of metal shipping containers on Sunday inside a prison where rival gangs have clashed in the past week, resulting in the brutal killing of 26 inmates.

Tears flow as Chapecoense return to action

CHAPECO, Brazil Thousands of fans gathered under a blazing sun in southern Brazil on Saturday as Chapecoense played their first match since most of their players were killed in an air crash in Colombia in November.

Funeral of major graft probe judge killed in plane crash

SAO PAULO The funeral was being held on Saturday of a Brazilian Supreme Court justice who died in a plane crash after overseeing the investigation of politicians linked to the nation's largest graft scheme.

'Black box' found after plane crash killed Brazil judge

SAO PAULO Brazilian authorities on Friday recovered the black box that was in a small plane that crashed and killed a Supreme Court justice who was overseeing the investigation of a political kickback scheme, the largest ever uncovered in the country.

Death of Brazil judge to delay political corruption probe

BRASILIA The death of a Supreme Court justice handling corruption accusations against dozens of Brazilian politicians will not derail the country's biggest ever graft probe but will delay it, handing valuable breathing space to President Michel Temer.

Brazil Supreme Court judge handling graft probe killed in plane crash

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.

Deep in the jungle, Brazil struggles to battle drug trade

VILA BITTENCOURT, Brazil In an isolated army outpost deep in the Amazon jungle, Felipe Castro leads 70 soldiers on the frontline of Brazil’s fight against its biggest security threat: the drug trade.

Brazil Supreme Court justice killed in plane crash: son

SAO PAULO Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki, who is overseeing a graft investigation into dozens of senior politicians, was killed in a plane crash off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state on Thursday, his son said.

Exclusive: Brazil plans two subsalt auctions in 2017, another in 2018

BRASILIA Brazil plans to hold two subsalt oil auctions in 2017, putting new exploration areas up for bidding in November for what should be the "most competitive" round of the year, Oil Secretary Marcio Felix said in an interview on Thursday.

Brazil changes land demarcation procedure in blow to indigenous groups

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazil has announced changes to the procedure for demarcating indigenous lands in a move campaign groups fear will weaken the land rights of communities facing mounting pressure from illegal logging and big agricultural operations.


Iraqi forces claim recapture of eastern Mosul after 100 days of fighting

BAGHDAD Iraqi officials said on Monday government forces had taken complete control of eastern Mosul, 100 days after the start of their U.S.-backed campaign to dislodge Islamic State militants from the city.