Brazil


Gunmen kill 6 at bar in Sao Paulo

2015-07-01 23:18

Gunmen burst into bar and killed 6 men in a working class district of Brazil's biggest city.

Brazil plans massive reforestation

2015-06-30 18:12

Brazil plans massive reforestation as part of its contribution to the global climate treaty.

Brazil to open Latin America's first elephant sanctuary

2015-06-29 07:51

Brazil will soon open Latin America's first elephant sanctuary, and its three initial residents will be retired circus animals in need of a safe haven, a report says.

Foreign firms bribing Petrobras left out of cartel

2015-06-25 12:45

Brazilian federal police are investigating foreign companies that may have paid bribes to obtain contracts with state-run oil firm Petrobras.

Powerful Brazil CEO arrested in graft probe

2015-06-21 12:40

Brazilian police have arrested Marcelo Odebrecht, the head of Latin America's largest engineering and construction company Odebrecht SA, over a $2.1bn bribery scheme.

Brazil ramps up punishment for cop killers

2015-06-12 07:36

The Brazilian parliament has passed a law toughening penalties for murderers of policemen, a measure widely demanded by the security forces of a country where hundreds of officers are killed every year.

Brazilians get only 35% of 2016 tickets

2015-06-09 20:20

A report says only 35% of tickets initially available for the Rio Olympics have been allocated to Brazilian fans.

Ex-Petrobras official gets a 5-year jail sentence

2015-05-27 18:36

A Brazilian judge has sentenced a former international director at state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA to five years in prison for money laundering.

Experian reports fall in full-year profit

2015-05-12 13:47

Credit data company, Experian, has reported a 4% fall in pre-tax profit, hurt by the weakness of the Brazilian real and other adverse foreign exchange moves.

Lionfish found in Brazil is related to Caribbean invasives

2015-04-24 13:04

A lionfish with relatives in the Caribbean has been speared off the coast of Brazil, marking the furthest point south ever documented for the invasive species and raising new concerns about its range, scientists say.

 

US, Brazil pledge to up renewable energy

2015-06-30 21:02

The United States and Brazil have pledged to increase their share of renewable energy in electricity generation from sources other than hydro-power.

Truck flips in Brazil, 1.3 tons of pot rolls out

2015-06-30 12:20

Bad day for a pair of drug traffickers in Brazil: Their truck loaded with marijuana and a car escorting it plunged off a mountain road near Rio de Janeiro, spilling a load of 1.3 tons of pot.

Brazil face uncertainty after another defeat

2015-06-28 19:01

Brazil's national team face an uncertain future after yet another disappointing defeat and coach Dunga says there's a need to "rethink Brazilian soccer."

Brazilian Flamingo gets leg to stand on

2015-06-24 19:15

A Flamingo in a Brazilian zoo has a new leg to stand on, an artificial one.

US sends seized boa constrictors back to Brazil

2015-06-18 05:45

The US has returned to Brazil seven boa constrictors that are the offspring of a very rare white snake dubbed the "Diamond Princess" and were seized in connection with an illegal wildlife smuggling scheme, US officials say.

Rousseff aims to lure $64bn in infrastructure

2015-06-10 09:15

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has unveiled an effort to draw $64bn in private investment to build, upgrade and operate Brazilian infrastructure.

Small bird fills big fossil gap

2015-06-03 07:50

The 115-million-year-old remains of a tiny toothed bird with a two-pronged tail resembling a pair of darts have filled knowledge gaps about feather evolution, scientists report.

Series of knife attacks has Rio on edge

2015-05-23 07:06

A protest march is to take place in Rio de Janeiro and police are reinforcing patrols after a series of stabbings near the city's tourist and Olympic areas.

Chile volcano ash cloud reaches Brazil

2015-04-25 18:52

Ash from the Chilean volcano Calbuco has reached as far as southern Brazil and prompted some airlines to cancel flights to the capitals of Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.

Petrobas scandal exacts economic toll on Brazil

2015-04-21 11:44

The biggest ever corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobas is causing bankruptcies among suppliers, with job losses mounting by the tens of thousands.

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