Brazil


91 prisoners escape Brazilian jail, flee through tunnel

2017-05-26 10:38

A group of 91 prisoners escaped a jail in northeastern Brazil by fleeing through a 30m tunnel, Brazilian media said.

Brazil's Temer orders troops in after protesters trash ministries

2017-05-25 17:04

Brazilian soldiers are deployed to defend government buildings in the capital Brasilia after protesters smashed their way into ministries and fought with riot police.

Felipe Massa hails Lowe's impact at Williams

2017-05-24 14:28

Felipe Massa has hailed Paddy Lowe for a noticeable turnaround inside the Williams team.

Brazil's Temer says he will only leave office if forced

2017-05-23 10:24

Embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer is rejecting growing calls for him to resign over a corruption scandal

Brazilian president fights for survival

2017-05-19 21:19

Brazilian President Michel Temer fights back against growing calls for his resignation after bombshell graft allegations left him depending on congressional allies for survival.

Brazil's Temer: 'I won't resign' amid corruption allegations

2017-05-18 23:01

Brazilian President Michel Temer denies corruption allegations and promise to continue in office.

Brazil declares end to Zika emergency after fall in cases

2017-05-12 10:25

Brazil has declared an end to its public health emergency for the Zika virus after a fall in cases

Eight Brazilians sentenced for plotting jihadist attack on Olympics

2017-05-05 08:11

Eight Brazilians convicted of plotting a jihadist attack on the Rio Olympics last year were sentenced to between five and 15 years in prison.

Eight people arrested in Paraguay heist

2017-04-25 22:17

Brazilian police say eight people have been detained after a heist at a security company across the border in Paraguay dubbed "the robbery of the century".

Former Rio mayor probed in Olympic-linked corruption scandal

2017-04-13 05:30

The moving force behind organising last year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is being investigated for accepting at least $5m in payments.

 

Brazil troops recalled after deployment following riots

2017-05-25 22:48

Brazil's President Michel Temer recalls troops at the country's capital after deploying them to guard government buildings following riots by protesters demanding he leave power.

10 killed in land rights clash with police at Brazil farm

2017-05-25 10:45

Nine men and a woman have been killed during a police operation in northeastern Brazil that activists say was linked to a long-running conflict over land rights in the country.

Massa could stay at Williams in 2018

2017-05-23 12:18

Felipe Massa says he would consider staying in Formula 1 beyond the end of the 2017 season.

Brazilians call for president to resign after graft charges

2017-05-22 14:32

Brazilians around the country have protested to call for their president to step down after the highest court opened an investigation into allegations he endorsed the payment of hush money to a jailed former lawmaker.

Markets sink as chaos takes hold in Brazil

2017-05-19 07:34

The Brazilian stock market lost $150bn as police raided politicians’ homes, helicopters droned over the capital city and a defiant president declared he wouldn’t step down.

Brazil security forces patrol in Rio amid surge of violence

2017-05-16 09:00

A few hundred national Brazilian security forces are patrolling parts of Rio de Janeiro following a surge in violence.

Brazil's Lula calls corruption trial a 'farce'

2017-05-11 13:13

Brazil's leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called the corruption trial threatening to end his storied career a "farce" during almost five hours of testimony.

Several buses torched in Rio

2017-05-02 20:37

Several buses have been set alight in Rio de Janeiro in what police believe was done in retaliation for an ongoing police operation.

Fed up with corruption, Brazilian voters eye outsiders

2017-04-19 15:47

As a corruption scandal washes over the political class, anti-establishment sentiment threatens a revolt ahead of next year's general election in Brazil, analysts say.

Corruption probes target nine Brazilian ministers

2017-04-12 06:56

Brazil's corruption crisis struck the heart of President Michel Temer's government with the opening of probes into up to nine ministers and scores of lawmakers.

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