Brazil beefs up police to quell trucker protest

2015-03-02 10:20

The Brazilian government has dispatched extra police to quell a strike by truckers opposing rising fuel and freight costs, after demonstrations turned violent.

US sex abuse suspect detained in Brazil

2015-03-01 13:32

An American man suspected of multiple sexual assaults on young women while running a cult has been detained in Brazil, police say.

Thousands of dead fish again wash up in Rio

2015-02-27 12:08

An 'unprecedented' thousands of dead fish have washed up in Rio's heavily polluted Guanabara Bay this week, deepening fears for the health of competitors at the 2016 Olympics.

Moody's downgrades ratings for Petrobas

2015-02-26 14:30

International ratings agency Moody's says it has downgraded all ratings for scandal-plagued Brazilian oil giant Petrobras.

Torrential rain causes flooding in Brazil

2015-02-26 09:49

An hour-long downpour caused heavy flooding and huge traffic jams in Brazil's biggest city.

Brazil arrests 'Amazon's biggest deforester'

2015-02-25 08:27

Brazilian authorities say they have arrested the boss of a gang blamed for 20% of the deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in recent years.

Global economy week ahead: Fed rate in spotlight

2015-02-23 08:51

Greece's struggles with its eurozone creditors may have grabbed much of the world's attention, but the US Federal Reserve is to reclaim the spotlight this week.

Racism still a battle for Rio Carnival parades

2015-02-17 11:45

Racial pride and the fight against racism are still themes of some top Rio Carnival samba group's parades.

Rolls Royce reaffirms anti-bribery policy

2015-02-16 11:45

British engineering company Rolls-Royce says it did not tolerate improper business conduct after being accused of accused of bribery in Brazil.

Petrobas CEO questions graft loss

2015-02-11 16:30

The new Brazil's Petrobras boss says he has full autonomy to dictate its own fuel-pricing policy and protect cash, even questioning losses from the scandal.


Activists disrupt IOC meeting

2015-03-01 18:22

Activists have disrupted a meeting of Olympic officials in Rio de Janeiro over concerns over what they call the ecological destruction related to the Olympics.

Conjoined Brazilian twin dies after surgery

2015-03-01 11:18

A 5-year-old Brazilian boy has died after 15 hours of highly risky surgery to separate him from his conjoined twin brother.

SA gives Brics port of entry visas

2015-02-26 15:08

Business and diplomatic travellers from SA's Brics partners are to receive a port of entry visa into South Africa, says Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Petrobras scandal about to hit Brazil's politics

2015-02-26 13:00

Brazil's top prosecutor is expected to file charges in coming days against politicians implicated in the Petrobras corruption scandal.

Former Petrobras executive charged with taking bribes

2015-02-25 11:30

Prosecutors have accused a former senior Petrobras executive of racketeering, bribery and money laundering through Switzerland and Uruguay.

Olympics security fears rise as 4 police slain in Rio

2015-02-23 10:21

Four police officers have been killed over the weekend in and around Rio de Janeiro, highlighting the Brazilian city's struggle to tame street violence ahead of the 2016 Olympics.

Indonesia recalls envoy to Brazil amid row over execution

2015-02-21 12:02

Indonesia has recalled its new ambassador to Brazil after the South American country postponed a ceremony sealing his appointment, Jakarta says.

No contact from Brazil over bribery: Rolls Royce

2015-02-17 10:45

Rolls Royce has not been approached by authorities in Brazil regarding bribery allegations made by a former Petrobras manager in a corruption scandal.

Brazil carnival suspended after fatal shooting

2015-02-16 08:45

Authorities have suspended Carnival festivities in the Brazilian city of Paraty after gunfire killed one person and injured nine others.

Brazil police kill 13 bank robbers

2015-02-06 22:24

Brazilian police have killed 13 men suspected of plotting to rob a bank in the northeastern city of Salvador.

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