Brazil's teflon president to survive latest threat - analysts

2017-10-23 08:12

He may be Brazil's most unpopular president in decades and charged with serious crimes, but Michel Temer, the ultimate teflon leader, is expected to breeze through a congressional vote on whether he should stand trial.

Assets of ex-Brazilian president frozen over refinery deal

2017-10-12 11:11

A Brazil court has ordered ex-President Dilma Rousseff's assets frozen over an estimated $580m loss at state oil company Petrobras resulting from the purchase of a Texas refinery.

11 dead after guard sets day care centre alight

2017-10-09 20:16

Police say the death toll in a day care centre fire in southeastern Brazil has risen to 11, while 23 people are still being treated in hospitals, including 19 children.

Brazil police bust tunnel intended for $317M bank heist

2017-10-03 21:14

Brazilian police say they have foiled a bank heist plot in which would-be robbers dug a 500m tunnel to a Sao Paulo branch of government-owned Banco do Brazil.

America Second

2017-09-19 09:52

America second: Tradition at the UN General Assembly means Brazil first, then the US in the speech line-up.

Fake Brazilian warzone 'photographer' duped BBC and others

2017-09-07 19:48

He went by the name Eduardo Martins and portrayed himself as a Brazilian war photographer who worked for the UN, liked to help people and who had a fondness for surfing.

Ex-presidents accused of forming criminal group in Brazil

2017-09-06 10:49

Brazil's top prosecutor is accusing former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, former President Dilma Rousseff and several other senior members of their Workers' Party of forming a criminal organisation.

SA police officer arrested with drugs in São Paulo

2017-08-25 22:34

A South African police officer has been arrested for alleged drug possession in São Paulo, Brazil.

British tourist family shot at in Brazil, 1 wounded - police

2017-08-07 09:31

Brazilian police have said a family of British tourists who made a wrong turn while travelling in a car outside Rio de Janeiro was shot at and a woman was wounded.

Brazil's Temer confident he can survive bribery charge vote

2017-08-02 12:14

President Michel Temer appears to have the upper-hand Wednesday going into a key vote by the lower chamber of Brazil's Congress on whether to suspend him and put him on trial over an alleged bribery scheme to line his pockets


Online pedophile ring: 82 arrested in crackdown

2017-10-20 19:10

Brazilian police have arrested 82 people connected to an internet pedophile ring in an operation considered to be one of the biggest in the world.

From Cape to Rio, we need political solutions, not military ones

2017-10-12 07:37

Both the Western Cape premier and police minister have advocated for military intervention in Cape Town’s violent neighbourhoods. Based on what we learnt from Rio, it's a bad idea, writes Benjamin Fogel.

Death toll in Brazil nursery attack rises to nine

2017-10-08 19:01

A girl who was burned in an arson attack at a nursery school in Brazil has succumbed to her wounds, bringing the overall death toll to nine.

WATCH: Teen tries to nab a rat using his cat but things take a hilarious turn

2017-09-20 10:34

The best way to catch an unwanted rodent in your house is a cat, right?

Brazil's top court authorises new investigation of president

2017-09-13 09:44

Brazil's top court has authorised a new corruption and money laundering investigation of President Michel Temer, yet another case that raises the possibility of his suspension from office.

Trump could give Brics new lease on life - economist

2017-09-06 20:13

The election of Donald Trump as US president potentially allows Brics countries to assume a role in championing certain initiatives, says an economist.

In Brazil's Rio state, 2017 cop death toll hits 100

2017-08-27 21:11

A police officer killed in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state was the 100th slain there so far this year in a grim surge in violent crime in the region.

Brazil scraps Amazon reserve to allow mining

2017-08-24 08:13

Brazil has stripped a vast Amazon nature reserve of its protected status in a move that could expand mining in the region, in a decree that has recently been published.

Soldiers enter Rio slums

2017-08-06 07:18

More than 3 500 Brazilian soldiers are occupying a series of slum communities in northern Rio de Janeiro as part of efforts to combat a spike in violence.

Great corn clash is coming as US, Brazil farmers face off

2017-07-31 10:11

The world’s biggest corn exporters are preparing for a showdown.

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