Brazil


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's Supreme Court rules police officers cannot strike

2017-04-06 16:57

Brazil's Supreme Court has ruled that police officers do not have the right to go on strike.

Video appears to show Rio police shooting subjects on ground

2017-03-31 13:01

Brazilian military police say they are investigating a video that appears to show two officers shoot injured suspects who are on the ground.

Brazilian meat crisis: A lesson for SA consumers

2017-03-29 18:38

The Brazilian rotten meat scandal drives home the need to know the contents and origin of meat products, says Leana Engelbrecht.

Hong Kong ends Brazil meat ban: Brasilia

2017-03-28 22:07

Major beef market Hong Kong has ended a blanket ban imposed on Brazilian meat imports in a scandal over tainted products.

Hundreds demonstrate Brazil corruption

2017-03-27 07:17

Hundreds of people are demonstrating on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach to support a sprawling corruption probe that has ensnared Brazil's top politicians and even threatens to bring down President Michel Temer.

China lifts ban on Brazilian meat imports

2017-03-26 15:04

Major trading partner China has lifted a ban on imports from Brazil, which is trying to recover from a rotten meat scandal that has pummeled its agribusiness industry.

Hong Kong orders recall of Brazilian meat products

2017-03-25 06:52

The government of Hong Kong has ordered the recall of meat supplied by Brazilian meat packers involved in a tainted meat scandal.

SA bans imports from Brazil over rotten meat scandal

2017-03-22 18:10

South Africa has cracked the whip on some meat imports from Brazil following a scandal involving unsafe meat being exported to various countries, which could include SA.

 

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.

Brazil court to rule on whether presidential election valid

2017-04-04 13:47

Brazil's Supreme Electoral Court are to meet to decide whether or not to invalidate the 2014 presidential election because of illegal campaign funding.

Brazil's Cunha sentenced to 15 years for corruption

2017-03-30 19:00

The once powerful speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress Eduardo Cunha has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in the country's battle against corruption.

Worst may be over in Brazil meat scandal

2017-03-29 18:30

After 11 days of arrests, bribery allegations and a full-blown international food-safety scare, the worst may finally be over for Brazil’s embattled meat industry.

Hundreds demonstrate Brazil corruption

2017-03-27 07:18

Hundreds of people are demonstrating on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach to support a sprawling corruption probe that has ensnared Brazil's top politicians and even threatens to bring down President Michel Temer.

Egypt resumes Brazil meat imports

2017-03-26 16:01

Egypt said on Saturday it would resume importing meat from Brazil after a brief suspension following allegations that exporters in the Latin American country had sold tainted beef and poultry.

SA suspends imports after Brazilian ‘weak flesh’ scandal

2017-03-26 08:37

The two largest Brazilian meat companies implicated in the country’s so-called weak flesh scandal both export chicken meat to South Africa.

Anti-corruption fever rages on eve of Brazil protests

2017-03-24 12:07

A lot's rotten in Brazil -- from politics to tainted meat exports -- and activists hope big crowds will show their disgust.

Brazil: Meat scandal is 'economic embarrassment'

2017-03-22 09:26

Brazil's president says a scandal over the sale of expired meat is an "economic embarrassment" and several countries have suspended meat imports.

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