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Violence in Rio slums, failed bid to end it, depicted in new movie

Rio De Janeiro - In an alley of the only Rio slum where shootouts are not people's daily bread, a cop and a drug dealer chat and joke around.But then a movie director shouts "action!

Brazil's fugitive 'Dr. Bumbum' plastic surgeon arrested over patient death

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian celebrity butt-enhancement surgeon known as Dr. Bumbum was arrested Thursday over the death of a patient in a botched operation after spending four days on the run.

Hope, love and values: 110 years of Japanese migration to Brazil

S - As eight-year-old Eiki Shimabukuro left Japan in 1959 with his parents and five siblings for the two-month sea voyage to Brazil, passengers were given ribbons linking them to those who stayed behind.

Celebrity cosmetic surgeon in Brazil vanishes after patient dies

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian celebrity butt-enhancement surgeon called Dr. Bumbum has gone on the run following the death of a patient just hours after undergoing cosmetic surgery at his home in Rio de Janeiro.

Celebrity cosmetic surgeon in Brazil vanishes after patient dies

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian celebrity butt-enhancement surgeon called Dr. Bumbum has gone on the run following the death of a patient just hours after undergoing cosmetic surgery at his home in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil fighting fake news in the classroom

S - Brazil has taken a stand against the explosion of "fake news" stories swamping the internet by making media analysis studies compulsory for schoolchildren.

Brazil's Lula absolved in one of six pending legal cases

S - Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was absolved Thursday in one of the six pending legal cases he is facing, all unrelated to the corruption charges that have sent him to prison.

Probe launched of judge who ordered Lula freed

Rio De Janeiro - Prosecutors in Brazil ordered an investigation Wednesday of the appellate judge who caused a legal mess over the weekend, unsuccessfully ordering former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be freed.

Odebrecht agrees to pay Brazil government $700m over bribes

Bras - Corruption scandal-tainted construction giant Odebrecht has agreed to pay a multi-million dollar settlement to the Brazilian government for bribing public officials.The deal gives Odebrecht 22 years to complete the 2.

Brazil's green candidate aims to restore 'credibility'

Bras - Amidst corruption scandals, economic problems and the political instability surrounding the imprisonment of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, environmentalist presidential candidate Mariana Silva is vowing to restore credibility in Brazil.

Lula soap opera making mockery of Brazil's legal system, says expert

Rio De Janeiro - Former Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's on-off prison release following a corruption conviction risks undermining the country's legal system, a legal expert told AFP.

Lula remains in jail as Brazil judge voids shock release order

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian appeals court judge Sunday ruled former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva must remain in jail, in a dizzying day of judicial orders and counter-orders months before the country's presidential vote.

Brazil appeals court orders ex-president Lula's release

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian appeals court on Sunday delivered a surprise ruling ordering the release of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, 72, who has been jailed since April for corruption and could now be released within hours.

GE's Latin American CEO, 21 others, arrested in Brazil for fraud

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police arrested General Electric's Latin America CEO Daurio Speranzini Junior on Wednesday as part of a probe into suspected fraud and corruption by multinational companies in the Rio de Janeiro state health system.

Brazil plane-maker Embraer sees shares soar amid talk of deal with Boeing

Bras - Shares in the Brazil aircraft manufacturer Embraer soared Wednesday on the back of speculation that a deal to create a new company with US plane-maker Boeing was in the offing. Embraer stock was up 4.

Brazil's industrial output down 10.9% on back of truckers strike

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's industrial production dropped by 10.9 percent in May as a result of a massive strike by truck drivers that paralyzed the country for 10 days, officials said Wednesday.

Brazilian ex-billionaire sentenced to 30 years prison

Rio De Janeiro - Eike Batista, once the richest man in Brazil, was on Tuesday sentenced to 30 years in prison for corruption and money laundering over the massive corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras.The 61-year-old was also fined 53 million reis ($13.

Lula to cease World Cup TV comments over election rules

Bras - Jailed former Brazil president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has decided to cease commenting on the World Cup for Brazilian television to avoid breaking election rules.

Brazil Central Bank cuts growth estimate after truckers strike

Bras - Brazil's central bank on Thursday slashed the growth estimate for this year by a full point to 1.6 percent largely due to a massive truckers strike in May that hit many sectors of the economy.

Temer, Pence discuss Venezuela, Brazilian kids separated at US border

Bras - Brazilian President Michel Temer and US Vice President Mike Pence discussed Tuesday the fate of Brazilian children stranded at America's southern border and Venezuela's deepening crisis.
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