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Bolsonaro orders celebration of Brazil military coup: spokesman

Bras - Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday ordered the armed forces to hold "appropriate commemorations" of the March 1964 military coup -- while denying it was a coup.

Brazil ex-president Michel Temer freed from jail

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's ex-president and alleged head of a graft ring, Michel Temer, was freed from jail Monday after a judge said there were no legal grounds for his detention.

'Can't be called water': Brazil marks two months since dam disaster

Juatuba - Brazilian fisherman Jose Geraldo dos Santos uses a long pole to push his boat down the reddish-brown Paraopeba River, taking care not to splash himself with water he says is toxic.

Hundreds charged or jailed in Brazil's 'Car Wash' probe

Rio De Janeiro - Some of Brazil's biggest political and business names have been snared in the country's sprawling anti-corruption investigation that began in 2014 as a probe into money laundering at a car wash outlet in the capital Brasilia.

Brazil: the fall of three former presidents

Rio De Janeiro - Michel Temer on Thursday became the third former Brazilian president to fall foul of the law, which led his predecessors to be respectively jailed and impeached.

Brazil's arrested ex-president Michel Temer: key dates

Rio De Janeiro - Here are key dates in the life and career of Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer, arrested Thursday as part of a sprawling anti-corruption probe. - September 23, 1940: Born at Tiete in the southeastern state of Sao Paulo.

Brazil's Temer detained as crime boss in 'Car Wash' probe

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer was the leader of a "criminal organization" involved in embezzlement and money laundering over decades, the federal prosecutor alleged Thursday, after the former leader was arrested as part of a sprawling anti-corrupt...

Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer arrested in 'Car Wash' probe

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's ex-president Michel Temer was arrested Thursday, an official said, as part of a sprawling anti-corruption probe that has already claimed dozens of political and corporate scalps.

Brazil central bank holds rates steady despite slowdown

Bras - Brazil's interest rates remained unchanged Wednesday after the central bank held its first monetary policy meeting under its new chief Roberto Campos Neto.

Bolsonaro's approval rating plunges as Brazilians lose confidence

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's approval rating plunged in March, a poll showed Wednesday, after a series of political scandals tarnished his anti-corruption image.

Brazil 'still studying' embassy move to Jerusalem

Bras - Brazil is "still studying" the relocation of its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Brazil's top diplomat said Wednesday, days before President Jair Bolsonaro is due to visit the country.

Brazil's closer ties with US a risky strategy: analysts

Bras - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's pursuit of closer ties with the United States risked compromising the Latin American country's foreign interests and leaving it alienated, analysts warned.

Bolsonaro's US visit ignites Twitter firestorm in Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's much-hyped visit to the United States ignited a firestorm on Twitter Tuesday as critics and supporters of the far-right leader flooded the social media site, highlighting the country's deep political divisions.

Teenager detained over Brazil school shooting

Bras - Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested a teenager suspected of involvement in planning last week's high school shooting that left eight people dead and shocked a country long-used to deadly gun violence.

Brazil's Bolsonaro heads to US to cement an alliance with Trump

Bras - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro left for Washington on Sunday to meet with his US counterpart Donald Trump and cement a budding conservative-populist alliance that, in part, aims to ramp up pressure on Venezuela.

Brazil airport auction tests investor confidence in Bolsonaro

Rio De Janeiro - Spain's Aena snapped up six airports in Brazil on Friday, in an auction seen as the first major test of foreign investor confidence in President Jair Bolsonaro's market-friendly agenda. The initial sale of concessions to 12 airports generated 2.

Bolsonaro to visit Trump to firm up conservative alliance

Bras - Brazil's far right President Jair Bolsonaro will meet US counterpart Donald Trump next week to strengthen ties in the nascent regional conservative alliance aiming to ramp up the pressure on Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro.

Brazilians mark Marielle Franco murder a year on

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilians marked the first anniversary of the murder of Rio councillor Marielle Franco on Thursday with flowers, candles and protest banners, just days after the arrest of two police officers suspected of killing her.

Eight killed in Brazil school shooting, two suspects dead

S - Two former pupils shot dead eight people, most of them students and staff, at a high school near Sao Paulo on Wednesday before turning their weapons on themselves, authorities said.

Eight dead in Brazil school shooting

S - A shooting at a school near Sao Paulo on Wednesday left eight people dead, state military police said, before the two shooters turned their weapons on themselves.
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