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Suspicious deposits made to account of Brazil president's son: report

Bras - Brazilian authorities have detected a series of suspicious cash transfers amounting to around $30,000 into the bank account of President Jair Bolsonaro's eldest son, according to a report.

Brazil lawmakers' trip to China stirs anger

S - A trip to China by lawmakers from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's party has stirred anger in the far-right leader's entourage, partly because of his wariness of the Asian power but also because of the group's stated mission.

Brazil judge suspends probe into aide to president's son

Bras - A Brazilian supreme court judge has halted an investigation into suspicious transactions handled by an aide to a politician son of President Jair Bolsonaro, officials said Thursday.

Brazil, US officials meet Venezuela opposition leaders

Bras - Brazilian and US officials met Venezuelan opposition leaders in Brasilia Thursday to discuss the political crisis in the oil-rich country ruled by President Nicolas Maduro, Brazil's foreign ministry said.

Brazil may drop visas for US, Australia, Japan visitors

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil is considering dropping visas for visitors from the US, Australia, Canada and Japan to boost its tourism industry, media reported Thursday.

'Autocrat' Bolsonaro a worry for rights in Brazil: HRW

S - The arrival of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro at the helm of Brazil, with his hard line against crime and support for lethal force by police, has sparked "preoccupation" for human rights in the country, Human Rights Watch said.

Model Bundchen 'surprised' by Brazil minister criticism on environment

S - Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen on Wednesday defended her work as an environmental activist, after the country's new agriculture minister accused her of issuing criticism "without knowledge.

Brazil museum holds first exhibition since fire

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's historic National Museum on Wednesday displayed fossils discovered in the Antarctic at an off-site venue in its first exhibition since the Rio-based institution was gutted by fire last year.

Brazilians divided over loosening of gun laws

S - Silvana Tavares, a long-time sports shooter who is a vendor in a firearms store in Sao Paulo, says she has never brandished a weapon at anyone, and she does not want to kill anyone.But she is determined to keep a gun at home.

Argentina, Brazil leaders blast 'dictatorship' in Venezuela

Bras - The presidents of Argentina and Brazil on Wednesday strongly condemned "Nicolas Maduro's dictatorship" in Venezuela after holding their first face-to-face meeting."We reaffirm our condemnation of Maduro's dictatorship.

Brazil's anti-crime president loosens gun laws

Bras - Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro rolled back restrictive gun ownership laws on Tuesday to make it easier for "good" citizens to use firearms against criminals, despite fears it could aggravate already staggering levels of deadly violence in ...

Brazil president eases gun laws with decree

Bras - Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday decreed the easing of national gun laws as part of a law-and-order agenda, despite fears it could aggravate already staggering violent crime.

Bolsonaro to showcase 'different Brazil' at Davos

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro vowed Monday to showcase "a different Brazil, free of ideological ties and widespread corruption" at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week.

Italian ex-militant Battisti arrested in Bolivia

Bras - Cesare Battisti, an Italian sought by Rome for four murders attributed to a far-left group in the 1970s, was arrested in Bolivia and will be extradited to Brazil and then likely to Italy, a senior aide to Brazil's new president said Sunday.

Embraer shares take off after Bolsonaro approves Boeing merger

S - The share price in Brazilian airplane manufacturer Embraer soared Friday as markets reacted favorably to the country's President Jair Bolsonaro approving a merger with us giant Boeing.The share price jumped 7.

Boeing-Embraer merger going ahead after Bolsonaro approval

S - Aviation giants Boeing and Embraer will push on with their proposed merger after Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Thursday he would not oppose the move.

New Brazil government cancels controversial school book changes

Bras - Brazil's education ministry on Wednesday announced it had cancelled controversial changes school textbooks, including a provision that said they no longer needed to highlight the country's ethnic diversity, after the proposals led to an outcry.

Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects global migration pact

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro reaffirmed his rejection of a global migration pact, saying decisions about who was able to come into his country need to be "sovereign.

Brazil looks at privatizing or closing 100 state firms

Bras - Brazil's new government led by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro intends to "privatize or close" around 100 state enterprises to cut public debt, the government said Tuesday.

Brazil reinforces troops trying to stop northeast crime wave

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil poured more security forces into the northeastern state of Ceara Tuesday to put down gang violence that has struck buildings, roads and police stations, media reported.
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