Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter
National News
Latest from  

Brazil high court: Lula can be questioned in Petrobras probe

Bras - Police in Brazil can question former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as they probe the massive money-laundering scandal at state oil giant Petrobras, the nation's Supreme Court ruled.

Brazil president reshuffles cabinet to avert disaster

Matupa - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff ordered a government reshuffle Friday, axing eight ministries in what was announced as a cost-cutting measure but seemed aimed at ending political paralysis and threats of impeachment.

Twenty-two killed in Brazilian beach city

Rio De Janeiro - Twenty-two people were murdered over the weekend in Natal, a northeast Brazilian city renowned for its fine beaches, in what police said Monday was drug trade-related violence.

Gangs of thieves spark panic on famous Brazil beaches

Rio De Janeiro - Gangs of young thieves set off panic and chaos over the weekend as they raided Rio's famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, less than a year before the city hosts the Olympics.

Brazil ruling-party heavyweight sentenced for corruption

Bras - The former treasurer of Brazil's ruling party was sentenced Monday to more than 15 years in prison for his role in a massive corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras.

Brazil drugs squad nabs face-lift trafficker

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian drug police have caught an alleged trafficker who once was in business with infamous kingpin Pablo Escobar and long evaded an international dragnet with the help of plastic surgery to change his features.

Brazil priest opens parish doors to war-battered Syrians

Rio De Janeiro - More than a year before Pope Francis urged Europe's Catholics to take in Syrian refugees, a priest in Brazil marshaled the support of his parishioners to ease the suffering of those fleeing unimaginable horror.

Brazil police want court OK to question Lula on Petrobras

Bras - Brazilian police have asked the Supreme Court for permission to question former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who they say may have benefited from the corruption scandal roiling state oil giant Petrobras.

Brazil economy junked, president on ropes

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil wants to party as next year's Olympics host, but a credit downgrade to junk status means the world's seventh largest economy will be nursing a terrible hangover instead.

S&P cuts Brazil sovereign credit rating to junk

Rio De Janeiro - Standard & Poor's cut Brazil's sovereign credit rating to junk, citing the struggle by President Dilma Rousseff's government to master growing debt and political turmoil.

Dwarf lap dance gets Brazil police in trouble: report

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian anti-narcotics cops were in hot water Wednesday after footage emerged of a nearly naked dwarf lap dancing at a party attended by officers at the police station.

At least 15 dead, 40 injured in Brazil resort town bus crash

S - At least 15 people died and 40 were injured when a bus crashed in the Brazilian resort town of Paraty, state officials said.

Brazil graft probe targets two in president's inner circle: Reports

Bras - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's former campaign treasurer and her chief of staff have been placed under investigation in the Petrobras mega corruption scandal, the local press reported Sunday.

Top former aide to Lula charged in Brazil corruption

Bras - A former top aide to ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was charged Friday in Brazil's huge corruption probe, along with the former treasurer of the ruling Workers' Party.

Brazil denies economy minister departure rumors

S - Brazil's government denied rumors that the country's finance minister was about to step down, which come as the world's seventh-biggest economy struggles with a steep slowdown.

Tensions mount over death of Brazil indigenous leader

Bras - Tensions over land ownership are soaring between Brazil's indigenous Guarani people and ranchers after the shooting of a Guarani leader, activists said Wednesday.

Rio organizers promise to include viral testing of dirty waters

Rio De Janeiro - Olympic organizers promised on Tuesday to start testing Rio de Janeiro's polluted waters for viruses, leading up to the 2016 Olympic Games. Over 1.400 top athletes from around the world are expected to compete.

Lula dives into Brazil's political 'perfect storm'

S - When an assault on a huge blow-up doll makes front page news, you know Brazil's already surreal political crisis is heading into ever wilder territory.

Brazil ex-president Lula makes political comeback

S - Brazil's popular ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva declared that he is returning to the bruising political frontlines to defend his successor, the embattled Dilma Rousseff. "Our opponents talk about me from morning until night...

Brazil speaker in corruption scandal won't resign

S - The speaker of Brazil's lower house of congress defiantly vowed not to resign Friday, a day after being charged in a massive corruption scandal."Resignation is not a word that is part of my vocabulary and it won't be, you can be sure of that.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 57 Next»
RSS RSS for National News Post news and get paid»
Latest News
Top News