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Brazil Supreme Court okays President Temer probe

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian Supreme Court judge has authorized opening preliminary investigations into allegations that President Michel Temer sought illicit campaign donations in 2012.

Brazil's ex-finance minister in graft probe's sights

S - Brazilian police on Thursday briefly arrested the latest heavyweight implicated in a massive corruption scandal: former finance minister Guido Mantega, a key figure in the previous two governments.

Brazil's Lula to stand trial for corruption

Bras - Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva must stand trial for corruption, a judge ruled Tuesday, after prosecutors accused the popular leftist of masterminding the large-scale plundering of state oil company Petrobras.

Rio Paralympics end with music — and relief

Rio De Janeiro - Rio said farewell to the 2016 Paralympics in a closing ceremony showcasing Brazil's passion for music and celebrating what many consider to have been a surprisingly successful Games.

Rio Paralympics stages final show in shadow of tragedy

Rio De Janeiro - Rio on Sunday closes a Paralympic Games that many feared would be a fiasco but which turned into a triumph, though marred in the final hours by the death of an Iranian cyclist.

Rio Paralympics: five highlights to remember

Rio De Janeiro - The Rio Paralympics featured thrilling victories, records, tears -- and controversy. Here are highlights of the first Games ever held in South America, which end Sunday.

Paralympians, poor Rio kids teach each other about overcoming limits

Rio De Janeiro - French Paralympians got a taste of Rio's tough realities in a visit to a favela Friday but the impoverished children greeting the disabled athletes got an eye opener of their own.

Brazilian prosecutors file Olympics terrorism charges

Bras - Brazilian prosecutors filed terrorism charges Friday against eight people accused of plotting attacks and recruiting followers ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro last month.

Lula: Brazil's embattled working-class hero

S - A former shoeshine boy and steelworker who became one of Brazil's most popular presidents, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is now facing a downfall that is just as spectacular.

Brazil's Lula says graft charges aim to destroy him politically

S - Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva defended himself against corruption charges Thursday, saying the case against him was an attempt to destroy him politically ahead of elections in 2018.

Brazil's Lula says graft charges aim to destroy him politically

S - Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva defended himself against corruption charges Thursday, saying the case against him was an attempt to destroy him politically ahead of 2018 elections.

Brazil prosecutors file corruption charges against Lula

Bras - Federal prosecutors in Brazil filed corruption charges Wednesday against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, describing the popular leftist as leader of a massive embezzlement ring at state oil company Petrobras.

Brazil launches economic reforms with privatizations

Bras - Brazil announced a series of auctions and tenders Tuesday aimed at privatizing infrastructure -- part of new President Michel Temer's plans to revive the moribund economy.

Brazil's Temer gets down to messy job of saving economy

Bras - Fresh off his predecessor's impeachment, Brazilian President Michel Temer is launching reforms meant to save the tanking economy, but his austerity plan risks triggering backlash -- including among his allies.

Brazil ousts lawmaker who pushed for Rousseff impeachment

Bras - Brazil's lower house of Congress voted Monday to oust its former speaker Eduardo Cunha, who spearheaded the drive to impeach president Dilma Rousseff only to suffer his own graft-stained downfall.

Leader of Rousseff impeachment drive could lose own Brazil seat

Bras - Brazil's lower house debated Monday whether to unseat former speaker Eduardo Cunha, who spearheaded the drive to impeach president Dilma Rousseff and now faces his own graft-stained demise.

Belgian Paralympian: ready for euthanasia — but not yet

Rio De Janeiro - Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort, who shocked and saddened the world with her revelation that she wants to be euthanized, says she's not ready to die quite yet.

Brazil's new president booed at Independence Day parade

Bras - Brazil's new president, Michel Temer, was booed at an annual military parade in the capital Brasilia on Wednesday, his first public outing since taking power last week."Out with Temer!" shouted protesters at the heavily policed ceremony.

Rio Paralympics put problems aside for gala opening

Rio De Janeiro - Thousands of fans and athletes will open the 2016 Rio Paralympics at a gala ceremony on Wednesday where organisers hope to draw a line under a chaotic build-up.

Brazil's Rousseff leaves presidential palace for good

Bras - Brazil's impeached president Dilma Rousseff left the official presidential residence for the last time Tuesday, flying to her coastal hometown as President Michel Temer jetted home from the G20 summit in China.
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