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91 prisoners escape Brazilian jail, flee through tunnel

S - A group of 91 prisoners escaped a jail in northeastern Brazil on Thursday by fleeing through a 30-meter (100-foot) tunnel, Brazilian media said.

Brazil president backtracks on troop deployment after riots

Bras - Brazil's President Michel Temer called troops off the streets of the capital Thursday, backtracking after deploying them to guard government buildings following riots by protesters demanding his resignation.

Violence breaks out at Brazil protest

Bras - Police fired tear gas and stun grenades Wednesday in confrontations with a crowd of at least 25,000 marching on Brazil's presidential palace to demand the resignation of embattled President Michel Temer and an end to austerity reforms.

Brazil's Temer orders troops in after protesters trash ministries

Bras - Brazilian soldiers deployed Wednesday to defend government buildings in the capital Brasilia after protesters demanding the exit of President Michel Temer smashed their way into ministries and fought with riot police.

Brazil's corruption mess: perfect crime or comedy caper?

Brasilia - The cast of ruthless men in Brazil's corruption crisis inevitably prompts comparisons to the Netflix series "House of Cards." A slapstick crime caper could be as appropriate.

Sao Paulo police take out drugs haven

S - Police in Brazil's biggest city, Sao Paulo, erected road blocks on Monday around a notorious neighborhood nicknamed "Cracolandia" or Crack Land to keep out drug dealers following a mass raid.

Presidential corruption crisis eases slightly for Brazil's Temer

Bras - Brazilian President Michel Temer warned opponents Monday he will not go without a fight as he won more breathing space in a corruption crisis sparking calls for his resignation.

Brazil's Temer says 'naive' but not guilty

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Michel Temer said Monday that he'd been "naive" to hold the late-night meeting which sparked an explosive corruption scandal, but insisted he'd done nothing wrong and wouldn't resign.

Key Brazilian coalition party cancels meeting on Temer

Bras - Brazil's President Michel Temer appeared to win a reprieve Sunday when a key coalition partner cancelled a meeting on whether to withdraw support for him over an explosive corruption scandal.

Brazil's Temer wins time in corruption crisis

Bras - Brazil's embattled President Michel Temer won a small reprieve Sunday when a key coalition partner delayed a decision on whether to abandon him over an explosive corruption scandal.

What might come of Brazil's latest political crisis?

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil is bubbling over the release of a recording that purports to show President Michel Temer approving payment of hush money to a politician jailed for corruption.

Brazil's Temer demands suspension of corruption probe

Bras - Brazilian President Michel Temer tried to defuse demands for his resignation Saturday by claiming that the central piece of evidence against him in a corruption probe had been tampered with.

Brazil's Temer: teetering after long climb to top

Rio De Janeiro - Michel Temer is the ultimate political insider who quietly and ruthlessly worked his way to the summit of Brazil's political pyramid -- before finding himself teetering in spectacular fashion.

Brazil's political mess: what we know

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's President Michel Temer is teetering in the wake of corruption allegations, with many asking whether he can survive.

Brazilian president fights for survival

Bras - Brazilian President Michel Temer fought back against growing calls for his resignation Friday after bombshell graft allegations left him depending on congressional allies for survival.

Brazil's Temer recorded agreeing corruption case hush money: report

Bras - Brazil's President Michel Temer faced calls for his removal Wednesday after a newspaper reported that he had been recorded discussing payments of hush money to a corrupt politician.Temer immediately denied the report in O Globo newspaper.

Brazil to reinstate ambassador in Venezuela

Bras - Brazil's ambassador to Venezuela, withdrawn last year during tensions between the two neighbors, will return to Caracas next week, Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said Wednesday.

Amnesty lambasts police 'impunity' in Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Amnesty International on Monday lambasted "impunity" for Brazilian police who kill suspects during operations after a regional rights court ruled against Brazil in a spate of slayings in the 1990s.

Lula corruption case to close June 20: Brazil court

Bras - Defense arguments in the corruption trial of Brazil's firebrand ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will close June 20, the judge said Monday.

Jailed aides to Brazil's Lula say they funneled cash to foreign election campaigns

Rio De Janeiro - Top aides to former Brazilian presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff say they ferried millions of dollars in cash to finance presidential election campaigns in Venezuela, El Salvador and Panama, according to testimony made public Frida...
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