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Brazil's Temer vows Brazil to survive corruption scandal

Bras - President Michel Temer insists that a growing corruption scandal in his government will not paralyze Brazil as it struggles to emerge from its deepest recession in history.

Prosecutor urges Brazil 'murder' goalkeeper back to prison

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's top prosecutor on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to re-incarcerate a star goalkeeper recently released after partially serving a sentence for the gruesome murder of his ex-girlfriend.

Corruption row threatens Brazil's economic reforms

Bras - Efforts by Brazil's embattled government to push through unpopular austerity reforms face ever greater headwinds after the eruption of a corruption scandal weakening President Michel Temer.

Fed up with corruption, Brazilian voters eye outsiders

Rio De Janeiro - As a corruption scandal washes over Brazil's political class, anti-establishment sentiment threatens a revolt ahead of next year's general election, analysts say.

'Viagra' and other code names in Brazil's corruption scandal

Bras - The politicians caught up in Brazil's biggest ever corruption scandal are well known to the public. But their alter egos, like "Viagra" and "BMW," less so.

World Cup, Olympic stadiums in Brazil corruption scandal

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil was proud of its football World Cup and Olympics stadiums, but the shame of the country's corruption saga has engulfed even these monuments to fair play.

Corruption claims flood Brazilian TV

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilians are glued to a mesmerizing, disturbing new version of reality TV: back-to-back broadcasts of jailed executives accusing President Michel Temer and almost every other big politician of corruption.

Brazil's mega corruption scandal: what we know

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered corruption probes against around 100 politicians, including at least eight government ministers and a third of the Senate.Here's what we know so far:- What are they accused of?

Rio's ex-mayor denies Olympics corruption

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro's ex-mayor Eduardo Paes has denied allegations that he took millions of dollars in bribes from construction giant Odebrecht in the run-up to last year's Olympic Games.

Brazilian president shrugs off corruption probe fallout

Bras - Brazil's president brushed off a growing corruption crisis Wednesday after the Supreme Court ordered scores of graft investigations, targeting at least eight ministers and a third of the Senate.

Brazil's 'Car Wash' scandal: three years of upheaval

Bras - The authorization by Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday of probes against nine ministers and dozens of lawmakers marks a new tremor in a corruption scandal shaking Latin America's biggest country.

Corruption probes target nine Brazilian ministers

Bras - Brazil's corruption crisis struck the heart of President Michel Temer's government Tuesday with the opening of probes into up to nine ministers and scores of lawmakers.

Sao Paulo train strike strands hundreds of thousands

S - Hundreds of thousands of commuters in Sao Paulo were stranded Tuesday as a train strike hit the suburbs of Brazil's biggest city.

Brazil doesn't do wars — but weapons sales yes

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil is on the sidelines of today's wars, but at a Rio defense fair this week the South American gentle giant eagerly sought to sell weapons to anyone else who may need to fight.

Brazil lambasts Israel's new settlement approval

Bras - Brazil on Tuesday sternly criticized Israel's approval for renewed large-scale settlement building in the occupied West Bank.

Temer wins time in court battle over election validity

Bras - Brazilian President Michel Temer won breathing space Tuesday in a court battle over whether illegal campaign funds invalidated Brazil's 2014 election, potentially requiring him to step down.

Brazil court to rule on whether presidential election valid

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Electoral Court was to meet Tuesday on whether to invalidate the 2014 presidential election because of illegal campaign funding and to force President Michel Temer to step aside.

Brazilians take to streets against Temer-backed reforms

S - Tens of thousands of Brazilians returned to the streets Friday to protest reforms backed by President Michel Temer's conservative government.

Brazil's government popularity sinks deeper

Rio De Janeiro - Only one in 10 Brazilians think President Michel Temer's government is doing a good job, according to a new poll Friday.

Brazilian ex-speaker sentenced to 15 years for corruption

Rio De Janeiro - Eduardo Cunha, the once-powerful speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress who spearheaded the impeachment of leftist president Dilma Rousseff, was sentenced Thursday to more than 15 years in prison for corruption.
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