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Presidential debate showcases divided Brazil

S - Brazil's top presidential candidates -- minus imprisoned frontrunner Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva -- have clashed in the first debate of the campaign, showcasing sharp divides in Latin America's biggest nation.

Petrobras recovers $274 million from corruption scandal

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's state-owned oil major Petrobras said Thursday that it has recovered 1.034 billion reais ($274 million) in funds embezzled during a giant corruption scandal that badly damaged the company and upended Brazilian politics.

First Brazil presidential debate will not feature jailed Lula

Bras - Brazil stages its first presidential election debate Thursday with eight of the crowded field locking horns but also one notable absentee -- jailed frontrunner Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Brazil court bars Venezuelans crossing border

S - A Brazilian federal court has ordered a block on Venezuelans crossing the border from their economically imploding country, but there was no indication Monday of the suspension yet taking effect.

Brazil's top court holds debate on decriminalizing abortion

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court on Friday began public hearings on scrapping highly restrictive abortion laws that have pushed large numbers of women to seek clandestine procedures.

Loyalist to unpopular Brazil leader launches presidential bid

Bras - Henrique Meirelles, a former finance minister in unpopular President Michel Temer's government, joined Brazil's presidential race Thursday, promising market reforms to rebuild the battered economy.

Behold the Amazonian eco-warrior drag queen

S - Bare chested, wearing an ankle-length dress, painted yellow, green and red, with flowers or leaves in his hair, it takes Brazil's Emerson Munduruku two hours to transform into Uyra Sodoma, his drag queen alter ego.

Brazilian ex-policeman, ex-fireman detained over activist's murder

Rio De Janeiro - Authorities have arrested two people suspected of involvement in the murder of a high-profile Brazilian politician and black rights activist, Rio de Janeiro police said Tuesday.

Violence in Rio slums, failed bid to end it, depicted in new movie

Rio De Janeiro - In an alley of the only Rio slum where shootouts are not people's daily bread, a cop and a drug dealer chat and joke around.But then a movie director shouts "action!

Brazil's Lula absolved in one of six pending legal cases

S - Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was absolved Thursday in one of the six pending legal cases he is facing, all unrelated to the corruption charges that have sent him to prison.

Probe launched of judge who ordered Lula freed

Rio De Janeiro - Prosecutors in Brazil ordered an investigation Wednesday of the appellate judge who caused a legal mess over the weekend, unsuccessfully ordering former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be freed.

Brazil's green candidate aims to restore 'credibility'

Bras - Amidst corruption scandals, economic problems and the political instability surrounding the imprisonment of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, environmentalist presidential candidate Mariana Silva is vowing to restore credibility in Brazil.

Brazilian ex-billionaire sentenced to 30 years prison

Rio De Janeiro - Eike Batista, once the richest man in Brazil, was on Tuesday sentenced to 30 years in prison for corruption and money laundering over the massive corruption scandal at state oil giant Petrobras.The 61-year-old was also fined 53 million reis ($13.

Brazil Central Bank cuts growth estimate after truckers strike

Bras - Brazil's central bank on Thursday slashed the growth estimate for this year by a full point to 1.6 percent largely due to a massive truckers strike in May that hit many sectors of the economy.

Temer, Pence discuss Venezuela, Brazilian kids separated at US border

Bras - Brazilian President Michel Temer and US Vice President Mike Pence discussed Tuesday the fate of Brazilian children stranded at America's southern border and Venezuela's deepening crisis.

Jailed aide to Brazil's ex-president Lula gets temporary release

S - Brazil's Supreme Court granted Tuesday a former top aide to ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva a temporary leave from jail, where he is serving a nearly 31-year sentence for corruption.

Brazil's top court cancels ruling on Lula release

S - Brazil's Supreme Court has cancelled a ruling set for Tuesday on an appeal by former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be freed from prison while he attempts to overturn his corruption sentence.

Brazil maintains key interest rate at 6.5%

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's central bank maintained its key interest rate at 6.5 percent Wednesday, as expected, with inflation considered to be under control despite strong depreciation of the real and a costly truckers' strike.

Brazil expected to keep interest rate at 6.5%

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's central bank is expected to maintain interest rates at 6.5 percent Wednesday after deciding that strong depreciation of the real and a costly truckers' strike have not fed inflation beyond current limits, analysts say.

Brazil Workers' Party boss acquitted of corruption charges

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday acquitted the head of the once-dominant leftist Workers' Party of charges of corruption and money laundering.

Jailed Lula still way ahead in Brazil presidential poll

S - Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva remains far ahead in a poll out Sunday of candidates in Brazil's October presidential election, even though he has been in prison for two months.

Leader of Brazil's homeless movement eyes presidential palace

S - He's got barely one percent in the polls so far, but 35-year-old leftist Guilherme Boulos says Brazil is ripe for a new face willing to take on the corrupt and powerful in October presidential elections.

Petrobras: Brazilian economy's flawed crown jewel

Bras - You can't get away from Petrobras in Brazil. Whether negotiating multi-billion dollar deals with foreign oil majors or sponsoring local sports events, the state-controlled giant is everywhere.

Brazil truckers strike enters sixth day

Rio De Janeiro - A truckers strike that has paralyzed Brazil entered its sixth day Saturday as government troops slowly cleared roads of barricades in a bid to break the impasse.

Brazil airport cancels flights due to truckers' strike

Bras - The airport in Brazil's capital Brasilia canceled flights Friday as it ran out of fuel due to a five-day-old truckers' strike.At least four domestic flights and one American Airlines flight to Miami were canceled, according to airport authorities.

Petrobras cuts fuel price after huge Brazil truck strike

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras yielded Wednesday to pressure and temporarily reduced fuel prices after striking truckers threatened to paralyze airports and nationwide commerce.

Brazil truckers strike for second day over fuel prices

S - Brazilian truckers on Tuesday staged a second day of strikes and road blockages to protest rising fuel costs.Major roads in nearly all the 27 states saw some level of blockades, the Federal Highway Police said in a statement.

Rio university suffers rash of express kidnappings

Rio De Janeiro - Students and staff at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro are calling for help after a rash of express kidnappings, where assailants briefly detain their victim while carrying out a robbery.

Brazil's Lula lashes out at imprisonment, loses privileges

Bras - Brazil's leftist ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday lashed out against his imprisonment for corruption but the government rejected his claim to have been victim of a "farce" and a judge stripped him of presidential privileges.

More than 100 arrested in Brazil child pornography blitz

Bras - More than 100 people were detained Thursday across Brazil in what authorities said was the country's biggest ever crackdown on internet child pornography.
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