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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.

Rio councilor and paramilitary member accused in activist's death

Rio De Janeiro - A Rio de Janeiro city councilor and a leader of the city's underground paramilitary militias have been accused of masterminding the high-profile killing of black rights activist Marielle Franco, local media reported Wednesday.

Genderqueer student murdered in Rio favela

Rio De Janeiro - A 21-year-old art student who identified as genderqueer and was reported missing a week ago was murdered in a northern Rio de Janeiro favela, police in the Brazilian city said on Monday after discovering the victim's burned body.

Brazil says US gave 'ultimatum' over steel, aluminum tariffs

Bras - Brazil said Thursday it has been forced to accept either tariffs or quotas by the US, despite what Washington described as a preliminary deal to resolve a dispute over US tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Brazil to close half of its 'peace police' units in Rio

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil is to close half of its "peace police" units operating in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, the government has said, referring to a 10-year-old project that had once raised hopes for restoring order in the city's crime-ridden slums.

One badly hurt in 'shooting attack' on vigil for Brazil's Lula

S - A man was seriously wounded early on Saturday when a gunman opened fire on a vigil in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba, where former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is serving time for corruption, his party said.

Brazil's army chief warns of graft threat to democracy

Bras - Brazil's top army commander on Thursday made another foray into political commentary, warning that corruption poses a threat to democracy in Latin America's biggest country.

Brazil homeless group occupies apartment in Lula corruption case

Guaruja - A group of homelessness activists briefly occupied Monday the seaside apartment at the heart of the corruption case that saw ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva imprisoned earlier this month.

A month after her murder, Rio remembers Marielle Franco

Rio De Janeiro - A handful of quiet memorials took place in Rio de Janeiro Saturday remembering Marielle Franco, the black councilor gunned down a month ago in a killing that made international headlines but for which no-one has been arrested.

Brazil AG files racism suit against far-right presidential candidate

Bras - Brazil's top prosecutor has filed a complaint against far-right firebrand and presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro for "racism" against Afro-Brazilians, indigenous peoples, refugees, women and members of the LGBT community.

Imprisoned Lula is still 'our candidate,' his party says

Curitiba - Former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, imprisoned since the weekend on a corruption conviction, will still be the Workers' Party candidate in Brazil's October presidential election, party leaders said Monday.

Brazil top court could make ruling that frees Lula

Rio De Janeiro - The dust is just settling after the dramatic jailing of Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, but it could quickly be stirred up again -- the nation's Supreme Court could vote this Wednesday on a legal change potentially letting Lula bac...

With Lula behind bars, what's next for Brazil?

S - After more than 52 hours of fraught twists and turns, Brazil's former president Lula was finally put behind bars over the weekend, watched by a nation divided between those who adore him and those who abhor him.

Resistance and samba as supporters rally to defend Brazil's Lula

S - "Helping Lula is helping the people. We will resist with him!" insists a young woman, one of thousands of supporters encamped outside a union building where Brazil's ex-president has been holed up ahead of his imminent arrest for corruption.

Brazil court to rule Monday on Lula corruption case appeal

Bras - A Brazilian court will rule next week on former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's appeal of his conviction and prison sentence on corruption charges, it said Wednesday.

Brazilians flock to mourn slain Rio councillor, rights activist

Rio De Janeiro - Tens of thousands of Brazilians poured into the streets Thursday to mourn a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman, black rights activist and outspoken critic of police brutality who was shot in an assassination-style killing.

Left-leaning Rio city councillor gunned down

Rio De Janeiro - A young, leftist Rio city councillor who grew up in a slum and worked on human rights issues was shot and killed Wednesday, authorities said.The attack outraged Brazilian politicians and citizens, and protest rallies were called for Thursday.

Brazil's Temer to call Trump over steel tariffs

S - Brazilian President Michel Temer said Wednesday he intends to call President Donald Trump to complain about plans for US tariffs on imports of foreign steel and aluminum -- and warned of WTO action.

Brazil feels pain of US steel tariffs

Bras - Brazilian iron and steel shares took a hit Friday, as markets weighed a potential trade war in response to Washington's decision to impose hefty tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum.

Petrobras ex-oil executive gets 11 years prison for corruption

Bras - A former head of Brazilian oil giant Petrobras was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years prison as part of a vast corruption probe that has tainted much of the country's political and business elite.

New Brazilian army operation in Rio favela

Rio De Janeiro - The Brazilian army swept into a crime-plagued Rio de Janeiro favela Wednesday, in its third major law enforcement operation since President Michel Temer put the military in charge of security in the former Olympic host city.

Odebrecht scandal lands Colombian senator six years in prison

Bogota - An influential Colombian senator was sentenced to six years and eight months in prison Wednesday for his role in a corruption scandal which has ensnared politicians throughout Latin America.

Brazil's senate approves military intervention in Rio

Bras - Brazil's Senate overwhelmingly approved the army's takeover of security in Rio de Janeiro following a breakdown of law and order in drug-ravaged neighborhoods.

Brazil's Lula mounts new appeal against prison sentence

S - Brazil's former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva made yet another appeal against a 12 year prison sentence for corruption that could knock him out of an attempted comeback election.

Brazil's Temer gives army full control of Rio security

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's President Michel Temer on Friday handed the military full control of security in Rio de Janeiro in an increasingly desperate fight to tame runaway gang violence.

Brazil to use army in shock tactic to tame Rio violence

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil is to send in the army in an increasingly desperate fight to tame runaway gang violence in Rio de Janeiro, following a decree signed Friday by President Michel Temer.
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