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Rio mayor may skip carnival: reports

Rio De Janeiro - Rio's evangelical mayor, Marcelo Crivella, may skip the Rio carnival, the city's biggest annual event and one of the world's most famous street parties, reports said Friday.

Thousands protest in Panama against corruption

Panama - Thousands marched in Panama on Thursday to protest a scandal over huge bribes paid by a Brazilian company in exchange for public contracts.

Prosecutors from 15 countries to meet on Brazil scandal

Bras - Prosecutors from 15 countries will meet Thursday and Friday in Brasilia to discuss a massive bribery scandal at Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht which has spread across Latin America.

Brazil judge overturns 'censorship' of newspaper

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian judge on Wednesday overturned a ruling that barred leading newspapers from publishing reports on an extortion attempt against President Michel Temer's wife.

Brazilian court approves Temer's ministerial pick

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that an ally of President Michel Temer can be a government minister despite allegations that his promotion was to protect him from a corruption probe.

Panama says Interpol has issued alerts for ex-president's sons

Panama - Panama said Tuesday that Interpol has issued international wanted notices for two sons of former president Ricardo Martinelli on allegations they accepted bribes from disgraced Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

Brazilian town embraces universal income experiment

Maric - Does being handed money every month -- no strings attached -- sound attractive? The residents of a small town in Brazil are finding out.

9,000 Brazilian troops deploy in Rio ahead of carnival

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil is sending 9,000 soldiers to Rio de Janeiro ahead of the city's carnival to boost security, following violent street protests and attempts to paralyze the police, the defense minister said Tuesday.

Panama asks for Interpol alert on ex-president's sons

Panama - Panama has asked Interpol to issue an international alert for the arrest of two sons of former president Ricardo Martinelli on allegations they accepted bribes from disgraced Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

Brazil president denies protecting corruption-tainted minister

Bras - Brazilian President Michel Temer on Monday denied suggestions that he is trying to protect a minister implicated in a corruption scandal.

Brazil police return to work after strike triggered violent chaos

Rio De Janeiro - Several hundred police returned to their patrols on Sunday after eight days of strikes in a southeastern Brazilian state that was plunged into violence during the work stoppage.

Brazil's president digs in ahead of corruption time-bomb

Rio De Janeiro - In the face of pending corruption allegations likened to a ticking bomb, Brazilian President Michel Temer is building himself a bunker.

'Panama Papers' lawyers held in Brazil graft probe

Panama - The founders of the law firm at the center of the "Panama Papers" scandal were being held Friday as part of a probe into a sprawling graft case involving Brazilian construction group Odebrecht.

Missing Canadian man found lost in Amazon

Rio De Janeiro - A mentally disturbed Canadian man who disappeared in 2012 has been found by Brazilian police in the Amazon after wandering on foot, with no passport, through terrain filled with predators.

Brazil police strike on despite agreement

Rio De Janeiro - Relatives of police in Brazil blockaded law enforcement stations in a protest over pay despite an agreement to end an officers' strike and limited police presence in some of the southeastern state's cities.

'Panama Papers' firm partner says Panama leader received Odebrecht 'donations'

Panama - A partner in the law firm at the heart of the "Panama Papers" scandal fell out publicly with Panama's president -- a former friend -- on Thursday, accusing him of accepting "donations" from a Brazilian company that has admitted to graft.

Brazilian army sends paratroopers to chaotic state

Rio De Janeiro - The Brazilian army said Thursday it is sending elite troops and military aviation to a state where more than 100 people are reported to have been killed since police went on strike.

Brazilian judge bars Temer ministerial pick

Bras - A Brazilian court barred a close ally of President Michel Temer from taking a ministerial position Wednesday because he has been implicated in a corruption probe.

Chaos in lawless Brazilian state enters fifth day

Rio De Janeiro - The governor of a Brazilian state where police have been on strike for five days, leading to bloody chaos, said more soldiers were coming to help.

Argentina, Brazil urge South America to open to EU, Mexico

Bras - The presidents of Brazil and Argentina called Tuesday for more ambitious Latin American trade, saying regional ties should strengthen in response to uncertainty over relations with Washington.

Brazil troops move to establish control in lawless state

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian federal troops began to reestablish control Tuesday over the state of Espirito Santo, where scores of people are reported to have been killed since the police went on strike.

In teary vigil for late wife, Lula lashes out at detractors

S - Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva held a wake Saturday for his late wife, ending it with harshly worded criticism for the couple's detractors in an ongoing corruption scandal.

Brazil's Lula to hold vigil for late wife Saturday

S - Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will hold a vigil Saturday for his late wife Marisa Leticia before her remains are cremated, he said.

Billion-dollar Odebrecht scandal engulfs Latin America

Montevideo - For years, Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht landed huge public works contracts by paying hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes.

Brazil corruption probe gets new top judge

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court named a new justice Thursday to oversee cases against politicians caught in a giant corruption probe after the previous judicial pointman was killed in an airplane crash.

Wife of Brazil's Lula dies

S - The wife of Brazil's embattled former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva died on Thursday, a week after she was hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage, doctors in Sao Paulo said.

Temer ally elected Brazil Senate speaker

Bras - An ally of Brazilian President Michel Temer, millionaire businessman Eunicio Oliveira, was elected Senate speaker Wednesday, despite being named in the investigation into the Petrobras corruption scandal that ensnared his predecessor.

Anti-austerity protest turns violent in Rio de Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian riot police used tear gas and stun grenades in Rio de Janeiro Wednesday to break up a protest against austerity measures aimed at rescuing the state from near bankruptcy.

Curitiba prison is humble home to Brazil's fallen mighty

Curitiba - The list of inmates' names looks like the members' directory at an exclusive club. But these former Brazilian ministers, congressmen and executives are not clinking glasses - they're cooling their heels in prison.

Brazil, Colombia warn FARC renegades could fuel crime

Manaus - Brazil and Colombia are stepping up security along their border to stop drug gangs from recruiting renegade FARC rebels and their weapons as the guerrillas disarm, officials said Tuesday.
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