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Brazil Supreme Court okays President Temer probe

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian Supreme Court judge has authorized opening preliminary investigations into allegations that President Michel Temer sought illicit campaign donations in 2012.

Brazil's ex-finance minister in graft probe's sights

S - Brazilian police on Thursday briefly arrested the latest heavyweight implicated in a massive corruption scandal: former finance minister Guido Mantega, a key figure in the previous two governments.

Brazil's Lula to stand trial for corruption

Bras - Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva must stand trial for corruption, a judge ruled Tuesday, after prosecutors accused the popular leftist of masterminding the large-scale plundering of state oil company Petrobras.

New Brazil president tells UN he represents democracy

New York - Brazil's new president, Michel Temer, told the United Nations on Tuesday that his controversial ascent showed the triumph of democracy.

Family found dismembered in Spain were Brazilian

Madrid - Spanish police on Monday identified as Brazilian a couple and their two young sons found hacked to pieces in a house near Madrid, in a suspected revenge killing.

Brazilian prosecutors file Olympics terrorism charges

Bras - Brazilian prosecutors filed terrorism charges Friday against eight people accused of plotting attacks and recruiting followers ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro last month.

Lula: Brazil's embattled working-class hero

S - A former shoeshine boy and steelworker who became one of Brazil's most popular presidents, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is now facing a downfall that is just as spectacular.

Brazil's Lula says graft charges aim to destroy him politically

S - Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva defended himself against corruption charges Thursday, saying the case against him was an attempt to destroy him politically ahead of elections in 2018.

Brazil's Lula says graft charges aim to destroy him politically

S - Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva defended himself against corruption charges Thursday, saying the case against him was an attempt to destroy him politically ahead of 2018 elections.

Brazil prosecutors file corruption charges against Lula

Bras - Federal prosecutors in Brazil filed corruption charges Wednesday against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, describing the popular leftist as leader of a massive embezzlement ring at state oil company Petrobras.

Brazil launches economic reforms with privatizations

Bras - Brazil announced a series of auctions and tenders Tuesday aimed at privatizing infrastructure -- part of new President Michel Temer's plans to revive the moribund economy.

Brazil's Temer gets down to messy job of saving economy

Bras - Fresh off his predecessor's impeachment, Brazilian President Michel Temer is launching reforms meant to save the tanking economy, but his austerity plan risks triggering backlash -- including among his allies.

Brazil ousts lawmaker who pushed for Rousseff impeachment

Bras - Brazil's lower house of Congress voted Monday to oust its former speaker Eduardo Cunha, who spearheaded the drive to impeach president Dilma Rousseff only to suffer his own graft-stained downfall.

Leader of Rousseff impeachment drive could lose own Brazil seat

Bras - Brazil's lower house debated Monday whether to unseat former speaker Eduardo Cunha, who spearheaded the drive to impeach president Dilma Rousseff and now faces his own graft-stained demise.

Brazil's new president booed at Independence Day parade

Bras - Brazil's new president, Michel Temer, was booed at an annual military parade in the capital Brasilia on Wednesday, his first public outing since taking power last week."Out with Temer!" shouted protesters at the heavily policed ceremony.

Brazil's Rousseff leaves presidential palace for good

Bras - Brazil's impeached president Dilma Rousseff left the official presidential residence for the last time Tuesday, flying to her coastal hometown as President Michel Temer jetted home from the G20 summit in China.

Mass protests in Brazil against Temer 'coup'

S - Tens of thousands took to Brazilian streets to support sacked leader Dilma Rousseff and protest the new government of Michel Temer, who has taken power and downplayed the protests.

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is Marcus Evans?

London - Marcus Evans is wanted in Brazil over an alleged ticket scam for the Rio Olympics but the authorities will do well to track down the reclusive multi-millionaire and football club owner.

Brazil's sacked leader Rousseff to head home, fight on

Bras - Brazil's sacked ex-president Dilma Rousseff said Friday she will abandon the presidential residence next week and continue the fight against her successor Michel Temer from her adopted hometown, Porto Alegre.

No Zika cases detected among Olympics participants: WHO

Geneva - No Zika cases have so far been detected among athletes, spectators or other participants in last month's Olympic Games in Brazil, the World Health Organization said Friday."We don't have any confirmed cases of Zika amongst travellers or amongst...

New Brazil president woos business allies in China

Hangzhou - New Brazilian President Michel Temer insisted Friday his country has turned a page on years of crisis as he wooed businesses in China after replacing Dilma Rousseff in a bitter impeachment fight.

Brazil's Temer wins presidency — and huge problems

Bras - Brazil's new president, Michel Temer, has an unusually short time to get through an unusual -- even daunting -- list of tasks, starting with fixing one of the world's biggest economies.

Brazil's new president faces immediate challenge from Rousseff

Bras - Impeached Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff filed a Supreme Court challenge Thursday to her removal from office in an immediate blow to new President Michel Temer's bid to stabilize the country and consolidate power.

Brazil's Rousseff loses palace, but life goes on

Bras - Dilma Rousseff will soon abandon Brazil's beautiful presidential palace along with its luxury sports facilities and helicopter pad -- but perhaps post-impeachment life won't be so bad after all.

Latin America's 'pink tide' ebbs to new low in Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - Dilma Rousseff's impeachment doesn't just mark the end of 13 years of Workers' Party rule in Brazil, but a new low for the so-called "pink tide" of leftist leaders in Latin America.

New leader vows to heal Brazil after impeachment drama

Bras - Brazil's new leader Michel Temer began his presidency in earnest Thursday vowing to heal the crisis-stricken Latin American giant after senators fired his defiant rival Dilma Rousseff in an emotional impeachment trial.

Venezuela, Brazil withdraw envoys after Rousseff removal

Caracas - Venezuela and Brazil on Wednesday withdrew their respective ambassadors after Caracas froze ties with its southern neighbor in response to president Dilma Rousseff's removal from office.

New president vows to heal Brazil as Rousseff sacked

Bras - Brazil's Dilma Rousseff was stripped of the country's presidency in an emotional impeachment vote and replaced by conservative rival Michel Temer, who promised to heal Latin America's biggest economy.

Michel Temer sworn in as Brazil's new president

Bras - Brazil's Michel Temer was sworn in as the country's new president on Wednesday after leftist Dilma Rousseff was removed in a Senate impeachment trial.

Venezuela freezes Brazil ties after Rousseff removal

Caracas - Venezuela on Wednesday withdrew its ambassador from Brazil and froze ties with its southern neighbor in response to president Dilma Rousseff's removal from office.
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