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Brazil military takes up coup commemoration at Bolsonaro's behest

31 Mar 2019

SAO PAULO Brazil's armed forces on Sunday paid tribute to a 1964 coup leading to a two-decade dictatorship, after far-right President Jair Bolsonaro - who argues that military intervention saved the country from communism - reversed an 8-year-ban on celebrations.

Brazil ex-President Temer hit with new corruption charges: prosecutor

30 Mar 2019

SAO PAULO Brazilian former President Michel Temer was hit with more graft charges on Friday, just a day after being charged in a separate corruption case, according to federal prosecutors.

Brazil's ex-President Temer jailed, accused of heading 'criminal organisation'

22 Mar 2019

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Brazil's former President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday in "Operation Radioactivity," a probe of alleged graft in the construction of a nuclear power plant, threatening to delay debate over the government's ambitious fiscal reforms. | Video

Brazil Supreme Court decision seen as 'blow' to Car Wash probe

15 Mar 2019

SAO PAULO Brazil's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that corruption cases involving illegal campaign donations should be handled by electoral courts, a move that some prosecutors warned could hurt their groundbreaking crusade against graft.

Exclusive: FBI investigating top Vitol executives in Americas - sources

14 Feb 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO/HOUSTON The FBI is investigating energy trading firm Vitol's top two executives in the Americas in connection with a Brazil bribery case, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, deepening the U.S. role in a probe of foreign oil firms' dealings with state-controlled Petrobras.

EXCLUSIVE-FBI investigating top Vitol executives in Americas -sources

13 Feb 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 13 The FBI is investigating trading firm Vitol's top two executives in the Americas in connection with a Brazil bribery case involving deals with Petroleo Brasileiro SA, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Exclusive: Trafigura refuses to hand over emails in Brazil bribery case

12 Jan 2019

SAO PAULO Commodities trader Trafigura [TRAFGF.UL] has refused a judge's order to hand over the email archives of two former executives in Brazil who are facing corruption charges over accusations they bribed officials at state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro.

Exclusive: Top suspect in Vitol, Glencore Brazil bribery case arrested in U.S. - court

09 Jan 2019

SAO PAULO A Brazilian man facing allegations of bribing officials at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA on behalf of Vitol Group, Glencore and other major oil trading firms has been arrested in the United States, authorities said Tuesday.

Exclusive: Top suspect in Vitol, Glencore Brazil bribery case arrested in U.S. - court

09 Jan 2019

SAO PAULO A Brazilian man facing allegations of bribing officials at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA on behalf of Vitol Group [VITOLV.UL], Glencore and other major oil trading firms has been arrested in the United States, authorities said Tuesday.

EXCLUSIVE-Top suspect in Vitol, Glencore Brazil bribery case arrested in U.S. -court

09 Jan 2019

SAO PAULO, Jan 8 A Brazilian man facing allegations of bribing officials at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA on behalf of Vitol Group , Glencore and other major oil trading firms has been arrested in the United States, authorities said Tuesday. Luiz Eduardo Loureiro Andrade was detained in the U.S. on Dec. 20, an arrest that was disclosed in a Brazilian court document seen by Reuters. He was arrested with the help of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Besides handling deportation cases, ICE carries out investigations of transnational crime.

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