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Brazil's Bolsonaro to nominate Kassio Nunes for Supreme Court - source

2:56am IST

BRASILIA Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro will nominate judge Kassio Nunes to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the retirement of Justice Celso de Mello, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

Brazil govt lobbies Supreme Court ahead of key Petrobras ruling

30 Sep 2020

BRASILIA, Sept 29 The government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is lobbying the Supreme Court ahead of a ruling expected Wednesday on whether the privatization of refineries owned by state-run oil company Petrobras requires Congressional approval.

Brazil's government backs new basic income payments to poor

29 Sep 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's government on Monday detailed how it would pay for a new minimum income program called Renda Cidada, with President Jair Bolsonaro and Economy Minister Paulo Guedes still pledging to honor the country's spending cap and fiscal rules.

The ventilators never came: How graft hampered Brazil's COVID-19 response

25 Sep 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO As COVID-19 patients flooded Rio de Janeiro's public health system from early April to late May, Dr. Pedro Archer found himself making gut-wrenching decisions. 

Three Brazilian justices vote against Petrobras refinery privatizations

22 Sep 2020

BRASILIA Three justices on Brazil's Supreme Court have voted against allowing state-owned oil company Petrobras to go ahead with the planned sale of eight refineries, according to the court's website.

Brazil's Bolsonaro says supermarkets 'committed' to lowering prices on basic goods

10 Sep 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's supermarkets are "committed" to lowering the prices of basic foodstuffs, President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday, hours after the Justice Ministry said it would ask supermarkets to explain recent price increases for some products.

Brazil to keep Car Wash anti-corruption squad active through at least January

10 Sep 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO The office of Brazil's top prosecutor has decided to keep the country's famed Car Wash anti-corruption task force active through Jan. 31, it said in a statement on Wednesday, in an at least temporary victory for the embattled group of prosecutors.

UPDATE 2-Brazil to keep Car Wash anti-corruption squad active through at least January

10 Sep 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 9 The office of Brazil's top prosecutor has decided to keep the country's famed Car Wash anti-corruption task force active through Jan. 31, it said in a statement on Wednesday, in an at least temporary victory for the embattled group of prosecutors.

Brazil, reversing course, says will keep fighting Amazon deforestation

29 Aug 2020

BRASILIA/POCONÉ, Brazil In a dramatic u-turn, Brazil's Environment Ministry said on Friday it would continue to fight deforestation, reversing its position after saying hours earlier that it could not afford to continue enforcement efforts in the Amazon.

Pressure mounts to disband Brazil's crack anti-corruption squad

26 Aug 2020

BRASILIA Political pressure is growing in Brazil to disband a high-profile team of anti-corruption prosecutors that has put dozens of former executives and politicians behind bars, despite its strong popular support and hundreds of cases still pending.

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