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Brazil presidential candidate Bolsonaro recovering after surgery

13 Sep 2018

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian far-right frontrunner for president, on Thursday was recovering from emergency surgery with no complications, but his running mate said his return to campaigning would be further delayed.

Brazil electoral court bars Lula from presidential race

01 Sep 2018

BRASILIA Brazil's top electoral court on Friday barred jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in this year's presidential because of his corruption conviction.

Brazil top court says it will rule as soon as possible on freight law

28 Aug 2018

BRASÍLIA Brazil's Supreme Court will rule as soon as possible on several challenges to the constitutionality of a law imposing minimum freight prices, but no ruling will come on Monday, Supreme Court Justice Luiz Fux said.

UPDATE 1-Brazil top court says it will rule as soon as possible on freight law

28 Aug 2018

BRASÍLIA, Aug 27 Brazil's Supreme Court will rule as soon as possible on several challenges to the constitutionality of a law imposing minimum freight prices, but no ruling will come on Monday, Supreme Court Justice Luiz Fux said.

UPDATE 2-Brazil court lifts injunction suspending products with glyphosate

24 Aug 2018

SAO PAULO/BRASÍLIA, Aug 23 A Brazilian court has lifted an injunction that had suspended registration in the country of products containing the agrochemical glyphosate, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Thursday on his official Twitter account.

Lula registers for Brazil race from jail as thousands rally

16 Aug 2018

BRASILIA Brazil's Workers Party registered jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday as its presidential candidate while he sat in prison serving a 12-year graft sentence expected to block his candidacy.

Brazil judge lifts border closure for Venezuelan immigrants

08 Aug 2018

BRASILIA A Brazilian federal appeals court judge on Tuesday overturned a ruling barring Venezuelan immigrants fleeing economic and political turmoil from entering Brazil.

Brazil senator says she is likely to join Alckmin presidential ticket

03 Aug 2018

BRASILIA Brazilian Senator Ana Amelia Lemos of the conservative Progressistas party said on Thursday that centrist presidential candidate Geraldo Alckmin was close to confirming her as his running mate, and added the final decision could come on Friday.

Brazil's Alckmin firms presidential bid with centrist support

21 Jul 2018

BRASILIA Business-friendly Brazilian presidential candidate Geraldo Alckmin got the strongest boost yet to his campaign after a centrist coalition agreed to back him and chose their potential vice-presidential pick.

Odebrecht signs new leniency deal with Brazil authorities

10 Jul 2018

BRASILIA Industrial conglomerate Odebrecht SA has signed a leniency deal with Brazil's attorney general and comptroller general expanding on an agreement with federal prosecutors that set terms for its cooperation in a massive graft probe, authorities said on Monday.

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