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Rodrigo Viga Gaier

Brazil suspending tariffs on corn and soy until 2021

18 Oct 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil will suspend tariffs on corn and soy imports from countries outside the Mercosur trade bloc until early next year to help reduce food prices that are pushing up inflation, the economy ministry said on Saturday.

Brazil to eliminate tariffs on corn and soy until 2021, source says

17 Oct 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 17 The Brazilian government has decided to temporarily eliminate tariffs on corn and soy imports from countries outside the Mercosur trade bloc until next year, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Rio de Janeiro samba schools delay 2021 Carnival parade over coronavirus

25 Sep 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Samba schools in Rio de Janeiro decided on Thursday to delay Brazil's most famous Carnival parade that would normally have been held in February 2021, as the country grapples with the second-deadliest coronavirus outbreak in the world.

Brazil's Bolsonaro to undergo surgery Friday, doctor says

21 Sep 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is scheduled to undergo surgery to remove a bladder stone on Friday, a doctor for the Brazilian leader told Reuters.

Brazil's Rio will restore 100 ICU beds to fight COVID-19 due to high utilization

19 Sep 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro will put back in place some 100 ICU beds that had been dismantled in recent weeks in an effort to deal with COVID-19 patients, even though deaths seemed to be falling.

Brazil's Rio risks second wave of COVID-19 with ill-timed reopening

17 Sep 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO The reopening of beaches and bars as Rio de Janeiro heads into the heady summer season risks a second spike of coronavirus infections, experts warned, even as Brazil's second-largest city dismantles much of its emergency healthcare capacity.

Manager at Brazil's Petrobras investigated in latest graft probe

11 Sep 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO A Petrobras manager was among the subjects of search warrants issued to police on Thursday, part of a years-long investigation into alleged corruption at the Brazilian state-controlled oil firm, according to court documents seen by Reuters.

UPDATE 1-Manager at Brazil's Petrobras investigated in latest graft probe

11 Sep 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 10 A Petrobras manager was among the subjects of search warrants issued to police on Thursday, part of a years-long investigation into alleged corruption at the Brazilian state-controlled oil firm, according to court documents seen by Reuters.

Current manager at Brazil's Petrobras investigated in latest graft probe

11 Sep 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 10 The targets of a police operation on Thursday investigating alleged corruption at Brazilian state-run oil firm Petrobras include at least one manager who is still at the company, according to court documents seen by Reuters.

Brazil likely to extend zero-tariff ethanol imports past U.S. election, sources say

10 Sep 2020

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO The Brazilian government is planning to extend a tariff-free ethanol import program for three months, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Wednesday, a measure likely to please U.S. President Donald Trump's administration.

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