Brazil government - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Brazil government Brazil president on defense as aide falls, cash recovered RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Embattled President Michel Temer's attempt to win back confidence and stay in power was undermined Tuesday as one aide was arrested in a fraud scheme, another aide turned over to police a bag full of cash and shouts of "down with Temer" led a Senate commission to suspend work on a package of the president's labor reforms. Tadeu Filip... Tue, 23 May 2017 20:34:00 GMT 2017-05-23T20:34:00Z Brazilians call for president to resign after graft charges SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilians around the country staged demonstrations Sunday calling for their president to step down after the supreme court opened an investigation into allegations he endorsed the payment of hush money to a jailed former lawmaker. The accusations against President Michel Temer have plunged Latin America's largest nation into crisis yet a... Sun, 21 May 2017 21:27:00 GMT 2017-05-21T21:27:00Z Brazil's leader mounts defense to save his presidency RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fighting to save his job amid a mushrooming corruption scandal, Brazilian President Michel Temer told the nation Saturday that an incriminating audio recording of him had been doctored. "That clandestine recording was manipulated and doctored with (bad) intentions," Temer said at a news conference in capital of Brasilia. Temer said h... Sat, 20 May 2017 23:55:00 GMT 2017-05-20T23:55:00Z Brazil's top prosecutor accuses Temer of obstructing justice RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's top prosecutor is accusing President Michel Temer of corruption and obstruction of justice, according to an investigation released Friday by the supreme court, dramatically escalating pressure to force the embattled leader from office. At the same time, other released documents said the owner of a major meatpacker has told p... Sat, 20 May 2017 02:12:00 GMT 2017-05-20T02:12:00Z The Latest: Top newspaper calls on Brazil leader to quit RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on Brazil's political crisis (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The newspaper of Brazil's biggest media group is calling for President Michel Temer to resign after the country's top court authorized investigations on the embattled leader for alleged corruption and obstruction of justice. The... Fri, 19 May 2017 19:42:00 GMT 2017-05-19T19:42:00Z Brazil's Temer: 'I won't resign' amid corruption allegations RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday rejected calls for his resignation, saying he will fight allegations that he endorsed the paying of hush money to a former lawmaker jailed for corruption. Even in this country weary from the constant drip of revelations of a wide-ranging corruption investigation, the incendiary accusation ... Fri, 19 May 2017 00:16:00 GMT 2017-05-19T00:16:00Z The Latest: Brazil president denies OK'ing bribe RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on Brazil's political crisis (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer says he will fight allegations that he endorsed the paying of hush money to an ex-lawmaker jailed for corruption. Temer spoke during a national address on Thursday afternoon. It was the... Thu, 18 May 2017 19:19:00 GMT 2017-05-18T19:19:00Z Brazil declares end to Zika emergency after fall in cases SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil declared an end to its public health emergency over the Zika virus on Thursday, 18 months after a surge in cases drew headlines around the world. The mosquito-borne virus wasn't considered a major health threat until the 2015 outbreak revealed that Zika can lead to severe birth defects. One of those defects, microcephaly, causes babies to be born with... Fri, 12 May 2017 00:32:00 GMT 2017-05-12T00:32:00Z 8 in Brazil sentenced for planning attack ahead of Rio 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A judge in Brazil on Thursday sentenced eight men for planning an attack in the run up to the 2016 Summer Olympics, marking the first time that a much debated anti-terror law formed the basis of a case in Latin America's largest nation. Federal Judge Marcos Josegrei da Silva sentenced the men to between 6 and 15 years in prison. In t... Fri, 05 May 2017 01:11:00 GMT 2017-05-05T01:11:00Z Buses torched, roads blocked, clashes during Brazil strike RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Protesters lit buses on fire, blocked roads and clashed with police on Friday during a general strike that brought transportation to a halt in many cities across Latin America's largest nation. The strike was to protest major changes to labor law and the pension system being considered by Congress, but it was also a raw display of an... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:48:00 GMT 2017-04-29T00:48:00Z Brazil yellow fever cases pass 400; more than 130 dead SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Health Ministry says 424 people have been infected with yellow fever in the largest outbreak the country has seen in years. Of those, 137 have died. An update published Thursday said that more than 900 other cases are under investigation. During the current outbreak in the Southern Hemisphere's summer rainy season, the vast majority of the confirmed... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:47:00 GMT 2017-03-16T20:47:00Z Brazil's Carnival begins with parades, parties but no mayor RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Revelers across Brazil began Carnival celebrations on Friday, taking to the streets to dance, drink beer and spirits, and blow off steam at a time of economic angst and fury with politicians over a sprawling corruption scandal. The world's most famous Carnival bash in Rio opened in a strange way. After a day in silence, the city's ev... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:42:00 GMT 2017-02-25T02:42:00Z Despite charges, Brazil's Lula eyes another run SAO PAULO (AP) — He is facing several corruption charges, Brazil's largest-ever graft probe has decimated the political party he founded and his hand-picked successor was impeached and ousted from office. Yet former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, known to Brazilians simply as Lula, is topping polls for next year's presidential race and traveling the... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:58:00 GMT 2017-02-17T05:58:00Z Brazil Supreme Court validates plea bargains in graft probe SAO PAULO (AP) — The head of Brazil's Supreme Court validated 77 plea bargains with officials from a construction giant targeted by a major corruption probe on Monday, a step that is likely to significantly widen investigations into top politicians and businessmen. All Brazil has been waiting to learn what is contained in the plea bargains with executives... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:11:00 GMT 2017-01-30T13:11:00Z Brazil's 'Car Wash' prosecutor says corruption probe to grow CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) — The lead federal prosecutor in a massive corruption investigation roiling Brazil says that recent developments could double the size of the case, a staggering possibility given that the probe has ensnared many of the country's elite, threatens to bring down President Michel Temer and is expanding to other Latin American countries. ... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:10:00 GMT 2017-01-27T05:10:00Z Brazil orders 11.5 million yellow fever vaccines SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Ministry of Health has ordered 11.5 million doses of yellow fever vaccines to reinforce its stockpiles amid the largest outbreak of the disease the country has seen since 2000, officials said Wednesday. So far during the summer rainy season, 70 cases, including 40 deaths, have been confirmed. More than 300 cases are still being i... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:37:00 GMT 2017-01-25T21:37:00Z Brazil investigates crash that killed Car Wash probe judge SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian authorities on Friday were investigating a plane crash that killed the Supreme Court justice in charge of a major corruption case just weeks before he was scheduled to issue a ruling that could have revealed accusations against politicians in several Latin American countries. The death of Justice Teori Zavascki, 68, in Thursday'... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:31:00 GMT 2017-01-20T20:31:00Z Fed up with politics, Brazil cities swear in outsider mayors SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's two biggest cities on Sunday inaugurated mayors who are political outsiders and whose victories underscored deep frustration with the political class and public corruption. Joao Doria, a millionaire businessman who once hosted "The Apprentice Brazil," took the oath of office in the country's financial capital of Sao Paulo. He defeated an ally of the... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 03:56:00 GMT 2017-01-02T03:56:00Z Brazilian companies to pay combined $3.5B in bribery case WASHINGTON (AP) — Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht and major petrochemical company Braskem have agreed to pay a combined penalty of at least $3.5 billion to settle allegations that they bribed government officials in a dozen countries around the world, U.S. authorities said Wednesday. The Brazilian corporations admitted to paying hundreds of ... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 23:34:00 GMT 2016-12-21T23:34:00Z The Latest: Trump praises Speaker Ryan at Wisconsin rally WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump's transition to the White House (all times EST): 8:30 p.m. President-elect Donald Trump is singing House Speaker Paul Ryan's praises in Wisconsin. At a rally Tuesday in West Allis, Trump praised the Wisconsin politicians in the room. When Ryan drew boos, Tru... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 01:49:00 GMT 2016-12-14T01:49:00Z Brazil's Temer cited 44 times in corruption testimony RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A former executive at a mega-construction company cited Brazilian President Michel Temer 44 times during testimony to federal prosecutors in a corruption probe, making accusations of illegal campaign financing that put his embattled administration at an even bigger risk of ending within months. The 82-pages of testimony by former Ode... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:17:00 GMT 2016-12-10T22:17:00Z Thousands protest corruption, support judiciary in Brazil RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in cities across Brazil on Sunday to express disgust with public corruption and outrage at what they say are lawmakers' attempts to muzzle the judges and prosecutors pursuing those crimes. Protesters, many dressed in the green and yellow of Brazil's flag, massed along a major artery... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:36:00 GMT 2016-12-04T23:36:00Z Bolivia minister: country could face US aviation downgrade LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The U.S. could downgrade the country's aviation safety rating because of irregularities that may have contributed to this week's crash of a chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team, Bolivia's Defense Minister said Saturday. As investigators probe what caused the crash that killed all but six of the 77 people on board, a stri... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:27:00 GMT 2016-12-03T18:27:00Z Victims' relatives in Brazil say soccer-team crash avoidable CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — Relatives of victims who died in an air crash that killed most members of the Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense spoke out in anger Thursday, with several saying the crash was avoidable. Only six of the 77 passengers and crew survived, three of them players. Nineteen other players died in the crash late Monday, a few kilometers (mile... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:52:00 GMT 2016-12-01T22:52:00Z Brazilian protesters call for embattled president's ouster SAO PAULO (AP) — Protesters massed in Brazil's largest city Sunday to call for the president to be removed from office and express outrage at a host of his policies, while the embattled leader tried to head off some of their criticism. President Michel Temer has suffered a continual drip of scandal and high-level resignations since he took office six mont... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:30:00 GMT 2016-11-28T00:30:00Z Brazilian minister quits in case that implicates president RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian minister resigned on Friday amid allegations that he enlisted President Michel Temer's help to pressure a fellow Cabinet member to approve a luxury apartment development project in a preservation zone. It is the first direct accusation of wrongdoing against Temer while in office. The announcement feeds a growing scandal o... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 20:38:00 GMT 2016-11-25T20:38:00Z