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  • Aug 22, 2014
  • Updated: 4:22am


Leading political figures jailed in Brazil corruption case

Top figures found guilty in Brazil’s biggest corruption scandal turned themselves in to police on Friday, just days after the Supreme Court in Brasilia ruled they must begin serving their prison sentences, a blow to long-standing immunity in the country where the rich and

Saturday, 16 November, 2013, 8:24pm

Brazil’s foreign minister resigns amid tensions

Brazil’s president named a new foreign minister on Monday night following an embarrassing diplomatic manoeuvre involving neighbouring Bolivia.

The resignation of Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota was announced in a terse, two-paragraph statement from the office of President Dilma Rousseff.

27 Aug 2013 - 12:09pm

Kerry visits Brazil after defending spy programmes in Colombia

US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Brazil on Tuesday following a stop in Colombia that saw him defending American surveillance programmes.

13 Aug 2013 - 5:06pm

Brazil youths protest in Rio, Sao Paulo over missing citizen

Hundreds of youths marched in Rio and Sao Paulo on Thursday to protest the disappearance of a construction worker who was detained by police two weeks ago and hasn’t been seen since.

The demonstrators demanded information about the fate of 42-year-old Amarildo de Souza, who was last seen on July 14 when he was picked up by officers in Rio’s Rocinha shantytown.

2 Aug 2013 - 3:50pm

Brazil’s social unrest easing but turning more radical

The massive street demonstrations that roiled Brazil last month have eased but more radical groups are coming to the fore and resorting to violence.

1 Aug 2013 - 5:05pm

Police clash with vandals in Sao Paulo

Brazilian riot police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse extremist protesters who ransacked bank branches, shops and car dealerships in central Sao Paulo.

A police spokesman said five people were arrested during the clashes, which followed a peaceful march by 300 demonstrators against Sao Paulo state Governor Geraldo Alckmin.

31 Jul 2013 - 2:57pm

Report reveals 1.1m Brazilians murdered in 30 years

More than one million people were murdered in Brazil between 1980 and 2011, making it the world’s seventh most violent country, a survey showed Thursday.

19 Jul 2013 - 11:37pm

Brazil to probe local telecom operators over alleged US spying

Brazil’s telecommunications agency said on Monday that it would investigate whether local operators had violated customer privacy rules in alleged surveillance of Brazilian telecommunications data by US spy agencies.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Brazilians fill streets with protests and violence

More than half a million Brazilians poured into the streets of at least 80 cities on Thursday in demonstrations that saw violent clashes and renewed calls for an end to government corruption and demands for better public services

21 Jun 2013 - 9:44am

Brazil wins back fans with convincing victory

Brazil got what it wanted in the opening game of the Confederations Cup. It beat Japan and regained support from demanding home fans after a series of disappointing home results.

16 Jun 2013 - 3:05pm