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  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 15- Brazil's far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro could revise the country's model of production-sharing contracts in its coveted pre-salt oil fields if he wins this month's election, newspaper Valor reported on Monday. Brazil's production-sharing contract model for its pre-salt oil fields was rolled out by the leftist...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 4- Whoever wins Brazil's presidential race this month will inherit a fiscal straight jacket and a drifting economy in urgent need of repair- but will have no governing coalition in Congress to pass reforms. On Sunday, Brazilians will vote for the president, all 513 members of the lower house of Congress, and two-thirds of the 81- member Senate.

  • BRASILIA, Sept 27- On a visit to Israel two years ago, far-right Brazilian lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro leaned back into the River Jordan in a white robe to be baptized in the arms of a fellow congressman and evangelical pastor. While still an avowed Catholic, Bolsonaro is riding a wave of support from Brazil's evangelical Christians, who have helped make him the...

  • BRASILIA, Sept 27- On a visit to Israel two years ago, far-right Brazilian lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro leaned back into the River Jordan in a white robe to be baptized in the arms of a fellow congressman and evangelical pastor. While still an avowed Catholic, Bolsonaro is riding a wave of support from Brazil's evangelical Christians, who have helped make him the...

  • CURITIBA/ RECIFE, Aug 24- It is Thursday outside a government building in this tidy city in southern Brazil. Despite his predicament, Lula is still calling the shots in his Workers Party and engineering another presidential run, underscoring his stature as the most popular modern political figure in Brazil. During his two presidential terms, which ran from 2003...

  • CURITIBA/ RECIFE, Aug 24- It is Thursday outside a government building in this tidy city in southern Brazil. Despite his predicament, Lula is still calling the shots in his Workers Party and engineering another presidential run, underscoring his stature as the most popular modern political figure in Brazil. During his two presidential terms, which ran from 2003...

  • SAO PAULO, July 25- Facebook Inc on Wednesday took down a network of pages and accounts used by a right-wing Brazilian activist group, cracking down on what it called a misinformation network ahead of elections in October. Facebook said in a statement that it deactivated 196 pages and 87 accounts in Brazil for their part in "a coordinated network that hid behind...

  • SAO PAULO, July 25- Facebook Inc on Wednesday took down a network of pages and accounts used by a right-wing Brazilian activist group, cracking down on what it called a misinformation network ahead of elections in October. Facebook said in a statement that it deactivated 196 pages and 87 accounts in Brazil for their part in "a coordinated network that hid behind...

  • SAO PAULO, July 25- Facebook Inc on Wednesday took down a network of pages and accounts used to spread fake news by members of a right-wing Brazilian activist group, sources told Reuters, as part of a crackdown ahead of an election in October. Facebook deactivated 196 pages and 87 accounts in Brazil for their part in "a coordinated network that hid behind fake...

  • SAO PAULO, June 13- The leading leftist candidate in Brazil's presidential race, Ciro Gomes, would end the refining monopoly of state oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, a senior Gomes adviser told Reuters. His comments underscore how a May trucker strike over fuel prices, which paralyzed much of Brazil's economy and forced the government to slash diesel taxes,...

  • BRASILIA, May 31- Far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro went out on a limb to support a truckers strike that paralyzed Brazil and forced the government to reinstate costly fuel subsidies, and the strategy may have helped his chances of beating one of several pro-business reform candidates in October's election. Centrist candidates such as former...

  • BRASILIA, May 24- Brazil's government struck a deal with truck drivers on Thursday to suspend a four-day protest that crippled swathes of the Latin America's largest economy, promising changes to diesel pricing that could leave it footing a 5 billion reais bill this year. Brazil needs you, "said Eliseu Padilha, President Michel Temer's chief of staff, while...

  • CAMPO NOVO DO PARECIS, Brazil, May 17- A right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate who compares himself to Donald Trump is attracting support across Brazil's farm belt, where the fiery former paratrooper may secure the funding needed for his bid to run Latin America's biggest country. Bumper stickers stating "Bolsonaro Save Brazil" and "We Are All Bolsonaro"...

  • SAO PAULO, May 2- A joint session of Brazil's Congress on Wednesday passed a measure allowing the use of federal funds to pay off debts owed by Venezuela and Mozambique, according to a decision published on the Congress website. Venezuela owes the vast majority of the nearly 1 billion reais owed to Brazil's BNDES state development bank and also to Credit Suisse,...

  • Temer had been expected to visit Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam May 7-14. The office said he would remain in Brazil to push for the passage of a bill that would free funds for the federal government to pay off debt that Venezuela and Mozambique owe to Brazil's state development bank BNDES and Credit Suisse. Brazil, during the administration of former...

  • Brazil's thriving fintech sector has managed to defy the country's political and economic turmoil.

  • Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks during a media conference at Uruguay's Frente Amplio party's headquarters in Montevideo, November 4, 2016.

    "This was not something that happened by surprise. It had a clear goal," former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says.

  • expecting more calm waters after rousseff's impeachment

    Mario Garnero, chairman and founder of Brasilinvest, discusses the fight against corruption in Latin America.

  • Former billionaire Eike Batista waits inside a court for the start of his insider-trading trial in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.

    Eike Batista, once Brazil's richest man, was detained in connection to charges including an alleged $16 million bribe to a former governor.

  • Sao Paulo skyline

    Brazil continues to deliver hefty returns on its stocks, even weathering a deep economic downturn.