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Mercedes Formula One team robbed at gunpoint in Brazil

November 11, 2017 1:47 am
Mercedes Formula One team robbed at gunpoint in Brazil

Team members of Mercedes work in the Valtteri Bottas’ car during first practice at the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo, November 10, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Armed robbers held up a Mercedes Formula One team minibus outside the Brazilian Grand Prix circuit in Sao Paulo on Friday night but […]

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Brazilian Olympic Committee chief Carlos Nuzman arrested over bribery scandal

October 5, 2017 1:00 pm
Brazilian Olympic Committee chief  Carlos Nuzman arrested over bribery scandal

The head of Brazil’s Olympic Committee, Carlos Nuzman (C), is escorted from his home by federal police in Rio de Janeiro on October 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee, Carlos Nuzman, has been arrested over his alleged role in a vote-buying scheme related to […]

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Brazilian Olympic Committee chief Carlos Nuzman arrested over bribery scandal

1:00 pm
Brazilian Olympic Committee chief Carlos Nuzman arrested over bribery scandal

The head of Brazil’s Olympic Committee, Carlos Nuzman (C), is escorted from his home by federal police in Rio de Janeiro on October 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee, Carlos Nuzman, has been arrested over his alleged role in a vote-buying scheme related to […]

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Two ex-Brazilian presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff charged in fraud scheme

September 6, 2017 3:38 pm
Two ex-Brazilian presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff  charged in fraud scheme

Former Brazilian presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (R) and Dilma Rousseff attend the funeral of former foreign policy advisor Marco Aurelio Garcia, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Two former Brazilian presidents have been formally charged with obtaining illegal money in a large-scale probe into […]

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Brazilian army troops launch crackdown on Rio de Janeiro slums

August 5, 2017 10:30 pm
Brazilian army troops launch crackdown on Rio de Janeiro slums

Military troops patrol Botafogo neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July, 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Heavily armed Brazilian army troops and police have launched a pre-dawn crackdown on gangs operating out of slums across Rio de Janeiro, following a steep rise in crime. Five favelas were targeted by […]

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Brazil Congress rejects scandal-plagued President Michel Temer’s corruption charges

August 3, 2017 10:30 pm
Brazil Congress rejects scandal-plagued President Michel Temer’s corruption charges

The placard shows the final vote count in the chamber of deputies denying authorization for the Supreme Court to judge President Michel Temer for corruption in Brasilia, on August 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Brazilian lawmakers have tossed out a corruption charge against scandal-plagued President Michel Temer, saving the center-right […]

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Ex-Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvafaces 6th trial over corruption

August 2, 2017 10:30 pm
Ex-Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvafaces 6th trial over corruption

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (photo by AFP) Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva faces a sixth trial on graft charges related to a sweeping political kickback scheme involving state-owned companies. A federal judge announced on Tuesday that Lula, as he is widely known, would […]

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Brazil sends Thousands of reinforcements to stem violence in Rio de Janeiro

July 30, 2017 7:46 pm
Brazil sends Thousands of reinforcements to stem violence in Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian marines are seen in front of armored personnel carriers (APC) at the Museum of Tomorrow area in the portuary zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 29, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of reinforcements have been deployed to the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro in an attempt […]

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Brazilian police arrest former Petrobras Chief Executive Officer Aldemir Bendine on corruption charges

July 27, 2017 10:30 pm
Brazilian police arrest former Petrobras Chief Executive Officer Aldemir Bendine on corruption charges

This file photo taken on December 15, 2015 shows then Petrobras President Aldemir Bendine speaking during a working breakfast with foreign correspondents at the company headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by AFP) Brazilian police authorities have taken into custody former Petrobras Chief Executive Officer Aldemir Bendine on suspected […]

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Brazil congressional committee votes against putting President Michel Temer on trial

July 14, 2017 9:39 am
Brazil congressional committee votes against putting President Michel Temer on trial

Brazilian congressmen celebrate after voting against a recommendation to try President Michel Temer for corruption, at the parliament in Brasilia, Brazil, July 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A Brazilian congressional committee has handed a largely symbolic victory to President Michel Temer by rejecting a recommendation to have him tried on […]

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