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By Reuters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s government is not currently considering privatizing state-run oil producer Petróleo Brasileiro SA, but President Jair Bolsonaro has shown openness to the idea for the first time, the nation’s economy minister said on...
By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro signed this Thursday, April 25th, the decree revoking daylight saving time. The signing took place during a ceremony at the Palácio do Planalto. The President had already announced...
By Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday, the Federal Police, assisted by the Federal Public Prosecutor's Office, set off Operation Archimedes to dismantle the corruption scheme responsible for illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest. A former IBAMA (Brazilian Institute...
By Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A series of revelations about how militias in Rio de Janeiro are laundering large quantities of money through illegal real estate shines a light on the impunity with which these groups operate...
By Newsfeed RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil has agreed to import up to 750,000 metric tons of US wheat annually, without the usual duties it pays for wheat grown outside the Mercosur countries. This move has disappointed Argentina, writes...
By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The House of Representatives passed a bill that allows victims of domestic abuse to petition the judge for an immediate decree of divorce or the breach of common-law union. The...
By  Reuters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s antitrust watchdog Cade is investigating four banks in the country for allegedly creating competition hurdles to digital banking newcomer Nubank, the watchdog said in a statement on Monday. Cade said Banco do Brasil...
By Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Over the past couple of months, it’s become clear that political risk remains high in Brazil, and that the approval of the fiscal consolidation agenda should not be taken for granted. Congressional party...
By Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While in public life, Marco Maciel from Pernambuco - vice-president of the governments of Fernando Henrique Cardoso - was noted for his defense of the parity of the Powers of the Republic....

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