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Ricardo Brito

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20 Sep 2017 | 12:48 AM

Brazil's new top prosecutor reshuffles 'Car Wash' investigation team

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's new top federal prosecutor on Tuesday reshuffled the team of investigators in charge of pursuing the biggest corruption probe yet conducted in Latin America's largest nation.

15 Sep 2017 | 11:55 AM

Brazil's Temer faces new graft charges over JBS testimony

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer was charged with obstruction of justice and racketeering on Thursday, according to a statement posted on the prosecutor general's office website, threatening to delay the government's economic reform agenda in Congress.

13 Sep 2017 | 10:43 AM

Brazil's top court approves new graft probe of President Temer

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian Supreme Court judge on Tuesday authorized an investigation of President Michel Temer for suspected corruption involving a decree regulating ports, adding to graft allegations the president has so far parried with backing from Congress.

9 Sep 2017 | 8:39 AM

Brazil prosecutor charges members of Temer's party with criminal organisation

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's top prosecutor on Friday charged six lawmakers from President Michel Temer's Brazilian Democracy Movement Party (PMDB) with forming a criminal organisation, the latest in a barrage of charges in the country's sprawling corruption scandal.

7 Sep 2017 | 9:11 AM

Ex-minister accuses former Brazil President Lula of accepting bribes

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The former finance minister under Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday accused the ex-president of receiving bribes from contractor Odebrecht [ODBES.UL], adding to a list of corruption accusations that threaten Lula's ability to run for president in 2018.

24 Aug 2017 | 4:27 AM

Venezuela ex-prosecutor says she has evidence of Maduro corruption

BRASILIA/CARACAS (Reuters) - Dismissed Venezuelan prosecutor Luisa Ortega said on Wednesday she had evidence that President Nicolas Maduro was involved in corruption with construction company Odebrecht.

23 Aug 2017 | 10:34 AM

Top prosecutor to use new testimony against Brazil's Temer, source says

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The office of Brazil's Prosecutor General plans to use an entrepreneur's testimony in a new plea bargain deal to build up an investigation targeting President Michel Temer, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

9 Aug 2017 | 5:28 AM

Brazil president's lawyers demand removal of top prosecutor

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Lawyers defending Brazilian President Michel Temer against corruption allegations asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to remove the prosecutor general from the investigation, arguing he is no longer fit to lead it.

19 Jul 2017 | 7:45 AM

Brazil's Temer eyes minor tax reform as pension overhaul stalls

BRASILIA (Reuters) - With corruption charges delaying his unpopular proposal for the overhaul of Brazil's costly pension system, President Michel Temer is trying to quickly push through a mini tax reform, a presidential aide told Reuters on Tuesday.

8 Jul 2017 | 4:17 AM

Brazil president's graft case weakens congressional support - lawmakers

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Congressional support for Brazilian President Michel Temer is weakening, lawmakers said on Friday, days before the lower house is expected to vote on whether he should stand trial on a corruption charge.