Pedro Fonseca

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9 Apr 2019 | 11:31 PM

Powerful, 'abnormal' rains lash Rio de Janeiro, killing at least three

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Torrential rains doused Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, killing at least three people and sowing chaos in Brazil's second largest city, which declared a state of emergency after a storm the mayor described as "absolutely abnormal."

8 Feb 2019 | 9:56 PM

Brazil evacuates towns near Vale, ArcelorMittal dams on fears of collapse

BELO HORIZONTE/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Some 700 people were evacuated early on Friday from Brazilian towns near two separate tailings dams operated by Vale SA and ArcelorMittal on mounting fears of a recurrence of last month's deadly dam burst nearby.

10 Nov 2018 | 6:09 AM

JBS' Batista arrested with ex-Brazil ag ministers in probe

RIO DE JANEIRO/SÃO PAULO (Reuters) - Police arrested a controlling shareholder of meatpacker JBS SA and two former Brazilian agriculture ministers on Friday in connection with an investigation into illegal campaign contributions.

8 Oct 2018 | 11:34 PM

Far-right Brazil candidate snubs 'peace and love' after winning first round

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he would stick to tough rhetoric in campaigning for the second round of Brazil's bitterly contested presidential election, after his strong win in first-round voting sent financial markets soaring.

5 Jul 2018 | 9:01 PM

Brazil Supreme Court removes minister amid corruption probe - source

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Court has removed the nation's labour minister from his post at the request of prosecutors, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday, just a day after authorities arrested multiple high-ranking executives in a separate graft sting.

17 Mar 2018 | 2:39 AM

Brazil presidential contender Gomes would reverse privatisations

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The most likely leftist contender in Brazil's presidential race, Ciro Gomes, is warning investors to hold off buying state assets in the energy sector because he would expropriate them if he wins in October.

1 Mar 2018 | 9:59 PM

Brazil trainer moves to ease Neymar World Cup fears

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Neymar will undergo surgery this weekend that will keep him out for up to three months but Brazil's trainer said on Thursday the Paris St Germain striker would definitely be ready for the start of the World Cup in mid-June.

16 Feb 2018 | 9:30 PM

Brazil army ordered to take over security in violent Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's federal government on Friday ordered the army to take over command of police forces in Rio de Janeiro state in a bid to curb violence driven by drug gangs, marking the first such move since the country's dictatorship ended three decades ago.

18 Oct 2017 | 11:35 PM

Brazil's former Olympic chief charged in 2016 Games bribes investigation

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors charged the former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman, and five other people on Wednesday with corruption based on an investigation of alleged bribery to have Rio de Janeiro host the 2016 Games.

5 Oct 2017 | 10:29 PM

Brazil police arrest Olympic committee chief in vote-buying scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The Brazilian police on Thursday arrested the head of the national Olympics committee, who is accused of arranging more than $2 million (1.52 million pounds) in bribes to get the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to pick Rio de Janeiro as host of the 2016 games.