Ricardo Brito

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17 Mar 2018 | 4:29 AM

Brazil's top prosecutor tracking investigation of councilwoman's killing

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's top federal prosecutor said on Friday she would not hesitate to demand federal authorities take control of an investigation of the murder of a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman if it appears local police were not aggressively pursuing the case.

10 Mar 2018 | 5:57 AM

Brazil court releases former JBS chairman from jail

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian federal court on Friday granted the release from jail of Joesley Batista, former chairman of the world's biggest meatpacker, JBS SA, according to court documents.

28 Feb 2018 | 7:39 AM

Brazil federal police chief replaced in fallout over interview -ministry

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Fernando Segovia, the director general of Brazil's federal police who spearhead the country's sprawling corruption cases, was replaced on Tuesday, the press office of the newly created Public Security Ministry said in a statement.

10 Feb 2018 | 7:35 AM

Exclusive - Brazil police see no evidence in port bribery case against president

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Federal Police will likely recommend shelving an investigation into alleged bribery of President Michel Temer in return for extending port concessions last year because it has turned up no evidence, its chief told Reuters on Friday.

11 Jan 2018 | 4:08 AM

U.S. biggest source of illegal foreign guns in Brazil - report

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The United States is the largest source of guns entering Brazil that end up in the hands of armed bandits and drug traffickers, according to a Brazilian Federal Police report seen by Reuters.

6 Jan 2018 | 9:14 AM

Brazil police request Temer answer questions in alleged graft probe

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian police have requested that President Michel Temer answers 50 questions as part of an investigation into alleged corruption involving a decree regulating the country's ports, a government spokesman said on Friday.

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.