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World 03 Jan 2015 | 12:35 AM Premium

Insight - Failure to stop Petrobras scandal could haunt Brazil's Rousseff

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - When federal investigators first identified signs of corruption at Petrobras in 2009, Dilma Rousseff insisted Brazil's state-run oil company had nothing to hide.

World 19 Apr 2016 | 7:22 AM Premium

Petrobras, Brazil oil sector could get lift from impeachment

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's corruption-battered state oil company Petrobras could be a big beneficiary if the country's opposition parties impeach President Dilma Rousseff, investors and analysts said on Monday.

World 08 Sep 2014 | 5:50 AM Premium

Petrobras scandal shakes up Brazil's presidential race

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's October presidential race has been shaken up by a corruption scandal allegedly involving state-run oil firm Petrobras and dozens of lawmakers, with both leading candidates forced onto the defensive after colleagues were implicated.

World 07 Mar 2015 | 4:55 PM Premium

Top Brazilian politicians investigated in Petrobras scandal

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Court will investigate the speakers of both houses of Congress and 32 other sitting politicians in connection with a multibillion-dollar kickback scheme at state-controlled oil company Petrobras.

World 19 Mar 2015 | 4:10 AM Premium

Rousseff declares war on corruption in midst of Petrobras scandal

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff launched an anti-corruption offensive on Wednesday to counter rising discontent over a kickback scandal engulfing state-run oil company Petrobras that has implicated her allies and undermined her popularity.

World 06 May 2017 | 6:49 AM Premium

Former Petrobras executive: Lula knew about massive corruption scheme

Brasilia (Reuters) - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had "complete knowledge" of the massive political kickback scheme that centred on contracts at state-run oil firm Petrobras, a former top executive testified on Friday.

World 04 Mar 2015 | 9:05 AM Premium

Petrobras scandal takes Brazilian politicians to Supreme Court

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's top prosecutor asked the Federal Supreme Court on Tuesday to open investigations into politicians who allegedly benefited from a multibillion-dollar kickback scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras, a court official said on Tuesday.

World 10 Sep 2013 | 7:25 AM Premium

NSA spying on Petrobras, if proven, is industrial espionage - Rousseff

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Reports that the United States spied on Brazilian oil company Petrobras, if proven, would be tantamount to industrial espionage and have no security justification, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said on Monday.

World 14 Feb 2015 | 12:10 AM Premium

Oil regulator pushed Petrobras to boost ship's output before accident

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's oil regulator, the ANP, ordered state-run oil company Petrobras to study ways to boost output on a floating natural gas and oil production ship a week before a deadly explosion on Wednesday, according to agency documents.

World 26 Feb 2015 | 5:05 AM Premium

Petrobras scandal about to hit Brazil's political class

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's top prosecutor is expected to file charges in coming days against politicians implicated in the Petrobras corruption scandal, a political bombshell that could involve members of Congress and President Dilma Rousseff's government.