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Brazil in leniency deal with construction firm Camargo Correa

Aug 01, 2015

Brazil's antitrust regulator CADE and federal prosecutors signed a leniency deal on Friday with engineering company Camargo Correa aimed at obtaining evidence of alleged price-fixing of contracts to build a nuclear power plant. 

Rouseff meets wth governors as Brazil braces for turmoil

Jul 31, 2015

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is intensifying efforts to patch up political relationships as talk of her impeachment gathers strength and she braces for renewed protests in August. 

Brazil arrests two executives as Petrobras probe goes nuclear

Jul 28, 2015

Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested two executives involved in building a nuclear power plant for Eletrobras, pulling the state-run utility into a corruption scandal that has engulfed government-owned oil company Petrobras. 

Brazil to use drone technology in fight against slave labor

Jul 28, 2015

The Brazilian government plans to use drones to strengthen its fight against slave labour in rural areas, the Labour Ministry has said. 

Brazil charges Odebrecht CEO with corruption, money laundering

Jul 25, 2015

Brazilian prosecutors, declaring war on what they called a culture of impunity, presented charges on Friday against the CEO of Latin America's largest engineering firm as part of a landmark investigation of a kickback and bribery scandal. 

Soybean, cattle ranching expansion threatens livelihoods in Brazil

Jul 25, 2015

A rise in soybean growing and cattle ranching in northern Brazil is threatening the region's nut oil forests, and the women who have long survived by harvesting them, researchers say. 

Brazil: Taxi drivers protest against Uber in Rio de Janeiro

Jul 24, 2015

More than a thousand taxi drivers protested in Rio de Janeiro on Friday against ride-sharing company Uber, blocking roads and stalling traffic during morning rush hour as tensions rise in the city over the mobile app ride service. 

Brazil June jobless rate near five-year high at 6.9 percent

Jul 24, 2015

Brazil’s unemployment rate rose in June to the highest in nearly five years, as the central bank continues to boost rates in the face of a looming recession.