BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said on Monday he would consider his chances of winning before deciding whether to run as a candidate in next year’s presidential elections.
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s leftist Workers Party (PT) approved a resolution on Saturday formally supporting the candidacy of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, as the nation’s left continues to rally around the leader despite a corruption conviction.
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s government has secured between 270 and 280 of the 308 votes needed to approve a bill to overhaul the country’s bloated social security system in February, President Michel Temer said on Friday.
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s new minister of political affairs Carlos Marun said congressional approval of legislation to overhaul the costly social security system will be his biggest challenge as he takes over government relations with Congress.
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Michel Temer has postponed meetings scheduled for Thursday to discuss a crucial pension reform vote as he recovers well in hospital following minor surgery, his office said, and he will not be back on the job until Friday.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s most wanted arms trafficker, an alleged weapons supplier for Rio de Janeiro’s biggest criminal gang the Red Command (CV), was captured in southern Paraguay on Wednesday, Rio authorities said, as they battle growing crime in the city.
BRASILIA (Reuters) – A Brazilian appeals court on Tuesday said it would decide on Jan. 24 on an appeal by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva against a corruption conviction that could bar him from running in the 2018 presidential race.