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Former Brazil president Michel Temer arrested on corruption charges

SAO PAULO — Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was arrested Thursday, less than three months after he left office, as part of a sweeping corruption investigation that has brought down dozens of Brazil’s top politicians.

WASHINGTON POST - 2019-03-21 15:18:00

Trump embraces Brazil’s Bolsonaro, another brash president enmeshed in scandal

President Trump and Jair Bolsonaro, the new Brazilian leader dubbed the Trump of the Tropics, pledged cooperation Tuesday in opposing Venezuela’s socialist government, even as both took aim at a pillar of democracy: the media.

LA TIMES

Brazil to Allow Entry With No Visa to Citizens of the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan

“Brazil has taken a step in the right direction, in my opinion, as I have long asserted that if a country wants to increase tourism, it needs to relax its reciprocity fees or visa requirements. Two examples of countries which did just that are Chile and Argentina.”

BOARDINGAREA.COM - 2019-03-21 11:45:47

Miner Vale quashed efforts to validate dam safety before disaster: prosecutor

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Executives at Vale SA, the world’s largest iron ore miner, quashed efforts by Brazilian authorities to audit one of its mining dams months before it collapsed and killed over 300 people, a state prosecutor said, according to the news website, G1.

REUTERS UK - 2019-03-20 17:00:58

In Wake of School Shooting, Brazil’s Anti-Crime Bill Could Bring More Tragedy, Experts Warn

As two shooters killed eight students and staff at a school in the São Paulo suburb of Suzano last week, several crime and gun bills were making their way through Brazil’s Congress. The tragedy casts a new light on these measures, including the anti-crime bill and President Jair Bolsonaro’s January

LATINO REBELS - 2019-03-21 13:56:22

‘Who ordered the killing of Marielle Franco?,’ Brazil asks a year after the councilwoman's murder

The face and name of Marielle Franco became familiar across Brazil and in many protests after she was killed on March 14, 2018. The Rio de Janeiro politician, the fifth most voted councillor in the 2016 elections, was murdered that night on her way home, along with her driver Anderson Gomes.

GLOBALVOICES.ORG

Brazil's ex-President Temer jailed, accused of heading 'criminal organization'

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s former President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday in “Operation Radioactivity,” a probe of alleged graft in the construction of a nuclear power plant, threatening to delay debate over the government’s ambitious fiscal reforms.

REUTERS - 2019-03-21 22:29:39

'Trump of the Tropics' fawns over US president, decries 'fake news'

Washington (CNN) — When talk emerged last autumn of a "Trump of the Tropics" running for president in Brazil, the actual US President Donald Trump took keen interest. On Tuesday, the man who adopted Trump's combative persona -- in person and on Twitter -- brought his fawning to the White House, wher

CNN

Brazil dropping its visa requirement for U.S. citizens

U.S. citizens will no longer need a visa to get into Brazil, Brazil Tourism said Wednesday. Beginning June 17, American citizens will no longer be required to obtain the passport stamp granting entry.

LA TIMES - 2019-03-21 11:30:00

UPDATE 2-Temer's arrest piles political pressure on Brazilian markets

(Adds comment, context, updates prices) BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, March 21 (Reuters) - Brazilian financial markets tumbled on Thursday as investors feared former President Michel Temer’s arrest on graft charges will slow proposed pension reform seen as critical to injecting life into a tepid economic reco

REUTERS - 2019-03-21 18:29:54

Brazil school reopens after deadly shooting

RIO DE JANEIRO – Teachers and some students have returned to a Brazilian school less than a week after two armed men raided it, killing seven people. Staff members gathered on Monday to decide when classes should resume, while students were invited to pick up any belongings left behind while running

FOX NEWS

The arrest of Michel Temer

OPERATION CAR WASH, Brazil’s sweeping anti-corruption investigation, has snared yet another president. Michel Temer, who became head of state in 2016 following the impeachment of his predecessor, Dilma Rousseff, was arrested by federal police on the morning of March 21st while driving in São Paulo.

THE ECONOMIST - 2019-03-21 00:00:00

Brazil minister says U.S. 'gesture' on beef imports insufficient

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Brazil’s farm minister said on Wednesday that a U.S. agreement to conduct further inspections on the country’s meatpacking system is a step toward reopening the United States to fresh Brazilian beef, but is not sufficient.

REUTERS - 2019-03-20 16:39:39

Santos manager Jorge Sampaoli gives wage back to club until his players are paid as dispute rumbles on

Santos manager Jorge Sampaoli has given his pay back to the Brazilian club until his players get paid. The Argentine says the club should pay every worker on the same day. Brazilian media say Santos has not paid its players since the beginning of February.

DAILY MAIL - 2019-03-21 16:36:00

Burger King Taps AR To 'Burn' Competitors' Ads For Free Whopper

In a rather clever use of augmented reality, Burger King is using it so customers can virtually “burn” the ads of its competitors. Using an AR feature in the Burger King app, consumers in Brazil can aim their phone at the ad of a competitor.

MEDIAPOST.COM - 2019-03-21 20:29:51

Brazil's Neoenergia taps JPMorgan, BofA and Banco do Brasil for IPO: sources

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian power company Neoenergia SA has picked the investment banking units of JPMorgan Chase & Co, Bank of America Corp and Banco do Brasil SA to manage its initial public offering, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

REUTERS - 2019-03-20 22:23:01

Alisson, Gabriel Jesus and Brazil stars get to work in Portugal as Tite's side prepare for friendly with Panama

Tite's Brazil squad have been getting down to work in Portugal ahead of two upcoming friendlies. The Selecao take on Panama this Saturday followed by a game against the Czech Republic next Tuesday.

DAILY MAIL

Fighter on Fighter: Breaking down UFC Fight Night 148’s Anthony Pettis

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight kingpin, Anthony Pettis, will jump up a division to face the Welterweight division’s Karate Kid, Stephen Thompson, this Saturday (March 23, 2019) at UFC Fight Night 148 from inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

MMAMANIA.COM - 2019-03-21 21:00:00

Popularity of Bolsonaro government plummets in Brazil - Ibope poll

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The government of Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has seen its popularity plummet since he took office in January, with just a third of those asked approving of its performance, according to a poll published on Wednesday.

REUTERS UK - 2019-03-20 21:38:36

‘Trump of the Tropics’ Bolsonaro visits the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he will work to designate Brazil a “major non-NATO ally” — and maybe even full NATO membership —as he welcomed the country’s new Trump-friendly far-right leader to the White House. That’s despite the fact that Brazil doesn’t quality to jo

AP