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Brazil's ruling ends some politicians' protection from prosecution

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled to restrict federal lawmakers’ protection from prosecution, a move hailed by some experts as a blow to impunity for the powerful, but a decision that may open new avenues for politicians to stall cases.

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Election Woes Weigh on Brazil’s Growth, Presidential Candidate Meirelles Says

Uncertainty over the outcome of the October presidential race is beginning to weigh on Brazil’s economic growth, former finance minister and presidential hopeful Henrique Meirelles said in an interview.

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Governing coalition makes progress on priority legislation discussions

In a meeting with leaders of the government coalition in Congress, President Michel Temer reinforced the importance of approving bills considered fundamental to leverage the country's growth, such as the capitalisation of Eletrobras.

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Summit of the Americas gathers Heads of State to strengthen political and economic ties

Between this Friday (13) and tomorrow (14), American Heads of State and Heads of Government will meet at the 8th Summit of the Americas to agree on development targets and share experiences. The meeting, coordinated by the Organization of American States, first took place in 1994.

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Investors don’t see a 'radical' candidate winning Brazil election: Meirelles

Brazil’s risk perception has improved as investors in financial markets are betting that a moderate, market-friendly candidate will win presidential elections in October, Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said.

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Finance Minister in Brazil for bilateral talks

Minister of Finance Felix Mutati has arrived in Brazil for bilateral talks on strengthening south-south development cooperation. The Minister was met on arrival in Brasilia, the Capital of the Giant South American Country, by Zambia’s Defence Attache, COLONEL GODWIN CHENDA.

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Brazil is changing and creating more dialogue with society

In his remarks during an official lunch offered by the Brazilian government at the Itamaraty Palace (headquarters of the Brazilian Foreign Ministry), President Michel Temer said that the visit by Bolivian President Evo Morales comes at a time when Brazil is experiencing a moment of change and ren

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Temer: reform will end privileges to benefit society

Speaking during a lunch with parliamentarians of the Joint Congressional Caucus for Commerce, Services and Entrepreneurship, President Michel Temer said that the pension reform "is not a reform to the detriment of the underprivileged." Quite the contrary; according to Temer, it is necessary to en

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Brazil Looks for Role in Syria's Reconstruction After the War

Brazil plans to reopen its embassy and restore full diplomatic relations with Syria in the hope of participating in the war-torn country’s reconstruction.

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Obama, in Brazil, Offers Familiar Slogan to Corporate Audience

Former President Barack Obama on Thursday told business leaders in Brazil that he regretted not having been able to do more to remedy the deeply polarized politics of the United States while he was in office.

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