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Brazil bars jailed ex-president da Silva from running in October

/ Sep 1, 2018

Brazil bars jailed ex-president da Silva from running in October

A majority of justices on Brazil's electoral court voted late Friday to bar ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in October's presidential election, virtually ending any chance that the front-runner will get on the ballot. The decision, although long expected, leaves tens of ...

Brazil suggests limiting Venezuelan entries, then backs off

/ Aug 30, 2018

Brazil suggests limiting Venezuelan entries, then backs off

Brazilian President Michel Temer said Wednesday that authorities were considering significantly reducing the number of Venezuelans entering Brazil each day but backtracked hours later — a sign of how fraught the issue has become as thousands flee political and economic turmoil in the neighboring ...

Brazil sends army to border as Venezuelans flee crisis at home

Aug 29, 2018

Brazil sends army to border as Venezuelans flee crisis at home

Brazil said it was sending armed forces to keep order near the Venezuelan border area, while Peru declared a health emergency, as a regional crisis sparked by thousands of Venezuelans fleeing economic collapse escalated Tuesday. In Brazil, where residents rioted and attacked Venezuelan immigrants in ...

Aug 28, 2018

Millionaires jumping ship yet another symptom of Brazil's woes

Two thousand Brazilian millionaires left the country in 2017, according to the New World Wealth, a global market research group based in Johannesburg. For the third year in a row, Latin America's largest economy featured in the top ten of countries ranked by the outflow ...

Aug 22, 2018

Brazil lifts import restrictions on Fukushima products

The Brazilian government said Tuesday it has lifted import restrictions on agricultural products and food from Fukushima Prefecture introduced after the 2011 nuclear accident in the prefecture. The removal was requested by the central government and the Fukushima Prefectural Government. The Brazilian government made the ...

Brazilian judge opens path for immigrants fleeing turmoil in Venezuela

Aug 8, 2018

Brazilian judge opens path for immigrants fleeing turmoil in Venezuela

A Brazilian federal appeals court judge on Tuesday overturned a ruling barring Venezuelan immigrants fleeing economic and political turmoil from entering the country, said the Solicitor General's office, which had made the appeal. On Sunday, a federal judge in the northern state of Roraima ordered ...