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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 ...

Brazil's Congress rejects corruption case against President Temer

/ Oct 26, 2017

Brazil's Congress rejects corruption case against President Temer

Brazilian lawmakers rejected corruption charges against President Michel Temer on Wednesday evening, shelving a case that had threatened to oust a center-right leader who investors hope will bring Brazil's budget deficit under control. The corruption case, involving the payment of bribes by meat packer JBS ...

Embattled Brazilian president sends out troops as protests rage

May 25, 2017

Embattled Brazilian president sends out troops as protests rage

Troops guarded federal buildings in Brazil's capital early Thursday as the president struggles to hang onto power amid an outcry over corruption allegations and after clashes between police and protesters demanding his resignation forced the evacuations of several ministries. With tens of thousands of demonstrators ...

Oct 19, 2016

Business tops Abe's talks with Brazil's Temer

by Ayako Mie

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Brazilian counterpart, President Michel Temer, agreed Wednesday to pursue economic cooperation in infrastructure projects, while the new Brazilian president seeks foreign investment in a bid to shore up the nation's battered economy. The two leaders reached a deal to ...

Brazil president to visit Japan in October

Oct 5, 2016

Brazil president to visit Japan in October

Brazilian President Michel Temer is planning to visit Japan in mid-October for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in what would be the first trip by the leader of the South American country in eight years, according to government sources. Abe and Temer are expected ...