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  • Former Petrobras executive tells Brazil congress of bribes

    A former executive of Brazil's state-run energy company told a congressional panel on Tuesday that he began accepting bribes from some of the county's top construction firms 18 years ago. According to federal prosecutors, the scheme involved the...
  • Brazil promotes tough penalties for gender killings of women

    Tough new sentences for the gender-related killings of women and girls were signed into law Monday by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. The law sets a prison sentence of 12 to 30 years for anyone convicted in the "aberrant" killing of a woman or girl...
  • 2 Brazilian policemen killed, 5 injured in Rio slums

    Two Brazilian police officers were killed and five others injured in separate attacks over the weekend in the violent slums of Rio de Janeiro. A military police officer died and two others were wounded early Sunday in a gun battle with armed men in a...
  • Brazil top court approves graft investigation of politicians

    The Supreme Court late Friday approved an investigation of dozens of top politicians, including a former president and leaders of congress, for alleged connections to what prosecutors call the biggest graft scheme ever uncovered in Brazil. In total, 54...
  • State oil firm's scandal scrambles Brazil's offshore dreams

    Oil was to have been Brazil's "passport to the future," but the grand dreams tied to state company Petrobras have been brought to a screeching halt not only by falling crude prices, but by a crisis of its own making. An expanding investigation into a...
  • Brazil prosecutors say politicians were paid off monthly

    Politicians allegedly involved in the kickback-corruption scandal at the state-run energy company received monthly payments from construction and engineering firms and transferred part of the money to the ruling Workers' Party and its allies, Brazil's...
  • Paraguayan journalist shot to death along Brazil border

    A Paraguayan radio journalist has been shot to death in a Brazilian city bordering a crime-ridden area that is a hotbed for drugs and arms smuggling, officials said Friday. Gerardo Servian worked for a local radio station near the city of Pedro Juan...
  • Jeep: From made in America to made on four continents

    DETROIT In just a little over a year, Jeep will leapfrog from an iconic American product made only in the U.S. into a global brand assembled on four continents with a vastly larger manufacturing capacity. A factory in Italy began making the new Jeep...
  • Investigation of politicians sought in Brazil graft scandal

    The inquiry into the biggest corruption scandal yet uncovered in Brazil entered an expansive new phase, as the attorney general formally requested the Supreme Court's permission to open investigations against 54 people, most expected to be top political...
  • Brazil police say woman helped US sect leader avoid arrest

    The Brazilian lead investigator in the case of a religious sect leader sought on sex charges by the U.S. government says the support of a Brazilian woman described as a longtime friend helped him elude authorities in the middle of a manhunt. The chief of...
  • Library hosts cultural extravaganza

    Library hosts cultural extravaganza
    The sound of Afro-Brazilian drumming was so strong and gripping that everyone within earshot paused. A toddler stopped whining and wandered toward the sound, while a woman in mid-checkout left her books on the counter to peek in. The powerful...