RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A police officer shot his ex-girlfriend to death at her office at the municipal education department in Brazil's capital and then killed himself Monday, authorities...
SAO PAULO (AP) — On the same day that Brazil signed a U.N. agreement on migration, the country's incoming foreign minister said he'll pull the country out of it when the new government takes office in January.
Ernesto Araujo said on his Twitter page late Monday that Brazil will withdraw from the nonbinding Global Compact for Migration "because immigration cannot be dealt with as a global issue, but according to each country's reality and sovereignty."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brazil's justice minister and the top prosecutor both insisted Wednesday that the corruption probe they've led against their country's top politicians will continue in full force, even after ensnaring President Michel Temer.
Justice Minister Torquato Jardim says the investigation, dubbed Operation Car Wash, is a win for Brazilians.
"It is unstoppable," he said. "Whatever needs to be done will be done under the Constitution and the laws."
SAO PAULO (AP) — A prosecutor says government budget cuts could affect the Federal Police investigation into the country's biggest corruption scandal.
Carlos Fernando dos Santos Lima is involved in the probe into billions of dollars in inflated construction contracts and kickbacks to politicians that has landed dozens of the country's elite and politicians in jail.
The federal police have announced they will temporarily stop issuing passports because of a lack of sufficient funds.
Protests in Brazil’s capital
Tens of thousands of demonstrators called for President Michel Temer’s ouster on Wednesday and federal police asked him to give a statement in a corruption investigation as the pressure on the leader ratcheted up.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro has given responsibility for the Olympic Park sports venues it built for the Summer Games to Brazil's federal government after a failed bid to auction them off.
Brazil's Sports Minister Leonardo Picciani said the federal government will operate the two arenas, the velodrome and the tennis facilities. He said during a Friday ceremony that exactly how the venues are used will be determined by Brazil's Olympic and Paralympic Committees.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — For the second time in a week, the Brazilian government has frozen the accounts of the state of Rio de Janeiro because of a large outstanding debt.
The state's finance secretariat said Thursday the accounts will remain frozen until it pays 140 million real ($42 million) to the national government.
The state's accounts had only just been unfrozen after repayment of an earlier 170 million real (US$53 million) debt.