Tag Archives: Brazil

Brazil Supreme Court judge orders probe into nine ministers – paper

BRASILIA: A Brazilian Supreme Court justice has ordered investigations into 71 sitting lawmakers and nine ministers in President Michel Temer’s cabinet allegedly linked to the country’s biggest corruption scandal, Estado de S. Paulo reported on Tuesday. The office of Justice Edson Fachin confirmed he would lift the seal on plea bargain testimony from 77 employees… Read More »

Brazil eyeing presidential visit to White House – sources

BRASILIA: Brazilian and U.S. officials are in talks about a White House visit by President Michel Temer to discuss bilateral trade and investment issues, two sources in Temer’s office said on Wednesday. U.S. President Donald Trump invited Temer for a visit during a March 18 phone call, when the two leaders discussed deepening commercial and… Read More »

Brazil great Carlos Alberto dies following heart attack

RIO DE JANIERO: Brazil great Carlos Alberto, who captained the 1970 World Cup-winning side and scored one of the most acclaimed final goals ever, has died aged 72 following a heart attack, local TV reported on Tuesday. Right-back Alberto was capped 53 times by Brazil and won titles with Fluminense and Santos. (Reporting Andrew Downie,… Read More »

Ecclestone's mother-in-law kidnapped in Brazil – reports

SAO PAULO: The mother-in-law of Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has been kidnapped in Sao Paulo and criminals are demanding 120 million reais (27.8 million pounds) in ransom, according to reports in a leading Brazilian news magazine. Aparecida Schunck, the mother of Ecclestone’s wife, Fabiana Flosi, was seized on Friday night, Veja and other news… Read More »