SAO PAULO FS Bioenergia, a joint venture between Brazilian and U.S.-based investors, said on Tuesday it will build its second corn-based ethanol plant in Brazil's top grains-producing state of Mato Grosso.
SAO PAULO Nestle SA will launch its first organic food line in Brazil in the coming weeks, an executive told Reuters, as the world's biggest food company makes a global push to capture growing interest in healthy and organic products.
RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's lower house early on Tuesday approved a decree that authorizes the federal government to intervene in security in the crime-plagued state of Rio de Janeiro, sending the bill to the Senate for final approval.
SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Brazil's major telecoms operators stand to free up hundreds of millions of dollars to invest in technologies like 4G and broadband by unloading unwanted assets, as a push by the sector to overhaul decades-old rules shows signs of paying off.
BRASILIA Brazil's political affairs minister Carlos Marun said on Monday that passage of a bill to overhaul the country's costly social security system has effectively ground to a halt in Congress and would become a campaign issue in this year's election.
RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil expects to raise 1 billion reais ($309 million) this year through the sale of 5 million barrels of oil and gas from the country's offshore pre-salt layer, oil and gas secretary Marcio Felix told Reuters.
RIO DE JANEIRO Prisoners who rioted in an overcrowded Rio de Janeiro prison and took 18 hostages have released all the captives and the facility is under the control of guards, authorities said Monday.
SAO PAULO Inmates of a heavily overcrowded prison in metropolitan Rio de Janeiro took prison guards hostage during a riot that had not been controlled by Sunday night, authorities said.
SAO PAULO Apollo Global Management LLC has agreed to acquire a 20 percent stake in Brazilian special situations investment firm Starboard Restructuring Partners, the two firms said in a statement on Friday.
RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's federal government on Friday ordered the army to take over command of police forces in Rio de Janeiro state in a bid to curb violence driven by drug gangs, who have "virtually taken over" Rio's metropolitan area of 12 million people, President Michel Temer said in announcing the decree. | Video
BRASÍLIA Brazil's President Michel Temer on Friday said the fact his administration decided to approve an intervention in Rio, with federal troops boosting security, will not stop the negotiation process and eventually the vote on the pension reform.
RIO DE JANEIRO Decrying rampant corruption and social problems in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro's Beija-Flor samba school clinched first place on Wednesday after a two-night parade showdown that crowned Carnival festivities in the sweltering city.
BRASILIA Brazil's government will declare an emergency in its northern border state of Roraima to boost funding and troops to help control an influx of Venezuelan refugees into the country, Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said on Wednesday.
SAO PAULO Brazil will not block Venezuelans from entering the country through the border in the northern state of Roraima, but has launched a task force to organize the flow and provide resources for cities and states dealing with the refugees.
RIO DE JANEIRO Carnival festivities took over Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, as revelers danced and drank at block parties with names like "fire in the underpants," despite an extended crime wave in the city and a spike in yellow fever cases throughout Brazil. | Video
SAO PAULO Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Luis Barroso asked on Saturday for the head of the Federal Police to clarify comments he made in a Reuters interview published a day earlier regarding an investigation of President Michel Temer.
(Corrects Feb 9. story lead to remove reference to shelving the investigation)
SAO PAULO Amazon.com Inc is looking to lease a 50,000-square-meter warehouse just outside Sao Paulo, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, as it steps up its push into Latin America's biggest retail market, Brazil.
BRASILIA Brazilian President Michel Temer criticized the leftist government of neighboring Venezuela on Friday for leading that country into a crisis that is causing an exodus of refugees into northern Brazil.
BOA VISTA, Brazil The Brazilian government will deploy more troops on its border with Venezuela and start relocating tens of thousands of Venezuelan refugees who have fled into northern Brazil, Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said on Thursday.
BEIRUT Pro-government forces pounded Syria's eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, killing at least 66 people after the enclave's heaviest one-day death toll in three years, a monitoring group said. | Video