Brazilian right-wing candidate Bolsonaro picks army general as running mate

By Maria Carolina Marcello BRASILIA, Aug 6 : Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday tipped as his running mate a controversial retired military general who said last year that a military coup was possible in the country. General Antonio Hamilton Mour?o warned last September that the military could seize power if Brazil’s courts […]

Brazilain right-wing candidate Bolsonaro picks army general as running mate

By Maria Carolina Marcello BRASILIA, Aug 5 : Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday tipped as his running mate a controversial retired military general who said last year that a military coup was possible in the country. General Antonio Hamilton Mour?o warned last September that the military could seize power if Brazil’s courts […]

Ex-mayor to be Brazil presidential candidate if Lula is barred -source

By Lisandra Paraguassu BRASILIA, Aug 4 : Former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad will be the Brazilian leftist Workers Party’s presidential candidate if jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is barred from running in the October vote, a party source said on Friday. If Lula is able to run, Communist Party hopeful Manuela […]

Brazil studying auction of rights to six unexplored mining areas in 2019

By Jake Spring BRASILIA, July 31 : – Brazil’s geological service is studying auctioning off mining rights in 2019 to six previously unexplored areas that have significant potential output of copper, gold, phosphate and other minerals, the head of the organization told Reuters on Monday. The geological service CPRM, which operates as a state company […]

Brazil may import more pork, other foodstuff to boost farm trade -minister

By Ana Mano SAO PAULO, July 23 : Brazil could benefit by offering access to its domestic markets in exchange for opening new foreign markets to its farm products, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Monday, pointing to opportunities in the trade of pork and coffee. Brazil, one of the world’s largest exporters of foodstuffs […]