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UPDATE 2-Brazil's GPA shakes up management, appoints tech-savvy new leaders

SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - GPA SA, one of Brazil's largest food retailers, announced on Monday evening a shake-up of its management team, replacing its CEO and the head of a subsidiary just moments before releasing full-year results.

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Brazilian minister says pension reform bill halted in Congress

BRASILIA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Brazil's political affairs minister Carlos Marun said on Monday that passage through Congress of a bill to overhaul the country's costly social security system has effectively been halted and would not be put to a vote.

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Brazil's Senate head says Rio military intervention blocks pension vote

BRASILIA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Eunicio Oliveira, the head of Brazil's Senate, said on Monday that the federal government's military intervention in Rio de Janeiro would, by the rules of the country's constitution, block any vote on pension reform or any other measure requiring a constitutional amendment.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks up on corporate newsflow; trading volumes thin

By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian stocks rose on Monday on thin trading volumes following a heavy batch of corporate updates. The benchmark Bovespa stock index rose 0.3 percent, supported by shares of state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA on the heels of rising crude prices. Shares in electronics and appliance retailer Via Varejo SA rose 1.1 percent following solid fourth-quarter earnings figures. Fibria Celulose SA and Suzano Papel e

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UPDATE 1-Fibria confirms talks with Suzano over 'alternative strategies' -filing

SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian pulpmaker Fibria Celulose SA said Suzano Papel e Celulose SA representatives have contacted its controlling shareholders to discuss "alternative strategies" for the companies, according to a securities filing on Monday.

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UPDATE 2-Brazil's BB Seguridade shares fall after profit miss

SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Shares in Brazilian insurance holding company BB Seguridade opened sharply lower after its fourth-quarter profit missed estimates as lower interest rates and a fall in premiums written dragged on its results.

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Rio de Janeiro Games legacy incomplete, says IOC

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Some venues for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic are decaying as Brazil has so far fallen short of its own legacy plans for sports facilities, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Sunday.

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Brazil Looks to Crack Down on Fake News Ahead of Bitter Election

Officials from the judiciary and law enforcement are teaming up to try to prevent voters from being misled, arguing that freedom of speech cannot come at the cost of a tainted election.

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Brazil army ordered to take over security in violent Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - 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, marking the first such move since the country's dictatorship ended three decades ago.

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Boeing CEO says 'getting closer' to a deal with Embraer: CNBC

(Reuters) - Boeing Co is "getting closer" to a deal with Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer , the U.S. plane maker's Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg said in an interview with CNBC television on Thursday.

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Art Review: She Led Latin American Art in a Bold New Direction

Turning to Brazil’s indigenous cultures and folklore for inspiration, Tarsila do Amaral helped give rise to the country’s Modern movement, a MoMA exhibition shows.

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UPDATE 2-Portugal´s Sonae denies interest in Walmart Brazil operations

SAO PAULO, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Portuguese retail conglomerate Sonae SGPS SA denied an interest in Walmart Inc's Brazilian operations after Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico reported on Wednesday that the company could partner with buyout firms.

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Brazil will not shut border to Venezuelans, seeks to organize flow

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - 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.

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Brazil's Supreme Court asks police head to clarify comments on Temer

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - 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.

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Exclusive: Brazil police see no evidence in port bribery case against president

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Federal Police will likely recommend shelving an investigation into alleged bribery of President Michel Temer in return for extending port concessions last year because it has turned up no evidence, its chief told Reuters on Friday.

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Exclusive: Amazon eyes new warehouse in Brazil e-commerce push - sources

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - 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.

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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm equities fall amid global caution, monetary concerns

SAO PAULO, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Latin American equities fell sharply on Thursday, as local markets continued to mirror global caution following a sell-off in North America and Europe, while fears of more restrictive regional monetary policy also took a toll. Mexico's IPC was the region's biggest loser, falling 2.28 percent, while Brazil's Bovespa fell 1.49 percent. Chile's blue-chip IPSA index and Colombia's IGBC both fell more than 1.7 percent. Across the region, eyes were also on loc

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Colombia, Brazil tighten borders as Venezuelan crisis deepens

CUCUTA, Colombia/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Colombia and Brazil tightened border controls with Venezuela on Thursday as both nations grapple with a mounting influx of hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants fleeing a worsening economic crisis.

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Brazil to deploy more troops on Venezuela border amid refugee crisis

BOA VISTA, Brazil (Reuters) - 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.

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Brazilian antitrust agency approves Bayer-Monsanto tie-up

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian antitrust agency Cade on Wednesday approved Bayer AG's proposed takeover of U.S. seeds company Monsanto Co without requiring further asset sales beyond a global proposal announced last October.

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Bayer-Monsanto deal edges closer to Brazil antitrust approval

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The official analyzing Bayer AG's proposed takeover of U.S. seeds company Monsanto Co at Brazil's antitrust agency Cade on Wednesday recommended the approval of the deal, under certain conditions.

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UPDATE 1-Brazilian steelmaker CSN mulls asset sales, but 'not under pressure'

SAO PAULO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Brazilian steelmaker Cia Siderúrgica Nacional is considering selling assets to reduce debt but is not "under pressure" to do so as it expects to conclude talks to refinance its debt with state banks, a senior executive told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Brazil minister says changes to pension reform guarantee passage

BRASILIA, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Brazil's cabinet minister in charge of political affairs said on Wednesday that the government believes recent amendments to a pension reform bill will result in 314 members of the lower house voting in favor of it, five more than required to pass it.

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BRIEF-Pointer Telocation Ltd Announces Fleet Management Contract With Fibria In Brazil ‍​

* POINTER TELOCATION LTD ANNOUNCES FLEET MANAGEMENT CONTRACT WITH FIBRIA IN BRAZIL ‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2seA7nB) Further company coverage:

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Embraer 'harmed party' in Boeing-Bombardier trade dispute: Brazilian jetmaker executive

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Embraer SA was the "harmed party" in the trade fight between Boeing Co and Bombardier Inc , the Brazilian jetmaker's commercial aviation boss said on Wednesday.

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AIRSHOW-Embraer "harmed party" in Boeing-Bombardier trade dispute - Brazilian jetmaker exec

SINGAPORE, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Embraer SA was the "harmed party" in the trade fight between Boeing Co and Bombardier Inc, the Brazilian jetmaker's commercial aviation boss said on Wednesday.

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AIRSHOW-Embraer says still in talks with Boeing, Brazil govt on tie-up structure

SINGAPORE, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Embraer SA, Brazilian government authorities and Boeing Co. are still in talks for a potential combination of the Brazilian planemaker and Boeing, a senior official from Embraer said on Wednesday.

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Boeing says key issues remain in Embraer tie-up talks

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Boeing said on Wednesday key issues remain in talks to forge a partnership with Brazil's Embraer and stressed the price must make sense for all concerned.

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AIRSHOW-Boeing says key issues remain in Embraer tie-up talks

SINGAPORE, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Boeing said on Wednesday key issues remain in talks to forge a partnership with Brazil's Embraer and stressed the price must make sense for all concerned.

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Brazil's pension bill short on votes, running out of time

BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Michel Temer appealed to Congress on Monday to approve his pension reform proposal to bring Brazil's budget deficit under control, but a cabinet minister said his government still lacks some 40 votes to pass the unpopular bill.

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Brazil's EMS and India's Torrent Pharma vying for Sanofi's generic drugs: sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Brazilian drugs firm EMS and Indian rival Torrent Pharma have emerged as the only industry bidders for Sanofi's generic drugs unit, battling a series of buyout funds for an asset worth as much as $2.4 billion, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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8 elected to Football Hall of Fame 2018 class

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has a large contingent heading to Canton, Ohio, later this year, as wide receiver Randy Moss, wide receiver Terrell Owens, linebacker Brian Urlacher, safety Brian Dawkins, linebacker Ray Lewis, guard Jerry Kramer, linebacker Robert Brazile and Bobby Beathard made up the star-studded class of 2018 elected on Saturday.

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Soccer club Nacional apologize for fans who mocked Chapecoense crash

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian football club Chapecoense, whose squad was almost entirely wiped out in a 2016 plane crash, called on authorities to expel Nacional from the Libertadores Cup on Friday after their fans were caught making mocking airplane gestures.

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Boeing proposes Embraer tie-up excluding defense unit: source

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Boeing Co has sought the Brazilian government's approval of a partnership with planemaker Embraer SA that would create a new company focused on commercial aviation, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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Brazil's Embraer accepts Boeing offer to form commercial jet joint venture: Globo

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Boeing Co and Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA will create a third company to oversee a joint venture for commercial jets, Globo TV's top economic correspondent reported on Friday, without citing her sources.

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UPDATE 1-Brazil's Embraer accepts Boeing offer to form commercial jet joint venture -Globo

SAO PAULO, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Boeing Co and Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA will create a third company to oversee a joint venture for commercial jets, Globo TV's top economic correspondent reported on Friday, without citing her sources.

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Swiss bank PKB broke money-laundering rules in Brazilian cases: FINMA

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss private bank PKB Privatbank SA Lugano committed serious breaches of money laundering regulations in business linked to Brazilian groups Petrobras and Odebrecht [ODBES.UL],...

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Soaring demand for female genital surgery sparks debate in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - In Brazil, a country famed for its obsession with the body beautiful, women are increasingly opting for surgery aimed at improving the appearance of their genitals, stirring a debate about sexual empowerment and the pressure for physical perfection.

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Motor racing: Formula One races to start later in Europe

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One races in Europe and Brazil will start an hour later this season in a move aimed at boosting television audiences, organizers said on Thursday.

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Brazil police probes graft involving post office pension fund

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian federal police served 100 search-and-seizure warrants on Thursday as part of an investigation into alleged graft involving a pension fund for post office workers.

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UPDATE 1-Banco Bradesco sees loan growth in 2018, but lower interest income

SAO PAULO, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Brazil's Banco Bradesco plans to accelerate loan book growth this year as Latin America's largest economy recovers from a recession, but sees more pressure on margins.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. charges take shine off Brazil-driven Santander profit

* Shares up 1 pct (Adds analyst comment, details on impairments, net interest income,)

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They Told the Women in Bahia They Couldn’t Drum. Try Telling That to Banda Didá.

Meet the all-female Brazilian drum group that is challenging gender norms.

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Takeda's Zika vaccine gets U.S. FDA's 'fast track' status

(Reuters) - Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had granted 'fast track' status to its vaccine for the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which erupted as a major public hazard in Brazil three years ago.

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Motor racing: Car woes plague Alonso as Albuquerque team wins at Daytona

(Reuters) - Portuguese drivers Filipe Albuquerque and Joao Barbosa teamed up with Brazil's Christian Fittipaldi to win the Rolex 24 Hours as twice Formula One champion Fernando Alonso's car experienced frequent problems at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.

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Shooting in Brazil kills at least 14 in dance club

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Gunmen shot and killed at least 14 people early on Saturday in a crowded dance club in the northeastern Brazil city of Fortaleza, authorities said.

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CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL) -Canada illegally subsidized Bombardier - Embraer

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Brazilian planemaker Embraer said on Friday that the U.S. Department of Commerce has shown that the Canadian government "heavily and illegally subsidized" Bombardier and its C Series aircraft, allowing the company to survive and distorting the aviation industry.

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Brazil's Lula appeals decision to seize his passport

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Lawyers for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday appealed a decision to seize the former president's passport, on the heels of an appeals court ruling upholding his corruption conviction.

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UPDATE 1-Anglo American wins two licenses to expand in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Anglo American PLC on Friday clinched two long-awaited environmental licenses that pave the way for the global mining company to expand its Minas-Rio iron ore mine in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.

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Embraer supports Brazil's request for WTO probe of Bombardier

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Brazilian planemaker Embraer said on Friday it supports Brazil's request that the World Trade Organization examine "billions of dollars of subsidies" for Canadian rival Bombardier Inc and its CSeries aircraft.

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Anglo American wins two licenses to expand in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Anglo American PLC on Friday clinched two long-awaited environmental licenses that pave the way for the global mining company to expand its Minas-Rio iron ore mine in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil markets extend rally as Lula conviction upheld

By Bruno Federowski BRASILIA, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Brazilian markets extended a rally on Friday as traders bet leftist former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva would be barred from running in this year's elections after an appeals court upheld his conviction for corruption. The Brazilian real firmed as much as 1.2 percent before paring gains to around 0.1 percent due to profit-taking. The benchmark Bovespa stock index touched an all-time high at 84,523. Lula, who is leading opin

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UPDATE 2-Walmart to launch online grocery delivery in Japan in deal with Rakuten

* Walmart trying to expand globally after struggles in UK, Brazil

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UPDATE 1-Walmart to launch online grocery delivery in Japan in deal with Rakuten

* Walmart trying to expand globally after struggles in UK, Brazil

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Brazil court approves seizure of Lula's passport

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian court on Thursday approved the seizure of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's passport, the Justice Ministry said, after an appeals court upheld the corruption conviction of the left-wing hero.

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Brazil defense minister tells Saab no control change for Embraer

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann told Saab Chief Executive Officer Hakan Buskhe that the transfer of control of Embraer to Boeing is off the table, the defense ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

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Brazil court approves seizure of Lula's passport: source

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian court has approved the seizure of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's passport, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday, a day after an appeals court upheld the corruption conviction of the left-wing hero.

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Brazil's left sticks by wounded Lula; 'no Plan B'

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's Workers Party and labor leaders insisted on Thursday that left-wing hero Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva would be their candidate in this year's presidential race, despite his failure to overturn a corruption conviction that will likely bar him.

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RPT-INSIGHT-Protein plight: Brazil steals U.S. soybean share in China

CHICAGO, Jan 25 (Reuters) - U.S. soybean growers are losing market share in the all-important China market because the race to grow higher-yielding crops has robbed their most prized nutrient: protein.

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A deadly yellow fever outbreak in Brazil has travelers on alert

Health officials are urging travelers headed to Brazil to get yellow fever vaccinations due to a recent deadly outbreak of the virus.

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INSIGHT-Protein plight: Brazil steals U.S. soybean share in China

CHICAGO, Jan 25 (Reuters) - U.S. soybean growers are losing market share in the all-important China market because the race to grow higher-yielding crops has robbed their most prized nutrient: protein.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil markets soar as Lula corruption conviction upheld

(Updates with final prices, Mexico details) By Bruno Federowski BRASILIA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Brazilian markets surged on Wednesday as an appeals court upheld a corruption conviction that could stop former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from running in this year's presidential race, adding to a global emerging market rally. The benchmark Bovespa stock index hit an all-time high above 83,000 points as three appellate court judges voted to uphold convictions against Lula for takin

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Lula's Brazil presidential run in doubt after conviction upheld

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (Reuters) - A Brazilian appeals court unanimously upheld the corruption conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday and added to his sentence, a major blow to the popular politician's plans to run again for the presidency this year.

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Brazil's PagSeguro rallies 34 percent in New York debut

SAO PAULO, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Shares of Brazilian card processing firm PagSeguro Digital Ltd soared 34 percent in their debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, pushing its market capitalization to $8.8 billion, nearly 40 percent of main rival Cielo SA.

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Upending Brazil’s Presidential Race, Court Upholds Former Leader’s Conviction

The decision could bar former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from running for a third term in October, but he is expected to fight for the right to appear on the ballot.

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Brazil court upholds Lula conviction

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (Reuters) - A Brazilian appeals court upheld the corruption conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday, a major blow to the plans of the country's most influential politician to run for the presidency again this year.

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UPDATE 3-Brazil court upholds Lula conviction

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Jan 24 (Reuters) - A Brazilian appeals court upheld the corruption conviction of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday, a major blow to the plans of the country's most influential politician to run for the presidency again this year.

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Monsanto to defend Brazil patent on GM soybeans -lawyers

SAO PAULO, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co has two months to present a defense of its patent on genetically modified soybeans in Brazil, a lawyer for the company told Reuters after authorities suggested the U.S. seed company's intellectual property rights should be revoked.

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Brazil Braskem lining up $1 bln credit line with banks -source

SAO PAULO, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Brazilian petrochemical producer Braskem SA is in talks with banks to secure a $1 billion revolving credit facility for five years, a person familiar with the negotiations said on Wednesday.

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Brazil judge upholds Lula conviction; two more to vote

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (Reuters) - The first of three appeals court judges voted Wednesday to uphold a corruption conviction against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a case that could bar Brazil's most popular politician from running in this year's general election.

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UPDATE 2-Brazil judge upholds Lula conviction; two more to vote

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The first of three appeals court judges voted Wednesday to uphold a corruption conviction against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a case that could bar Brazil's most popular politician from running in this year's general election.

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Brazil judge upholds Lula corruption conviction; two more jurists must vote

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The first of three Brazilian judges weighing an appeal by former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva voted on Wednesday to uphold a corruption conviction that will likely sideline him from running in this year's presidential election.

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Brazil judge upholds Lula corruption conviction; 2 more jurists must vote

BRASILIA, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The first of three Brazilian judges weighing an appeal by former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva voted on Wednesday to uphold a corruption conviction that will likely sideline him from running in this year's presidential election.

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Brazil braces for ruling that could bar Lula from 2018 race

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Jan 24 (Reuters) - An appeals court will decide on Wednesday whether to uphold the corruption conviction of Brazil's most influential politician, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a decision that would likely bar him from running in the presidential race this year.

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UPDATE 1-Brazil's PagSeguro raises $2.7 bln in IPO - source

SAO PAULO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Brazilian credit card processing firm PagSeguro Digital Ltd's initial public offering raised $2.7 billion on Tuesday, one person with direct knowledge of the matter said, as investor optimism over Brazil's economic recovery gathers pace.

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Brazil's PagSeguro IPO prices above top of range at $21.50 -source

SAO PAULO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Brazilian credit card processing firm PagSeguro Digital Ltd priced its initial public offering at $21.50 per share, above the set price range, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

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Wal-Mart may have to unload stake in Brazilian unit at discount

SAO PAULO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is looking to sell part of its operations in Brazil, where it has struggled for a decade, yet missteps by the U.S. retail giant have narrowed the field of potential buyers and could lower the value of any deal.

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Embraer exec says Brazil wishes must be respected in any Boeing deal

DUBLIN, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The head of Embraer's civil planemaking division said that the Brazilian government's wishes must be respected in any tie-up between the Brazilian aerospace group and Boeing.

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UPDATE 1-Brazil's J&F may reopen leniency deal, confess to insider trading -source

BRASÍLIA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Brazil's J&F Investimentos, controlling shareholder of the world's largest meatpacker JBS SA , is renegotiating the leniency agreement reached last year over its role in corruption scandals and is considering agreeing to a confession of insider trading by jailed former owners Joesley and Wesley Batista, a source from the prosecutor's office said on Monday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil markets steady ahead of ex-president Lula's trial

(Updates with final prices, Mexican details) By Bruno Federowski BRASILIA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Brazilian markets were range-bound on Monday as traders avoided big bets ahead of the trial of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is leading opinion polls for this year's elections. Lula has vowed to reverse part of President Michel Temer's reform agenda if elected, but he could be barred from running if a higher court upholds his conviction for corruption at trial on Wednesda

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Brazil's death toll from yellow fever triples: WHO

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The number of confirmed cases of yellow fever outbreak in Brazil has tripled in recent weeks, with 20 deaths since July, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

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UPDATE 1-Brazil says Monsanto's Intacta patent should be voided

SAO PAULO, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Brazil's patent office has concluded that Monsanto Co's Intacta RR2 Pro patent for genetically modified soy seed technology should be declared void after reexamining the issue, according to court filings seen by Reuters regarding a lawsuit against the company by grain growers association Aprosoja.

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Brazil holds breath for court ruling on Lula's future

PORTO ALEGRE (Reuters) - Brazilian politicians, voters and investors will find out on Wednesday whether an appeals court will allow the country's most popular leader, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, to run for president this year after being found guilty of accepting a bribe.

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Brazil´s Caixa approves new rules to improve governance- statement

SAO PAULO, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The board of directors of Brazilian state-owned bank Caixa Econômica Federal approved on Friday rules to improve the bank’s governance, the company said in a statement.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks hold near all-time highs; Embraer jumps

By Bruno Federowski BRASILIA, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian stocks hovered near all-time highs on Friday as optimism over the nation's economic prospects sustained demand for local assets, while hopes of a tie-up with Boeing Co boosted shares of Embraer SA . The benchmark Bovespa stock index rose 0.2 percent, supported by blue chips such as Vale SA and lenders Banco Bradesco SA and Itaú Unibanco Holding SA . Emerging markets kicked off the year with a rally as several reports show

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Exclusive: Boeing willing to preserve Brazil's 'golden share' in Embraer deal

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Boeing Co is working to overcome the Brazilian military's objections to its proposed tie-up with Embraer SA with alternatives that would preserve the government's strategic veto rights and ensure safeguards for its defense programs, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Brazil issues $1.5 bln in reopening of 2047 dollar bond

BRASILIA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Brazil has issued $1.5 billion worth of a 2047 dollar bond at a spread of 271 bps over U.S. Treasuries, in a reopening that is its first sovereign debt transaction of the year, the National Treasury said on Thursday.

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Exclusive: Boeing willing to keep Brazil's 'golden share' in Embraer deal

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Boeing Co is working to overcome the Brazilian military's objections to its proposed tie-up with Embraer SA with alternatives that would preserve the government's strategic veto rights and ensure safeguards for its defense programs, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Brazilian prosecutors ask BNY Mellon unit to return $2.5 billion to local fund

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors asked on Thursday that the local unit of Bank of New York Mellon Corp return 8.2 billion reais ($2.56 billion) to local pension fund Postalis, according to a statement.

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UPDATE 1-Brazilian prosecutors ask BNY Mellon unit to return $2.5 bln to local fund

SAO PAULO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors asked on Thursday that the local unit of Bank of New York Mellon Corp return 8.2 billion reais ($2.56 billion) to local pension fund Postalis, according to a statement.

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Brazilian prosecutors ask BNY Mellon to return $2.5 bln to local fund

SAO PAULO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors in Sao Paulo asked on Thursday that the local unit of Bank of New York Mellon Corp return 8.2 billion reais ($2.56 billion) to local pension fund Postalis, according to a statement.

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UPDATE 1-Brazil offers $1 bln in reopening of 2047 dollar bond -source

BRASILIA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Brazil on Thursday offered an initial $1 billion worth of 2047 dollar bonds in the first sovereign debt transaction of the year, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

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Brazil seizes over 400 containers in fight against illegal logging

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Police in Brazil have seized 444 containers in an investigation into illegal logging in the country's vast Amazon, federal authorities said on Thursday, as the nation seeks to cut down on the widespread practice.

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Brazil's JBS sells Five Rivers feedlots in U.S. for $200 mln

BRASILIA, Jan 17 (Reuters) - JBS SA, the world's largest meatpacker, has agreed to sell its Five Rivers cattle feedlots in the United States to affiliates of Pinnacle Asset Management LP for about $200 million, the company said in a securities filing on Wednesday. The acquirer of JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding LLC will sign long term contracts to supply cattle to JBS' meatpacking units in the United States, the filing added. JBS said the proceeds will be used to reduce its debt. (Reporting by An

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks rise on foreign inflows, news events

SAO PAULO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Brazil's benchmark Bovespa equities index registered strong gains on Wednesday, breaching the 81,000-point mark for the first time amid strong inflows of foreign capital and industry-related news that lifted some major stocks.

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Alcoa misses estimate as Brazil drought hits production

(Reuters) - Aluminum producer Alcoa Corp's profit and revenue both missed market estimates for the fourth quarter as a drought in Brazil hit bauxite production and higher power prices in Spain boosted expenses, the company said on Wednesday.

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Brazilians rush to get yellow fever vaccinations amid fatal cases

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilians lined up for hours to get yellow fever vaccinations in Brazil's largest states, alarmed by the increase in the number of fatal cases of infection and a warning from the World Health Organization to tourists visiting parts of the country.

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Brazil's Caixa replaces suspended executives

SAO PAULO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Brazilian state lender Caixa Economica Federal has announced replacements for four vice presidents that stepped down amid a corruption probe, the bank said in a statement on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 2-ArcelorMittal-Votorantim tie-up will need more asset sales -report

SAO PAULO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Brazil's antitrust watchdog Cade will press steelmakers ArcelorMittal SA and Votorantim Siderurgia SA for more asset sales before approving their merger, newspaper Valor Economico reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified sources.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks rise on foreign inflows, one-time news events

SAO PAULO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Brazil's benchmark Bovespa equities index registered strong gains on Wednesday, breaching the 80,000-point mark for the second time, amid strong inflows of foreign capital and industry-related news that lifted some major stocks. In the first nine sessions of 2018, the Bovespa registered 3.584 billion reais ($1.11 billion) in inflows, well above the 2.2 billion reais registered in the same period last year. Analysts and investors say this trend is continuing,