Unions have already insisted the proposed reforms represent a setback, given the increase in the minimum age required to grant full pensions. Full Story
Lula told the waste collectors they "contribute much more to Brazil than those who simply bad-mouth the country and go on shopping sprees to Miami.” Full Story
As many as 2,000 peasant families in Para state are due for eviction by year's end, according to the Landless Workers' Movement (MST).
Jorge Glas was among nine people accused of illicit association and receiving bribes from Odebrecht to secure lucrative government contracts.
Nearly 3,000 police took part in the operation leading to the arrest of the 35-year-old drug lord on suspicion of drug trafficking, extortion and murder.