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Brazil Billionaire Eike Batista Released From Prison on House Arrest

The former billionaire Eike Batista has left the Bangu prison in Rio on house arrest. Federal Judge Gilmar Mendes met the defendant’s request over the weekend. Read more

Brazil Prosecutors Charge Businessman Eike Batista

Brazilian prosecutors indicted former billionaire Eike Batista and the former governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sergio Cabral, on corruption charges involving $16.5 million in bribes. Read more

Brazilian Businessman Eike Batista To Turn Himself In

Facing an international arrest warrant Brazilian magnate Eike Batista said Sunday he would give himself up to authorities to “clean things up”. Read more

Brazil Businessman Eike Batista Ensnared In Corruption Probe

SÃO PAULO—Brazil’s Federal Police are trying to arrest Brazilian businessman Eike Batista Thursday after a local judge issued a warrant in relation to a wide-ranging corruption scandal involving government contracts. Read more

At Least 60 Killed In Brazil Prison Riot

Rio de Janeiro – Around 60 people have been killed in a bloody prison riot sparked by a war between rival drug gangs in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus, officials said on Monday, in some of the worst violence in years in Brazil’s overcrowded penitentiary system. Read more

Greek Ambassador’s ‘Cheating’ Wife Says She Had Nothing To Do With His Murder

All sides agree on two things in this fatal international love triangle: Kyriakos Amiridis, the Greek ambassador to Brazil, is dead, and his wife’s young police-officer lover killed him. Read more

Brazil Police Detain Wife of Murdered Greek Ambassador Amiridis

Police in Rio de Janeiro have detained the Greek ambassador’s wife and three other people on suspicion of involvement in his murder. Read more

Brazil: Four Dead After Police Helicopter ‘Shot Down By Gang’

A police helicopter has crashed in Rio de Janeiro, killing four officers after a day of intense firefights between law enforcement and suspected criminals in the slum known as City of God. Read more

Rio De Janeiro – Brazilian Judge Orders US Olympic Swimmers Passports Seized Amid Robbery Investigation

Rio de Janeiro – The father of American swimmer Ryan Lochte said Wednesday his gold medal-winning son arrived back in the United States before a Brazilian judge ordered that Lochte and U.S. teammate Jimmy Feigen stay in Brazil as authorities investigate their claim they were robbed during the Olympics. Read more