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UPDATE 4-Brazil police raid Rio governor's residences amid COVID-19 probe
BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO, May 26 (Reuters) - Brazilian federal police on Tuesday raided the residences of Rio de Janeiro's right-wing Governor Wilson Witzel as part of a COVID-19 corruption probe, targeting one of President Jair Bolsonaro's political foes as the pandemic sweeps the nation.
Third Iranian fuel cargo reaches Venezuelan waters, others unloading - data
MARACAY, Venezuela (Reuters) - The third cargo of an Iranian tanker flotilla carrying fuel for gasoline-thirsty Venezuela on Tuesday reached the nation's exclusive economic zone as the previous two were discharging at state run PDVSA's ports, Refinitiv Eikon data showed.
Brazil total coronavirus death toll reaches 24,512-health ministry
SAO PAULO, May 26 (Reuters) - Brazil deaths by COVID-19 reached 24,512 on Tuesday, with 1,039 new deaths over the last 24 hours, the health ministry said.
Mexico's auto industry restart gathers steam, Ford still waiting
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's auto industry reopening picked up pace on Tuesday, with Fiat Chrysler
and BMW AG joining peers in gradually dusting off operations even as the wait for approvals slowed the return of Ford Motor Co and other companies.
Brazilian appeals court authorizes Joesley Batista to go back to JBS parent J&F
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian appeals court STJ on Tuesday authorized the return of billionaire Joesley Batista to managing positions in companies controlled by meatpacker JBS SA's
parent company, J&F Holding.
Brazil eyes state asset sale task force post-crisis: deputy economy minister
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's economic recovery plan to pull the country out of the coronavirus crisis will focus on making it easier to do business, resuming structural reforms and will include a task force in charge of selling off state assets, Deputy Economy Minister Marcelo Guaranys said on Tuesday.
Brazil securities regulator probes reinsurer IRB, asset manager
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian securities regulator CVM on Tuesday said it was opening a broad investigation into the reinsurer IRB Brasil Resseguros SA
, its management and shareholders, according to a statement.
Brazil to publish formal jobs data on Wednesday after several months' hiatus
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil will on Wednesday publish monthly formal jobs figures, known locally as the CAGED repot, for the first four months of this year, the Economy Ministry said on Tuesday.
LATAM becomes largest airline yet driven to bankruptcy by coronavirus
(Reuters) - LATAM Airlines Group
, the continent's largest carrier, filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, becoming the world's largest carrier so far to seek an emergency reorganization due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Brazilian nurse with COVID-19 reunited with her baby after giving birth on ventilator
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian nurse Rusia Goes gave birth while unconscious and breathing through a ventilator tube in April as she battled severe COVID-19 symptoms.
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