Brazil's Rousseff serious about belt-tightening

2015-01-28 10:15

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has urged her cabinet to embrace fiscal belt-tightening and other measures aimed at restoring business confidence and growth.

Biden, Rousseff meet in Brazil

2015-01-03 09:49

US Vice President Joe Biden and Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff are pledging close co-operation between their countries as the US seeks to repair its damaged relationship with Brazil.

Ex-Wall St banker could right Brazil economy

2014-11-12 15:20

A former Wall St banker is a frontrunner to be Brazil's next finance minister, say sources close to the government.

Brazil shocks with post poll rate hike

2014-10-30 13:15

Brazil's central bank has raised interest rates, surprising investors with a move that signals President Dilma Rousseff could make more market-friendly policy changes.

Brazil faces struggle to restore good times

2014-10-27 11:44

President Dilma Rousseff has narrowly won re-election but will need to restore order to public finances in her second term to get Brazil's stalled economy back.

Poll: Brazil's leader gains ground in tight race

2014-10-21 11:17

Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff is gaining ground over her rival in a tight re-election race, although the contest remains in a technical tie, a poll shows.

Brazil president declares mourning after rival's death

2014-08-13 21:31

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has declared three days of national mourning and suspended her re-election campaign after one of her opponents died in a plane crash.

Fidel Castro signs pro-Palestine manifesto

2014-08-09 23:06

Former Cuban president Fidel Castro has signed an international manifesto "supporting Palestine", demanding that Israel respect UN resolutions and withdraw from Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Rousseff: Brazil passed test!

2014-07-12 07:12

Brazil has proved its doubters wrong by putting on a highly successful Soccer World Cup, president Dilma Rousseff says.

Overpass collapse kills 2 in World Cup city

2014-07-04 08:15

An unfinished overpass being built for the World Cup has collapsed in Brazil's south-eastern city of Belo Horizonte, killing at least two people and injuring 19.

Rousseff defends $11bn spend

2014-06-11 09:59

President Dilma Rousseff has defended Brazil's costs of hosting the Soccer World Cup and insists it benefits all Brazilians.

Brazil defend SWC preparations

2014-06-04 13:33

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has defended her government's preparations to host the Soccer World Cup.

Brazil no safer a year after deadly club fire

2014-01-27 17:04

As Brazil marks the anniversary of the deadly blaze at the Kiss nightclub, almost nothing concrete has been done at any level of government to improve fire safety.

Destruction of Brazil's Amazon jumps 28%

2013-11-15 12:02

Brazil has reported that annual destruction of its Amazon rainforest jumped by 28% after four years of declines, an increase activists say is linked to recent loosening of laws.

NSA spying scale surprises, scandalises

2013-10-23 19:46

According to analysts American allies knew about the NSA spying, but not the sheer amount of spying that was conducted.

Argentina, Brazil in joint plan against US spying

2013-09-20 10:03

Argentina and Brazil are planning a co-ordinated response to US spying in Latin America, officials say.

Brazil hackers mistake Nasa for NSA

2013-09-17 19:47

Hackers have hit back in retaliation for US cyber-spying on Brazil but mistook the US space agency Nasa for the National Security Agency (NSA), a news website has reported.

US-Brazil tensions rise after new report

2013-09-02 19:12

The US ambassador to Brazil has met with his Brazilian counterpart following revelations that the NSA's spy programme directly targeted the South American nation's leader.

Brazil diplomat resigns over Bolivia row

2013-08-27 07:58

Brazil's foreign minister has resigned over soaring tensions with La Paz after Brazilian diplomats spirited away a Bolivian opposition senator wanted for corruption.


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Brazil turns down Snowden asylum request

2013-07-10 08:24

Brazil has turned down an asylum request made by US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden while other Latin American countries have offered to take him in.

Europe urged to free itself from US 'empire'

2013-07-04 09:13

Bolivian President Evo Morales has urged European countries to "free themselves from the US empire" following his arrival in Bolivia after his plane was diverted over suspicions Edward Snowden was on it.

Brazilian president breaks silence

2013-06-22 21:19

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vowed to battle corruption while improving government services.

1 000s flood Brazilian streets

2013-06-18 10:37

In some of the biggest protests since the end of Brazil's 1964-85 dictatorship, more than 100 000 people have taken to the streets over poor basic services and tax burdens.

Drug mule's parents want to meet Rousseff

2013-03-02 12:13

The parents of Tessa Beetge, jailed in Brazil have asked to meet President Dilma Rousseff at the Brics summit in Durban later this month, according to report.


Petrobas CEO to keep her job - minister

2015-01-16 12:01

The CEO of Petroleo Brasile is set to keep her job despite calls for her resignation, after a corruption scandal has hit the state oil company.

Rousseff shines spotlight on Petrobras

2014-12-19 14:00

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vowed to help implement the toughest corporate governance standards at state-controlled oil producer Petróleo Brasileiro.

Brazil poll revives geographic, class divide

2014-11-01 20:05

Leftist President Dilma Rousseff's re-election in Brazil has exposed a deeply divided country, reviving the old wounds of class struggle.

Dilma Rousseff calls for unity after Brazil win

2014-10-27 12:43

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has narrowly won re-election to a second term, calling for unity after the most divisive race since the return to democracy.

Brazil campaign ends in slugfest over corruption

2014-10-25 11:33

Brazil's presidential candidates have traded accusations over political corruption in a last ditch attempt to sway undecided voters before an election runoff in the country's closest race in decades.

Brazil presidential elections on the boil

2014-09-02 16:43

Incumbent Dilma Rousseff, now trailing top rival Marina Silva in Brazil's presidential race by 10%, has gone on the offensive.

Israel apologises for calling Brazil 'diplomatic dwarf'

2014-08-12 06:04

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has apologised to his Brazilian counterpart for a remark by a foreign ministry spokesperson calling the Latin American powerhouse a "diplomatic dwarf".

Brazil declares SWC 'victory'

2014-07-15 10:15

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has declared as a victory the giant nation's staging of the Soccer World Cup.

Brazil President sad, sorry

2014-07-09 09:23

President Rousseff said she was sad and sorry about Brazil's humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany in the SWC semi-finals.

SWC in for troubled kick-off

2014-06-11 14:00

Brazil's President Dilma Roussef vowed that her country is ready to host the most trouble-plagued World Cup in history.

Brazil prepares for Cup protests

2014-06-05 12:11

With a week to go before the World Cup kicks off, Brazilian authorities are bracing for waves of public protests.

Pressure mounting in Brazil

2014-06-03 19:00

A survey released paints a grim picture of Brazil as it gears up to host the SWC, showing frustration with economy.

'Blacks for sale' online ad sparks outrage in Brazil

2014-01-11 10:19

A shocking ad on one of Latin America's biggest online marketplaces, offering "blacks for sale for one real" ($0.42), has sparked outrage in Brazil and a police investigation.

Brazil wants local data storage after US spying

2013-10-29 13:30

Brazil, seeking to shield its citizens from US spying, is pushing ahead with its plan to force global Internet companies to store data obtained from Brazilian users inside the country.

Brazil to host internet governance summit

2013-10-10 11:01

Brazil, which has slammed massive US electronic spying on its territory, has said it would host a global summit on internet governance.

Brazil leader postpones US state visit over spy row

2013-09-18 07:02

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has postponed a long-planned state visit to Washington, the most serious diplomatic fall-out yet from Edward Snowden's leak of US secrets.

US in question over Brazil spy claims

2013-09-12 08:00

Allegations of US spying on Brazil's president and on its state oil company have raised "legitimate questions", a US official says during talks with Brazil's foreign minister.

NSA spied on leaders of Brazil, Mexico

2013-09-02 08:02

The NSA's spy program targeted the communications of the Brazilian and Mexican presidents, the US journalist who obtained secret documents from NSA leaker Edward Snowden says.

Chilly reception for Kerry?

2013-08-12 11:01

US Secretary of State John Kerry can expect a curt reception from Colombia and Brazil after reports that an American spy programme widely targeted data in e-mails and telephone calls across the region.

US spying won't hurt relations: Brazil

2013-07-11 10:02

Disclosures alleging that the United States has collected data on billions of telephone and e-mail conversations in Latin America's biggest country will not affect Brazil-US relations, says a Brazilian official.

Brazil to probe reports of US spying

2013-07-09 13:08

Brazil says it will investigate reports of US electronic spying on its citizens and has called for a multilateral agency to govern the global internet.

Rousseff proposes referendum on reform

2013-06-25 10:03

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has proposed a referendum on political reform in a bid to gain the upper hand after two weeks of nationwide street protests.

Brazil president calls emergency meeting

2013-06-21 07:57

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has called an emergency cabinet meeting after over a million people rallied for better public services and against the cost of staging the World Cup.

AU opens 50th anniversary celebrations

2013-05-25 11:00

African leaders have opened extravagant celebrations for the 50th jubilee of the continental bloc, with Africa's myriad problems set aside for a day to mark the progress that has been made.

Police probe if club fire evidence hidden

2013-01-30 09:02

A police probe into a nightclub fire in Brazil that killed 234 people and left dozens in critical condition has turned to whether key evidence has been hidden.

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