Hacker posts Lula info on the web

2013-01-11 11:32

A hacker has posted what appears to be private information of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on the internet to protest a major corruption scandal.

Lula associate found guilty of corruption

2012-10-10 09:08

Brazil's Supreme Court convicted three top aides of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's of graft related to a vote-buying scheme in Congress.

Massive bribery trial begins in Brazil

2012-08-03 09:02

Brazil's biggest ever bribery trial has begun with dozens of former officials facing vote-buying charges in a case that could tarnish the legacy of ex-leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Brazil's first female president sworn in

2011-01-01 20:26

Dilma Rousseff has been sworn in as Brazil's first female president pledging to build on the policies of her hugely popular predecessor and mentor.

Brazil bids goodbye to Lula

2011-01-01 11:31

Brazil's hugely popular President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is to step down in a lavish ceremony ushering in his successor and protégée, Dilma Rousseff.

Brazil 'hid' co-operation with US

2010-12-06 14:00

Brazil has deliberately kept its anti-terrorism co-operation with the United States from public view, a leaked US diplomatic cable shows.

Rio police surround gang turf

2010-11-26 17:30

Police have secured the perimeter of a Rio de Janeiro shantytown that has long been a stronghold for drug gangs.

Leaders condemn Ecuador rebellion

2010-10-01 12:20

South American heads of states have denounced a police rebellion in Ecuador and have called for those responsible to be tried and punished.

Iran tells west to butt out

2010-08-17 17:31

Iran has told Western nations to stay out of the case of a woman who faces death by stoning, warning it will not tolerate any interference in the case.

SA, Brazil pledge to boost trade

2010-07-09 16:55

SA and Brazil have pledged to deepen trade and commercial ties in another sign of emerging countries gradually shifting their economic dependence away from rich nations.

Brazil's president in E-Guinea

2010-07-05 08:20

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is on an African tour, has arrived in Malabo and welcomed by Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema.

Floods: Silva cancels G20 trip

2010-06-25 22:11

Brazil's president has cancelled his trip to Canada for this weekend's Group of 20 summit because of massive floods that have hit his nation.

Lula, Fidel Castro meet

2010-02-25 10:37

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have held an “emotional” meeting, Cuban reports say.

Brazil signs law cutting CO²

2009-12-30 20:25

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has signed a law requiring that Brazil cut greenhouse gas emissions by 39% by 2020.

Yar'Adua off to Brazil

2009-07-29 10:30

Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua is expected in Brazil for a lightning-fast visit to be held while his army wages a brutal offensive against suspected members of a radical Islamic sect.

Refuse to fly, pilots told

2009-06-09 07:51

While investigators are trying to figure out what caused an Air France jet to plunge into the Atlantic, a union is urging pilots to refuse to fly Airbus A330 and A340 planes.

Rush to reach Air France wreck

2009-06-03 07:14

Navy divers have rushed to reach the wreckage of an Air France jet and start the grim job of pulling debris from the Atlantic Ocean.

Brazil president still hoping

2009-06-02 07:34

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is holding out hope of survivors after an Air France plane disappeared on its way from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.


Cosatu wants economic reform

2012-12-19 16:32

The ANC's alliance partner Cosatu is looking to the party's 53rd national conference for economic reform.

Mantashe calls for 'Zuma moment'

2012-09-20 14:49

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says SA needs its own version of Brazil's "Lula moment" to kickstart radical economic transformation.

Lula diagnosed with cancer

2011-10-29 18:24

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been diagnosed with a tumour in the larynx and will undergo chemotherapy.

Brazil welcomes first female president

2011-01-01 17:55

Brazil's first female president is to take control of Latin America's biggest economy from outgoing popular leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a triumphant handover ceremony.

Brazil, Italy fight over 'terrorist'

2010-12-31 20:52

Brazil and Italy have started a furious row after Brazil's President denied an extradition demand for an Italian considered a "terrorist" for murders committed in the 1970s.

Brazil slum drug war to continue

2010-11-29 16:10

Brazilian law enforcement agencies are celebrating victory after an anti-drug raid on a sprawling Rio slum, but a state official warns that "a battle was won, but not the war".

Brazil vote goes to runoff

2010-10-04 08:39

Ruling party candidate Dilma Rousseff has been placed a strong first in Brazil's presidential election but will still have to face a runoff.

Lula: Vote for 'continuity'

2010-09-28 11:25

Dilma Rousseff has wrapped up her campaigning with President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva calling for Brazilians to elect her in the name of "continuity".

Brazil's Lula 'emotional'

2010-08-03 16:02

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is being "emotional" in making his offer of asylum to an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning, an official has said.

Brazil's Lula to miss final

2010-07-09 15:49

Brazilian President Luiz Incio Lula da Silva will not attend the closing ceremony because of duties he has to attend to in his home

Brazil's Lula heads to Africa

2010-07-03 11:07

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva kicks off a tour of six African countries as Brazil seeks to boost its influence on the continent.

Looting chaos amid Chile's ruins

2010-03-02 19:59

Armed civilian defence groups and soldiers patrolled the streets of the Chilean city of Concepción after mass looting diverted the desperate race to find survivors.

Brazil's president in hospital

2010-01-28 14:06

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been hospitalised for abnormally high blood pressure, forcing him to cancel a trip to Davos.

Abbas, Lula hold Mideast talks

2009-11-20 10:04

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is in Brazil for the first in a series of discussions on forging peace in the Middle East.

Brazilian leader at AU summit

2009-06-18 14:33

Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will be a special guest at next month's African Union summit of heads of states in Libya, the AU says.

Brazil mourns crash victims

2009-06-03 08:46

Brazil has announced three days of national mourning in memory of the 228 people who died in an Air France accident off its coast.

Investigators mull mystery

2009-06-02 09:55

Was Air France Flight 447 downed by wind and hail from towering thunderheads? By lightning? Or by a catastrophic combination of factors?

Amazon hit by climate chaos

2009-05-25 12:12

Experts suspect global warming may be driving wild climate swings that appear to be punishing the Amazon with increasing frequency.

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