Shares in Brazil's Petrobras continue to plunge

2015-01-29 17:48

Petrobras shares fell more than 4%, declining sharply for a second day after the company released third-quarter results without accounting for a major corruption scandal.

Brazil storms leaves city waterless

2015-01-23 18:32

Storms have hit pump stations, leaving hundreds of thousands without water in Brazil's largest city.

Dozens arrested after attack on police in Rio

2015-01-19 07:33

Security forces in an exclusive area of Rio de Janeiro have arrested 48 people after an attack on a police patrol.

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.

Brazil drought brews trouble for coffee

2015-01-11 14:15

Brazil's 2014 coffee harvest was hit by one the worst droughts in decades, with effects on the world's largest producer now threatening to spill over into this year.

Cruise ship blocked by fishermen

2015-01-06 19:38

A cruise ship with about 2 500 people on board has been blocked by fishermen from leaving port .

69 hurt when trains collide in Brazil

2015-01-06 07:00

At least 69 people have been injured when two commuter trains collided in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state, authorities say.


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.

Brazil orders rolling blackouts as demand spikes

2015-01-20 11:00

Rolling blackouts have swept across parts of Brazil as the grid operator ordered select power cuts to avoid a larger crisis.

Sao Paulo running dry

2015-01-16 22:16

The reservoirs of Brazil's biggest city and rivers feeding them are running dry.

Brazil auto workers march to protest layoffs

2015-01-12 18:52

Thousands of metalworkers in Brazil have marched outside of Sao Paulo to protest layoffs by carmakers, adding to a mounting crisis in a politically sensitive industry.

Strikes in Brazil spread as automakers cut jobs

2015-01-08 18:16

Workers at a Mercedes Benz truck factory outside of Sao Paulo have voted to stop work in a protest over fired colleagues.

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.

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