Series of knife attacks has Rio on edge

2015-05-23 07:06

A protest march is to take place in Rio de Janeiro and police are reinforcing patrols after a series of stabbings near the city's tourist and Olympic areas.

Chile volcano ash cloud reaches Brazil

2015-04-25 18:52

Ash from the Chilean volcano Calbuco has reached as far as southern Brazil and prompted some airlines to cancel flights to the capitals of Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.

Petrobas scandal exacts economic toll on Brazil

2015-04-21 11:44

The biggest ever corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobas is causing bankruptcies among suppliers, with job losses mounting by the tens of thousands.

Indian tribe buries blood samples taken by US researchers

2015-04-05 20:35

A remote tribe of Yanomami Indians living in the Brazilian rainforest have buried thousands of blood samples that were taken from community members by US researchers in the 1960s.

Eco-friendly art in Brazil

2015-03-25 20:12

Sao Paulo designer turns fallen trees into outdoor furniture for the city's streets and parks.

Brazil commits to austerity with social focus

2015-03-25 14:30

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says her government is committed to fiscal adjustment but will not sacrifice social programmes to balance overdrawn public accounts.

Rains cause flooding in drought-hit Sao Paulo

2015-03-21 16:44

Heavy rains have caused flooding in Sao Paulo, snarling traffic throughout South America's largest city.

Brazil's Rousseff unveils anti-graft plan

2015-03-19 21:00

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff has tried to get ahead of the storm of scandal bearing down on her presidency by unveiling a raft of anti-corruption measures.

Brazil's opposition calls for Rousseff probe

2015-03-18 10:00

Brazil's main opposition party says it would call on the Supreme Court to investigate the President's involvement in a corruption scheme at oil firm Petrobras.

Brazil treasurer charged in Petrobras scandal

2015-03-17 12:15

Brazilian prosecutors have formally charged the treasurer of the ruling Workers' Party and 26 others with corruption linked to state-run Petrobras.


Experian reports fall in full-year profit

2015-05-12 13:47

Credit data company, Experian, has reported a 4% fall in pre-tax profit, hurt by the weakness of the Brazilian real and other adverse foreign exchange moves.

Lionfish found in Brazil is related to Caribbean invasives

2015-04-24 13:04

A lionfish with relatives in the Caribbean has been speared off the coast of Brazil, marking the furthest point south ever documented for the invasive species and raising new concerns about its range, scientists say.

Marine life continues to die-off at Rio Lake

2015-04-14 13:01

Dead fish have continued to wash up on the banks of a Rio de Janeiro lake that's slated to hold Olympic rowing competitions during the 2016 games.

Brazilian central bank expects recession in 2015

2015-03-27 12:00

The Brazilian Central Bank says it expects the world's seventh-largest economy to contract by 0.5% in 2015.

US seeks Brazil trade after NSA spy allegations

2015-03-25 15:00

The Obama administration has again invited Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff for a state visit to Washington, a diplomatic breakthrough that both sides hope will lead to greater trade.

Most Brazilians favour Rousseff's impeachment

2015-03-24 09:45

President Dilma Rousseff's popularity has fallen to a new low and a majority of Brazilians now favour her impeachment, according to an opinion poll.

SKA funding model unsure, Pandor solicits Brics

2015-03-19 21:15

Science and technology minister Naledi Pandor seeks the full Brics complement on the SKA project, as a funding model is yet to be finalised.

Rousseff declares war on corruption

2015-03-19 10:30

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has launched an anti-corruption offensive to counter rising discontent over a kickback scandal engulfing Petrobras.

Rousseff to survive Brazil protests, economy to suffer

2015-03-17 20:15

Protests against President Dilma Rousseff will make it harder for Brazil's finances to recover from a corruption scandal at state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA.

Mass protests a big challenge for Brazil's Rousseff

2015-03-16 10:58

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff faces the biggest challenge yet of her young and turbulent second term, as hundreds of thousands of protesters take to the streets in more than 150 cities to demand her impeachment.

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