Brazil


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.

Brazil raises toll of bus accident to 54 dead

2015-03-15 20:03

The Brazilian government raised the death toll of a bus accident to 54 while police continued their search for more victims Sunday in the rugged lands of southern Brazil.

Petrobras to receive recovered graft-probe cash

2015-03-12 20:55

Brazil's Petrobras will receive cash recovered by Brazilian authorities as a result of their probe of contract-fixing, bribery and kickbacks at the state-run oil firm.

 

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.

1 000s march calling for Brazil president to resign

2015-03-16 08:17

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians have marched peacefully in over 50 cities around the country to demand President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment and to criticise government corruption.

There was no way to uncover wrongdoing - Petrobas ex-boss.

2015-03-13 18:45

There was no way the state-run oil firm could have discovered the massive graft scheme that is adding to Brazil's economic troubles, says Petrobas ex-CEO.

Ex-Petrobras exec tells all in graft hearing

2015-03-12 19:00

Ex-Petrobras official told a congressional hearing that Brazil's ruling Workers' Party received up to $200m skimmed from contracts with the state-run oil company.

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