Brazil


Brazil bike lane smashed by giant wave

2016-04-27 18:44

A Brazilian engineer says the bike lane that collapsed last week in Rio de Janeiro was built without taking into account strong waves.

Rousseff flies to US amid impeachment battle

2016-04-21 17:06

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has flown to New York to sign a global climate change pact, giving her an international stage to address efforts to oust her.

Rousseff is 'outraged' by impeachment vote

2016-04-19 08:27

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff says that she is "outraged" by a vote in Congress to authorise impeachment proceedings against her and vowed to keep fighting.

Brazil lower house OKs impeaching president, sends to Senate

2016-04-18 06:03

Legislators in the lower Chamber of Deputies have voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, delivering a major blow to a long-embattled leader who repeatedly argued that the push against her was a "coup".

Brazil's lower house begins impeachment debate

2016-04-16 09:14

The lower chamber of Brazil's Congress has begun a debate on whether to impeach President Dilma Rousseff.

Parties abandon Brazil president

2016-04-14 17:08

President Dilma Rousseff's chances of surviving impeachment appear diminished, with three parties decamping from her governing coalition.

Brazilian police probe sewage plant

2016-04-08 15:53

Brazilian police say they are investigating whether Rio de Janeiro's state water utility may be committing environmental crimes by failing to treat sewarage.

Brazil sees no room to cut rates

2016-03-31 16:15

Brazil’s central bank says it sees no room for cutting borrowing costs as inflation will remain above its 2017 target despite a prolonged recession.

It's all about politics for today's EM investors

2016-03-29 13:23

The so-called BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - were seen as solid investments, but after commodities prices plummeted, political risk soared.

Police fire tear gas at protests against Brazil's president

2016-03-18 09:50

Brazilian police have fired tear gas and stun grenades to keep at bay angry protesters rallying against President Dilma Rousseff who faces calls to quit in a political crisis.

 

Brazil: Zika outbreaks tops 91 000 cases

2016-04-27 12:00

Brazil's outbreak of Zika - which has been linked to the devastating microcephaly birth defect in newborns-- has topped 91 000 cases, health officials say.

Rousseff heads to US amid impeachment fight

2016-04-20 19:10

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff will travel to New York to sign a global climate change pact - while she confronts a bruising impeachment fight back home.

Rousseff hangs by a thread after losing impeachment vote

2016-04-18 15:15

Dilma Rousseff’s presidency is hanging by a thread after Brazil’s lower house of Congress voted in favour of her impeachment.

Brazil leader says she's innocent, critics 'corrupt'

2016-04-16 17:09

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has accused accused backers of her impeachment of trying to grab power in order to avoid corruption charges themselves.

Brazil's Rousseff loses last-ditch move to stop impeachment

2016-04-15 07:15

Brazil's Supreme Court has rejected a last-ditch attempt by President Dilma Rousseff to halt the impeachment process against her, clearing the way for a key vote in Congress.

Brazil impeachment committee backs ousting Rousseff

2016-04-12 07:10

A congressional committee has recommended impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, setting the stage for a crucial vote in the lower house to decide whether she should face trial.

Thousands of Brazilians demonstrate against impeachment

2016-04-01 11:14

Tens of thousands of Brazilians waving the red flags of the ruling Workers' Party demonstrated across the country against impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.

Brazil president warns of 'putsch'

2016-03-30 22:53

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says she is the victim of a coup as her allies horse-traded frantically for enough votes to ride out an impeachment drive.

Mass rallies as Brazil political crisis deepens

2016-03-18 17:59

Brazil faces a deepening political crisis and mass street protests as opponents and backers of President Dilma Rousseff mobilized.

Protests in Brazil after release of Rousseff-Lula recording

2016-03-17 08:51

Outraged Brazilians protest in Brasilia and Sao Paulo following the release of a taped phone call between President Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

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