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President Rousseff Thanks LatAm Doctors for Helping Brazil

President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday expressed her thanks for the rapid response of doctors from Latin American countries to the call issued by Brazil for medical professionals to serve in the country's most remote and poorest areas. continue reading »

Brazil President Rouseff Deems Anti-Poverty Programs a Success

President Dilma Rousseff said Monday that Brazil's 10-year-old Bolsa Familia (Family Purse) program, with which the government subsidizes people sunk in poverty, has "forever changed millions of lives in Brazil." continue reading »

Obama Must Respond to Spying Accusation If Rousseff to Visit U.S.

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said Friday that whether she makes a planned state visit to Washington next month depends on Barack Obama's response to revelations the United States monitored her communications. continue reading »

Obama Vows to Investigate Spying on Mexican President

U.S. President Barack Obama assured Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto he will investigate reports that Washington's spy apparatus monitored his communications, officials here said Thursday. continue reading »

Brazil’s Rousseff is One Step Closer to Canceling U.S. Visit

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has canceled a planned trip to Washington this weekend by members of her staff, who were to have made advance preparations for her scheduled Oct. 23 visit to the United States, the official Agencia Brasil news service said Thursday. continue reading »

Brazilian President’s Visit to Washington in Question Following Spying Scandal

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's scheduled state visit to the United States may be in jeopardy after revelations that Washington spied on her, an official source told Efe Tuesday. continue reading »

Bolivian President Says Crisis with Brazil Over Senator’s Escape Resolved

Bolivian President Evo Morales said Saturday that the crisis with Brazil is now resolved that exploded with the escape to that country of Bolivian opposition Sen. Roger Pinto without the required safe-conduct and with the direct complicity of a Brazilian diplomat. continue reading »

Dilma Rousseff Pledges LatAm Relations Are “Top Priority”

Relations with Latin America represent "the top priority" for her administration, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Wednesday during the swearing-in of new Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo. continue reading »

Brazilian President Blasts Diplomats Helping Corrupt Bolivian Politician

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday denounced the decision by one of her country's diplomats to help a Bolivian senator accused of corruption sneak into Brazil. continue reading »

Small Business Loan Interest Rates Cut in Brazil

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced here Monday a reduction in the interest rate on public loans for owners of small businesses from 8.0 percent to 5.0 percent. continue reading »

Pope Francis Eagerly Looking Forward to World Youth Day in Brazil

Pope Francis I is "very excited" about his July visit to Brazil to participate in World Youth Day, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said here Wednesday after a meeting with the new pontiff. continue reading »

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Swears in 3 New Ministers

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff swore in Saturday three new ministers in a Cabinet shuffle that strengthens the two important parties allied to the government with a view to the 2014 elections. continue reading »

Brazilian States Call New Royalties Law Unconstitutional

The oil-producing states of Rio de Janeiro and Espirito Santo on Friday filed a Supreme Court challenge against a new law that distributes royalties from crude and natural gas production more evenly among Brazil's 27 states. continue reading »

Dilma Rousseff Launches Nuclear Sub Program in Brazil

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday inaugurated a naval installation that will make parts for conventional submarines - and eventually a nuclear-powered sub - under cooperation agreements signed with France in 2009. continue reading »

Presidents Discuss Pemex, Petrobras Oil Alliance

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff discussed forging strategic alliances between oil giants Pemex and Petrobras during a meeting at the CELAC-EU summit in Chile. continue reading »

Brazil Honors Architect Oscar Niemeyer With Tribute at Presidential Palace

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff received with honors at the Planalto Palace on Thursday the mortal remains of architect Oscar Niemeyer, one of Brasilia's great creative geniuses, who died this week at the age of 104. continue reading »

Brazil’s President Vetos Portion of Royalties Bill Pertaining to Existing Contracts

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used her veto power to exclude existing contracts from a bill to more widely distribute oil royalties, officials said. continue reading »

Spain’s King Juan Carlos Urges Brazil to Invest in Spain

Boasting "one of the most open economies in the world," Spain is an ideal place for Brazilian firms to invest, King Juan Carlos said here Monday as he hosted a luncheon for Brazil's president continue reading »

BMW to Invest $264 Million for First Plant in Brazil

German automaker BMW plans to build its first Latin American plant in Brazil, investing $264 million in the project, BMW Group sales and marketing chief Ian Robertson said. continue reading »

BMW Announces Plans to Build First LatAm Plant in Brazil

Germany's BMW company will establish in Brazil what will be its first automotive factory in Latin America, Raimundo Colombo, governor of Santa Catarina state, said Saturday. continue reading »