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Former Petrobras Exec Implicated Dozens of Brazilian Politicians

Former Petrobras Exec Implicated Dozens of Brazilian Politicians

A jailed former executive at state-controlled oil giant Petrobras has reportedly implicated dozens of politicians from Brazil's leading political parties in a kickback scheme, a legal development that could shake up next month's general election. continue reading »

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Claims Rousseff is Resorting to Scare Tactics

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Claims Rousseff is Resorting to Scare Tactics

President Dilma Rousseff is trying to scare Brazilians into giving her a second four-year term in the Oct. 5 election, main rival Marina Silva said Wednesday. continue reading »

Brazilian Officials Call For Review of Amnesty for Crimes of 1964-1985 Junta

Brazilian Officials Call For Review of Amnesty for Crimes of 1964-1985 Junta

The Brazilian Attorney General's Office has called for a revision of a 1979 law that has prevented the prosecution of members of the 1964-1985 military regime for crimes against humanity, a document released Friday shows. continue reading »

China’s Chery Automobile Inaugurates First Plant in Brazil

China’s Chery Automobile Inaugurates First Plant in Brazil

Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Co. has inaugurated a plant in the southeastern Brazilian city of Jacarei, its first in the South American country. continue reading »

Brazil’s Population Climbs to Nearly 203 Million

Brazil’s Population Climbs to Nearly 203 Million

The Brazilian population climbed above 202 million last month, an increase of 0.86 percent from July 2013, the country's IBGE statistics agency said Thursday. continue reading »

Brazilian Election Polls Show Marina Silva is Not Far Behind Dilma Rousseff

Brazilian Election Polls Show Marina Silva is Not Far Behind Dilma Rousseff

Marina Silva, the former environment minister who entered Brazil's presidential contest only last week, poses a growing threat to incumbent Dilma Rousseff, poll results released Wednesday show. continue reading »

Man Lives Off of Insects for 12 Days in Brazilian Jungle

Man Lives Off of Insects for 12 Days in Brazilian Jungle

A 65-year-old man lost in the Amazon jungle survived for 12 days eating insects like bees and flies, authorities of the northern state of Amazonas said. continue reading »

Brazil Seeks to Raise At Least $5.36 Billion in 4G License Auction

Brazil Seeks to Raise At Least $5.36 Billion in 4G License Auction

Brazil's government expects to raise at least 11.8 billion reais ($5.36 billion) in a Sept. 30 auction of six fourth-generation (4G) wireless licenses. continue reading »

New Snake Species Discovered in Brazil

New Snake Species Discovered in Brazil

Scientists from four Brazilian institutions announced Tuesday the discovery of a new species of non-venomous snake that inhabits the savannas in the central part of the country. continue reading »

Former Brazil President Lula Campaigns for Dilma Rouseff’s Re-election

Former Brazil President Lula Campaigns for Dilma Rouseff’s Re-election

Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, one of Brazil's most popular politicians, came all-out Tuesday in favor of the campaign to reelect his successor, Dilma Rousseff, assuring voters they can support her without qualms. continue reading »

Following Death of Presidential Candidate Brazil Party May Turn to Marina Silva

Following Death of Presidential Candidate Brazil Party May Turn to Marina Silva

Environmentalist Marina Silva appeared on Friday to be the Brazilian Socialist Party's most likely choice to fill the void left by the death of presidential nominee Eduardo Campos in a plane crash earlier this week. continue reading »

Southern Brazil Restores River’s Flow, Settling Water Dispute

Southern Brazil Restores River’s Flow, Settling Water Dispute

Authorities in Sao Paulo state, Brazil's wealthiest and most heavily populated, have restored the water flow of the Paraiba do Sul River to normal levels, bringing an end to a dispute with the neighboring states of Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais. continue reading »

Brazil’s Economic Activity Index Down 1.2 Pct in 2nd Quarter

Brazil’s Economic Activity Index Down 1.2 Pct in 2nd Quarter

Brazil's central bank said its economic activity index, a leading indicator for gross domestic product performance, declined by 1.2 percent in the second quarter relative to the previous three-month period. continue reading »

Brazil to Receive $3 Billion Investment From GM Over 5 Years

Brazil to Receive $3 Billion Investment From GM Over 5 Years

U.S. automaker General Motors plans to invest 6.5 billion reais (nearly $3 billion) in Brazil over the next five years, CEO Mary Barra said. She said after meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff that GM has a nearly 90-year track record in Brazil and plans to be in the country for the long haul. continue reading »

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Eduardo Campos Dies in Plane Crash

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Eduardo Campos Dies in Plane Crash

Socialist presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed in a plane crash Wednesday in Santos, a city in Brazil's Sao Paulo state, party officials told Efe. continue reading »