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Brazil's Silva hits back at rumors, recalls hungry youth

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SAO PAULO - In an emotional new television ad, Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva hit back at rumors that she would do away with popular social welfare programs if elected, citing her own youth growing up poor and hungry in the Amazon rainforest.

Brazil's Rousseff slips in poll ahead of October election

BRASILIA - President Dilma Rousseff has lost ground to her main challenger, Marina Silva, less than three weeks before Brazil's presidential election, which will likely be decided in a close second-round runoff, a poll showed on Tuesday.

World, 16 Sep 2014

Downsized Nextel operator is not giving up the fight in Brazil

SAO PAULO - Nextel operator NII Holdings Inc is hanging on to its Brazilian unit even though the welterweight mobile carrier has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and sold off other Latin American operations.

Deals, Tech, 16 Sep 2014

Hunger is falling, but climate and conflict threaten progress: report

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Land redistribution in Brazil, community gardens in Indonesia, and rising incomes across much of the developing world have helped end hunger for 100 million people in the last decade, new research shows.

Hunger is falling, but climate and conflict threaten progress: report

LONDON, Sept. 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Land redistribution in Brazil, community gardens in Indonesia, and rising incomes across much of the developing world have helped end hunger for 100 million people in the last decade, new research shows.

Environment, 16 Sep 2014

Blackrock, investment funds wary of revival in Brazil IPOs

SAO PAULO - BlackRock Inc and other investment firms are not so sure that a revival of initial public offerings in Brazil will fly.

Deals, 16 Sep 2014

Brazil election poll shows very tight presidential race

BRASILIA - President Dilma Rousseff is running neck-and-neck with her main rival, Marina Silva, less than three weeks before Brazil's presidential election that will likely go down to the wire in a runoff, a poll published on Monday showed.

World, 15 Sep 2014

After standoff, Vale and China's Cosco both claim shipping victory

RIO DE JANEIRO/SHANGHAI - In the end, the answer to Brazilian miner Vale's Chinese shipping problem turned out to be in the problem itself.

Deals, 15 Sep 2014

Brazil prosecutor seeks to freeze $641 mln in Batista's assets

BRASILIA - Brazil federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Eike Batista, accusing the fallen tycoon of market manipulation and seeking to freeze up to $1.5 billion reais ($641 million) worth of his financial assets and properties.

13 Sep 2014

Brazil's Silva, a lifelong environmentalist, courts big agriculture

SAO PAULO - Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva, an icon of the green movement, is cozying up to old adversaries in the sugar and ethanol industry as she seeks to win over the powerful farm lobby ahead of next month's election.

World, 13 Sep 2014
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Scots spurn independence, vote to stay in the United Kingdom

EDINBURGH - Scotland has chosen to stay in the United Kingdom, spurning independence in a historic referendum that had worried allies and investors, results showed on Friday with more than two thirds of the vote declared. | Video