Brazil

Petrobras worker dies from burns in refinery explosion

RIO DE JANEIRO - A worker severely burned in an accident at a Petrobras refinery in the Brazilian city of Manaus died of his injuries on Wednesday, union officials representing workers at the company said.

Brazil's Silva launches bid, threatens Rousseff re-election

BRASILIA - Environmentalist Marina Silva officially launched a bid for president on Wednesday, upending Brazil's October elections and threatening the ruling Workers' Party's 12-year hold on power.

World, 20 Aug 2014

Grassroots leader Marina Silva angles for Brazil's mainstream

SAO PAULO - Thrust by tragedy into the center of Brazil's presidential race, environmentalist Marina Silva is riding a groundswell of anti-establishment anger but her chances hinge on expanding her coalition and winning over mainstream voters and business leaders.

World, 20 Aug 2014

Factbox: Marina Silva's economic proposals for Brazil

- Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva has little experience with economic policy, but her advisers promise a more orthodox, business-friendly approach than leftist President Dilma Rousseff has taken.

World, 20 Aug 2014

Brazil's Silva launches bid, threatens Rousseff re-election

BRASILIA - Environmentalist Marina Silva officially launched a bid for president on Wednesday, upending Brazil's October elections and threatening the ruling Workers' Party's 12-year hold on power.

World, 20 Aug 2014

Exclusive: Brazil's Silva would get opposition's support in election runoff

SAO PAULO - Brazil's biggest opposition party would support Marina Silva for president if its own candidate fails to make an October runoff, a party source told Reuters, an alliance that would damage President Dilma Rousseff's chances for a second term.

World, 20 Aug 2014

Trading probes on Brazil's Batista due in 2015: regulator

RIO DE JANEIRO - The results of more than a dozen investigations into market manipulation by Brazilian entrepreneur Eike Batista and current or former executives of his EBX Group, will likely be made public next year, a top regulator said.

Telecom Italia board to meet next week on GVT: source

MILAN - Telecom Italia will hold a board meeting next week to discuss an offer to acquire Vivendi SA's Brazilian broadband unit GVT SA, a source close to the matter said on Tuesday.

Deals, Italy 19 Aug 2014

Gisele Bundchen leads pack as world's highest paid model: Forbes

NEW YORK - With estimated earnings of $47 million during the past year from lucrative contracts and other business ventures, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen is the world's highest paid model for the eighth consecutive year, Forbes.com said on Monday.

Entertainment, People, 18 Aug 2014

Silva surges in Brazil election poll, runoff looks certain

BRASILIA - Marina Silva's entry into Brazil's presidential race will almost certainly force the October election into a second-round runoff and the environmentalist could even unseat President Dilma Rousseff, according to a poll released on Monday.

World, 18 Aug 2014
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Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

GAZA/JERUSALEM - An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, a clear sign of its intention to hit the group's armed leadership days after a ceasefire failed. | Video