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Brazilian tycoon Batista investigated for financial crimes: reports

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RIO DE JANEIRO - BrazilĀ“s federal police have opened an investigation into former billionaire Eike Batista for financial crimes, including insider trading, manipulation of markets and money laundering, Brazilian media reported on Friday.

Disapproval of Brazil's president grows ahead of election

BRASILIA - Disapproval of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is steadily mounting less than six months away from an election in which she is still favored to win a second term, according to a poll published Thursday.

World, 17 Apr 2014

Brazil's leader holds wide lead six months from election: survey

BRASILIA - Despite a mushrooming scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras and bad news on the economic front, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is still the hands-down favorite to win the elections in October, according to a new poll on Wednesday.

World, 16 Apr 2014

Brazil's Rousseff looks weak, but so do her election rivals

SAO PAULO - With Brazil's economy struggling, a scandal at its state-run oil company and nearly three-quarters of voters saying they want change from their government, President Dilma Rousseff looks vulnerable in her bid for re-election this October.

World, 16 Apr 2014

Brazil looks to swap World Cup publicity for carbon credits

SAO PAULO - Brazil, looking to offset the carbon emissions generated by construction, travel and other activities related to hosting the 2014 Soccer World Cup, said on Tuesday it wants holders of United Nations-backed carbon credits to swap them for publicity during the games.

Environment, 16 Apr 2014

Brazil looks to swap World Cup publicity for carbon credits

SAO PAULO - Brazil, looking to offset the carbon emissions generated by construction, travel and other activities related to hosting the 2014 Soccer World Cup, said on Tuesday it wants holders of United Nations-backed carbon credits to swap them for publicity during the games.

Environment, 15 Apr 2014

Behind Brazil's low unemployment, a quest for education

BRASILIA - Brazil's growing prosperity is allowing teenagers to stay in school for longer instead of searching for jobs to support their families, boosting the country's long-term prospects but also causing some economic headaches.

World, 15 Apr 2014

Fundraising for Brazil buyouts to rise in 2014, Lavca says

RIO DE JANEIRO - Fundraising among private-equity and venture capital firms in Brazil is expected to rise this year, a senior industry executive said, a move that could help propel a fresh round of acquisitions in the infrastructure, logistics and information technology sectors.

Brazil's Campos to run for president with environmentalist

BRASILIA - Eduardo Campos, a business-friendly socialist from Brazil's poor northeastern region, announced on Monday he will seek the presidency, vowing to restore confidence in the country's fiscal accounts and once booming economy.

World, 14 Apr 2014

Two in three Americans do not plan to follow soccer's World Cup

NEW YORK - When the U.S. men's soccer team lines up in Brazil to play their first game of the soccer World Cup in June, their home support may be tepid at best.

Sports, U.S. 14 Apr 2014
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Surrender talks set with separatists in Ukraine as standoff lasts into Easter

DONETSK/KIEV - A senior mediator from Europe's OSCE security body is due to start negotiating the surrender of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, although hopes for a rapid end to the crisis are limited. | Video