Brazil

An environmentalist's calculated push toward Brazil's presidency

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RIO DE JANEIRO - In March 2003, three months into her tenure as Brazil's environment minister, Marina Silva gathered a half-dozen aides at the modernist ministry building in Brasilia, the capital.

Exclusive: U.S. to pay $300 million to end Brazil cotton trade dispute - officials

BRASILIA/WASHINGTON - The United States will pay Brazilian cotton producers $300 million to settle a decade-old dispute over cotton subsidies, two officials familiar with the settlement said on Tuesday, the first concrete step to repair ties hurt by an espionage scandal.

World, 30 Sep 2014

Import controls drive slide in Argentine industrial output

BUENOS AIRES - Argentine industrial output shrank in August as stricter import restrictions in the first month after the country's debt default hit manufacturers reliant on parts from abroad and recession in Brazil hurt demand for automobiles.

Brazil's Rousseff widens lead over Silva in fresh polls

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO - President Dilma Rousseff has solidified her lead over opposition candidate Marina Silva and would win a runoff vote to Brazil's presidential election, two new polls showed on Tuesday.

World, 30 Sep 2014

Import controls drive slide in Argentine industrial output

BUENOS AIRES - Argentine industrial output shrank in August as stricter import restrictions in the first month after the country's debt default hit manufacturers reliant on parts from abroad and recession in Brazil hurt demand for automobiles.

Exclusive: U.S., Brazil close to ending cotton trade rift - sources

BRASILIA - The United States and Brazil are close to settling a decade-old trade dispute over cotton subsidies, three Brazilian sources close to the talks told Reuters, in what would be the first concrete step to repair ties hurt by an espionage scandal.

Brazil's Rousseff extends lead over Silva in election poll

BRASILIA - President Dilma Rousseff's expected victory margin over closest rival Marina Silva has surged to 9 percentage points in a second-round runoff in Brazil's presidential election, an opinion poll showed on Monday, causing stocks and the real currency to tumble.

World, 29 Sep 2014

Sawiris says still interested in Telecom Italia

FRANKFURT - Egyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris would invest in Telecom Italia as long as the company kept its stake in Brazilian mobile operator TIM Participacoes , he said on Monday, as foreign bid interest picks up in the struggling operator.

Deals, 29 Sep 2014

Brazil's evangelicals gain clout, close to electing first president

BRASILIA - Brazil's increasingly powerful evangelical Christians are tantalizingly close to electing one of their own as president next month in what would be a historic shift for the world's largest Catholic nation.

World, 28 Sep 2014

Brazil's Rousseff gains on Silva a week from election

BRASILIA - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff gained on opposition candidate Marina Silva, increasing her chance to win a hotly contested runoff to the Oct. 5 presidential election, a new poll showed on Friday.

World, 26 Sep 2014
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Hong Kong leader plays waiting game, protesters demand he resigns

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's leader is willing to let pro-democracy demonstrations blocking large areas of the city go on for weeks if necessary, a source close to him said, while defiant protesters vowed they would not budge. | Video