Brazil

Brazil's Silva looks presidential, but not a shoo-in

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SAO PAULO - Popular environmentalist Marina Silva looks capable of winning Brazil's presidential election in October but a major campaign gaffe and mounting attacks from other candidates and the media suggest the race is still wide open.

Telefonica to exit Telecom Italia after Brazil deal

SANTANDER Spain - Telefonica plans to exit Telecom Italia once the Spanish group has finalised the purchase of Vivendi's Brazilian broadband business GVT, ending a long-standing shareholding and easing competition concerns in Brazil.

Deals, Italy 01 Sep 2014

Telecom Italia in a bind after losing GVT bid battle

PARIS/LONDON/MILAN - Telecom Italia has lost a promising path to earnings growth by failing to secure Brazilian broadband business GVT and may now turn from hunter to hunted in a fast-consolidating telecoms industry.

Deals, Tech, Italy 31 Aug 2014

Silva widens lead ahead of Brazil presidential election

BRASILIA - Environmentalist Marina Silva has widened her lead over President Dilma Rousseff to 10 percentage points in what could be a likely runoff in Brazil's October election, a survey by polling firm Datafolha showed on Friday.

World, 29 Aug 2014

Silva widens lead ahead of Brazil presidential election: poll

BRASILIA - Environmentalist Marina Silva has widened her lead over President Dilma Rousseff to 10 percentage points in a likely second-round runoff in Brazil's October election, a survey by polling firm Datafolha showed on Friday.

World, 29 Aug 2014

Brazil enters recession in election blow to Rousseff

SAO PAULO - Brazil fell into a recession in the first half of the year as investment dropped sharply and the country's hosting of the World Cup suffocated economic activity, a major blow to President Dilma Rousseff's already fading hopes for re-election in October.

29 Aug 2014

Telefonica prevails in battle for Vivendi's Brazil unit GVT

PARIS - French media company Vivendi picked Telefonica for exclusive talks over the sale of its Brazilian broadband unit GVT, spurning a rival bid from Telecom Italia . | Video

Deals, 29 Aug 2014

Telefonica prevails in battle for Vivendi's Brazil unit GVT

PARIS - French media company Vivendi picked Telefonica for exclusive talks over the sale of its Brazilian broadband unit GVT, spurning a rival bid from Telecom Italia . | Video

Deals, 28 Aug 2014

Spliced Lula video annoys ruling party in Brazil election

BRASILIA - Brazil's ruling party has asked Google Inc to pull a spliced campaign video from YouTube that gives viewers the impression its leader, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, is backing opposition presidential candidate Marina Silva.

World, 28 Aug 2014

Brazil's Mantega says opposition win could wreck economy

BRASILIA - Brazil's finance minister waded into the country's presidential campaign on Thursday, warning that an opposition victory in the October election could push the economy into recession and undo a decade of social gains under the ruling Workers' Party.

World, 28 Aug 2014
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Ukraine accuses Russia of 'undisguised aggression' as rebels advance

KIEV/MOSCOW - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists. | Video