Brazil

Brazil's Rousseff praises U.S. for relaxing grip on Internet

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SAO PAULO - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff praised the United States on Wednesday for its decision to ease control over the Internet and called for a more democratic, transparent network following the U.S. National Security Agency spying scandal.

Brazil's Azul adds Airbus jets to start U.S. flights

CAMPINAS, Brazil - Brazil's third-biggest airline, Azul Linhas Aereas, unveiled plans on Wednesday to add 11 wide-body jets from European planemaker Airbus to start service to the United States.

Brazil conference will plot Internet's future post NSA spying

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA - A global conference in Brazil on the future of the Internet in the wake of U.S. spying revelations might be much less anti-American than first thought after Washington said it was willing to loosen its control over the Web.

Tech, China, 22 Apr 2014

Brazil´s president also responsible for refinery deal: ex CEO

BRASILIA - Brazil´s President Dilma Rousseff must assume her share of responsibility for the controversial purchase of a refinery in Texas by Petroleo Brasileiro SA, the former chief executive of the state-run oil company said in an interview published on Sunday.

20 Apr 2014

Brazilian tycoon Batista investigated for financial crimes: reports

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil´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.

18 Apr 2014

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
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Obama uses Japan visit to reassure wary Asian allies

TOKYO - U.S. President Barack Obama used a state visit to Japan on Thursday to try to reassure Asian allies of his commitment to ramping up U.S. engagement in the region, despite Chinese complaints that his real aim is to contain Beijing's rise.