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    1. August 28, 2015

      Brazil weighs another impeachment move

      On the day last October when Dilma Rousseff’s campaign finance chief was first accused of receiving bribes related to...

    2. August 27, 2015

      Frictions shake Brazil’s ruling coalition

      Brazil’s swirling political crisis gained momentum this week with new signs of friction between President Dilma...

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    1. August 25, 2015

      Gloomy reality dawns on Brazil

      Roberto Setubal, the head of Brazil’s biggest private bank, sees a long period of gloom for Brazil’s economy as...

    2. August 20, 2015

      Brazil cleans up its act, so should Mexico

      Nobody here can do the maths!” Alberto Youssef despaired in an expletive-filled phone conversation wiretapped by...

    3. August 20, 2015

      Brazil jobless rate hits five-year high

      Brazil’s unemployment rate rose sharply in July to its highest level in five years, in the latest sign of the country’s...

    4. August 18, 2015

      Brazilian interest rates to remain higher for longer

      It says a lot about the current state of Brazil that this past weekend’s popular protests were almost considered a...

    5. August 17, 2015

      Rousseff battles a sense of crisis in Brazil

      Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s president, can rest easier this week after Sunday’s anti-government marches lacked the...

    6. August 16, 2015

      Fresh Brazilian protests pile pressure on Dilma Rousseff

      Brazilians staged mass protests on Sunday, voicing anger over a grinding recession and a corruption scandal that has...

    7. August 16, 2015

      The growing disaffection in Brazil with Dilma Rousseff

      It is sometimes said that Brazil tries every approach to economics until it finally chooses the right one. Over the...

    8. August 6, 2015

      Congressional cracks appear in Brazil austerity plan

      Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff faced a fresh setback to her efforts to restore the country’s sinking public finances...

    9. August 6, 2015

      Brazil corruption clampdown may yet prove to be Rousseff’s legacy

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff chose a recent trip to the US to vent about a topic evidently close to her heart —...

    10. July 30, 2015

      Brazil implicates Italy’s Saipem for bribery with Petrobras

      Brazilian prosecutors allege bribes of artworks and cash were paid on behalf of Saipem, the Italian oil services...

    11. July 28, 2015

      S&P warns Brazil credit rating at risk

      Standard & Poor’s warned Brazil on Tuesday that its investment grade rating was at risk as falling growth and political...

    12. July 27, 2015

      Brazilian prosecutors take step closer to political elite

      Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s firebrand former president, told a weekend meeting of trade unionists that the...

    13. July 26, 2015

      Questions over budget surplus dim Brazil’s prospects

      Brazil’s economy may be in freefall but until recently its hard-pressed citizens could at least count on the unwavering...

    14. July 22, 2015

      Cut to Brazil budget target hits markets

      Brazil has slashed its estimates for balancing its budget this year, sending markets lower amid fears the move could...

    15. July 22, 2015

      Recession and graft: the growing rot in Brazil

      Incompetence, arrogance and corruption have shattered Brazil’s magic spell. Combined with the end of the commodity...

    16. July 16, 2015

      Lula da Silva faces criminal inquiry

      A preliminary inquiry into alleged illegal influence peddling by former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva...

    17. July 14, 2015

      Eletrobrás ruling exposes impact of Brazil’s heavy hand

      When the Brazilian government was accused last year of violating minority shareholder rights at Eletrobrás, the listed...

    18. July 14, 2015

      Budget axe falling too heavily on us, say Brazilian businesses

      One of the more bizarre political debates in Brazil this year has been over whether Joaquim Levy, the country’s hawkish...

    19. July 10, 2015

      Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff tries to fend off impeachment calls

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff spent the past week discussing global economic crises with her counterparts in the...

    20. July 2, 2015

      Dilma Rousseff struggles to regain control of her approval ratings

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff wrapped up a four-day visit to the US this week with a ride in a driverless car at...

    21. June 29, 2015

      Dilma Rousseff adviser charts a path for Brazil

      The secretariat of strategic affairs in Brasília lies in a nondescript ministry building in the middle of the plano...

    22. June 25, 2015

      Rousseff hopes for domestic boost from US trip

      When China’s premier Li Keqiang visited Brazil last month, the two sides announced a rash of extravagant...

    23. June 19, 2015

      Brazil arrests top construction bosses in Petrobras probe

      Police arrested two of Brazil’s most powerful industrialists early on Friday morning, ratcheting up a sweeping...

    24. June 17, 2015

      Watchdog asks Rousseff to defend accounts

      Brazil’s government budget watchdog has summoned President Dilma Rousseff to explain alleged irregularities in the...

    25. June 9, 2015

      Brazil outlines $65bn infrastructure package

      Joe Leahy in São Paulo Dilma Rousseff stepped up her campaign to rescue Brazil’s flagging economy, announcing an...

    26. May 29, 2015

      Brazilians cut back as downturn hits home

      Brazilian families have cut spending on a yearly basis for the first time in more than a decade as a toxic combination...

    27. May 25, 2015

      Brazil economy to contract nearly one-quarter this year in dollar terms

      Brazil’s economy is expected to contract by nearly one-quarter this year in dollar terms due to a depreciating currency...

    28. May 21, 2015

      Reheated old deals do little to expand Brazil-China ties

      When Chinese premier Li Keqiang swept through Brazil this week, he and his Brazilian counterpart, President Dilma...

    29. May 20, 2015

      Petrobras probe looks to dig up corpse

      An investigation into corruption at Petrobras took a macabre turn on Wednesday as Brazil’s Congress sought to exhume...

    30. May 18, 2015

      Brazil’s political system broken, says former president

      Brazil’s political system is broken and reforms are needed to restore its credibility in the eyes of voters, according...

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      May 15, 2015

      Are markets too bearish on Brazil's currency?

      Brazil’s economy – as beyondbrics readers know – is in serious trouble, and the unorthodox policies of the country’s...

    32. May 12, 2015

      Brazil braced for recession with no respite in sight

      Brazilian markets have come back from the brink in the past few weeks, as what looked set to be a rout across all asset...

    33. May 12, 2015

      Petrobras fallout and poor growth add to pressure on Rousseff

      Late last year, São Paulo’s Museu da Casa Brasileira, a design museum, staged an exhibition, “Excelência Italiana”...

    34. May 12, 2015

      Brazil’s middle class starts to lose ground

      Ten years ago, Brazilian musician Max Gonzaga shot to fame with “Middle Class”, a hit song about the millions of...

    35. May 12, 2015

      Brazil’s faltering economy needs some tough love

      For Brazil’s economists, 2015 will certainly be a year to forget. Latin America’s biggest economy is expected to...

    36. May 12, 2015

      Brazilian government blighted by scandal and weak economy

      Standing on a truck on Avenida Paulista, adorned with banners calling for an end to corruption, an activist shouts a...

    37. May 4, 2015

      Prosecutors in Brazil investigate Lula for alleged influence peddling

      Brazil’s federal prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation into the country’s wildly popular former leader...

    38. May 1, 2015

      Inês Etienne Romeu, Human rights activist, 1942-2015

      Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s president, was tortured. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, her predecessor, was jailed; and Fernando...

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