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    1. 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...

    2. 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 piloto —...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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 investigation...

    3. 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 federal...

    4. 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...

    5. 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 of...

    6. 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 and...

    7. 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 Rousseff,...

    8. 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 the...

    9. 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 to...

    10. beyondbrics

      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...

    11. 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” (Italian...

    12. 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 Brazilians...

    13. 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 contract by...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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 Luiz...

    17. 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...

    18. April 30, 2015

      Brazil raises rates to highest level in 6 years

      Brazil has raised interest rates to the highest level in six years as the government struggles to regain investors’...

    19. April 24, 2015

      Petrobras puts chief’s pragmatism to test as woes mount

      In an interview in 2009, Aldemir Bendine, then head of Banco do Brasil, Brazil’s biggest bank, was asked about his favourite...

    20. April 20, 2015

      Petrobras and improving policy outlook help Brazil’s markets

      At the construction site of a wing of the prestigious Sirio-Libanes Hospital in São Paulo, a security guard recalls how...

    21. April 17, 2015

      Brazil’s Schahin hit by Petrobras scandal

      Brazil’s Schahin industrial group has filed for bankruptcy protection, becoming the third Petrobras contractor in as many...

    22. April 16, 2015

      Dilma Rousseff accused of ‘outsourcing’ top government posts

      The atmosphere at São Paulo’s mass political protests against President Dilma Rousseff’s government was carnival-like....

    23. April 15, 2015

      Brazilian police arrest Dilma Rousseff’s party treasurer

      Brazilian police arrested the treasurer of the country`s ruling Workers’ party on Wednesday, bringing a corruption scandal...

    24. April 6, 2015

      Americas summit marks region’s historic changes

      Corruption scandals taint the presidencies of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Chile is squabbling with Bolivia. Venezuela is...

    25. April 5, 2015

      Political theatrics that are dividing Brazil

      To watch the political theatre now unfolding in Brazil is to behold a country licked by discontent and scandal. An economy...

    26. April 5, 2015

      Problems at Petrobras as investors seek damages

      Problems for Petrobras, the Brazilian oil company embroiled in what is believed to be the biggest corruption scandal in the...

    27. beyondbrics

      April 3, 2015

      Rising incomes and rising expectations: hearing from the newly empowered

      Only five months after being narrowly reelected, Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s president, faces a growing array of problems,...

    28. April 2, 2015

      Poll blow to Rousseff over austerity plan

      Dilma Rousseff’s popularity has fallen to its lowest level in more than four years as Brazilians reject her government’s...

    29. March 31, 2015

      Petrobras independent director to quit board

      An independent director of Brazil’s Petrobras has voiced a vote of no-confidence in the government’s handling of problems at...

    30. March 27, 2015

      Vale chief nominated to be next chairman of scandal-hit Petrobras

      Brazil’s government has selected Vale chief executive Murilo Ferreira as its preferred long-term candidate to lead the board...

    31. March 27, 2015

      Brazil’s economy ekes out 0.3% growth

      Brazil’s economy eked out growth in the final quarter of last year, but the data did little to relieve concerns that the...

    32. March 25, 2015

      Chronic institutional weakness holds Brazil back

      Brazil sometimes thinks it is in the first rank of nations but, as economic productivity and competitiveness go, it is still...

    33. March 22, 2015

      Brazil’s fall from grace of its own making

      Brazil is in crisis. Earlier this month, more than 1m protesters took to the streets to voice their discontent. Much of the...

    34. March 20, 2015

      Brazil: At breaking point

      Emilio Pastore normally spends the weekend visiting his elderly parents or taking a quiet bike ride in the countryside...

    35. FT Alphaville

      March 17, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. France, Germany and Italy will join a China-led international development bank...

    36. March 17, 2015

      Blow to Rousseff as PT treasurer charged

      The treasurer of Brazil’s ruling Workers’ party has been formally charged over the Petrobras corruption scandal, dealing a...

    37. March 16, 2015

      Brazil’s poor turn their backs on Rousseff

      Protesters call for Rousseff impeachment Among the estimated 1m Brazilians who took to the streets of São Paulo on Sunday to...

    38. FT Alphaville

      March 16, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Vladimir Putin was ready to put the country’s nuclear weapons on alert during...

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