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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 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...

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    1. June 8, 2015

      Brazil treads fine line between inflation and contraction

      South America’s largest economy faces a difficult balancing act to avoid a potentially disastrous spiral of economic...

    2. 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...

    3. May 14, 2015

      Brazil: Oily mess

      Petrobras: the key players In Brazil’s hyper-consumerist society, people are accustomed to paying for everything in...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

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      February 25, 2015

      Brazil: 10 good reasons to think the two-month-old government will go

      So much is going wrong in Brazil that it is hard to keep up. For years, critics have accused the government of incompetence....

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      January 12, 2015

      Brazil's fading economy sounds a warning for EM

      The year is barely under way and already Brazilian analysts are hurriedly revising down their projections for economic...

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      January 5, 2015

      Brazil: Longing for Lula

      Dilma Rousseff may now be in her second term as Brazil’s president but that has not stopped Brazilians from continuing to...

    10. January 5, 2015

      Brazil tries to fix nation’s ‘sugar daddy’ problem

      Brazil’s overburdened pension system has long struggled with one particular problem: “sugar daddies”, or more precisely, the...

    11. December 12, 2014

      Women of 2014: Marina Silva, presidential candidate

      Marina Silva is demonstrating the best way to use the square-bladed rubber tapper’s knife that her uncle made for her when...

    12. beyondbrics

      November 26, 2014

      Brazil's budget law: wiping the slate clean?

      It was close, but they didn’t make it. The political fixers of Brazil’s government had hoped to push through a bill on...

    13. beyondbrics

      November 24, 2014

      Is Brazil's PT prepared to Levy economic growth?

      Is Brazil’s Workers’ Party, victorious in last month’s elections, ready to back any decision by President Dilma Rousseff to...

    14. beyondbrics

      November 12, 2014

      Marta Suplicy's resignation letter: a message to you, Rousseff

      Ministers resign all the time and there’s nothing unusual about one of them handing in his or her notice as the head of...

    15. beyondbrics

      November 10, 2014

      Brazil's economy: better than ever?

      When Dilma Rousseff was re-elected as president of Brazil on October 26, she promised to be a much better president than she...

    16. November 2, 2014

      Brazil’s big problem is Rousseff’s past

      Given the decline in Brazil’s fortunes in the past two years, President Dilma Rousseff has pulled off a striking political...

    17. beyondbrics

      October 28, 2014

      Spectre of Lula returns again to haunt Dilma

      Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff of the Worker’s Party or PT barely had time to digest her victory in the closest election...

    18. beyondbrics

      October 27, 2014

      Guest post: 5 steps to kick-start Brazil

      By Samuel George and Cornelius Fleischhaker On October 26, 108m Brazilians voted in the second and final round of the...

    19. October 27, 2014

      Real falls sharply on Brazil election result

      Dilma Rousseff wins Brazil poll Brazil’s real hit a nine-year low on Monday and stocks plunged as investors reacted with...

    20. October 27, 2014

      Divided Brazil awaits Rousseff after poll win

      Dilma Rousseff wins Brazil poll In her victory speech, President Dilma Rousseff said she did not believe the nation’s...

    21. beyondbrics

      October 25, 2014

      Accusations fly as Brazil poll nears

      Little more than a day before the second and final vote in Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday, incumbent president...

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      October 22, 2014

      Brazil's Lula aims Nazi, playboy taunts at opposition's Neves

      For a few days, it appeared that former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva had disappeared from the campaign for...

    23. October 22, 2014

      Brazil election heats up as Silva accuses Rousseff’s party of smear campaign

      Three days before voters go to the polls in the closest and most unpredictable Brazilian presidential election for a...

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      October 21, 2014

      Brazil opinion poll shows unexpected Dilma bounce

      Like the country’s soap operas, Brazil’s presidential elections have been full of drama, improbable story lines and...

    25. beyondbrics

      October 14, 2014

      Brazil’s Workers’ party looks to Lula

      With Brazil’s 2014 election well under way, the ruling Workers’ Party is already unveiling its heavy artillery piece for the...

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      October 9, 2014

      Silva's base edges closer to backing Neves in Brazil

      The coalition of small parties behind Marina Silva are edging closer to supporting Aécio Neves of the pro-business PSDB...

    27. beyondbrics

      October 8, 2014

      Brazil's election: why Dilma and Aécio both lost at home

      What went wrong? With the close of the first round of voting in Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday, the two candidates...

    28. beyondbrics

      October 8, 2014

      Brazil's election: the ghost of Lula

      With just over two weeks to go until Brazil’s election run-off, the country is bracing for one of the most acrimonious...

    29. October 2, 2014

      Investors vote with their sales slips on Brazil election

      Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s former president, issued a warning to his party faithful during a campaign rally for the...

    30. October 1, 2014

      Brazil election swings between hope and fear

      Financial markets in the developed world do not seem to care. For the most part, they have shrugged off chaos in the Middle...

    31. October 1, 2014

      Rousseff backed as shift to the left prompts fears for Brazil’s markets

      Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has been defiant in his backing of his protégé, Dilma Rousseff, as she...

    32. October 1, 2014

      Rousseff poll lead spooks Brazil bourses

      Brazil’s markets are poised for another hair-raising session on Wednesday after two new polls showed President Dilma...

    33. September 28, 2014

      Presidential poll: Race for Brazil’s driving seat

      Marlly Maués Maciel has little doubt about how her poor riverside community is likely to vote in Brazil’s presidential...

    34. September 25, 2014

      South America’s boom time is over, now for the political hangover

      Venezuela may be teetering on the brink of a default. The Argentine economy is on the ropes. And Brazilians, fed up with...

    35. September 22, 2014

      Like Lula, Marina Silva can refresh Brazil’s tired politics

      Brazilian elections often produce the unexpected on the day but this presidential campaign looks like it might top them all....

    36. September 14, 2014

      Silva’s tale of transformation is personal and political

      To see Marina Silva deliver a speech on the campaign trail for the Brazilian presidential election next month is to watch a...

    37. September 9, 2014

      Moody’s adds to pressure on Rousseff

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff was dealt a fresh blow to her bid for re-election in next month’s election when Moody’s...

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      August 21, 2014

      Brazil: housewife for president!

      Dilma Rousseff is an impressive woman. Under Brazil’s military dictatorship she was held in prison for three years, where...

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