Ascending Marina Silva ties with Dilma and polarizes the 5 October election

Silva has surged to 34% support from 21% in a previous Datafolha poll conducted before she launched her candidacySilva has surged to 34% support from 21% in a previous Datafolha poll conducted before she launched her candidacy

Presidential candidate 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.

Timerman presents plan to regulate sovereign debts before the UN on Tuesday

The minister called for a “regulatory framework for debt restructuring process that is not only economical but political and social” The minister called for a “regulatory framework for debt restructuring process that is not only economical but political and social”

Foreign Minister Hector Timerman referred to Argentina’s plan to regulate international debt restructurings, to be presented on Tuesday before the UN’s General Assembly, and stressed the importance of the project saying that “the legal loophole is huge” and that it affects “most of the countries in the world.”

PM Cameron 'emotional and nervous' about Scottish independence referendum

First Minister Alex Salmond's pro-independence Scottish National Party forms the devolved government in Edinburgh.First Minister Alex Salmond's pro-independence Scottish National Party forms the devolved government in Edinburgh.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said over the weekend he was feeling “emotional and nervous” about the September 18 Scottish independence referendum.

Brazil in recession; Minister Mantega blames external factors and World Cup

The worst possible news for Dilma and her re-election chances in OctoberThe worst possible news for Dilma and her re-election chances in October

Brazil has fallen into recession, further weakening President Dilma Rousseff, just weeks before voting in what will be a tough re-election battle. Brazil's national statistics institute said Friday GDP shrank 0.6% in the second quarter and revised an initially positive first quarter growth estimate down to -0.2 percent.

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