A former Brazilian Development minister and currently member of the board of BRF, one of the world's leading food corporations, Luiz Fernando Furlan said Brazil is far away from world trade agreements and urgently needs to review policies in this area, including participation in Mercosur.
Private sector analysts raised their 2014 growth forecast for Brazil's economy to 0.21% from 0.20% last week, the Central Bank said on Monday. But analysts left their 2015 gross domestic product (GDP) growth estimate unchanged at 0.80%, the Central Bank said. However it is expected the latest forecast could mean the beginning of the end to the sustained several years slide and an inflection point.
Five people accused in a corruption scandal at Brazil's state oil giant Petrobras have agreed to return 165 million dollars to the public purse in plea bargains with prosecutors, a newspaper reported Tuesday.
Bolivia trusts that at the coming Mercosur summit in Argentina it can advance in solving the technical-legal difficulties that are delaying the country's full membership of the trade and political group. Allegedly one of the main differences rests in neighboring Paraguay and how it would accept Bolivia's incorporation.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said investigations into corruption at the state-owned oil company, Petrobras, could change the country forever. This was the first time she spoke since the arrest on Friday of 23 people suspected of corruption and money-laundering.
Chinese President Xi Jinping met his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff in Australia on the sidelines of the G20 summit, calling for substantial progress in China-Brazil railway cooperation and further expanding trade and investment.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who cancelled a White House trip last year in anger over U.S. spying revelations, now wants to improve ties and reschedule the state visit - but some U.S. officials warn it might not be that easy.
Brazilian police killed more than 11,000 people between 2009 and 2013 with an average of six a day, a public safety group has said. The study by the Sao Paulo-based Brazilian Forum on Public Safety said police nationwide had killed 11,197 people over the past five years, while law enforcement agents in the US had killed 11,090 in the past 30 years.
Brazil lost jobs in October for the first time in at least 15 years, revealing the delicate state of the economy ahead of potential tax hikes and government austerity. Labor Ministry data showed on Friday that Latin America's largest economy unexpectedly trimmed 30,283 net payroll jobs in the tenth month of the year, the worst reading for the month since the data series began in 1999.
Something stinks in Petrobras: former director and leading contractors CEOs arrested on bribery charges
Brazilian police arrested a former Petrobras executive on Friday, sending the state-run oil company's shares and bonds down after a widening corruption scandal forced it to delay the release of its financial results.