Brazil's Planning Minister Romero Juca said on Monday he will temporarily step down after a newspaper published recordings of him discussing plans to obstruct the country's biggest-ever corruption investigation, which includes him among its targets.
Brazil's government on Tuesday will announce spending curbs and other measures to reduce its rising debt burden and contain a fiscal deficit as it seeks to regain the confidence of investors, Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said.
Brazilian federal judge hearing the Petrobras case, Sergio Moro, avoided commenting Monday on the voice recording in which a minister of acting-President Michel Temer suggests ways to end the investigation into corruption at the state-run oil company Petrobras, but warned that the government should not interfere in trials, which are the responsibility of the justice system.
Argentina, one of Brazil´s main foreign policy priorities, anticipated Serra who is expected in Buenos Aires
Argentina will be one of the main priorities for Brazil’s interim government under President Michel Temer, declared foreign minister José Serra who is expected this Monday in Buenos Aires for his first overseas trip. He is also anticipated a review and redraw of Mercosur plus agreements with the US, European Union and Japan.
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Brazil's two biggest cities Sunday to protest acting President Michel Temer, trying to keep up pressure on his interim administration only 10 days after he was sworn in. A march in Sao Paulo was heading toward Temer's residence, but police blocked roads near the house, and the interim president left for the capital of Brasilia hours earlier.
Brazil's interim President Michel Temer will reinstate the Culture Ministry this Monday, a government official said, after an outcry from some of the country's top artists over his policy to fold it into the Education Ministry to save money
Australian athletes at this summer’s Rio Olympics will be supplied with condoms which offer “near complete” protection against the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) announced. However, the virus has been linked to a birth defect that causes babies to be born with unusually small heads.
United States ambassador before the Organization of American States, OAS, dismissed the notion that a coup is underway in Brazil and openly rejected concern voiced by other member states such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua
The foreign minister for Brazil's new government following the suspension of president Dilma Rousseff said that Brasilia will now pursue economic interests over ideological goals. Jose Serra, nominated by acting president Michel Temer in the wake of Rousseff's suspension for an impeachment trial, signaled that Brazil would no longer be part of the loose left/leaning alliance that exists across several Latin American countries.
Former Brazilian energy minister Pedro Parente has been named by acting President Michel Temer as the new CEO of state-run oil giant Petrobras. Parente was picked Thursday to replace Aldemir Bendine, an appointee of now suspended President Dilma Rousseff. The new Petrobras CEO was working as chairman of Sao Paulo-based financial bourse BM&FBovespa.