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Brazil
Thursday, February 25th 2010 - 01:27 UTC

On its fiftieth anniversary Brasilia exposed to a major political dispute

The fall of Jose Roberto Arruda on corruption charges, triggered the situation

The acting governor of Brazil's federal district resigned this week in connection with a corruption scandal that has tarnished one of the main opposition parties and could affect the campaign of front-runner Jose Serra in this October's presidential race.

Wednesday, February 24th 2010 - 06:15 UTC

Brazil’s Lula da Silva blasts US Security Council and Britain

What are the reasons for England to be in the Malvinas?

Brazilian president Lula da Silva condemned on Tuesday the United Nations Organization (UN) and its Security Council for not recognizing Argentina's sovereignty over the Malvinas/Falkland Islands.

Monday, February 22nd 2010 - 00:56 UTC

An Iron Lady could become Brazil’s next president

“I think I have found my Energy minister”, recalls Lula da Silva about their first meeting

An iron lady in Brazil’s future? Could be, if economist Dilma Rousseff, former guerrilla and known for her strong character and work capacity, nominated by the ruling Workers Party, PT, to succeed the charismatic Lula da Silva is victorious in Brazil’s 3 October presidential election.

Sunday, February 21st 2010 - 01:19 UTC

Dilma Rousseff nominated presidential candidate for Brazil’s ruling party

The very efficient bureaucrat was hand picked by Lula da Silva

Brazil’s ruling Workers Party (PT) as was anticipated, proclaimed on Saturday cabinet chief Dilma Rousseff as presidential candidate for the coming October 3 election. Party delegates nominated Ms Rousseff who had been hand picked by president Lula da Silva.

Sunday, February 21st 2010 - 01:15 UTC

Brazil inching closer to accept the Honduran administration of president Lobo

Honduras president Lobo is short of friends but things seem to be changing

Brazil that is still holding back on its recognition of Honduras president Porfirio Lobo government is inching closer and said it would be “important” for the Central American country to return to the Organization of American States, OAS, once reconciliation measures become effective, according to a spokesperson from the Planalto Palace.

Friday, February 19th 2010 - 05:18 UTC

Lula da Silva’s bets all his prestige on Dilma Rousseff as presidential candidate

Whether a puppet or a candidate about to burst with charisma, Dilma Rousseff could become Brazil’s first woman president

“The Great Transformation” project takes off this weekend when the Brazilian ruling party of President Lula da Silva will be nominating his hand-picked candidate for the October presidential election, none else than cabinet chief Dilma Rousseff, 62.

Monday, February 15th 2010 - 21:11 UTC

Brazilian presidential hopefuls join Carnival celebrations

Rousseff and Serra are not officially candidates but campaigning is on.

Brazilian presidential hopefuls took to the streets to join the country’s Carnival celebrations considered an excellent opportunity to have their names and faces known.

Monday, February 15th 2010 - 06:35 UTC

World’s largest cargo aircraft lands in Sao Paulo

The mighty Antonov AN 225 which can fly 250 tons of payload

The world’s largest cargo aircraft and the largest fixed-wing, Russia’s Antonov AN 225 landed over the weekend in one of Sao Paulo’s airports, Guarulhos loaded with equipment for Brazil’s oil and gas government managed corporation Petrobras.

Saturday, February 13th 2010 - 07:57 UTC

Rio’s Carnival takes off: “I order everyone to have fun”

Rio do Janeiro's four-day Carnival officially kicks off Saturday with a long list of celebrities in town to watch the main event, which this year is dominated by a row over a seven-year-old girl joining the ranks of the sexy adult samba queens.

Saturday, February 13th 2010 - 07:25 UTC

Petrobras finds 25 million barrels oil reserve in shallow waters off Rio

The find was made in waters 200 meters deep

Brazilian government managed energy giant Petrobras announced this week that it has found oil at a well located in shallow waters of the Campos Basin. The find was made in waters just 200 meters deep and is near massive deposits in deeper areas of Campos, which is located off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state and is the basin where 80% of Brazil’s oil is extracted.

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