Brazil's Vice-President Jose Alencar has said possession of nuclear weapons would enable his country to deter potential aggressors and give the South American nation greater 'respectability' on the world stage, according to a media report from Sao Paulo.
Brazilian President Lula da Silva said on Sunday his nation would not comply with a demand from Honduras' de facto government to decide the status of ousted President Manuel Zelaya in 10 days.
Brazilian President Lula da Silva confirmed his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to visit Brasilia in November, while he plans to travel to Teheran in May, Brazilian media reported Thursday.
The activity displayed by ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya from the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa has triggered controversy in Brazil’s political establishment and uncertainty about diplomatic jargon such as the extent of the “refuge” condition.
Brazilian president Lula da Silva’s main ally in the Senate, Jose Sarney is again on the “corruption” spotlight following the release of incriminating tapes, this time involving his son Fernando Sarney.
Brazilian President Lula da Silva said the international community demands the reinstatement of ousted Honduran leader Manuel Zelaya. Addressing the United Nations, Lula da Silva used the situation in Honduras as an example of where greater global political will was needed.
Chile's blue-chip Ipsa index ended up 0.7% Wednesday, reaching a year high following Chilean pulp and paper products manufacturer Empresas CMPC SA expansion into Brazil, which would position the company among the five leading producers of the world.
Moody's Investors Service raised Brazil's sovereign debt ratings to investment grade on Tuesday and underlined the resilience of Latinamerica's largest economy to the global financial crisis.
Brazilian Cabinet Chief Dilma Rousseff, President Lula da Silva’s likely choice to replace him, fell to third place in a survey of voter preferences ahead of 2010 presidential elections.
Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista said he may be interested in acquiring a stake in the world’s biggest iron-ore producer Vale do Rio Doce, after one of the company’s shareholders said he showed “interest” in buying its stock.