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Monday, September 28th 2009 - 08:39 UTC

Brazilian Vice-President in favour of possession of nuclear weapons

Jose Alencar, man of few words

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.

Monday, September 28th 2009 - 07:37 UTC

Brazil rejects “ultimatum” from Honduras de facto government

Lula da Silva said Zelaya is a guest of the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa

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.

Friday, September 25th 2009 - 13:46 UTC

Iranian leader Ahmadinejad will be visiting Brazil next November

Lula da Silva will be travelling to Iran next May

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.

Friday, September 25th 2009 - 10:49 UTC

Zelaya’s activities in embassy triggers controversy in Brazil

What is it Mr. Amorim: asylum or refuge?

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.

Friday, September 25th 2009 - 10:46 UTC

Brazilian Senate president family again caught red-handed

Senator Jose Sarney, crucial ally of President Lula da Silva

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.

Thursday, September 24th 2009 - 09:21 UTC

Lula da Silva calls on international community to reinstate Zelaya

Ban Ki-moon withdraw support for Honduras November presidential election

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.

Thursday, September 24th 2009 - 08:51 UTC

Chilean pulp company expands into Brazil; becomes major global player

CMPC/Aracruz Cellulose operation includes 212.000 hectares with eucalyptus

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.

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009 - 11:52 UTC

Moody’s confirms Brazil’s investment grade Baa3

The Real closed at a new year-high against the US dollar: 1.7999

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.

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009 - 11:24 UTC

Brazilian incumbent presidential hopeful drops to third place

Dilma Rousseff does not have the aura of her mentor

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.

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009 - 11:20 UTC

World’s biggest iron ore producer under pressure to invest in steel industry

Brazilian tycoon Batista seems to be playing the same tune as President Lula da Silva

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.

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