Friday, July 23rd 2010 - 23:03 UTC

Lula da Silva breaks into tears recalling events of his eight years in office

In politics you can never say no, said the Brazilian leader

Brazil's President Lula da Silva broke down to tears in front of the TV cameras during an interview with Brazilian network “TV Record” when the popular leader recapped some of his administration's social achievements.

Friday, July 23rd 2010 - 22:19 UTC

Brazil trusts new Colombian government will help solve row with Venezuela

Presidential foreign affairs advisor Marco Aurelio García

Brazil is following “closely and with great concern” the latest developments between Colombia and Venezuela said the Brazilian Foreign Office, Itamaraty, confirming that President Lula da Silva will be travelling to meet with his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez next August 6, as was scheduled.

Friday, July 23rd 2010 - 02:42 UTC

Brazil patrols Paraguay border with UAV to control drugs and arms contraband

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle or drone, used by Brazilian forces

Brazilian incumbent presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff revealed that Brazil is patrolling its border area next to Paraguay with an UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) hoping to control the inflow of narcotics, weapons and illegal merchandise (contraband).

Friday, July 23rd 2010 - 02:20 UTC

Brazilian opposition links ruling party with FARC guerrillas

Jose Serra involved in a mud-slinging campaign

Brazil’ presidential campaign has become increasingly controversial with opposition candidate Jose Serra claiming close links between the Colombian guerrillas’ FARC and President Lula da Silva’s ruling Workers Party.

Thursday, July 22nd 2010 - 10:18 UTC

Brazil anticipating ‘external factors recent evolution’ eases interest rate policy

Central Bank president Henrique Meirelles

Brazil’s central bank signalled it may stop raising interest rates soon after policy makers unexpectedly slowed the pace of increases and said inflation was less of a threat amid slowing global growth.

Wednesday, July 21st 2010 - 06:33 UTC

UK airline orders 35 Brazilian aircraft worth 1.3 billion USD

The first Embraer E175 will be delivered September 2011

British airline Flybe has struck a deal with Brazilian plane manufacturer Embraer to buy 35 aircraft worth 1.3 billion US dollars, as it drives expansion in continental Europe. The announcement was done Tuesday during the Farnborough Air Show in England.

Tuesday, July 20th 2010 - 05:40 UTC

Brazil announces massive airport investment in anticipation of 2014 World Cup

President Lula da Silva. “some people think we are a bunch of idiots”

The Brazilian government announced Monday investments equivalent to 3.2 billion US dollars to upgrade airports in anticipation of the 2014 World Soccer Cup, one of the most sensitive issues for the massive infrastructure needed to handle millions of visitors.

Sunday, July 18th 2010 - 23:59 UTC

Lula da Silva anticipates Ms Rousseff will be better than any man president

“Women are not only an object in the bed and in the kitchen”, said the Brazilian leader

President Lula da Silva said a woman can rule Brazil country much better than all the men that have been presidents in the country in the last 500 years.

Friday, July 16th 2010 - 08:01 UTC

Petrobras begins deepwater pre-salt commercial crude production

President Lula da Silva celebrates

Brazil’s government controlled energy giant Petrobras began commercial crude production Thursday from a deepwater deposit in the pre-salt region, which the government anticipates will turn the country into a global leader in oil production.

Friday, July 16th 2010 - 03:29 UTC

First Brazilian presidential candidates’ debate will be on internet

Opposition presidential candidate Jose Serra

The first debate between Brazilian presidential candidates will be done exclusively for Internet, with the backup organization of the country’s four most important portals which make up an estimated 95% of internet users.


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