Brazil's President Lula da Silva suspended on Monday the entire leadership of the country's intelligence agency after it was accused of spying on the Supreme Court chief and members of Congress.
Brazil' population reached 189.6 million and will cease to grow in thirty years time when it's expected to total 220 million inhabitants according to a report from the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute, IBGE.
Brazil's Finance minister Guido Mantega said on Tuesday the government will not lower interest rates as long as inflation threatens to come in higher than the established target. He added that the country's benchmark lending rate will continue to rise until the government is assured that its original 4.5% inflation target will be met.
Concerns over the destruction of the Brazilian rainforest resurfaced at the weekend after it emerged that deforestation jumped by 64% over the last 12 months, according to official government data.
Using satellite imagery, scientists have discovered the remains of once densely populated towns in west Brazil, an area that was thought to be virgin forest.
Thousands of oil-slicked penguins washed up dead on the beaches of a popular Brazilian resort on Friday, and officials reported they are searching for a cause.
Brazil will spend 160 million US dollars by the end of next year on the development of a nuclear-powered submersible to protect the oil reserves found recently off its coast, said Defence minister Nelson Jobim on Friday.
Air fares from Brazil to the rest of South America will no longer be regulated as of next Monday September first, which will represent a significant reduction in prices according to a Friday release from Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency, ANAC.
Towering above the beautiful bay of Angra dos Reis near to Rio de Janeiro a vast oil platform stands almost ready to head out to sea. Work is almost completed on Petrobras 51 (P-51) and there seems little doubt it will be put to good use, with Brazil making headlines around the world for its recent oil finds.
Brazil's indigenous peoples still struggle to exercise real control over their lives and lands, despite some advances in their conditions and the Government's commitment to improve the situation, a United Nations human rights expert said on Monday after wrapping up a 12-day visit to the South American country.