In a landmark judgment, Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld more than a dozen jail terms handed down in a political corruption scandal which broke in 2005.
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and Brazil's Dilma Rousseff agreed on Monday to promote regional integration and trade as they marked the 10th anniversary of the bilateral strategic alliance. Rousseff arrived Monday in Lima on her fourth visit to Peru since Humala took power.
Rio do Janeiro that will host the 2014 World Cup and the Olympic Games in 2016 is watched by an estimated 700.000 cameras from private security systems, revealed on Sunday O'Globo one of Brazil's main media conglomerates. According to a report from the Electronic Security Systems companies, the market expands 10% annually and there is one camera for every nine 'cariocas'.
At the slow-spreading mid-Atlantic ridge in the South Atlantic Ocean an iron cloud spreads for more than 1,000 kilometers across the Atlantic from west of Namibia, Africa, to northeast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The iron-rich waters flow 1,500 to 3,500 meters beneath the surface of the ocean. The complete extent and shape of the iron plume remains to be discovered.
Brazil's coming 2013/14 grains and oilseeds harvest has been estimated between 192.4 and 196.6 million tons with an increase in the range of 3% to 5.3% over the previous crop which reached 186.8 million tons.
Uruguayan president Jose Mujica decided to advance Monday's ministerial cabinet for Saturday so that he can fly to Brazil and Venezuela where he is scheduled to meet with Dilma Roussefdf and later Nicolas Maduro. Mujica on Friday al last moment cancelled his trip to Brasilia but will be meeting Rousseff in the southern city of Porto Alegre.
Consumer prices in Brazil edged up last month but remained stable at 5.8% over 12 months, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) reported Thursday. It put October inflation at 0.57%, up from 0.35% the previous month.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is approaching an election year as clear favorite, but she must do more to curb violence and corruption to maintain her popularity, according to a public opinion poll conducted by MDA and commissioned by the private transport sector lobby CNT.
The Mercosur summit scheduled for December in Venezuela has been suspended and will most probably take place sometime in late January announced Uruguayan president Jose Mujica who on Friday cancelled a trip to Brasilia to meet with his peer Dilma Rousseff.
Fears of 2014 World Cup disruptions resurface as major football conference is called off by Rio authorities
Fears about disruption to next year's World Cup have been raised after the key global football conference Soccerex was cancelled for disputed reasons. Soccerex organizers said Rio de Janeiro's state government had called off next month's event due to concerns about ongoing civil unrest in Brazil.