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Monday, October 20th 2014 - 08:17 UTC

Dilma admits Petrobras funds were illegally diverted to finance political parties

”If there was diversion, we want (the money) back,” Rousseff said at a press conference at Alvorada Palace, where she was resting

Brazilian President and candidate for reelection Dilma Rousseff admitted that funds were illegally diverted at the state-run oil firm Petrobras, allegedly to benefit political parties allied with the government, and she promised to seek reimbursement of that money.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 07:25 UTC

Number of homicides in Argentina again on the rise, indicate Healthcare stats

Even with a relatively low rate and on average one of the best in the region: 7.3 per 100.000 inhabitants, concern remains over insecurity minors

The number of homicides per year in Argentina dropped from a peak of 4.630 back in 2002, but this did not impede that in the following decade that figure totaled, 31.992, according to official stats from the country's Healthcare ministry.

Friday, October 17th 2014 - 07:32 UTC

After another round of personal attacks with Neves, Rousseff is taken ill

“My blood pressure dropped, let's start again,” Rousseff said, as reporters ushered her to a chair and gave her a drink of water.

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff fell ill at the end of a tense and at times bitter televised debate Thursday with challenger Aecio Neves. Rousseff and Social Democrat Neves traded accusations for an hour and a half, after which she began to complain of feeling light-headed as she left the rostrum.

Thursday, October 16th 2014 - 07:45 UTC

Brazilian presidential runoff in a neck to neck technical tie

The two candidates have ten exhausting days before Election Day

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff and her challenger Senator Aecio Neves for the 26 October runoff, are technically tied according to the latest public opinion poll released by Datafolha, which so far has shown to be one of the most reliable pollsters.

Wednesday, October 15th 2014 - 23:36 UTC

Brazil will rise fuel prices to help government managed debt-laden Petrobras

The government has not allowed Petrobras to raise domestic fuel prices in line with international prices, forcing the company to sell imports at home at a loss.

Brazil will maintain plans to raise domestic fuel prices this year, despite a sharp drop in international crude oil prices, to help debt-laden state-run oil company Petrobras, a government source said this week.

Wednesday, October 15th 2014 - 23:32 UTC

Petrobras sets a new oil and gas production record during September

Pre-salt output reached 532,000 bpd and 618,000 barrels on September 18th, setting a new record for daily exploration in that reserve

Petrobras announced a new oil output record in Brazil, during September with an average of 2.23 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) production in the country, including in this total the fields operated by the state-owned company for its partners. The volume is 0.3% higher than breaks August record.

Wednesday, October 15th 2014 - 08:53 UTC

Chile convinced of the Mercosur/Pacific Alliance 'convergence' led by Brazil

“Convergence in diversity”, argued Rebolledo who is participating in bilateral trade and economic affairs meeting between Chile and Brazil

Chile is confident that in coming months there will be 'significant' advances in a convergence of the Pacific Alliance and Mercosur, said Andres Rebolledo, Chile's Deputy Trade minister during a visit to Brazil.

Monday, October 13th 2014 - 00:20 UTC

Neves pledges a deep reform of Mercosur and opening to the world, if he wins

Trade expert Rubens said Neves will propose reforms and will not accept Mercosur members ignoring rules or regulations

Deep reforms and opening Mercosur to the world will be proposed by opposition candidate Aecio Neves to the other full members, if finally he is elected to lead Brazil in the 26 October runoff against president Dilma Rousseff, said Rubens Barbosa a trade expert, former ambassador in the US and currently coordinator of the opposition government program.

Thursday, October 9th 2014 - 08:14 UTC

A blow for Dilma: Brazil's September inflation at its highest in three years

Food prices rose 0.78% after declining for three months in a row. Meat prices rose sharply after Russia stepped up imports of beef, chicken and pork.

Brazil's annual inflation rate in September rose way above the official target to the highest in nearly three years, giving fresh ammunition to opposition candidate Aecio Neves in a run-off vote later this month against President Dilma Rousseff.

Wednesday, October 8th 2014 - 08:38 UTC

Brazilian pollsters missed percentages but 'confirmed tendencies'

The main pollster anticipated 46% for Dilma, 27% for Neves and 24% for Marina; final results were: 41.5%; 33.35% and 21%

Although pollsters in Brazil got it right with President Dilma Rousseff victory and the growth tendency of runner up Aecio Neves in the last days leading to Sunday's presidential election, they failed dismally in percentage estimates.

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