Tag: Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff
Monday, April 20th 2015 - 23:41 UTC

Uruguay insists with the EU trade accord, even leaving Mercosur aside

   “It is essential that we advance together with Brazil in trade matters to see if we can finally reach an agreement Mercosur/EU”, said President Vazquez

Uruguay's president Tabare Vazquez announced that when he meets with Brazil's Dilma Rousseff next month, they will consider as a priority how to get the Mercosur-European Union talks for a trade agreement rolling again.

Monday, April 13th 2015 - 09:08 UTC

Hundreds of thousands take to the streets of Brazil to protest against Rousseff

 Police put turnout at 682,000 people who marched in 195 cities, while organizers gave a total estimate of 1.5 million, half of them in Sao Paulo business center

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets on Sunday, venting anger over government corruption and a souring economy a month after protests gathered more than a million people. With cries of “Dilma out” and “corrupt government,” marchers -- many wearing the yellow and green jerseys of the national football team -- called for President Dilma Rousseff's ouster and an end to impunity for corruption.

Sunday, April 12th 2015 - 08:06 UTC

Obama announces Brazilian president Rousseff visit to Washington on June 30

Obama made the announcement on Saturday during a bilateral meeting with Rousseff, on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas in Panama City.

US President Barack Obama announced that Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff will visit Washington on June 30, almost two years after she cancelled a trip over a US spying scandal. Obama made the announcement during a bilateral meeting with Rousseff, on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas in Panama City.

Thursday, April 2nd 2015 - 07:27 UTC

Rousseff “we will do whatever it takes to meet 2015 fiscal target”

“We will carry out a huge cut” to this year’s budget, the Brazilian president pledged, adding that ”I will do everything to meet the target”.

Brazil's government will do whatever it takes to meet its 2015 fiscal target, President Dilma Rousseff said on Tuesday in an interview with Bloomberg News.

Thursday, March 26th 2015 - 08:34 UTC

Majority of Brazilians favor impeaching President Rousseff; opposition leaders resist the move

The MDA poll showed that 59.7% favor Rousseff's impeachment, and 68.9% believe she is responsible for the corruption involving a massive kickback scheme at Petrobras.

A majority of Brazilians favor impeaching President Dilma Rousseff due to the economic slump and a snowballing corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras, according to a poll released this week. But despite calls for Rousseff's ouster and recent street demonstrations against her government, opposition leaders have resisted pushing for impeachment and say it is unlikely.

Wednesday, March 25th 2015 - 07:35 UTC

Obama and Rousseff look to improved relations with a visit to the White House

Rousseff had been scheduled to make a state visit in October 2013, but she cancelled angered by revelations that the NSA spied on her

The Obama administration has again invited Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff for a state visit to Washington, a diplomatic breakthrough that both sides hope will lead over time to greater trade between the two biggest economies in the Americas.

Tuesday, March 24th 2015 - 05:08 UTC

Brazilian economy on path to biggest contraction since 1990, says central bank survey

If Central bank's Focus forecast proves accurate the economy which expanded 2.49% in 2013 and 0.2% last year, will post its worst result since GDP contracted 4.35% in 1990.

Financial experts expect Brazil's economy to shrink 0.83% in 2015, its biggest contraction since 1990, and inflation to climb to 8.12%, its highest level since 2003, according to the results of a Central Bank survey released on Monday.

Thursday, March 19th 2015 - 07:42 UTC

Brazilian opposition insists Supreme Court must investigate Rousseff

Two weeks ago the Supreme Court ruled out investigations against Rousseff arguing she can only be charged for actions carried out during her presidency.

Brazil's opposition has announced that it will ask the Supreme Federal Court to investigate President Dilma Rousseff for the Petrobras corruption scandal in which her party's treasurer Joao Vacari is also implicated.

Thursday, March 19th 2015 - 07:32 UTC

Rousseff unveils anti corruption measures, but her approval has fallen to 13%

“We are a government that does not tolerate corruption and we have the duty and obligation to fight impunity and corruption” said Rousseff.

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff tried to get ahead of the storm of scandal bearing down on her presidency on Wednesday, unveiling a raft of anti-corruption measures she hopes will appease her critics.

Wednesday, March 18th 2015 - 08:37 UTC

Brazil coordinates efforts to guarantee supply of basic products to Venezuela

Maduro made the request personally to president Rousseff on a couple of opportunities according to Brazilian diplomatic sources

Following a request from Venezuela, the Brazilian government has acted alongside Brazilian companies to guarantee supply of basic products during Venezuela's economic crisis, according to diplomatic sources. The request was made by President Nicolas Maduro in at least two meetings with President Dilma Rousseff, in December 2014 and the day after Rousseff began her second term, on January 2.


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