Tag: Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff
Thursday, April 17th 2014 - 07:59 UTC

Brazil sends army to World Cup host city following police strike and widespread looting

Troops in Salvador, which will host several World Cup matches

Brazil's government ordered 5,000 army troops to one of the host cities for the coming World Cup to provide law and order after a police strike led to civil unrest and looting.On Wednesday, the troops entered Salvador, the capital of Bahia state in northeastern Brazil, the state where police began striking on Tuesday night followed by the ransacking of shops and supermarkets, according to local reports.

Tuesday, April 8th 2014 - 00:14 UTC

Brazil will launch massive investment plan next August, two months ahead of election

Rousseff's announcement should help her with her re-election bid

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced that the third stage of an investment plan, Growth Acceleration Program (PAC) will be launched in August, just two months ahead of an October presidential election in which she will seek re-election.

Monday, April 7th 2014 - 06:12 UTC

Brazil Rousseff support down ahead of October election, but rivals don't benefit

 The fall reflects Brazilian public opinion fear about the economy's evolution

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's popularity has dipped five percentage points ahead of October's presidential elections, revealed a new poll published on Sunday. The Datafolha polling institute said 36% of respondents rated Rousseff's government as “great/good” against the 41% who gave it that rating in the firm's previous poll conducted in February.

Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 05:48 UTC

The poll was completely wrong: Brazilians love their scantily dressed women

Even President Rousseff was shocked with the original interpretation of the poll

Friday came with a relief for Brazil when a leading economic pollster admitted to having committed a serious error in interpreting results released earlier saying that a majority of Brazilians supported the idea that women in revealing clothes “deserve to be attacked”.

Monday, March 31st 2014 - 23:20 UTC

Brazil remembers the 50th anniversary of the coup that led to 21 years of military rule

Even president Rousseff at the time a university student was arrested and tortured.

President Dilma Rousseff remembered on Monday, 31 March, those who died or disappeared fighting for the return of democracy in Brazil on the fifitieth anniversary of the miltiary coup of 1964, which lasted until 1985 and had full political support from the United States, at the time under president Lyndon Johnson.

Monday, March 31st 2014 - 19:28 UTC

Mercosur expects to exchange tariff-reduction proposals with EU next June

Apparently Cristina Fernandez is now willing to talk about trade with the EU

Mercosur expects to present a joint proposal regarding tariff reductions to the European Union during a meeting next June, according to Brazil's Minister of Development, Trade and Industry, Mauro Borges who apparently convinced a reluctant Argentina to join the group.

Saturday, March 29th 2014 - 06:17 UTC

Support for Rousseff faltering, but still the strongest candidate for October's election

The Brazilian president is well ahead of her potential rivals

Support for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has faltered ahead of October's presidential election, a poll showed Thursday, although she remains a favorite to win a second term.

Thursday, March 27th 2014 - 08:07 UTC

Brazil lower house approves internet legislation to ensure privacy and neutrality

Rousseff furious with US spying of her internet mail cancelled an official visit to Washington

The lower house of Brazil’s Congress has approved legislation meant to ensure the privacy of Internet users and to guarantee what is called “Internet neutrality”, that all content be treated equally by carriers. But it dropped a demand that all data on Brazilians be saved within the country.

Tuesday, March 25th 2014 - 08:51 UTC

S&P downgrades Brazil’s sovereign debt rating to BBB minus

Bad news for Dilma Rousseff ahead of October's presidential election

Standard & Poor's cut Brazil's sovereign debt rating closer to speculative territory in a blow to President Dilma Rousseff administration. Brazil had its long-term debt rating downgraded to BBB minus, the agency's lowest investment-grade rating. S&P changed its outlook to stable from negative, meaning further downgrades are unlikely for now, which will come as a relief for both politicians in Brasilia and financial markets.The move was widely expected but the timing surprised some investors.

Sunday, March 23rd 2014 - 09:43 UTC

Federal troops to Rio do Janeiro to try and contain attacks against the police

With less than 90 days to the World Cup, the city of Rio seems unable to contain violence

The government in Brazil says it will send federal troops to Rio de Janeiro to help deal with a spate of violent attacks targeting the city's police. The decision came after the governor of Rio de Janeiro state, Sergio Cabral, asked President Dilma Rousseff for government support ahead of the football World Cup in June.

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