Tag: Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff
Tuesday, September 30th 2014 - 04:40 UTC

Brazils' Bovespa and Real plunge as Dilma climbs in polls with less than a week to election

Polls show Dilma nine points ahead of Marina Silva in a possible run off

Brazilian financial markets took a beating on Monday after polls showed President Dilma Rousseff pulling past challenger Marina Silva ahead of Sunday's election. The Brazilian currency closed at its weakest level since December 2008 while the benchmark Bovespa stock index notched its biggest one-day loss in over three years.

Monday, September 29th 2014 - 09:16 UTC

Rousseff pledges media regulation (but not content) if re-elected this week

Rousseff said her intention is not to influence content, but rather to break down an “asymmetrical” concentration of media ownership, described as harmful.

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, seeking re-election next week, says she will pursue media regulation if she returns for a second term, seeking to boost pluralism without influencing editorial content, according to media reports.

Monday, September 29th 2014 - 08:47 UTC

Opening the economy “would be a disaster for Brazilian industry” states Rousseff minister

Trade minister Mauro Borges warned about the 'mexicanization' with 'maquiladoras' of the Brazilian economy

Anticipating what could be policy under a second government of President Dilma Rousseff, her Trade Minister Mauro Borges told Brazilian daily Folha do Sao Paulo that opening the country to more foreign trade would be a “disaster for Brazilian industry” and lead to the “mexicanization” of the economy, in reference to the light assembly factories known as “maquiladoras” that dominate Mexico’s non-oil exports.

Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 09:08 UTC

Relief for Dilma: unemployment rate in August remained at 5%

August jobless rate topped the median forecast of 4.9% in a poll of 11 economists. In August 2013, Brazil's jobless rate stood at 5.3%.

Brazil's jobless rate rose in August to its highest in six months despite stronger job creation, adding to signs that the economic recession is eroding a robust labor market. The non-seasonally adjusted jobless rate stood at 5.0 percent in August, up from 4.9% in July, statistics agency IBGE announced.

Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 06:34 UTC

Marina Silva pledges to de-politicize regulatory agencies and state corporations

“Agencies have been overtaken by a political logic,” pointed out Silva adding that similar interference is weakening state-run companies like Petrobras

Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva vowed to de-politicize regulatory agencies that she says do more to win favor with government allies than ensure fair and efficient markets in Latin America's biggest economy.

Friday, September 26th 2014 - 07:44 UTC

Marina Silva pledges economic stability and a “fiscal responsibility council”

“We will not take chances in economic policy. We will not reinvent the wheel. Our pledge is to create an environment that attracts investments”

Former Environment Minister Marina Silva, one of the two main contenders in Brazil's Oct. 5 presidential election, said on Thursday that, if elected, she will not embark on any “adventure” in economic policies.

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 - 11:11 UTC

Rousseff's government denies Brazil has any 'imperial' intentions

Garcia argued that any attempt to make statements or be involved in another country's internal affairs is contrary to Brazilian diplomacy

President Dilma Rousseff's main foreign affairs' advisor Marco Aurelio Garcia denied Brazil has any “imperial intentions” in reply to claims relative to Cuba from presidential opposition candidate Marina Silva.

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 - 10:57 UTC

Rousseff's television campaign gradually eroding Marina Silva's lead

“This attempt to show Marina as a threat to achievements should prevail until the end of the campaign to keep voters faithful, keep them voting for Dilma

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff effective television campaign has started to erode Marina Silva's lead in the polls that the opposition candidate enjoyed two weeks ago and turned the race into a dead heat. The ads remind tens of millions of voters who have been lifted from poverty by social welfare programs that they could still slip backward.

Wednesday, September 17th 2014 - 04:20 UTC

Mantega announces yet another stimulus package for Brazil's economy

The tax breaks are part of a stimulus program adopted by President Dilma Rousseff as she seeks a second four-year term in the Oct. 5 balloting

Finance Minister Guido Mantega presented on Monday a package of tax measures aimed at stimulating Brazil's economy less than a month ahead of the presidential election.

Thursday, September 11th 2014 - 17:00 UTC

There are two Mercosur, but only the ideological one prevails

The ideological Mercosur is limited to a political board of three. Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela, “the original Mercosur is over” indicated Magnoli

The original Mercosur is over; it has been reduced to a political block with a three member board, Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela, according to Demetrio Magnoli a renowned Folha de Sao Paulo columnist who added that the 'political' Mercosur has helped the Alliance of the Pacific to advance.

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