Tag: Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff
Thursday, July 2nd 2015 - 06:04 UTC

Brazil's budget during May back in the red; Congress restless about austerity

A drop in tax revenues caused by a sharp economic contraction is complicating minister Levy's efforts to shore up the country's finances

Brazil reported a primary budget deficit for May that was its widest for 2015, making its annual savings goal more difficult to achieve despite government efforts to raise taxes and cut spending. Central bank data showed a primary budget deficit of 6.9 billion Reais ($2.23 billion). This compared with a primary surplus of 13.445 billion Reais in April.

Wednesday, July 1st 2015 - 05:52 UTC

Obama and Rousseff agree their nations are 'natural partners' and working on an 'upward trajectory'

“I believe that this visit marks one more step in a new more ambitious chapter in the relations between our countries,” Obama said.

President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff sought Tuesday to cast their nations as “natural partners” collaborating closely on critical issues like climate and regional diplomacy, glossing over recent tensions over spying that have strained relations between the first and seventh world economies.

Monday, June 29th 2015 - 06:08 UTC

Loathed at home, Dilma Rousseff tries to rebuild image among US investors

Rousseff, who arrived Saturday, kicked off her US visit by meeting Sunday in New York with a group of about 20 Brazilian business leaders.

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff met Sunday with investors in New York on the first day of a long-delayed US visit aimed at overcoming strains caused by the NSA spying scandal. Revelations two years ago that the US National Security Agency electronically eavesdropped on Rousseff's email and other communications prompted her to angrily call off an official visit to Washington that had been set for October 2013.

Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 03:40 UTC

“CFK, a very intelligent political animal, whether you like it or not”

“It seems CFK had an asbestos suit; great conflicts that she had to deal with had struck her but she has managed to give a step aside and come off well,” says Wornat

The world is watching closely Argentina’s political scenario with the general elections just around the corner next October and the BBC has published an article on President Cristina Fernández highlighting the leader’s popularity as she readies to leave office in December.

Wednesday, June 24th 2015 - 08:38 UTC

Petrobras scandal ramifications getting closer to Lula da Silva

The former president is linked to lobbying for the Odebrecht Group to obtain public works projects in Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela and Ghana.

One of Brazil's leading weekly magazines, Epoca, has revealed that former president Lula da Silva could be investigated over corruption allegations following on the imprisonment of the Odebrecht Group CEO, (Marcelo Odebrecht) which is one of the country's largest private corporations and employers, and for which Lula did much lobbying and sponsoring for public works projects in Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela and Ghana.

Wednesday, June 24th 2015 - 08:29 UTC

Workers Party is old and out of touch, “an internal revolution is needed”, blasts Lula da Silva

“We have to define whether we want to save our skins and our jobs or if we want to save our project,” Lula da Silva said in Sao Paulo

Former President Lula da Silva again blasted Brazil's governing Workers Party, an organization he founded, as old and out of touch. “We have to define whether we want to save our skins and our jobs or if we want to save our project,” Lula da Silva said in Sao Paulo during a seminar on democracy, which he attended along with former Spanish Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez.

Monday, June 22nd 2015 - 07:26 UTC

Rousseff support plummets to 10%, while disapproval marks a record 65%

“It's a new record in Datafolha polls since we started conducting them in January 2011,” when Dilma took office, reported Folha de Sao Paulo

Public support for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has slipped to a record low, with her disapproval ratings rising to 65%, according to pollsters Datafolha and published on Sunday. Support for the embattled leader caught by a sliding economy and embroiled in a major graft scandal involving state-owned corporation Petrobras, slumped to 10%.

Saturday, June 20th 2015 - 09:06 UTC

Brazil' economic activity further contracts in April as confidence dwindles

A shrinking economy and inflation running at an 11-year high have raised popular discontent with President Dilma Rousseff

Economic activity in Brazil fell sharply in April from March, worse than already negative market estimates and showing still more evidence the once-booming economy is heading toward a recession.

Saturday, June 13th 2015 - 07:59 UTC

Rousseff and Lula da Silva try to convince the party to support austerity measures

“We are here to show that the Workers’ Party is alive and prepared for new challenges. Injured, yes, but alive,” Lula da Silva said.

Brazil's embattled president Dilma Rousseff with the help of her political mentor. Lula da Silva managed on Thursday night to plea support from the ruling Workers Party, WP, delegates for drastic spending cuts designed to restore confidence in Latin America's largest but battered economy.

Friday, June 12th 2015 - 05:05 UTC

Rousseff denies being upset with Argentina over Mercosur and trade policies

“It is very important that Mercosur stays together. Argentina is a great partner, and we have definitely not lost patience with Argentina” said Rousseff

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff stated on Thursday in Brussels she was not upset by differences with Argentina over the trade agreement Mercosur is to sign with the European Union, despite president Cristina Fernandez administration's cold feet on the issue.

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