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Dilma Rousseff
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.

Tuesday, September 9th 2014 - 03:27 UTC

Dilma confirms Finance minister Mantega is stepping down in October

“Guido has already told me that he cannot stay in the government for a second term due to personal reasons, which I ask you to respect,” said Rousseff

President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff has affirmed that current Finance minister Guido Mantega will not carry on in his post should the Workers' Party (PT) candidate win a second term as head of state in October's presidential elections.

Monday, September 8th 2014 - 05:56 UTC

Dilma pledges new economic policy and team if she wins: bye, bye Mantega

 “I won't speak of appointments, but a new government will require a new staff. I have no doubt about that,” said the Brazilian president

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has hinted that if re-elected next month, she would not reappoint Finance Minister Guido Mantega. When reporters in Fortaleza asked Rousseff about Mantega’s role if she were re-elected, she responded that, “A new election means a new government, a new team.”

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - 03:04 UTC

Marina Silva's lead turns Dilma more aggressive in her re-election bid

Rousseff has seen her approval ratings plummet, leading many to wonder whether the Workers Party will be swept aside after 12 years in power.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has adopted a more combative re-election campaign strategy after opinion polls showed her trailing popular environmentalist candidate Marina Silva. Two election surveys this week showed Rousseff was the frontrunner in the first round ballot scheduled for October 5, but would lose to Silva, a former environment minister, in a likely runoff.

Saturday, August 30th 2014 - 10:53 UTC

Brazil in recession; Minister Mantega blames external factors and World Cup

The worst possible news for Dilma and her re-election chances in October

Brazil has fallen into recession, further weakening President Dilma Rousseff, just weeks before voting in what will be a tough re-election battle. Brazil's national statistics institute said Friday GDP shrank 0.6% in the second quarter and revised an initially positive first quarter growth estimate down to -0.2 percent.

Thursday, August 28th 2014 - 06:51 UTC

Marina leaps ahead in presidential debate; wants brightest minds to join her government

“The colorful Brazil that President Dilma has described only exists in the cinema” said Silva, vowing to shake up Brazil's politics

A surging Marina Silva took Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff to task in an election debate Tuesday night when she touted her government's achievements in improving social conditions and defending wages in the midst of global economic crisis.

Wednesday, August 20th 2014 - 09:50 UTC

Dilma admits many problems plague Brazil but refuses to talk about corruption in her party

“We have had and still have many problems and challenges to take on in health care,” Rousseff said during the broadcast from the Alvorada Palace

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff acknowledged “many problems and challenges” still plague the country's woeful heath system but defended her record on the economy and education on a live 15-minute interview on the Globo television network's nightly news.

Wednesday, August 13th 2014 - 22:01 UTC

Campos' successor, Marina Silva represents a stronger challenger for Dilma

From a very poor family of rubber tappers, Marina has been lawmaker, minister and in the 2010 election surprised when she captured 19.5% of the vote

The deceased Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, 49, was a former governor of the northeastern state of Pernambuco and belongs to a traditional family from the Brazilian political establishment.

Wednesday, August 13th 2014 - 21:58 UTC

Brazilian presidential candidate dies in air crash; three days national mourning

”All of Brazil is in mourning. We lost a great Brazilian today, Eduardo Campos.(Pic)  We lost a great comrade,” Dilma Rousseff said in a statement

Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, a contender to unseat President Dilma Rousseff in October elections, died Wednesday when his campaign jet crashed in the city of Santos, killing all seven people aboard.

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