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Rousseff defends Brazil`s World Cup spending, urges warm welcome

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 09:30

Less than 48 hours before the month-long soccer World Cup kicks off in Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff defended the cost of hosting the tournament, vowed to punish corruption and urged her compatriots to give visiting fans a warm welcome.

Brazil: allegations against ex-leader to be probed

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 23:17

Brazil`s attorney general says he will investigate claims that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva knew about a cash-for-votes scheme in Congress.

Brazil`s Lula starts cancer therapy

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 00:19

Brazil`s popular former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva started chemotherapy treatment for throat cancer on Monday.

Brazil President appoints second woman to key post

Last Updated: Saturday, June 11, 2011, 15:37

Dilma Rousseff named Ideli Salvatti as her new Head of Institutional Relations.

Brazil`s new President spends first full day in office

Last Updated: Sunday, January 02, 2011, 12:39

Dilma Rousseff has pledged to build on the policies of her predecessor Lula.

Lula weeps in last speech as Brazil President

Last Updated: Thursday, December 30, 2010, 11:11

Brazilian President steps down on Saturday as his successor is inaugurated.

Son of Iranian woman sentenced to death pleads to Lula

Last Updated: Friday, September 03, 2010, 10:15

Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani is sentenced to death by stoning for adultery.

Brazil Prez Lula warns UN over Iran sanctions

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 23:46

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday warned of a setback over Iran`s nuclear programme if the UN Security Council failed to show a willingness to negotiate with Tehran following its fuel swap deal.

Brazil`s president fined for early campaigning

Last Updated: Friday, March 19, 2010, 11:13

Brazil`s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was fined for campaigning for his chosen successor well before such promotional activities were permitted.

Fidel Castro seems recovered from health crisis: Brazil’s Prez

Last Updated: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 11:20

Fidel Castro is "exceptionally well" and appears recovered from a health crisis that has kept him out of the public eye for more than three years, Brazil`s President has said, according to reports by his country`s news media.

Brazilian Prez to undergo tests after health scare: Aides

Last Updated: Saturday, January 30, 2010, 09:36

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will undergo health tests in a cardiac clinic this weekend, after a brief hospitalisation for high blood pressure, aides said on Friday.

Brazilian President hospitalised, cancels Davos trip

Last Updated: Thursday, January 28, 2010, 16:46

An "exhausted" Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was hospitalized in the northeastern city of Recife after suffering hypertension, the President`s office said early Thursday.