Embattled Rousseff pledges support for Brazil workers

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff took to social media Friday rather than make a formal May Day address to underscore her government`s commitment to workers` rights, amid a foundering economy and graft scandal that threatens to derail her administration.

Embattled Rousseff pledges support for Brazil workers

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff took to social media Friday rather than make a formal May Day address to underscore her government`s commitment to workers` rights, amid a foundering economy and graft scandal that threatens to derail her administration.

Brazilian executed in Indonesia unaware what was happening until end: Witness

A Brazilian man executed in Indonesia for drug trafficking who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder did not understand what was happening to him until his final moments, a priest assigned as his spiritual adviser told Australia`s ABC radio on Thursday. 

Indonesia executes drug convicts, sparks anger from Australia, Brazil

An Indonesian firing squad executed eight convicted drug-traffickers from several countries on Wednesday, prompting Australia to recall its envoy to Jakarta and bringing an angry reaction from Brazil.

Brazil ruling party treasurer arrested in Petrobras probe

The treasurer of Brazil`s ruling party was arrested Wednesday for alleged money laundering and taking bribes from state oil giant Petrobras that were stuffed into backpacks, the latest blow to President Dilma Rousseff.

Brazil slashed Amazon protection budget: NGO

President Dilma Rousseff's administration has invested three times less than her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in efforts to slow deforestation in the Amazon, the non-governmental organization InfoAmazonia said in a report.

Poll shows most Brazilians favour Rousseff's impeachment

 A majority of Brazilians favour impeaching President Dilma Rousseff due to an economic slump and a snowballing corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras, according to a poll released on Monday.

Rousseff declares war on corruption in midst of Petrobras scandal

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff launched an anti-corruption offensive on Wednesday to counter rising discontent over a kickback scandal engulfing state-run oil company Petrobras that has implicated her allies and undermined her popularity.

Brazil President says talks needed after mass protests

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said on Monday her leftist government must talk to the people, a day after more than a million protesters hit the streets across the country.

Nearly a million demonstrate against Brazil`s President: Police

Nearly one million people turned out across Brazil Sunday to protest against President Dilma Rousseff, who has come under mounting pressure from a faltering economy and a huge corruption scandal, police said.

Brazil government backers take to streets ahead of Sunday protests

Pro-government labour unions and social activists staged demonstrations across Brazil on Friday in support of President Dilma Rousseff, two days before mass protests planned against her administration.

Brazil president warns on violence as new demos loom

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff warned Monday she would not tolerate violence as the continent-sized Latin American country, convulsed by a graft scandal involving dozens of politicians, prepared for a new spate of protests.

 

Brazil's Petrobras graft probe expanded to top politicians

An investigation into what prosecutors call the biggest corruption scandal ever uncovered in Brazil won Supreme Court approval to expand to dozens of top politicians for alleged ties to a kickback scheme at the state-run energy company.

Brazil trucker protest ends: Police

A strike by Brazilian truckers over rising fuel costs that has disrupted delivery of key goods over the last two weeks is finished, highway police said on Wednesday.

Green protests dog IOC in Rio
Green protests dog IOC in Rio

 Ecological protests on Saturday dogged the final day of an International Olympic Committee executive board meeting in Rio as green campaigners slated the choice of a nature reserve to hold the golf event neat year.

IOC chief praises Rio 2016 preparations
IOC chief praises Rio 2016 preparations

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has praised the state of preparations for South America's first Olympic Games to be staged in Rio de Janeiro next year.

Indonesia recalls newly assigned envoy to Brazil over delay

Indonesia says it has recalled its newly designated ambassador to Brazil to protest the abrupt postponement of the approval of his credentials.

Brazil`s Rousseff refuses Indonesian envoy credentials

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday refused to accept the credentials of the Indonesian ambassador to demonstrate her anger at last month`s execution of a Brazilian citizen for drug smuggling.

Rousseff `outraged` at Indonesian execution of Brazilian

Brazil`s President was "distressed and outraged" after Indonesia defied her repeated pleas and executed one of her countrymen convicted of drug trafficking, a spokesman said Saturday.

Brazil`s Workers Party backs Lula for 2018: Official

 Brazil`s ruling Workers Party would back former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to seek a third term in 2018, the country`s chief of staff said in an interview published Sunday.