Rio making `very good progress`: Sergey Bubka
Rio making `very good progress`: Sergey Bubka

Rio de Janeiro is making "very good progress" catching up with delays in preparations for the 2016 Olympics, top IOC member Sergey Bubka said Friday.

Rousseff pledges changes after narrow re-election win, markets fall

President Dilma Rousseff promised on Monday to make changes to her economic policies as she sought to build bridges with business leaders after narrowly winning re-election at the end of an acrimonious campaign.

PM Modi congratulates Dilma Rousseff on being re-elected as Brazil President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Brazil's left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff on her re-election and said that he was looking forward to continuing working with her.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff narrowly wins second term
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff narrowly wins second term

Brazil's left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff was re-elected in the tightest race the nation has seen since its return to democracy three decades ago, after a bitter campaign that divided Brazilians like no other before it.

Rousseff calls on Brazilians to unite behind national team

Brazil`s President Dilma Rousseff Tuesday called on Brazilians to unite in support of the national team.

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

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 to ban racist fans from World Cup

Football fans with a track record of racist abuse will be barred from entering Brazil during this year`s World Cup, the government announced.

Brazil president condemns football racism

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff has reiterated her concern about racism in football after a spate of incidents involving Brazilian players and officials.

Amid poison claims, ex-Brazil president exhumed

The remains of Joao Goulart, ousted as Brazilian president ahead of the 1964-85 military dictatorship, were exhumed to determine if he was poisoned.

Brazil`s Lula starts cancer therapy

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

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

Lula weeps in last speech as Brazil President

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

Son of Iranian woman sentenced to death pleads to Lula

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

Brazil`s president fined for early campaigning

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

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

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.

Obama writes to Brazilian President on Iran

US President Barack Obama wrote a letter to his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to express his concern about the situation in Iran and Honduras, officials said on Wednesday.