Brazil electoral survey points at virtual tie between Silva, Rousseff

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her main challenger in the upcoming elections, environmentalist Marina Silva, are virtually tied in voting intentions in both the first and second rounds, according to the latest opinion survey on the vote.

Brazil poll shows Rousseff catching up with Silva in runoff

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has recovered support and would run a tight race with opposition candidate Marina Silva if October`s election leads to a runoff vote, polls published on Wednesday showed.

Latest poll cements Silva`s favorite status in Brazil

 Opposition ecologist Marina Silva remains favorite to oust incumbent Dilma Rousseff in next month`s presidential election, latest polls showed Wednesday.

Rousseff goes for jugular as Brazil poll race heats up

Brazil`s presidential race is rapidly shifting gears with a surge in support for environmentalist Marina Silva sending a threatened Dilma Rousseff, the incumbent, into attack mode.

Silva poll charge forces Brazil poll rivals` rethink

Brazil`s presidential race is rapidly shifting gears, with a surge in support for environmentalist Marina Silva sending a threatened Dilma Rousseff, the incumbent, into attack mode with the elections a month away.

Brazil`s presidential race stunned by candidate death

Brazil`s presidential race is in stunned disarray after one of the top three contenders was killed on the campaign trail when a small plane carrying him and aides crashed into a residential area in this port city.

National mourning declared in Brazil over presidential candidate`s death

Brazil`s President Dilma Rousseff declared three days of official mourning following the unexpected death of Socialist Party presidential candidate Eduardo Campos.

Brazil president declares mourning, halts campaign after rival`s death

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff declared three days of national mourning and suspended her re-election campaign after one of her opponents, socialist ex-governor Eduardo Campos, died in a plane crash Wednesday.

Brazil president condemns Israel`s `massacre` in Gaza

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has condemned Israel`s offensive in Gaza as a "massacre", joining international calls for a halt to the bloodshed.

Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff exonerated in probe of refinery deal

Brazil`s federal audit tribunal has said that President Dilma Rousseff bore no responsibility for state-controlled oil giant Petrobras`s ultimately disastrous acquisition of a US refinery in 2006.

IMF welcomes establishment of BRICS bank

The International Monetary Fund has welcomed the move to set up a new BRICS development bank stating that it is ready to work with the Bank`s leadership.

PM Modi, Putin meeting to be rescheduled

A meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin was put off as the Russian leader was delayed by his engagements in Brasilia.

Brazil interested in Russian air defenses: Rousseff

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday that Brasilia was keen on obtaining air defenses from Moscow and cooperating on nuclear energy.

Brazil`s leader sees no political fallout from World Cup defeat

Brazil`s humiliating defeat in the World Cup will have no impact on the elections in October, President Dilma Rousseff predicted on Friday as she prepares to hit the campaign trail to seek a second term.

Brazil`s Rousseff recovers support ahead of October election

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has gained ground among voters after months of declining support, according to a new poll published on Wednesday, apparently benefiting from a successful start to the World Cup.

Sao Paulo metro strike to continue Monday despite court ruling

Sao Paulo`s metro workers voted to stay off work for a fifth day on Monday even after a court declared the strike illegal, complicating preparations for the World Cup opening match.

Brazil`s Rousseff loses voter support; rivals, too: Poll

President Dilma Rousseff has lost ground among Brazilian voters, but so have her main rivals as Brazilian voters remain undecided ahead of the October 5 election, according to a poll on Friday.

Putin, Rousseff, Netherlands PM call Modi

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff on Saturday called Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his landslide win in the Lok Sabha polls and said they were looking forward to meet him in the BRICS summit in July.

Return of Lula as Brazil``s president unlikely, but possible

It`s the catch phrase of the moment in Brazil`s capital, seen on posters and even a few bumper stickers: "Come back, Lula."

Brazil`s PM Rousseff says she`ll run for re-election

Brazil`s President Dilma Rousseff said Wednesday she will seek re-election in October, even though some are calling for the return of her popular predecessor president Luiz Inacio Lula.