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.

Brazil's Rousseff vows to tackle graft, boost economy

Brasillia: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff kicked off a second term vowing to tackle corruption and revamp the economy as her government reels from a series of setbacks.

Brazil's leader sworn in for 2nd term

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has been sworn in for her second term.

Brazil`s Rousseff begins second term under cloud

Brazil`s President Dilma Rousseff begins her second term Thursday, aiming to get economic growth back on track, and to rebuild government credibility after a major kickbacks scandal.

Brazil president named in lawsuit in US

 Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and outgoing Finance Minister Guido Mantega were among the 14 names cited in a lawsuit in a US court against Brazil`s state-run oil company Petrobras.

Brazil's Rousseff picks allies for second-term cabinet

 Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff appointed 13 new ministers on Tuesday, choosing allied politicians in a cabinet reshuffle while trying to avoid any names that could be linked to a widening corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras .