Divided Brazil votes for next President

 After a dramatic, hard-fought race, Brazilians elect their next president Sunday, weighing 12 years of social progress against a yearning for economic revival, and for change.

Brazil presidential campaign ends in slugfest over corruption

Presidential candidates traded accusations over political corruption on Friday night in a last ditch attempt to sway undecided voters before Sunday`s election runoff in Brazil`s closest race in decades.

Rousseff `knew about Petrobras` kickbacks: report

Just days before Brazil`s presidential election run-off, rightwing news magazine Veja on Friday accused President Dilma Rousseff and predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of knowing about a kickbacks scheme at state oil giant Petrobras.

Voters face stark choice on Brazil`s economic future

As Brazilians head to the polls Sunday, here is a look at the policies of the two presidential contenders, leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff and center-right senator Aecio Neves.

Economy:

Neymar backing Brazil challenger Neves in election run-off
Neymar backing Brazil challenger Neves in election run-off

Brazilian football idol Neymar on Thursday voiced support for presidential challenger Aecio Neves, just three days before this weekend`s election run-off.

Brazilian president leads among women, older voter

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who is to compete in a presidential runoff Sunday, leads among women and older people.

Polls shows Rousseff gaining momentum as Brazil election nears

President Dilma Rousseff is gaining momentum but remains locked in a dead heat with challenger Aecio Neves ahead of Sunday`s runoff to Brazil`s presidential election, two surveys showed on Monday.

Dilma Rousseff leads by whisker in latest Brazil polls

Less a week before Brazil`s presidential elections, two new polls Monday showed incumbent Dilma Rousseff fractionally ahead of rival Aecio Neves in a race that is still too close to call.

Brazilian presidential candidates speak up against corruption

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and opposition leader Aecio Neves, who will face off in the October 26 runoff election, have harshly attacked each other in a new televised debate over corruption scandals in their respective parties.

Brazilian runoff hopefuls lock horns in debate

The candidates in Brazil`s presidential runoff hurled charges of lying and nepotism at each other in their first televised debate Tuesday.

Brazil presidential elections: Dilma Roussef to face Aecio Neves in run-off
Brazil presidential elections: Dilma Roussef to face Aecio Neves in run-off

In the recently held presidential elections, Brazilians have voted in a way so as to necessitate the run-off elections as incumbent President Dilma Rousseff failed to win an outright majority despite grabbing the maximum number of votes.

Brazil`s burgeoning middle class divided ahead of poll

Tens of millions of Brazilians have swelled the middle class over the past decade, benefiting from an economic boom and the social inclusion policies of President Dilma Rousseff`s Workers Party.

IOC sees Rio Olympic Games preparation on track but schedule tight
IOC sees Rio Olympic Games preparation on track but schedule tight

Rio's 2016 Olympic preparations are progressing solidly but the schedule is tight, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Coordination Commission said.

Brazil president visits Rio Olympic Park
Brazil president visits Rio Olympic Park

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff made her first visit to the 2016 Rio Olympic Park just five days before the country's presidential election.

Brazil's Rousseff slips in poll ahead of October election

President Dilma Rousseff has lost ground to her main challenger, Marina Silva, less than three weeks before Brazil`s presidential election, which will likely be decided in a close second-round runoff, a poll showed on Tuesday.

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.