Brazil`s Silva hospitalised with hypertension

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio
Lula da Silva suffered an attack of high blood pressure just
before he was to leave for Switzerland and was hospitalised
overnight, officials said. He was released early on Thursday.

Lula inaugurates new Rio subway station -- 20 years late

Brazil`s President Luiz
Inacio Lula da Silva has inaugurated a long-awaited subway
station at Rio`s Ipanema beach that links to the neighbourhood
where most of the 2016 Summer Olympics will be held.