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  • SAO PAULO, March 15- Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has decided to accept a position in President Dilma Rousseff's Cabinet, O Globo newspaper reported on Tuesday, a move that would offer him some protection from an investigation into money laundering. Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index fell almost 4 percent and the Brazilian currency...

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, March 14- Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will likely accept a position in President Dilma Rousseff's cabinet but plans to travel to Brasilia on Tuesday to discuss his options with her in person, a source said on Monday. Brazil's top three papers also reported late on Monday that Lula was expected to accept a ministerial...

  • BRASILIA, March 14- Record protests against President Dilma Rousseff have all but guaranteed her impeachment by pushing hesitant lawmakers from Brazil's biggest party to favor her ouster, party sources said on Monday. The Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, the biggest partner in Rousseff's governing coalition, is poised to vote against her in ongoing...

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, March 14- Any decision to arrest Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will be made by Federal Judge Sergio Moro, who oversees a sweeping investigation into kickbacks at state-run oil firm Petrobras and approved the detention of dozens of senior executives, a Sao Paulo court ruled on Monday. State prosecutors in Sao Paulo filed...

  • SAO PAULO, March 14- Brazil's currency and stock market fell on Monday following weekend demonstrations calling for the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff, with traders taking profits as the focus turned to questions about the strength of the political opposition. Rousseff's woes continued on Sunday with the largest in a series of anti-government rallies...

  • BRASILIA, March 14- Record protests against President Dilma Rousseff have all but guaranteed her impeachment by pushing hesitant lawmakers from Brazil's biggest party now to favor her ouster, party sources said on Monday. The Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, the biggest partner in Rousseff's governing coalition, is poised to vote against her in ongoing...

  • *Rouble up after Putin says will pull troops from Syria. NEW YORK, March 14- The dollar rose against the euro and other European currencies on Monday as investors booked profits from a surge that followed European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's suggestion last week that the bank may not continue easing monetary policy. "It's the combination of a market...

  • BRASILIA, March 14- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's chief of staff said on Monday that her impeachment is not the solution for Brazil's economic crisis and the government will fight to block it in Congress.

  • The Argentine probe stems from Brazil's "Operation Car Wash" graft case, which has resulted in the jailing of some company executives, criminal charges against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and which threatens to topple his successor, Dilma Rousseff. An Argentine prosecutor said last week that the local unit of Brazilian construction giant...

  • How to get Brazil's economy back on track

    Jimena Blanco, head of Americas at Verisk Maplecroft, says investor perceptions of Brazil may change if Dilma Rousseff's government is removed.

  • Thousands of demonstrators protest against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on March 13, 2016

    Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians flooded the streets on Sunday in record protests calling for President Dilma Rousseff's removal.

  • BRASILIA, March 12- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's main coalition partner served notice on Saturday that it could break from her embattled Workers' Party government in 30 days and join opposition efforts to unseat the leftist leader. Party insiders said this gives the PMDB time to gauge the level of support in the country for the impeachment of Rousseff...

  • BRASILIA, March 12- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's main coalition partner served notice on Saturday that it could break from her embattled Workers' Party government in 30 days and join opposition efforts to unseat the leftist leader. Party insiders said this gives the PMDB time to gauge the level of support in the country for the impeachment of Rousseff...

  • BRASILIA, March 11- Graft money skimmed from overpriced contracts to build the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in the Amazon funded President Dilma Rousseff's 2010 and 2014 election campaigns, a ruling Workers' Party senator has testified according to newsweekly IstoE. In plea bargain statements to prosecutors, Amaral said a graft scheme mounted during the...

  • SAO PAULO, March 11- Brazil's currency rose on Friday, two days ahead of mass demonstrations asking for President Dilma Rousseff's ouster, and ended the week on politically-driven gains. Rousseff is currently facing impeachment proceedings in Congress, an event which some traders believe could eventually open the way for a recovery in Latin America's...

  • BRASILIA, March 11- Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff rejected calls for her resignation on Friday midst a political storm deepened by a massive corruption scandal and blamed her opponents for causing a crisis that has damaged the Brazilian economy. "No one has the right to ask for the resignation of a legitimately elected president," Rousseff told reporters,...

  • BRASILIA, March 11- Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff rejected calls for her resignation on Friday and blamed her opponents for causing a political crisis that has damaged the Brazilian economy.

  • BRASILIA, March 10- A widening corruption probe has turned key lawmakers from Brazil's largest party against leftist President Dilma Rousseff, threatening to split her coalition and increasing chances of her impeachment in Congress this year. The Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, known as the PMDB, is the main ally of the ruling Workers' Party.

  • SAO PAULO, March 10- Brazil's stocks and currency rose on Thursday, extending a rally fueled by hopes of political change after prosecutors charged former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a money laundering investigation. Brazilian markets outperformed regional currencies, which mostly fell alongside oil prices and after the European Central Bank...

  • charges@ SAO PAULO, March 10- Brazil's stocks and currency rose on Thursday, extending a recent rally fueled by hopes of political change after prosecutors charged former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a money laundering investigation. Rousseff is facing impeachment proceedings in Congress and many traders believe the corruption probe could...