Politics Dilma Rousseff

  • SAO PAULO, July 25- Facebook Inc on Wednesday took down a network of pages and accounts used by a right-wing Brazilian activist group, cracking down on what it called a misinformation network ahead of elections in October. Facebook said in a statement that it deactivated 196 pages and 87 accounts in Brazil for their part in "a coordinated network that hid behind...

  • SAO PAULO, July 25- Facebook Inc on Wednesday took down a network of pages and accounts used by a right-wing Brazilian activist group, cracking down on what it called a misinformation network ahead of elections in October. Facebook said in a statement that it deactivated 196 pages and 87 accounts in Brazil for their part in "a coordinated network that hid behind...

  • SAO PAULO, July 25- Facebook Inc on Wednesday took down a network of pages and accounts used to spread fake news by members of a right-wing Brazilian activist group, sources told Reuters, as part of a crackdown ahead of an election in October. Facebook deactivated 196 pages and 87 accounts in Brazil for their part in "a coordinated network that hid behind fake...

  • SAO PAULO, June 13- The leading leftist candidate in Brazil's presidential race, Ciro Gomes, would end the refining monopoly of state oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, a senior Gomes adviser told Reuters. His comments underscore how a May trucker strike over fuel prices, which paralyzed much of Brazil's economy and forced the government to slash diesel taxes,...

  • BRASILIA, May 31- Far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro went out on a limb to support a truckers strike that paralyzed Brazil and forced the government to reinstate costly fuel subsidies, and the strategy may have helped his chances of beating one of several pro-business reform candidates in October's election. Centrist candidates such as former...

  • BRASILIA, May 24- Brazil's government struck a deal with truck drivers on Thursday to suspend a four-day protest that crippled swathes of the Latin America's largest economy, promising changes to diesel pricing that could leave it footing a 5 billion reais bill this year. Brazil needs you, "said Eliseu Padilha, President Michel Temer's chief of staff, while...

  • CAMPO NOVO DO PARECIS, Brazil, May 17- A right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate who compares himself to Donald Trump is attracting support across Brazil's farm belt, where the fiery former paratrooper may secure the funding needed for his bid to run Latin America's biggest country. Bumper stickers stating "Bolsonaro Save Brazil" and "We Are All Bolsonaro"...

  • SAO PAULO, May 2- A joint session of Brazil's Congress on Wednesday passed a measure allowing the use of federal funds to pay off debts owed by Venezuela and Mozambique, according to a decision published on the Congress website. Venezuela owes the vast majority of the nearly 1 billion reais owed to Brazil's BNDES state development bank and also to Credit Suisse,...

  • Temer had been expected to visit Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam May 7-14. The office said he would remain in Brazil to push for the passage of a bill that would free funds for the federal government to pay off debt that Venezuela and Mozambique owe to Brazil's state development bank BNDES and Credit Suisse. Brazil, during the administration of former...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, April 10- Mexican and Brazilian voters fed up with politics as usual could whipsaw investors this year, with a leftist consolidating his favorite status in Mexico's presidential race while Brazil's front-runner now sits in jail, leaving its October election wide open. Mexico and Brazil, Latin America's largest economies, have benefited from...

  • *Lula's Workers Party defiant in defending his right to run. BRASILIA, April 5- A Brazilian judge on Thursday ordered former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to turn himself in to police within 24 hours to serve a 12- year sentence for a graft conviction, likely ending the presidential front-runner's hopes of returning to power. Earlier on Thursday, Brazil's...

  • *Lula's Workers Party defiant in defending his right to run. Earlier on Thursday, Brazil's Supreme Court rejected Lula's plea to remain free until he exhausts all his appeals, in a corruption case he calls a political witch hunt. "Lula continues to be our candidate, because he is innocent, and because he is the leading candidate to become the next president of Brazil,"...

  • *Lula's Workers Party defiant in defending his right to run. A defiant Workers Party, founded by Lula, said its supporters would take to the streets to defend his right to run. "Lula continues to be our candidate, because he is innocent, and because he is the leading candidate to become the next president of Brazil," said Workers Party leader, Senator Gleisi Hoffmann.

  • *Supreme Court case casts shadow over October election. BRASILIA, April 4- Brazil's Supreme Court early on Thursday rejected former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's plea to avoid prison while he appeals a corruption conviction, in a vote that likely ends his political career and deepens divisions in the country. The decision against Lula is a serious blow...

  • *Supreme Court case casts shadow over October election. BRASILIA, April 4- Brazil's Supreme Court justices were on the verge of rejecting former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's plea to avoid prison while he appeals a corruption conviction, in a vote that would likely end his political career and deepen divisions in the country.

  • BRASILIA, April 4- Brazil's Supreme Court was on the verge of rejecting on Wednesday former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's plea to remain out of prison while he appeals a corruption conviction, a case that has sharply divided the country, cast a shadow over this year's presidential election and stirred rumblings in the army. The leftist leader is still...

  • BRASILIA, April 4- Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday resumed hearing former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's plea to remain out of prison while he appeals a corruption conviction, a case that has sharply divided the country, cast a shadow over this year's presidential election and stirred rumblings in the army. The leftist leader is still Brazil's most...

  • BRASILIA, April 4- Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday will resume hearing former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's plea to remain out of prison while he appeals a corruption conviction, a case that has sharply divided the country, cast a shadow over this year's presidential election and stirred rumblings in the army. The leftist leader is still Brazil's...

  • BRASILIA, March 28- More than one third of President Michel Temer's cabinet will resign over the next week to campaign for their Congressional seats in the October general election, presidential aides said on Wednesday. The exodus of 11 ministers includes Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles who is expected to quit by Tuesday to announce that he is joining the...

  • BRASILIA, March 19- A canal set to deliver water to two drought-stricken states in northeastern Brazil is set to go into operation by year's end, a government minister said on Monday. The first canal went into operation last year and 1 million people are already receiving water in Paraiba state, said Helder Barbalho, who heads the Ministry of National Integration...