Rousseff: Petrobras Saved Shipbuilding: Daily

Rousseff: Petrobras Saved Shipbuilding: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff has said that the shipbuilding industry is expected to reach the milestone of hiring 100,000 workers in 2017. Speaking on her radio program “Coffee with the President” the Brazilian President said that the industry is “strong” and the country has Petrobras to […]

Rousseff Labels Petrobras CPI a Political Dispute

Rousseff Labels Petrobras CPI a Political Dispute

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff deemed the opposition’s efforts to establish a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) into alleged irregularities at state-controlled Petrobras a “political dispute” this Monday, April 7th. At a speech in Minas Gerais, Rousseff discarded the claims that she approved of the […]

Brazil Inflation Increases as Electricity Bills Up: Daily

Brazil Inflation Increases as Electricity Bills Up: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The price in goods such as gas and electricity will follow an unpredictable path according to the latest inflation report published by the Brazilian Central Bank. The report states that consumers should expect a 7.5 percent increase in electricity rates this year, as they also […]

Rousseff Involved in Petrobras Case: Daily

Rousseff Involved in Petrobras Case: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s federal government has organized a strategy to shield President Dilma Rousseff from her involvement in the 2006 approval of the allegedly fraudulent purchase of half of an American refinery by state-controlled Petrobras when she headed the oil giant. The Palácio do Planalto – the […]

Opinion: The Curmudgeon on the Failure of Democracy

Opinion: The Curmudgeon on the Failure of Democracy

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – “Venezuela is not Ukraine,” quoth Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff recently, and in a technical sense, she’s certainly right. There is no secessionist movement in the provinces which are not controlled by the government, and there is no foreign power invading Venezuelan territory. Yet there are certainly […]

Brazil, EU Agree to Telecomm Cable: Daily

Brazil, EU Agree to Telecomm Cable: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The European Union (EU) and Brazil have agreed to lay an undersea communications cable across the Atlantic Ocean from Lisbon in Portugal to Fortaleza in Brazil in a step to bypass American telecommunications in the wake of the U.S. spying allegations on European and South […]

Brazil Slashes R$44 Billion from 2014 Budget: Daily

Brazil Slashes R$44 Billion from 2014 Budget: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Ministry of Finance has announced that they will cut R$44 billion (US$18.5 billion) from the 2014 budget in a strategy meant to regain market confidence through a tighter fiscal policy as Brazil’s government tackles a growing public debt. The government seems to have […]

Brazil Announces R$143B in Urban Transportation

Brazil Announces R$143B in Urban Transportation

By Alfred Rinaldi, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The government in Brazil is to make urban mass transit – and especially metros (subway trains) – a priority with a planned joint investment of R$143 billion, according to an announcement by President Dilma Rousseff this Monday. Speaking on her weekly radio show “Coffee with the […]

Crisis Over Prisons in Brazil Continues

Crisis Over Prisons in Brazil Continues

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff defended her government’s public safety policies across the nation in an interview with two radio stations on Monday amid growing national and international outrage over violence at Brazil’s overcrowded prisons. Rousseff has come under fire from her opposition, particularly Brazilian […]

President Rousseff’s Last Address of 2013: Daily

President Rousseff’s Last Address of 2013: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff made her final national address of 2013 on Sunday, December 29th. Broadcast on radio and television, the approximately twelve-minute speech summarized the events and the government actions taken during the at times turbulent year and emphasized that 2013 is ending “better […]

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