It is something of a ritual in countries that host the Olympics to engage in soul-searching on the eve of the Games. And Brazil is no exception, unleashing a withering exploration of the country’s political, economic and ethical troubles
Michel Temer, Brazil’s new president, may have just vanquished his rival, Dilma Rousseff, in the bruising impeachment battle that resulted in her final removal from office. But for Mr. Temer, the hard part is just beginning.
Brazil Foreign Minister Jose Serra said he will stress the defense of human rights, setting a clear distance from Rousseff. Under her presidency Brazil had supported dictatorships around the world
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva filed a motion on Thursday with the UN Human Rights Council accusing authorities in the South American nation of mounting a “judicial persecution”
Much of the ire revolves around the centerpiece of Mr. Temer’s austerity drive: his success in persuading the scandal-ridden Congress to impose a cap on federal spending for the next 20 years.
This week, Brazil’s prosecutor general requested new investigations into dozens of politicians based on plea-bargain testimony from executives at Odebrecht
The communities denounce the government's 'neoliberal program' and want to know of possible changes in the demarcation of indigenous lands.
Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles says it is important 'not to implicitly transfer the state debt problem to the Union'.
Manufacturers are investing again: imports of capital goods were 18% higher in dollar terms in June than in the same month last year
Part of the reason prison violence is so common in Brazil is that conditions in most of the country’s penitentiaries are barbarous.
Two key indexes rose in October, showing that, while perhaps not optimistic about the future, Brazilians are less pessimistic about the country's economic situation.
Brazil's interim President Michel Temer said the Mercosur trade bloc poses an obstacle to other trade agreements and needs to be revised, but not ditched altogether.
Temer, a 75-year-old centrist now moving to steer Latin America's biggest country toward more market-friendly policies, told Brazilians to have "confidence" they would overcome an ongoing crisis
Despite being its best export, the effect of soybean production could be unfit to environmental commitments.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff began the new year on the offensive declaring the impeachment proceedings she faces as “unfair” and overruling by veto more than 50 amendments made by lawmakers to the nation’s budget
Brazil has been in recession for two years, the latest figures show, marking the deepest economic decline since records began.
The company and Brazilian petrochemical firm, Braskem, have agreed to pay at least $3.5bn (£2.8bn) to the authorities in the US, Brazil and Switzerland.
Former President of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is to go on trial for obstruction of justice in a case related to the scandal at state oil firm Petrobras, court documents show.
Espirito Santo, Brazil's fourth-smallest state, with 2 percent of national population, also is one of the country's most fiscally fit.
Brazil's Temer job on the line: Electoral Court could force him out of office on campaign financing
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