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Brazil Worker’s Party chooses President Dilma Rousseff for re-election

President Dilma Rousseff faces a tough re-election campaign after being chosen as the left-wing Worker's Party's candidate for the October presidential election. Rousseff's re-election bid was formalized at a raucous party event late Friday and fully……

Widespread outrage after racist fan throws banana at Brazilian football player

A storm over racism in Spanish football erupted on Monday after a fan threw a banana at Barcelona full-back Dani Alves, with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and FIFA president Sepp Blatter joining widespread outrage. A spectator — who has since been identified — threw the banana onto the pitch near…

Edward Snowden offers to help Brazil over U.S. spying in return for asylum

NSA whistleblower says in letter he is willing to help in wake of revelations that President Dilma Rousseff’s phone was hacked Edward Snowden has offered to help Brazil investigate US spying on its soil in exchange for political asylum, in an open letter from the NSA whistleblower to the Brazilian…

Brazil will host Internet summit after criticizing NSA spying

Brazil, which has slammed massive US electronic spying on its territory, said Wednesday it would host a global summit on Internet governance in April. President Dilma Rousseff made the announcement after conferring in Brasilia with Fadi Chehade, chief executive of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). “We…

Brazil’s president tells the United Nations: NSA spying violates international law

Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, has launched a blistering attack on US espionage at the UN general assembly, accusing the NSA of violating international law by its indiscriminate collection of personal information of Brazilian citizens and economic espionage targeted on the country’s strategic industries. Rousseff’s angry speech was a direct challenge…

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff accuses U.S. of spying for ‘economic’ interests

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff accused the United States of spying on oil giant Petrobras for its own “economic and strategic” reasons — not for national security. The latest allegations of online snooping by the National Security Agency emerged Sunday night when TV Globo reported Brazilian oil giant Petrobras — world…

Brazilian president complies with protesters’ call for public transportation upgrades

Brazil’s president on Saturday backed a key demand of demonstrators who recently packed the streets, saying quality public transport was crucial to resolving the country’s urban crisis. In June, hundreds of thousands turned out over weeks to protest higher mass transit fares and call for better public services, including transportation.…

Brazil confirms investigation into reports of NSA spying

Brazil is to investigate reports of US electronic spying on its citizens, with President Dilma Rousseff saying that, if proven, such action would constitute a violation of sovereignty. Her comments came after the daily O Globo reported Sunday that the US National Security Agency spied on Brazilian residents and companies…

Brazilian leader asks for referendum after worst unrest in 20 years

Brazil’s Congress has received a request from President Dilma Rousseff to hold a referendum on political reform in response to the worst social unrest in 20 years. The move, widely supported by the public, came after three weeks of protests over corruption and public spending which marred the Confederations Cup,…

Brazil’s Rousseff tells Obama of ‘currency war’ worries

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has voiced concern to US President Barack Obama that the easy money policies of developed countries threaten the growth of emerging economies like Brazil. The comments from the leader of Brazil, the world’s sixth largest economy, came Monday on her first visit to the White House…

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