Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24491/all en Brazil energy crisis could wreck Rousseff's economic agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/brazil-energy-crisis-could-wreck-rousseffs-economic-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Higher electricity costs could stall Brazilian recovery</p> <p>* Lack of rain has reservoirs critically low</p> <p>* Costly thermo back-up threatens plan to cut energy rates</p> <p>By Anthony Boadle</p> <p>BRASILIA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff cut short her vacation on Tuesday to deal with a budding energy crisis that could wreck her efforts to restore vitality to Brazil's economy this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/brazil-energy-crisis-could-wreck-rousseffs-economic-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Dilma Rousseff Disaster Government Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731796 at http://www.globalpost.com Former Brazilian leader Lula likely to be investigated - papers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/former-brazilian-leader-lula-likely-be-investigated-papers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRASILIA, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors will likely investigate former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's alleged involvement in a vote-buying scheme in Congress that led to the conviction of several of his closest aides for corruption, two newspapers reported on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/former-brazilian-leader-lula-likely-be-investigated-papers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Business Government Hospitality Law Lula Politics Presidents of Brazil Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:00:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732088 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Brazil's Lula may be investigated in corruption case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-brazils-lula-may-be-investigated-corruption-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Prosecutor to examine allegations against former president</p> <p>* Convicted criminal testified Lula benefited from scheme</p> <p>* Lula denies any wrongdoing, unclear if charges will follow</p> <p>BRASILIA, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Brazil's top prosecutor will look into allegations that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was involved in a vote-buying scheme in Congress that led to the conviction of several of his closest aides for corruption.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-brazils-lula-may-be-investigated-corruption-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Business Government Hospitality Law Lula Politics Presidents of Brazil Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 20:00:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732312 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Brazil nightclub fire kills more than 200 - police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-brazil-nightclub-fire-kills-at-least-90 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(updates death toll, adds details)</p> <p>SAO PAULO, Jan 27 (Reuters) - At least 200 people were killed in a nightclub fire in southern Brazil on Sunday after a band's pyrotechnics show set the establishment ablaze, local officials said.</p> <p>Bodies were still being removed from the Kiss nightclub in the southern city of Santa Maria, Major Gerson da Rosa Ferreira, who was leading rescue efforts at the scene for the military police, told Reuters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-brazil-nightclub-fire-kills-at-least-90" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Rio Grande do Sul Tarso Genro Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 11:30:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740065 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Brazilian cities crack down on nightclubs after deadly fire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-brazilian-cities-crack-down-nightclubs-after-deadly-fi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* President Rousseff urges more rigorous safety inspections * New laws sought, but Brazilians doubt things will change (Updates death toll) By Ana Flor SANTA MARIA, Brazil, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Cities across Brazil are cracking down on nightclubs to ensure that they comply with fire regulations after a weekend blaze destroyed a club in the southern university town of Santa Maria, killing 235 people.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-brazilian-cities-crack-down-nightclubs-after-deadly-fi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Brazil Business Government States of Brazil Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:16:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741236 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil Senate picks new leader, veteran Sarney bows out http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/brazil-senate-picks-new-leader-veteran-sarney-bows-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Scandal-tinged lawmaker from PMDB party to lead Senate</p> <p>* Sarney to retire altogether from politics when Senate term ends</p> <p>BRASILIA, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Brazil's Senate elected itself a new president on Friday to succeed Jose Sarney, a 50-year political veteran and one of the country's few remaining oligarchs.</p> <p>Senators picked Renan Calheiros from the northeastern state of Alagoas to head the upper chamber, despite corruption accusations leveled at him by the country's top prosecutor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/brazil-senate-picks-new-leader-veteran-sarney-bows-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil José Sarney Jose Sarney Politics Presidents of Brazil Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:46:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743343 at http://www.globalpost.com On Sao Paulo subway, a leap for Brazil infrastructure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/sao-paulo-subway-leap-brazil-infrastructure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* New subway line to be built by private initiative</p> <p>* Major step for Brazil's leftist government</p> <p>* An answer to decades of delays on big projects</p> <p>By Brian Winter</p> <p>SAO PAULO, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Two hundred feet (61 metres) under Sao Paulo's most famous old-money neighborhood, home to artists, coffee barons and retired generals, a major breakthrough is about to take place in Brazil's quest to improve its dilapidated infrastructure.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/sao-paulo-subway-leap-brazil-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Business Cities in Brazil Government Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:00:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743379 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazilian Congress elects leaders probed for corruption http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/brazilian-congress-elects-leaders-probed-corruption <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Choices further undermine legislature's poor reputation</p> <p>* President Rousseff popular for tough stance on corruption</p> <p>* Congress at odds with Supreme Court over convicted members</p> <p>By Anthony Boadle</p> <p>BRASILIA, Feb 4 (Reuters) - In a country that has taken big strides toward greater transparency in government in recent years, the Brazilian Congress is out of step.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/brazilian-congress-elects-leaders-probed-corruption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Business Hospitality Law Politics Presidents of Brazil Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:15:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745788 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil environmental icon to form a new party http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/brazil-environmental-icon-form-new-party <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Environmental icon and former senator Marina Silva will set up a new party Saturday, one year before Brazil's presidential elections, an aide said Friday.</p> <p>Silva, 55, won a surprising 20 million votes -- 19 percent of the total -- in a first round of voting when she ran for president in 2010.</p> <p>President Dilma Rousseff, from the leftist Worker's Party, won the subsequent run-off vote in a race against a right-wing rival.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/brazil-environmental-icon-form-new-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Marina Silva Presidents of Brazil AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:45:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756911 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil's Rousseff says extreme poverty almost eradicated http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/brazils-rousseff-says-extreme-poverty-almost-eradicated <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Rousseff expands grants to those below poverty line</p> <p>* Poverty reduction success will boost re-election chances</p> <p>* 36 million Brazilians pulled from extreme poverty in a decade</p> <p>By Anthony Boadle</p> <p>BRASILIA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday raised the monthly stipend of 2.5 million people living below the poverty line to make good on her promise to eradicate extreme poverty in Brazil, a nation with enormous income gaps between rich and poor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/brazils-rousseff-says-extreme-poverty-almost-eradicated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Dilma Rousseff Government Presidents of Brazil Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:15:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5760405 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Brazil dock workers end strike, expose fragile ports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-1-dock-worker-strike-halts-grain-loading-at-brazil-ports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Stoppages lasted 6 hours at grain ports Santos, Paranagua</p> <p>* Unions back at work, agree to call off Tuesday strike</p> <p>* Protests target government drive to privatize ports</p> <p>By Gustavo Bonato and Roberto Samora</p> <p>SANTOS, Brazil, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Dock workers returned to work at ports across Brazil on Friday after they disrupted the movement of global commodities with a six-hour strike in protest of the government's plan to overhaul regulations and privatize hundreds of terminals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/update-1-dock-worker-strike-halts-grain-loading-at-brazil-ports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Brazil Energy crops Entertainment Food and drink Politics Port Shipping Stevedore Technology Transport Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763313 at http://www.globalpost.com Royal Opera House of London team visits Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/royal-opera-house-london-team-visits-brazil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Royal Opera House of London landed in Rio this week with educational programs and events that include dance lessons for children living in the city's shanty towns.</p> <p>"We had the Olympics in London and the next ones are in Brazil, so there's a natural legacy from London," ROH spokeswoman Elizabeth Bell told AFP. "It seemed like a natural fit."</p> <p>Bell added: "It's about opening the appetite for opera and ballet... it's about enabling more people to see what we do."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/royal-opera-house-london-team-visits-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Social Issues Teatro Municipal The Royal Ballet AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:45:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763658 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil's 2014 election campaign gets off to early start http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/brazils-2014-election-campaign-gets-early-start <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Lula launches Rousseff's re-election campaign</p> <p>* Political sparring between leading parties gets serious</p> <p>* Opposition says ruling PT running economy into ground</p> <p>By Anthony Boadle</p> <p>BRASILIA, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Brazil's 2014 election season got off to an unusually early start this week with the unofficial launch of President Dilma Rousseff's re-election campaign by her mentor and predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/brazils-2014-election-campaign-gets-early-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Dilma Rousseff Dilma Rousseff Presidents of Brazil Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:15:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763729 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Brazil launches program to build nuclear submarine in a decade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/update-1-brazil-launches-program-build-nuclear-submarine-decade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Submarine plan reaffirms Brazil's growing importance -Rousseff</p> <p>* Brazil to spend $3.95 billion to build French submarines</p> <p>* Aims to bolster national defense, spur domestic arms industry (Adds president, defense minister comments)</p> <p>By Anthony Boadle</p> <p>BRASILIA, March 1 (Reuters) - Brazil advanced on Friday toward its target of joining the small club of nations that have nuclear-powered submarines with the opening of a naval shipyard installation that will build French-designed submarines.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/update-1-brazil-launches-program-build-nuclear-submarine-decade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Nuclear technology Technology War Watercraft Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 17:15:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5771084 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil to get its first nuclear subs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/brazil-get-its-first-nuclear-subs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Brazil is set to join the select group of countries that have nuclear-powered submarines, President Dilma Rousseff said Friday.</p> <p>Rousseff stressed Brazil was committed to peace but also needed its defense deterrent, as she inaugurated a naval shipyard in Rio de Janeiro state where the country's first nuclear-powered sub is set to be built in partnership with France.</p> <p>"We can say that with these installations we are entering the select club of countries with nuclear submarines: The United States, Russia, France, Britain and China," said Rousseff.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/brazil-get-its-first-nuclear-subs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aircraft Brazil Watercraft AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:31:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771461 at http://www.globalpost.com