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Brazil minister to avoid 'confusing' accounting: newspaper

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil will no longer resort to creative accounting to meet a closely watched primary budget surplus target and expects its fiscal position to improve in 2014 with a larger tax take, Finance Minister Guido Mantega told a newspaper. President Dilma Rousseff's government has relaxed tough fiscal rules in recent years to bolster savings results, resulting in sharp criticism for lack of transparency and more recently warnings of a sovereign credit downgrade.

Hollande on Brazil visit urges doubling two-way trade

President Francois Hollande said France and Brazil should double trade between them, as he met his counterpart Dilma Rousseff here Thursday at the start of a two-day state visit. "Despite the crisis, our trade exchanges have steadily increased and have even doubled in 10 years," said the French leader, with Rousseff at his side. "We have big ambitions, Brazil and France, to again double our trade in the coming years," he added. "We have had between the two countries a strategic partnership since 2006," Hollande said, adding "We must strengthen it."

Hollande on Brazil visit urges doubling two-way trade

President Francois Hollande said France and Brazil should double trade between them, as he met his counterpart Dilma Rousseff here Thursday at the start of a two-day state visit. "Despite the crisis, our trade exchanges have steadily increased and have even doubled in 10 years," said the French leader, with Rousseff at his side. "We have big ambitions, Brazil and France, to again double our trade in the coming years," he added.

Hollande in Brazil to ramp up ties

French President Francois Hollande, flanked by a strong business delegation, Thursday kicked off a two-day visit to Brazil aiming to boost economic and political ties with a key Latin American partner. Accompanied by eight ministers, Hollande was to meet President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia and later in the day with ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Former Brazilian president killed by military: probe

Former Brazilian president killed by military: probe RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- Former Brazilian president Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira had been assassinated by agents of the military dictatorship that ruled from 1964 to 1984, the Sao Paulo Truth Commission revealed Tuesday. Kubitschek served as president from 1956 to 1961 and planned to run again in 1965, opposing the military regime. He died in 1976 in a car crash, but many suspected that he had been the victim of a plot.

Brazil ex-leader Kubitschek was murdered: probe panel

Fomer Brazilian president Juscelino Kubitschek, thought to have died in a 1976 car accident, was actually murdered by the military dictatorship in power at the time, according to an investigative panel. "We have no doubt that Juscelino Kubitschek was the victim of a conspiracy, a plot and a political attack," Gilberto Natalini, president of a commission tasked with shedding light on the crimes of the 1964-1985 military dictatorship, said Monday. He added that a full report on how Kubitschek, who was in power from 1956 to 1961, died was to be released Tuesday.

Brazilian president meets with Bill Clinton

Brazilian president meets with Bill Clinton RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff met here on Monday with former U.S. President Bill Clinton during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Latin America Meeting to discuss alternative energy sources, a minister said.

Brazil's Rousseff, ex-leaders off to Mandela memorial

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, accompanied some of her predecessors, flew off to South Africa Monday to attend the memorial service for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. The presidential office said Rousseff was accompanied by ex-presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2010), Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1995-2002), Fernando Collor de Mello (1990-1992) and Jose Sarney (1985-1990). "It is an honor to be able to gather all the former presidents for a common objective: Mandela," the president said on her Twitter account.

Protests a memory, Brazil opposition struggles to catch Rousseff

By Asher Levine SAO PAULO (Reuters) - This year has been difficult for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, but it hasn't been much easier for her opposition. Brazil's PSDB party, the main rival to Rousseff's Workers' Party, failed to capitalize on a turbulent period marked by a sputtering economy and the widespread, often violent street protests against poor public services and corruption that rocked the country in June.

Brazilian state governor dies of cancer

Sao Paulo, Dec 2 (EFE).- Marcelo Deda, governor of the northeastern Brazilian state of Sergipe, died Monday in a Sao Paulo hospital, victim of the gastrointestinal cancer that was diagnosed last year. He was 53. The two-term governor was considered an able negotiator for Brazil's governing Workers Party, or PT, and conciliatory toward other parties. Deda had been a key national figure within the PT since his early 2000s tenure as mayor of Aracaju, the state capital.
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