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Disapproval of Brazil's president grows ahead of election

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Disapproval of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is steadily mounting less than six months away from an election in which she is still favored to win a second term, according to a poll published Thursday. Rising inflation and a slow-moving economy have undermined her popularity to the point where more Brazilians now disapprove of the way she is governing their country than those that think she is doing a good job, the Ibope polling agency said.

Brazil's Rousseff looks weak, but so do her election rivals

By Brian Winter SAO PAULO (Reuters) - With Brazil's economy struggling, a scandal at its state-run oil company and nearly three-quarters of voters saying they want change from their government, President Dilma Rousseff looks vulnerable in her bid for re-election this October. But for her to lose, somebody else has to win. And her two main rivals have big, potentially fatal flaws of their own.

Brazilian leader Rousseff slips in poll on economic woes

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Support for President Dilma Rousseff is slipping among Brazilian voters who are increasingly pessimistic about their country's economy and disappointed with her performance, according to a poll published on Saturday. While Rousseff is still on track to win re-election outright in elections on October 5, she has lost six points among potential voters since last month, a survey by local Datafolha polling firm said.

Brazil's Rousseff remembers coup victims 50 years on

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Monday commemorated those killed during the country's military dictatorship half a century ago. "We can bear and overcome the wounds as today we have a social democracy and we can tell our story," said Rousseff, who as a member of a leftist guerrilla movement was imprisoned and tortured under the military regime.

Support for Brazil president drops ahead of October vote

By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Popular support for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has faltered ahead of October's presidential election, a poll showed Thursday, although she remains a favorite to win a second term. With a sluggish economy, high inflation and a scandal surrounding Brazil's state-run oil company, Rousseff's personal approval rating has fallen to 51 percent from 56 percent in November, the survey by the Ibope polling institute and Brazil's National Industry Confederation showed.

Support for Brazil president drops ahead of October vote

By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Popular support for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has faltered ahead of October's presidential election, a poll showed Thursday, although she remains a favorite to win a second term. With a sluggish economy, high inflation and a scandal surrounding Brazil's state-run oil company, Rousseff's personal approval rating has fallen to 51 percent from 56 percent in November, the survey by the Ibope polling institute and Brazil's National Industry Confederation showed.

Brazil presidential poll tips Rousseff win; Neves support slips

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff would likely win a second, four-year term if elections scheduled for October were held today, a poll published by the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper said on Saturday. The survey, conducted February 19 and 20 by the Datafolha public opinion research group, gives Rousseff, a member of the Workers' Party, 47 percent of Brazilians' intended votes, the same amount she had in the last Datafolha poll conducted November 28 and 29.

Brazil might deploy military during World Cup

President Dilma Rousseff said Wednesday Brazil's military could be deployed to provide security during the World Cup, if necessary, as the host country contends with a spate of violent protests. Rousseff, in a radio interview, said steps were being taken to improve security in the 12 cities where matches are scheduled to be held from June 12 to July 13. She insisted that fans, tourists, soccer teams and dignitaries expected to flock to Brazil for the World Cup play would be well protected.

Brazil's Rousseff to invite Pope to World Cup

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said Tuesday that she plans to invite Pope Francis, an avid football fan, to attend the World Cup tournament that gets underway in June. "I'm going to invite him to the World Cup," said Rousseff on the eve of her visit to Rome, where she is due to meet with the pontiff. The football-besotted pope, 77, who is a native of neighboring Argentina, is still a member of the San Lorenzo club he used to watch as a child with his father. Prior to becoming pope last year, Francis was Archbishop of Buenos Aires.

Brazil's Rousseff vows new push for agrarian reform

Brasilia, Feb 13 (EFE).- President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday told leaders of Brazil's MST Landless Movement that she will give a new push to agrarian reform. "We're talking about the emergency in agrarian reform, which is paralyzed in her administration, and we said that there will be no agrarian reform without land expropriations," Alexandre Conceição, a member of the MST national leadership, said after the meeting.
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