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  • Brazil incoming planning minister mulls changes to 2015 budget

    Brazil's incoming Planning Minister, Nelson Brabosa, said on Thursday that the government's budget plan for next year will be adapted to reflect a new primary surplus target. The current primary surplus target for 2015 is of 2.5 percent of gross domestic...
  • Brazil's Rousseff confirms banker Levy as finance minister

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff confirmed banker Joaquim Levy as her next finance minister on Thursday in an attempt to regain the trust of investors and jump-start the sluggish economy. In a statement read by a presidential spokesman, the...
  • Brazil next finance chief pledges balanced growth, fiscal discipline

    Brazil's incoming finance minister Joaquim Levy vowed to cut spending and clean up the country's finances on Thursday, aiming to rebuild trust with investors after years of weak growth and erratic economic policies. In his first public comments after...
  • Hospitalized Pele says he's 'fine' after transfer to special-care unit

    Brazilian soccer great Pele said Thursday he is not seriously ill, easing fears that his health deteriorated while being treated for a urinary tract infection. The 74-year-old Pele used his official Twitter account to deny widespread reports that said...
  • Defense in Brazil's Petrobras probe trying to change court

    Defendants in a bribery investigation involving Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras are trying to move the probe to the country's Supreme Court, which has a reputation for moving slowly and letting cases drag on for years. Lawyers for former...
  • Rio unveils 2016 Olympics mascots: a plant and an animal

    Rio unveils 2016 Olympics mascots: a plant and an animal
    RIO DE JANEIRO -- Bright yellow and cat-like, with a green leaf-haired brother, the mascots for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro were launched by organisers late on Sunday. The mascots, who are said to represent the animals and plants...
  • Pele hospitalised for urinary infection - reports

    Three-times World Cup winner Pele was taken to hospital on Monday with an urinary infection, local media have reported, the second time this month he has been admitted for medical treatment. The 74-year old former Brazil player was admitted to the Albert...
  • Copa America is Brazil's chance for redemption

    Next year's Copa America in Chile will give Brazil the chance to bury the ghosts of their miserable World Cup, the president of the country's soccer federation said on Monday. Brazil were drawn in Group C along with Colombia, Peru and Venezuela and...
  • Rio 2016 mascots inspired by animals and plants of Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Bright yellow and cat-like, with a green leaf-haired brother, the mascots for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro were launched by organizers late on Sunday. The mascots, who are said to represent the animals...
  • Els dreams of carrying South African flag at 2016 Olympics

    By Tony Jimenez (Reuters) - Ernie Els is dreaming of holding aloft the South African flag at the opening ceremony when golf returns to the Olympics in Brazil in 2016, he said at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. The South African, who has won...
  • Brazil government slashes 2014 budget surplus goal

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Sharp depletion of Brazil's fiscal accounts has prompted the government to slash its key budget surplus goal to a fraction of its original target, according to a planning ministry report released on Friday. In the report, the...