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  • Brazil stocks, currency fall on electoral poll

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian equity markets retreated while the currency weakened on Friday after an electoral poll showed President Dilma Rousseff gaining on challenger Marina Silva ahead of next month's presidential election. Other Latin...
  • Brazil's Rousseff closes in on Silva ahead of October vote

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has clawed back support at the expense of her main opponent in next month's presidential election, a poll showed on Friday, suggesting the runoff that should decide the vote is too close to call....
  • FIFA officials told to return watches handed out in Brazil

    BERNE (Reuters) - FIFA executive committee members are among more than 50 football officials who have been told to return watches, estimated to have a market value of around $25,000 (15,329.89 pounds) each, which were handed out as gifts by the...
  • Brazil to build 350,000 more low-cost housing units

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's government will extend its "Minha Casa, Minha Vida" low-income housing program into 2015 and build another 350,000 units to boost the building industry, Finance Minister Guido Mantega said on Wednesday. In moves that pleased...
  • Day in Sports: Brad Keselowski wins Chase for the Sprint Cup opener

    Brad Keselowski used a three-wide pass of Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick to win the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. The victory automatically advances Keselowski into the second round...
  • Brazil's Silva, a lifelong environmentalist, courts big agriculture

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva, an icon of the green movement, is cozying up to old adversaries in the sugar and ethanol industry as she seeks to win over the powerful farm lobby ahead of next month's election....
  • Clashes erupt in Brazil as police evict squatters from high-rise

    Clashes erupt in Brazil as police evict squatters from high-rise
    Clashes between police and squatters resisting eviction paralyzed Sao Paulo on Tuesday morning, as streets were emptied and the center of South America's largest city was filled with tear gas and smoke from at least one torched city bus. Large-scale...
  • Brazil's inflation to pierce target ceiling in mid-September

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's annual inflation rate probably pierced the government's target ceiling in mid-September as airfares rose and food prices slowed their decline, according to analysts surveyed in a Reuters poll published on Tuesday. Consumer...
  • Brazil's Neves: An insider in an election about change

    BELO HORIZONTE/SAO PAULO Brazil (Reuters) - The handsome, accomplished grandson of one of Brazil's most beloved politicians, Aecio Neves has been preparing his whole life to be president, friends say. "Aecio grew up in a political cradle," said one of...
  • FIFA executive committee probed over World Cup watches

    BERNE, (Reuters) - Soccer's governing body FIFA is investigating whether any ethics rules were broken when members of its executive committee received commemorative watches from sponsors of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) at the World Cup....
  • Brazil extends tax breaks for manufacturers ahead of election

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's leftist government, agreeing to industry lobby group demands less than a month before a contested election, announced tax benefits on Monday for manufacturing companies operating abroad or...