Tag: <span>Dilma Rousseff</span>

Brazilian President Seeks $64B Overhaul of Roads, Airports, Economy

Top Story — Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday announced her government’s plans to spur investment in infrastructure, an effort which could help modernize the country’s roads, bridges, ports and […] Read More >

Ratings Plunge for Brazil, Chile Leaders

Top Story — The leaders of Brazil and Chile are facing their lowest approval ratings yet, a phenomenon owed to some combination of economic stagnation, political scandals and natural disasters, […] Read More >

Teachers’ Protests Paralyze São Paulo

Top Story — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of São Paulo, Brazil, on Friday in support of an ongoing strike by the state teachers’ union, less […] Read More >

Hundreds of Thousands in Brazil Protest President Dilma Rousseff

Top Story — Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets on Sunday to protest the ruling Workers’ Party and demand President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment. The protests were largely […] Read More >

Mass Protests in Brazil Call for Impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff

Protesters in over 150 cities across Brazil demanded the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff and an end to corruption on Sunday. Rousseff’s administration is struggling to reverse an economic downturn […] Read More >

Truckers’ Protest Snags Brazil Highways, Economy

Truck drivers in Brazil continued blocking roads across much of the country on Wednesday, and the government offer aimed at halting the protests did not immediately receive a reply, Reuters […] Read More >

High-Ranking Workers’ Party Official Testifies on Petrobras Scandal

Top Story — João Vaccari Neto, the treasurer of Brazil’s ruling Workers’ Party, testified on Thursday about his alleged involvement in the massive kickback scheme involving billions of dollars at […] Read More >

Shares of Brazilian Oil Giant Petrobras Spike Due to Reports of CEO Resignation

Top Story — Shares of the Brazilian oil giant Petrobras on Tuesday soared by more than 15 percent — the company’s most significant one-day jump since 1999 — following newspaper […] Read More >

Brazil Withdraws Ambassador to Indonesia after Excecution of Citizen

Top Story — The government of Brazil withdrew its ambassador to Indonesia on Saturday after the execution of a Brazilian national on drug trafficking charges. Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff said […] Read More >

Brazil Re-elects Dilma Rousseff as President

Top Story — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff won her re-election bid in the closest race in the country’s history, taking just over 51 percent of the vote to beat her […] Read More >