President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today paid tribute to her Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff, as the Workers Party candidate saw off the challenge of Aecio Neves to secure a second term at the head of Argentina's neighbouring nation.
Governor of Buenos Aires Daniel Scioli today paid tribute to Brazil president Dilma Rousseff and Tabaré Vázquez of Uruguay, stating that the pair's election wins showed that the opposition were wrong to demand change in South American politics.
The re-elected President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff has called President Cristina Fernández to thank her Argentine counterpart for her message of congratulations as well as organising a bilateral meeting in Australia during the G20 summit.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich talked about the defeat of candidate Marina Silva in Brazil presidential election after polls had largely predicted her victory. He said it reveals an “unescrupulous use” of polling and denounced a “clear intention to create expectations using false information.”
The Brazilian Navy has announced that it will resume the search for the Argentine sailboat that went missing 40 days ago near Río Grande shores after the relatives of the missing crew provided satellite imagery that points to what could be the location of the “Tunante II” ship that remains adrift since August 26.
The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that an empty raft found in seas off the Brazilian coast belongs to the Tunante II sailing vessel, which has been missing for 49 days along with a crew of four Argentine nationals.
The relatives of the four Argentineans that went missing 20 days ago while sailing near the Brazilian shores of Río Grande said that local authorities have suspended search efforts for the 12.5 meters-long sailboat they were travelling in.
Argentina’s Defence Minister Agustín Rossi announced that the Argentine Navy will resume the search for the sailboat that went missing 21 days ago in Brazilian waters, after local authorities suspended active rescue operations.
Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich highlighted Brazilian statistics that reveal a favourable trade balance for Argentina and forecasted an export surplus for the 2014-2015 campaign.
Search efforts for the “Tunante II” sailboat and its four Argentine crew members that went missing almost two weeks ago near the Brazilian shores of Río Grande do Sul continued as experts analyzed satellite imagery that showed a boat stranded far away from the coastline.
Ahead of a meeting between president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and automobile industry leaders to discuss the suspension of workers and the drop in sales, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich pointed out that the “level of suspensions is substantially lower than in 2009” and praised the government’s efforts to handle the industry’s crisis.
The Argentine government has announced that the Libertad training ship will take part in the ongoing search for four Argentines who are believed to have shipwrecked while navigating in Brazilian seas.
Brazilian authorities continued to search for an Argentine sailboat that went missing about 180 miles east of Río Grande with four passengers on board early on Wednesday, the Brazilian Navy reported.
Economy minister Axel Kicillof left Buenos Aires today to travel to Brazil, where he will meet with fellow ministers from the country to discuss the current situation of bilateral trade and the automotive industry.
Two airplanes and two navy boats have continued the search for the “Tunante II” sailboat and its four Argentine crew members, who made an emergency call to inform a storm turned the ship upside down on Tuesday and went missing since then.
Econmy Minister Axel Kicillof will be flying to Brazil today in the afternoon to join the BRICS summit currently taking place in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, Kicillof’s office has informed.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner flew this afternoon to Brasilia, where she will take part in a meeting scheduled between members of the bloc and the Unasur organisation.
Through an official communiqué, the Federal Government manifested its ‘deep grief’ for the tragic death of Brazilian Eduardo Campos, Pernambuco former governor and socialist candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, who died during a plane accident earlier today.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to the automotive trade agreement the government has sealed with Brazil saying it will encourage “auto parts production and job creation” benefiting both countries.
Enhanced international police cooperation during the World Cup has led to the arrest of a fugitive wanted for torture and murder during Argentina's "dirty war" four decades ago, Brazilian authorities said today.
Argentinean journalist Jorge “Topo” López who was working for La Red Radio at the WC in Brazil died after the taxi he was travelling in was hit by a stolen vehicle that was being pursued by the Military Police.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich was confident that an agreement will be reached today in the bilateral meeting to be held at 3 p.m. between Industry Minister Débora Giorgi and Economy Minister Axel Kicillof with Brazil's Development, Industry and Commerce Minister Mauro Borges.
Argentina and Brazil signed a deal for automotive trade between the two nations, which will be valid until July 2015 and aims to revive the sector which has seen heavy falls in activity since the beginning of this year.
Economy minister Axel Kicillof and minister of Industry Débora Giorgi today met with Brazilian Industry minister Mauro Borges in order to establish a new trade agreement in the automotive sector between Brazil and Argentina.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised an agreement reached over the weekend with Brazil to reinforce bilateral trade and the progress made in a “common agenda” that would likely lead to a free trade agreement between Mercosur and the EU.
Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and Industry Minister Débora Giorgi will jet off to Brasilia tomorrow in a bid to swing the automobile trade balance in Argentina’s favour.
In his daily press briefing, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich urged automobile companies to reduce their prices for a recovery in the sector. “It is very important for automotive terminals to reduce their prices in order to stimulate demand,” he said.
Capitanich praised the government’s Procrear building program explaining that the construction activity increased by 2.1 percent in January. The head of ministers also stressed the support by France, Brazil and Mexico to Argentina in its long-stranding legal dispute against vulture funds.
The cabinet chief will be joined by ministers Axel Kicillof (Economy), Débora Giorgi (Industry) and Carlos Casamiquela (Agriculture) in his trip to Brazil where the officials will attend a meeting with Inter-American Development Bank (BID) to set the schedule of loans and financing Argentina has been granted with.
Cabient Chief Jorge Capitanich and Economy Minister Axel Kicillof were taking part of the Inter-American Development Bank 55th Annual Assembly today. The officials were expected to meet BID president Luis Alberto Moreno to address Argentina’s financial credit line for this year, estimated in 1.4 billion dollars.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner may fly to Río de Janeiro next week to meet with Pope Francis who is expected to arrive on Monday in the South American country to attend the 2013 World Youth Day.
By James NeilsonJorge Bergoglio thoroughly enjoys being Pope Francis. He has let it be known that on occasion he would like to slip back into his former self and stroll through the streets of Rome without getting mobbed and he evidently finds all that papal pageantry tiresome, but there are plenty of compensations.
Argentina will from next week open the doors for Brazilian imports held up on the border between the two nations, including footwear and motor vehicles, according to Brazilian Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade Fernando Pimentel.
Brazil's ex President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva blasted the "protectionist" measures of the developed l countries and called for an alliance between Argentina and Brazilian businessmen, as he highlighted that the gian neighbor "grows, but with a controlled inflation rate."
The abandonment of last Wednesday's Copa Sudamericana final following shocking accusations police had pulled guns on players should serve as a warning for Brazil's World Cup organizers, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said today.
A court in Córdoba province ordered the Banco Nación to sell dollars to a Río Cuarto teacher, after she was authorized by AFIP tax agency to purchase Brazilian reais, but could not do so due to lack of currency.
President Cristina Fernández will travel tomorrow to Brasilia to attend the Mercosur Summit in which Venezuela's entry to the regional economic bloc will be formalized.
Car output dropped 6.7 percent and reached to 65.900 units in July compared to the volume registered during the same month last year, according to the Association of Automotive Factories (ADEFA).
Carmaker Renault suspended 1,200 workers for one day due to the lack of materials imported from Brazil, although the production will be resumed on Friday.
Planning Minister Julio De Vido called the heads of Petrobras to raise their investments in the country and warned them that the main aim is that Argentina reaches the “self-sufficiency in energy.”
Planning Minister Julio De Vido today held a meeting with Brazil's Energy Minister and Petrobras executives to demand more investments in Argentina, after Neuquen province revoked a Petrobras concession.
The Direct Foreign Investment (DFI) in Argentina reached 7.243 billion dollars in 2011, 3 percent higher than the previous year, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
Industry Minister Débora Giorgi spoke about the balance of trade and assured that “the trade reality between Argentina and Brazil does warrant Pimentel's complaints,” and thusly rejected her Brazilian counterpart's comments, in which he referred to Argentina as "a frequent problem."
As of today the government’s new import restrictions will come into effect as part of the new legislation on the trading sector that witnesses the constant increasing power of Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno, who according to government officials could also be granted with powers to manage all exports as well.
Central Bank head Mercedes Marcó del Pont received finance officials from within the Mercosur and other countries in the region, in order to debate regional monetary policies and the impact of the international crisis.
Foreign Ministry’s Trade and Economic Affairs secretary Luis María Kreckler, who was a strong candidate to be the Foreign Minister in the next presidential cabinet, was appointed as Argentina’s Ambassador to Brazil.
The head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), José Ignacio de Mendiguren, assured today that the complaints made by Brazil over the Argentine import restrictions are “unjustified.”
UIA Argentine Industrial Union leader José Ignacio de Mendiguren assured that in order to move forward with economic development, “it is essential to end with national confrontations” and warned that the worst case-scenario for Argentine finances is that Brazil’s economy growth stalls.
While appearing on the Ambito de Debate TV show, the head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), José Luis de Mendiguren commented on the industrial sector’s fears over a possible devaluation of the Brazilian Real, and said that “the most dangerous thing that could happen is for Brazil’s activity levels to drop.”
Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) head José Ignacio De Mendiguren once again warned that despite the Brazilian’s real devaluation, the worst-case scenario for Argentina is “that Brazil's economy stops growing. In any area, the difference is of 4 to 1, so if it stops growing, foreign markets will have it harder, the internal market will shrink and we will be in trouble.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff inaugurated the new Argentine Embassy in the Brazilian Capital. Former Brazilian President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was also present during the rally. Earlier, they stressed the need of expanding the commercial integration between the two nations.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner affirmed that Argentina was “back on its feet, with a record production rate and the best minimum wage rate throughout Latin America.” The head of State arrived to Chacabuco to celebrate the 146th anniversary of the founding of the city, and the 38th anniversary of the 'National Celebration of Corn' production.
President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, congratulated President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner today, following the results of the primary elections on Sunday in which she led by over 50 points. According to official sources the pair are to hold a meeting prior to the G-20 summit.
One day after the meeting between Industry Minister Débora Giorgia and her Brazilian counterpart, Fernando Pimentel, Brazil allowed 11,700 Argentine- made cars into the country that had been held at the border during the bilateral trade conflict between both nations. The cars are worth US$200 million.
A polar wave of low temperatures hit Argentina today as the thermometers considerably descended in what is expected to be one of the coldest winters of the decade, announced the National Meteorological Service (SMN) last week.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived in Brasilia last night from Lima, and was holding a meeting with her Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff. She is scheduled to inaugurate the seat of the new Argentine Embassy.
The Government assured that Argentina will not be engaged in any negotiations that could effectively leave a single Argentine citizen without a job and will not allow local small or medium sized business to decrease their growth.
Brazilian Industry Secretary Alessandro Teixeira said that no progress has been made regarding the trade impasse over the Brazilian importation prohibition of Argentinean cars and auto parts, but denied any crisis with Argentina.
Argentina and Brazil agreed to abide by the 60-day retention period applied to those products affected by non-tariff trade barriers, and accelerate trade in the agricultural sector, as a way of overcoming the barriers that both countries had imposed on each other and that had threatened a trade relationship that left a US$33 billion revenue per year.
Industry Minister Débora Giorgi said that by applying non-automatic licenses to the automotive and autoparts sector, the Brazilian Industry and Development Ministry is acting “in an inconvenient way and without notice, affecting over 50 percent of bilateral trade.”
A deepened dispute between Argentina and Brazil continued today when the Industry Ministry made an official complaint about the nontariff trade barriers Dilma Rousseff’s administration placed on imported cars; which include Argentine cars, in a strongly worded six-sided letter.
Débora Giorgi will meet the Brazilian Ambassador Enio Cordeiro to address the bilateral trade between the two nations. The Brazilian decision to restrict the imports of Argentine automobiles is the core discussion.
Foreign minister Héctor Timerman revealed today that the trade deficit Argentina has with Brazil is “concerning”, and indicated that both nations are working “to reduce it.”
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner declared that Argentina and Brazil strengthened their relationship following agreements signed yesterday with Dilma Rousseff. She said that ‘Brazil and Argentina were united before, now the bond is even stronger’.
A Federal Court rejected a request lodged by former Transportation Secretary Ricardo Jaime in which he asked to be temporarily allowed to fly to Brazil to work. Jaime is still under investigation since he is suspected of embezzlement during his time in office.
Four children between 6-11 years old have died after drowning in an artificial lake. The lake is part of a tourist park where the children were playing, and said to have entered the area looking for a place to cool off.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is closing details of her meeting with her Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff who will arrive in the country tomorrow in what will be her first international trip since she took office in January.
Only hours away from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's first official visit to the country, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman stated that the alliance between Argentina and Brazil “is indestructible” and assured that the good relationship between both countries “is what brings stability to the region.”
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman once again showed his support of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s reelection and assured he stands with those who “believe that she must become our candidate in 2011.”
Foreign minister Héctor Timerman declared that Argentina and Brazil are "working to overcome the trade imbalance", then confirmed that the newly appointed president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, will visit Argentina when she finishes her tour of the Persian Gulf countries.
Foreign minister Héctor Timerman confirmed that the intention of recent joint export commission with Brazil, “works well for boosting qualities and strengths” in both countries and “to go to the world with a wider offer than we could offer individually”.
The number of tourists that arrived in Argentina during October gained 24.8 percent compared to the same month last year, according to a report of the Indec national statistics bureau.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman assured that once Dilma Roussef is inaugurated as the new Brazilian president, both Argentina and Brazil “will continue the integration process led by all Mercosur countries.”
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman took part of the swearing in ceremony of newly Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and said that the Head of State sent a message to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
The maker of Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona beers experienced a sharp surge in sales in Brazil during the World Cup with the month-long contest leading to consumption of an extra 140 million liters or 2 million barrels.
Pope Francis said the troubled Vatican bank must become "honest and transparent" and that he will listen to the advice of a commission he has set up on whether it can be reformed or needs to be shut down altogether. He also referred to gay people saying they should not be judged or marginalized and should be integrated into society.
The journalist who first published secrets leaked by fugitive former US intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden vowed today to publish more documents and said Britain will be "sorry" for detaining his partner for nine hours.
Germany and Brazil circulated a draft resolution to a UN General Assembly committee that calls for an end to excessive electronic surveillance, data collection and other gross invasions of privacy.
Pope Francis will visit a favela and meet young prisoners when he travels to Brazil on his first international trip as pontiff in July, the Vatican said.
Scattered protests took place in dozens of Brazilian cities today, although fewer people took to the streets in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, where vandalism and clashes with police have rocked the country in recent days.
Danish restaurant Noma was crowned the world's best restaurant for the third year in a row in an annual list, beating out top eateries in Spain, Brazil, Italy, the United States and elsewhere.
A Brazilian court banned an online anti-Islam movie that spawned violent protests across the Muslim world and gave YouTube 10 days to pull the film's trailer from its website.
Puerto Rico's "Piña Colada" was elected as the best beach drink of the world, followed by Brazil's Caipirinha, according to National Geographic.
The football national teams of Argentina, Brazil and Netherlands escalated in the FIFA ranking published on Wednesday. It is still headed by Spain, current champion of Europe and the World.
The Chinese State of Administration of Grains revealed that the world's top buyer of soybeans is on course to import 25 percent more in the first half of this year than the first six months of 2011, which will benefit major producers Argentina, Brazil and US.
Former Colombian finance minister Jose Antonio Ocampo ended his bid to become World Bank president, leaving two candidates in an unprecedented challenge to US control of the global development institution.
Brazil's Embraer expects to sell its Super Tucano light attack aircraft to more NATO nations after clinching an order from the United States that lifted the company into the upper echelons of global defense contractors, a top executive told report
Ships from the Malvinas Islands that are barred from ports in Argentina and other Mercosur trade bloc countries can reflag as British ships at any time to avoid the ban, British Foreign Secretary William Hague told reporters in Río de Janeiro.
Press from all over the world echoed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s announcement over the Malvinas Islands, focusing on the complaint that Argentina will file before the UN due to the alleged “militarisation” of the area.
Brazil's sports minister came under growing pressure to resign today as more evidence emerged of wrongdoing at his ministry in a corruption scandal that raises doubts abpit preparations for the next World Cup.
French president Nicolas Sarkozy assured that both Brazil and Argentina said they were in favour of taxing financial transactions, although they admitted that several countries in the regional bloc strongly oppose it.
Latin American art sales, which totalled nearly $90 million in New York in 2011, scored their best year since the 2008 financial crisis, aided by a boom in Brazilian art and demand from Asia.
Finance ministers of the BRICS countries will take a call on supporting the euro zone at a meeting in Washington later this month, a senior official in India's finance ministry said.
Speaking today at the UN General Assembly, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff warned that a full blown economic crisis could be devastating for emerging countries as well as for the world’s largest economies.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that the crisis-hit euro zone had enough resources to resolve its own troubles without support from Russia and fellow BRICs countries.
Deep-sea searchers picking through wreckage of an Air France plane that crashed off Brazil in 2009 have found a part that held one of the flight's data recorders, but without the memory unit that could provide crucial clues to the crash.
The Brazilian government revealed today first quarter figures for the gross domestic product. Brazil's first quarter GDP grew 1.3% compared to the previous quarter – an annualized rate of over 5% – and 4.2% against the first quarter of 2010.
Major economies, with the exception of the United States, are losing momentum as the outlook for growth worsens in European and developing countries, the OECD's leading indicator for April showed today.
The British government confirmed that Brazil refused to let the HMS Clyde, which was on its way to the Malvinas Islands, dock in a port in Rio de Janeiro, in a clear move by newly appointed president Dilma Rousseff to show her support for the Argentine cause.
Brazilian newspaper Estado de Sao Paulo has reported the disappearance of its foreign correspondent in Libya and believes he has been arrested by forces loyal to Gaddafi.
President Barack Obama praised Brazil's rise as an emerging power, calling the South American country an equal partner of the United States as he pressed on with a trip overshadowed by a US and European air assault on Muammar Gaddafi's forces in Libya.
A crash in Sao Paulo, Brazil last night left 11 highschool students and teachers dead and 30 wounded, when a bus hit a truck that was driving in the wrong lane of SP-304 highway of the state capital.
Brazil posted its biggest monthly deficit ever in September, underscoring a rapid deterioration of the fiscal accounts that poses the biggest challenge to newly re-elected President Dilma Rousseff's efforts to regain investor trust.
Brazil’s Electoral Tribunal has announced that 66 citizens were detained during the presidential elections, most of them accused of political propaganda –which is illegal on election day-, and that 1,733 electronic voting machines had been replaced due to technical problems.
President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff has affirmed that she will promote reform and the changes requested by voters, but that such reform would only occur after extensive dialogue with all sectors.
Major state-run companies whose profits have suffered under Rousseff plunged in Monday trading, including a more than 12 percent drop for scandal-plagued oil giant Petrobras, its biggest one-day decrease in nearly six years. The Bovespa stock index closed 2.72 percent lower.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has a clear lead of between 6 and 8 percentage points over her challenger Aecio Neves ahead of Sunday's presidential election runoff, two polls have shown.
Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff has narrowly won re-election after convincing voters that her party's strong record of reducing poverty over the last 12 years was more important than a recent economic slump.
The UPA attention unit of the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguazú was put under quarantine today due to the arrival of a tourist showing alleged Ebola symptoms.
President Dilma Rousseff has gained some ground, but remains locked in a fierce battle for votes with rival Aecio Neves ahead of the October 26 runoff to Brazil's presidential election, a new poll showed today.
Dilma Rousseff pulled ahead again in a new poll ahead of Brazil's presidential election and she appears to be the favourite to win Sunday's runoff although the vote is still too close to call.
Brazil's health ministry has said a man under observation for a possible case of Ebola has tested negative for the disease. The 47-year-old man arrived in Brazil on September 19 from Guinea.
Business-friendly opposition candidate Aecio Neves received a crucial boost in Brazil's presidential election race with the endorsement of popular environmentalist Marina Silva two weeks before his runoff against incumbent Dilma Rousseff.
Brazil's most unpredictable presidential election in a generation is heading toward a photo finish on October 26 between leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff and pro-business challenger Aecio Neves, two new polls have shown.
Environmentalist Marina Silva said today she is still waiting for "answers" on political commitments she is seeking from pro-business candidate Aecio Neves before endorsing him in the October 26 runoff to Brazil's presidential election.
Pro-business candidate Aecio Neves has a slight lead of 2 percentage points over President Dilma Rousseff ahead of the October 26 runoff in Brazil's presidential elections, according to two new polls released today.
A 47-year-old man was transferred today to a Rio de Janeiro hospital, in Brazil, one day after being hospitalized at an emergency unit in Paraná southern region with symptoms of Ebola virus.
The pair will go to the polls once more just under two weeks from today, on October 26, to decide who will lead the South American giant for the next presidential mandate as Neves surprised Marina Silva to steal second place behind the incumbent.
A tight runoff campaign for Brazil's presidency kicked off with leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff and pro-business rival Aecio Neves racing to win over supporters of the third-placed candidate after she was knocked out of the election.
The political party that launched environmentalist Marina Silva's unsuccessful presidential bid has thrown its support behind pro-business candidate Aecio Neves for Brazil's Oct. 26 runoff vote against leftist President Dilma Rousseff.
An appalling image reached the media and social networks earlier, when a guest at a hotel in Brasilia was held hostage and was seen wearing a vest with explosives, as the attacker demanded for president Dilma Rousseff to step down.
President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff's expected victory margin over closest rival Marina Silva has surged to 9 percentage points in a second-round runoff in the upcoming presidential election, an opinion poll showed, causing stocks and the real currency to tumble.
Brazilians were voting in the most unpredictable presidential election in decades and the first since the end of an economic boom underpinning the leftist Workers' Party's 12-year rule. (SEE PHOTO GALLERY)
A jailed former director of Brazil's state run oil firm Petrobras has named dozens of lawmakers and at least one state governor who allegedly received kickbacks off the company's contracts, the country's main newspapers reported today.
President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff has affirmed that current Finance minister Guido Mantega will not carry on in his post should the Workers' Party (PT) candidate win a second term as head of state in October's presidential elections.
Moody's Investors Service lowered its outlook on Brazil's government bond rating to 'negative' from 'stable', saying the country's sustained low economic growth and worsening debt metrics reflected a risk of reduced creditworthiness.
Brazil's economy suffered a recession in the first half of the year, government data showed today, dealing a major blow to President Dilma Rousseff's already diminishing hopes for reelection in October.
Opposition presidential candidate Marina Silva said that Brazil's recession is very worrying and her government would work to restore the credibility of the country's economic policies to recover investment and growth if elected.
President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff asserted that unemployment and recession would be the result should Marina Silva's economic programme be put into place, as the two presidential candidates clashed in a debate ahead of the first round of elections on October 5.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has canceled all campaign activities for three days following the death of opposition candidate Eduardo Campos today, Rousseff's Workers' Party said.
Environmentalist Marina Silva officially has launched a bid for president, upending Brazil's October elections and threatening the ruling Workers' Party's 12-year hold on power.
A surging Marina Silva took Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff to task in an election debate where she touted her government's achievements in improving social conditions and defending wages in the midst of global economic crisis.
Subway workers have suspended a strike that crippled traffic in Brazil's biggest city, but warned they could resume their walkout on Thursday, when Sao Paulo hosts the first game of the soccer World Cup.
Flooding had killed 10 people in southern Brazil's Parana state, and state officials declared an emergency in 130 cities including World Cup host Curitiba and popular tourist attraction Iguazu Falls.
A private jet carrying candidate Eduardo Campos, who was running third in polls ahead of Brazil's October's presidential election, crashed today in the city of Santos, throwing the country's election into disarray and knocking local financial markets lower.
Standard & Poor's have cut Brazil's sovereign debt rating closer to speculative territory in a blow to President Dilma Rousseff, whose efforts to stir the economy from a years-long slump have eroded the country's finances.
None of the 49 passengers and crew of five on the Fokker 100 jet were injured when the plane landed on its rear wheels before lowering the nose onto the runway, the Brazilian Air Force said. Airport fire crews foamed the plane to prevent fire.
Brazilian police backed by troops occupied a massive favela next to Rio de Janeiro's international airport without firing a shot to secure one of the city's most violent neighborhoods long run by drug dealers.
The Brazilian balance of trade began 2014 with disappointing results, after closing January with a deficit of 4.06 billion dollars. The figures released by the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade are the worst ever for the first month of the year.
A worker died in an accident while working outside the World Cup stadium in the Brazilian city of Manaus, local authorities and the Sports Ministry said.
Carnival festivities in Brazil have been tainted by deadly traffic accidents in the South American giant with 155 deaths and 1,823 injured. Crashes totalized 3,201 from Friday last week till today, the police reported.
A construction worker died after falling off the roof of the Arena Amazonia in Brazil, FIFA and the World Cup organising committee has confirmed.
Brazil's government called US President Barack Obama's promise to ban spying on leaders of close allies a "first step" and said it would follow the consequences of the US leader's speech closely.
President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff today announced changes in her cabinet team ahead of October's elections, in which several ministers will be seeking office in the regional and national legislature.
Deforestation in the Amazon increased by nearly a third over the past year, according to Brazilian government figures released today, confirming a feared reversal in what had been steady progress over the past decade against destruction of the world's largest rainforest.
A crane collapsed today at the construction site of a future World Cup soccer stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, killing at least two people and apparently causing damage to the structure.
Heavy rains late last night and early this morning paralyzed much of Rio de Janeiro, a tropical metropolis scrambling to improve infrastructure to prepare to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.
A fire ravaged Copersucar's sugar terminal in Brazil, paralyzing operations of the world's biggest sugar trader and putting 10 million tonnes of export capacity offline for six months or more.
In an auction with a single bid, Brazil sold production rights to develop the giant offshore Libra oil area to a consortium led by Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA .
Brazil is pushing ahead with legislation that would force global Internet companies to keep data on Brazilian users inside the country, despite opposition from the companies and in Congress.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff today criticized the United States for spying and said Brazil would adopt legislation and technology to protect it from illegal interception of communications.
Teachers rallied at the Candelaria area in Rio de Janeiro downtown yesterday as part of a protest day to support the strike that started two months ago to demand salary hikes, changes to the public education system and condemn police brutality.
Brazil is pushing ahead with a planned $1 billion purchase of anti-aircraft missile batteries from Russia in a deal that will cement a strategic defense partnership between the two BRICS nations, the Brazilian Defense Ministry said.
Reports that the United States spied on Brazilian oil company Petrobras, if proven, would be tantamount to industrial espionage and have no security justification, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said.
Argentine Defence Minister Agustín Rossi and his Brazilian counterpart Celso Amorim have issued a joint statement with cyber-defence taking the center stage of the bilateral agenda.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has called off plans for a state visit to Washington because of revelations that the US spied on her personal communications and those of other Brazilians.
Bribing a public official in Brazil could become a very onerous mistake for local and foreign businesses under a law enacted that for the first time makes companies liable for bribes paid by their employees.
Brazil has demanded an explanation from the United States after new allegations that Washington spied on President Dilma Rousseff, complaining that its sovereignty may have been violated and suggesting that it could call off Rousseff's planned state visit to the White House next month.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, angered by a recent report that the US government spied on her communications, said today that President Barack Obama had taken responsibility for what happened and that she may proceed with a planned visit to Washington next month.
Pope Francis encouraged Brazil's young people, who have protested against corruption in their country, to continue their efforts to change society by fighting apathy and offering "a Christian response."
Rio's famed Copacabana beach, usually the venue for scantily-clad sun-seekers and revelry, became a massive Catholic campground as Pope Francis concluded a youth festival by urging young people to go forth and build a new world.
Pope Francis today issued the first social manifesto of his young pontificate, telling slum dwellers that the world's rich must do much more to wipe out vast inequalities between the haves and the have-nots.
Pope Francis issued his first social manifesto, calling on the rich to wipe out vast inequalities, and later received an ecstatic welcome from up to a million people on Rio's famed Copacabana beach.
Pope Francis today briefly received young prisoners at the San Joaquin Episcopal palace and delivered the Angelus from the balcony.
Pope Francis held his first mass as a pontiff at the Basilica of Our Lady of Aparecida in Sao Paulo before thousands of faithfuls who gathered despite de cold and the rain.
Economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is seen at 3 percent in 2013, a slower pace than initially forecast, the United Nations economic body for Latin America said today.
The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro was the stage for violent protests, centred around Palacio Guanabara where earlier Pope Francis had been received by the nation's president Dilma Rousseff.
Pope Francis one more time used his Twitter account to speak to his followers and expressed “thank you to all of you and to all the authorities for a magnificent welcome in Rio.”
Rio de Janeiro transport secretary Carlos Osorio has announced that Pope Francis will use a closed vehicle for his next public appearance, due to the clamor that was caused by the pontiff on arriving in the Brazilian city.
Five months after becoming the first non-European pontiff in 13 centuries, Pope Francis makes his debut trip abroad next week by returning to Latin America for a gathering of young faithful in Brazil, the world's largest Roman Catholic country.
Sao Paulo military police have detonated a home-made bomb that was found in one of the bathrooms inside the National Sanctuary of Aparecida, which will be visited by Pope Francisco on Wednesday.
Economic activity in Brazil fell sharply in May versus the previous month, central bank data showed today, suggesting a an uneven pace of recovery in the second quarter.
President Dilma Rousseff's approval rating plummeted and her re-election chances have dimmed in the month since massive protests of poor public services, corruption and other complaints shook Brazil, a new poll published today showed.
Pope Francis will not use bullet-proof popemobiles on his visit to Brazil next week to allow him more direct contact with crowds despite the security risks, the Vatican said.
Brazil's telecommunications agency said it would investigate whether local operators had violated customer privacy rules in alleged surveillance of Brazilian telecommunications data by US spy agencies.
Brazilian Indigenous groups seeking better public services blocked a key railway carrying iron ore from global miner Vale's giant Carajas mine to port, the company said.
11 raods blocked and no public transport services in many cities are the first results of the so called "National Struggle Day" called by Brazilian unions for today echoing the wave of protest that hit the Dilma Rousseff administration back in June.
Dilma Rousseff, the President of Brazil, has expressed her "indignation" with the attitude of the European countries that refused to allow the airplane of Bolivian president Evo Morales to land on Tuesday, which, according to the head of state, put his life in danger.
Brazilian government figures released indicated further rise in deforestation in the Amazon, a trend that could soon amount to a full year's reversal from recent progress in the battle against destruction of the world's largest rainforest.
Brazil will demand an explanation from the United States over report its citizens' electronic communications have been under surveillance by US spy agencies for at least a decade, foreign minister Antonio Patriota has stated.
Pope Francis does not believe that there will be protests during his visit to Brazil to mark World Youth Day, scheduled to run from July 22-29 in Rio de Janeiro.
President Dilma Rousseff sent Congress reform proposals intended to make Brazilian politics more representative in a bid to recoup popularity she lost in a wave of angry protests against the country's political establishment.
João Campos, the Brazilian lawmaker who drafted legislation that would allow psychiatrists in Latin America's largest country to treat homosexuality as a disease, asked that the bill be withdrawn, according to a congressional website.
Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets in new demonstrations calling for a crackdown on corruption and better public services, just a day after Congress ceded to a handful of the key demands galvanizing protests across the country.
President Dilma Rousseff's approval rating sank by 27 percentage points in the last three weeks, a poll showed today in the strongest evidence yet that the recent wave of street protests sweeping Brazil poses a serious threat to her likely re-election bid next year.
In the first half of 2013 the Brazilian trade balance revealed a deficit of 3bn US dollars, the worst result since 1995, according to figures released by the Ministry of Development.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff pledged on Friday to maintain order on the streets, condemning the acts of violence and vandalism that have marred the country's largest protest in 20 years and promising security forces would defend public property.
A popular backlash against Brazil's nationwide protests took hold after widespread rioting overnight, as even the leftist group at the movement's core said it was done organizing marches for now because of growing discord and violence.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff proposed a popular referendum to embark on a sweeping political reform in response to the country's largest public protests in 20 years.
Protesters blocked roads in Sao Paulo and marched toward a stadium hosting a major international soccer game in Brazil's northeast in a growing wave of nationwide demonstrations against poor public services, inflation and other woes in Latin America's biggest country.
Brazil's two biggest cities agreed to revoke an increase in public transportation fares that set off demonstrations that have grown into nationwide protests against poor public services, inflation and corruption.
Brazil's biggest protests in two decades intensified despite government concessions meant to quell the demonstrations, as 300,000 people took to the streets of Rio de Janeiro and hundreds of thousands more flooded other cities.
US Vice President Joe Biden began a three-day visit to Brazil today to meet government and business leaders as Washington gears up for a planned state visit by President Dilma Rousseff later this year.
Lawmakers from the Brazilian farm state of Mato Grosso do Sul asked President Dilma Rousseff's government to send troops to end land invasions by Indigenous people claiming their ancestral territory.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said today the massive protests that have swept the country in recent weeks represent legitimate calls for better public services and more responsive governance at all levels.
Brazil plans to hire 6,000 Cuban doctors to serve in remote parts of the country where medical services are deficient or nonexistent, despite controversy over the quality of their training.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro got strong backing from regional heavyweight Brazil on a tour of South American allies to cement his legitimacy as political heir to the late Hugo Chavez.
Brazil's economy grew 0.6 percent in the first quarter from the fourth quarter of 2012, government statistics agency IBGE said today, below expectations.
President Dilma Rousseff will make the first formal state visit by a Brazilian leader to the United States in nearly two decades, a diplomatic breakthrough for an emerging power that has clashed with Washington but is hungry for closer ties and recognition of its growing prestige.
Brazilian Indians are trying to derail a congressional proposal to change the way indigenous lands are recognized, intensifying a standoff between the powerful farm sector and a carefully protected minority by literally storming the floor of Congress.
The Catholic Church has excommunicated a Brazilian priest after he defended homosexuality, open marriage and other practices counter to Church teaching in online videos.
Francis confirmed that he will go to Rio de Janeiro at the end of the July to take part in the Church's World Day of Youth, a gathering of Catholic young people that takes place in a different city every two years.
A Brazilian federal prosecutor has opened an investigation into allegations that ex President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was involved in a vote-buying scheme in Congress.
More than half a million tickets have been sold for the Confederations Cup in June, but host nation Brazil has yet to finish the main stadiums to be used in the dress rehearsal for the 2014 football World Cup.
Brazil's 2014 election season got off to an unusually early start this week with the unofficial launch of President Dilma Rousseff's re-election campaign by her mentor and predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
By Carolina Barros.- The first Jesuit, Latin American and Argentine pope ever. Sounds like another case of “God is also Argentine,” that popular saying which offers so much consolation and hope in bleak times — not to mention “the hand of God.”
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff appointed new ministers for agriculture, civil aviation and labor today, the presidential office said, in a Cabinet shuffle that left her economic team intact.
A 20-year-old man died today from injuries sustained during a Jan. 27 fire at a nightclub in southern Brazil, bringing the death toll from the disaster to 238 and adding to concerns it may rise further.
Four people died after a Carnival float in the Brazilian port city of Santos caught fire early today, striking a somber tone for the final day of exuberant Carnival celebrations throughout Brazil, police said.
Cuba's best-know dissident, blogger Yoani Sánchez, was greeted by a small group of protesters calling her a CIA agent upon arriving in Brazil, the first stop on a whirlwind tour that will take her to a dozen countries.
Prosecutors in southern Brazil, where 235 people died when a fire ravaged a nightclub in Santa Maria last weekend, are investigating whether city leaders and inspectors were negligent in allowing the club to operate.
A 20-year-old woman late Thursday succumbed to injuries from the nightclub fire in the southern Brazilian college town of Santa Maria, pushing the death toll from the disaster last weekend up to 236.
The lower chamber of Congress voted overwhelmingly today for Henrique Alves to become its speaker, even though he is under investigation for graft. The selection of Alves came after the Senate chose a new leader who is also accused of corruption.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced an all-nation three-day mourning following a night club tragedy in south Brazil’s Santa María that killed over 230 people.
Brazilian police investigating a nightclub fire that killed 231 people detained today the owners of the club and two band members whose pyrotechnics show authorities say triggered the blaze.
Cities across Brazil are beginning to crack down on nightclubs to ensure they comply with fire regulations following a weekend blaze that killed 234 people at a club in the southern university town of Santa Maria.
Without even setting foot in Brazil, Twitter attracted 40 million subscribers in this social network-obsessed nation.
A nightclub fire killed at least 233 people in southern Brazil early when a band's pyrotechnics show set the building ablaze and fleeing partygoers stampeded toward blocked and overcrowded exits in the ensuing panic, officials said.
Economists trimmed their forecasts for Brazil's economic expansion this year for the fourth straight week to 3.10 percent, a weekly central bank survey showed today.
Brazil posted its smallest annual trade surplus in a decade last year as a sluggish global economy curbed demand for its products despite government efforts to boost exports.
The north-eastern part of Brazil is suffering its worst drought in decades, threatening hydro-power supplies in an area prone to blackouts and potentially slowing economic growth in one of the country's emerging agricultural frontiers.
Brazil faces the possibility of widespread energy rationing for the first time since 2001, as a hot, dry summer has deprived hydroelectric dams of needed water while boosting power use to run air conditioners in sweltering cities.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner held a bilateral meeting with her Brazilian counterpart, Dilma Rousseff, after participating in the Mercosur Summit held this morning in Brasilia.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva knew about and used funds from a far-reaching vote-buying scheme to pay for personal expenses, according to testimony by a convicted former consultant to the ruling Workers' Party.
Brazil's government has proposed changes to a fiscal responsibility law that set the foundation for a decade of economic prosperity in Latin America's largest economy, two local newspapers said.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez will not attend a regional trade summit in Brazil, sources said.
Brazil's inflation accelerated more than expected in November after transportation and electricity prices spiked, suggesting the central bank ran out of leeway to further cut borrowing costs.
President Dilma Rousseff vetoed parts of a controversial oil royalties bill that pit Brazil's oil-producing states against the rest of the country in a battle over future oil wealth.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez will travel to Brazil for a regional summit at the end of this week despite cancer-related medical treatment in Cuba, Brazil's ambassador said on today.
Oscar Niemeyer, a towering patriarch of modern architecture who shaped the look of modern Brazil and whose inventive, curved designs left their mark on cities worldwide, died late today. He was 104.
A 41-year-old car washer from northeastern Brazil shocked his family by turning up at his own wake after his family mistakenly identified a murdered local man at the morgue as him, local media reported.
A massive blackout left as many as 53 million Brazilians in the dark late Thursday and early Friday, the latest in a string of energy shortages that have raised questions about whether Brazil's infrastructure is keeping pace with economic growth.
A chief of staff to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and fellow founder of Brazil's ruling Workers' Party, was sentenced today to over 10 years in prison for running a congressional vote buying scheme almost a decade ago.
Economic growth in Latin America will be lower than previously estimated due to the continuing worldwide slowdown, the World Bank said in a report.
Brazil's Supreme Court convicted three top aides of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on charges of diverting public funds to buy political support for his leftist government when it came to power a decade ago.
Police in Sao Paulo said they had arrested the former head of bankrupt Brazilian lender Banco Cruzeiro do Sul on charges of money laundering and crimes against the country's financial system and capital markets.
Brazil's government unveiled measures today to lure up to 133 billion reais (US$66 billion) in private investment for new roads and railways needed to unclog the country's transportation bottlenecks.
Brazil rolled out additional stimulus measures to bolster its sluggish economy on Thursday, extending tax breaks to more than two dozen industries and reducing the cost of acquiring capital goods in a bid to help struggling local businesses.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said that orthodox fiscal policy was making economic crises worse in rich nations.
Brazil's financial system is "strong" although rapid credit growth to households is a risk that needs to be carefully monitored, the International Monetary Fund said.
Seven years after a corruption scandal rattled the government of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's Supreme Court begins today a landmark trial that could mar the wildly popular leader's legacy.
President Dilma Rousseff continues to enjoy high popularity as Brazilian consumers remain largely unfazed by a recent economic slowdown and very optimistic about their country's future, according to a poll released.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said today her government will unveil more measures to stimulate the economy in August and September, including investments in ports, airports, railroads and highways.
Brazil and Ecuador have agreed to help Haiti set up a new army that will eventually replace the UN peacekeeping force that has protected the impoverished Caribbean nation on and off since 1994, officials say.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured today during a press conference held at the Mercosur summit in Brasilia, that Venezuela’s entry to the bloc “strengthens the entire region.”
Brazilian businessman Rubens Barbosa, head of the foreign trade council of the Sao Paolo Federation of businessmen said today that in the last six months, the Argentine presidency of the bloc implemented measures that practically killed the Mercosur.
A Brazilian union carried out a 24-hour strike at a General Motors Co factory to protest dwindling output on an assembly line where workers fear for the future of 1,500 jobs.
The President of Investe São Paulo -the gateway for companies that intend to settle their operations in the Brazilian state- referred to the ongoing foreign investment boom in the neighbouring country is due in part to the “lack of both legal and economic security that Argentina and its government have.”
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff vetoed divisive elements of a new law that relaxes the forest cover farmers must preserve on their land, taking a stand against the agricultural lobby that pushed a more lenient version through Congress.
Brazil's ex President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva admitted during a television interview that he will be presidential candidate in the 2014 elections if current Head of State Dilma Rousseff does not run for re-election.
Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman announced today Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay’s decision to make Venezuela an official member of the Mercosur trade bloc. In addition, Paraguay was officially suspended, until the country’s authorities are renewed.
The Brazilian government agreed to solve the trade barriers currently banning Argentine medication, shrimp, citrus and grape products from entering their country in less than a 120 days.
At least 30 people were injured today in Sao Paulo when two subway trains crashed, the Fire Department reported. Rescue efforts said in Brazil's industrial capital, said none of the injured were in serious condition.
An oil spill was discovered off Brazil's coast near the country's Espirito Santo state, Brazil's Navy said the latest in a series of spills that have raised questions about the safety of a massive expansion of the country's oil production capacity.
Around 400 inmates maintain over 120 hostages in a state prison at northeast Brazil for 20 hours now. Most of the hostages are relatives of the inmates and include many women and children as well as prison guards.
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff met with Planning Minister Julio De Vido to debate about the decision of the Argentine government to expropriate YPF and over the investment of Petrobras in the country.
Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota praised the “great political convergence” between Argentina and his country and assured that any existing problems related to the bilateral trade “do not tarnish their strong reality.”
Brazil has no plans to offer further incentives for automakers, but the government does not rule out taking steps to boost the competitiveness of other industries, Trade and Industry Minister Fernando Pimentel said in an interview published on Sunday.
Bolivian President Evo Morales said today he was rescinding the contract awarded to Brazil's OAS to build a road through the Amazon forest, casting further doubt on a project that unleashed fierce anti-government protests last year.
Brazil's Supreme Court voted to legalize abortions of severely brain-damaged fetuses, loosening the law in the world's biggest Catholic country and a region where the spread of evangelical denominations in recent decades has maintained fierce opposition to abortion rights.
Brazil's Finance Minister Guido Mantega unveiled today new measures to help ailing industries as Latin America's biggest economy struggles to regain momentum amid a global slowdown.
Uruguay joined the coveted club of Latin American investment-grade countries as Standard & Poor's upgraded its credit ratings, praising the government's "prudent" economic policies.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's popularity is at its highest level since taking office, buoyed by her handling of an economic slowdown and tough stance against corruption, a poll showed.
A Brazilian federal prosecutor filed criminal charges against US oil company Chevron and drill-rig operator Transocean for a November oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, the prosecutor's office said in a statement today.
The Brazilian government is willing to debate and solve the problems generated by the recent import controls settled by Argentina. “We’ll help in a mature way,” Brazil’s Development, Industry and Foreign Trade Minister Fernando Pimentel stated. Rousseff’s official will discuss with Argentina this issue “within the next weeks.”
Brazilian authorities identified a small oil leak off the shores of Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, the latest in a series of spills that has raised safety concerns over the development of some of the world's largest petroleum reserves.
Brazil's economy grew just 2.7 percent in 2011 as soaring business costs and uncompetitive industries took the shine off of what had been one of the world's most dynamic emerging markets, and data released on Tuesday pointed to only a modest recovery ahead this year.
A recently married couple from Córdoba province –missing since last weekend– turned up in Camboriú, Southern Brazil, a relative told the local press today. Adolfo Ezequiel Lorenzo (28) and María de los Angeles Zamo (27) disappeared last Sunday on their way to Rio de Janeiro.
A Brazilian judge dismissed the first charges ever brought against an army officer over crimes committed during the country's 1964-1985 military dictatorship, dealing a blow to rights groups and victims' families.
Brazil stood ready to deploy troops on the streets of Rio de Janeiro on Friday, as a strike by the state's police force threatened to disrupt upcoming carnival festivities and raised new questions about security before the 2014 World Cup.
Sao Paulo’s Industries Federation (Fiesp) assured that it would grant Argentina with a “confidence vote” and would wait until the end of February in order to evaluate the consequences of the new import barriers applied by the local Government.
A fire broke out at Brazil's research station in Antarctica on Saturday, killing two navy personnel and forcing the evacuation by helicopter of about 40 other people, the government said.
Brazil today awarded contracts for private companies to expand and operate terminals at three of the country's busiest airports, hoping concessions worth 24.5 billion reais ($14.21 billion) will improve the cramped and delay-plagued facilities amid soaring demand for air travel and preparations for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
A toll of 115 murders and widespread looting, assaults and vandalism in the past week are roiling Brazil's third-biggest city. More than 3,000 federal troops were dispatched to the northeastern state of Bahia in recent days to restore order after much of the state's military police force went on strike last Tuesday to demand higher wages.
Hundreds of striking police officers ended their 10-day occupation of a state assembly house in Brazil's third-biggest city, easing tensions in a walkout that unleashed a bloody crime wave and threatened upcoming carnival celebrations.
Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino met today with the head of the Sao Paulo Industrial Federation, Paulo Skaf, in order to discuss the government’s new import restrictions that went into effect since yesterday as concerns raise among businessmen in the neighboring country.
In yet another political blow to President Dilma Rousseff’s government, Cities Minister Mario Negromonte handed his resignation today.
A police strike in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia sparked a wave of murders and other violence in World Cup host-city Salvador, local media reported, just two weeks ahead of Carnaval celebrations that are expected to attract visitors from around the world.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff arrived to Havana for a two-day visit focused on trade, but nagged by Cuba's ever-present human rights issues.
Brazil is willing to keep its commitment to Cuba and maintain its economic cooperation with the island, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff said on Tuesday during a two-day visit to Cuba in which she will be focused on trade.
The Brazilian government expressed concerns over the new Argentine trade barriers going in effect on Wednesday and informed that it would “evaluate its impact and legality” before making any decisions, Foreign Trade secretary Tatiana Prazeres said.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff expressed her concern over the tragic collapse of three buildings in Río de Janeiro that left five dead and at least sixteen missing. She sent her condolences to the victims and hopes that those missing appear alive.
Emergency rescuers recovered from the rubble eleven bodies of victims of three buildings that collapsed in downtown Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. Local media reported 26 families are still looking for their loved ones.
Rescue teams recovered three more bodies between the rubble of the three buildings that collapsed in Rio de Janeiro en Wednesday and thus the total amount of victims reached 17, sources said.
Reactions from the Rousseff administration to the new blocks applied by the local Government on Brazilian imports have begun to surface, with their Industry Minister Fernando Pimentel calling them “a permanent problem.”
Two buildings partially collapsed after a violent explosion at downtown Río de Janeiro, next to the Teatro Municipal, one of the symbols of the City.
Rescuers recovered five bodies from the rubble of three buildings that collapsed in downtown Río de Janeiro, and at least sixteen people remain missing.
Brazil's government just met its inflation target for 2011, a surprise victory forPresident Dilma Rousseff and a central bank that struggled for most of the year with rising food and commodities prices.
Brazil’s Industry National Confederation (CNI) harshly criticized the new regime of imports approved by Argentina and warned that it could contribute to a plunge of sales to that country.
Brazil's education minister quit running for mayor of the country's largest city, a departure that was expected to usher in other cabinet changes by President Dilma Rousseff later this month.
Brazil's environment inspector fined Chevron Corp 10 million reais ($5.4 million) for breaching the terms of the US oil giant's environmental license when tackling an offshore spill at a well the firm drilled in November.
Brazil has overtaken Britain as the world's sixth largest economy, a London-based research group said today. In its latest World Economic League Table, the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said Asian countries were moving up while European countries were slipping down.
Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state placed emergency teams on maximum alert as heavy rains that have displaced 35,000 residents were forecast to continue, reviving fears of mudslides and flooding that killed about 900 people last year.
Brazil's trade and industry minister faced pressure today to explain his personal wealth, becoming the latest and one of the most high-profile members of President Dilma Rousseff's cabinet to be targeted by the media over alleged ethics breaches.
Doctors in charge of throat cancer treatment for former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called his response to chemotherapy "impressive" and said the tumor in his larynx had shrunk by 75 percent in size.
Federal police in Brazil today recommended the indictment of several Chevron and Transocean officials involved in an oil spill in early November for environmental crimes and withholding information in an investigation.
Brazil's government slapped Chevron with a US$28 million fine on Monday for causing an offshore oil spill, and the penalty could rise as the US company faces a political backlash over the accident.
Brazil's Finance Minister Guido Mantega announced today a series of measures aimed at stimulating the economy and domestic consumption, amid an international crisis mainly affecting developed nations.
Brazil's Labour Minister Carlos Lupi resigned in the face of mounting corruption allegations, the latest in a series of scandal-driven departures from President Dilma Rousseff's cabinet.
US oil giant Chevron halted drilling of a well off the coast of Brazil as it was looking into the possible causes of an oil spill in the region.
Drilling by Chevron off Brazil's coast led to an oil spill near the US company's Frade project, an official with Brazilian energy regulator ANP said.
Brazilian federal police have opened a probe into US oil giant Chevron over alleged pollution linked to an oil spill at its offshore Frade project, local media reported today.
Brazil will get US$8 billion in financing from the World Bank to push its campaign to uproot extreme hardship deeper into some of the country's poorest areas, the bank said today.
Brazil's labour minister came under pressure to quit after media allegations of corruption put him at risk of becoming the seventh member of President Dilma Rousseff's Cabinet to fall this year.
Brazilian Labor Minister Carlos Lupi had several trips paid for by a non-government organization that is under investigation for fraud, according to a magazine that has reported on an alleged bribery scam at the ministry.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff appointed a member of the Communist Party as the country's new sports minister today, a day after the previous minister quit in a corruption scandal.
Former Brazilian Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was hospitalised at the Syrian-Lebanese hospital in Sao Paolo, where he was diagnosed with a tumor in the larynx, a hospital spokesperson said. He will receive outpatient chemotherapy treatment, said the hospital in a statement.
By Gabriela AntunesAs Lula starts his chemotherapy today at the state of the art hospital Sirio Libanes in Sao Paulo controversy hit Brazilian media and social networks. While Brazilians digested the news of Lula’s larynx cancer on Saturday, a debate emerged as whether he should or not be treated in a public hospital run by the State’s health system, the infamous SUS.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will decide the fate of her embattled sports minister after meeting with him to discuss the corruption allegations against him, a government source said.
Brazilian media reported more corruption allegations against the country's embattled sports minister, raising the pressure on him to quit a day after he received the backing of President Dilma Rousseff.
Brazil's sports minister resigned over a corruption scandal, the country's GloboNews television station said, reviving concern over President Dilma Rousseff's unstable ruling coalition and the country's lagging preparations for the 2014 World Cup.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff faces another corruption scandal in her cabinet over accusations the sports minister took kickbacks, raising questions about the country's credentials to host the World Cup and Olympics.
Brazil’s Rousseff asked today for a “credible comprise” to overcome EU debt crisis. Leaders from India, Brazil and South Africa urged the world's rich countries today to contain their financial crises and prevent the global economy from slipping into a double dip recession.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said she would not prejudge her embattled sports minister and wanted a thorough investigation into corruption allegations against him.
An armed man tried to enter the Brazilian government House today and was detained by security as he threatened to kill himself at Planalto government house in Brasilia, the countries’ capital.
Brazil's government is racing to forge a deal in Congress this week that it hopes will prevent a lengthy legal and political battle over its huge offshore oil reserves.
Brazil and the European Union must take concerted action to calm markets fearful of global contagion spreading from Europe's debt crisis, leaders from both sides said today.
A Brazilian minister accused his own party of trying to destroy him and said he might not have enough support to continue in his job, raising the odds of yet another high-level departure from President Dilma Rousseff's beleaguered governmen
At least five people died and other 30 were injured when the traditional streetcar – a major tourist attraction at the Santa Teresa neighborhood – tipped over in Rio de Janeiro. Local authorities informed the vehicle was completed destroyed as it crashed as it descended in the steep streets of Santa Teresa.
Brazil's tourism minister resigned over allegations of ethics violations, the office of the vice-president said, becoming the fifth minister to leave President Dilma Rousseff's government this year.
Brazil's agriculture minister resigned in the wake of corruption allegations involving his top advisers, the fourth minister to quit in the seven-month-old administration of President Dilma Rousseff.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff reached out to political allies to stem a growing rebellion within her coalition after the resignation of a fourth minister pushed the government deeper into crisis.
Brazil has received information the contracts of Brazilian companies will be respected by a new government in Libya despite the South American country's failure to back the rebellion, the foreign minister told reporters today
Brazilian police have arrested 38 people in three states related to the nation's Tourism Ministry on allegations of corruption. Among the detainees is the ministry's second in command, Frederico Silva da Costa and former Embratur president, Mario Moises.
Gunmen ambushed and killed a Brazilian judge known for taking a hard line against criminals, including corrupt police officers.
Former Brazilian president Lula da Dilva blasted the developed countries lack of political initiative to face the economic crisis and suggested they adopt a strategy similar to Brazil’s.
Brazilian Defence Minister Nelson Jobim tendered his resignation only hours after he made disparaging comments about fellow officials during an interview.
A top official at Brazil's agriculture ministry tendered his resignation following corruption allegations, the latest blow to President Dilma Rousseff's seven-month old government.
Brazilian head of state Dilma Rouseff said today the country is ready to face the world’s economic crisis and reiterated Brazil’s prognosis as the world’s fifth economy.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has decided to reduce the amount of ethanol mixed into domestic gasoline as part of her efforts to combat inflation, a government source told Reuters on Monday.
Brazilian former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, criticized rich countries for their roll on the economic crisis that has been changing the world’s economic map. According to the former chief of state, the world’s biggest economic players are “unable to sort out Greece’s problems.”
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo traveled to Brazil today, bringing forward a routine check-up following his cancer treatment last year and cancelling a planned trip to Peru due to a severe cold.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez will travel to Brazil for cancer treatment, a Brazilian government source told reporters, following his return home after an operation in Cuba.
Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff announced last night the launching of a new plan aimed to boost and protect against international competition Brazilian pungent industry. The plan, according to Brazil’s mandate, is aimed towards the increase of local production and battles foreign protectionism.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said he plans to return to Cuba for more cancer treatment, in a move that will raise further concerns about his illness that has upended the OPEC nation's politics.
The Brazilian government will not review multibillion-dollar bids for a fighter jet deal until the start of 2012, Defense Minister Nelson Jobim told reporters today.
An airplane crashed shortly after take-off from Brazil's northeastern city of Recife early, killing all 16 people on board, rescue and air force officials said.
The trade relation Argentina has with Brazil does not have restrictions and “it’s common that some differences appear” when it counts with a bilateral trade that will reach the 40 billion dollars this year, sources from the Industry Minsitry affirmed.
Brazil's transport minister became the latest top official to quit because of corruption allegations, adding to the recent struggles of President Dilma Rousseff's six-month-old government.
Brazil’s government has announced it will place debt and return to the global market of bonds for the first time since Dilma Roussef was sworn in as president in January. The Treasury announced that the country will reopen its global 2021 bond, denominated in dollars, with an initial emission towards Europe and the US. A second emission could take place in Asian markets.
Brazilian President Dilma Roussef offered today Venezuela president Hugo Chávez her support over the mandate’s battle against cancer. According to the Presidential House press Secretary, Rousseff expressed her sentiments during a phone call conversation held this morning.
One of Brazil's last untouched Indian tribes has been spotted in a dense region of the Amazon jungle close to the Peruvian border, the National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) reported today. A couple of years ago another tribe was spotted in the same area in an Ethno-Environmental Protected Area along the Envira River.
"Trade flow problems between Argentina and Brazil continue to exist," Industry Ministry Executive Secretary Alessandro Teixera said, regarding the non automatic trade licenses conflict that flared between both countries a few months ago
A new corruption scandal and a top minister's remark that he is surrounded by "idiots" have further strained President Dilma Rousseff's ruling coalition and cast more doubts on her frozen legislative agenda.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s Worker’s Party has reiterated its opposition asking the secret files from Brazil’s bloody dictatorship to be opened.
UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon is in Brazil rallying for support for his candidacy for a second term as the head of the United Nations. The trip marks the conclusion of a South American tour that has taken him to Colombia, Argentina and Uruguay.
Ratings agency Moody's Investors Service upgraded Brazil's sovereign credit rating on Monday, giving a vote of confidence in the government's efforts to prevent Latin America's largest economy from overheating.
Upon commenting about the resignation of Brazilian chief of staff Antonio Palocci, in the midst of a political crisis that has shaken Brazil in the past few days, former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, said that Dilma “had the authority to fire the chief of staff and acted at the right time.”
The newly elected Peruvian president said, during an interview for Venezuelan channel Telesur that the Peru’s economy is to “stay rock solid.”
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made the second key change of the week in her cabinet, her office said, a move aimed at improving strained ties with allies in Congress.
Brazil's powerful chief of staff, Antonio Palocci, resigned following a scandal over his finances, a move that could roil markets and deprive the left-leaning government of its most influential pro-business voic
As the political scene and markets recover from the resignation of Dilma’s government top official Antonio Palocci yesterday, new chief of staff, Gleisi Hoffmann is appointed starting a fresh chapter in the Rouseff’s government, reacted by a slight depreciation of the Brazilian currency.
Italy condemned Brazil for refusing to extradite a former Italian left-wing guerrilla wanted for murder, saying the "shameful" decision violated international agreements and humiliated victims of terrorism.
Brazil's environment agency gave its definitive approval today for construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, a controversial $17 billion project in the Amazon that has drawn criticism from native Indians and conservationists.
President Dilma Rousseff launched an ambitious plan today to eliminate dire poverty in Brazil within four years by lifting more than 16 million people from conditions of "misery."
Brazil's federal prosecutor shelved an investigation into the finances of President Dilma Rousseff's chief of staff, saying there was no evidence of wrongdoing.
Former Brazilian Industry and Foreign Trade Minister Miguel Jorge decided to weight in on the bilateral trade conflict currently affecting Brazil and Argentina, and surprisingly came out in defence of the Fernández de Kirchner administration, comparing President Rousseff’s move to impose non-automatic licenses on import vehicles to “firing a cannon ball.”
French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde pledged to push reforms to give Brazil and other emerging economies more influence at the International Monetary Fund as she kicked off a worldwide tour to win support for her candidacy to lead the global lender.
Argentina and Brazil gave strong signals of a more relaxed dialogue in the serious bilateral trade conflict affecting both nations sparked by their respective import blockades, in a decision that seems to prioritize the Mercosur over their different realities.
Official Brazilian sources assured that “the road back to a normalization of bilateral trade will be slow and hinges on the future meetings between both countries, since they were not able to solve their differences this week.”
The Brazilian Government announced that it is considering additional import restrictions on top of the ones already applied to vehicles, as a measure to defend their national industry. Foreign Trade Minister Fernando Pimentel assured that Dilma Rousseff’s government had decided to implement “active measures” in order to protect their business.
Robert da Fonseca, director of the Sao Paolo Industry Federation, admitted this morning that Brazilian businessmen are “worried” about the commercial conflict that Argentina and Brazil face and fail to see a 'positive climate between the two countries.'
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff's international advisor Marco Aurélio García lowered the tone of the trade conflict that began in Argentina and said that the relationship between both countries "is fine" despite the trade barriers that Brazil imposed on the import of Argentine cars.
Industry Secretary Eduardo Bianchi and his Brazilian counterpart Alessandro Teixeira began a bilateral approach in order to solve the trade conflict that sparked between the two Mercosur countries. They are scheduled to meet this Tuesday at 9 am.
Brazil and Argentina agreed to monthly meetings on commerce, Argentina said, as the neighboring countries try to soothe tensions that flared earlier this month over car imports.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who has been suffering from pneumonia, has cancelled a trip to Paraguay this weekend on her doctor's recommendation, her spokesman said.
The Brazilian government tried to soften the trade conflict with Argentina and called for the initiation of a “constructive dialogue” to resume the bilateral trade negotiations. Development, Industry and Foreign Trade Minister Fernando Pimentel published a letter in which he calls for a “dialogue” over the latest trade disputes.
In what may be seen as a good will gesture from Brazil to Argentina during the current trade conflict, Rousseff’s government decided to authorize 1,000 Argentine-made cars into the country that had been held at the border.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said she is "immensely worried" about inflation near the top of the official target range and that the government will act to keep prices from rising further.
Dilma Rousseff said today that Brazil is the seventh economy in the World and announced that the government is to finance scholarships abroad. “We are the world’s seventh economy and this is due to the effort and sweat of those who made this country grows,” she claimed.
A Brazilian federal prosecutor asked for former Brazilian president Lula da Silva’s indictment on corruption charges.The prosecutor, Manoel Pastrana, presented his case to the country’s general attorney for Lula’s involvement on what became known as the "Mensalao" scandal.
A Brazilian gunman killed 12 children at a Río de Janeiro school and then himself, police said, shocking the South American nation that has never seen such an incident before.
Economists raised their forecast for Brazil's benchmark inflation index this year to 6.26 percent from 6.02 percent previously, according to a weekly central bank survey published today.
At least 10 people were killed in southern Brazil by landslides and other accidents caused by heavy rains, emergency workers said.
The main indicator of the Brazilian stock market's average performance dropped 0.4 percent to 67,532.97 points.
Islamic extremist groups such as Al Qaeda, Hezbollah and Hamas are illegally operating in the Triple Frontier area shared by Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, where they allegedly gather large amounts of money, recruit new militants and plan additional attacks, Brazilian magazine Veja denounced.
Fitch upgraded Brazil's credit ratings by one notch, saying the country's potential economic growth has increased while the new government of Dilma Rousseff has showed greater fiscal restraint.
Fitch upgraded Brazil's credit ratings by one notch, saying the country's potential economic growth has increased while the new government of Dilma Rousseff has showed greater fiscal restraint.
Brazil will continue to invest in nuclear energy despite the explosions at a central Japanese nuclear plant, caused by last week’s earthquake and tsunami.
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff said that Barak Obama's visit this weekend strongly consolidates the perception that Brazil “could be an important partner” for the United States, during a press interview.
US President Barack Obama heralded Brazil's "extraordinary" rise on the world stage but stopped short of backing its bid for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council. Obama said his visit was a historic opportunity to strengthen US ties with the region's largest economy.
A 59-year old Argentine woman was killed after being hit by a car in the Jureré Internacional Beach, in Florianópolis, Brazil.
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff declared last night that governments should “try to co-exist” with criticism given by the press in wanting to show a “strong commitment” to the democratic system.
Industrial output in Brazil rose in January from December despite forecasts for a drop, adding to potential pressure on the country's central bank for an aggressive interest rate hike later in the day.
At least 35 people, mostly Río de Janeiro police officers, were arrested on suspicion of colluding with drug gangs as the Brazilian city attempts to clean itself up before hosting the 2014 World Cup and the Olympic Games two years later.
The head of Río de Janeiro's state's civil police quit, becoming the latest victim of a drugs and corruption scandal that has convulsed the police in Brazil's second city.
A clown turned politician, who won a seat in Brazil's Congress by a landslide has stayed true to his former profession by accidentally messing up his first vote.
The United States and Brazil will work together to pressure China on its undervalued currency, US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner indicated after meeting with President Dilma Rousseff, in comments that reinforced an emerging alliance between the Western Hemisphere's two biggest economies.
Economy Minister Amado Boudou is scheduled to meet today with his Brazilian counterpart Guido Mantega in Brasilia “to deepen the bilateral trade and promote joint exports,” an official communiqué reported.
The panel of leading stocks index edged up 1.3 percent to 3,460.04 points. Argentina's country-risk meanwhile dropped 1.13 percent to 524 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has delegated Judge Luis Fux to join the Federal Supreme Tribune (STF), the Supreme Court of Brazil. The decision is yet to be finalised by Senate officials.
The panel of leading stocks index declined 0.2 percent to 3,631.22 points. It has increased 3.1 percent so far the current year. Meanwhile, the Brazilian Bovespa dropped 2.2 percent.
While on a one-day visit to Brazil, Geithner told an audience in Sao Paulo that emerging markets such as Brazil had been buffeted in recent years by other countries with large current account surpluses and inflexible currencies.
US President Barack Obama plans to visit Brazil in March in a sign that ties between the two countries are substantially improving after a year of tension over Iran, Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper reports.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff affirmed that Argentina is one of the “strategic actors” of her country’s foreign policy and anticipated that her visit to Buenos Aires will be focused in the commercial cooperation, the nuclear energy area and the coordination of multilateral organizations.
Two allies of President Dilma Rousseff won leadership posts in Brazil's Congress, but both are seen as defenders of the status quo and unlikely to support reforms to boost business competitiveness.
A 48-year old radiologist from Córdoba was murdered in the Brazilian island of Florianopolis after struggling with a man who was trying to steal his car, local authorities confirmed.
Rescue workers in Brazil braced for more rain as they struggled to reach areas cut off by massive floods and landslides that look certain to have killed more than 500 people.
Rains that devastated a mountainous region north of Rio de Janeiro have killed at least 611 people, Brazil's Civil Defense agency said, as forecasts of more storms and fears of disease outbreaks overshadowed rescue operations.
Argentina and Brazil agreed to put a new commercial scheme into practice in two years time for the motor industry. Investment is to be made, following the decision approved by chancellors who make up the Common Market Council of the Mercosur.
Brazil's outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said he might run for president again some day, Folha de S. Paulo newspaper reported.
Before meeting with union leaders in his home in Sao Bernardo do Campo, in the outskirts of Sao Paulo, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva assured that he is returning to his hometown “with his head held high.”
The panel of local leading stocks index fell 1.49 percent to 3,332.71 points. The peso-denominated Discount bond dropped 0.9 percent.
The Merval leading stocks index increased 1.4 percent to 3,336.72 points. The peso-denominated Discount bond dropped 1.7 percent; whereas the peso-denominated Par bond 1.4 percent; Boden 2015, 1.1 percent. The US dollar traded for $4/$3.965 pesos, while the euro dropped two cents ($5.30/$5.19). Brazil's Bovespa declined 0.8 percent to 67,306.38 points.
South American trade bloc Mercosur launched a plan to adopt common trade, investment and immigration policies to help underpin unprecedented economic growth in the region.
Lionel Messi had a penalty saved as Brazil continued their defensive rehabilitation under returning coach Dunga with a morale-boosting 2-0 win over old adversaries Argentina in a feisty friendly.
Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has suggested that his team could see several changes for tomorrow's friendly against Hong Kong, after tasting defeat to Brazil at the weekend in Chinese capital Beijing.
Lionel Messi scored twice after coming off the bench as an experimental Argentina side destroyed Hong Kong 7-0 in an international friendly mismatch.
Argentina will face Brazil in the Davis Cup 2015 first round, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has decided after the general annual meeting held today in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has welcomed Lionel Messi back into the international fold alongside a host of new faces, but despite high expectations Carlos Tévez was not among them as the Juventus forward missed out on the Albiceleste's Asian tour.
Argentina coach Gerardo Martino made two unexpected changes in the Albiceleste squad in today’s training session in Beijing, towards Saturday’s match against Brazil.
A century of samba football, which began when an English team turned up unexpectedly in Rio de Janeiro in 1914 and took on a cobbled-together 'Brazil' side, was remembered in a celebratory match at the same stadium today.
The Argentine basketball team lost today 68-59 to locals Brazil in the Three Nations Cup final match in Río de Janeiro, an exhibition tournament that serves as preparation before the 2014 Spain World Cup.
Brazil crushed the national team’s dreams for a place in the FIBA World Cup quarter-finals with a 85-65 victory.
Rivals Brazil and Argentina are set to meet in the World Cup final in July, with the host country winning the title for a record sixth time, US investment bank Goldman Sachs have predicted in a report.
Tickets are still available for all 64 matches in Brazil and they can be bought online as well as at the ticketing centres in the 12 World Cup venues across Brazil, FIFA said.
Brazil beat Panama 4-0 in their penultimate friendly before hosting the World Cup, with Neymar, Dani Alves, Hulk and Willian scoring the goals in a leisurely but convincing performance.
Protests in Brazil and delays in building stadiums are putting the World Cup next month at risk and prompting tourists to stay away, soccer great Pele said today.
The bus carrying Brazil's World Cup squad to training was kicked and punched by demonstrators angry at what they consider exorbitant spending on football and not enough on social programmes.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice president John Coates has called Brazil's preparations for the 2016 Rio Games "the worst" in his experience and critically behind schedule, but warned there was no "plan B" to find another host.
With less than 10 weeks until the start of the World Cup, work on crucial new airport terminals has fallen behind in most of the dozen Brazilian host cities, heightening the risk of overcrowding and confusion during the tournament.
The Brazilian government invited the participating countries to send their own police forces to protect their soccer fans during the World Cup.
Avid World Cup sticker collectors in Rio de Janeiro were given a shock this week when a van carrying hundreds of thousands of Panini stickers was stolen during a delivery.
Diego Armando Maradona has blasted AFA head of Julio Grondona, accusing him of making “a bad move” and cutting him out of the Argentine national squad, and saying that “a Pakistani knows more about football than the Argentine Football Association”.
The serial delays in building Brazil's 12 World Cup stadiums should serve as a lesson to Russia and Qatar, the countries hosting the 2018 and 2022 tournaments, FIFA's Jerome Valcke said.
Another man has died while helping to build the Sao Paulo stadium that will host the opening match at this year's World Cup in Brazil, a hospital spokesperson said.
Problems with Brazil's World Cup venues are under control with just 100 days to go before the first match kicks off, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said today.
Neymar's hat-trick lit up a powerful Brazil performance as the 32 nations taking part in this year's World Cup finals tested out their squads in friendlies.
Crime rather than terrorism posed a greater threat to soccer fans heading to Brazil for the June-July tournament, the minister asserted during a speech in London.
Names or the 31 countries that qualified for the 2014 World Cup and host nation Brazil were plucked today from bowls one by one in a globally televized extravaganza to determine where, when and, most importantly, who they will play in Brazil next June at football’s showcase tournament. Argentina will debut on June 15 against Bosnia in Rio de Janeiro.
Shocking violence at a Brazilian championship match is not an indication of what can be expected when the South American country hosts next year's World Cup, FIFA and Brazilian government officials have declared.
Coach Luis Filipe Scolari says he wants Brazil to banish the ghosts of 1950, when his country last hosted the World Cup and lost the final in a defeat that has haunted them ever since.
The Argentine national football team will make use of Atletico Mineiro's facilities during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, basing their 'bunker' in the Belo Horizonte city.
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the Brazilian Grand Prix today to chalk up a record ninth victory in a row, and 13th of the Formula One season.
Pele will not be taking part in Friday's World Cup draw although he will be in the audience, he said today, adding that he was worried about landing Brazil in a difficult group.
The Netherlands and Italy became the first European teams to qualify for next year's World Cup finals, while wins for Germany, Switzerland and Russia mean they will almost certainly be joining them next month.
More than six million requests for World Cup tickets were made during the first sales period. A total of 726,067 requests were made for the opening match in Sao Paulo owhile 751,165 sought tickets for the final in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.
Brazil's Sports Minister has reversed his decision to stand down six months before the World Cup following an appeal from the country's president.
Former Brazil forward Romario has described FIFA as "the real president of Brazil" and said the money spent on stadiums for the 2014 World Cup could have been used to build thousands of new schools.
Striker Ignacio Scocco, who helped Newell's Old Boys to win the local league title last month, will join former club world champions Internacional, the Brazilian club announced.
World football governing body Fifa has announced that they will begin to sell match tickets for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, making some changes from the system used for this year's Confederations Cup that was criticised in some circles.
Soccer fans attending next year's World Cup in Brazil will have no problem going online from stadiums, but they might want to use a local cellphone chip to keep their charges low, Brazilian Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo said.
Heavy rains in the northeastern city of Salvador tore through the roof of a newly constructed venue for Confederations Cup soccer games starting next month, a warmup before Brazil hosts the World Cup next year.
Almost 250,000 Confederations Cup tickets bought on the internet by Brazilian fans have not been collected with only two days until the tournament starts, FIFA's general secretary said on Thursday.
Arsenal managed to tie 1-1 against Brazil's San Pablo in the match of the Group 3 for the Libertadores Cup.
Former Brazil striker Romario has called on authorities to investigate a possible connection between the head of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and the mysterious death of a TV journalist 38 years ago.
Builders are threatening to halt construction on Sao Paulo's new World Cup stadium within weeks because of a dispute over financing, a move that could throw next year's global soccer tournament into disarray and embarrass the government.
Rafa Nadal's comeback from a seven-month injury layoff gathered pace as he brushed aside Argentine David Nalbandian 6-2 6-3 to win the Brazil Open, his first title since the 2012 French Open.
Brazil's former football star bashed his country-feloow Neymar accusing the santos' Striker of underperforming for his country and being too concerned with his own image.
Former World Cup winner Bebeto has resigned as head of Brazil's youth team set up less than two months after taking on the role, the Brazilian Football Confederation said today.
The company in charge of preparing the Mineirao stadium for the 2014 World Cup was fined one million Brazilian reals ($502,900) today for a series of serious shortcomings which became apparent when the stadium was reopened last weekend.
Luiz Felipe Scolari's second coming as Brazil manager ended in a defeat as goals from Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard earned a vibrant England side a 2-1 win at Wembley today, their first over the south Americans for 23 years.
With 11 lucrative sponsorship contracts to his name, a legion of adoring fans and the beach on his doorstep, it is not hard to blame Neymar for his decision to stay at home in Brazil.
Ronaldinho and goalkeeper Julio Cesar were recalled by Brazil as new coach Luiz Felipe Scolari named his first squad today.
With just 500 days to go until the 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil, soccer's world governing body FIFA warned that the hosts cannot afford any further delays in getting their venues ready.
Kaka's Real Madrid future looked bleak today after a possible move in the January transfer window failed to materialise and coach Jose Mourinho again omitted the Brazil playmaker from his squad.
Dunga took charge of Porto Alegre club Internacional today, his first coaching job since leading Brazil at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
As soon as the referee blows the final whistle he is surrounded by riot police on the pitch who stop players, coaches and even reporters from getting close enough to question or criticise his performance.
Brazil has problems like most countries but one that appears to be rapidly disappearing is the notion that it will not be ready to host the World Cup in just over 18 months' time.
Hosts Brazil will face Japan in the opening match of next year's Confederations Cup in Brasilia on June 15 although FIFA were left red-faced following a chaotic draw.
Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics organizers were told today they needed to push ahead with their preparations because time was an issue, the International Olympic Committee said.
Tigre drew without goals with Brazil's San Pablo during the first leg of the Sudamericana Cup, held in Boca Juniors' stadium.
Mano Menezes, the head coach of Brazil's national soccer team, has been sacked, Brazil's national football confederation said.
Lewis Hamilton grabbed pole position in his last race for McLaren in Brazil while Red Bull's championship leader Sebastian Vettel qualified well ahead of Ferrari title rival Fernando Alonso.
Brazil legend Edson Arantes Do Nascimento "Pele" has undergone hip replacement surgery in Sao Paulo after complaining of pain in the area for some time.
Neymar blamed an "unstable" pitch after the Brazil forward missed a penalty against Colombia with an effort which bore more resemblance to an American football field goal or rugby conversion.
Midfielders Oscar Ahumada (All Boys), Francisco Cerro and Iván Bella (Vélez Sársfield) and Pablo Pérez (Newell's) are some of the new players summoned by Argentina's national football team coach Alejandro Sabella to play on Wednesday against Brazil for the second leg of the Americas Superclassic Cup.
Brazil coach Mano Menezes is finally close to finding his ideal team, two years after disbanding predecessor Dunga's unpopular counter-attacking outfit and starting from scratch.
The second leg of the Américas' super-classic cup between Argentina and Brazil will be held at Boca's La Bombonera stadium on November 21, according to the South American Football Confederation (CSF).
Brazilian football's disciplinary tribunal is to investigate a complaint that match officials used information based on TV replays in their decision to disallow a goal of Palmeiras' Argentine striker Hernán Barcos in his team's lost against Internacional at the weekend.
Stopping Lionel Messi is the primary concern of South American teams facing Argentina in the World Cup qualifiers. This week it is Uruguay's turn.
Kaka scored on his Brazil comeback after a two-year absence and Oscar notched a brace as the 2014 World Cup hosts demolished Iraq 6-0 in a one-sided friendly in Sweden.
The organizing committee of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games fired 10 employees for downloading data without permission from computers at the London Games this year.
Former World Player of the Year Kaka is set to play his first match for Brazil for more than two years after being recalled for next month's friendlies.
The second leg of the Americas' Superclassic Cup between Argentina and Brazil had to be suspended after the Bicentenario Stadium in Chaco province suffered a power cut.
Striker Luis Fabiano has earned a Brazil recall for the first time since the 2010 World Cup after being named in the squad to play Argentina in a friendly later this month.
Striker Salomon Rondon scored twice to give Venezuela a 2-0 away win over Paraguay in the Defensores del Chaco cauldron in a World Cup qualifier.
Neymar converted a penalty with the final kick of the match to hand Brazil a 2-1 win over arch-rivals Argentina in a friendly international at the Serra Dourada in Goiania.
Brazil stayed outside the top ten of FIFA's highly questioned ranking system, with England, Denmark and Greece all ahead of the five-times world champions. Argentina remain seventh.
England set off on the long road to Brazil at sprinting pace with an emphatic 5-0 defeat of Moldova in their opening World Cup qualifier.
Hosting the Olympics two years after staging the World Cup was always going to be a big task but the success of London 2012 has raised the bar even further, according to Brazil's deputy sports minister Luis Fernandes.
Former Inter Milan and Brazil forward Adriano has been given another chance to revive his flagging career after re-signing for Brazilian club Flamengo.
Brazil's 1970 World Cup-winning goalkeeper Felix, nicknamed "Paper" for his slight frame and the way he flew through the air to make spectacular saves, died of complications from emphysema on Friday. He was 74.
Ronaldinho scored a breathtaking individual goal for Atletico Mineiro in a stormy derby against Cruzeiro that produced three red cards and was interrupted as fans hurled debris on to the pitch.
Brazil beat United States 3-1 to win the Olympic women's volleyball gold medal today.Japan beat South Korea 3-0 earlier in the day, to win bronze.
Russia beat Brazil to win the Olympic men's volleyball gold medal, fighting back from the brink of a straight-sets defeat to take the decider and seal a 3-2 victory.
The host nation of the next Olympics had a mixed outing in London and is hoping that a surge in spending on athletes and facilities will ensure it makes the top 10 medals table in 2016 on home soil in Rio de Janeiro.
Mexico won the Olympic men's soccer title for the first time when they stunned favourites Brazil 2-1 in front of 86,162 fans at Wembley Stadium.
In their heyday, Brazilians Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos were the most successful men's beach volleyball pair in the world, winning every available trophy including Olympic gold in Athens in 2004. At the London Games, they are rivals.
The US men's basketball team pulled away in the second half of a bad-tempered game against Argentina and claimed a 126-97 victory to claim a top seeding in the Olympic tournament's quarter-finals.
Brazil's dream of winning an elusive Olympic football gold came a step closer to reality when they beat South Korea 3-0 in a one-sided semi-final at Old Trafford.
Britain secured a remarkable 1-0 win over Olympic gold medal contenders Brazil at Wembley in front of the biggest crowd to watch a women's football match in the country.
Already-qualified title favourites Brazil and Japan were joined by hosts Britain, surprise qualifiers Egypt, Mexico, Senegal, South Korea and Honduras in the quarter-finals of the Olympic football tournament.
Brazil named 54 towns and cities as possible bases for the teams taking part in the 2014 World Cup on Wednesday, with the vast majority of the list located in the south of the country.
The US men's basketball team eased past Brazil 80-69 in an exhibition game, but their sluggish play and spotty shooting should banish any thoughts they will waltz to another Olympic gold medal in London.
Gold medal favourites Brazil became the first team to qualify for the quarter-finals when they came from behind to beat Belarus 3-1 at Old Trafford thanks to an inspired performance from Neymar, who scored and made the two other goals.
Argentina's national football team coach Alejandro Sabella presented the players' list that will face Brazil. Midfielder José Sosa will replace forward Sergio "Kun" Agüero.
Goal-line technology to confirm whether or not the ball has crossed the line was approved by world soccer's rule makers, ending a decade of debate and controversy.
Former Barcelona and AC Milan playmaker Ronaldinho signed a short-term contract with Brazilian top-flight club Atletico Mineiro, just four days after his acrimonious split with Flamengo.
Beer must be sold at all venues hosting matches in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, as the neighbouring country’s President Dilma Rousseff enshrined it in a law after the constant pressure coming from the football's world governing body FIFA.
Brazil’s centre-back Bruno Uvini has described Lionel Messi as "the best player in the world" but warned that the “Canarinha” will have to respect Alex Sabella’s team as a whole and not solely concentrate on stopping the Barcelona star in Sunday's friendly clash with Argentina in US soil.
Brazil's Santos ousted Argentina's Vélez Sársfield from the Libertadores de América Cup after a penalty definition. The second leg ended 1-0 after Kardec scored, as the aggregate score ended 1-1.
FIFA gave the Brazilian cities of Recife and Salvador a vote of confidence today, confirming them among the six chosen to host matches in next year's Confederations Cup.
Argentina's national football team coach Alejandro Sabella could not decide between "giving the chance to an offensive team or balance the midfield" when he was asked about the players' list that will face Ecuador for the South American Qualifiers for Brazil World Cup 2014.
Vélez Sársfield defeated holder Brazil's Santos 1-0 in the match for the quarter-finals of the Libertadores de América Cup.
Manchester United right back Rafael was called up by Brazil to take the place of injured Barcelona defender Daniel Alves.
Former president Joao Havelange was discharged from hospital after a two-month stay which at one point included a spell in intensive care.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has expressed concern about the slow pace of preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and said he wanted the delays to be made up as soon as possible.
Brazil's Vasco da Gama left Argentina's Lanús out of the Libertadores de América Cup after a penalty definitation that ended 5-4.
Boca Juniors, the only team that has chances to win 3 tournaments this semester, defeated Brazil's Fluminense 1-0 in the match a for the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Libertadores de América Cup.
Brazil's Flamengo defeated Lanús 3-0 in the last match for the Group 2 of the Libertadores de América Cup. Despite the score, the Argentine team has reached the last 16.
Argentina's national basketball team will face the US in the groups' round at the London 2012 Olympics, while Spain will play against Brazil, according to the draw held in Río de Janeiro.
Brazil's Vasco da Gama defeated Lanús 2-1 in the match for the first leg of the Libertadores de América Cup pre-quarter finals.
Brazil’s football icon Pelé has launched his official Twitter account on Monday and reached to the 38,149 followers in an hour.
A curious campaign of a mobile phones company in India showed Lionel Messi wearing Brazil’s national football team shirt number 10, while Cristiano Ronaldo wears Argentina’s 7.
Football icon Diego Armando Maradona blasted Brazil’s Pelé once more after assuring that his opinion over Lionel Messi, who he challenged to “beat Neymar,” is “stupid.”
Brazil's Congress postponed a key World Cup bill again, a move that is likely to frustrate officials of football's governing body who say its passage is crucial to preparations for the 2014 World Cup.
FIFA is putting its entire executive committee on the organising body of the World Cup after fears about the progress of preparations for Brazil in 2014.
Argentina’s national football team will face Brazil in October 3 in a friendly match denominated the ‘Superclassic of the Americas’ to be held at Resistencia City, according to authorities of both countries.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter will meet Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday to clear the air following the recent spat over preparations for the 2014 World Cup, soccer's governing body said.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff assured FIFA chief Sepp Blatter the country would be ready to host the 2014 World Cup, easing tensions over the slow pace of preparations for the finals.
Ricardo Teixeira severed his ties with soccer's international governing body, a week after he resigned as head of the Brazilian Football Confederation and organiser of the 2014 World Cup.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter will meet Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff to clear the air after a top official's remarks about the country's slow progress in preparing for the 2014 World Cup caused an uproar.
Adriano will leave Corinthians by mutual consent, the Brazilian championship club said, a move that could signal the end of the troubled striker's career.
Brazilian World Cup winner Romario has expressed his delight at the resignation of Ricardo Teixeira from the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), and compared the ex ruler to a malignant tumour.
Brazil's experimental team came through a torrid friendly against Bosnia, winning 2-1 thanks to a stoppage-time own goal by Sasa Papac after several near misses from the East Europeans.
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke made a scathing attack on Brazil's preparations for the 2014 World Cup on Friday, saying "not a lot is moving" and organisers needed "a kick up the backside".
Sepp Blatter and Brazil 's sports m inister pledged to mend relations after the FIFA president personally apologised for disparaging remarks made by a top official about the country's slow progress in preparing for the 2014 World Cup.
Brazil's Fluminense defeated Arsenal de Sarandí 1-0 in the match for the Group 4 of the Libertadores de América Cup 2012, also formed by Boca and Venezuela's Zamora.
Argentina's Lanús drew 1-1 with Brazil's Flamingo in the match of the Group 2 of the Libertadores Cup. Moura scored Flamingo's goal, while Carranza netted Lanús'.
Bebeto, the fleet-footed former striker who helped Brazil win the 1994 World Cup, was appointed to the local committee in charge of organising the 2014 tournament in the South American country.
Retired Brazilian football legend Ronaldo tweeted today he was diagnosed with dengue fever. "Good morning to you. I have started the year with dengue," wrote the 34-year-old star soccer icon, international news agencies reported.
Brazil had been demanding too much in negotiating the conditions for hosting the 2014 World Cup but a legal dispute should be settled within days, FIFA said.
Construction workers' strikes at Brazil's World Cup venues continue to plague preparations for the 2014 showpiece with the northeastern city of Salvador hit by a stoppage in demand of improved wages.
Brazil, plagued by delays and in-fighting in its preparations for the 2014 World Cup, could stage the event in two months' time if necessary, the country's sports minister said on Friday.
Santos forward Neymar has publicly stated that he wants Barcelona FC to beat Real Madrid in next Saturday's Spanish derby due to the Brazilian players within tha Catalonian side.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has revealed that goal-line technology will be introduced for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil to avoid "phantom goals."
Argentina’s national football team remains in the tenth place in FIFA’s world ranking, which is now headed by Spain, followed by Netherlands, world champion and runner-up.
Red Bull's double world champion Sebastian Vettel chalked up a record 15th pole position of the season at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Former Brazil striker Ronaldo has been invited to take a leading 2014 World Cup role and a formal announcement is expected in the coming days, a local organising committee (LOC) source told the press.
Brazil rose two places to fifth in this month's FIFA rankings, ending a downward trend after hitting an 18-year low in September.
Bolivia frustrated Argentina for the second time in four months when they held them 1-1 in their World Cup qualifier.
Picket leader Luis D’Elía was senteced to four days in prison for assaulting a rural worker near the Obelisk on March 26th, 2008.
Judge Susana Patricia Guichandut accepted prosecutor Edgardo Orfila’s request of a four day sentence for the assault on Alejandro Gahan, amid the Government’s conflict with the rural sector over a hike on grain export taxes.
Gahan’s lawyer, Francisco García Santillán, had requested that D’Elía received a month suspense prison sentence for the charges of assault.”
The prosecutor and Gahan’s lawyer both requested suspense prison sentence and the minimum possible sentences on the charges imputed to D’Elía-
The trial began on Wednesday morning, with D’Elía’s hearing and said that right before he hit Gahan, the rural businessman had called him “fucking nigger.”
We led a demonstration in defense of our Government and of the democratic order,” he assured and opened page 293 of book “La Presidenta” (The President) by journalist Sandra Russo, in which Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said: “In 2008 people wanted to take me administration down, particularly the Grupo Clarín.”
Uruguay striker Luis Suárez scored all four goals as the Copa America holders crushed Chile 4-0 to stay top of the South American 2014 World Cup qualifying group.
Argentine coach for the national team Alejandro Sabella admitted today – upon returning to Buenos Aires after yesterday’s match in Belem – Brazil “played better.” Brazil defeated Argentina 2-0 in the second leg of the South American derby and won the Americas Super Classic Cup.
Gonzalo Higuaín scored a hat-trick, while Lionel Messi scored his first goal in a competitive match for Argentina in two and a half years as the hosts crushed Chile 4-1 in their opening 2014 World Cup qualifier on Friday.
Argentina’s national basketball team defeated Dominican Republic by 84-58 and achieved the pre-Olympics’ semi-final in which it will face Puerto Rico.
Brazilian construction workers ended a week-long strike at the Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, one of the 2014 World Cup stadiums.
Argentina’s national football team dropped from the ninth to the tenth place in FIFA’s world ranking, which is now headed by Spain, who removed Netherlands from the top.
Independiente failed on their attempt to clinch the club's 17th international trophy as they lost 1-3 to Internacional de Porto Alegre in the second leg of the South American Supercup's final.
World Cup construction workers at the Maracaná went on strike for the second time in two weeks after elements of a pay accord reached to end the first stoppage were not met, they said.
Argentina’s national basketball team was defeated by Brazil by 73-71 in a new South American derby during the match for the Groups round of the Pre-Olympic tournament held in Mar del Plata city.
World champions Spain will face former world champions France in their campaign to qualify for the World Cup finals in Brazil in 2014 following the gala preliminary round draw.
Argentina will play Brazil in two friendlies next month, one in each country, with teams picked from the domestic leagues, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said.
Juan Román Riquelme and Juan Sebastián Verón were included in the list of 24 players presented by Argentina’s national football team coach Alejandro Sabella that will be training for the Superclásico de las Américas Cup that will be played against Brazil in September.
Brazil’s Fluminense defeated Argentinos Juniors' 4-2 leaving the Argentine team out of the pre-quarter finals of the Libertadores de América Cup. The Brazilian team and Mexico's América advance to the next round.
FIFA has suspended Belize from international football with immediate effect because of "severe government interference."
Diego Maradona blasted Neymar, the football star who plays at the Brazilian team Santos, by saying that he is “as bad-mannered person as Pelé,” after the Brazilian assured that he does not need to leave Brazil to demonstrate that he is better than Lionel Messi.
Pelé says Brazil risks embarrassment if preparations to host the 2014 World Cup do not get up to speed soon.
Río's famous Maracana stadium was given the go-ahead for a new US$629.3 million improvement as FIFA president Sepp Blatter praised Brazil's 2014 World Cup preparations a week after slamming them.
Brazil's Cruzeiro crushed Estudiantes de La Plata 3-0 during the sixth and last match of the group’s round of the Libertadores de América Cup. Both teams have achieved the pre-quarter finals.
Former FIFA world player of the year Ronaldinho has been granted permission to talk to Brazilian teams about a return home, his club AC Milan said.
Argentina beat a previously undefeated Brazil 2-1 in a do-or-die duel that leaves Walter Perazzo's team one step closer to the U-20 World Cup qualification.
Brazil's Fluminense and Argentinos Juniors tied 2-2 in Río de Janeiro on the opening game of the Copa Libertadores' Group 3, and what also was Argentinos' comeback to the 'Copa' after a 25 years absence.
By Gabriela G. Antunes"Patti Smith with eyeliner," is how American MTV defines the Brazil rock 'n' roll scene's new phenomenon Karina Buhr. Seen as the heiress of legendary Brazilian rocker Rita Lee, Buhr is the newest sensation on the country’s alternative scene.
A judge in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state has confiscated copies of wildly-popular trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey" and other erotic books from two stores, saying proprietors must seal the novels to prevent children leafing through them.
“Rock in Río,” one of the main international rock festivals, will take place in Buenos Aires City in 2013 and it will probably be held at the Parque de la Ciudad headquarters, according to an official statement.
The tickets for the show that the ex Beatle Paul McCartney will give at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo will be on sale starting from tomorrow, organizers reported.
By Gabriela G. Antunes
It’s a long way to the top if you want to make yourself known in the world of music. It is an even longer way if you are a Latin American artist from a shantytown and your thing is rapping. But Criolo, Brazil’s newest phenomenal musical export, managed to get there.
A video showing a young Brazilian explaining why she is against the organization of the World Cup in the South American giant is sweeping through Internet already causing furor and controversy.
A group of local fans, some of them using the Albiceleste kit, passed over security forces at Argentina’s bunker in Belo Horizonte to greet the players, after today’s open training session.
Stiff competition from drought hit Brazil and energy hungry Asia is posing difficulties for Argentina in its hunt for vital supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for 2013, trade sources said.
Brazil’s monthly inflation rate pr-obably slowed in February due to lower food costs and a government-sponsored cut in electricity rates, giving policymakers some breathing room as they try to boost economic growth and keep prices under control.
Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli will travel to Brazil today to meet with his counterpart Celso Amorim, with whom he will analyze different issues on the bilateral agenda.
As millions watched the sequin-clad samba dancers at Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Carnival parade yesterday, at least a few eyes turned toward the stars, or at least toward the VIP boxes hosting celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Fergie.
By Guillermo HáskelAt least one soybean exporter in Brazil has agreed with Monsanto to collect royalties, in exchange for a fee, from farmers who planted genetically engineered seeds marketed by the company, according to industry sources.
Paraguay, who did not have a single shot on target in 120 minutes of a goalless Copa America quarter-final, sent holders Brazil crashing out 2-0 on penalties
Substitute Fred struck in a last-minute equaliser to give holders Brazil a 2-2 draw with Paraguay before unfancied Venezuela upset Ecuador 1-0 to go top of Group B at the Copa América.
Midfielder Sandro has been withdrawn from Brazil's Copa América squad in Argentina because of two injuries, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said.
Venezuela have played better than Brazil at the Copa América and will present Chile with a tough test in their quarter-final this weekend, Chilean striker Esteban Paredes said.
Holders Brazil were held 0-0 by Venezuela in their opening Copa America Group B match on Sunday after being denied a possible penalty and seeing Alexandre Pato hit the bar.
Ecuador's Antonio Valencia has injured the ankle which he had surgery on last year and will miss their second Copa América Group B match against Venezuela on Saturday, a team doctor said.
Paraguay captain Paulo da Silva believes they must play a "perfect match" to beat Brazil when the teams try to score the first goals in Copa América Group B at the Mario Alberto Kempes stadium on Saturday.
The three groups of the Copa América 2011 are formed by: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Ecuador, Uruguay, Peru, Chile and Mexico. Watch the complete fixture here.
Each team competing for the Copa América counts with its own star players. Watch here the list and their photos.
The national team landed in Buenos Aires minutes before 11 a.m. at Ezeiza airport and were welcomed by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner at the AFA facility in Ezeiza. They were expected in Buenos Aires to meet the fans at the Obelisc but they finally stayed in Ezeiza, following the authorities' advice.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter gave the World Cup in Brazil 9.25 marks out of 10 today, the day after the tournament ended with Germany beating Argentina 1-0 after extra time in the final.
Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned as Brazil manager after the hosts suffered two of their worst defeats in World Cup history, the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation said today.
The last day of the World Cup broke with military police deployed all over Río de Janeiro to protect its streets, its beaches and the Maracaná stadium sorroundings ahead of the World Cup final this afternoon, when Argentina will seek its third title against Germany.
Over 100,000 Argentine fans arrived in Río de Janeiro to cheer for the national team in the eve of today’s final against Germany at the Maracaná.
After Brazil’s humiliating 7 to 1 defeat against Germany and a day after a new heavy loss in third-place match against the Netherlands, President Rousseff thanked the national team for bringing joy to the people. “You are bigger than any result,” she said.
American legendary rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival said they were “honored” that their song “Bad Moon Rising” was adapted by Argentine fans to mock host Brazil in the 2014 World Cup.
The Brazil players could not be more motivated ahead of Saturday's World Cup third-place match against the Netherlands and will be fighting to restore their "honour and dignity", captain Thiago Silva said.
Hosts Brazil lost 3-0 to the Netherlands in their final World Cup match today and their players apologised to fans after another hugely disappointing performance in the third-place match.
Over 6 thousand Argentines arrived in Sao Paulo to cheer the Albiceleste against the Netherlands in the World Cup semi-finals, according to Ezeiza airport and Aeroparque airport sources.
After Brazil’s humiliating 7 to 1 defeat before Germany, President Dilma Rousseff was hoping to relieve some of the pain by crushing Argentina in a third-place match, the founder of the International Medical Assistance company, Edson Bueno, revealed after a meeting with the head of State.
Brazil forward Neymar has done the unpredictable once again by revealing he will support Brazil's biggest rivals Argentina in Sunday's World Cup final against Germany at Maracaná stadium in Río.
Germany coach Joachim Loew said their World Cup semi-final game against Brazil ended up being an “easy match” as the hosts suffered “a lot of pressure to win” and that caused players to “tighten up.”
Argentina interrupted preparations for their World Cup semi-final to watch Germany's 7-1 win over Brazil, a result coach Alejandro Sabella said illustrated the unpredictability and beauty of football.
Divided by a scoreline as wide as the Atlantic, Germans and Brazilians united after the WC hosts' 7-1 humiliation in writing the game into the history of both nations, well beyond the realm of soccer.
Colombia defender Juan Camilo Zuñiga will not be punished for the tackle on Neymar that left the Brazil striker with a broken bone in his back and forced him out of the rest of the World Cup.
Brazil's hopes of lifting the World Cup on home soil evaporated in the opening 30 minutes in Belo Horizonte, as a rampant Germany side smashed home five goals and added two after half time to destroy the abject hosts 7-1 in today's semi-final.
Brazilian coach Felipe Scolari said the Verdeamarelha was not inferior compared to the German side up to the first goal, after which the home team “panicked” and broke its defensive order.
Brazil forward Neymar da Silva will miss the rest of the tournament due to a lower back injury suffered during today’s game against Colombia at the Castelao arena, the national team’s doctor, Ricardo Lasmar, said.
Neymar's exit from the World Cup due to a back injury left Brazilians shocked and angered, darkening the mood after the hosts' 2-1 win over Colombia in the quarter-finals had sparked nationwide celebrations.
Ray Whelan of Switzerland-based Match Services, was arrested at the city's beachfront Copacabana Palace hotel as a result of a probe into the illegal resale of tickets for the tournament, police said.
The coach of the Argentine football team Alejandro Sabella told reporters today he has not yet confirmed the team that will face Belgium tomorrow for the World Cup quarter finals.
Germany reached their fourth consecutive World Cup semi-final after defender Mats Hummels' first-half header gave the three-time winners a 1-0 victory over France at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana today.
A second-half free kick from David Luiz sealed a 2-1 win over Colombia in a frantic World Cup quarter-final, keeping the hosts on track for a sixth world title.
A fearless La Roja was in the verge of making World Cup history, but Brazil ended up going through the last-16 stage against Chile 3-2 by penalty shootouts at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte.
The Argentine ambassador in Brazil Luis Maria Kreckler has revealed that just under 170,000 citizens have so far travelled to the country since June 12, the beginning of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in the neighbouring country.
US President Barak Obama today called US Soccer team captain Clint Dempsey and goalkeeper Tim Howard to congratulate them on their Brazil World Cup performance.
A 55th minute Thomas Mueller goal gave Germany a 1-0 win over the United States today but the result allowed both teams to progress to the second round of the World Cup.
Brazil's biggest city is throwing open the doors of its main Carnival arena to hordes of rival fans this weekend, as more than 70,000 Argentines arrive for a World Cup match on Tuesday.
Hosts Brazil will look to secure top spot in World Cup Group A and banish doubts about their title credentials when they take on eliminated Cameroon today, while deposed champions Spain bow out against Australia.
Goals by substitutes Leroy Fer and Memphis Depay gave the Netherlands a 2-0 victory over Chile today that put them top of World Cup Group B and avoid a second-round meeting with Brazil.
Authorities showed off the new welcome wagon they plan to roll out if necessary as Porto Alegre braced for an Argentinean invasion for their final World Cup Group F match against Nigeria.
Brazil tied with Mexico in Fortaleza, ending the hosts' 10-game winning streak in the process. Brazil were frustrated by a hard-working Mexico defense and goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who made two outstanding saves to deny Neymar.
At least 10 people were arrested in the demonstration after the group tried to block the main street to the Castelão stadium in the northeastern city of Fortaleza, local police spokesman Fernando Albano confirmed.
Mexico's inspired keeper Guillermo Ochoa ended Brazil's 10-game winning streak but while home fans were frustrated at the lack of goals manager Luiz Felipe Scolari says his side are improving with each match.
Mario Balotelli headed the decisive goal as Italy emerged 2-1 winners over England in another high quality World Cup match in the Amazon jungle, to gain a key early advantage in a Group D containing three former cup winners.
Two sharply-headed goals within three second-half minutes gave Ivory Coast a 2-1 Group C victory over Japan as the World Cup's four-game "Super Saturday" concluded with yet another hugely entertaining match.
Two Argentine fans were arrested for chanting racist insults at Brazilians inside the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro yesterday, local police said.
Brazilian health officials handed out condoms to World Cup fans in Sao Paulo and took advantage of festivities in the city to test people for HIV.
Franz Beckenbauer will skip the World Cup in Brazil after the ex West Germany captain and coach was banned by FIFA for 90 days for allegedly refusing to co-operate with an investigation into bidding.
Police in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso are investigating the alleged rape of an American woman yesterday night after the World Cup soccer match between Australia and Chile.
Brazil's golden boy Neymar hit twice and Oscar sealed the match with a late strike to give the Selecao a 3-1 victory in their World Cup Group A opener against Croatia, who had led the game early on thanks to Marcelo's own goal.
An Argentine soccer fan suffered a broken finger after three Brazilians tried to rip an Argentina flag from his hands in World Cup host city Belo Horizonte, media reported. The victim is 32-year-old Rubén Lucero.
Brazil's exciting young forward Neymar believes the home fans may be their most important "player" if they get fully behind the team at the World Cup.
The World Cup was officially opened today with a lavish dance display, before the tournament's official song was performed by Jennifer López, Pitbull and Claudia Leitte in the middle of the Arena de Sao Paulo which will later play host to Brazil's first clash.
A nephew of Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was killed in a car accident today, police said, two days before he is set to lead the national team in the World Cup opening match.
World soccer's governing body FIFA defended itself today from criticism that it is making big bucks from the most costly World Cup in history at the expense of the Brazilian people.
Uruguay coach Óscar Tabárez does not know when forward Luis Suárez, working hard on his fitness after knee cartilage surgery, will be ready to play again.
Brazil survived a poor first half to beat Serbia 1-0 in a warm-up friendly today, but their lacklustre display was not what the home fans expected just six days before the World Cup.
Cameroon's World Cup squad have refused to board their scheduled plane to Brazil in a strike action over money for the tournament, officials said.
Croatia coach Niko Kovac and Brazilian-born midfielder Sammir believe the 1998 World Cup semi-finalists can rekindle past glory and upset hosts Brazil in Thursday's tournament opener in Sao Paulo.