Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff: admitted in a televised debate that while “it might seem I am satisfied with things, I am not
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In 1980, Ronald Reagan famously asked Americans if they were better off after four years of Jimmy Carter in the White House. Most decided they were no(...)

A general view of Jardim Sao Luis near the edge of Sao Paulo,

Moody’s Investors Service on Tuesday said it may cut Brazil’s credit rating in the next couple of years as the economy slows down, putting added press(...)

Marina Silva, Brazilian presidential candidate and former senator, been able to articulate a vision of a more just society, one that has resonated widely. Photograph: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

Though young, energetic and telegenic Eduardo Campos had posed little threat to the re-election bid of Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff. Once (...)

Marina Silva, a conservationist and former environment minister, has been named the socialist candidate for the upcoming Brazilian presidential elections. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

The mixed-race daughter of a poor, illiterate family of Amazonian rubber tappers has been chosen as a Brazilian presidential candidate.Marina Silva, a(...)

Former governor of Pernambuco state and Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) presidential candidate Eduardo Campos pictured in this April 2014 file photograph: Photograph: Reuters

Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed in a plane crash today, throwing the October election into disarray and causing big swings(...)

The Portal del Morumbi camp, in one of the richest areas in Sao Paulo, which is occupied by 4,000 homeless families, supported by the Homeless Workers Movement. The MTST has intensified its protests in Sao Paulo in the last week, having compromised with the Brazilian government for a truce during the World Cup. Photograph: EPA/Sebastião Moreira

For several years during the build-up to the World Cup, Brazilians exasperated at the regular inconveniences suffered in the course of daily life here(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff hosts leaders from the BRICS countries and the Union of South American Nations. photograph: ueslei marcelino/reuters

It wasn’t just the World Cup taking place in Brazil this month. Also gathered in Brazil were senior representative of the BRICS countries, Brazil, Rus(...)

A ‘Scotsie 100’ index would have underperformed the FTSE 100 over the last 59 years, a new London Business School report shows, with investors making (...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff  with China’s president Xi Jinping at the sixth Brics summit in Fortaleza. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff had some reason to be pleased with herself this week.Not only did she host on Monday a successful meeting of the lea(...)

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Sepp Blatter take part in the official hand over ceremony for the 2018 World Cup scheduled to take place in Russia. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/Reuters

Brazil got 9.25 out of 10 from Fifa president Sepp Blatter for organising a World Cup that was “very special” because of high quality football.Giving (...)