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Brazil's Rousseff says ride-sharing apps like Uber need regulation

Sep 03, 2015

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff criticized ride-sharing software Uber on Wednesday for increasing unemployment, adding to a chorus of labor concerns about the world's most valuable venture-backed start-up. 

Former Lulu chief of staff charged in Petrobras corruption scandal

Sep 02, 2015

Brazil's Federal Police on Tuesday charged Jose Dirceu, former chief of staff to former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, with four crimes related to his alleged involvement in bribery and bid-rigging at Petrobras and other state-run companies. 

Petrobras scandal: Odebrecht CEO has no intentions of plea deal

Sep 02, 2015

The jailed chief executive of Brazil's largest engineering group said on Tuesday he had no intention of signing a plea deal and criticized suspects who are collaborating with a massive corruption investigation. 

Brazil cuts budget forecast as recession deepens, congress balks

Sep 01, 2015

Brazil’s government forecasts a further deterioration of its fiscal accounts as the combined effects of a deepening recession and political crisis have fueled opposition to austerity measures. 

Brazil's Petrobras raises LPG price 15pct, first increase in 13 years

Sep 01, 2015

Brazil's state-led oil company Petrobras said late Monday that it would raise the wholesale price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) by 15 percent effective Tuesday, the first price adjustment for the essential cooking gas in 13 years. 

Brazilian news weekly claims Lula lobbied for Odebrecht in Cuba

Aug 30, 2015

A Brazilian news magazine has accused former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of acting as lobbyist in Cuba for Brazil's largest engineering firm Odebrecht, which built the container terminal at the Cuban port of Mariel. 

Brazil enters recession after worse than expected economic contraction

Aug 28, 2015

Brazil has entered recession after official figures showed the country's economy contracted by 1.9% between April and June compared with the previous three months. 

Brazil judge implicates Rousseff ex-chief of staff in bribery probe

Aug 27, 2015

A federal judge in Brazil overseeing a sweeping corruption investigation said on Tuesday there were signs that President Dilma Rousseff's former chief of staff had received bribes. 

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