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Brazil presidential rivals face off in debate

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's presidential candidates faced off in a heated debate Friday night just two days before their runoff election, with the focus on allegations of corruption and arguments over who could best spark a stalled economy.
As Brazil poll looms, Moody's downgrades Petrobras

- 3 days earlier @ yahoo.com: New York (AFP) - Ratings agency Moody's downgraded Brazil's state oil giant Petrobras' debt rating Tuesday, in a new blow for the government's economic reputation five days before presidential election.

Brazil Presidential Election Heats Up: 2 Funds in Focus

- 2 days earlier @ finance.yahoo.com: Analysts have taken the view that a victory for Aécio Neves, the candidate of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party, could usher in a period of prosperity for a country plagued by several economic problems....

Brazil candidates battle for key prize: Their hometown

- 2 days earlier @ reuters.com: BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) - The two candidates in Brazil's presidential election runoff on Sunday grew up just seven blocks apart, attending the same elite tennis club, watching movies at the same theater and strolling through the same leafy ...

Neves Win in Brazil Would End Alliances Built by Lula

- 2 days earlier @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Aecio Neves, presidential candidate for the Brazilian Social Democracy Party, known as PSDB, right, waves to supporters during a campaign rally in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 19, 2014.

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In Brazil's Election, a Stark Vote on the Nation's Economy

New York Times: Sunday's presidential election in Brazil may be too close to call, but investors have already voted with their reais and dollars — and it's Aécio Neves in a landslide. Rarely, if ever, has such a pro-growth, market-friendly candidate emerged as a ...

Brazil Candidates Take Last Jabs Before Tight Election Race Ends

Wall Street Journal: SÃO PAULO, Brazil—President Dilma Rousseff sought to widen her lead over conservative candidate Aécio Neves in the final sprint to Sunday's election, an event that carries big stakes for an economy sputtering amid global declines in commodity prices.

Rousseff up, Neves reeling as Brazil heads to run-off

After a no-holds-barred campaign, Brazil's leftist leader Dilma Rousseff is the favorite heading into a presidential run-off election Sunday against bruised center-right challenger Aecio Neves. As the hard-fought race to lead the world's seventh-largest economy entered the final stretch, two opinion polls released Thursday gave Rousseff -- looking to extend 12 years of Workers' Party (PT) rule ...

What Should Brazil's Next President Do?

New York Times: President Dilma Rousseff is facing a runoff on Oct. 26, in one of the most tightly contested presidential elections in Brazil. A surge in support for her main opponent, Aécio Neves, reflects widespread disenchantment among many voters with her and the ...

Forecasting the Brazilian election

The runoff in the presidential election in Brazil will take place this weekend between the incumbent President Dilma Roussef (PT) and challenger Aécio Neves (PSDB). According to the conventional wisdom, the runoff is supposedly too close to call. Even ...

On the RiskMap Radar: Ebola's Impact, Lower Oil Prices and Brazil Votes

Forbes: LONDON and NEW YORK – As global fears escalate over the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, companies are beginning to take stock over what the public health crisis means for their business operations. A few months ago West Africa's emerging markets were ...

Brazil election: Class divides voters

People divided ahead of Brazil election run-off

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Brazil's Embraer unveils new KC-390 military transport

Business Insider: Gavião Peixoto (Brazil) (AFP) - Brazilian planemaker Embraer unveiled its new KC-390 military transport Tuesday as the country expands its foray into the global security and defense air transport market. Developing the KC-390, the biggest plane Embraer ...

Brazil's Embraer unveils new KC-390 military transport

Gavião Peixoto (Brazil) (AFP) - Brazilian planemaker Embraer unveiled its new KC-390 military transport Tuesday as the country expands its foray into the global security and defense air transport market.

THIAGO SILVA AND LUCAS..

Thiago Silva and Lucas back in Brazil squad

USA TODAY: SAO PAULO (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain players Thiago Silva and Lucas are back in Brazil's squad for friendlies against Turkey and Austria next month. It's their first callups by Dunga since he became coach after the World Cup. Thiago Silva was captain ...

Thiago Silva and Lucas Moura return to Brazil squad

Goal.com: Paris Saint-German duo Thiago Silva and Lucas Moura were named in Dunga's latest Brazil squad on Thursday. The Selecao meet Turkey in Istanbul on November 11 before a clash with Austria in Vienna on November 18. Former captain Thiago Silva has ...

Thiago Silva and Lucas back in Brazil squad

SAO PAULO (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain players Thiago Silva and Lucas are back in Brazil's squad for friendlies against Turkey and Austria next month.

AGAINST TURKEY AND AUSTRIA..

Dunga Relies on 'Gringos' for Last Brazil Squad Announcement of 2014

Bleacher Report: It's time to give the gringos a go. As far as Brazilian footballers go, anyway. Dunga made his final squad announcement this year for the Selecao's upcoming friendlies against Turkey and Austria without a home-based player in sight. In addition, these ...

PRESIDENT DILMA ROUSSEFF..

Real Drops to Lowest Since 2008 as Rousseff Leads in Voter Polls

Bloomberg: Brazil's real fell for a fourth straight day in the longest stretch of losses in a month after polls showed President Dilma Rousseff led Senator Aecio Neves three days before the election runoff. The real declined 0.4 percent to 2.4978 per dollar at 5 ...

Brazil real slumps to 2005 low, Bovespa erases 2014 gains

Reuters: RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The Brazilian real on Thursday slumped to a 9-1/2-year low while the Bovespa stock index erased its 2014 gains as investors feared President Dilma Rousseff may defeat market-favorite candidate Aecio Neves in Sunday's ...

Economic bounce, tough campaign point to Rousseff win in Brazil

Reuters: MATEUS LEME Brazil (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff looks positioned to narrowly win a second term on Sunday thanks to a slight rebound in the economy and her success in portraying her rival as an elitist who would take Brazil back to a more ...

Rousseff edges ahead in polls days before Brazil election run-off

euronews: Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is emerging as the slight favourite ahead of Sunday's election decider. The incumbent has been comforted by several opinion polls giving her a slight edge over her rival Aecio Neves. Rousseff's last week of campaigning ...

Brazil ETFs Limp Into Election Weekend

By the looks of the recent price action in Brazil exchange traded funds, financial markets are pricing in the result of Sunday’s runoff election between President Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aecio Neves. ...

Brazil's president widens lead in polls ahead of Sunday vote

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff has a clear lead over opposition candidate Aecio Neves and would win Sunday's presidential election runoff by six to eight percentage points, two opinion polls showed on Thursday. In Brazil's tightest election in decades, the leftist incumbent's aggressive campaign against pro-business senator Neves has succeeded in bolstering her ...

Economic bounce, tough campaign point to Rousseff win in Brazil

By Brian Winter MATEUS LEME Brazil (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff looks positioned to narrowly win a second term on Sunday thanks to a slight rebound in the economy and her success in portraying her rival as an elitist who would take Brazil back to a more heartless era. Rousseff, a leftist, has a lead of about 4 percentage points in polls against Senator Aecio Neves of the centrist ...

LOWER MIDDLE CLASS..

Brazil Race Hinges on Appeal to Lower Middle Class

ABC News: The tightest and most unpredictable presidential election since Brazil's return to democracy three decades ago is now in the hands of lower middle class voters like those debating in Lena's Salon, who represent 35 percent of the electorate and remain ...

Brazil race hinges on appeal to lower middle class

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The debate boiled in Lena's Salon in Rio's Cantagalo slum, as patrons argued about who should win Sunday's presidential election.

IN BRAZIL..

British man shot dead in Brazil bar robbery

Telegraph.co.uk: A spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national on 22 October in Brazil and are providing consulate assistance to the family at this difficult time." The case was registered with police as robbery and is also being investigated by the ...

Brazil's election is a geopolitical turning point

The Guardian: One of the most popular novels in Brazil these days is the wonderfully titled I Would Receive the Worst News From Your Beautiful Lips. It tells the story of a journalist who travels to a Brazilian town dominated by a mining company, reminiscent of ...

The largest city in Brazil is running dangerously low on water

Vox: São Paulo, in southeast Brazil, is the largest city in South America and the 7th largest metropolitan region in the world, with more than 21 million people. It's the engine behind Brazil's richest state, which is responsible for one-third of the ...

Presidential Challenger in Brazil Forced to Carry On Without Lindsay Lohan's

New York Times: If he is going to unseat Brazil's first female president, however, Mr. Neves will have to do so without the endorsement of the American actress Lindsay Lohan. A spokeswoman for the actress clarified on Wednesday that “a tweet declaring Ms. Lohan's ...

Monsanto, soy exporter royalties dispute rages on in Brazil

The majority of soy exporting firms in Brazil have still not agreed to collect royalties for seed giant Monsanto Co, threatening sales of up to a quarter of the country's soy crop, industry association Abiove said on Thursday. A small, local exporter told Reuters earlier this month it had agreed to police farmers' royalty payments on Monsanto's new Intacta RR2 Pro seeds in exchange for a fee ...

Neves Win in Brazil Would End Alliances Built by Lula

Aecio Neves, presidential candidate for the Brazilian Social Democracy Party, known as PSDB, right, waves to supporters during a campaign rally in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 19, 2014.

UFO turns night into day in Brazil - Openminds.tv

A flash of light in northern Brazil was so bright that it illuminated the sky, temporarily making the dark night sky as bright as day. Multi-colored explosion seen in Brazil . The incident occurred on the night of Wednesday, October ...

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