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UPDATE 3-Units of Brazil's OAS file for bankruptcy protection amid scandal

Reuters: Brazilian police raided OAS headquarters in São Paulo late last year and arrested several executives, including the head of its main construction division, as part of a far-reaching investigation known in Brazil as "Operation Car Wash." The Petrobras ...

Rousseff Says Will Do What It Takes to Meet Brazil Fiscal Target

Bloomberg: Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's president, speaks during an interview in Brasilia, Brazil, on March, 31. Rousseff said her government will do whatever it takes to meet its fiscal target this year, hours after surprising analysts with a budget deficit that was ...

Rising Inflation Fails To Deter Equity Markets in Brazil

Brazil’s inflation rate currently stands at 7.7%, according to the February reading reported by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics.

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Petrobras will not sell distribution arm -board member

Reuters: Sinedino also pointed to potential conflicts of interest on the company's next board, citing the nomination of Vale SA Chief Executive Murilo Ferreira as chairman and the selection of the president of Brazil's national development bank BNDES, Luciano ...

Brazil's Petrobras will not sell distribution arm -board member

Petrobras, Brazil's state-run oil company, will not sell its fuel distribution arm as part of its ongoing asset sale plan, company board member Silvio Sinedino said on Tuesday. Sinedino, who represents Petrobras workers' interests on the board and is one of three members not appointed by the government, said that in addition Petrobras is getting rid of third-party contractors to save costs ...

In Fiscal Setback, Brazil Posts Primary Deficit for February

Wall Street Journal: BRASÍLIA—Brazil took a step back in February on efforts to boost government savings, a cornerstone of Finance Minister Joaquim Levy's plan to bring Latin America's largest economy back to balance. The Brazilian government recorded a 2.3 billion ...

Brazil ETFs Look for Better Things in Q2

ETF Trends: The Market Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: BRF) and the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ), the largest and most heavily traded Brazil ETF, are poised to rank among the 10 worst non-leveraged ETFs in the first quarter. BRF and ...

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FIRMINO CAME OFF THE BENCH..

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ESPN FC: Roberto Firmino came off the bench to score a second-half winner as Brazil beat South American rivals Chile 1-0 in a friendly at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium. Neymar, Alexis Sanchez, Philippe Coutinho and Arturo Vidal were all on display in North London ...

Brazil edge Chile on late Firmino goal, Lacazette leads France past Denmark

ESPN FC: Roberto Firmino came off the bench to score a second-half winner as Brazil beat South American rivals Chile 1-0 in a friendly at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium. Neymar, Alexis Sanchez, Philippe Coutinho and Arturo Vidal were all on display in north London ...

Dunga hails players for restoring Brazil's footballing pride

Dunga says Brazil's renaissance under his leadership has been sparked by the players' burning desire to make amends for their country's World Cup humilation. Dunga's side secured their eighth successive victory since last year's World Cup as Roberto Firmino came off the bench to seal a 1-0 win over south American rivals Chile in a feisty friendly at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on Sunday. It was ...

CAME FROM BEHIND TO BEAT FRANCE..

France lose for the first time since the 2014 World Cup

BBC Sport: Brazil recorded their seventh successive victory since their 2014 World Cup humiliation as they came from behind to beat France in Paris. Raphael Varane powerfully headed in Mathieu Valbuena's left-wing corner to put the French ahead. But Oscar ...

Dunga delight as Brazil down France 3-1

Brazil coach Dunga was delighted with the character shown by his side as they came from behind to beat France 3-1 in a friendly in Paris on Thursday to continue their impressive post-World Cup form. The Selecao recovered from falling behind to a Raphael Varane header in the first half at the Stade de France to equalise through Oscar just prior to half-time, before goals from captain Neymar and ...

EX PRESIDENT CARDOSO TO DEFEND JAILED..

Brazil's ex-President Cardoso to defend jailed Venezuelan opposition leaders

Fox News: FILE - In this July 10, 2012, file photo, former Brazil President Fernando Henrique Cardoso speaks after receiving the Kluge prize for lifetime achievement in the study of humanity from James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, during a ceremony ...

Brazil's ex-President Cardoso to defend jailed Venezuelans

U-T San Diego: FILE - In this July 10, 2012, file photo, former Brazil President Fernando Henrique Cardoso speaks after receiving the Kluge prize for lifetime achievement in the study of humanity from James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, during a ceremony ...

Brazil's Ex-President Cardoso to Defend Jailed Venezuelans

Brazil's ex-President Cardoso to defend jailed Venezuelan opposition leaders

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France v Brazil: Preview

ESPN FC: Former Brazil captain Thiago Silva is hopeful of starting his first international match since last summer's World Cup humiliation on 'home' soil when the Selecao take on France in a friendly in Paris on Thursday. The Paris St Germain centre-back looks ...

Dunga pleased with Brazil as they down France 3-1

Brazil coach Dunga was delighted with the character shown by his side as they came from behind to beat France 3-1 in a friendly in Paris on Thursday to continue their impressive post-World Cup form. The Selecao recovered from falling behind to a Raphael Varane header in the first half at the Stade de France to equalise through Oscar just prior to half-time, before goals from captain Neymar and ...

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Dunga happy with Brazil's response after 2014 World Cup humiliation

ESPN FC: "I am very happy with the players' reaction since the World Cup and how the players are dealing with everything after the World Cup," Dunga said. "They are determined to change what has happened in the past." Chile, who haven't beaten Brazil in 14 ...

World Cup leaves Brazil with bus depots and empty stadiums

BBC Sport: Since exiting their own World Cup in unforgettably humiliating fashion, hammered 7-1 by eventual champions Germany, Brazil have recovered a degree of self-esteem with seven successive victories, most recen tly a 3-1 win over France on Thursday.

Duarte: Dunga is turning Brazil around

ESPN FC (blog): To a certain extent, it was laughable that so many Brazilian media outlets referred to the 1998 World Cup final during the build-up and post-match reaction of France vs. Brazil's recent friendly. Even if Brazil had won 18-0, instead of the 3-1 result ...

Coutinho primed to grasp Brazil chance

Liverpool FC: Simply being in and around the Brazil national squad is a dream accomplished for Philippe Coutinho, but that does not mean the Liverpool No.10 is going to settle for what he has. After the raw disappointment of missing out on the World Cup in his own ...

Brazil unenthused despite Dunga winning run

Brazilian media were unenthused Monday by an eighth straight friendly success under new coach Dunga, who is steadily repairing the morale of a Selecao shattered by last July's World Cup exit to Germany. Sunday's 1-0 win over Chile at the Emirates Stadium came hot on the heels of a 3-1 success over France at the Stade de France, scene of the South Americans' 1998 World Cup final implosion. The ...

Brazil sink feisty Chile to continue winning run

By Tom Hayward Roberto Firmino's goal gave Brazil a 1-0 victory over Chile in a feisty friendly at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium on Sunday, their eighth successive win since last year's disappointing World Cup campaign. Firmino, a 61st-minute substitute, burst clear after 73 minutes and expertly rounded Chile keeper Claudio Bravo before dispatching a simple finish into the empty goal. Brazil ...

Firmino earns Brazil 1-0 win over Chile in friendly match

LONDON (AP) — Brazil kept up its resurgence since last year's World Cup by beating Chile 1-0 in an ill-tempered friendly on Sunday, with substitute Roberto Firmino's second-half goal clinching an eighth straight victory in Dunga's second spell as coach.

IN BRAZIL..

​Android Auto to arrive in Brazil in 2015

ZDNet: Google's in-car system Android Auto should be available to Brazilian consumers in the second half of 2015. Android Auto product manager Daniel Holle told Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo that the launch is planned for later in the year, however a ...

In Brazil's favelas, being a statistic is actually a good thing

PBS NewsHour: Edwards came up with the idea for Mobile Metrix during some early travels to Brazil. She had asked different government agencies for the population of one particular community and got two wildly different answers of 5,000 and 60,000 people. “That was ...

UPDATE 1-VW halts production for three weeks at Brazil plant - union

Reuters: The Up was the ninth most sold car in Brazil in January and February, selling at about half the pace of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' market-leading Palio. Volkswagen's weak start to the year has seen it slip into third place in Brazil by sales, behind ...

Brazil's Pots And Pans Clamor For Progress

Forbes: NEW YORK – The Petrobras scandal in Brazil has metastasized beyond President Dilma Rousseff's control, bringing Brazilians back onto the streets in a groundswell of discontent. This latest iteration of the “panelaço,” that distinctly Latin American ...

Alcoa's Brazil aluminum smelter latest victim of high costs

Aluminum maker Alcoa Inc said on Monday it will shut its only remaining smelter in Brazil, the latest victim of a toxic mix of weak metal prices and high energy costs. Despite tight regional supplies, the plant, with capacity to produce 74,000 tonnes of aluminum per year, is the third to close in Brazil in the past year. The closure will cut Brazil's annual production to under 900,000 tonnes ...

Brazil's Pots And Pans Clamor For Progress

By Andrew DeSimone NEW YORK – The Petrobras scandal in Brazil has metastasized beyond President Dilma Rousseff’s control, bringing Brazilians back onto the streets in a groundswell of discontent. This latest iteration of the “panelaço,” that distinctly Latin American form of mass protest by banging pots and pans, served to mute [...]

Women in Brazil are pulling an amazing face to fend off street

THIS IS HOW you stop street harassment in Brazil , and it's an online campaign that is gathering momentum all the time. Last week, Brazilian woman Débora Adorno was walking through the streets of Belo Horizonte – a large ...

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