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With Brazil's Petrobras under fire for corruption, have Brazilians had enough?
Brazil's leading Worker's Party is under intense scrutiny this week amid Senate hearings and mounting allegations of corruption at Petrobras, the state-run oil company. This is the second high-profile corruption scandal to plague the ruling party in the past decade. In recent weeks, pressure on the Worker’s Party (PT) has mounted amid allegations that Petrobras paid nearly triple the market rate ...(4/18/2014 9:49:07 AM)
Brazil police strike ends after looting, 39 deaths
Salvador (Brazil) (AFP) - Troops patrolled the World Cup host city of Salvador on Thursday after a deadly orgy of violence triggered by a police strike less than two months before thousands of fans descend on the coastal Brazilian metropolis for the football extravaganza. Thirty-nine deaths and widespread looting of supermarkets, pharmacies and electronics stores were reported in a 48-hour crime ...(4/17/2014 4:37:42 PM)
Brazil jobless rate drops in March as fewer people seek work
Brazil's jobless rate dropped unexpectedly in March as fewer people sought jobs, highlighting a trend that has helped keep unemployment near record lows despite weak economic growth. Brazil's non-seasonally-adjusted jobless rate declined in March to 5.0 percent from 5.1 percent in February, statistics agency IBGE said on Thursday. In March 2013, Brazil's jobless rate stood at 5.7 percent.(4/17/2014 2:45:24 PM)
Why Brazil's Unemployment Rate Is So Low
Brazil's labor force participation rate is lower than the U.S. rate at the height of the financial crisis in 2008-09.(4/17/2014 7:50:43 PM)
Two worlds collide as Brazil footballers push for reform
Brazil's old guard may hold sway with 73-year-old Marco Polo del Nero confirmed as the man to succeed octagenarian Jose Maria Marin as head of the Brazilian football Confederation. But if the game's hierarchy remains in place pressure to reform the domestic game is mounting from the bottom up via player pressure group Bom Senso (Common sense) FC.(4/17/2014 8:22:16 PM)
Brazil's Rousseff looks weak, but so do her election rivals
By Brian Winter SAO PAULO (Reuters) - With Brazil's economy struggling, a scandal at its state-run oil company and nearly three-quarters of voters saying they want change from their government, President Dilma Rousseff looks vulnerable in her bid for re-election this October. Senator Aecio Neves and former governor Eduardo Campos, who are both running on centrist, pro-business platforms, have ...(4/16/2014 11:50:34 AM)
Farmers Seeking Heat Relief Signal Brazil Climate Peril
Brazil may see a mass migration of crops and farm workers from huge swaths of currently tillable lands to more temperate zones as global warming takes hold, according to leading climate experts in the country.(4/16/2014 11:24:02 PM)
Brazil looks to swap World Cup publicity for carbon credits
By Marcelo Teixeira SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil, looking to offset the carbon emissions generated by construction, travel and other activities related to hosting the 2014 Soccer World Cup, said on Tuesday it wants holders of United Nations-backed carbon credits to swap them for publicity during the games. The World Cup begins June 12 and Brazil's Environment Ministry said it has launched a ...(4/15/2014 7:01:13 PM)
Brazil's Anti-FIFA Protests: Not Little, But Definitely Late
Why Brazil is better than the anti-FIFA protesters think.(4/16/2014 3:10:53 PM)
Brazil Spinal Surgery Market Outlook to 2020
NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Brazil Spinal Surgery Market Outlook to 2020 ...(4/17/2014 11:53:00 AM)
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