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Mercosur mulls focus on arms suppliers to fight crime, trafficking

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Latin America's increasingly ambitious Mercosur regional bloc is aiming to focus on small arms suppliers that are seen behind the continent's endemic and seemingly insurmountable problem of violent crime.
Brazil stirs up furor over giant dam, Rio de Janeiro slum

Brazil stirs up furor over giant dam, Rio de Janeiro slum

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is storing up more political trouble over police action to push through a face-lift of slums and over a giant dam project that defies a growing body of critics.

More snags in Brazil's war on corruption

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Brazil's war on corruption is hitting more snags as the influential and powerful among those accused begin to fight back against both the government and the media.
Gripen upgrade likely to heat up FX-2 race

Gripen upgrade likely to heat up FX-2 race

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Saab's upgrade of its Gripen fighter's engine gives the Swedish defense manufacturer an edge in the race to win Brazil's multibillion-dollar FX-2 fighter competition.

Judiciary, Rousseff on collision course

BRASILIA, Brazil, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Brazil's judiciary and government are on a collision course as the debate over a multibilion dollar giant dam heats up.
Obama's schedule for Tuesday, Sept. 20

Obama's schedule for Tuesday, Sept. 20

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- President Obama is in New York Tuesday, meeting other world leaders ahead of the opening of the U.N. General Session, the White House said.
Countdown to World Cup 2014 begins

Countdown to World Cup 2014 begins

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Brazil's president this week declared the official countdown to the 2014 World Cup to be under way.

Brazil oil bonanza triggers royalties war

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Brazil's oil bonanza is threatening to ignite a royalties war between the country's oil-producing states and other regions not blessed with hydrocarbon reserves.

Brazilians vent anger over corruption

BRASILIA, Brazil, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Brazilians' anger over corruption in government departments and the legislature spilled into the streets in an ironic twist to a campaign spearheaded by President Dilma Rousseff and increasingly seen to be spinning out of her control.
Canadian PM talks business in Brazil

Canadian PM talks business in Brazil

BRASILIA, Brazil, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper promoted further trade and economic ties between Brazil and Canada in Sao Paulo for a second day Tuesday.

Brazil's arms buying up for review again

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Brazil's multibillion dollar defense acquisition program is up for review again after the latest high-profile departure from President Dilma Rousseff's Cabinet.

Canada's Harper in South America

BRASILIA, Brazil, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, packing a let's-make-a-deal attitude, arrived in Brazil Sunday to start a four-nation Latin America trade tour.

Brazil starts building Scorpene-class subs

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 19 (UPI) -- Brazil has started building four conventional submarines in preparation for developing technological capability to build a nuclear one with French help.

Mercosur pushes for early EU trade pact

ASUNCION, Paraguay, June 30 (UPI) -- Latin America's Mercosur trade bloc is impatient for progress on free-trade talks with the European Union to lead to an early agreement, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said.
Brazil seals new deals with China

Brazil seals new deals with China

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 13 (UPI) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her 300-strong team sealed a much publicized strategic partnership with China, including deals that secure China's position as the main partner and investor in the Latin American country.
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Brazil's national flag flies over Tiananmen Square's north rostrum as Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff visits Beijing on April 12, 2011. Rousseff is on a five-day state visit to China, during which she will push for a series of trade and investment deals. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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